Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Baseball Trading Deadline….1pm-PT-on Monday…16 trades made in the last week.

Twins-Yankees..Minnesota sends P-Jaime Garcia to Yankees for top minor league pitchers Zack Littell (14-1)-(2.05-ERA) and Dietrich Enns (2.29-ERA)

Miami-Mets..Marlins relief P-AJ Ramos to the Mets for 2-minor leaguers.

Phillies-Orioles..P-Jeremy Hellickson goes to Orioles for minor league OF-Hyun Kim and P-Garrett Clevenger.

Phillies-Washington…2B-Howie Kendrick (.340) goes to Nats for minor leaguer.

White Sox-Royals..Chicago deals OF-Melky Cabrera for minor leaguers.

Mariners-Tampa Bay..Seattle reliever Steve Cishek dealt to Rays for P-Erasmo Ramirez.

Rangers-Rockies..Colorado gets C-Jon Lucroy for two minor leaguers.

Cubs-Tigers..Detroit deals P-Justin Wilson (2.83-ERA) and C-Al Avila for Cubs top prospect OF-Jermier Candlario.

Colorado..DFA-P-Jordan Lyles (6.94-ERA)
Angels..DFA-SS-Nick Franklin
Brewers..DFA-P-Wily Peralta (7.85-ERA)
Twins..DFA-C-Anthony Recker
Mets..DFA-P-Josh Edgin

(Trade Deadline-Top Players Who Could be moved)

..Yu Darvish-Texas..Dodgers-Yankees-Cubs interested.
..Lance Lynn-Cardinals..Houston-KC-Milwuakee
..Zach Britton-Orioles..Dodgers-Yankees
..Austin Reed-Mets..Red Sox
..Sonny Gray-A’s..Yankees-Milwuakee-Dodgers
..Dan Straily-Miami..Red Sox-Yankees-Milwaukee
..Bud Norris-Angels..Red Sox
..Justin Wilson-Tigers..Nationals-Dodgers-Houston
..Justin Verlander-Tigers..Dodgers-Cubs-Astros
..Brad Hand-Padres..Yankees-Dodgers
..Brad Brach-Orioles..Red Sox
..Yonder Alonso-A’s..Yankees
..Jon Lucroy-Texas..Rockies
..Al Avila-Tigers..Rockies
..Brandon Kintzler-Twins..Yankees interested.
..Francisco Liriano-Blue Jays..Royals.

Indians..Purchase P-Diego Moreno from Tampa Bay.


Padres-L-Pirates (7-1)..Andrew McCutchen hits 3-solo HRs..Josh Bell HR…Padres win 2-of-3 in series..are (47-58) on year…but (32-28) since June.

Padres..Clayton Richard shelled for 3rd start in row…(23inn-24R-42H-7W)…

Padres..Sit Wil Myers 2nd game in row….(.246-BA)…Since May 17th…(.161-BA)…82K-210 at bats….Hit (.139) end of May…(.247) inJune…(.195) in July

Padres…Off on Monday

Padres..Top pitching prospect Anderson Espinosa to have surgery for torn elbow ligament-been plague by forearm problems all year.

Padres..C-Austin Hedges catches game in Arizona Summer League then he and Yanger Solarte elevated to major league roster.

Padres..Option P-Kevin Quackenbush-Jabari Blash back to El Paso..


Dodgers-W-Giants (3-2)..Rookie Kyle Farmer 2R-double in 11th inning rallies LA to win..Hyun Jin-Ryu 7-shutout innings…Dodgers now (74-31)….won 18-of-20…..39-of-45….also (47-13) at home.

Dodgers…Off on Monday

Dodgers…Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier continue to take batting practice-could be headed to rehab games this week..Gonzalez will head to Oklahoma City for possible 3-week rehab assignment..


Angels-L-Blue Jays (11-10)..Steve Pearce hits Grand Slam HR…Kevin Pillar 2R-HR triggering 7-run bottom of 9th inning..Albert Pujols (3H-2 HRs) in loss..Halos (51-55)

Halos…Off on Monday


Rockies-W-Washington..Colorado gets 16-hits and 8-walks in lst game twinbill

Yankees-L-Rays..Kori Dickerson 2-run single in Rays win..NY won 9-of-12..Aaron Judge hitting (.167) since All Star Game.

