Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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….Hacksaw is back…




Padres-W-Giants (11-1)…Fernando Tatis 2RHR..Jake Cronenworth 2RHR off Johnny Cueto..Chris Paddack (3inn-0R-4H)….Ryan Weathers (3inn-0R-1H) in win..Padres now (19-16)..

Padres-L-Giants (7-1)…Brandon Crawford 3R-HR..Brandon Belt HR..Austin Slater 2RHR-Saturday game…P-Joe Musgrove-last 3-games..(13inn-12R-15H)

Padres-L-Giants..(5-4)..Friday…Buster Posey 2R-HR..

Padres-Rockies…Monday matchup…Dinelson Lamet-vs-Jon Gray

Padres..Confirm P-Chris Paddack-on medical leave-possible covid issue-has not been throwing during time on DL.
Padres…C-Austin Nola-hand swelling-broken vein
Pades..DL-P-Keone Kela.. pulled from game with tightness-forearm
Padres..Recall P-Miguel Diaz from AAA
Padres..OF-Jorge Ona moved 60D-DL..elbow surgery
Padres..Option P-Nebil Crismatt to AAA

Padres..1st round pick Mackenzie Gore struggles in AAA debut at El Paso..(4inn-3R-5H-3W-4K) vs Tacoma.
Padres..SS-CJ Abrams opens season at AA-San Antonio
Padres..P-Anderson Espinoz opens season at A-Ft Wayne
Padres..OFs-Robert Hassell-Josh Mears open season at Lake Elsinore.


Dodgers-L-Angels (2-1)..Jared Walsh 2R-double off Trevor Bauer…Halos bullpen throws 5-shutout innings……Sunday game

Dodgers-W-Angels (14-11)…LA blows (13-1) lead..Mookie Betts 4RBIs..Saturday game

Dodgers-L-Angels..(9-3)…Julio Urias gives up 2-2RHRs early to Halos=Friday.

Dodgers..Off day Seattle on Tuesday

Dodgers..OF-AJ Pollock-mild hamstring injury
Dodgers..P-Dustin May faces 14-18 months rehab-torn elbow ligament.

Dodgers..P-Joe Kelly-activated from DL after shoulder cyst surgery
Dodgers..P-Brandon Morrow shutdown again in camp-elbow issue
Dodgers..P-Brusdar Graterol..MRI-ailing forearm
Dodgers..DL-P-Scott Alexander-shoulder ailment flares again
Dodgers…DFA-P-Mike Kickham at AAA
Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Phil Bickford-ex Brewers…for AAA
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Jamie Puzos-ex Mets for AAA
Dodgers..Have 7-pitchers currently on DL.


Angels-Houston..Monday game..Alex Cobb scratched from start-blister issues  for Halos

Angels..Release 1B-Albert Pujols…hitting (.198) this year…hit (.256) over nine years with Angels…hit (.328) as perennial all star for Cardinals…was in final year of his 10Y-240M contract with Angels.

Angels..ActivateP-Tony Watson-on DL-calf issue
Angels..DFA-OF-Scott Schleber
Angels..DFA-P-Ben Rowen
Angels..DL-P-Alex Cobb-blister issue
Angels..DL-P-Mike Mayers-Covid

Angels..DL-C-Max Stassi-concussion…3rd time on DL
Angels..DL-3B-Anthony Rendon-bruised knee
Angels..DL-P_Chris Rodriguez-shoulder
Angels..Activatate P-Felix Pena from DL
Angels..Option P-Felix Pena to AAA
Angels..Recall P-Jose Suarez from AAA


