Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on March 14th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Basketball)…

Aztecs….NCAA-Tournament…(23-8) on season…wind up as 8th seed in Midwest Region…will play (22-11) Creighton in Ft-Worth…Aztecs street tough defense vs Blue Jays hi-octane run offense.

Aztecs-L-Boise State (53-52) in MWC Championship game-Saturday…Aztecs miss 2-shots in the lane o fial possession…..SDSU shot (35%) for game..(28%) in first half…Bench bune of Seiko-Tomiac-Johnson-Diabete-Baker-Mazara went combined (1-14) shooting.

Aztecs-W-Colorado State (63-58) in semi final game on Friday..SDSU got (27) off the bench

UCLA-L-Arizona (84-76) in Pac 12-championship game-Saturday..Bruins blew 12-point lead in 2nd half..Wildcats shot (66%) in second half in furious comeback.

UCLA-W-USC (69-59) in Friday win in semi finals..Trojans shot just 39% in bad loss
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(NCAA Tournament Pairings)

-.Gonzaga-Arizona-Kansas-Baylor are number !-seeds in regions.

..West Regional…Gonzaga..Duke..Texas Tech..Boise
..East Regional..Baylor..Kentucky..North Carolina..St-Mary’s..UCLA..Purdue
..South..Arizona..Villanova..Illinois..Houston
..Midwest..Kansas..Auburn..Providence..Wisconsin..LSU..USC

..East regional toughest
..Midwest regional most balanced
..West-South is easiest

Best opening round games:
..Michigan State-Davidson
..Seton Hall-TCU
..Colorado State-Michigan
..USC-Miami
..Texas-Virginia Tech

San Diego State…Host 8-teams in opening round regional games..Friday-Sunday
..1-seed Arizona-vs-Wright State/Bryant winner
..4-seed Texas Tech-vs-Montana State
..8-seed Seton Hall-vs-TCU
..6–seed Alabama-vs-Notre Dame/Rutgers winner]
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NCAA..Snubbed Dayton (23-10)..Texas AM..SMU..

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(College Notes)

LSU..Fire Coach Will Wade and Asst Coach Bill Armstrong…7-Major NCAA violations in recruiting payments to recruits in ‘Slush Fund Case’..Wade was (108-54) with Tigers.

Missouri..Fire coach Cuonzo Martin (78-77) record
East Carolina..Fire coach John Dooley
Rhode Island..Fire coach David Cox (64-55)
Tulsa..Fire coach Frank Haith after (11-20)

Georgia..Hires Mike White as head coach…was at Florida
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(NBA)

Lakers-Suns….Phoenix led 119-90 in 3rd quarter at Press Time …Suns scored club record 80-points in first half….Lakers trailed by 26-points in opening quarter….Sunday Night game…Lakers (29-37)..lost 13-of-18 games..Suns (53-14)

Clippers-W-Pistons (112-106)…Marcus Morris (32P)….LA rallied from 18-point deficit to win …Sunday game..LA (36-34)

Portland..Sign FA-G Kris Dunne-ex Boston-Bulls-Hawks

Cleveland..Sign G-Gabriel Lundberg (12P) playing for CSKA-Moscow-league shutdown
Washington..Sign G-Jordan Schakel-2Y-2 way contract.

Golden State..C-James Wiseman-coming off two knee scopes (18P-6R) in NBA-G League

Brooklyn..Coach Steve Nash says G-Ben Simmons is not ready to do 1-on-1 workouts because of conditioning…no idea when return to lineup

Dallas..G-Luka Doncic goes down-hamstring injury on Sunday..
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…(Baseball)…42-free agents signed contracts in 2-days…3-trades since lockout ended

Padres…Offer FA-contract to DH-Nelson Cruz-ex Twins-Rays-Rangers…Hit (.292) Twins..(226)-Tampa Bay

Padres..1-of 8-teams made FA-offer to OF-Seiya Suzuki-Japan..Decision coming this week

Padres..MLB.com reports San Diego payroll now (218M)..and that GM-AJ Preller desperately trying to trade Eric Hosmer and Will Myers so he can sign Nelson Cruz and Seiya Suzuki.

Padres..Lose P-Matt Strahm-signs with Red Sox

Padres-Pirates..Trade talks..Padres wants OF-Bryan Reynolds (.302-24HR)…Buccos asking for SS-CJ Abrams..P-Chris Paddack…OF-Robert Hassell in package

Padres..Manager Bob Melvin opens Spring Training camp:
..Need 2-more OFs
..Not sure use fulltime DH or rotate batters thru there
..4-catchers in big camp..Austin Nola-Luis Campusano have best bats
..Waiting to see if MLB agrees to 28-man roster to start season
..Concern having just 18-spring training games-not 29-to get pitchers ready
..Dinelson Lamet has wipeout stuff to become a closer
..Ownership treats San Diego like a big market

