Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Padres-W-Astros (5-3)…Padres rip off 7th straight win….sweep series…Manny Machado crushes 2R-HR in 8th inning…Fernando Tatis amazing catch in leftfield of fly ball…..Eric Hosmer RBI double….Padres bullpen throws nearly 8-shutout innings…….San Diego (18-12)….second best record in National League at halfway point of shortened season

Padres…7-game winning streak-longest since 2013..Scored 56-runs with 18-homers vs Rangers-Astros pitching.

Padres..Set another MLB record with 5-Grand Slams in 6-game span…Padres hitters (12-27) with bases loaded this season.

Padres…DL-P-Drew Pomeranz with recurring shoulder tightness…3rd different arm ailment in last 3-years with Padres-Red Sox-Milwaukee.

Padres..Off day-Monday…host Seattle on Tuesday.


Dodgers-W-Rockies (11-3)….Mookie Betts solo HR-2R-HR…Corey Seager HR…Keke Hernandez 3R-HR….Cody Bellinger HR…Max Muncy HR…LA (22-8)..Dodgers went (7-2) on 9-game road trip…(13-4) in stretch of 17-games in 17-days.

Dodgers…off day Monday…open 6-game road trip-in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Dodgers..Suspend P-Edwin Ueta-ordered to leave Taxi squad training sight after violating Covid rules.

Dodgers..Activate C-Will Smith from DL…Option C-Kei Ruiz


Angels-A’s…Halos (9-19)…Shohei Ohtani 3R-HR for Halos in extra innings at Press Time

Angels-Astros..Monday matchup…Patrick Sandoval-vs-Fermel Valdez.

Angels..DL-C-Max Stassi-quad



Miami-L-Washington..Trea Turner 3RBIs

Boston-L-Baltimore..Rio Ruiz 4RBIs for Orioles

Tigers-W-Indians..Tigers hit 3HRs..Juan Bonafacio 2R-shot.

Toronto-L-Tampa Bay..Josh Fleming (5inn-2H) allowed for Rays

Milwaukee-L-Pirates..Greg Polanco 2R-HR

Twins-W-Royals..Nelson Cruz HR..Miguel Sano RBI double

Reds-L-Cardinals..Yadier Molina 4-hits

White Sox-L-Cubs..Yu Darvis 10-strikeout outing

Arizona-L-Giants..Alex Dickerson 3R-HR for SF

Texas-L-Seattle..Kyle Lewis HR for Ms

Phillies-Atlanta….Rhys Hoskins 2R-HR…Phils led (5-3) at Press Time

Mets-Yankees..Weekend series postponed-Virus



Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-to have surgery-Carpal Tunnel Nerve damage in right wrist.

Cubs..DL-3B-Kris Bryant-sprained finger
Brewers..DL-P-Corey Knebel-hamstring
Mariners..DL-P-Eric Swanson-forearm
Yankees..DL-P-James Paxton-forearm
Yankees..DL-P-Luis Avilan-shoulder
Royals..DL-C-Sal Perez-eye infection
Twins..DL-P-Jake Odorizzi-chest injury
Twins..DL-P-Homer Bailey-shoulder
Twins..DL-P-Zach Littell-forearm
Orioles..DL-1B-Chris Davis-hamstring
Marlins..DL-C-Francisco Cervelli-concussion-7th of career
Tampa Bay..DL-P-Nick Anderson-forearm injury
Tampa Bay..P-Yonnie Chirinos-elbow surgery

Pirates..P-Keone Kela-shutdown-forearm issues

Indians..Manager Terry Francona..2nd surgery-stomach issues


(Roster Moves)

Toronto..Open trade talks to acquire pitching..Interested in Johnny Cueto-Giants..Lance Lynn-Texas..Alex Cobb-Orioles

Phillies-Red Sox..Trade-Phillies ship P-Nick Pivetta..P-Connor Seabold to Red Sox for P-Brandon Workman..P-Heat Hembree.

