Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on March 8th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Baseball)…………..

Padres-L-Royals (4-3)…P-Nick Ramirez gives up 2R-HR in 9th as Royals win Sunday game
..Yu Darvish-brilliant (2inn-1H-0R-4K)
..Trent Grisham-Eric Hosmer HRs
..Mark Meloncan..Craig Stammen..Tim Hill combine (3inn-0R)
..Tom Pham now (0-10) in spring
..Ha Kim (.154)
..Robert Hassell (.083)

Padres-W-Dodgers (2-1)..Saturday..Chris Paddack (2inn-0R)..Adrian Morejon (2inn-0H-3K)..Keona Kela (1inn-0H-3K)

Padres..off day on Monday

Padres..Begin plans for 8,000-fans per home games in April..Send season ticket holders letters they will be given priority to purchase tickets…Fans will be placed in pod seating in lower bowl..must wear masks..limited-cashless concessions.

Padres..Sign FA-P-Jordan Humphries-ex Giants
Padres..Put P-Jose Castillo on 60-day DL-heading to elbow surgery

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Dodgers-L-Texas (4-3)…Walker Beuhler (3inn-4R-5H) in loss..Kenley Jansen (1inn-0H)…Mike Foltyniewicz (2inn-0H) for Rangers in Sunday game

Dodgers-L-Padres (2-1)..Saturday game..Trevor Bauer (3inn-0R)

Dodgers-W-Royals (7-5)..Friday..Clayton Kershaw (2inn-0R-2K)..Chris Taylor-Grand Slam HR

Dodgers..Preparing plans for 11,000-fans per home game in April.
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Angels-W-Seattle (6-2)…Jaime Barria (2inn-1R)…Jose Suarez (2inn-0R-4K) in win…Albert Pujols (2-2)-hitting (.400)…Shohei Ohtani (.571) average after. Sunday game

Angels-L-Rockies (8-2)..Jose Quintana (2inn-0H-4K)-Saturday game

Angels-W-A’s (7-3)..Shohei Ohtani (1.2inni-5K)..clocked 100mph..Patrick Sandoval (2inn-0H-3K) on Friday

Angels..Preparing plans for (9,000) to open season in Anaheim.

Angels..Outright P-Gerrardo Reyes to Salt Lake City

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(Roster Moves)

Washington..Release P-Jeremy Jeffress

Giants..Sign FA-1B-Justin Bour-ex Miami-Phillies-Angels
Houston..Sign FA-P-Jake Odorizzi-ex Twins

Arizona..P-Zack Godley workout for 12-teams..ex Diamondbacks
Kansas City..3B-Makail Franco workouts..ex-Royals
Houston..P-Robert Osuna to hold showcase workout in Florida
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(Injuries)

Yankees..Manager Aaron Boone recovering pacemaker surgery..rejoined team on Saturday.

Giants..1B-Brandon Belt-cleared to rejoin team-viral infection
Boston..OF-Franchy Cordero arrives camp-had Covid
Phillies..OF-Adam Haseley-groin injury
Brewers..OF-Lorenzo Cain-calf
Houston..P-Forrest Whitley-sprained elbow
Seattle..OF-Jarred Kelenic-sprained knee
Milwaukee..SS-Luis Urias-hamstring

Giants..3B-Evan Longoria-cleared to play-coming back from arch surgery
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(MLB)

MLB..Suspends P-Sam Dyson for entire season on Domestic Abuse case.
Cubs-Indians..P-Pedro Strop..OF-Franmil Reyes..3B-Jose Ramirez-put into isolation-violated Covid protocols
Phillies..Reinstate OF-Odubel Herrera after 85-game suspensionfor Domestic Abuse

MLB Obituaries:
Tom Acker..1950s-Reds pitcher..passes (90Y)
Frank Bauman..1960s-Red Sox-White Sox pitcher..passes (87)
Don Leppert..1950s-Orioles 2B-passes (90Y)
Stan Palys..1960s Reds-Phillies OF-passes (90Y)
Ron Samford..1950s Senators-Tigers SS-passes (90Y)
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(Spring Training Notes)

Mets..Jacob deGrom (2inn-1H)
Cubs..Jake Arrieta (2inn-0R)..Shelby Miller (2inn-2R)
Tigers..Michael Fulmer (2inn-0R)
Washington..Pat Corbin (2inn-1R)
Royals..Austin Cox (2inn-0R-4K)..Mike Minor (2inn-0H)..Brad Keller (3inn1R)-
Atlanta..Charley Morton (3inn-0R)
Giants..Johnny Cueto (2inn-1H)
Arizona..Zach Gallin (3inn-0R)
Mariners..Nick Margeviciuis (2inn-0H)
Toronto..Hyun Jin-Ryu (2inn-1R)..Rob Ray (2inn-1R)
Atlanta..Kyle Wright (3inn-0H)
Miami..Trevor Rodgers (2inn-0H)
Tigers..Matt Boyd (2inn-0H)..Casey Mize (2inn-0R)..Michael Fulmer (2inn-0R)
Tampa..Michael Wacha (2inn-0R)
Yankees..Domingto German (2inn-4K)..Jameson Taillon (2inn-0R)..Jeff Montgomery (3inn-0H)
Phillies..Ivan Nova (2inn-1R)
Cardinals..Adam Wainwright (3inn-1R)
Rockies..German Marques (3inn-0R)
White Sox..Lucas Giolito (3inn-0H)
Giants..OF-Heliot Ramos 2HRs-3RBI