Dodgers..Offer FA-DH-Nelson Cruz a contract
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Reyes Moronta-ex Giants
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Daniel Zamora-ex Mets-Seattle
Dodgers..Sign FA-C-Tony Wolters-ex Rockies-Angels
Dodgers..Sign Clayton Kershaw (1Y-20M) package

Dodgers..Lose FA-P-Joe Kelly-signs with White Sox
Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Hanser Alberto-ex Orioles-Royals
Dodgers..Continue negotiate with FA-reliever Kenley Jansen
Dodgers..Waiting for MLB decision on Trevor Bauer case
Dodgers..MLB bans Trevor Bauer from reporting to camp for another week

Angels..Sign FA-C-Kurt Suzuki
Angels..Sign FA-P-AJ Ramos-ex Marlins
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(Roster Moves)

Reds-Twins..TRADE..Cincinnati deals P-Sonny Gray-P-Fran Peguero to Twins for P-Chase Petty-Twins #1 draft pick

Twins-Texas..TRADE..Minnesota deals C-Mitch Garver to Rangers for 3B-Isaiah Falefa

A’s-Mets..TRADE..A’s send P-Chris Bassitt to Meets for P-JT Ginn-P-Adam Oiler

Yankees-A’s..Reopen trade talks for A’s  1B-Matt Olson

Giants..Sign FA-P-Carlos Rodon (2Y-44M)-ex White Sox
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jose Godoy-ex Mariners
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Joe Kelly-ex Dodgers (2Y-17M)
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Josh Harrison-ex Washington
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Vince Velasquez-ex Phillies-Padres
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Yusei Kikuchi-ex-Seattle
Mets..Sign FA-P-Adam Ottavino-ex Rockies-Yankees-Red Sox
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Alex Colome-ex Twins
Rockies..Sign FA-SS-Jose Iglesias-ex Red Sox-Tigers-Reds-Angels
Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Scot Schlieber-ex Reds-Angels
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Yency Almonte-ex Dodgers
Nationals..Sign FA-P-Steve Chisek-ex Cardinals
Nationals..Sign FA-P-Anibal Sanchez-ex Tigers-Braves
Nationals..Sign FA-SS-Eli Adrianza-ex Braves
Nationals..Sign FA-OF-Gerardo Parra-A’s-White Sox-Braves
Nationals..Sign FA-Erasmo Ramirez-ex Seattle
Orioles..Sign FA-C-Rob Chirinos -ex Texas-Cubs
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Jeremys Famila-exMets
Houston..Sign FA-OF-Nico Goodrum-ex Tigers

Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Luke Maile-ex Brewers
Cleveland..Siogn FA-C-David Fry-ex Brewers
Cubs..Sign FA-SS-Andrellton Simmons-ex Twins-Braves-Angels
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Jesse Chavez-ex Braves-A’s-Rangers
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Brandon Workman-ex Red Sox
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Martin.Perez-ex Red Sox-Twins
Rangers..Sign FA-Matt Moore-ex Phillies-Tampa-Giants
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Andrew Vasquez-ex Dodgers
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Miguel Diaz-ex Padres
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Drew VerHagen-exTigers
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Nick Wittgren-ex Indians-
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Jim Yacobanis-ex Mariners
Marlins..Sign FA-OF-Roman Quinn-ex Phillies
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Matt Strahm-ex Padres
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Jake Diekman-ex A’s
Astros..Sign FA-OF-Lewis Brinson-ex Marlins
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Tim Locastro-ex Cubs
Mariners..Sign FA-OF-Steven Souza-ex Dodgers-Blue Jays
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Aaron Fletcher-ex Seattle
A’s..Sign FA-P-Sam Sielman-ex Angels

 

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(MLB Notes)

MLB..Canvas GMs about using 28-man roster for first month of season to add more pitchers to staffs because of short spring training.

MLB..Announce schedule change next year…will cut back on Divisional games..play opposing teams 7-times not 9..will have teams facing every team in majors in 2023

MLB..Will schedule International games in London-Paris-Dominican Republic-Mexico-Puerto Rico going forward

MLB..Says Unvaxxed players will not be able to play games in Toronto.

Cubs..Contract extension to Manager Dave Ross thru 2024
Phillies..Hire longtime SS-Sean Rodriguez as minor league instructor

San Diego State-L-UNLV…Aztecs swept 3-straight by Rebels to open Mountain West Conference schedule..SDSU (4-11) start-worst in Mark Martinez career.
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…(Football)…

Chargers..Report team will not re-sign FA-TE-Jared Cook and FA-DE-Uchenna Nwosu
Chargers..Prepared to make contract offers to host of free agents on Monday
..JC Jackson-CB-Patriots
..CB-Darious Williams-Rams
..DT-Akiem Hicks-Bears
..DT-Eddie Goldman-Bears
..ST-Sebastian Day-Rams

Chargers..Re-sign veteran K-Dustin Hopkins
Chargers..Extension WR-Mike Williams includes 21M-signing bonus as part of 40M guarantee
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(Roster Moves)

Tampa Bay…Tom Brady tweets Sunday night he has changed his mind…’My place is on the field-not in the stands-will return for my 23rd season in Tampa Bay’…Had retired 7-weeks ago..but never filed retirement papers and remained on Bucs roster.

