Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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Padres…Manny Machado informs Padres he will opt out of his contract at end of the season…saying the ‘Market place has changed’ and ‘I have the right to explore free agency’.

Padres..USA Today reports Machado demanded a (10Y-400M) contract to go into effect next year, replacing the (30M) a year deal that would still have 5-years to run.  No negotiations took place after Machado demand…Machado would have collected (550M) over 15-year period if Padres had met the demand.

Padres..Union Tribune reported Machado was offered a (5Y-105M) extension that would have been added on to current contract, meaning he would have gotten (255M) over the final 10-years of his extended contract.  Machado had given the Padres a deadline of February 16th to make the offer.  No negotiations took place after Padres offer.

Padres..Full roster reports on Monday in Peoria…1st full team workout is Tuesday though a large contingent will leave to head to respective World Baseball Classic camps.

Dodgers…P-Clayton Kershaw pulls out of WBC after he is unable to get insurance coverage for the tourney on his contract because of a history of back issues.

Dodgers..Hire former Padres pitcher Tyson Ross as a minor league
pitching consultant and Assistant to GM role.

Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts confirms veteran DH-Jason Heyward spent off season retooling his hitting mechanics and looks very different at home plate now.

Angels..OF-Hunter Renfroe wins arbitration case-will earn (11.9M) in 2023
Angels..SS-Gio Urshela loses his case-will play for (8.4M)
(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Elvis Andrus-ex Texas
Texas..Sign FA-DH-Robbie Grossman-ex Twins-Tigers
Texas..Sign FA-P-Dom Leone-ex Giants
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Justin Wilson-ex Reds
Reds..Sign FA-P-Chase Andersonex Milwaukee-Toronto
Reds..Sign FA-P-Hunter Strickland-ex Washington-Giants
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Greg Diechman-ex Cubs
Cubs..Sign FA-3B-Edwin Rios-ex Dodgers

Twins..Veteran C-Rene Rivera announces retirement-ex Padres

Brewers..P-Aaron Ashby will be out 2-months-recurring shoulder issue
Brewers..P-Jason Alexander-out 3 months-shoulder.
Tigers..P-Casey Mize put on 60-day IL..back-shoulder surgery rehab
Houston..P-Lance McCullers-shutdown-forearm soreness
Rockies..P-German Marquez-hamstring injury
White Sox..P-Michael Kopech-cleared full workouts-knee surgery rehab
(MLB Notes)

A’s..Owner John Fisher has begun negotiations for new stadium in Las Vegas..Zero in on land next to Tropicana Hotel and at Las Vegas Fairgrounds

White Sox..P-Liam Hendricks visits camp-is in middle of chemo treatments for Lymphoma

Joe Goodard-longtime baseball writer Chicago Sun Times-passes (95Y)
Kent Sommers-longtime Arizona Republic writer retires

(Coaching Moves)

Washington..Hire Eric Bienemey-ex Chiefs as Assistant Head coach, Offensive Coordinator and will call plays.

Denver..Interview Rex Ryan-ex Jets-Bills for Def Coord job
Denver..Bring back Vance Joseph-ex Arizona-2nd Intv Def Coord job
Denver..Hire Mike Westhoff-ex Miami as Asst Head Coach

Rams..Hire Anthony Pleasant-ex Lions as DB coach
Houston..Hire Shane Day-ex Chargers-QB coach
Tampa Bay..Hire John Idzik-ex Seattle as WR coach
Denver..Hire Ben Kotwicka-ex Vikings-as special teams coach
Arizona..Hire Drew Petzing-ex Browns as Off Coord
Arizona..Hire Nick Rallis-ex Eagles as Def Coord
Dallas..Hire Sharif Floyd-ex Vikings as Asst DL coach
Carolina..Hire Thomas Brown-ex Rams as Off Coord
Carolina..Hire Todd Walsh-ex Lions-as Def Line coach
Carolina..Hire Tim Lukabu-ex Boston College as LB coach
Chargers..Hire Rob Muschamps-ex Georgia as Quality Control coach
Raiders..Hire Matt Lombardi-ex Carolina for WR coach jog

