Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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(NCAA-March Madness)

Aztecs-L-Syracuse (78-62)…Orange jumped out to (27P) lead in ugly blowout…SDSU went 15-possessions (9:38) without a basket…outscored (20-0) in that span…SU ran off (42-12) spurt in middle of game…SDSU was (1-20) on 3 point shots for nearly a half in the game..Orange snapped 14-game winning streak of SDSU

Aztecs..Brian Dutcher remains mum about interviewing for the vacant Minnesota Golden Gophers job…Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported school under pressure to hire a minority coach…Former NBA coach Sam Mitchell-who coached Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves expressing interest in the job along with Anthony Grant of Dayton.

UCLA-W-BYU..(73-62)…John Jurzang (27P)…Jaime Jaquez (14P)

USC-W-Drake (72-56)..C-Evan Mobely (17P-11R-3BS) in win


(Scoreboard)…Weekend of upsets in 1st round games:

(Sunday Scores)

Loyola-Chicago-W-Illinois (71-58)..Ramblers Cam Krutwig (19P-12R) as Loyla knocked out #1 seed-Illini

Baylor-W-Wisconsin (76-63)..Davion Mitchell (16P)..Bears now (24-2)

Syracuse-W-West Virginia (75-72)..#11 Orange beat #3 Mountaineers..Buddy Boeheim (25P) in win

Arkansas-W-Texas Tech (68-66)..Raiders blow open layup with (:01) left.

Houston-W-Rutgers (63-60)..Quinton Grimes (22P) in Cougars win

Oral Roberts-W-Florida..11th seed ORU forced 20-Gator turnovers

Villanova-W-North Texas..Wildcats 20P lead in first half-coasted

Oregon State-Oklahoma State…12th seed Beavers built 16P lead in opening half..led (44-30) over Cowboys at halftime-Press Time

(Friday-Saturday Upsets)

Ohio-W-Virginia..Bobcats hold Cavs scoreless for 5-minutes 2nd half
Oral Roberts-W-Ohio State..15th ranked won in OT
Oregon State-W-Tennessee..Beavers built 14P lead
Wisconsin-W-North Carolina..Badgers hit 13-3’s in win
Clemson-L-Rutgers..Scarlet Knights 1st win in 20-years
Maryland-W-UConn..10th seed beat 7th seed Huskies
Texas-L-Abilene Christian..Longhorns held 4-points in 7 minute span

1-Gonzaga-W-Norfolk State..Zags built 20P lead lst half..scored 50-in 2nd half and won by 43P…..shot 55% from floor…now (27-0).


(Monday Games)

Gonzaga-Oklahoma…Bulldogs (27-0) season on line vs Sooners
Oregon-Iowa…Ducks first game in 8-days after VCU cancellation
UCLA-Abilene Christian..Bruins red hot
Creighton-Ohio..Bobcats come off upset win over Virginia
Michigan-LSU..Juwan Howard-first year coach at UM
Colorado-Florida State..Buffs G-McKinley Wright on a tear
Alabama-Maryland..Tide 2nd seed
USC-Kansas..Trojans Evan Mobely faces Jayhawks bigs.

(College Notes)

VCU…Leaves tourney after multiple players test positive on Saturday morning…Game against Oregon cancelled 2-hours before tipoff…VCU had tested negative 7-days in a row in Richmond before arriving…NCAA said no one violated protocols..VCU not know where the infections came from.

Marquette..Fires coach Steve Wojciechowski..(128-95) record
Hofstra..Fires coach Joe Michalick..(141-92) record



Lakers..LeBron James suffers high ankle sprain-when Atlanta F-Solomon Hill cuts him down by falling on his legs doing for loose ball…James could be out 2-4-weeks..(25P-8R-8A) this year…Lakers already without F-Anthony Davis…out 3 more weeks-calf.

Lakers-Suns…..Phoenix went on (12-3) tear just before halftime..had (76-64) lead in 3rd quarter-Press Time…Lakers without both LeBron James-Anthony Davis.

Lakers-L-Atlanta (96-94)-Saturday night…LA (28-14)
Clippers-W-Charlotte  (125-98)-Saturday game..LA (27-16)

Clippers..G-Paul George fined 35,000-for abuse of officials..9th time disciplined by NBA

Toronto..Coach Nick Nurse fined 50,000 for throwing his mask and cursing at officials in weekend game.

