Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on March 27th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

…(March Madness)…

Aztecs-W-Creighton (57-56)…SAN DIEGO STATE TO FINAL 4
..Darrion Trammell hits FT (:01) for win
..Trammel questionable foul on drive to basket..
..Aztecs survived bad turnover  (:32) that Blue Jays stole and scored on
..Video replay showed length of court pass knocked out as time expired

..Nathan Mensah rallies Aztecs back at start second half rebound-block-basket
..Mensah makes 3-big plays in final (:90) of game
..Keshad Johnson-AG Aroup hit 4-baskets in paint and on block late in game
..SDSU survived going (2-for-17) shooting midway thru 2nd half
..SDSU made 1-basket in 12-minute span but defense held them in game
..Lamont Butler-Darrion Trammell combined for (30P) in back court

..Creighton built 8-point lead in opening half
..Blue Jays shot 54% in first half to get lead
..Creighton shot 28% in second half
..Blue Jays (2-17) on 3’s
..Wilted in 2nd half on glass and defending the paint

..SDSU (31-6) heading to Final 4.

Aztecs…USA Today writes column saluting SDSU for beating Alabama after Tide allowed star player Brandon Miller to remain on the team during investigation into him delivering a gun to teammate Darius Miles that was used in a murder.

..Thank you SDSU
..SDSU is America’s Team
..Alabama tainted the tourney
..Thick cloud of ilk
..No conscience-integrity
..A moral failing

Aztecs…AD JD Wicker..’We are ready to step in (Pac 12) if offer is made’

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher: ‘Plant our Flag in Southern California’….’UCLA-USC travel for Big 10..Make cross country flights every other week-Do you know how hard that will be’
(Scoreboard)..Elite 8

Texas-L-Miami (88-81)…Hurricanes rally from 13-point deficit in win…Jordan Miller (27P) near perfect game (7-7) shooting and (13-13) free throws..

UConn-Gonzaga (82-54)..Huskies built 36-point lead..hit 11-3s in blowout…Zags (3-20) on 3’s..Star C-Drew Timmie foul trouble early in game…C-Adam Sonogo (10P-10R)..G-Jordan Hawkins hits 6’3s.

Kansas State-L-Florida Atlantic (79-76)..Michael Forrest hits 4-free throws in row to seal win…FAU hit 18-free throws..FAU shot 48%

Final 4….
..San Diego State-vs-Florida Atlantic
(College Notes)

Kansas State…Criticism players refused to shake hands with FAU-C-Vlad Goldon who is Russian

New Mexico State..Hire Jason Hooton as Aggies head coach to clean up scandal marred program…Spent 13Y at Sam Houston State

Lakers-L-Chicago Bulls (118-108)..Zach LaVine (32P)…Bulls shoot 54% from floor in upset win…..LeBron James (19P-8R-3A) in first game back in 4-weeks since foot injury…….LA (37-38) in fight to move up in playoff race.

Lakers-W-Oklahoma Ciy (116-111)-Friday..F-Anthony Davis (37P-15R)

Clippers-L-New Orleans (131-110-Saturday)..Brandon Ingram-Troy Murphy combined (64P) in Pelican wins…Kawhi Leonard (4-16) shooting

Suns..NBA fines Coach Monty Williams (20,000) abuse of refs
Indiana..NBA fines G-Buddy Hield (25,000) obscene gesture to refs
Atlanta..NBA to suspend G-Trae Young-threw ball at ref after bad call
Dallas..Coach Jason Kidd rips team after bad home loss to Charlotte

Brooklyn..Ben Simmons to sit out rest of year-nerve damage back
Portland..G-Damian Lillard-reinjures calf again
Sacramento..G-DeAaron Fox-hamstirng issue

Eric Montross…former Boston Celtics #1 pick-diagnosed with cancer at (51Y)

Padres-Seattle…Winds up in (5-5) Tie…Trent Grisham hits two 2R-HRs in game…..P-Michael Wacha (5inn-4R-8H)…….Sunday

Padres-Mariners…Monday game

Padres…Roster Cuts
..P-Julio Teheran sent to AAA-El Paso
..2B-Tim Lopes-hit (.324)
..OF-Brandon Dixon (.194)
…P-Jose Lopez-Rule 5-Pick returned to Tampa Bay

Padres…Decisions still to be made on P-Brent Honeywell-Jay Groome…2B-Rougned Odor..OF-David Dahl.

Padres..SS-Xander Bogaerts-cortisone shot in ailing wrist
Padres..OF-Adam Engel headed to IL-hamstring
Padres..P-Robert Suarez headed to IL-shoulder joint
Padres..P-Drew Pomeranz headed to IL-elbow joint
Padres..P-Adrian Morejon headed to IL-elbow joint

Padres..Blake Snell will start opening day vs Rockies
Padres..P-Yu Darvish will not start till 6th game of season-build arm strength
Padres..P-Joe Musgrove could throw live BP early in week
Padres..OF-Juan Soto taking ‘dry swings’ could play in game this week

Dodgers-Angels..Dodgers led (2-0) in 6th at Press Time…P-Clayton Kershaw (5inn-0R)….Max Muncy solo HR…Chris Taylor HR…Sunday Freeway Series

Dodgers-Angels..Monday game

Dodgers..Name rookie Ryan Pepiot as 5th starter in rotation
Dodges..Brusdar Graterol promoted to closer in bullpen

Angels..Send OF-Jo Adell..P-Chris Devinski..OF-Mickey Moniak to AAA
Angels..Say Carlos Estevez will not open season as closer
(MLB Notes)

