Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Padres-L-Arizona (4-2)…Padres bullpen lets team down..Emilio Pagan-Kirby Yates give up combined 4R-4H-3W in 8th and 9th innings as D-Backs rally for win…Arizona OF-David Peralta key RBI-single in 9th…game saving catch at wall in bottom of 9th…Padres waste strong 5-inning 1-run outing from starter Garrett Richards…San Diego had bases loaded in 1st and 2nd inning-not score…had 10-walks in game could not get key hits…Eric Hosmer HR..Greg Garcia RBI single in loss…Friars (2-1) on season.

Padres…Weekend batting averages…Tommy Pham (.222)…Manny Machado (.182)..Jurickson Profar (.150)..Wil Myers (.111)..Austin Hedges (.000)

San Diego-Diamondbacks..Monday matchup…Zach Davies-or-Joey Luchessi-vs-Luke Weaver in 1:10pm season finale.

Padres..Eric Hosmer..back in starting lineup after stomach ailment on Saturday.

Padres..Wil Myers compliments Manager Jayce Tingler about ‘plate patience’ make pitcher work strike zone-increase workloads…Madison Bumgarner threw 100-pitches opening day..Robbie Ray 97 in his start….Zac Gallen 87 in Sunday start..Padres had 18-walks in first 18-innings of season.

Padres…Trent Grisham-Tom Pham-Jurickson Profar on base 12-times in 24-plate appearances in opening two games…Big hits..Wil Myers 3R-HR..Eric Hosmer 6RBI..Manny Machado HR to start season…in first 2-wins.

Padres..2B-Jorge Mateo reports after Virus outbreak..assigned to work with taxi squad at USD.


Dodgers-Giants…San Francisco-LA tied (1-1)  in 3rd at press time…Cody Bellinger RBI-single…LA lefthander Julio Urias first start of season

Dodgers..Off day Monday then begin 9-game road trip in Houston on Tuesday.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw continues long toss in outfield-making progress from minor back issue weightlifting


Angels-L-A’s (6-4)…P-Shohei Ohtani-1st start since elbow surgery in 2018 does not record an out in 5-run 1st inning…gets pulled allowing 5R-4H-3W in 7-batters faced…Halos fall to (1-2)…..

Halos-Athletics…Wrap up series with Monday afternoon game.



Yankees-W-Washington..Gleyber Torres HR..Luke Voit HR
Red Sox-L-Orioles..Rio Ruis-Anthony Santander 2R-HRs
Mets-L-Braves..Atlanta scores 7R-early off starter Ric Porcello
Phillies-L-Marlins..Brian Anderson 3R-HR..Mel Rojas 3R-HR-Miami..
Reds-L-Tigers..CJ Cron 2R-HR for Detroit..Trevor Bauer 13Ks in loss
Indians-W-Royals..Jose Ramirez 3R-HR..solo HR for Tribe
Rays-W-Blue Jays..Kevin Kiermaier 2R-triple for Tampa
Twins-W-White Sox..Jake Cave Grand Slam HR..Nelson Cruz 7RBIs
Astros-L-Mariners..Kyle Lewis 2R-single in rallying Seattle
Cardinals-L-Pirates..Jose Osuna 2R-HR..Colin Moran HR
Cubs-W-Brewers..Anthony Rizzo-Ian Happ HRs
Rockies-W-Texas..Trevor Story HR-2R-HR.



Houston..P-Justin Verlander-strained forearm-elbow injury-will miss the season

Texas..P-Corey Kluber leaves game in 1st inning with shoulder tightness

Toronto..P-Ken Giles injures elbow pitching in relief

Marlins..1st team with crisis..C-Jorge Alfaro..P-Jose Urena..1B-Garrett Cooper..Harold Ramirez  all test positive on road trip this weekend..Players may be forced to quarantine in hotel in Philadelphia..Team did not fly out of Philadelphia on Sunday night.

Reds..3B-Mike Moustakas on DL with positive test..3B-Matt Davidson tests positive.

Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg out of rotation-gets cortisone injection for pinched nerve in wrist.

Washington..DL-P-Roenis Elias-elbow injury

Red Sox..P-Eduardo Rodriguez to see specialist..had Virus in spring being treated for inflammation in heart muscle.

Atlanta..C-Travis D’Arnaud-Ty Flowers both isolated-testing positive for virus opening day.

Indians..DL-OF-Tyler Naquin-broken toe from foul ball.

Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco-cleared after passing virus tests
Tampa Bay..OF-Austin Meadows rejoins team after virus tests
Houston..1B-Yordan Alvarez..P-Jose Urquidy cleared practice
Houston..DL-SS-Alemys Diaz.