Eagles..Interview Vance Joseph-ex Arizona for Def Coord job
Eagles..Interview Sean Desia-Seattle for Def Coord job

Arizona..Interview Joel Thomas-Saints for RB coach job
Arizona..Interview Drew Terrell-Washington for WR coach job
Arizona..Interview Dave Borganzi-Bears for LB coach job
Arizona..Interview DeMarcus Covington-Patriots for DE coach job

Colts..Interview Jim Bob Cooter-Jaguars for Off Coord job
Colts..Interview Tee Martin-Ravens for Off Coord job

Chiefs..Interview QB coach Matt Nagy for Off Coord job
(NFL Notes)

Green Bay…Report that the Packers front office is ‘disgusted’ with QB-Aaron Rodgers and wants to move on from him even if it means taking a 30M-salary cap hit

San Francisco..Report that the relationship between Coach Kyle Shanahan and QB-Jim Garoppolo ‘went South’ this year and he will not return to team.

Jets…Met this weekend with FA-QB-Derek Carr-ex Raiders

Dallas..C-Trevon Diggs sued for (33,500) for failing to make house rental payments.

Raiders..Former CB-Eric Johnson, one of 8-arrested in Atlanta, for human trafficking, guns, gang activities.

Eagles..CB-CJ Johnson fined 14,000-for helmet hit in Super Bowl

Tampa Bay…Confirm it will take 35M-cap hit this year-Tom Brady Retirement
Bengals..Say they will not bid on free agents-need money resign Joe Burrow

Rams..CB-Jalen Ramsey says ‘he may be traded’-owed (12.5M)-salary
Dallas..Want RB-Ezekiel Elliott to take paycut from (10.9M) salary

Bengals..LB-Joseph Ossai-surgery-torn labrum
Bengals..OT-Jonah Williams-2nd surgery-dislocated kneecap
(College Football)

Aztecs…Begin 5W-spring football on Monday
..Off Coord-Ryan Lindley takes over installing new offense
..QB-Jaylen Maden will take all snaps with 1st union
..Must replace OT-Josh Simmons-who entered transfer portal
..Must replace top two WRs
..Must replace all 3-starting defenseman lineman
..First workout for 5-new transfers
..LB-Cody Moon-New Mexico…S-JD Coffey-Texas join team
..5-deep at running back

Georgia…Hire Mike Bobo back as Off Coord

NBA All Star Game..Weekend…Late evening start

Slam Dunk…NBA-G-League player Mac McClung-76ers-wins title with 540-degree slam dunk.
3 Point Shooter..Portland-Dame Lillard wins contest

Milwaukee..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-out with sprained wrist
Atlanta..F-John Collins-concussion protocol

Mimai..Sign FA-F-Kevin Love-released by Cleveland
Miami..Workout FA-C-Cody Zeller-ex Hornets

Clippers…Given permission to talk to Utah G-Russell Westbrook-who is buyout candidate

Kevin Durant-Suns..’Nothing negative about trade demands-brings attention to NBA

Kyrie Irving-Dallas..’You make best decisions for your change jobs’
(College Basketball)

Aztecs…Off weekend..SDSU-vs-Colorado State-Tuesday…State (22-5)
USD..Off weekend

Gulls-Bakersfield…Condors scored 4-power play goals…and exploded for 5-goals in 2nd period…Bakersfield led (7-4) in 3rd period at PressTime….Sunday game..Gulls (14-35-1) entering the game.

Gulls-L-Ontario (4-3)-OT..Martin Chromiak 2-goals for Reign…Gulls wated Rocco Grimaldi hat trick in loss.

Gulls..AHL suspends D-Hunter Drew 2-games for head check on Saturday night game.