Trevor Bauer….96-Japanese reporters at first press conference…asked only 1-question about his 194-game suspension seved for sexual abuse case…Says goal is to recapute his 96mp fastball…get 200-strikeouts…pitch Yokohama Bay Stars to championship…Was defiant-denial about his suspension

Rockies..OF-Jurickson Progar-will not start season in Colorado..still stranded in Curacao with visa problems..yet report to camp

Red Sox..P-Kenley Jansen removed from game-undisclosed injury
Toronto..P-Mitch White-elbow issue flares
Texas..P-Glen Otto-lat shoulder injury
Yankees..P-Luis Severino-lat shoulder injury-headed to IL
Tigers..P-Mike Lorenzen-groin injury
Royals..P-Daniel Lynch to IL-shoulder
Orioles..P-Mychael Givens to IL-knee
Atlanta..P-Kyle Wright on IL-shoulder soreness
(Roster Moves)

Texas..Release P-Reyes Moronta
Reds..Release P-Hunter Strickland..OF-Chad Pinder
Seattle..Release OF-Leonys Martin
Seattle..OF-Kole Calhoun-opts out contract for free agency
Tampa Bay..Release OF-Charley Culberson
Tampa Bay..P-Kyle Crick-opts out
Arizona..Release P-Jeurys Familia
Brewers..1B-Luke Voit-opts out of contract
Toronto..Release P-Jay Jackson
Milwaukee..Option OF-Tyler Naquin to AAA
Washington..Option P-Alex Colome-Wily Peralta to AAA
Texas..Option OF-Clint Frazier to AAA
Reds..Option P-Chase Anderson
Pirates..Option C-Kevin Plawecki

Twins..Sign FA-P-Dylan Bundy-ex Orioles-Angels
A’s..Sign FA=P=Jeurys Familia-ex Mets-Phillies
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Daniel Norris-ex Tigers-Reds
Mets..Callup P-Tommy Hunter

NFL Owners…Open Annual Meetings-Phoenix
..Discuss sale of Washington Commanders
..Vote on 23-Rule Changes proposed by clubs-Competition Committee
..Vote on allowing Flex Schedule of Games for Thursday Night Football

Eagles..Longtime LB-Frank McMaster passes away (71Y)
Detroit..Longtime Lions beat writer Jerry Green-passes (96)

Rams…CEO-sends letter to season ticket holders…’We knew after spending spree to get to Super Bowl-we would have to hit reset button in coming years’..relating to purge of veterans on roster and stockpiling of draft picks

Denver…Hires Joe Vitt-longtime Cowboys-Rams assistant as Def Consultant

Seattle..Coach Pete Carroll and staff meet with Alabama QB-Bryce Young
Carolina…14-staff members met with Ohio State QB-CJ Stroud
Eagles..Meet with Texas RB-Bijuan Robinson
(Roster Moves)…195-Free Agents have changed teams in 2-weeks:

Seattle..Sign with FA-LB-Bobby Wagner-ex Rams
Seattle..Meet with FA-DE-Mario Edwards-ex Titans
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Nelson Agholor-ex Patriots-Raiders
New Orleans..Visit with FA-WR-Bryan Edwards-ex Raiders
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Krys Barnes-ex Packers
Denver..Sign FA-OT-Kyle Fuller-ex Seahawks
Houston..Sign FA-KR-Steven Sims-ex Steelers
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-John Jenkins-ex Miami
Raiders..Visit with FA-KR-DeAndre Carter-ex Chargers
Jets..Meet with FA-DT-Calais Campbell-ex Ravens
Jets..Meet with FA-OC-Ben Jones-ex Titans
Steelers..Meet with LB-Bud Dupree-ex ‘Titans
(College Notes)

ESPN..Radio host Mike Greenberg undergoes Heart Oblation procedue

Gulls-Calgary Wranglers…Calgary scored 3-goals in 4-minutes end of opening period…led (3-1) in 3rd period at Press Time ….AHL-Sunday game..Gulls (19-42-2)

Gulls-L-Calgary (6-0)-Friday…Give up 2-goals in (:45) leads on blowout

Kings-St Louis…Sunday game…Late starting game at Press Time

Kings-W-Winnipeg (4-1)-Saturday-Viktor Arvidsson 2-goals for LA
Ducks-L-St Louis (6-3)-Saturday..Anaheim now (23-40-10)

Kings..Sign D-Cole Krygier-college hockey star-Michigan State

Montreal..Lose F-Josh Anderson for year-ankle injury
Columbus..Lose F-Patrick Laine-4W-tricep
Vancouver..Lose D-Noah Juulsen for year-ankle injury
Vancovuer..Lose D-Christian Wolanin-knee
Ottawa..Lose D-Jakob Chychrun-3W-kjee

NHL..Suspends Arizona minority owner-Andrew Barroway-had been arrested on a felony strangulation domestic abuse case

Boston…Bruins clinch home ice advantage for Eastern Conference playoffs…have (56-11-5) record.

Golf-World Match Play Tourney:

..Scottie Scheffler-L-Sam Burns..Burns won 4-holes on back nine
..Rorie McIlroy-L-Cam Young..Young won on 19th hole

…Sam Burns-W-Cam Young…Burns won 4-holes in a row..won 6-and-5 to take Match Play title.

Soccer…Teams USA-W-Grenada (7-1) in opening game of Nations League tourney….Ricardo Pepi 2-goals..Gio Reyna-Alejandro Zendegas also score

Team USA-vs-El Salvador-Monday game

Harry Kane…scores 54th career goal to become England’s all time leading scorer-breaking English record held by Wayne Rooney
NASCAR…Circuit of Americas Road Race-Texas
..Troy Reddick survives 3-late restarts to win race….outrunning Kyle Busch…..NASCAR  investigating 2-crash related incidents with driver Daniel Suarez.

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