Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on February 21st, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…

MLB-Union…Reopen negotiations in Jupiter, Florida…Little progress made on biggest financial issues…Facing the February 28th deadline before they may have to start cancelling regular season games….have already canceled 7-days worth of exhibition games.  Biggest issues:

..What is Luxury Tax Threshold
..What are tax rates for teams going over the threshold
..Will teams give up draft picks for going over Luxury Tax
..Rookie Bonus Pool for top young players-how much-how many players
..How many players qualify for the 2-Plus Bonus
..Minimum salary structure for 1st-2nd-3rd year players
..Changes in Arbitration system
..Elimination of draft pick compensation for Qualifying offer free agents
..Revenue sharing for small markets
..Bonus draft picks for teams using young players
..Floor to Spending proposal
..Ads on Uniforms
..International Draft
..Draft Lottery-how many teams qualify
..Cut back from 180-player list to 150-players per team
..Playoff expansion to either 12-teams or 14-teams
..Players cut of revenue from expanded playoffs.
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(MLB Notes)

Padres..Lose 7-games in Cactus League schedule because of delay in spring training opening.

Dodgers..Lawyers for P-Trevor Bauer want subpoena of San Diego woman’s cell phone record in aftermath of LA-DA deciding not to file sexual assault charges….San Diego woman asks judge to fine Bauer’s lawyers 10,000 for legal fees for attempting to prolong case-calling it ‘harassment’

Angels..Court hearing  in June as Family of Tyler Skaggs proceeds with lawsuit against Angels over Skagg’s drug related death.

A’s…Oakland City Council approves Environmental Impact Study for building new Stadium at Terminal sight…Opens way for negotiations as to how to finance  the 1.3B stadium (27,000) which is part of a 12B-business development.

Mets..Hire Dan Barnes-Asst pitching coach.
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(Roster Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-P-Logan Verrett-ex Mets-Orioles
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Zach Neal..P-Dillon Overton..ex A’s
Twins..Sign FA-P-Dan Gossett-ex A’s
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…(Football)…

(Coaching Moves)

Eric Weddle…Named head coach in waiting…will take over as head coach at Rancho Bernardo High in 2023 after illustrious NFL career..Won Super Bowl rin with Rams after career with Chargers-Ravens.

Steelers..Hire Brian Flores-ex Miami-as LB coach-Defensive consultant
Steelers..Interview Dan Morgan-Carolina for GM job
Raiders..Hire Frank Okam-DL coach-ex Carolina
Vikings..Interview Chris Beatty-Chargers for Off Coord job
Miami..Hire longtime DB-Patrick Surtain as DB coach
Packers..Fire LB-coach Mike Smith
Packers..Hire Jason Rebrovich-ex Jaguars as LB coach
Lions..Fire LB-coach Mark DeLeon
Browns..Hire Jordan Thomas-DL coach-ex San Diego State
Bengals..Hire James Bettcher-ex 49ers-ex 49rs
Bills..Bob Babich-LB coach-retires
Washington..Hire Juan Castillo-TE coach-ex Bears-Eagles
Washington..TE coach-Pete Hoerner retires
Chargers..Hire Chris Gould-kicking coach
Rams..Interview Liam Coen-Kentucky for Off Coord job
Rams..Interview Charles London-Falcons for Off Coord job
Rams..Interview Cortez Hanklins-LSU for Off Coord job
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(NFL Notes)

Washington….Legendary WR-Charley Taylor passes away (80Y)…had (649R-90TD) in career.

NFL…Names Mary Jo White to conduct NFL invesitgation into oin going sexual misconduct ase involving Daniel Snyder-Washington team…She led investigation that led to sale of Carolina Pahters-Jerry Richardson…led Deflategate probe that led to Tom Brady suspension.

Chiefs..LBChris Lammons-charged with felony assault for being part of gorup that stomped a man in Las Vegas casino…RB-Alvin Kamara was arrested in case.

USFL..Spring league will conduct 35-round draft of players beginning on Tuesday..Draft will be done by positions…QBs in first round
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(College Football)

College Football Playoff….Ends negotiations to expand playoffs to 12-teams…Will stay at 4-teams thru 2025…Board of Managers could not come to agreement with Pac 12-Conference and status of Rose Bowl…How many guaranteed spots went to Power 5-Conferences…how many Group of 5-Conferences would get guarantees and Automatic Bid issues

Pac 12-Big 10…The proposed Alliance to have games between conference schools appears to be collapsing…Big 10 not interested in cutting league games to 8-per season to schedule interconference games.   Big 10-Pac 12 will likely now stay at 9-league games each.

Michigan..Signs Jim Harbaugh to extension (5Y-36M)
UCLA..Hires Bill McGowan-Def Coord-ex Chicago Bears assistant
Florida State..Former RB Poo Bear Williams passes away (47Y)-ex Buffalo Bills
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…(Basketball)….

NBA-All Star Game-Cleveland…Team LeBron-vs-Team Durant…..Durant led King James (94-93) at halftime..Steph Curry hit 8-3’s in opening half……2-teams combined for 29-3 point baskets in the 187-points scored in first half.

NBA..Reports Commissioner Adam Silver making progress in Proposal for Mid-Season Tourney…Championship game would carry 1M prize for each player…Championship tourney game could replace NBA All Star Game.

Lakers..F-Anthony Davis will miss 4W with sprained foot…6th different injury last two years

Lakers..LeBron James-speaking at All Star Game…says he could finish his career in Cleveland..Becomes free agent after 2022-23 season…says he also wants to play with his son Bronnie who becomes eligible for draft in 2024.

