Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on March 7th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

–Baseball–

MLB-Union…Day 95-Lockout-..Union gave a written response to MLB on Sunday….MLB response…’deadlocked’-gone backwards in some area…returned to bargaining table-Sunday afternoon-met for just 90-minutes in New York…MLB said it will try to setup Monday meeting…Fear that MLB will cancel more games this week..

..MLB pushed back spring training to week of  March 18th.
..MLB could cancel another week of regular season games possibly Tuesday…

..Union refused to budge of (238M) Luxury Tax or (775,000) rookie salary
..Union willing to drop Bonus Pool to (85M)
..Union drop idea 14-team playoffs..back to 12-teams
..Union remains at 6-picks in draft lottery
..Union will to drop qualifying offers and draft pick compensation
..Union will allow Pace of Play changes for 2023
..Owners yet to respond..yet schedule next meeting

..Union-donate 1M to seasonal workers spring training sites-work with AFL-CIO

..MLB last proposal-Luxury tax..would start at 220 and go up 230M end of deal
..Union last proposal..would start at 238 and go up to 263M at end of deal
..MLB proposal Rookie Bonus pool 30M for top 22%-2nd year players
..Union wants Bonus pool 100M for top 35%-2nd year players
..MLB wants Luxury Tax penalties start at 50%-tax
..Union wants Luxury Tax penalties at 25%-tax
..MLB wants 14-team Wildcard…1-first round bye each league..Best of 3-playin series
..MLB Proposed :14 (none on base) and (:19) pitch clock (runners on base)..Showed document experiment in Class A-ball reduced games by 20-minutes…MLB games last year took record (3:10) to play
..Union wants service time given to players  for cancelled games in season
..Union wants players pad for full 162-game schedule
..MLB proposes International Draft (20 rounds) Players 16-over..slot signing fees

MLB..Confirms minor league seasons will begin April 15th

MLB..Report Angels-Tigers-Reds-Arizona wanted Luxury Tax stay at 212M and not go up to 220M as MLB offered

Angels..Mike Trout-calf..Anthony Rendon-hip..cleared full spring training workouts and games
Dodgers..P-Trevor Bauer files defamation lawsuit against ‘Deadspin’ website for writing woman he had rough sex with had a fractured sull.
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(Roster Moves)

A’s..Sign FA-P-Parker Markel-ex Padres-Pirates
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Silvino Braco-ex Giants
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Daein Gillies-ex Mariners
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Aztecs-Arizona State…Disappointing start continues…SDSU loses series to Sun Devils…slips to (4-8) start to season
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–Basketball–

Lakers-at-San Antonio..Monday game..Lakers (28-35)..won just 4-of-16 games

Lakers-W-Golden State (124-116)..Saturday game..LeBron James (56P)..Lakers hit 18-3’s..Warriors 15-from arc in shootout game

Lakers..coach Frank Vogel considering using G-Russell Westbrook off the bench because of his poor shooting this season.

Clippers-NYKnicks..Sunday night late game..Clippers (34-31)

Clippers..G-Paul George begins shooting drills with right hand to test recovery from torn elbow ligament

Knicks..NBA fines F-Julius Randle 50,000-for ejection-double technical and shoving official

NBA..Report 4-teams have major salary cap problems…Golden State (170M) over Luxury tax…Brooklyn Nets (97M)….Clippers (82M)..Milwaukke (56M)…Lakers (45M)

NBA…Nearing finish into probe of Toxic workplace culture filed against Suns owner Robert Sarber…have interviewed 300-former employees and business associates of owner Robert Sarver…He will be interviewed next by league office.

New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson rejoins team to being workouts with trainers after 2-foot surgeries..has not played all year.

