Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on August 10th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)……….

Padres-W-Arizona (9-5)..Padres hit 4-HRs off Madison Bumgarner in 2-innings..finish day with 6-homers in 3-innings…coast to lopsided win..Manny Machado 2-solo HRs..Fernando Tatis 2R-HR..Wil Myers 2R-HR…Francisco Mejia 2R-HR…Ty France solo HR…Lamets (6.2-inn-1R-11K)…Padres now (9-7) heading out on long road trip.

Padres-Dodgers..Begin tough 9-game road trip in Los Angeles..Garrett Richards (0-1)-vs-Dustin May (1-0).

Padres..P-Joey Luchessi remains with taxi squad..was optioned out on Friday with (8.44-ERA)…Also optioned was OF-Josh Naylor.

Padres..Option OF-Abraham Almonte back to taxi squad-was hitting (.118)…opens spot for 1B-Eric Hosmer coming off DL with stomach issues.

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Dodgers-W-Giants (6-2)…Mookie Betts-AJ Pollock crash 3R-HRs…LA now (11-5)…won 9-of-12 games.

Dodgers..MRI on SS-Corey Seager does not show damage to his back…Came out of lineup on Friday.

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Angels-L-Texas (7-3)…Rangers rip P-Andrew Heaney for 5R in 3innings…Rookie Jo Adell commits 4-base error drops flyball that bounces over fence…Angels now (5-11)….

Angels-A’s..Monday matchup..Julio Teheran (0-1)-vs-Sean Manaea (0-2)

Angels…District Attorney files Drug Trafficking charges against former Angels PR-Chief Eric Kay for purchase-distribution of Fentanyl-that led to death of P-Tyler Skaggs last July…Investigation showed Kay supplied painkillers and fentanyl to Skaggs the night he died..and had frequently made drug purchases and shared them…Angels say investigation showed no other players were involved in drug dealers and no front office executives were aware of Skaggs drug abuse….At least 4-Angels players questioned about knowledge of Skaggs drug use.

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(Scoreboard)

Orioles-Nationals..Baltimore led (5-2)..game suspended by rain..Orioles shell Stephen Strasburg (4inn-5R-7H) in first strart

Braves-W-Phillies..1st game..Ron Acuna 2R-HR
Braves-W-Phillies..2nd game..Ron Acuna solo HR-2R-HR in sweep..Atlanta now (11-6)

Marlins-L-Mets..Jeff McNeil 2RBI for NY..Miami falls (7-3)

Yankees-L-Rays..Mike Perez RBI single in 9th

Red Sox-W-Blue Jays..Mitch Moreland 2R-HR in 9th

Tigers-W-Pirates..Miggy Cabrera RBI single..Buccos (3-13)

Twins-L-Royals..Mikhail Franco solo HR

Reds-L-Brewers..Christian Yelich RBI triple..HR

Astros-L-A’s..Matt Chapman HR..Matt Olson 3R-HR..A’s won 9 row
..Game marred by bench clearing incident Astros threw at A’s Ramon Laureano..Astros coach came out of dugout to confront Laureano..A’s now (12-4)

Rockies-L-Mariners..Dylan Moore 2R-HR for Seattle..Rockies fall (11-4)

Indians-White Sox..Tribe led (5-4) in 11th in rain delay at Press Time

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(MLB)

MLB..Postpone Cardinals-Pirates series because of continued outbreak of virus on St-Louis roster..8-players..6-staff members have tested positive…Cardinals have now had 3-series in a row postponed..team has just (2-3) record.

St Louis..Report 9th player test positive

A’s…Meet but do not discipline coach Ryan Christenson who gave 2-Nazi salutes to players after win during game last week…has not been fined..has apologized.

Cleveland..Hitting coach Ty VanBurkleo-opts out with Covid issues

Miami..MLB reworks schedule because of cancellations..Marlins have to play 4-doubleheaders in 10-days…will play 27-games in 23-days…Phillies have to play 7-games in 5-day span.