Bucks..Open contract talks with FA-G-Goran Dragic-ex Spurs-Heat
Bulls..Sign FA-C-Tristan Thompson-ex Kings-Pacers
Bulls..Release C-Alonzo McKinnie
Cavs..Release G-Kevin Pangos
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(College Basketball)

Aztecs-W-Fresno State (61-44)…SDSU scored just 6-points in 10-minutes then went on (22-4) spurt to blow game open…Chad Baker-Mezara comes off bench to hit 5-baskets in first half..finished with (20P)…Keshad Johnson (13P) in win…Aztecs held Fresno (38%) shooting…survived Nathan Mensah’s 4-fouls…SDSU (17-6) won 5-in a row….Play at Boise State on Tuesday

UCLA-W-Washington (76-50)…Jalen Clark (25P)..David Singleton (22P)…held UW (3-17) on 3’s…Bruins (19-5)

USC-Washington State….Cougars led (49-41) at halftime…Trojans (22-4)

Big 10…Likely to suspend Michigan coach Juwan Howard for throwing punch as Wisconsin coach while in handshake line after Badgers blew out Wolverines…Howard was furious Wisconsin used two timeouts in final minute of game with a 15-point lead…Four players also threw punches in end of game skirmish.
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…(Hockey)….

Gulls-L-Ontario Reign (4-2)…Kings #1 pick-gabs Villardi scores 2-goals in Ontario win for weekend sweep……AHL action-Sunday game…Gulls (16-21-2)

Gulls-L-Ontario..(3-2) Saturday night..Martin Frk 2-goals for Reign..Gulls took 6-penalties early..Drew nearly 9200 for home game

Ducks-W-Vancouver (7-3)..Saturday blowout win on road…3-goals in 1st period..jumped out to (5-0) lead knocking goalie Trevor Demko out of game..held Canucks to 2-shots o goal in opening period..Ducks (24-19-9)-snapped 4-game losing streak

Kings-W-Arizona (5-3)..Saturday win..Adrian Kempe 2-goals in win..Kings (26-16-6)

Toronto-Arizona..TRADE…Leafs deal LW-Nick Ritchie #2 pick to Coyotes for D-Ilya Lyubushkin and F-Ryan Dzingel

St Louis-Montreal..Discuss deal for D-Ben Chiarot
Maple Leafs..Sign F-Dmitry Ovchinkov from KHL-Russia
Oilers..Lose F-Jesse Puljujarvi (4W)-knee injury

Ducks..Fire David Nonis-assistant GM as new GM-Pat Verbeek reshapes front office

Rangers…Legendary G-Coach-GM Emile ‘The Cat’ Francis passes away (95Y)…NHL Hall of Famer…led by Rangers to Stanley Cup Finals 4-times and won Stanley Cup once.

Montreal..Hire Vinnie Lecavalier-Assistant GM…starred with Tampa Bay Lightning
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…(General)……..

Olympics…Closing ceremonies for controversial Beijing Games
..Norway won 16-golds and 37 medals in all
..US had 8-gold and 25-medals..
..Germany had 12 golds
..Russia 8-Gold medal

Finland-W-Russia…Fins take 1st hockey gold since 1952
USA..Makeila Shiffrin finishes 4th in Alpine event..no medals in games
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Daytona 500…Austin Cindrich came from behind to win accident marred final s50-laps to win first race of career in the 500…Cindrich twice blocked Bubba Wallace from passing him on final lap
..Brad Keselowski caused two accidents with bump drafting
..Keselowski knocked Ricky Stenhouse from the lead  hitting wall
..Keselowski bumped drafted Harrison Burton-who flipped early in race
..Bubba Wallace had lead but lost draft and went from 1st to 11th late in race
..Kyle Larson..Denny Hamlin..Joey Logano .Martin true also crashed in race

 

..Race red-flagged at Lap 63..Brad Keselowski-running 2nd bumped Harrison Butker running upfront..triggered 8-car crash…Burton flipped upside down.

Formula 1…Michael Andretti announces filing application for run an F-1 team for the 2024-season…would be second American team in F-1 joining Haas Racing.

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Golf-LA Genesis Open…Joaquim Nieman used an ‘eagle’ to hold off the pack and won at Rivier-leading from start to finish…Wound up (-19)…had 5-stroke lead at one point in final round…Colin Morikawa was second (-17)

Dustin Johnson..Announces he is staying on PGA Tour-not accept offer to go to Saudi Super League.
Bryson DeChambeau announces he turned down opportunity to sign to play in Saudi Super League on Sundasy night
Golf Digest reporting that as many as 17-players have committed to play in Super League next year-but players jumping not yet identified.

Phil Mickelson continues tirade against PGA Tour…..Calls PGA…’Manipulative-Coercive-Strong Armed’ for not paying players better….Calls offer to go to Saudi Arabia ‘once in lifetime chance’…says he knows of ‘Saudi human rights violations’.
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Soccer…San Diego Loyal-W-Tijuana XOLOs  (3-2) in a friendly…Draw (4500) at USD for win

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester United-W-Leeds..Bruno Fernandes-Harry McGuire score goals
..Manchester City-L-Hot Spur…Harry Kane 2-goals for Tottenham
..Liverpool-W-Norwich..Mo Salah goal
..Wolverhampton-W-Leicester..Wolves scored in 9′
..Newcastle-Tie-West Ham..(1-1)
..Arsenal-W-Brentford..Buk Saka scores 73′
..Watford-W-Aston Villa..score game winner 28′
..Southampton-W-Everton..Shane Long game winner
..Chelsea-W-Crystal Palace…Blues score in 89′
..Burnley-W-Brighton..Score 2-goals in opening  half

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