Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Padres…Training camp Press Conference-CEO Eric Kutsenda-President Eric Greupner

..AJ Preller is a of best scouts around
..AJ..We expect results..we’re all accountable
..We are assembling a balance roster-payroll is output of that
..We now view what we can afford
..We have (24,200) season ticket holders..hope to draw (3.3M)
..Payroll has gone from #3 to #14..we are not done dealing
..It is incumbent we win
..Expect greater contribution from farm system
..This has been an odd free agent market

..MLB is handing TV structure-expect same cable companies next year
..Petco Park is an experience
..Fans support allows us to put an exciting product on field

Padres..Will wear a gold plated “PS” patch to honor Peter Seidler
Padres..Move Xander Bogaerts to 2B-Ha Seong-Kim will play SS
Padres..Jake Cronenworth will return to 1B

Padres..Manager Mike Schildt..Xander is captain of infield…Want to have as many SS on the field as I can…

Padres…Joe Musgrove-Michael King will pitch against Dodgers in Cactus League opener on Thursday
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Justin Wilson-ex Reds-Meets-Cubs
Dodgers..Say P-Daniel Hudson-Blake Treinen will be ready opening day
Dodgers..P-Yosh Yamamoto-throws BP-wicked stuff
Dodgers..DH-Shohei Ohtani has hit 33-home runs in 3-BP sessions

Dodgers…DH-Shohei Ohtani will not play in Thursday opener with Padres
Angels..Sign FA-P-Hunter Strickland-ex Reds-Giants-Diamondbacks
Angels..Sign FA-2B-Eli Adrianza-ex Braves
Angels..Continue talks with FA-P-Mike Lorenzen-ex Tigers
(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Reopen talks FA-P-Blake Snell…had offered (6Y-150)-rejected..may now offer (3Y-105M) 35M per season

Mets..Sign FA-DH-Luke Voit-ex Yankees-Padres-Nationals
Giants..Sign FA-3B-Pablo Sandoval-played in Korea-Dubain (.278-153HR) MLB
Toronto..Sign FA-DH-Dave Vogelbach-ex Mets-Mariners-Brewers
Toronto..Sign FA-3B-Eduardo Escobar-ex Mets-Braves
Arizona..Sign FA-OF-Randal Grichuk-ex Jays-Angels
Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Whit Merrifield-ex Jays-Royals
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-David Dahl-ex Rockies-Padres
Mets..Sign FA-DH-Ji Man Choi-ex Tampa-Padres
Orioles..Sign FA-2B-Diego Castillo-ex Phillies-Mets-Yankees
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Kirsten Huira-ex Brewers
Washington..Sign FA-P-Zach Davies-ex Arizona-Cubs-Padres-Milwaukee
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Chase Anderson-ex Rockies
Royals..Sign FA-2B-Josh Lester-ex Orioles
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Austin Brice-ex Arizona
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Ricardo Pinto-ex Milwaukee
White Sox..FA-P-Bryan Shaw-ex Angels-Indians

Marlins..Open talks FA-SS-Tim Anderson-ex White Sox
Washington..Open talks with FA-P-Jacob Barnes-ex Cardinals

Texas..3B-Josh Jung-calf
Reds..P-Emilio Pagan-oblique
Reds..P-Sam Moll-shoulder
Cleveland..P-James Karinchak-shoulder fatigue
Miami..P-Braxton Garrett-shoulder issue

(MLB Notes)

Athletics…Meet 2nd time with Sacramento officials about playing in AAA-Stadium in 2025-26-27…A’s would lose 70M-TV contract if they vacate San Francisco TV market

Yankees..GM-Brian Cashmen says Juan Soto is a 1-year situation..expect him to go to free agency and not talk contract extension.

Angels..Hire Phil Plantier has minor league hitting coach
Giants..Name Jung Hoo-Lee as leadoff hitter
Yankees..P-Carlos Rodon clocked at 95mph in bullpen workout
Pirates..SS-O’Neil Cruz-cleared full workouts-recovered broken ankle
(College Baseball)

Aztecs…Lose 2-games season opening series to University of Portland..won Sunday game..Freshman OF-Jake Jackson hit 2RHR..Aztecs hit 4-home runs in getting first win of season

USD..Won series opening road game at Texas against nationally ranked Longhorns..went (1-2) in weekend series.


Kansas City…Police have asked Judge to try two 15-year olds in Chiefs Super Bowl shooting as ‘adults’ and to try them on 1st degree murder and attempted murder charges..22-counts.

Raiders..QB-Jim Garoppolo loses (11.2M) guaranteed money on contract after suspension for positive drug test

Bears..Steve McMichael-Hall of Fame-DT..remains in critical condition with staph infections..he has ALS.