Kings-W-Coyotes (6-5)-OT…Kevin Fiala 2-goals….Kings had 5-goal first period-let Arizona back in game

Ducks-L-Kings (6-3)-Saturday night..Kings score 3-power play goals..Ducks now (17-33-6) on year


Maple Leafs-Blues-TRADE…Leafs acquire C-Ryan O’Reilly-F-Noel Accari…Blues get #1-2-3 picks-F-Adam Gaudette-F-Mikhai Abranov

Maple Leafs-Minnesota-TRADE..Toronto deals #4 for F-Josh Pillar

San Jose..Shopping D-Erik Karlsson..F-Timo Meiers in trades
Coyotes..D-Jakob Chychrun pulled from lineup pending trade
Edmonton-Carolina..Discuss deal for Oilers F-Jesse Puljujarvi
Ducks..College F-Henry Thrul-Harvard-will not sign-will become FA

Carolina..Opens talks to sign D-Alex Nikishin..has 51P-in-61 games in KHL
Devils..Send C-Alex Holtz-1st round pick to Utica-AHL
Kings..Callup D-Tobias Bjornfot from Ontario Reign
Oilers..Callup F-Devin Shore from AHL
Dallas..Callup F-Fredrik Olofsson from AHL

Colorado..G-Pavel Francouz-out 3W-groin
Vancouver..Put F-Tanner Pearson on IR for year with fractures hand
Vancouver..Lose D-Oliver Ekman-Larsson 4W-ankle
Vancouver….Lose G-Thatcher Demko-reinjures quad
Vancouver..IR-D-Travis Dermott

NASCAR-Daytona  500…Ricky Stenhouse wins accident marred Daytona 500…4-crashes in final 9-laps of race..Brad Keselowski-Chirs Boescher-Kyle Busch all had leads but were shuffled back in pack on restarts…Jimmy Johnson-running for new Legacy Motoclub team-got as high as 7th place but got collected in bad last lap crash on restart.

Golf…Genesis Invitational-LA Riviera..Red Hot Jon Rahm wins 3rd tourney of year in last 5-starts…5-wins in 9-starts dating back to last year.
..(-17)Jon Rahm hits 51’birdie  putt on 14..Hits tee shot to flag birdie on 16
..(-15) Max Homa birdies 3-holes in 4-hole span come home second
..(-14) Patrick Cantlay 6-birdie day

..Tiger Woods ran out of gas on Sunday-shot (73)..Bogeys on 5-8-9-12..was much shorter on tee shots on Sunday..had up and down weekend…(Friday) bogeyed 3-of final 4-holes…(Saturday)..Rallied Eagle-3 birdies…(Sunday) ran out of gas..finished 45th.

..Tiger Woods..Apologizes for prank-tossing a ‘Tampon’ to Justin Thomas after he outdrove him off the tee..insinuating Thomas was ‘playing like a girl’

Golf…LIV..Signs 5-more players including European star Thomas Pieters…PGA golfer Danny Lee-Brendan Steele
Soccer..English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester City-Tie-Nottingham Forest..Chris Wood scores 84′ for Forest tie
..Arsenal-W-Aston Villa..Gunners score in 83-98′
..Manchester United-W-Leicester..Marcus Rashford 2-goals
..Brentford-Tie-Crystal Palace..Brentford ties game in 98′
..Chelsea-L-Southampton..Blues lose to last place team
..Everton-W-Leeds..Game winning goal in 9′
..Wolverhampton-L-Bournemouth..Wolves upset loss
..Liverpool-W-Newcastle…United plays shorthanded for 68-minutes-red card
..Hot Spur-W-West Ham…Son Minh goal for Tottenham
..Fulham-W-Brighton..Fulham scores in 88′

Christian Atsu…Former EPL player-body recovered in Turkey earthquake..had played for Chelsea-Newcastle..was playing in Spain this year

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