Braves-L-Phillies..Vince Velasquez 7-shutout innings

Royals-W-Red Sox..Alex Gordon 2R-triple..Royals won 10-of-11..Bosox lose 7-of-10

Houston-L-Detroit..Justin Upton Grand Slam HR..2R-double

Reds-W-Miami..Marlins pitchers hand out 9W-9H in loss

Orioles-W-Texas..Wellington Castillo 3R-HR..Jon Scoop 2R-HR

Indians-L-White Sox..Matt Davidson 2R-HR in 9th

Cubs-W-Milwaukee..Kris Bryant HR-double..Cubs won 13-of-16

Arizona-L-Cardinals..Jose Martinez 2R-HR-Sac Fly for St Louis

Twins-L-A’s..Yonder Alonso RBI-double..Ryan Chapman 2R-double for A’s

Mets-L-Mariners..Nelson Cruz 2R-HR..Leonys Martin HR


Red Sox…DL-P-David Price-more elbow issues
Miami..Surgery 3B-Martin Prado-knee-out 5W
Pirates..2B-Josh Harrison-jammed foot-baserunning
Mets..DL-2B-TJ Rivera-torn elbow ligament
Arizona..P-Robbie Ray-examined concussion-hit head linedrive
Reds..DL-SS-Zack Cosart-Quad
Braves..DL-OF-Matt Kemp-hamstring
Seattle..OF-Mitch Haniger-hit in face with pitch
Blue Jays..MRI-SS-Troy Tulowitzki-ankle-placed on IR


Hall of Fame…Ceremonies in Cooperstown…Enshrine former Commissioner Bud Selig…..Longtime Braves-Royals GM-John Scherholz….Expos legend Tim Raines (.299) career hitter….Astros star Jeff Bagwell (.297-449 homers)….Pudge Rodriguez-Rangers star…(.296-311 BA)-14 time All Star…13-time Gold Glove….Also honored Rachel Robinson for Service to Mankind.

Bud Selig..Emotional Hall of Fame speech..said Hall of Fame is the ‘Soul of Baseball’…’Baseball is Treasure to America-Fabric of our Country’..’Loved my baseball life’….Said his biggest challenge was to heal the divide in baseball…Owners-vs-Union…Owners-vs-Owners…Small Market-vs-Big Market…the 1994-strike….PED that undermined Integrity of game.

Bud Selig’s accomplishments as Commissioner
..Interleague play
..3-Division alignment
..Wildcard playoff games
..World Baseball Classic
..Umpires Association
..Instant Replay Review
..Retire #42-honor Jackie Robinson
..Labor Peace
..Economic growth
..Developing MLB Network
..Revenue Sharing
..Luxury Tax on Payrolls
..Gold Standard Drug Testing

(Roster Moves)

Texas..Sign FA-2B-Tyler Smith-Seattle
Seattle..Callup OF-Leonyis Martin from AAA
Seattle..DFA-2B-DJ Peterson-former lst round pick
Washington..Release OF-Chris Heisey.
Twins..Release P-Craig Breslow


Detroit…Lawsuit filed against ex Tigers P-Frankie Rodriguez for 80,000 for damage done to apartment he was renting.

Lee May..Longtime slugger Orioles-Royals-Astros-Reds..passes away (74Y).

Lou Brock..Cardinals legend announces he is cancer free (78Y)



Chargers…Open training camp in Costa Mesa….5,000-fans show up…Rookie OGs Forrest Lamp-Dan Feeney both work with lst team offense….Helmets and pads workouts start Tuesday

Chargers…WR-Mike Williams….Out 6-weeks of camp with herniated disc in his back-says he does not need surgery…GM Tom Telesco says Williams will not practice at all in preseason-meaning he starts season on PUP which means he must miss another 8W..could be looking at 3-month layoff…will do extensive rehab program under back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

Chargers..Release rookie QB-Eli Jenkins to make room on roster for ex-Bills QB-Cardale Jones.