Charlotte..Hornets lose rookie G-LaMelo Ball for year with fractured wrist..was averaging (15P-5R-6A) per game

Clippers-New Orleans…Trade talks for Pelicans G-Lonzo Ball

Washington..F-David Bertains-calf injury



Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Jared Cook-ex Saints-Raiders
Chargers…Sign FA-OG-Oday Aboushi-OG-NY Jets
Chargers..Lose DE-Issac Rochelle-signs with Colts
Chargers..Lose OG-Cole Toner-signs with Texans


(Free Agent Signings). 145-free agents change teams-5 days

Chiefs..Meet on Sunday with FA-WR-TY Hilton-ex Colts

Giants..Sign FA-WR-Ken Gollady-ex Lions (4Y-72M)
Giants..Visit with FA-CB-Adoree Jackson-ex Titans

Rams..Sign FA-WR-DeSean Jackson-ex Eagles (60TD-career)

Chicago..Sign FA-CB-Desmond Trufant-ex Lions
Bears..Sign FA-LB-Jerry Attaochu-ex Chargers-Broncos

Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Riley Reiff-ex Vikings
Bengals..Release DT-Geno Atkins..creates (9.5M) cap space
Bengals..Release OT-Bobby Hart
Bengals-Houston..Trade..Deal QB-Ryan Finley to Texans

Browns..Sign FA-DT-Malik Jackson-ex Broncos
Browns..Sign FA-LB-Anthony Walker-ex Ckolts
Browns..Sign FA-OT-Anthony Serat-ex Cowboys

Dallas..Sign FA-S-Keanu Neal-ex Falcons
Dallas..Visit with FA-S-Damontee Kazee-ex Falcons
Dallas..Visit with FA-S-Malik Hooker-ex Colts

Denver..Sign FA-CB-Kyle Fuller-Bears (1Y-9.5M)
Denver..Re-sign S-Justin Simmons (4Y-62M)

Houston..Sign FA-RB-Philip Lindsey-ex Broncos
Houston..Sign FA-OG-Cole Toner-ex Chargers
Houston..Sign FA-OG-Justin McCray-ex Falcons
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Jordan Jenkins-ex Jets
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Alex Erickson-ex Bengals
Houston..Sign FA-P-Cam Johnston-ex Eagles

Colts..Sign FA-DE-Issac Rochelle-ex Chargers
Colts..Re-sign CB-Xavier FRhodes

Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Raequon McMillan-ex Raiders-Dolphins

Steelers..Re-sign WR-JuJu Smith Schuster (1Y-4M)
Steelers..Sign FA-OC-Joe Haeg-ex-Colts
Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Miles Killebrew-ex Lions
Steelers..Put CB-Steven Nelson on trade block..has (8.2M) cap

Washington..Sign FA-LB-David Mayo-ex Giants
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Sheldon Rankin-ex Saints
Jets..Sign FA-TE-Tyler Kroft-ex Bills
Eagles..Sign FA-S-Anthony Harris-ex Minnesota

Raiders..Re-sign RB-Theo Reddick
Raiders..Re-sign CB-Nevin Lawson

Seattle..Re-sign RB-Chris Carson
Falcons..Sign FA-LB-Brandon Copeland-ex Patriots
Bills..Sign FA-TE-Jacob Hollister-ex Seattle
Carolina..Sign FA-TE-Dan Arnold-ex Arizona

49ers..Workout FA-OG-Lane Taylor-ex Packers
Jaguars..Workout FA-QB-CJ Beathard-ex 49ers
Jaguars..Sign FA-WR-Jon Johnson-ex Colts

Arizona..Release K-Brett Maher

Miami..Releases OT-Isaiah Wilson-fails show up for physical-meetings…former #1 pick Tennessee last year-suspended 3-times


(NFL Notes)

NFL..Fines New Orleans 700,000 for Covid violations end of year
NFL..Strips Saints of #6-draft pick for violations

Houston..Lawyer says 22-women have come forth with accusations of sexual misconduct against QB-Deshaun Watson…12-lawsuits have been filed in last 10-days…Houston District Attorney  says it will respond next week.

Jacksonville..Coach Urban Meyer says ‘NFL free agency-not good business’….’Coaches have no access to players for interviews’….Jaguars have signed 11-free agents in one week.

NFL..Reinstates former Cardinals safety Josh Shaw from 1-year suspension for gambling on games.


(College Football)

Oregon State….Puts incoming President F. King Alexander on probation..demands he come up with Protocols on how to ‘win trust of university back’….Had just been hired from LSU when details broke how President mishandled sexual assault cases involving LSU athletes.

USD-W-Butler (23-10)..Toreros win 39th straight game in Pioneer Footrball League..QB–Mason Randall (302P) in victory…USD now (2-0) on season.