(Roster Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-3B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates-Tigers
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Robert Stock-ex Padres
Giants..Sign FA-C-Chris Herrmanns-ex White Sox
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Fernado Abad-ex Phillies
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Stephen Gonsalves-ex Mets
Cubs..Sign FA-2B-Derrick Dietrich-ex Reds
Phillies..Sign..FA-1B-Phil Gosselin-ex Arizona
Atlanta..Sign FA-OF-Scott Schebler-ex Reds
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Ryan LaMarre-ex Twins
Texas..Release P-Cody Allen.
Yankees..OptionOF-Clint Frazier to taxi squad
Milwaukee..DFA-P-Mike Morin



MLB..Announce have given players (32,640) tests since opening spring training…84-positive tests up thru Saturday.

MLB..Sent officials to Buffalo Bisons Stadium to begin preparations for hosting Toronto Blue Jays home games starting Thursday…upgrades lighting and clubhouses and security.

Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright writes letter to teammates saying how much he has learned about ‘Black Lives Matter’ after meeting with Dexter Fowler…”feels a responsibility to make different for his family, his teammates, the organization, his community”

Yankees..Invite President Trump to throw out 1st pitching this Thursday at home opener.

Cleveland…elect to wear blue road jerseys ‘Cleveland’ on front instead of home jersey’s ‘Indians’ script on front.

Arizona..Mourns passing longtime Dominican scout Johan Maya from covid.

Washington…C-Tres Barrera hit with 80-game suspension for steroid violation.



(Roster Moves)

Seattle-Jets…Blockbuster trade….Seahawks acquire Pro Bowl S-Jamal Adams and #4 pick…for #1-#1-#3 and S-Brad McDougald…Adams had insulted coach Adam Gase and demanded a trade after Jets refused to renegotiate the final 2-years of his contract.

Chiefs…Pro Bowl OG-Laurent Tardif-opts out of season to continue working as a doctor at hospital in Montreal…’Follow my conviction in medicine’

Giants..Sign FA-K-Chandler Catanzano-ex Arizona Cardinals
Bears-Miami..Trade..Chicago deals TE-Aaron Shaheen for #7
Miami..Release QB-Jake Rudock-ex Michigan
Arizona..Release TE-Parker Houston-ex Aztecs
Patriots..Release CB-Lenzy Pipkens
Giants..Release K-Aldrick Rosas-had off season DUI incident
Rams..Release WR-Greg Dortch-ex Jets
Patriots..Release LB-Kyava Tezino-ex Aztecs
Seattle..Release C-Joey Hunt..DE-Brandon Jackson..4.6M-cap savings
Tennessee..Release OG-Zac Kerin
Washington..Release DT-Jeremy Vujnovich
Miami..Release De-Avery Moss
Cleveland..IR-RB-Dontrelle Hillaird with covid virus issues



NFL..Upgrades health protocols-Bans players from night clubs..concerts..indoor restaurants..indoor church services..bars…indoor parties..theatres.

NFL..Bans teams from conducting any type of free agent tryouts with unsigned players for time being.

NFL..Confirms 12 players tested positive last week.

NFL-Union reach agreement on CBA and Testing plans
..Players tested 3-times in 5-days..will do virtual classroom work
..Players report facility Day #5 for 8-days conditioning-classroom work
..Players then allowed 4-days walkthrus and classroom work
..Players go thru 14-days padded practices end of August
..Teams open with 90-man rosters..cut to 80-players before pad drills
..Readjust salary cap..Stays 198M this year..drops 175M next year
..4B-in revenue losses will be averaged out over 5-year span
..Season stopped-players remaining salaries will be ‘deferred’ over 5Y
..Players High Risk-opt out get 350,000 stipend and 1-year FA-time
..Players opt out family issues get 150,000 but no FA service time
..Eliminate bonus pay for Pro Bowl players

Patriots..Announce they will go to ‘split squad workouts’ to start camp..separating offense from defense.

Chargers…Sign #1 pick-QB-Justin Herbert (4Y-26M)…LB-Kenneth Marshall (4Y-13M)…RB-Josh Kelly (4Y-9M)…all draft picks signed and reporting to camp.

Baltimore..OT-DJ Fluker files police report-victim of domestic abuse..Female partner arrested for assault.

Raiders..Former WR-Martavis Bryant remains suspended-did not file for reinstatement.

Chicago…Hire CFL-Hall of Fame QB-Henry Burris for coaching internship.

CFL…Facing Go-No Go decision end of this week if hopes to play 8-game schedule in September-October…Canadian government yet to decide on request for 40M-financial aid to pay players.

CFL..discussing demand that players from US be quarantined for 14-days..could impact 120-import players on 9-teams.


(College Football)

NCAA-Board of Governors…Tables decision on postponing season till August 4th meeting.

Michigan State-Rutgers…shutdown off season conditioning because of positive tests of players.

SEC-ACC-Big 12…will announce schedule plans before July 31st.