Union Tribune Poll of Chargers fans in San Diego
..81% polled said Chargers fans before move..only 36% say fans now
..75% blame Owner-Team-NFL for move of franchise
..59% blame Dean Spanos specifically..2% Mayor Kevin Faulconer
..35% say they will root for team to win..33% says root to lose


Rams..Open training cam at UC Irvine.

Rams..DT-Aaron Donald does not report to camp on Friday in holdout…wants final 2Y of his contract renegotiated…facing fines of 40,000-a day…Donald due to make just (1.8M) base salary despite two outstanding years.

Rams..Sign FA-LB-Andy Mulumba-ex Packers

Rams..WR-Tavon Austin cleared full workouts after wrist injury


Raiders..Open camp in Napa Valley

Raiders..Pro Bowl OF-Donald Pen no-show in camp-wants final 2-years of his deal restructured..due to make (5.8M) this year.

Raiders..Sign lst round pick-CB-Gareon Conley..put him on PUP

Raiders..Put DE-Mario Edwards and LB-Bruce Irvin on Non Football Injury List to open camp

Raiders..Release former start OT-Austin Howard.

Raiders..Name Marshall Newhouse at starting RT.


(Camp Notes)

Ravens..Heavily criticized by fans for making overtures to QB-Colin Kaeperneck….Ravens instead making offer to ex-Redskins QB-Robert Griffin III.

Ravens..QB-Ryan Mallett throws 5-interceptions in first workout.

Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson struggles with speed of defense in lst team workouts.

Chiefs..QB-Alex Smith goes (13-13) in passing drills…LB-Justin Houston looks lightning quick in weekend workouts…RB-Kareem Hunt exceptional running-catching balls in routes…WR-Tyreek Hill moved off kick return unit.

Broncos..QB-Trevor Siemian-Paxton Lynch both struggle in Mike McCoys shotgun offense..both throw interceptions and were erratic…OG-Ron Leary-groin..Don Stephenson-ankle-out of workouts.

Carolina..RB-Christian McCaffrey-dazzling catching ball out of backfield

Jets..QB-Christian Hackenberg goes (4-9) in first passing outing.

Chicago..QB-Mitch Trubisky-3 fumbles in opening practice with lst unit

Bills…List veteran TJ Yates as backup QB to Tyrod Taylor.

Titans…WRs-Eric Decker-Corey Davis impressive in lst workout

Steelers…RB-Le’Veon Bell no-show at camp-still has not signed (12.9M) franchise tag contract.

Tampa Bay..moves OG-Ali Marpet to OC

49ers…Sign 1st round pick DE-Solomon Thomas

Titans..Sign 1st round pick-WR-Corey Davis-Western Michigan


Denver..LB-Shawn Ray-out 8W-surgery-torn wrist ligament
Bills..DT-Marcel Dareus-injures hamstring
Arizona..CB-Ron Zamart-tears ACL
Browns..S-Ed Reynolds gone with torn knee ligament
Bengals..S-Geore Ioka-spring knee

Ravens..Injury problems grow-CB-Maurice Canady-knee injury
Ravens..TE-Crockett Gilmore-knee

Seattle..DT-Malik McDowell-2nd round pick-suffers head injuries and concussion in auto accident-will not report to camp.

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-says might not be ready play-opening day-shoulder
Colts..Put DE-Kendall Langford on PUP list
Colts..Activate #1 pick-S-Malik Hooker-off PUP
Chiefs..Put DE-Tamba Hali on PUP

Arizona..WR-John Brown-injured quad in lst drills
Atlanta..WR-Devin Fuller leaves workouts-more knee problems.

Carolina..WR-Curtis Samuel injures hamstring-lst day.
Bears..Surgery LB-Pernell McPhee-out 5-weeks
Bears..WR-Markus Wheaton-surgery-appendicitis

Lions..DE-Ziggy Ansuh-PUP
Lions..Put OT-Greg Robinson on NFL non football injured list

Bengals..WR-John Ross-cleared to practice-shoulder surgery
Bengals..TE-Tyler Eifert full practices after missing last year.
Bengals..PUP-RB-Cedric Peerman.