Dallas-Cleveland..TRADE..Cowboys deal WR-Amari Cooper and #6-for #5-6th round picks..Browns take on 22M-owed to Cooper and final 3-years of contract

Dallas..Give OT-La’el Collins permission to visit other teams for possible trade
Browns..Shop WR-Jarvin Landry..has 16M-cap figure

Browns-Tampa Bay..Bucs explore possible trade for QB-Baker Mayfield
Browns-Houston..Open trade talks for QB-Deshaun Watson
Giants-Houston..NY offer #5-36 and QB-Daniel Jones for Watson
Eagles-Houston..Houston asks for #15-16-19 for Watson
Saints-Houston..New Orleans offers 3-picks for Watson
Carolina-Houston..Panthers offer #1-1-Sam Darnold for Watson
Seattle..Will make contract offer to DE-Chandler Jones-ex Arizona

Cowboys..Release K-Greg Zeurlein
Bears..Release LB-Danny Travathan
Bears..Release DT-Eddie Goldman

Cowboys..Open talks with FA-LB-Bobby Wagner
Cowboys..Re-sign WR-Michael Gallup (5Y-62M) extension
Houston..Sign FA-OT-Ced Ogbuehi-ex Seattle
Jaguars..Release RB-Carlos Hyde
Patriots..Shop WR-N’Keal Harry
Saints..LB-Craig Robertson-retires
Giants..Release P-Riley Dixon
Raiders..Release LB-Corey Littleton
Raiders..Sign DE-Maxx Crosby (4Y-95M) extension
Falcons..Re do QB-Matt Ryan contract..clear `12M cap space
49ers..Re-sign FA-QB-Nate Sudfeld

Vikings..Restructure-extend QB-Kirk Cousins (4Y deal)..will average 31M season
Saints..Re do contracts of 5-players including Alvin Kamara-Cam Jordan-clear 39M-cap space

Houston..Grand Jury will not indict Deshaun Watson sexual assault charge…still facing 22-lawsuits for sexual misconduct and possible NFL suspension
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…(Hockey)…

Ducks-L-NY Islanders (4-3)…..Islanders score 3-goals in first period on struggling goalie John Gibson….Ilya Sorokin 39-saves in win…Sunday game..Ducks lost 6-of-8 and 10-of-14

Kings-Florida Panthers…LA led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…Sunday game…Kings (32-20-8)

Ducks-L-NJ Devils (2-1) shootout..Anthony Stolarz (39-saves) in loss in Saturday win
Kings-L-San Jose (5-0)..Tomas Hertl 2-goals for Sharks in Saturday win

Kings..IR-D-Drew Doughty..RW-Dustin Brown..Callup Martin Frk-Gabe Villardi-Austin Strand from Ontario AHL

Ducks..IR-C-Sam Steel

Kings.Report former D-Alexi Zhitnik is in Ukraine with family delivering humanitarian aid to his homeland

Gulls-W-Ontario (4-0)..Saturday before more than 12,000-fans..Olle Ericksson Ek 22-saves..Gulls (21-25-2)..won 5-of-8

(Notes)

Colorado..Lose RW-Gabe Landeskog-4W-knee scope surgery
Chicago..D-Connor Murphy-hospitalized-neck injury
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…(General)..

PGA Tour…TPC-Sawgrass…Play shutdown for 3rd straight day-heavy rain-winds
..(-9) Amir Lahiri has lead with half of third round and 4th round to be completed
..(-8) Tom Hoge leads group tied-second
..(-7)..Sam Burns-Paul Casey in group tied-third

NASCAR..Phoenix 400..Chad Briscoe wins race holding two late restarts to get first victory… outran Ross Chastain-Ty Reddick for win…Restarts caused by Chase Elliott spin out and Martin Truex blown tire

Soccer..English Premier League:
..Manchester City-vs-Crystal Palace..Monday game

..Liverpool-W-Brighton..Mo Salah scores penalty shot
..Brentford-W-Burnley..Ian Toney 2-goals
..Manchester United-W-Hot Spur..Cristiano Ronaldo scores 3-goals
..West Ham-W-Aston Villa…2-goals in 12′ span
..Watford-W-Southampton..Cee Hernandez 2-goals
..Leeds-W-Norwich..Game winner in 94′
..Wolverhampton-W-Everton..Everton plays shorthanded 15′ on red card
..Chelsea-W-Newcastle..Kai Havertz game winner 94′
..Arsenal-W-Leicester..Gunners score on key penalty shot

English Premier League..Takes over control of Chelsea franchise-from Russian oil owner Roman Abramovich-will not let him conduct business of team…EPL will screen all sales offers for team.

San Diego Loyal-W-LA Galaxy II (2-0)..Thomas Amang scores two goals in USL opening game
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