Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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MLB-Union….Face Monday night deadline to finalize deal…MLB said it would cancel the first week of regular season if deal not done by Close of Business on Monday…Sides have met for 7-days in a row in Jupiter, Florida

MLB-Union lawyers had 3-face to face meetings discussing changes in Luxury Tax thresholds, elimination of draft pick compensation and changes in tax rates…Dialogue will resume early Monday in possible all-day negotiations.

..Union proposed dropping Players in 2-Plus Category from 75% to 35%
..Union reduce Luxury Tax threshold from 248M to 246M
..Owners propose raise Luxury Tax threshold from 214M to 215M
..Some Owners want MLB to offer Luxury Tax at midway mark 230M
..Union propose minor leaguers must be added to 40-roster after 4th year-not 5th
..Union propose Lux Tax penalties be dropped from  50%-to-40% in 2nd year…75%-to-62% in third year..100%-to-95% in 4th year

..Two sides agree that Draft Lottery will be for the top 6-picks
..Rookies-Finish 1st-2nd in voting for Rookie of Year-Get Full Year Service Time
..Option Rule-Players can been recalled-sent out 5X in season

MLB..Report Will Cancel Rule 5-Draft unprotected players

Dodgers..Pitching ace Walker Beuhler…”We are asking a fair piece of the pie…..Players have earned this…Owners have reaped from our talent”

Montreal..Former Owner David Sampson  responds to Union…”Teams are not Cash Positive Yearly…They lose money…Value of franchise comes when you sell…Teams still have to pay bills”

Giants..Hire Josh Herzenberg-Players Development-ex Lotte Marines-Korea
Mariners..Hire Analytics exec Dave Cameron-ex Padres

Mets..Hire Elizabeth Benn as Director of Operations..worked for MLB office
(Roster Moves)

Braves..Sign P-Brandon Settinger-ex Arizona
Tampa Bay..Sign P-David McKay-ex Tigers
Mets..Sign P-Felix Pena-ex Angels-Cubs
Washington..Sign P-Carl Edwards-ex Cubs-Padres
White Sox..Sign OF-Pat Kivlehan-ex Padres-Reds
(College Baseball)

Aztecs…Fall to (3-4) on season…Beat Hawaii…Lost to Utah ..then beat Utah in Tony Gwynn Legacy Classic.

Aztecs-at-Wyoming…Monday showdown game in Mountain West Conference…SDSU (18-7)…Wyoming (23-5)…Cowboys led by 6’9-F-Grahame Ike (20P-9R) and 6’7-F-Hunter Maldonado (19P-5R)

USD-L-USF (78-62)..Battered Toreros finish (14-15)..lost 5-of-6 end of year

UCLA-W-Oregon State (94-53)..Bruins hit 13-3’s..shoot 58%
USC-W-Oregon (70-69)..Drew Peterson hits 3 pointer (:11) left

College Basketball..Saturday 6-ranked teams lose
..1-Gonzaga-L-St Mary’s..Zags 11-game win streak snapped
..2-Arizona-L-Colorado..16-point blowout loss in Boulder
..3-Auburn-L-Tennessee..War Eagles 3rd loss in a week
..4-Purdue-L-Michigan State

Lakers-New Orleans….Lowly Pelicans had (31-22) lead in 2nd quarter at Press Time….LA (27-32)

Clippers-W-Houston (99-98)..Ivica Zubac (14P-15R)…Reggie Jackson (26P) in win…LA (32-31)

Clippers-W-Lakers (105-102)..Friday night game…Clippers held Lakers scoreless on final 7-possessions of game..Clippers 7-in double figures.

Lakers..Agent Rich Paul…’Everyone bears responsibility for this record”

Brooklyn…Nets (5-14) since Kevin Durant knee injury..Kyrie Irving returning as part time player…trade James Harden

Milwaukee..Meet with FA-G-Tyreke Evans-was suspended for 2Y by NBA for drug issues.

Miami…Jimmy Butler fined 25,000 for violations of Media access rules

Denver..F-Michael Porter-coming off back surgery-cleared to practice

Clippers..MRI on G-Paul George-torn elbow ligament healing-not ready play
Knicks..G-Derrick Rose-surgery-ankle-2nd operation year
Toronto..F-OJ Anunoby-fractured finger..out 3W
Cavaliers..G-Rajon Rondo-sprained toe

ESPN…Trying to hire both Joe Buck-Troy Aikman from Fox for MNF
Fox..Opens talks with Tom Brady as analyst
Fox..Meets with Sean Payton about studio analyst job
Fox..49ers GM-John Lynch rejects offer to return to network
Amazon..Talks to Al Michaels about Thursday night package
Rams..Coach Sean McVay will not retire-rejects TV offers

NFL..Confirms Tampa Bay Bucs will be host in game in Munich, Germany

Arizona..Owner Mike Bidwill-Vote of Confidence Coach Kliff Kingsbury despite late season collapse..has (5-17) record over last three years.