Yankees..Confirm longtime 2nd baseman Horace Clark passes away (82Y)…played for Yankees for 10-years in 1960s-70s

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(Injuries)

Yankees..DL-OF-Giancarlo Stanton-hamstring
Twins..DL-SS-Josh Donaldson-calf
Reds..DL-3B-Mike Moustakas-quad
Royals..DL-P-Mike Montgomery-shoulder
Royals..DL-OF-Franchy Cordero-wrist
Mets..DL-P-Michael Wacha-shoulder
Giants..DL-P-Jeff Samardzija-shoulder impingement
Pirates..DL-OF-Phil Evans-concussion-broken jaw
Rays..DL-P-Oliver Drake-bicep
Miami..DL-P-Rob Bleier-elbow
Toronto.DL-P-Trent Thornton-elbow

Tampa Bay..DL-P-Yonny Chirinos
Tampa Bay..DL-OF-Manny Margot-covid virus
Rockies..DL-P-Chi Chi Rodriguez-bicep
Braves..DL-P-Chris Martin-throat injury

Astros..OF-George Springer-out of lineup-wrist
Reds..OF-Nick Senzel..P-Pedro Strop-groin injuries
Astros..1B-Yordan Alvarez-setback in rehab
Royals..Activate 2B-Hunter Dozier from covid list
Blue Jays..Activate P-Chase Anderson-shoulder

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(Roter Moves)

Indians..Remove P-Zach Plesac-sent home after violating health rules by leaving team hotel

Yankees..C-Chris Ianetta announces retirement

Braves..Sign FA-P-Robbie Erlin-ex Pirates
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Kelvin Herrera-ex White Sox-Royals
Giants..Sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill-ex Cubs-Padres
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Jorge Lopez-ex Royals
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Henderson Alvarez-ex Blue JKays

Astros..P-Kent Emmanuel-80G suspension-PED violation
Arizona..DFA-2B-Ilde Vargas despite hitting (.326) in minors

A’s-Reds..Trade..Oakland deals P-Mark Payton to Cincinnati
Giants-White Sox..Chicago deals OF-Luis Bessabe to SF

Reds..Callup P-Brandon Finnegan
Mets..Callup P-Robert Gsellman
Texas..Callup P-Rafael Montero
Miami..Callup P-Pat Vendette
Yankees..Callup C-Eric Kratz
Red Sox..Callup P-Dylan Covey

Texas..Release P-Wie Huang-had 2Y left on contract
Cubs..Release 2B-Darren Dietrich

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…….(College Football)……..

Big 10-Conference..Report Commissioner Kevin Warren is urging President’s to cancel football season and move it to spring.
Big 10..Conference delays start of padded practices indefinitely…teams allowed to continue conditioning only.

PAC 12…Conference call with President’s to discuss either cancelling season or going ahead with camps.

PAC 12…Commissioner Larry Scott heavily criticized by Players group after 1-day conference on Players Rights…Players say Scott was ‘condescending’…Said league powerless to upgrade Covid testing program….Called players statement ‘Misguided PR stunt’…has refused to schedule follow up meetings in wake of threat of boycott.

Mid American Conference…Cancels football season…League could not financially handle cost of daily testing..hope to play in spring…said ‘No vaccine…No guarantee testing can stop spread..Don’t know potential of health damage if players get ill…Not have money for daily testing’

Mountain West..Board of Directors meetings continue in wake of problems at Fresno State-San Jose State barred from practice and scandal at Colorado State.

Missouri Valley Conference..Cancels season-will play spring.
Big Sky Conference..Cancels season-hopes to play in spring
Pioneer Conference..Cancels season-will play in spring

Oklahoma…Pauses preseason conditioning.

Colorado State..President begins in house probe of Rams football program amidst allegations from 20-players that new head coach Steve Addazio denigrated Black Players…Assistant Coaches…tried to intimidate players not to report Covid symptoms..threatened to demote any player who missed practice with Covid issues..,Ignored guidelines on health issues…Players also implicated AD-Joe Parker for tolerating abusive incidents from both Addazio and former coach Mike Bobo.

James Madison University..cancels football season..hopes to play in spring…Dukes wanted to play a Division 1AA-independent schedule after Colonial Athletic Association cancelled season.

Citadel…34-players decide not to report to preseason camp over health issues.

Syracuse…Players meet-ask school to delay start of camp over health issues.

Wisconsin..AD-Barry Alvarez cancels start preseason camp…Admits “I am scared”

Navy-Notre Dame..Cancel this season game..Irish have played Middies every year since 1927.

NCAA Council…Will hold meeting on Wednesday to discuss scholarship limits..extra year eligibility for players…and ability to play in spring and then fall in 2021 if necessary.

