Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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NCAA-Championship Game….Monday night…Gonzaga (31-0)-vs-Baylor (27-2)…Zags trying to become first unbeaten team in basketball since 1976-Indiana Hoosiers…Gonzaga averaging (91PPG-54% shooting)

Gonzaga-W-UCLA (93-90) OT…Saturday night semifinal win…Zags G-Jalen Suggs hits 45′-bankshot at buzzer capping wild win…19-lead changes..15-times in see-saw game…Drew Timme (25P)..Joel Ayiya (22P)..Cody Kispert (15P)..Jalen Suggs (22P) in win…Johnny Jurzang (29P)..Jaime Jaquez (19P) in loss for Bruins.

Baylor-W-Houston (78-59)…Bears had 25-point lead at halftime…held Cougars (28%) shooting in opening half…Jazred Butler (17P) in first half for Baylor in blowout win.

Stanford-W-Arizona (54-53)….Stanford survived UA comeback…Arizona guard Aarie McDonald missed jumper with (:01) left allowing Cardinal to win…Stanford had 7-point lead get away…Arizona narrowed led to 1-point in final quarter-but Arizona got 1-basket in final (4:51)….McDonald went (5-for-21) in loss….NCAA Womens Championship game-Sunday..Lady Cardinal (31-2)…Lady Wildcats (20-3)….Arizona knocked off #1-seed U-Conn in semifinals.

Alabama..Report that 29-year old Crimson Tide fan-who was at NCAA tourney-returned home ill..died of Covid complications.

Cincinnati..Suspend coach John Brannen-abusiveness towards players..6-players have transferred this year…12 in two years.

Kansas..Give Coach Bill Self-5Y-contract extension
Oklahoma..Hire Porter Moser-Loyola-Chicago as head coach
Winthrop..Hire Mike Prosser-ex Western Carolina
Austin Peay..Hire Nate Jones-ex Duke assistant
Texas Tech..Interview Darvin Ham-Milwaukee Bucks assistant


Lakers-L-Clippers (104-86)…..Clippers hit 14-3’s….Marucs Morris (22P)….Lakers shot 40% in blowout loss….Lakers have lost 6-of-9-fallen into 5th place….Injury ravaged team-no idea yet when Anthony Davis-LeBron James-Andre Drummond can practice…Sunday game…Lakers (31-19)…Clippers (33-18)

Lakers..C-Marc Gasol upset with demotion to 3rd string..Plagued by injuries and Covid issues…F-Anthony Davis has missed 22-games….LeBron James 9-games…Andre Drummond played 1-game before toe injury

NBA..Bad 48-hours in weekend games
..Oklahoma City loses by 48 to Portland
..Orlando beaten by 46 to Utah
..Pistons lose by 44-to-Knicks
..Phoenix beat Orlando by 37
..Golden State record 53-point loss to Toronto

New Orleans..Sign FA-G-Isaiah Thomas-ex Boston-Cleveland-
Knicks..Sign FA-C-Norvelle Pelley-ex Kings
Portland..Sign FA-F-Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-ex Pistons
Houston..Release G-Ben McLemore
Cavs..Release G-Quinn Cook

Brooklyn..NBA fines F-Kevin Durant (50,000) for derogatory-homophobic comments on social media.

Charlotte..F-Gordon Hayward-out 4W-sprained foot (16PPG)
New Orleans..G-Josh Hart-surgery-sprained thumb

Grant Hill…Legendary NBA star named GM of Team USA Olympic program-replacing retiring Jerry Colangelo.


Padres-L-Arizona (3-1)…Fail to sweep series..David Peralta hits 2R-triple in lst inning…Padres leave 10-on base in loss…Fernando Tatis solo HR…Tatis commits two more errors (5-in-4 games)…P-Chris Paddack struggles thru 4-innings…(88-pitches-4inn-3R-4H)..Padres (3-1) on season.

Padres-Giants..Monday matchup..Adrian Morejon-vs-Anthony DeSclafani.