Atlanta..Longtime Falcons LB-Fulton Kuykendall passes away (70Y)-played 10Y

Dallas..Former Cowboys OG-Tony Hutson-passes away (49Y)

Ken Ploen..Legendary CFL-star QB-1960s-Winnipeg Blue Bombers-passes away (88Y)..Starred at Iowa

Cowboys..Hire Paul Guenter-ex game coach
Cowboys..Hire Jeff Zgonina-ex Washgton..DL coach
Cowboys..Hire Greg Ellis-pass rush coach..coached NAIA schools-Texas
Patriots..Hire Taylor Embree-RB coach-ex Jets
Seattle..Hire Kennedy Polamalou-RB coach-ex Raiders
Saints..Hire Rick Dennison-RB coach-ex Broncos-Raiders
Titans..Hire Colt Anderson-special teams coach-ex Bengals
Seattle..Hire Charles London-QB-coach..ex Titans
Tampa Bay..Hire Bryce McLeondon-WR-ex Georgia

(College Football)

Pac 12 Conference..Terminates contract Commissioner George Kliavkoff
Washington..Hire Luke Del Rio-QB-coach-ex Washington Commanders
LSU..RB-Trey Holly-arrested-attempted murder..held (510,000)-bail


Aztecs-W-New Mexico (81-70)..Friday…SDSU bigs combined (53P)…Jaedon LeDee (23P)..SDSU survived 20-turnovers..22-fouls…SDSU now (20-6)..tied with Utah State atop Mountain West Conference..heading to Tuesday game

USD-L-Santa Clara (82-69)-Saturday….USD shoots only (39%)…Outrebounded (40-25) in loss…USD (16-12)

UCLA-L-Utah (70-69)…Utes hit 3-baskets in final minute for win at Pauley Pavilion…..Sunday game

USC-L-Colorado (92-89) 2OT…Boogie Ellis (30P) in Trojans loss

Ohio State..Interested in talking to Sean Miller-Xavier…Mick Cronin-UCLA about vacant Buckeyes basketball job.

Maryland..Legendary coach Lefty Driesell passes away…won (786G) in college career with Terps-James Madison-Davidson-Georgia State

NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview…1st rankings as Purdue-UConn-Houston-Arizona as top seeds in nation…San Diego State ranked as a 4th seed.

Basketball Hall of Fame…Names finalists for vote..Included on list Vince Carter-Michael Cooper-Walter Davis-Dick Barnett-Doug Collins-Jerry West

All Star Game…East led West (104-89) at halftime…East hit 22-3’s in first half to take lead over West team that had LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Paul George-Kawhi Leonard on floor at same time.

NBA-3 Point Shooting..Dame Lillard-wins 3 point contest
NBA..Steph Curry beats Sabrina Ionescu (29-26) in NBA-WNBA 3-point contest

Clippers..Coach Tyronne Lue fined (35,000) for rip job on refs..’cheaters’

Scott Pollard..ex recovery-heart transplant surgery in Nashville…had surgery on Friday…was up walking around by Saturday afternoon…Important weeks ahead to see if body rejects the heart

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver to meet with Union about new ’65-Game’ rule as it related to Players Awards…Union wants injured players excluded from rule because it impacts players bonus clauses

NBA…Scoring is on record pace (115P) average this year.

Portland..Bench G-Klay Thomspon-comes off bench to score (35P)
Milwaukee..Lose G-Scottie Pippen-Jr-back issue-3W

Miami..Sign FA-G-Delon Wright-ex Washington
Milwaukee..Sign FA-F-Danilo Gallinaro (15PPG) career
Knicks..Workout FA-C-Nerlens Noel


Gulls-L-Henderson (2-1)-Saturday…Had season high (12,251) fans…Sheldon Rempal had G-A for Knights..Gulls lost 2-home games in a row.


Kings-W-Boston (5-4)-Saturday.. OT..Brandt Clark OT goal..Anzi Kopitar PPG in win

Ducks-L-Toronto (9-2)-Saturday Leafs…Auston Matthews 3-goals-2 assists in landslide win…Matthews had (48G-in-52 Games)

Boston..Domestic abuse case charges dropped against RW-Milan Lucic-has been in alcohol rehab program..will not return this year

Vancouver..F-Nils Hoglander fined (2800) for hi stick incident

Ducks..Activate F-Alex Killorn from IR list
Washington..Activate F-Sonny Milano from IR list

Calgary..D-Noah Hanifan rejects (8Y-60M) extension..will test free agency

Montreal-Colorado..Trade talks for Habs goalie Jake Allen


(Golf)…LA Genesis Open
(-17)..Hidecki Matsyuama storms from behind…had 9-birdies..shot (62) on Sunday..Birdied 1-2-3…10-11-12…16-17-18 in drominant finish

(-14)..Will Zalatoris
(-13)..Xander Schauffele..Patrick Cantlay….Cantlay blew 5-stroke lead-faded


Tiger Woods-withdrew early Friday with flu issues..had 2-hours of IV treatment…was already 8-shots back after first round

Jordan Spieth..DQ from LA Open after signing wrong scorecard
(Auto Racing)…Daytona 500-rained out Sunday…will race 4pm-Monday

Stewart-Haas Racing…Tony Stewart says changes could be coming to team as season opens…Have gone 81-races without a win…4-drivers on team have combined 1-win in their career.

Marco Andretti…Longtime Indy Car driver moving into NASCAR-Arca Series
(Soccer)..English Premier League-Scores
..Liverpool-W-Brenford…Mo Salah scores goal
..Arsenal-W-Burnley..Bruno Saha scores 41-47′
..Manchester City-Tie-Chelsea (1-1)..Raheem Sterling goal
..Manchester United-W-Luton..Rasmus Hojlund 2G
..Brighton-W-Sheffield..Brighton 5-goal outburst
..Wolverhampton-W-Hot Spurs…Jo Gomes 2-goals in upset win
..Nottingham Forest-W-West Ham…West Ham shorthanded 25-min-red card
..Newcastle-Tie-Bournemouth..United scores in 82′
..Aston Villa-W-Fulham..Ollie Watkins 2-goals

..Everton-Crystal Palace-Monday game

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