Reds..Sean Doolittle (1inn-3R)
Tampa Bay..Collin McHugh (1inn-3R)..Rich Hill (1inn-3R-3H)
Toronto..David Hess (1inn-4R)
Orioles..Felix Abad (1inn-5R)..Josh Means (2inn-4R)..Matt Harvey (2inn-3R-4H)
Cardinals..Johnny Gant (2inn-4R)
Boston..Garrett Richards (2inn-4R-7BR)
Phillies..Zach Wheeler (2inn-4R)
Yankees..Jholys Chacin (1inn-2R-3H)
Milwaukee..Jordan Zimmerman (2inn-3R-3H)(
Cubs..Craig Kimbrel (1inn-4R-4H)
Cleveland..Cal Quantrill (1inn-2R-3H)

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………….(Basketball)………….

Aztecs…Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporting Minnesota could fire coach Richard Pitino mid-week…wants to interview SDSU coach Brian Dutcher…SDSU (50-6) last two years…Dutcher has a (1M) buyout if he were to leave for Minnesota…Buyout any other school (6.9M)…AD-JD Wicker says he would allow Dutcher to interview to go home…His father Jim Dutcher was longtime head coach Golden Gophers.

Central Connecticut..Fires coach Donyell Marshall..was (9-43) last two years.
Northern Illinois..Hires Rashon Bruno as Huskies coach-ex Arizona State assistant.

Arizona..NCAA issues Notice of Allegations…5-Level 1-Violations
..Coach Sean Miller-lack of institutional control
..2 Assistant Coaches..academic fraud-transcript tampering
..Assistant Coach taking 20,000 in Adidas slush fund payments
..Illegal loan to player
..Failure to cooperate with NCAA…lies to investigators

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(NBA)

All Star Game…Team LeBron-Team Durant…Team LeBron led Team Durant (146-125) in the 4th Quarter at Press Time…Team Lebon had 24-3 point baskets thru 3-quarters…Giannis Antetkounmpo led all scorers with (35P) thru 3-quarters….LeBron played 13-minutes with only (4P)…Kawhi Leonard had (2P) in 19-minutes limited time…both dealing with injury issues

All Star Game…Steph Curry-Golden State outguns Utah’s-Mike Conley in 3-point shooting contest

76ers..Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons put into isolation after close contact with Covid patient at All Star festivities…Personal barber teted positive.

Detroit..F-Blake Griffin repays (13.3M) in signing bonus money…Pistons buy out final year of his 36M-contract-making him a free agent.

Brooklyn Nets…Sign Blake Griffin to 1-year free agent deal on Sunday.

Lakers-Cleveland..Open trade talks about Cavs backup F-Andre Drummond
Boston-Cleveland..Discussing trade for Cavs F-Larry Nance
Knicks-Houston..Open trade talks for Rockets G-Victor Oladipo
Houston..Calls up G-Kevin Porter from NBA-G League (24PPG)

Sacramento..Vote of confidence coach Luke Walton despite 11-losses in last 13-games..has 2Y left on contract.

Utah..Donovan Mitchell fined (25,000)..Rudy Gobert (20,000) for abuse of officials.

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………(Football)…………

NFL…Teams have till Tuesday-1pm-to Franchise Tag players

NFL..Baltimore Ravens propose adding “Sky Judge” to officiating crews for 2021 season to help with instant replay.

Miami..Hire Steve Gregory-DB coach-ex Lions
Detroit…Fire Player Personnel Execs..Jimmy Raye..Kyle O’Brien

Atlanta..Fire VP Players Kevin Winston and team trainers

Washington…NFL denies report in-house investigation of owner Daniel Snyder has resulted in 130-page report from lawyers firm recommending Snyder be removed as owner of team…NFL calls report ‘false’…Source says Snyder intefered with investigation into ‘culture’ of team by telling employees not to cooperate.

Pittsburgh..Coach Mike Tomlin-team facing salary cap crunch…says ‘club can’t do this with hostages…need volunteers’

Jacksonville..Coach Urban Meyer says he will put together an ‘elite’ NFL franchise…team has 73M-cap space…planning new practice facility…hired superb staff.