Dallas..WR-Ryan Switzer-hamstring
Saints..TE-John Philips on Non Football Injury List-appendicities
Jets..CB-Jeremy Clark-knee injury-on PUP
49ers..S-Jimmy Wared-hamstring on PUP
Bucs..DE-Jacquies Smith-2nd knee surgery
Redskins..RB-Keith Marshall-more knee problems..will miss 2nd year row

(Roster Moves)

Patriots..LB-Rob Ninkovich retires…Bill Belicheck called him most reliable-unselfish player he ever called..

Seattle..Sign FA-LB-Marcus Smith-ex 1st round pick Eagles
Seattle..Sign FA-FB-Marcel Reese-ex Raiders
Seattle-Chiefs..Trade..Seahawks send LB-Kevin Louis to KC for LB-DJ Alexander

Dallas..Sign FA-WR-KR-Javontee Herndon-WR-ex Chargers
Dallas..Sign FA-RB-Ronnie Hillman-ex Chargers
Dallas..Sign FA-QB-Luke McCown-ex Saints

Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Philip Weaver-ex-Colts-Raiders
Ravens..Sign FA-QB-David Olson-Stanford
Browns..Release RB-George Atkinson

Jets..Release WR-KD-Cannon-Baylor
Jets..Sign FA-TE-Chris Gragg-Bills
Titans..Release OG-Sebastian Tretola
Bengals..Sign FA-KR-Kermit Whitfield-Florida State


Cowboys..Legendary FB-Robert Newhouse passes away (74Y)


USC…Opens camp looking to replace 3-starting OL infront of QB-Sam Darnold.

USC..Coach Clay Helton says OJ Simpson will not be welcome around the program.

UCLA….Coach Jim Mora faces rebuilding challenge infront of QB-Josh Rosen.

PAC 12 Conference…Eliminates 2-a-days in camp…1-workout lasting 3-hours..then 3-hours rest…walkthru in afternoon with no helmets-pads.

NCAA..Nick Saban-David Shaw…speak out against early football signing period in December.

Alabama..DE-DeShawn Hand arrested for DUI….likely high first round pick.

Notre Dame..Former Irish coach Ara Parseghian in 24-hour care for hip infection.

Coastal Carolina..Coach Joe Moglia will miss the season dealing with asthmatic lung disease.



Cavs-Suns…Cleveland offers G-Kyrie Irving to Phoenix but wants both G-ERic Bledsoe and F-Josh Jackson in a 2-for-1 deal.

Golden State….Re-signs C-Javale McGee.

Washington..G-Brandon Jennings sign FA contract in China.

Knicks..Sign FA-G-Ramon Sessions-ex Charlotte-Lakers-Cavs.

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Vander Bue-averged (25P) last year in NBA-D-League



Nashville..Sign F-Ryan Johansen to (8Y-64M) extension…Predators have now spent (42M) of next year’s cap on 5-players…Johansen..PK Subban..Pekka Rinnie..Filip Forsborg…Viktor Arviddson.

Arizona…Coyotes sign former Ducks-Oilers FA-F-Emerson Etem.



FC-LA…new MLS-expansion team for Los Angeles…hires former Team USA Coach Bob Bradley…who coached last year for Swansea in English Premeir League.

LA Galaxy…hire Sigi Schmid-former ULCA coach and former coach of MLS-Seattle Sounders

PGA…Canadian Open..Jhonattan Vegas comes from behind to win at Glen Abbey on sudden death playoffs over Charley Hoffman-Poway…..Hoffman had 7-birdies in 8-holes on Saturday to take 3rd round lead…Vegas had 8-birdies on Sunday then won the playoff hole.

Formula 1-Hungarian Grand Prix..Sebastian Vettle ends dry spell for win..teammate Kimmi Raikkonen held off Lewis Hamilton late in race to finish 2nd.

NASCAR….Pocono 400..Kyle Busch dominant-ends 36-race winless string…Kevin Harvick-Martin Truex finish 2-3

Indy Car…Mid Ohio 200…Josef Newgarden wins 2nd race in a row..edges Will Power on restart to get win.

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