Pac 12-Conference…Details protocols for testing..says schools can test only 25-players per week.

Mountain West Conference..Releases 34-page protocol…no fans to be allowed at games.

Aztecs…Have tested players twice in conditioning drills…..third test due this week.

Maryland..QB-Josh Jackson-5-other Terps players opt out this year
Purdue..WR-Rondale Moore-opts out..had (113R)
Clemson..Star CB-Xavier Thomas-opts out

Pitt..Star DE-Jaylon Twyman-opts out

UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly and wife-confirm positive tests

San Diego State..Has 4-home games..5-road games..will play non conference game at BYU…Unable to find second non league game

USD..AD-Bill McGillis believes Toreros and Pioneer Conference can play conference only schedule in spring.

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(NFL)

NFL…67-players opt out deciding not to play this season.
NFL…56-players have tested positive in training camp out of 2880-tests

NFL..Meet with medical officials about failing contact tracing devices that send out false tests on players.

NFL..discussing ‘Point of Case Testing’ with CDC that guarantees 97% success rate and quicker turnarounds.

NFL..Mandates everyone in facility wear masks full time.

NFL..Report league talking to networks about Saturday games if college football cancels season.

NYGiants..CB-Deandre Baker indicted 4-felony charges of armed robbery to gun incident at party in off season.

Seattle..CB-Quinton Dunbar-reinstated from Exempt list-cleared of any wrongdoing in robbery case invovled with Baker.

NFL..Adopts new ‘Coaching Category’ will allow name of 1-coach to be placed on Hall of Fame ballot in separate category each year.

Atlanta..Broadcaster Deion Sanders criticizes players who opted out..’NFL will go on without you’.

Carolina…Former Panthers CB-Captain Munnerlyn arrested at Airport on felony charges of writing bad checks in Las Vegas.

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(Roster Moves)

Washington…Release RB-Derrius Grice following arrest on 3-different domestic abuse incidents at his home over 3-month span..Charged with felony strangulation, multiple domestic abuse cases and vandalism….Agent says Washington violated due process of player…was held on 100,000-bond for 3-incidents.

Tennessee…Holdout LB-Vic Beasley reports to camp

Eagles..Sign FA-DE-Vin Curry-ex Tampa Bay
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Bryce Hager-ex Rams-Eagles
49ers…Sign FA-OG-Spencer Long-ex Bills
Vikings..Sign FA-LB-Quinton Polling-ex Raiders
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Chester Rogers-ex Colts
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Luis Ricardo
Atlanta..Sign FA-S-JJ Wilcox-ex Jets
Browns..Sign FA-S-MJ Stewart-ex Tampa Bay
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Ross Cocrell-ex Carolina
Ravens..Sign FA-KR-Kenjon Barner-ex Eagles
Browns..Sign FA-OG-Mike Dunn-ex Vikings
Jaguars..Sign FA-DT-Caraun Reid-ex Chargers-Lions
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Tremaine Bro;ck-ex Arizona

Lions-Patriots..Trade-Detroit deals CB-Mike Jackson for #7 pick
Washington..WR-Josh Docton-opts out for year
Eagles..LB-Jatavius Brown-opts out-says retiring-ex Chargers

Lions..Release OG-Josh Garnett
Tampa Bay..Release RB-Aca Ware
Steelers..Release LB-John Houston
Bills..Release CB-Akeem King

Bengals..Workout FA-DT-Mike Daniels-ex Packers

Giants..LS-Zac D’Ossie retires after 13-year career.

Houston..works out FA-LB-Brandon Marshall-ex Broncos-Raiders

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(Injuries)

Carolina..OT-Russell Okung contemplating retirement-health issues dating back to last year Blood Clot with Chargers

Jaguars..QB-Gardner Minshew-activated from Covid list
Steelers..WR-James Washington-activated
Miami..DE-Shaq Lawson-placed on Covid list
Rams..DT-A’Shawn Robinson-placed on NFI list
Titans..WR-Corey Davis on PUP-coming off toe surgery
Redskins..Activate LB-Reuben Foster-coming off knee surgery

Vikings..LB-Cam Smith undergoes heart valve surgery-discovered issue while undergoing exam for Covid virus.

