Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Masters-Augusta…Scottie Scheffler rips off 7-birdies on final day-wins 2nd Green Jacket
..(-11)..Scottie Scheffler dominant the entire weekend
..(-7)..Ludvig Aberg-strong Sunday finish
..(-4)..Max Homa-Tommy Fleetwood
..(-2)..Bryson DeChambeau fades over final 36-holes..Xander Schauffele

..(+4)..Rory McIlroy
..(+8)..Phil Mickelson
..(+9)..Brooks Koepka..Jon Rahm
..(+16)..Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods..Worst finish at Masters…finished 27-shots behind winner…finished in last place…Saturday had 8-bogeys..2-double bogeys in career worst (10-over-82)…Sunday..3-bogeys-triple bogey in final round….Admitted back problems..and fatigue from having to play 23-holes in 3rd round on Saturday.



Padres-W-Dodgers (6-3)…Friars 3rd come from behind win in a week-Sunday…SD (9-9)..LA (11-7)

..Rallied from 3-1 deficit
..Jurickson Profar-3R-double
..Manny Machado solo HR
..Dodgers pitchers walked 14-batters in ugly loss
..Top of batting order for LA-went (3-13)
..Max Muncy HR in loss

Padres-L-Dodgers (5-2)-Saturday..Gavin Stone throws 5-no hit innings..Game marred by bench clearing argument…Grove brushback pitch to Juricksoj Profar.

Padres-W-Dodgers (8-7)-Friday..Friars hit 4-HRs in rallying from (7-3) deficit..Jackson Merrill game winning single in 11th for SD..Manny Machado 2RHR..Ha Seong-Kim-Jake Cronenworth-Fernando Tatis solo HRs…P-Michael King gives up 4-Homes Runs in 4-inning to LA…8-total home runs in the game

Padres-at-Milwaukee..Monday…Joe Musgrove starts..struggling having given up (14R-19-inn)

Padres..Upset that LA-C-Will Smith…’Why would we throw at Profar-he’s irrelevant’
Padres..Not worried Ha Seong-Kim…4-errors in last 22-fielding chances.

Padres…DFA-P-Pedro Avila to get him to El Paso..Callup P-Adrian Morejon
Dodgers-vs-Washington..Monday..Tyler Glasnow starts-coming off 14-strikeout outing

Dodgers..DL-P-Bobby Miller-shoulder inflammation

Dodgers..P-Walker Beuhler makes 3rd rehab start..bruised hand on comeback grounder in last outing

Dodgers..DFA-P-Dinelson Lamet to Oklahoma City despite (2.14-ERA)
Dodgers..DL-P-Connor Brogdan-arch issue

Dodgers…Have picked up 4-major Japanese corporate sponsports this month with Shohei Ohtani on the team..Airlines..Bank…Tire Company…Pharmaceuticals
Angels-L-Red Sox (5-4)..Tyler Anderson (4inn-3R-2HRs) in loss…Sunday..Halos (7-8)

Angels-L-Red Sox (7-2).-Saturday…Griff Canning roughed up (4-inn-7R)

Angels-W-Red Sox (7-0)..P-Reid Detmers now (3-0) 1.04-ERA

Angels-at-Tampa Bay…Monday game…Patrick Sandoval starts

Angels..Sign FA-P-Angel Felipe-ex A’s

Angels..DL-P-Chase Silseth-elbow inflammation..DL-P-Carlos Zuniga-pector
Angels..DFA-P-Zach Plesac to Salt Lake City
Angels..DL-!B-Nolan Schaunel-groin
Angels..Shutdown P-Robert Stephenson-shoulder after 1-batter in rehab outing
(Sunday Scoreboard)

Orioles-W-Brewers..Birds hit 3HRs

Pirates-W-Phillies..Jack Suwinski Grand Slam HR..Bucs now (11-5)

Rockies-L-Blue Jays..Jose Berrios (7inn-0R)-Jays

Braves-W-Marlins..Marcel Ozuna (3-5) HR-4RBI-Atl..Marlins (3-13)

Royals-L-Mets..Rookie P-Jose Button (6inn-2H-0R-9K)-NY

Twins-L-Tigers..Javy Baez-HR-Tigers

Yankees-L-Cleveland..Yankees give up 3HRs..NY (12-4)

Giants-L-Tampa Bay..Blake Snell (4inn-7R-2HR)..12.86-ERA

Reds-W-White Sox..Cinn hits 2HRs..Chisox (2-13)

Texas-L-Houston..Jose Altuve 2HRs-Astros

A’s-W-Nationals..Albert Toro 2RBI..Tyler Nevin 2H

Cubs-W-Seattle..Mike Busch 2RHR-Chicago

Arizona-W-Cardinals..Zac Gallen (6inn-R-7K)..1.64-ERA

(MLB Notes)