Miami..G-Victor Oladipo cleared to play on Monday-has not played all year because of torn quad suffered last year.
Milwaukee..C-Brook Lopez cleared to practice-coming off back surgery

Cleveland..coach JB Bickerstaff fined 20,000 for abuse of officials
Minnesota..F-Malik Beasley faces fine-suspension for head butt incident

Boston..Jayson Tatum (54P) in Celtics win over Nets
Bucks..Krhis Middleton (44P) in win over Suns
Boston..Sign FA-F-Nick Stauskas…averaging (26P) in NBA-G League

WNBA..Star center Brittany Griner still detained in Moscow after arrest at Airport for hashish oil in her luggage.
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(College Basketball)

Aztecs-W-Nevada (79-78)..Saturday win..Matt Bradley (24P) as State survives Wolfpack comeback…Aztecs finish season (21-7) win 9-of-final 10.

Aztecs..Finish season in 3rd place heading to Mountain West Conference tourney…get first round bye…will meet winner of Fresno-San Jose playin game.

Aztecs..Former SDSU guard Winston Shepard-back home in Houston, after escaping Russian attacks in Ukraine…Evacuated late night on Wednesday after bombing started..fled in car with 3-other basketball players to Western border….excapted to Bulgaria…went to Bucharest..then flew to Istanbul and finally home…was playing for Odessa in the Euro League

USD..Fires coach Sam Scholl after a (15-16) season….Bill Grier-Lamont Smith-Scholl have all failed to fix the Toreros basketball program in the last decade…Scholl was (50-67) and (18-39) in WCC play.

USD-L-Portland (73-55) in 2nd round WCC tourney..Finishes season (15-16)

UCLA-W-USC (75-68)..Jaime Jaquez (27P) in Trojans win.

Duke…Farewell game for retiring coach Mike Krzyzewski..96-former players lined up on floor to welcome Coach K for final home game at Cameron Arena

Florida Gulf Coach..Fires coach Michael Fly despite (21-11) record..was (55-59) since replacing Andy Enfield-who went to USC

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—(Football)—

NFL..Tuesday Deadline for teams to Franchise Tag players headed to free agency.

Chargers..Negotiated thru weekend with FA-WR-Mike Williams on possible 4-years 80M deal.

Green Bay..Report Denver-Washington are two teams contacting Packers if Aaron Rodgers demands a trade

Washington-Seattle…Seahawks reject offer of #1-#1 picks and a defensive starter for QB-Russell Wilson

Patriots-Carolina..Trade talks for Panthers WR-Robby Anderson
Giants..Shopping RB-Saquon Barkley on trade market
Steelers..Interested in FA-QB-Mitch Trubisky
Seahawks..Open contract talks with RB-Rashaad Penny (6.3YPC)

Minnesota..New Coach Kevin O’Connell-vote of confidence to QB-Kirk Cousins heading to final year of contract

Dallas..Report Cowboys will release WR-Amari Cooper-has 22M cap figure
Patriots..Will not franchise tag CB-JC Jackson-has 25 interceptions-4Y
Arizona..Will not franchise tag DE-Chandler Jones
Carolina..Will not tag OC-Matt Paradis
Bengals..Will franchise tag S-Jesse Bates
Cleveland..Will release WR-Rashard Higgins
Buffalo..WR-Cole Beasley-asks for trade

Rams..Hire Ra’Shard Samples-RB coach-ex TCU-SMU
Titans..Hire Chase Blackburn-Spec Teams coach-ex Carolina

Buffalo..City-County-Bills working to complete 850M-football stadium
NFL Union..Ira Fishman under investigation for toxic workplace issues
49ers..Brian Griese-hired as QB coach-had been at ESPN

CFL-Toronto Argonauts..Hire Jim Barker-longtime GM-Coach as Assistant to President.