Red Sox-W-Orioles..Hunter Renfroe-Raf Devers HRs for Sox
Yankees-W-Washington..Giancarlo Stanton RBI single in 9th for NY
Mets-W-Arizona..P-Jacob deGrom (5inn-1R)..pulled ribcage issue
Reds-Indians..Rained out
Marlins-L-Brewers..Tyrone Taylor RBI single in 10th
White Sox-W-Royals..Yoan Mercedes 2R double..RBI triple
Blue Jays-L-Astros..Kyle Tucker 3R-HR for Houston
Rockies-L-Cardinals..Adam Wainwright (8-inn-0R)..Rockies (12-22)
Pirates-W-Cubs..Wil Diefo 3H-3RBIs for Buccos
Mariners-L-Rangers..Dane Dunning 10Ks-5inn for Texas
Rays-W-A’s..Willy Adames 3RHR
Phillies-L-Braves..Freddie Freeman HR..Dansby Swanson 2RHR
Twins-Detroit..Rained out
(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Sign FA-C-Jeff Mathis-ex Texas-Angels-Twins
Atlanta..Sign FA-C-Ty Flowers
Atlanta..Sign FA-P-Shane Greene

Tampa..OF-Kevin Keirmeir-wrist issue
Giants..DL-2B-Tom LaStella-hamstring
Yankees..2B-Rouged Odor-sprained ankle
Giants..DL-OF-Alex Dickerson-shoulder bruise
Giants..DL-P-Aaron Sanchez-shoulder issue
Red Sox..DL-2B-Keke Hernandez-hamstring
Red Sox..DL-2B-Christian Arroyo-hand injury
Astros..C-Martin Maldonado-sprained shoulder
Cubs..DL-P-Jake Arietta-thumb issue
Cubs..DL-2B-Ian Happ-rib cage issue
Cubs..OF-Jake Marisnick-hamstring issue
Cubs..OF-Jason Heyward-hand injury
Twins..DL-OF-Byron Buxton-hip issue
White Sox..OF-Luis Robert-hip surgery-out 12W
Mets..OF-Brandon Nimmo-farearm
Indians..C-Rob Perez-surgery fractured thumb
Texas..DL-3B-Brock Holt-hamstring

Texas..Activate OF-Khris Davis from DL
Texas..DL-P-Kohei Arihara-finger injury

Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg throws 1st bullpen-test ailing shoulder

(MLB Notes)

Hall of Fame…Terminates contract Robbie Alomar as consultant in midst of sexaul assault lawsuits…lost MLB job and Blue Jays consulting jobs.

Rockies..Name Bill Schmit as interim GM
Rockies..Ask permission to interview ex Phillies GM-Ruben Amaro.

Mets..OF-Jeff McNeil-SS-Francisco Lindor-scuffle in tunnel by dugout over defensive mistakes

Washington..Broadcaster FP Santangelo removed from broadcast-investigation sexual misconduct

Reds..P-Amir Garrett-7 game suspension-bean balls
Phillies..P-Jose Alvarado-3 game suspension
Marlins..P-Paul Campbell..80-game suspension=PEDs
Rockies..P-Colton Welker-suspended for steroid usage

Toronto..Will move home games to Buffalo on June 1st
Mets..Fire hitting coaches Chili Davis..Tom Slater

Ray Miller..ex-major league manager Twins-Pirates…pitching coach Orioles-Pirates..passes away (73Y)
Del Crandall…longtime Milwaukee-Atlanta Braves catcher…then minor league manager-coach…passes away (91Y)



Green Bay…Packers no interest in trading QB-Aaron Rodgers….Rodgers would have to return 23M in signing bonus money…6.8M in roster bonus money paid in March…forefeith 14.7M in salary and 500,000-workout bonus if he retires…..Packers would take 31M-salary cap hit if they traded Rodgers….Packers begin virtual voluntary OTA workouts this week.

Seattle..Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren criticizes Green Bay front office for mishandling Aaron Rodgers relationship…”Cannot drive something divisive between star QB and coach and front office”

Packers…confirm 49ers called to inquire about Rodgers leading into draft.

San Francisco…49ers say they want QB-Jim Garoppolo to play next two years at 25M each and tutor Trey Lance at quarteerback.

Atlanta..Continue to shop WR-Julio Jones on the trade market

New England…Senior exec Ernie Adams retires from Patriots organization

Jaguars..Urban Meyer fires 4-longtime scouts and player personnel execs-who had combined 66-years experience.
Carolina….Former LB-Luke Keuchly resigns as a scout after one year on job
Carolina..Interview Dan Morgan..New England for Asst GM job.
Carolina…Interview Jimmy Raye-ex Lions for Asst GM job

NFL Union..recommends rookie draft picks and just sign free agents, not report to OTA workouts in person.