Dodgers..Federal investigation clears Shohei Ohtani-victim of bank fraud-identity theft
..Ippei Muzuhara pleads guilty theft of 16M-from Ohtani bank accounts
..Faces 30Y in prison and 1M fine
..Posts 25,000-bond..turns in passport
..Enters clinic for gambling addiction
..Federal charges he made 19,000-bets in 3-year span
..Was making 25-bets a day
..Won 142M in bets…Lost 183M-in 3-years
..Change coding on Ohtani bank accounts-so no one knew about large withdrawals
..Blocked alerts on accounts so agent had no information of transactions
..Stole identity personal information-talked to banks as if he were Ohtani
..Formed personal account..all winnings went to his account-not Ohtani
..37-page federal complaint about gambling from 2021-to-2024
..Investigation thousands of texts with Ohtani-not one mention of gambling

Dodgers..LA Prosecuting Attorney files 5-domestic abuse charges against P-Julio Urias for incident against his wife in public…All misdemeanor counts but if guilty of shoving-hair pulling-threats, could face 6-months to 1-year in prison…MLB will likely take disciplinary action against Urias as 2nd time offender.

MLB…Takes sanctions against newly formed Rimas Agency for tampering with players represented by othr agents-offering large cash inducements to join their firm….Ron Acuna..Ezequiel Tovar among players who left other agents to join Rimas Group.

Jordan Montgomery….Arizona free agent pitcher fires Scott Boras after sitting out all spring and signing just 1Y-deal with Diamondbacks…Going to Casey Wasseerman group…

Rod Carew..Demands Angels remove his retired jersey and memorabilia from Angels Stadium in ongoing feud with Owner Arte Moreno..who refused to hire him as a spring training consultant and removed him as Team Ambassador.

Miami…Voided final year of contract of Manager Skip Schumacher-would be fired at end of season.

Jerry Grote…longtime Mets-Astros catcher-passes away (81Y)

Fritz Peterson..Ex-Yankees-Indians pitcher passes away (82Y)…(133-131) career..was involved in trading wives and children with teammate Mike Kekich.


Atlanta..P-Spencer Strider-brace surgery on elbow..ouyt 6-months..not TJ surgery
Arizona…Shutdown P-Eduardo Rodriguez-2nd time..reinjures lat muscle
Arizona..DL-SS-Geraldo Perdomo-meniscus
Houston..DL-P-Framber Valdez-elbow
White Sox..DL-OF-Luis Robert..hip issue
White Sox..DL-DH-Yoan Moncada-out 3-months-oblique
Rockies..3B-Kris Bryant-back issue
Pirates..DL-P-Marco Gonzalez-forearm
Yankees..DL-3B-Jon Berti-groin
Texas..60-day DL..3B-Justin Foscue-oblique
Texas..DL-P-Cody Bradford-back
Brewers..DL-P-Jakob Junis-shoulder
Reds..P-Tejay Antone-elbow surgery
Texas..P-Brock Burk-breaks hand punching wall
Twins..DL-SS-Carlos Correai-oblique
Red Sox..DL-P-Nick Pavetta-elbow
Red Sox..Season ending surgery SS-Trevor Story-dislocated shoulder
Red Sox..P-Chris Martin-elbow surgery
Washington..DL-P-Josiah Gray-forearm
Mets..Put P-Kodai Senga on 60-day DL-shoulder capsule injury
Mets..DH-JD Martinez-injection-back issue
Tampa Bay..DL-1B-Brandon Lowe-oblique
Yankees..3B-DJ LeMahieu-MRI-foot
A’s..DL-OF-Brent Rooker-core injury
Rockies..P-Daniel Bard-elbow surgery
(Roster Moves)

Braves..Sign FA-DH-Yuli Gurriel-ex Marlins
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Tommy Pham-ex Padres
White Sox..DFA-P-Bryan Shaw
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Julio Teheran-ex Braves-Padres-Orioles
Cubs..Activate P-Jameson Taillon from DL-calf issue
A’s..Callup SS-Kevin Newman-ex Reds-Pirates
Royals..Sign FA-P-Zach Davies-ex Padres-Cubs
Astros..Sign FA-P-Miguel Diaz-ex Tigers
Tampa Bay..Release P-Jake Odorizzi
Dodgers..Callup P-Nick Martinez from AAA
Orioles..Sign FA-2B-Livan Soto-ex Angels
Braves..Callup P-Darius Vines from AAA
Mets..Acquire P-Joe Hudson-ex Cubs
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Corey Abbott-ex Mariners
Marlins..DFA-P-Matt Andraise-ex Padres
Cleveland..Acquire P-Wes Parsons-ex Blue Jays
Arizona..DFA-OF-Tony Kemp
Arizona..sign FA-P-Yohan Ramirez-ex Mets
Arizona..Sign FA-2B-Kolton Wong-ex Cardinals-Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tyler Chatwood-ex Braves-Angels
Angels..Sign FA-2B-Cole Tucker-ex Pirates
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Wilmer Dio-ex Pirates
Brewers..Callup P-Kevinh Herget