CFL-Toronto Argonauts…Longtime LT-Chris Schultz passes away heart attack (61Y)…Played 14-years for Argos-Dallas Cowboys

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas..Offer QB-Dak Prescott (5Y-175M) deal..(35M) average
Denver..Franchise Tag S-Justin Simmons (13.7M)
Carolina..Franchise Tag OT-Taylor Moton (12M)
Chargers..Looking to trade OT-Trai Turner (11M) cap figure
Chargers..Sign FA-K-Tristan Vizcaino-ex Bengals
Houston..Sign FA-C-Justin Britt-ex Seattle
Washington..Release QB-Alex Smith..had (24M) cap figure
Raiders..Release OG-Richie Incognito
Bills..Workout FA-P-Michael Palardy-ex Carolina punter
Chargers..LB-Denzell Perryman will test free agency
Vikings..Ask OT-Riley Reiff take paycut from (14.8M) cap figure
Washington..Release LB-Reuben Foster-missed last year knee injuries
Eagles..OG-Lane Johnson-DE-Brandon Grahame agree to take cuts-each (18M) cap figure
Saints..DE-Cam Jordan..LB-Demario Davis to take paycuts from (13M) salaries
Browns..Will retain Odell Beckham-Jarvis Landry..have combined (19M) cap figures

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……………(Hockey)…………..

Gulls-W-San Jose Barracudas (3-2) OT…Andrew Aggozzino scores early in OT…Gulls survived being outshot (41-24)…G-Ollie Ericksson-Ek 39-saves..AHL action-Saturday game..Gulls (9-5)

Gulls-L-San Jose (5-1)..Outshot (32-17) by Cudas.

Ducks-W-Avalanche (5-4) OT…Ryan Getzlaf power play goal in OT….Troy Terry 2-goals…Ducks snap 9-game winless streak..Saturday game

Kings-W-Blues (4-3) OT…Matt Luff ties game (:19) left…Adrian Kempe wins in OT…Kings wiped out (3-0) deficit in Saturday game

Ducks-Kings…Monday night matchup

Walter Gretzky….Father of NHL icon passes away from complications of stroke in Brantford, Ontario..(82Y)..Outpouring emotion across Dominion…Funeral parade included hockey players ‘stick tap’ along route to cemetery…Accolades nationwide:
..Was Canada’s Hockey Dad
..Ultimate Team Captain
..Remembered what he did for others
..A kid at heart
..Gentle man…Gentleman
..Be Better World if more people like him
..Proudest Canadian ever

Calgary..Fires coach Geoff Ward (11-11-8) record..rehires Darryl Sutter

Vancouver..GM-Jim Benning gives vote of confidence to coach Travis Green with team in 7th place

Buffalo..GM-Kevyn Adams considering coaching change (6-12-3) record…Called team’s play ‘unacceptable’ under coach Ralph Krueger.

San Jose…Legendary Fairmont Hotel files for bankruptcy-closes..forces NHL teams to find different hotels when they play Sharks.

NHL…Looking into plans to have top team in Canadian North Division move playoff games to USA if cross-border travel ban continues into late spring…Canada still has 14-day Covid quarantine in place.

Mark Pavelich….key member of USA Olympic hockey team-former NY Ranger found dead in Psychiatric center in Michigan…had serious mental health issues and deemed unfit to stand trial on assault.

Washington…Caps F-Tom Wilson hit with 7G-suspension…5th suspension of career after cheap-shot check injured Boston Bruins player over weekend…Bruins player Brandon Carlo was hospitalized..could be out 3W with concussion

Blues..Activate F-Vlad Tarasenko from IR-list-been out all year-shoulder surgery
Nashville..F-Matt Duchene-out 5W-knee injury
Edmonton..NHL fines F-Kai Yamamoto (3,800) for violent tripping incident
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……………(General)………………

Tiger Woods….Sheriff’s report that a citizen was first to get to damaged SUV after rollover accident-Woods was unconscious in vehicle…Sheriff’s Department seizes Black Box from SUV…Now wants access to Woods cell phone.

PGA..Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational…Bryson DeChambeau breaks 4-way tie on back nine to win
..(-11)..Bryson DeChambeau hits 40 and 50′ putts to pull away
..(-10)..Lee Westwood has 30′ putt but cannot keep up
..(-8)..Cam Connors had eagle on 16th
..(-6)..Jordan Spieth 3-bogeys final 4-holes to fade..Had an Ace on 2nd hole

NASCAR…Las Vegas 400..Kyle Larson has fast pit stop with 24-laps to go..outruns field to win..aghead of Brad Keselowski-Kyle Busch.

English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Manchester City-L-Manchester United..Bruno Fernandes penalty shot goal (2′)..snaps City 21-match win streak
..Liverpool-L-Fulham..Mo Salah turnover leads to goal..Liverpool loses 6th in a row at Anfield aftr 68-match home field win streak
..Newcastle-Tie-West Brom..Newcastle just 2-wins last 15-matches
..Hot Spur-W-Crystal Palace..Harry Kane 2-goals for Spurs

..Arsenal-Tie-Burnley..Christian Wood scores on Arsenal turnover
..Southampton-W-Sheffield..Southies (2-0) win
..Wolverhampton-Tie-Aston Villa…AV goalie Erine Martinez 4-saves
..Leicester-W-Brighton….City wins (2-1)

EPL-Monday games
..Chelsea-Everton
..Leeds-West Ham

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