Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on July 20th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres-Angels…Exhibition game-Petco Park (6:10pm) Monday night…Garett Richards will make start for San Diego…Padres play in Anaheim on Wednesday night…Bus up…take BP…play…bus home..will not use clubhouses.

Padres…P-Troy Wingenter undergoes elbow surgery-will miss 2020 and most of 2021 season…3rd reliever gone for year-joining Jose Castillo-Andres Munoz on disabled list.

Padres…Add OF-Abraham Almonte-ex Cubs…P-Jim Yacabonis-ex Brewers to 60-man roster in camp.

Padres-Cubs…P-Trevor Megill stays in Chicago in cash transaction..had been Rule V-draft pick.

Padres-Royals…P-Tim Hill reports to spring training camp after deal that sent OF-Franchy Cordero..P-Ron Bolonas to Kansas City..Hill joins Drew Pomeranz-Matt Strahm as left handed setup relievers.

Padres..2B-Jorge Mateo still not cleared to report to spring training…Team will ask for roster exemption because of positive covid test.

Padres…P-Dinelson Lamet clocked 96-98mph during 5-inning intrasquad stint..P-Adrian Morejon 4-solid innings.

Angels..3B-Anthony Rendon out of lineup-minor oblique issue.
Angels..P-Andrew Heaney-opening day starter-back stiffness.
Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani told will pitch every Sunday
Angels..P-Julio Teheran reports to camp-had Covid virus
Angels..2B-Matt Thaiss said he had virus effects for 4-weeks.
Angels..P-Justin Anderson-elbow surgery-out 12-to-14 months

Dodgers..OF-AJ Pollock confirms sick 3-weeks with virus…Baby born 3-months premature…in ICU but stable

Dodgers..Option P-Tony Gonsolin to Taxi squad
Dodgers..C-Kei Ruiz reports to camp after virus-likely headed to DL.

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(MLB)

Toronto…Canadian Federal Government ban Blue Jays from playing home games at Skydome…Blue Jays negotiating to move 30-home games to Buffalo Bisons Stadium….Not considering Dunedin spring training sight because of the severity of outbreak of virus in Florida….Government said having opposing teams enter and leave the country 13-times creates too great a risk…Blue Jays would have to enter and leave the country 8-times for road games.

MLB…Test Results…Last week (10,548) tests…6-positive results…in 3-weeks spring training (18,000) intake tests…8-positives.

Alex Rodriguez…Criticized by Union for public statement players should agree to a Revenue-Sharing plan and a Salary Cap…A-Rod made 441M in career as free agent, now wants to be an owner and supports Salary Cap.

White Sox..Owner Jerry Reinsdort confirms there will be front office cuts in baseball department in October.

Rick Reed…Longtime American League umpire passes away (70Y)

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Release relievers Bryan Shaw-Jake McGee…Colorado had given each pitcher 27M-deals two years ago.

A’s..Release 2B-Ryan Goins
Twins..Release P-Jhoulys Chacin

Arizona..Add FA-OF-Jon Jay to roster
Braves..Promote 1B-Yonder Alonso..P-Josh Tomlin to roster
Cubs..Add FA-2B-Jason Kipnis to roster
Mets..Add C-Rene Rivera to roster
Reds..DFA-OF-Scott Schleber-injury problems 2-years row
Mets..Release 1B-Matt Adams
Washington..Release P-Fernando Abad
Phillies..Release 2B-Logan Forsythe..P-Francisco Liriano
Yankees..Release P-Adam Warren
Tampa Bay..Release C-Chris Herrmann..OF-Ryan LaMarre

Yankees..P-Domingo German says he is not retiring..is serving 81-game suspension for domestic abuse..was (18-4) last year.