Steelers…Interview Joe Hortiz-Ravens..Ran Carthen-49ers…Andy Heldl-Eagles for vacant GM job…Pittsburgh has interviewed 10-execs so far

Vikings..Hire Greg Manusky-LB coach-ex Washington-Chargers
Carolina..Fire Matt Allen-Director Player Personnel
Colts..Hire Mike Mitchell-DB coach-ex Raiders player
Chiefs..Hire Matt Nagy-QB coach-ex Bears head coach
Jaguars..Hire Ryan Pagnetti-LB coach-ex Eagles
(Roster Moves)

Tampa Bay..Pro Bowl OG-Ali Marpat retires at age 28-leaves 10M salary
Saints..Open negotiations to retain QB-Jameis Winston
Saints…Create 26M-cap space-redo WR-Mike Thomas-OT-Ryan Ramczyk
Packers..Create 11M cap space-rework OT-David Bakhtiari
Packers..Will not trade QB-Jordan Love
Packers..Have 5-trade offers for QB-Aaron Rodgers
Packers..May trade LB-ZaDarius Smith-has 28M-cap figure
(College Football)

Aztecs..Open spring football workouts-Monday…battle for starting QB job begins..Virginia Tech transfer Braxton Burmeister and redshirt freshman Will Haskell…Aztecs must replace 3-starting offensive lineman

UCLA..Hire Ken Norton-LB coach-ex Seahawks Def Coord

Miami..Offers LB-coaching job to former Dolphins star Jason Taylor
Kentucky..Hite Rich Scangarello-Off Coord-ex 49ers assistant

Grambling…Legendary QB-Doug Williams ends relationship with school over the hiring of disgraced Art Briles-ex Baylor-as Off Coord

Ducks-NY Islanders…Isles led (2-0) in 3rd period..Sunday game…Ducks (25-20-9)

Kings-W-NY Islanders (5-2)…Phillip Danault 15th goal..Kings (29-17-7)-2nd place in Pacific Division

Kings-W-Ducks (4-1)..Friday game..LA scored 3-goals in 9-minutes

Kings..Coach Todd McLellan sidelined by Covid symptoms

Gulls-W-Henderson (4-0)..G-Lukas Dostal 27-save shutout
Gulls-W-Henderson (5-2)..F-Danny O’Regan scores 2-goals in (:29)

Gulls..G-Lukas Dostal called up by Ducks

Toronto-W-Red Wings..Leafs (10-7) win..Mitch Marner 4-goals

Wayne Gretzky…Says Russia should be banned from World Junion Championships.

Washington..Superstar Alex Ovechkin says Russia-Putin should end the war in Ukraine…He has been strong backer of Putin.

Jokerit..Finnish hockey team walks out of KHL-playoffs in Russia

Edmonton..F-Josh Archibold-activated..had heart inflammation from Covid

Golf…Honda Classic…Sepp Straka came from 5-shots back-hitting birdie putt on 18 to win first tourney of career…Straka birdied 3-of-last 5-holes in heavy rain..Daniel Berger fell apart in final round on Sunday
..(-10)..Straka come from behind win
..(-9)..Shane Lowrey survives bad shots for 2nd place
..(-8) Kurt Kitsiyama
..(-7)..Daniel Berger lost 6-stroke lead..4-bogeys-double bogey-Sundah


Phil Mickelson…Has lost 5-top sponsors including Callaway..Workday..KPMG..Heineken..Amstel

PGA..Terminates Mickelson foundation as host of American Express Classic in Palm Springs

NASCAR…Auto Club 400..Kyle Larson comes from 27th place to win after a late race wreck knocked Tyler Reddick out of the lead…Reddick led for 90-laps but was sideswiped by William Byron and hit the wall…..Austin Dillon-2nd..Eriik Jones-3rd..Riddick finished 24th.

NASCAR…6-cars crash-spin in qualifying on Saturday at Fontana
NASCAR..Kyle Busch fails inspection twice-banned from qualifying
NASCAR..Criticized for limiting teams practice time in new Next-Gen cars..had only 15 minute practice sessions

Indy Car…Grand Prix-St Petersburg..Rookie Scott McLaughlin first career win..outruns Alex Polu for victory in first race of season…Formula 1-driver Roman Grosjean finished 5th…Jimmie Johnson-NASCAR legend started last-26th on grid..finished 23rd

Formula 1…Haas Racing terminates sponsorship with Russian firm
Formula 1..Sebastian Vettle wants Russian Grand Prix-canceled
Soccer…Poland-Sweden-Czechoslovakia refused to play Russia in World Cup group play next month.

FIFA…under pressure to expel Russia from World Cup tourney

Chelsea..Russian owner Roman Abramovic steps aside in leadership role of EP teams

English Premier League…Scoreboard:
..Hot Spur-W-Leeds..Harry Kane
..Manchester United-Tie-Watford..Surprise scoreless tie
..Crystal Palace-Tie-Burnley…Palace gives up own goal in tie
..Newcastle-W-Brentford..United scores 2G in 11′
..Aston Villa-W-Brighton (2-0)
..Manchester City-W-Everton..Phil Fodom scores 82′
..West Ham-W-Wolverhampton..1-0 victory
..Southampton-W-Norwich…Southampton scores 88′

Leeds…Fires Coach Marcelo Bielsa..Team 2-points from relegation
International Ski Federation..Cancels all competitions in Russia
International Gymnastics Association..Suspends Russia from competition


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