Padres..P-Ryan Weathers throws (3inn-1H-0R-3K) vs Arizona
Padres..P-Joe Musgrove (6inn-0R-8K) in start vs Arizona
Padres..Police in Georgia drop drug possession charge vs C-Luis Campusano..had been arrested-charges possession (78-grams) marijuana at traffic stop.

Dodgers-W-Rockies (4-2)…Julio Urias (7inn-1R-3H)..Will Smith HR….Rockies P-Austin Gamber 7-walks-3 innings…Sunday game
Dodgers (3-1) moved into first place tie with Padres

Dodgers-A’s..Monday series opener..Dustin May-vs-Frankie Montas

Dodgers..P-Tony Gonsolin-DL-shoulder issue
Dodgers..Callup P-Dennis Santana
Dodgers..Reliever Brusdar Graterol on 60D-DL-Covid issues

Angels-White Sox…Halos led (3-0) in 6th inning at Press Time….P-Shohei Ohtani thrown 6-shutout innings in first start of season…also hit (451′) HR to right center…..Sunday night baseball

Angels-Houston..Series opener-Monday-Jose Quintana-vs-Luis Garcia

Angels..P-Ty Buttrey quits baseball after being sent to minors.


Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Vlad Guerrero HR-Randal Grichuk 2R-HR
Tigers-L-Indians..Austin Hedges HR..Franmil Reyes 2RHR
Royals-L-Rangers..Nate Low 3R-HR for Texas
Cubs-W-Pirates..Ian Happ HR..Zach Davies (5.2inn-2R) for Cubs
Phillies-W-Braves..Zach Eflin (7inn-1R)
Astros-W-A’s..Chas McCormick 3R-HR for Houston
Twins-W-Brewers..Michael Pineda (5inn-0R)..Miguel Sano 2R-HR
Orioles-W-Red Sox..Ced Mullens (5-for-5) for Birds
Reds-W-Cardinals..Nick Castellanos 3RHR..Taylor Naquin 3R-HR
Mets-Washington..Entire 4G series postponed-Covid outbreak Nats
(MLB Notes)

Washington…4-Players Positive-1 Staff Member with Covid tests…10-people placed in isolation.

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred gets growing support for pulling All Star Game and MLB draft out of Atlanta-reacting to voter suppression legislation in Georgia…Marlins CEO Derek Jeter praised baseball for taking a stand…Will cost Atlanta some 100M in tourism dollars….Governor Brian Kemp called Manfred a ‘pawn’ of President Biden.

MLB..Announces July draft will be expanded from 5-rounds to 20-rounds.

Washington..P-Jon Lester..OF-Kyle Schwarber..2B-Josh Harrison..C-Alex Avila all quarantined-positive Covid tests

Twins..DL-SS-Josh Donaldson-hamstring
Pirates..DL-OF-Ke’Bryan Hayes-wrist
Arizona..DL-SS-Nick Ahmed-knee issue
Giants..P-Silviro Bracho-oblique
Miami..P-Eli Hernandez-shoulder
Houston..P-Brad Peacock-showcase performance-Tuesday
Giants..P-Alex Wood-simulated game-back problem
(Roster Moves)

Houston..SS-Carlos Correa rejects (5Y-125M)-will test free agency
Atlanta..Callup 3B-Jon Camargo
Washington..Sign FA-C-Jon Lucroy
Braves..Sign FA-P-Carl Edwards..P-Jess Biddle
Cleveland..Sign FA-OF-Beau Taylor
Toronto..Callup P-Tommy Milone.

Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos proposed buying out 24% control of sister Dea Spanos stock…Price tag would be around 400M…Dea Spanos wants family to sell entire franchise-worth 2.1B to pay off debts team has run up since moving to Los Angeles…Franchise has lost 44M total since leaving San Diego…had (363M) in debts and owes the NFL (650M) in territory transfer fees.

Houston…Woman massage therapist has gone to police with accusations QB-Deshaun Watson sexually abused her during a treatment..Police begin investigation…Watson facing 21-lawsuits from 24-women already.

Kansas City…QB-Patrick Mahomes critical of NFL-17 game schedule for ‘Physical stress’ it puts on players bodies…Upset NFL did not adopt a 2nd bye week in season and did not increase playing rosters.