Red Sox..P-Collin McHugh-opts out of season..not fully recovered from elbow surgery
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(Injuries)

Atlanta..OF-Yasiel Puig tests positive..club voids contract
Atlanta..1B-Freddie Freeman reports to camp..had 104-degree fever
Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco tests positive
Tampa Bay..OF-Austin Meadows fails test
Tampa Bay..1B-Jose Martinez reports-passed test
Cardinals..P-Alex Reyes out of camp-tests positive
Tigers..DL-P-Jordan Zimmerman-forearm injury
Pirates..C-Luke Maile-out 3-months-surgery-fractured finger
Blue Jays..3B-Lourdes Gurriel-oblique injury
Mets..SS-Jed Lowrie-more leg issues-could be headed DL
Washington..OF-Victor Robles reports camp-after clean virus test
Orioles..OF-Dwight Smith passes test
Royals..P-Brad Keller reports camp-passed test
Phillies..P-Tommy Hunter passes test-reports to camp
White Sox..OF-Yoan Moncada reports to camp after test
A’s..P-Jesue Luzardo-passes test-arrives camp
Washington..2B-Howie Kendrick..OF-Juan Soto pass tests-report
Miami..DL-OF-Matt Joyce..Lew Brinson-failed tests

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……………….(FOOTBALL)……………..

NFL…Conference calls with CDC-Union over weekend….CDC approves NFL Health Care Plans

NFL..Informs Union camps for Rookies begin July 21st…QBs-Injured players July 23rd…Full Rosters-July 28th

NFL..League Medical officer approves 32-team Emergency Response plan for players.

NFL-Union…Informs players Opt Out Rules
..Deadline is August 1st-it is an irrevocable decision.
..Players get no salary-no service time towards free agency.
..Contract rolls over to 2021
..Players will retain bonuses paid already if season cancelled
..No payments if season cancelled before camps open
..No salaries if season cancelled during camps
..250,000 payment per player if cancelled before week one.
..Players get pro rated salaries if season cancelled during season

NFL-Union..Continue talks on financial issues
..Union demands daily testing..Owners offer every other day tests
..Union rejects salary formula if season is shutdown
..Discuss 90-or-80 man rosters
..Discuss unlimited number players put on-brought back from IR
..Union rejects 40M-budget cuts in salaries over next 2-years
..Union wants losses because of pandemic to be spread over 5-years
..Union wants to negotiate formula for losses to stabilize salary cap
..Owners say if season is cancelled during season-players salaries pro rated
..Union says owners have to pay full salaries once 1-game is played

Washington..Owner Daniel Snyder sends ‘memo’ to employees in wake of sexual abuse scandal..”No place in franchise nor society for this….Promise new leadership-new culture on team”

NFL..Statement on Washington crisis…”Take matters seriously..this is disturbing”….”This is contrary to NFL values”

NFL..Sources say NFL will take part in joint investigation with law firm on Redskins front office crisis.

NFL..Sources say Daniel Snyder is facing 3-to-5M fine from league but will not be forced to sell franchise.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis ‘pessemistic’ fans will be allowed in NFL stands this year

Raiders…Say August 22nd concert for Garth Brooks will go on as scheduled…65,000-tickets sold.

Green Bay…QB-Aaron Rodgers ends relationship with former Indy car driver Danica Patrick after two years.

Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth confirmed he-wife-children tested positive virus after meeting with relative at a luncheon.

Rams..WR-Cooper Kupp confirms he purchased 84,000-meals to feed families in LA-Ventura Counties.

CFL..Meets with Canadian Government officials to discuss request for 40M to pay players to have season.

CFL..Edmonton Eskimos decide to change name of franchise which has won 14-CFL Grey Cups.

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(College Football)

LSU..Coach Ed Ogeron says confident SEC will play games

Army-Navy…considering playing December 12th game-1 game season even if rest of schedule shut down

Indiana..Shuts down off season conditioning-6 positive tests

NCAA..Says it will give daily temperature checks
NCAA..Demands use of face shields on helmets

Arizona..LB-Tony Fields enters transfer portal
Utah State..QB-Henry Colombi to transfer
Virginia..Lands TE-Tony Poljan-transfer Central Michigan

Colonial Athletic Association..Cancels football season..League includes William & Mary..James Madison..New Hampshire..Maine…Joins Ivy League…Patriot League..MEAC..SIAC in cancelling season with likely move to spring

Austin Peay…Had suspended coach Mark Hudspeth for 20-days in spring before coach abruptly resigned…School says it was a conduct violation.

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…………………..(BASKETBALL)……………….

Lakers..C-Dwight Howard fined for not wearing mask in bubble…was turned in on NBA-Hotline..

Clippers..C-Montrzl Harrell leaves bubble with family crisis….Team now without Ivic Zuback..Landry Shamet and Harrell.