Tampa Bay..QB-Tom Brady tells Union-‘don’t need full intensive off season workouts-putting players at other sport does it’.

Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden refusing to talk to media in off season after criticism about past drafts-free agent signings-possible tampering comments

Raiders-Colts-Jets held rookie orientation camp for draft picks this weekend.

Denver..declare ‘open competition’ for QB job with Drew Lock-Teddy Bridgewater

Seattle…declines 5rh year option on RB-Rashaad Penny-plagued by injuries two years in a row


Ben Dreith..legendary NFL referee passes away (96Y) of age…worked in league for 31-years.

Buffalo..NFL informs GM-Brandon Beane he cannot discipline players who refuse to have Covid vaccine.

Miami..Dolphins inform players they will not pay off season workout bonuses unless players are in the building for virtual learning and training.

Brandon Bair..ex Chiefs-Eagles defensive end credited with saving man from burning pickup truck hit by a train in Idaho.


(Roster Moves)

Eagles..Sign FA-RB-Kerryon Johnson-ex Lions
Miami..Sign FA-S-Jason McCourty-ex Patriots
Raiders…Sign FA-CB-Casey Hayward-ex Chargers
Seattle..Meets with FA-CB-Richard Sherman-ex 49ers

Browns..Sign FA-DT-Malik McDowell-former #1 pick-Seattle
Browns..Sign FA-DT-Damian Square-ex Chargers
Detroit..Sign FA-TE-Darren Fells-ex Houston
Steelers..Sign FA-OT-Alejandro Villanueva-ex Steelers
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LB-Ladarius Hamilton-ex Cowboys
Seattle..Sign FA-LB-Saivion Smith-ex Cowboys
Seattle..Sign FA-LB-Nate Evans-ex Jaguars
Steelers..Sign FA-CB-Arthur Maulet-ex Jets
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Neville Hewitt-ex Jets
Chargers..Sign FA-CB-Kemon Hall-ex Cowboys
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Marquelle Harrell-ex Buffalo
Titans..Sign FA-RB-Brian Hill-ex Falcons
Titans..Sign FA-CB-Gerald Maybin-ex Jets
Saints..Sign FA-WR-Easop Winston-ex Rams
Washington..Sign FA-TE-Deon Yelden-ex Chiefs
Washington..Sign FA-LB-Linden Stephens-ex Seattle
Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Will Parks-ex Eagles
Chiefs..Sign FA-LB-Kam Correa-ex Jaguars
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LB-Nate Brooks-ex Patriots
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Matt Cole-ex 49ers
Colts..Sign FA-LB-Malik Jefferson-ex Chargers
Bears..Sign FA-WR-Dameire Bird-ex Patriots


Miami..Release S-Bobby McCain
Dallas..Release DT-Antwain Woods
Dallas..Release LB-Saivion Smith
Denver..Release QB-Jeff Driskel
Chicago..Release OT-Charles Leno
Raiders..Release S-Jeff Heath
Steelers..Release CB-Trevor Williams
Colts..Release RB-Paul Perkins

Miami..Workout FA-S-Malik Hooker-ex Colts
Washington..Workout FA-LB-Bobby McCain-ex Miami
Dallas..Workout FA-QB-Jeff Driskel
Colts..Workout FA-K-Eddie Piniero-ex Bears
Washington..Workout FA-OT-Charles Leno-ex Bears
Denver..Workout FA-OT-Bobbie Massey-ex Bengals-Arizona
Colts..Workout FA-OT-Eric Fisher-ex Chiefs

Denver..Puts OT-JaWuan James on NFI-list..torn Achilles in private workout
Jets..Surgery-DT-Quinnen Williams-broken foot in workout
(College Football)

1AA Playoffs-Semi Finals
..James Madison-L-Sam Houston State (38-35)..Bearkats score 3-TDs in 2-and-half minute span at end of game in comeback win
..South Dakota State-W-Delaware..(33-3).Jackrabbits blowout win to move to 1AA finals.