Chiefs..Hire Ken Flajole-LB coach..replaces fired coach Britt Reid-facing DUI charges in bad accident incident in February

(Roster Moves)

49ers..Asking for #1-draft pick for rights to QB-Jim Garoppolo.
Houston..Interested in FA-QB-Alex Smith-ex Washington
Steelers..Workout FA-S-Karl Joseph-ex Raiders-Browns
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Damien Wilson-ex Chiefs
Buffalo..Workout FA-OT-LeRaven Clark-ex Colts

(College Football)

USD-L-Davidson (31-25)…Toreros 39-game home field win streak and 39-game Pioneer League win streak is snapped….Davidson jumped to (28-10) lead..picked off QB-Mason Randall in 4th quarter killing final drive…USD (4-1) falls to 2nd place in PFL…still likely to be invited to 1AA playoffs.


Vancouver…NHL-shuts down Canucks-for possibly 14-days.
..20-players and 1-coach test positive for Covid
..Entire team in either quarantine or isolation
..Cancels all games thru next weekend with Vancouver
..Andre Gaudette-most seriously ill-hospital treatment
..Doctors say outbreak of Brazilian variant hit Canucks players
..Sunday report that family members of Canucks players now ill too

NHL..Considering adoption of ‘bubble’ for all teams in Canadian Division exposed to Vancouver virus

Ducks-Arizona…Sam Carrick goal for Ducks….Anaheim led (2-1) in 2nd period at Press Time.Sunday game..Anaheim (11-21-2)

Kings-L-San Jose (3-2)..Evander Kane G-A..Kings (14-16-6) with back to back weekend losses to Sharks.

Gulls-W-Ontario (6-4)…Rookies Jacob Perrault…Alex Memoges score goals early in game….Gulls climb to within 2-points of first place after win in Sunday game..San Diego (16-10) in AHL

Gulls-W-San Jose (5-2)..Saturday win..Gulls 4-goals in 3rd period

Ducks..Sign LW-Greg Printz (6’2)-Providence College-sent Gulls
Ducks..Recall..D-Axel Anderson from Sweden-sent Gulls
Ducks..Send down D-Kodie Curran to Gulls
Ducks..Callup C-Sam Carrick from Gulls on Sunday afternoon
Kings..Callup F-Liass Anderson..D-Kyle Clauge from Ontario AHL

Winnipeg..D-Nathan Beaulien-shoulder injury
Chicago..F-Brandon Hagel tests positive for Covid
Dallas..G-Anton Khudobin leaves test-Covid test

Quebec Junior Hockey League..shuts down playoffs..5-teams positive tests.
Western Hockey League…shuts down Kelowna, BC team after 7-positive tests.

Colorado..Sign F-Sampo Ranta-U Minnesota-19 goals
Dallas..Sign G-Adam Scheel-North Dakota (1.74GAA)
San Jose..Sign F-Scott Reedy-U Minnesota

Chicago-Florida..Trade-Hawks deal F-Brad Morrison to Panthers for G-Victor Hirostroza



PGA…Valero Open..Jordan Spietch breaks 4-year drought-wins Sunday…Shot 6-under-66 final round..finished (-18) holding off Charley Hoffman (-16)

Masters-Augusta National Club…says it will not postpone tourney despite but disagrees with Voter rule changes in Georgia…says ‘Charities we contribute to-need our financial support-so tourney will go on’.

English Premier League:
..Manchester City-W-Leicester..Gabe Jesus key goal..City (23-3-5)
..Manchester United-W-Brighton..Marcus Rashford goal..(17-4-9)
..Liverpool-W-Arsenal..Diogo Jota 2-goals
..Chelsea-L-West Brom..Matheus Pereira scores 47′-49′
..Leeds-W-Sheffield…Leeds wins on own-goal
..Southampton-W-Burnley..Came from (2-0) deficit to win
..Hot Spur-Tie-Newcastle..Harry Kane scores 2-goals
..Aston Villa-W-Fulham Moehammad Hassan scores 78′-81′

NASCAR…Formula 1…Indy Car off weekend.


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