Houston..Report G-Russell Westbrook-not cleared testing protocol
Milwaukee..G-Eric Bledsoe-out of camp-yet to test clean
Denver..Has only 10-players to practice because of missing players
Washington..Sign FA-G-Jarrod Uthoff-ex Memphis Grizzlies
Brooklyn…Sign FA-F-Justin Anderson-ex 76ers

Suns..Dismiss 2-assistant coaches..Steve Blake..Larry Green

NBA..Announce exhibition games will be 40-minutes long..rather than 48 to allow players to ease into game situations.

NBA..Will allow 3-execs per team and a scout from each team to attend regular season games inside bubble.

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………………(HOCKEY)……………

Pittsburgh…C-Sidney Crosby leaves team scrimmage just 20-minutes in with either injury or illness.

Boston….F-David Pastrnak remains out of workouts-had been exposed to virus…9-other players isolated after contact with Pastrnak.

Edmonton…D-Caleb Jones fails test

Edmonton…F-Markus Granlund signs with KHL-Yulaev-Russia
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-D-Sean Day-ex Rangers high draft pick

Chicago Wolves..Longtime AHL coach Rocky Thompson quits to take NHL assistant job-San Jose.

Edmonton..Rogers Place Arena suffers water damage from leaks in roof after violent rain-hail storms.

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………………..(General)……………..

PGA…Memorial Tourney….Jon Rahm drops in 4-birdies in row…surges from 4-strokes back to take 4-stroke lead on Saturday…the survives 2-bogeys and double bogey on back nine on Sunday to hold onto win…had built 8-stroke lead saw it whittled to 3-strokes but held off Ryan Palmer.

..(277)..Jon Rahm..11-under
..(283)..Ryan Palmer
..(284)..Jason Day
..(286)..Tony Finau..shot 78-final day
..(289)..Xander Schauffele
..(292)..Rory McIlroy
..(294)..Tiger Woods
..(297)..Phil Mickelson..shot 78-final day

Tiger Woods…Plagued by back stiffness after 5-month layoff..5-bogeys-double bogey on Friday-struggled to make cut..had 3-bogeys and double bogey in 5-hole span on Sunday and struggled home (294)

Jack Nicklaus..confirmed he and wife tested positive for Covid virus..been housebound for 5-weeks.

NASCAR…Texas 500..Austin Dillon gambles on just 2-tire pit stop…then holds off challenges on 3-restarts to win…Race marred by 14-car crash involving front runner Ryan Blaney…Jimmie Johnson hits wall and then gets hit with 2-lap penalty in pits-race drought now at 112-races without a win.

Indy Car…Iowa 250..Simon Pagenaud wins Friday night race coming from 23rd spot on grid to winners circle.
Indy Car..Iowa 250…Pole sitter Josef Newgarden leads from start to finish to win Saturday race.

Formula 1…Hungarian Grand Prix….Lewis Hamilton dominates from pole…Wins race for career best 8th time..Max Verstappen crashed on formation lap before green flag dropped…came back to finish 2nd.

Formula 1…Confirm only 2-positive tests out of (4,997) tests in July.

MLS…LAFC-W-LA Galaxy…Diego Rossi scores 4-goals in blowout win…Galaxy lost Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez with calf injury in Thursday practice-will be out 4-weeks..already without Jon DeLos Santos.

MLS…Announce expansion into St-Louis..Charlotte..Sacramento delayed till 2022.

English FA Cup…Semi Finals..shocking upsets
..Arsenal-W-Manchester City..Pierre Aubameyang 2-goals in stunning win.
..Manchester United-L-Chelsea..Olivier Giroud-Mark Mount score goals in 45-46′ to lead Blue to upset win…Chelsea-Arsenal to play in Finals of FA Cup in August

English Premier League..Scoreboard
..Hot Spur-W-Leicester..Harry Kane score 22nd-23rd goals season
..Bournemouth-L-Southampton..Danny Ings goal for Saints
..Burnley-W-Norwich..Canaries take 2-red cards in loss-dropped 8-row

Watford..Fires coach Nigel Pearson with 2-matches left on schedule

Leeds United…Elevated to EPL for next year…had been relegated for 16-years..not been in EPL since 2003.

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