Phillies-Yankees..Trade..Phils deal P-Addison Russ to NY
Yankees-Phillies..NY sells P-David Hale to Phils

Giants-Rays..Trade..TBay trades OF-David Robertson to SF for cash

Giants..DFA-OF-Hunter Pence..was hitting (.096)
Orioles..DFA-OF-Dwight Smith

Milwaukee..DFA-3B-Brock Holt
Giants..DFA-OF-Joe McCarthy

Indians..P-Zach Plesac-Mike Clevinger will remain with taxi squad after violations Covid rules.

Orioles..Callup OF-Ryan Mountcastle
White Sox..Option OF-Nick Delmonico to taxi squad



Astros..Shutdown their taxi squad training sight in Corpus Christie after a positive covid test…23-players banned from working out.

Washington…Fire head of Dominican Republic Academy after he threw 2-cups of coffee at woman at carryout store.



Indy 500..Takuma Sato beats Scott Dixon out of pits on lap 70…grabs lead and survives lapped traffic to win his 2nd Indy..500 race…Dixon had led for 111-laps but had a delayed pit stop with 20-laps left-never able to pass Sato…Grahame Rahal finishes strong 3rd….Race marred by 8-crashes…final 3-laps run under yellow caution…Alexander Rossi had swapped lead with Dixon mid-race but then had pit penalty and then crashed late in race.
..Ed Carpenter crashed hitting wall early
..James Davisson crashed and car caught on fire
..Marcus Ericksson hit wall
..Dalton Kellert spun hit wall
..Oliver Askew violent crash into wall
..Alex Palon hit wall ….
..Alex Rossi hit wall late in race
..Spencer Pigot violent crash into pit entrance barrier with 5-laps left

Indy 500…Pole sitter Marco Andretti encounters myriad of handling problems in Friday testing as they tried to set car up to run with full fuel load…had only 28th fastest time in Friday testing….fell from lead early…never caught up…faded as far back as 23rd during race

NASCAR..Delaware 300…Denny Hamilin passes Martin Truex with 9-laps to go to win Saturday night race.
NASCAR..Delaware 400..Sunday race

NASCAR…Driver Austin Dillon-cleared to race after 14-days quarantine with virus.

NASCAR…Car owner Tony Stewart asks for reinstatement of driver Kyle Lawson from year long suspension because of racial slur incident in spring

Formula 1…Williams Racing team sold to US ownership group Dorilton Capital….team has 16M losses last year…has not won points title since 1992.

PGA…Northern Trust Open..Dustin Johnson finishes off sizzling weekend with (63) finish (-30) under par…had an eagle and 4-birdies on first seven holes on Sunday.

PGA..Dustin Johnson destroyed the course with a 60-on Friday (7-birdies-2 eagles)..then a 64 on Saturday (6-birdies-1 eagle)…then 63-on Sunday.

PGA..Scottie Scheffler shot (59) on Thursday…12-birdie round.
Tiger Woods..had putting problems all week..finished (-6)
Phil Mickelson…missed cut

Del Mar…Pacific Classic…Maximum Security wins-running wire to wire..Bob Baffert collects 5th Classic title…Maxium Security has now won 11-of-12 races in career.

Soccer..LAFC…Lose striker Carlos Vela with sprained knee in loss to LA Galaxy.



NFL…Major crisis erupts with New Jersey Bio-Reference Lab test results…Investigate ‘False Positive Tests’ hitting clubs who use lab…
Bears 9-players..Vikings 9-players…Browns 6-players..Steelers 6-players all have tests comeback that are viewed as false positives from same lab….Bears-Browns postpone weekend practices.


Chargers..WR-Mike Williams injures shoulder diving for pass on Sunday…Did not break collarbone..but bruised shoulder-rotator cuff area

Chargers…DE-Melvin Ingram returns to practice after team guarantees him full 14M-salary as part of final year of contract…Could be franchise tagged next year  at 18M.