Washington State…Contracgt extension AD-Pat Chun thru 2026

NCAA,,,Proposed radical changes in preseason camps…9-days helmet only…8-days of full pad contazct workouts…8-days in helmets-pads but no contact….Elimination of Oklahoma and nut cracker drills.



Lakers-Suns….Lakers led (59-37) in 2nd quarter at Press time…Anthony Davis (18P) in dominant first half….LA (37-30)..heading into Sunday game….Lakers fell into 7th place in playoff race on the weekend…LA lost 5-of-6…8-of-10….and just (9-17) over last month and a half

Clippers-L-NY Knicks (106-100)..Derrick Rose (25P) off bench…Julius Randle (14P-14R) for Knicks..Kawhi Leonard (29P) in loss…..LA (45-23)…Sunday game

Lakers…G-LeBron James would be out 2-more games-ankle injury
Lakers..G-Dennis Schroeder remains on Covid list..refused to take vaccine..then be came ill

New Orleans..F-Brandon Ingram-ankle sprain
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson-sprained finger
Golden State..F-Damian Lee-confirms severe case Covid despite getting both shots
Kings..G-Tyler Haliburton-fractured leg
Denver..G-PJ Dozier-reibcage injury
Toronto..G-Rodney Hood-fractured hand

NBA..Fines Brooklyn and G-Kyrie Irving 35,000-each for refusing to talk to thye media after games
Memphis..G-Ja Morant faces fine for ejection for abuse of officials and attacking officials on twitter
Indiana..Suspends Asst coach Greg Foster for run in with player on court in argument
Indiana…Report Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren could be fired-stormy relationship with players
Portland..Coach Terry Stotts-job in jeopardy-miss playoffs

NBA..Commissiner Adam Silver says ‘NBA Play in Format-heret to stay’

New Orleans..Sign FA-G-Naji Marshall to 4Y conttract
Golden State..Sign FA-F-Jordan Bell

Warriors..Steph Curry (49P) in 29-minute outburst vs Oklahoma City
Washington..Brad Beal (50P) vs Packers

New Orleans..GM-David Griffin-fined 50,000 for criticism of refs over injuries to star C-Zion Williamson


(College Basketball)

Aztecs…Sign (6’7-F) Chad Baker…transfer from Duquesne (9P) last year…has 4-years eligibility left…becomes 4th transfer to sign at San Diego State

Univ-Hartford…Facing 9M-Athletic Department deficit is droppibg from Division 1-to-Division III….Hartford made NCAA tourney this past spring.

Michigan…F-Franz Wagner files for NBA draft



Columbus..Fire Coach John Tortorella after 6Y on job..won only 18-games..openly feuded with players-abrasive style

Arizona..Coach Rick Tocchett fired Sunday night…(24-26-6) on season..missed playoffs…(125-0131-34) with Yotes..

Ducks..Season ends in last place (17-30-9)..GM-Bob Dallas Eakins both in jeopardy of losing job.

Ducks…Send rookies C-Trevor Zegras..D-Jamie Drysdale..D-Simon Benoit..D-Trevor Carrick…D-Josh Mahura..F-Andrew Agozzino..F-Vinnie Leitteri to AHL San Diego Gulls for AHL Playoffs in Pacific Division.

Florida..D-Brandon Montour-fined 5,000 for spearing incident.

Edmonton..Oilers star Connor David cracks 100-point barrier in 53-games.
Tampa Bay..F-Patrick Maroon suspended 1-game for violent fight

Edmonton..RW-Milan Lucic says he will waive ‘no trade clause’ so he can be placed on Oilers expansion draft list.