Kickoff Classic-Atlanta….says it may cancel 3-intersectional games if fans are not allowed to attend games…Have scheduled Virginia-Georgia..North Carolina-Auburn..Florida State-West Virginia in Georgia Dome…

USD…Loses game with Georgetown on schedule-Hoyas cancel season

Pioneer League..Dayton loses 2-non conference games…Davidson has 3-teams cancel games.

Ohio Athletic Conference..cancels season..league includes Division III power Mt-Union
Old Dominion Conference..cancels Division III schedule-league includes Washington & Lee



LA Clippers….G-Lou Williams to be quarantined 10-days-will miss start of NBA restart…violated NBA rules by leaving Bubble for family matter but was at Atlanta strip club…Could be fined.

Clippers..Practicing with just 10-players because of illness issues and players leaving bubble..or yet to report

Clippers..G-Landry Shamet…C-Ivica Zubak both report to Orlando for intake testing…had tested positive in LA weeks ago.

Lakers..C-Anthony Davis-leaves practice-poked in eye.
76ers..C-Joel Embid-calf injury in practice

Indiana..F-Domantas Sabonis-sprains foot

Dallas..G-Trey Burks cleared to practice after tests
Denver..F-Michael Porter cleared to join team
Sacramento..F-Harrison Barnes reports to team after tests
Houston..G-Austin Rivers returns to team after leaving bubble
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson returns after 8-day absence family.

NY Knicks…Hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach…gets 5Y-contract..former coach Chicago Bulls.



Toronto..Longtime popular Leaf Eddie Shack passes away (83Y) after long battle with cancer…Played for Leafs for 9-years…won 4-Stanley Cup rings…Played in league 16-years.

Buffalo..Longtime D-Dale Hawerchuk rehospitalized-battling stomach cancer for second times.

Penguins..C-Sidney Crosby returns to practice after minor illness.

Chicago..G-Corey Crawford-cleared to practice after covid issue.
Montreal..D-Brett Kulak leaves team-positive test
Chicago..D-Brent Seabrook-opts out playing-virus concerns
Washington..G-Ilya Samsonov-will miss playoffs-groin injury
Boston..F-Ondrej Kase left off playoff roster-illness issue

Rangers..LW-Lias Anderson will not play in New York..signs to play for HV-71 Sweden.

Carolina…Loses draft pick Jack Drury-Harvard..signs to play for Vaxjo-Sweden.

Red Wings..Sending #1 pick Joe Valero to start season in Sweden along with former #1 pick Filip Zadena-starting in Czech Republic

Gulls..Lose D-Steve Ruggerio-signs to play for Adirondack Thunder-ECHL.

Arizona..Report GMo-John Chayda leaving team after 3-years…may be in line to become GM-Buffalo Sabres….Club accused Chayda of ‘quitting on his players as playoffs begin’…..Chayda said ‘working for new owner was impossible’..had 4Y left on his contract.



NASCAR…Maurice Petty-Hall of Fame engine builder passes away (83Y)…son of legend Lee Petty…brother of Richard Petty.

Formula 1…Cancels US Grand Prix-Austin, Texas…Canadian Grand Prix-Montreal…Mexico City Grand Prix….Brazilian Grand Prix because of virus outbreak in 3-countries.

Alex Zanardi..former Indy 500 driver taken back into Critical Care Unit in Italy…complications after 3-brain surgeries.


PGA Golf…3M-Open-Minnesota..
..Michael Thompson birdies 16-18..finishes 17-under par
..Robbie Shelton shoots 63-64-finishes second 18-under par

Tiger Woods…Pulls out World Golf Championships-Memphis with on going back issues…Has played 1-tourney in 5-months.


MLS Soccer…..LAFC moves to knockout round of tourney..will play Seattle this week..LA Galaxy eliminated-finish disappointing season (0-3-2).

MLS..Atlanta coach Frank DeBoer after upset loss in playoff tourney.


English Premier League-Scoreboard

Liverpool-W-Norwich…Finish season (31-3-3)..99-points
Manchester United-W-Leicester…score 71′-98′
Manchester City-W-Norwich..Kevin DeBruyne 2-goals

Hot Spur-W-Crystal Palace..Harry Kane game winner
Chelsea-W-Wolverhampton..Olivier Giroud goal
West Ham-Tie-Aston Villa..West Ham-Tying goal 85′
Bournemouth-W-Everton..Dom Solanke gave winning goal
Southampton-W-Sheffield..Che Adams 2-goals
Brighton-W-Burnley..aaron Connolly game winner

EPL..Final standings…Bournemouth..Watford..Norwich City all relegated out of Premier League..drop a division in standings.

USL..San Diego Loyal-W-Las Vegas Lights..G-Jon Kempin-4 saves…Loyal now (3-1-1)


Hawaii…Ironman Triathlon-scheduled October-then February-now cancelled.


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