Chargers..Move OT-Trent Scott to OG…Move DT-Jerry Tillery to DE

Chargers…1st scrimmage at So Fi Stadium-on Thursday

Rams…1st scrimmage at So Fi Stadium
..RB-Darrell Henderson-leg injury
..RB-Cam Aikers-fumbles
..WR-Van Jefferson TD catch
..QB-John Wolford-37Y-run
..K-Lirim Hajrullah 5-field goals


(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Open trade talks to acquire DE-Yannick Ngakoue from Jacksonville…Jaguars want 2nd round pick and one of Raiders young pass rushers…Ngakoue has refused to sign 1Y-14M-franchise tag deal.

Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Kyle Emanuel-ex Chargers
Raiders..Sign FA-RB-Theo Riddick-ex Lions

Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Dre Kirkpatrick-ex Bengals
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-BW Webb-ex Giants
Browns..Sign FA-LB-Malcom Smith-ex Patriots-49ers-Seahawks
Colts..Sign FA-OC-Joey Hunt-ex Seahawks

Ravens..S-Earl Thomas ordered off field and out of facility after ugly fight on practice field….Ravens reportedly releasing vetean safety after failing to try to trade Thomas…had signed (4Y-55M) deal a year voided contract-demand repayment of some signing bonus for violation of contract…’Sucker punched teammate’

Bills..Workout FA-DE-Ziggy Ansuh-ex Seattle-Buffalo
Vikings..Workout FA-S-George Iloka-ex Bengals
Patriots..Workout FA-K-Nick Folk-ex Jets
Raiders…Workout FA-QB-Cardale Jones-ex Bills-Chargers

Bears..Sign FA-K-Cairo Santos-ex Chiefs
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Andrew Vollert-ex Chargers
Chiefs..Sign FA-OC-Dan Kilgore-ex Miami-49ers
Chiefs..Sign FA-CB-Adrian Colbert-ex Miami
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Nate Holley-CFL-Calgary Stampeders star
Jets..Sign FA-QB-Kyle Lauletta-ex-Giants
Jets..Sign FA-S-Anthony Cioffi-ex Ottawa Red Black-CFL
Redskins..Sign FA-OG-Josh Garnett-ex 49ers
Redskins..Release TE-Thad Moss-ex LSU

Jaguars..LB-Josh Mauro-suspended 5G-PED violations



Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-hamstring injury
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-groin issue
Patriots..QB-Jarrett Stidham-hip issue
Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson misses 2-workouts-soft tissue injury
Eagles..TE-Dallas Godert-fractured thumb
Bears..IR-TE-Darion Clark-shoulder issues
Seattle..DT-Branden Jackson-concussion
Denver..LB-Todd Davis-out 3W-with calf injury
Browns..CB-Kevin Johnson released from hospital-liver injury


(NFL Notes)

NFL…League investigates Lab errors…after Bio-Reference Lab in New Jersey returned postive Covid tests for 10-different teams…Re-tests showed false negatives…Jets had 10-tainted tests..Vikings 8…Jets 8…Steelers 6…Browns 3……5-teams curtailed practices on weekend because of concerns.

Washington..Coach Ron Rivera confirms he is beginning 7-weeks of chemo-proton treatment…5-treatments per week for skin cancer…will continue to coach

Raiders..owner Mark Davis meets with Players…calls new stadium ‘Death Star’ and ‘Field of Dreams’…Tells players to have “Pride in Black Jersey and Silver Helmet”

Denver…Broncos say no fans will be allowed at home games to start season… Mike Zimmer says NFL needs a “Uniform” rule for attendance at home games…would create unfair advantage for some teams.

CFL…Informs Union they will allow players to opt out of contracts to seek NFL jobs with CFL season being cancelled.

NFL..Commissioner Roger Goodell forms ‘Covid Committee’..headed up by Bill Polian..Marvin Lewis..Tom Coughlin…Charley Casserly.

Tennessee…May discipline #1 draft pick Isaiah Wilson…left camp to attend a party at Tennessee State

Rams..Scrimmage So Fi Stadium…Coaches head set  issues all day
Chargers…1st scrimmage at So Fi Stadium on Thursday


(College Football)

Big 10–NFL…Open talks about possible use of 5-domed stadiums to play schedule in January-February-March

NCAA…Will grant extra year of eligibility for all football players for cancellation of 2020 season.

