Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on March 27th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(March Madness)……

Gonzaga-W-Xavier..Bulldogs go (36-1)…Zags hit 12-3’s in blowout win…Reach final 4-for first time in 60Y…had been to Sweet 16-8-times but never advanced.

Oregon-W-Kansas..Ducks build 18-point lead-never let Jayhawks back in game..Jordan Bell (11P-13R-8Blocks) in superman performance…Tyler Dorsey (27P)…Ducks get to Final 4-for lst time in 78-years..(1939) when they went to finals.

Kentucky-L-North Carolina…Tar Heels run off (12-0) burst to take the leag…see UK’s De’Aaron Fox-Malik Monk hit 3-3point shots…then UNC-F-Luke May hit 20-foot jumper with 3/10th of second left to give Roy Williams team the win.

Florida-L-South Carolina…Gamecocks qualify for Final 4-for first time ever..Come from 7-point halftime deficit….South Carolina hit 14-free throws down the stretch to hold of Gators….Florida had just 2-baskets in final 12-possessions of game….Gators (0-14) shooting threes in 2nd half of game.

Final 4-matchups….North Carolina in finals for record 20th time…Zags-Gamecocks get there for lst time..Ducks reach there first time 1939.

(Coaching)

UCLA..Steve Alford says he is staying with Bruins-rejected overtures from Indiana.

UCLA…G-Lonzo Ball announces he is leaving to go to NBA-moments after Bruins loss in tourney..as teammates weaping over loss-Ball laughing and joking about his NBA future in locker room.

Indiana..Hires Archie Miller-Dayton to take over Hoosiers program.

Cleveland State..Hire Dennis Felton-Tulsa for Vikings jobs.
Oklahoma State..Promote Mike Boyton to head coaching job.\
California..Promotes Wyking Jones to Bears head job.

(NBA)

Lakers-L-Portland…(97-81)…Blazers hit 12-3s……LA (21-52)
Clippers-L-Sacramento (98-97)…Kings rally from 18-point deficit..Buddy Hield hits 3-3’s in a row to trigger comeback.

Miami..C-Hassas Whiteside-sprained ankle

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(NFL)

Padres-W-Cubs (9-4)..Trevor Cahill (5inn-2R-8K)..Jabari Blash (3-4) HR-4RBI..Brett Wallace 3RBI in win vs Cubs minor leaguers…

Padres-L-Rockies (4-1)..Nolan Arendado 2R-HR..Mark Reynold HR..Jared Cosart pulled in 1st inning (.2-2R-5BR-HR) allowed

Dodgers-L-Texas..P-Scott Kazmir (3inn-3R-3H-5W-HR)..ERA (6.35)…Cole Hamels (5inn-2R)..

Angels-L-Royals (8-7)..P-JC Ramirez (4.2inn-2HR-5R-8H)…Albert Pujols 2RBI in loss.

Padres..P-Christian Friedrich headed to DL-lat shoulder issue-could be out 4-weeks.
Padres..P-Carter Capps likely to be left in extended spring training-not ready to pitch coming off elbow surgery
Padres..New double play combo-Yanger Solarte-2B-Eric Aybar-SS to open season..Corey Spangenberg to likely open at 3B.
Padres..Move Luis Sardinas to 3B-LF as utilityman-could not keep SS-job.

Dodgers..P-Josh Ravin-groin injury
Dodgers..Utilityman Rob Segedin hitting (.400-3HRs) in spring.
Dodgers..P-Rich Hill (8.03ERA) could be out of rotation.

Angels..Option P-Alex Meyer to AAA…(10walks-10 innings)

(Injuries)

Boston..P-David Price will be out till May-rehabbing elbow.
Mets..P-Steve Matz-elbow soreness…OF-Juan Lagares-oblique
Giants..OF-Mike Morse-out with hamstring
Giants..P-Will Smith-elbow surgery
Reds..P-Nick Hanson-elbow surgery
White Sox..P-Carlos Rodon headed to DL-bicep
Houston..P-Collin McHugh-hip injury]
Detroit..OF-JD Martinez-out 6W-Lis Franc sprain
Milwaukee..C-Andrew Susac-neck injury
Rockies..P-John Gray-toe strain
Texas..P-Tanner Scheppers-oblique
Milwaukee-P-Mauricio Cabrera-elbow sprain
Indians..OF-Lonnie Chisenhall-shoulder
Tampa Bay..OF-Colby Rasmus-DL-hip
Miami..P-Jeff Locke headed to DL for 4W-bicep issues

(Roster)

Tampa Bay..sign FA-C-Derek Norris to 1Y-2M deal
Braves..Sign FA-P-David Hernandez-just released San Francisco
Giants..Release P-David Hernandez
Yankees..Release P-Jon Niese
Phillies..Release P-Sean Burnett
Tigers..Release P-Mark Lowe
Arizona..Release P-Kevin Jepsen
Atlanta..Release P-Blaine Boyer
Twins..OF-Drew Stubbs-opts out contract for free agency
A’s..P-Ross Detwiler-opts out for free agency

Red Sox..option OF-Rusney Castillo-Alan Craig to AAA-both owed 22M deals.
Rockies..option P-Jeff Hoffman to AAA
Cardinals..option OF-Tommy Pham to AAA
Twins..send P-Jose Berrios to minors
Yankees..option 1B-Ji Man Choi to AAA
Phillies..option OF-Tyler Goodell to AA

(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred-Baseball reaches “watershed moment” with World Baseball Classic-going to continue to evolve the game.

Union Tony Clark-players texting him saying they’d like to play in next tourney in 2021.

Pirates..SS-Jung Ho Kang denied work visa because of 3-DUI incidents..now report may have been another DUI in a different country aside from US-South Korea.

Baltimore..Former Orioles pitcher-scout Todd Frowirth passes away (54Y)

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……….(Hockey)………….

Ducks-W-Rangers (6-3)…Patrick Eaves scores 2-more goals..Ducks move into lst place in Pacific ahed of Sharks-Oilers…

Kings-L-Rangers…(3-0) Saturday night loss may kill LA playoff hopes…New York won 8-of-10…Kings shutout 10th time on season….38th time this year-Kings scored 2-goals or less in a game…LA lost 14-of-22 games…just (6-7) at home in last month.

NHL..Gary Bettman says owners not willing to shut the league down for 3-calendar weeks…condense regular season schedule…to allow Olympics to have access to NHL players…IOC refusing to give NHL any expenses..insurance payments…or marketing rights as tradeoff.

Gulls…Lose Friday-Saturday games to Bakersfield..still make playoffs..drew (12,449) on Saturday night…Gulls 3-game road trip starts Friday in Tucson.

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…..(General)….

NASCAR….Phoenix 500-Kyle Larson survives 4-late race restarts-outruns Brad Keselowksi…Larson had 3-straigyht second place finishes…wins lst race of season….

Formula 1-Australian Grand Prix…Lewis Hamilton has best laps in testing on Australian Grand Prix circuit

World Cup Soccer…USA-W-Honduras (6-0)..Clint Dempsey with 3-goal hat trick..US overwhelms Honduras with physical push the ball forward play…1st win in regional play.

US-Panama…Tuesday qualifier game..US elevates Paul Arriola-Tijuana XOLOs to active roster…injury to Sebastia Lietjet-illness to D-John Books.

Michael Eisner…Disney owner interested in buying Portsmouth Club in 4th division soccer in England.

Dell World Match Play Tourney…Dustin Johnson dominates beating John Rahm 1-up…Johnson wins 3rd tourney in row…led all 7-matches he played this week…never trailed in any of them.

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