Padres-W-Angels (4-1)…Blake Snell labors in 60-pitch outing (3.1inn-0R-3K)…Shohei Ohtani (4inn-1R-5K) for Halos…Brian O’Grady 2H…Sunday game

Padres-Tie-Dodgers (2-2)…Saturday game.
..P-Ryan Weathers (3inn-3R-4W-6K)
..P-Dustin May (3.2inn-1R-7H)…clocked 4-times at 100mph for LA
..OF-AJ Pollack..Christian Taylor solo HRs for LA

Padres..P-Drew Pomeranz..MRI shows no damage for ailing forearm..has not pitched in 12-days.
Padres..1B-Eric Hosmer remained out of lineup-Digestive problems
Padres..Say P-Dinelson Lamet will make first spring training appearance on Wednesday vs Arizona.

Padres…Players continue to struggle in spring:
..Ho Kim (.103BA)
..Jorge Ona (.105)
..Robert Hassell (.095)
..Jurickson Profar (.038)

Dodgers-L-Giants (10-4)…Tony Gonsolin (4inn-3R-6K) in loss..Giants Scott Kazmir (3inn-2R)


Angels-L-A’s (10-2)..Saturday game
..Jamie Barria (3inn-4R-5H)
..Junior Guerra (1.2inn-4R)



MLB…announced only 1-positive test in (14,845) covid tests

Toronto..President Mark Shapiro..says he hopes to have vaccines for Blue Jays players in 3-weeks…Will spend 2-months playing games in  Dunedin, Florida..hopes to move home games to Buffalo-June 1st.

Cubs..Minor league P-Jesus Corrales-arrested-held on 75,000-bond in Vail, Colorado…transporting 21-pounds of meth and 1-and half-pounds oxycodone painkillers.


Pirates…P-Steven Breault-lat shoulder issue
Tigers..P-Spencer Turnbull-covid test
Arizona..P-Ty Clippard-shoulder capsule injury
Houston..P-Andrew Scrubb-shoulder issue
Phillies..P-Vincent Vasquez-oblique
White Sox..P-Tommy Cordero-elbow surgery
Washington..P-Will Harris-blood clot shoulder
Texas..P-Josh Jung-foot fracture-8W
White Sox..OF-Adam Engel-hamstring injury

(Roster Moves)

Brewers..Sign FA-P-Zach Godley-ex Arizona
Mets..Contact FA-C-Ty Flowers-ex Braves
Giants..Sign FA-P-Phil Pfiefer-ex Braves
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Nick Turley-ex A’s
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Steven Wright-ex Red Sox
Cubs..Option OF-Oscar Mercado to minors

Royals..Sign C-Sal Perez to 4Y-extension



Gulls-W-Tucson (4-2)..Sam Carrick 2-goals…San Diego rallies for 3-goals in 3rd period for win….Sunday game…Gulls (10-10) record
Gulls-L-Tucson (6-2)..Saturday night..Roadrunners 5G-in-1st period

Gulls..Sign FA-F-Charles Sampair…scored 7G-Tulsa-ECHL.

Ducks-L-Arizona (5-1)..Saturday night Derek Brassard 3-goals for Coyotes…Anaheim now (9-17-6)

Kings-W-Las Vegas (3-1)..Dustin Brown 14th goal of season…Sunday game

Kings-Las Vegas-Monday night

Boston..5-players remain isolated with Covid symptoms
Pittsburgh..IR-F-Evgeny Malkin-knee sprain
Rangers..D-Jack Johnson-sports hernia surgery
Blues..D-Oskar Sundvist-torn ACL-gone for year
Red Wings..F-Tyler Bertuzzi-setback in rehab shoulder injury

LA Kings..Sign D-Matt Roy (3Y-extension)
LA Kings..send F-Lias Anderson to Ontario-AHL
Ducks..send D-Josh Mahura to San Diego-AHL



PGA…Honda Classic:..Matt Jones pulls away from field to win (-12)…Brendon Nagy second (-7)

NASCAR…Atlanta 400…Ryan Blaney catches Kyle Larson with 9-laps left and wins..Larson led (269)laps but tires went away late in race.

IMSA…Nascar legend Jimmie Johnson struggles in 12-hours of Sebring..spun early..raced back to lead..then crashed.

Tokyo Olympics….Bans any fans from out of the country from buying tickets to events to Summer Games

Tennis..Miami Open..Serena Williams pulls out of tourney this week..oral surgery.




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