Washington..C-Evgeny Kuznetsov-placed on Covid list for 2nd time
Kings..RW-Dustin Brown miss rest of season-shoulder injury-had (17G)

Toronto..Sign F-Kirill Semgonov-Omsk-KHL-Russia
Flyers..Sign G-Olle Lycksell-Fazrjestad-Sweden
Devils..Sign F-Nico Daws-played in Germany

Seattle..Expansion team talking to F-Reid Boucher..scored (24G) in 51-games with Omsk in KHL-Russia.

Vancouver..Moves AHL affiliation from Utica to Abbotsford-British Columbia
New Jersey..Sign 10Y deal with Utica Comets in AHL

American Hockey League…announces Pacific Division playoff format…
..1Game Play In…#4-vs-#7…#5-vs-#6
..Winners will have 1-game play-in to see who is 4th seed
..1st place-vs-4th place….2nd-vs-3rd in next round of playoffs.

Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-1)..Alex Limoges scores 2-goals..Gulls in first place in Pacific Division with (48P)

NYRangers..Promote Chris Drury to President-General Manager after stunning firing of President John Davidson-GM-Jeff Gorton.

Rangers..Fined (250,000) by NHL for condemning comments about League Exec George Parros “unfit for job” after refusing to suspend Washington F-Tom Wilson for sucker punches and body slams of Rangers players last week.

Rangers-Capitals..Fines likely in game which had 6-fights in first period in response to Tom Wilson cheapshot hits.


Kentucky Derby…Winner Medina Spirit tests positive for illegal joint steroid in system after win…Had twice normal level…Ordered to second test…Owner Bob Baffert says shocked at outcome of test…will contest it…Says wants Medina Spirit to run in Preakness.

Preakness..Essential Quality pulls out of race after disappointing race in Kentucky Derby…will concentrate on Travers Stakes-Saratoga.
Boxing..Canelo Alvarez wins WBO-super middleweight crown with 9th round TKO-Billy Joe Saunders..Alvarez now (56-1-2)
PGA Golf..Wells Fargo Championships..Rory McIlroy uses 4-birdie day to hold off challengers to win in Charlotte…Snaps 18-month winless drought on tour..Finished (-10-274)  for one stroke victory.
NASCAR-Darlington 400..Martin Truex leads 248-laps and muscles his way to win..Built (:13) lead late in race-held off Kyle Larson-Kyle Busch..3rd win of season for Truex.

Formula 1-Spanish Grand Prix..Lewis Hamilton wins with 2nd pit stop for fresh tires to chase down Max Verstappen.

Indy Car…off Weekend.

Indy Car…Bobby Unser-former 500-champion-passes  away (87Y)

NBC..Hires Jimmie Johnson to do studio analyst work for Indy 500
NASCAR..Ernie McClure-former driver-passes away (42Y)..concussion issues
NASCAR…ARCA driver Derek Lancaster released from hospital with burns on face-arm-hands in fiery crash at Talladega.

Soccer-Champions League…Manchester City-Chelsea to meet May 29th in championship game.

Manchester United…Glazer Family denies reports it would sell team for (5.6B)
EPL…Owners develop new ‘Charter Rules’ to prevent teams from leaving league…

Manchester United….Loses 240M-marketing contract for team uniforms-equipment..The Hut company cancels ‘Kit contract’ over Man U-attempt to leave English Premeir League.

Jose Mourinho…Fired Hot Spurs coach hired by AS Roma-Italy
Diego Maradona..Family files lawsuit for Medical malpractice in failed brain surgery that led to death in Argentina
Soccer-English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester United-W-Aston Villa..Man U scores in 52′-56′
..Manchester City-L-Chelsea..Blues score in 92′
..Wolverhampton-W-Brighton..Morgan White scores 96′
..Everton-W-West Ham..Dom Calvert-Lewin game winner
..Arsenal-W-West Brom..Willan key goal for Gunners..WBrom into relegation
..Liverpool-W-Southampton..Sadio Mane game winning goal
..Crystal Palace-W-Sheffield…CP gets two goals on deflections
..Leeds-L-Newcastle..Collin Wilson 2-goals in United win

..Fulham-Burnley..Monday game

MLS…LA Galaxy-W-LAFC…Chicharito scores 6th goal of season in Galaxy wih

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