NFL Combine..Top workouts:
WR-Tyquan Thornton-Baylor (4.28-40)..Garrett Wilson-Chris Olava-OSU (4.38)
RB-Breece Hall-Iowa State (4.39-40)..Kenneth Walker-Michigan State (4.38)
QB-Malik Wills-Liberty-excellent deep ball throws
OG-Icky Ekwonu-NCarolina State (4.9-40)
OT-Zion Williamson-Boston College-top bench press (32X)
DT-Jordan Davis-Georgia (4.78)..Khalil Daniels-Nebraska
LB-Amari Banu-Virginia Tech (4.38) (4.75)
DB-Kalen Barnes-Baylor (4.28)..Sauce Gardner-Cinn (4.5)

Aztecs..Workouts
TE-Daniel Bellinger (4.63)..Bench press 25X
OG-Will Dunkle..Bench press 25X
OT-Zach Thomas (4.96-40 time)

Nebraska..QB-Casey Thompson-transfer Texas-named starter
South Carolina..QB-Spencer Rattler-transfer Oklahoma-named starter
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—(Hockey)—

Kings-W–Buffalo (3-0)…Andreas Athanasiou 2-goals in win…Kings (31-19-7)..

Ducks-San Jose..Tied (2-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Adam Henrique-Sonny Milano scored goals in Sunday game..Ducs lost 6-of-9 heading into game.

Kings-Boston..Monday game..

Gulls-L-Colorado (4-1)..Saturday..give up 4-goals in a row in loss
Gulls-L-Colorado (7-4)..Friday..G-Lukas Dostal pulled from game

Ducks..Shopping LW-Max Comtois on trade block..2-goals in 31-games
Ducks-Rangers..Trade talks for F-Rickard Rakell
Ducks..Trying to sign D-Hampus Lindholm before trade deadline

Jets..Activate F-Nic Ehlers-been out knee injury
Montreal..Lose G-Andrew Hammond-groin injury

Arizona..F-Nick Schmaltz has 7-point game vs Ottawa..(2G-5A)

Blackhawks..Fire Asst GMs-Mark Kelly-Ryan Stewart..been with team 15Y-each
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—(General)—

PGA-Bay Hill Classic…Scottie Scheffler survives 2-days of high winds to win
(-5)..Scottie Scheffler wins
(-4)..Ty Hatton had 7-birdies on Sunday
(-4)..Viktor Hovland had 5-bogeys to give up lead
(-4)..Billy Hoeschel fell from top with 4-bogeys-double bogey

NASCAR…Las Vegas 400..Alex Bowman came from behind after final caution with 2-laps to go to win race, beatin teammate Kyla Larson…outran Kyle Busch-Mark Truex coming off caution…Busch-Truex led race till late race crash caused caution…

English Premier League-Scoreboard”
..Manchester City-W-Manchester United (4-1)..Kevin DeBruyne 2-goals-City
..Arsenal-W-Watford..Gunners score 5′ mark
..Leicester-W-Leeds..Harry Barnes 67′
..Aston Villa-W-Southampton..4-0 blowout win
..Newcastle-W-Brighton..United scores in 12-14′
..Brentford-W-Norwich..Ivan Toney 3-goals
..Wolverhampton-L-Crystal Palace..Will Zaha goal for CP
..Chelsea-W-Burnley..Christian Pulisic goal
..Liverpool-W-West Ham..Sadio Mane game winning goal

MLS Soccer….Charlotte FC set attendance record on Sunday…74,479 in opening game loss to LA Galaxy.

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IOC..Bans Russian-Belarus athletes from any International competitions
Beijing Olympics..Expels Russian-Belarus athletes from events this week

Formula 1..Terminates 5Y-contract-worth 6M-Russian Grand Prix
Formula 1..Haas Racing..Fires Russian driver Nikita Mazepin-tweets about Putin

NASCAR..Richard Childress donates 1M-rounds of ammunition to Ukraine from his company Ammo-Inc

NASCAR..Owner Richard Childress holds clear the air meeting with drivers Kyle Larson-Chase Elliott after crashes last week led to dispute

Davis Cup..Bans Russian team from competing

French Open..says Novak Djokovic will be cleared to play with relaxed Covid rules rules in country

Indian Wells…#1 seed Ashley Barty pulls out with injury issues

Soccer…Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic receives offers of 4B from two groups in US for English Premier League team…Red Cardinale group involves A’s President  Billy Beane..Dodgers part owner Todd Bochley is part of Sevusi proposal

Stanford..Mourns death of star goalie Katie Meyer-said she died of suicide
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