NCAA..Negotiate expansion of scholarship limits…may go from 85 to 110 per school for 1-calendar year.

Nebraska…Furlough 50-employees in Cornhuskers Athletic Department

TCU…Loses QB-Max Duggan…develops heart issue after covid infection.

Notre Dame..Cancels weekend practices after 336-students test positive on campus in 3-days

Iowa…facing 100M deficit…cancels 4-sports…Gymnastics-Swimming-Diving-Tennis.



Lakers-Portland…Game 4-Monday…Lakers lead series (2-1)


Clippers-L-Dallas (135-133)…Luka Doncic hits long distance 3-point basket with 6/tenths of second in game to rally Mavericks to win..Doncic finished with (43P-17R-13A…outgunning Kawhi Leonard (32P)…Lou Williams (36P)…ties series (2-2)..

Celtics-W-76ers (110-106)…Jayson Tatum (30P)..Boston sweeps series (4-0)..76ers may fire coaching staff after another postseason failure. ..

Toronto-W-Brooklyn..Raptors explode for 77-points in opening half….Raptors got 100-points from bench…hit 22-3’s..scored (150P)….swept Nets in series (4-0)

Utah-Denver…late start


NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says he may pushback start of season from December 1st to January..wants to have fans in stands

NBA..considering delaying Draft-October 16th and opening Free Agency-October 18th

NBA..announce 76-underclassmen..36-International players will be part of draft pool this fall.

San Antonio..F-Derrick White-surgery-dislocated toe
Boston..G-Javonte Green-sprained knee
Portland..G-Damien Lillard-minor dislocation of finger
Dallas..G-Luka Doncic-sprained ankle

Washington..Vote of confidence-Coach Scott Brooks
Toronto..Nick Nurse named NBA-Coach of Year




Tampa Bay-Boston…Bruins led (2-0) at press time

Las Vegas-Vancouver…Late Start at Press Time

Dallas-W-Colorado (5-3)..Alexander Radulov 2-goals for Stars..Nathan McKinnon 2-goals for Avs…Stars lead series (1-0)



NY Islanders-Flyers…Isles lead (1-0)
Dallas-Colorado…Avalanche down (1-0) in series


Washington..Capitals fire Coach Todd Reirden after getting knocked out playoff series (4-1)…2nd straight year fail to get out of opening round.

Calgary..GM-Brad Treliving..’changes are coming’ after poor goaltending in playoffs…

St Louis..Coach Craig Berube says ‘trouble in bubble’ after getting knocked out of playoffs in opening round.

Montreal-Flyers..Ill will between GM-Marc Bergevin…and Coach Alain Vigneault after broken jaw injury suffered by Brandan Gallagher on cross check hit…Vigneault said ‘injury couldn’t been that bad-he kept yapping at our bench and officials for 5-minutes’ after hit.

Las Vegas..Agent for G-Marc Andre Fleury tweets coaching staff ‘stabbed’ Fleur in back by benching him in playoff series opener with Vancouver.

Arizona..Coyotes give Coach Rick Tocchet-vote of confidence despite blowout losses in playoff series.

Arizona ownership-massive layoffs of front office employees because of pandemic..1-day after elimination from playoffs…may have laid off as many at 80 of 166-employees.

Washington Capitals…ownership lays off 232-employees from NHL-NBA-WNBA franchise.

Vancouver..D-Tyler Myers-separated shoulder
Colorado..G-Philip Grubauer-groin injury
Columbus..F-Brandon Dubinsky may retire-chronic wrist injury

NBC..Remove analyst Mike Milbury for comment…”NHL in bubble works-no women as distraction”…Eddie Olczyk replaces him in the booth…2nd firing this season of broadcaster…after Jeremy Roenick ousted by NBC at midseason for sexual misconduct comments.


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