Jets..QB-Joe Flacco cleared to return in September-neck surgery

Raiders..DE-Maxx Crosby..RB-Rod Smith placed on Covid list

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………..(Basketball)…………

Lakers-vs-Denver…Monday…Lakers lost 3-in a row since clinching home court advantage for playoffs…LA  (51-18)..only (2-4) in bubble play.

Clippers-Brooklyn….Nets led (98-94) in 4th quarter at Press Time..Kawhi Leonard had (30P) in 3-quarters.. LA (47-22) on season.

Houston-W-Sacramento..Austin Rivers (41P) off bench
Blazers-W-76ers..Damian Lillard (51P) for Portland
Celtics-W-Magic..Gordon Hayward (31P) in Boston win.
Spurs-W-New Orleans..DeMar DeRozan (27P)
Toronto-W-Memphis..Pascal Siakam (26P) for Raptors
Washington-L-Oklahoma City..Thunder 6-double figures

NBA..Continues talks about staging off season workouts in Orlando bubble for 8-non playoff teams once season over.

76ers..F-Ben Simmons to undergo surgery-dislocated kneecap
Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard battling knee soreness
Miami..G-Kendrick Nunn leaves bubble-personal issue
Utah..G-Donavan Mitchell-quad issue..G-Mike Conley-knee
Toronto..G-Patrick McCaw-being treated benign mass behind knee

New Orleans..Reports coach Alvin Gentry could be removed for failing to make playoffs…Jason Kidd-Tyronne Lue hot candidates

Indians..Coach Nate McMillan on hot season-Pacers never won playoff series with him as head coach

Phoenix…Legendary Suns guard and former coach Paul Westphal suffering from brain cancer.

Real Madrid..star G-Facundo Campasso says he will buy out his contract so he can come to NBA…29-years old..(9P-7A) per tame

Gonzaga..F-Corey Kispert pulls out of NBA draft-return to school
Texas Tech..Fires women’s coach Marlene Stollings-abusive treatment players.

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…………..(Hockey)………..

(Scoreboard)

Leafs-L-Blue Jackets…Columbus G-Joonas Korpiaslo 33-saves…Jackets smothered Leafs with powerful forechecking game to win 5th playoff game and advance…Leafs eliminated.

Blues-L-Dallas..Stars win (2-1) overtime shootout
Bruins-L-Capitals..Tom Wilson scores game winner for Caps

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(NHL Notes)

NHL Lottery…Final 8-teams take part in draft lottery to determine who gets #1 pick and right to draft Quebec star Alexis Lafreniere…Draft is Monday-5pm

Florida..Report GM-Dale Tallon on brink being fired-failed make playoffs.

Tampa Bay..C-Steve Stamkos-out indefinitely-core muscle injury..D-Vic Hedman-ankle.

Columbus..D-Zach Werenka-shoulder issue but played

Kings..Send #1-pick D-Tobias Bjornfot to Djurgardens-Sweden
Tampa Bay..Send D-Dom Masin to KHL-Amir in Russia
Washington..C-Ali Protas to play for KHL-Minsk

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…………..(GENERAL)………….

PGA Championships..Colin Mirakawa hits birdie-eagle late in final round to pull away and win…With 5-holes to go there were 7-golfers tied for the lead.
(267)..Colin Mirakawa
(268)..Paul Casey
(269)..Dustin Johnson
(270)..Jason Day

(278)..Rorie McIlroy
(279)..Tiger Woods
(284)..Phil Mickelson

NASCAR…Michigan 400…Sunday..Kevin Harvick completes weekend sweep with victory..holds off Denny Hamlin after other challengers-Brad Keselowski-Ryan Blaney crashed out .

Michigan 400..Saturday..Kevin Harvick wins 5th race of season outrunning Brad Keselowski and field after overtime restart.

NASCAR…Joe Gibbs racing will part ways with driver Erik Jones end of this season..never won a race in 3-years

Indy 500…Spanish driver Fernando Alonso enroute to Indianapolis..will quarantine in time to qualify for 500

English Premier League…Chelsea star Chrisitan Pulisic will be out 6-to-8W with hamstring issue suffered last week..could miss the start of the EPL season in fall.

UEFA..Manchester City-W-Real Madrid…Raheem Sterling with goal…City moves into quarterfinals of tourney

Formula 1…Silverstone-Grand Prix-England..Max Verstappen surprise win for Team Red Bull…Won managing tire issues while Mercedes-Lewis Hamilton and Val Bottas had tire blistering problems and  had to pit twice.

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