Lakers-W-Pelicans (124-108)….LA blows out Pelicans in game both teams needed
..Lakers score (70P) in lst half in New Orleans
..Jumped to 20-point lead in must-win game for both teams
..Lakers built 31-point lead on Pelicans floor…
..LeBron James (28P-17A-11-rebounds
..LeBron James (13P-13Asst) in opening half
..Anthony Davis (30P-11R) for game
..Anthony Davis (18P-6R) at halftime…
..D’Angelo Russell-Austin Reaves combined (39P) in wild win
..Lakers finish in 8th place for play-in game….finish with (47-35) record
..Lakers will play at New Orleans for play in game

Lakers….Play In game…Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans
Golden State-Sacramento..Play in game..Tuesday night
Miami-76ers..Play in game..Wednesday afternoon
Atlanta-Chicago..Play in game..Wednesday night

Clippers-L-Houston (116-108)…Clippers rested all of starters…Rockets hit 11-3’s in win…..Season ending game…LA (51-31) finish on season.

Clippers..Will open series against high powered  Dallas Mavericks

Clippers…Concern about status of F-Kawhi Leonard-missed 7-games in a row end of season with knee inflammation
(NBA Notes)

Detroit…Pistons could have major office shakeup after disastrous (14-68) season that included 28-game losing streak…worst season in franchise history

Brooklyn..Interview Mike Budenholzer-ex Atlanta-Milwaukee coach for 2nd time..could be leading candidate.

Cavaliers..Coach JB Bickerstaff could be in trouble…team won 18-of-20…then went (11-16) down the stretch

Brooklyn..GM-Sean Marks will remain as GM of the struggling franchise.

Memphis..Vote confidence front had 13-major injuries this year.

Charlotte Hornets..Interview Clippers assistant Jay Larranaga for head job

Portland..ex Blazers G-Ben McLemore arrested at Airport on 4-different sexual assault rape charges..was returning from playing in Spain

Bucks..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-questionable for start playoffs-calf
Boston..Sign G-Jrue Holiday (4Y-135M) extension

Minnesota..Owner Glen Taylor said he backed out selling team to Alex Rodriguez-new owners proposed major cut in team payroll

Toronto..NBA says F-Jontay Porter could face ‘lifetime suspension’…probes continued about bets placed on games involving Porter that changed the odds dramatically for payoffs..Colorado Gaming Commission now conducting probes of Draft Kings to see if other big money last minute bets came in on games Porter played.

WNBA…Historical College Draft…Monday night…Caitlin Clark-Iowa..Angel Reese-LSU…Kim Cardosa-South Carolina..Aalijah Edwards-UConn…Cam Brink-Stanford likely to be top players to be chosen.
(College Basketball)

Aztecs..Finish season ranked 17th in final AP-poll

Aztecs..Visit players in Transfer Portal
..6’8-F-Rashaun Agee-Bowling Green (13P-9R)
..6’3-G-Nick Boyd-Florida Atlantic (9P)
..6’4-G-Xavier DuShell-Fresno State (11P)

Colorado..G-KJ Simpson-files for NBA draft
USC..G-Isaiha Collier (18P) files for NBA draft
UCLA..C-Adam Bona (12P-6R) files for NBA draft
Houston..G-Jamal Sshead (13P) files for NBA draft
Perth Australia..C-Alex Sarr-files for NBA draft (14P) at 19-year old
Duke..C-Kyle Filiposki (16P-8R)..G-Jared McCain (16P-8A) file for draft
UConn..C-Donovan Clinghan files for draft (15P-8R)

Arkansas..Hires Coach John Calipari-replacing Eric Musselman
Kentucky..Hires Mark Pope-BYU to replace Calipari
Kentucky…Refused to match Arkansas offer to Calipari
Kentucky…Dan Hurley-U Conn..Scott Drew-Baylor..Billy Donovan-Bulls-turned down UK

Wisconsin-Green Bay…Legendary coach Kevin Forseth-retires..(821) career wins

March Madness-TV ratings
..Women’s Finals drew (18.9M) viewers
..Men’s Finals had (14.8M) viewers

…(NFL Football)…

OJ Simpson…Lawyers for family say they will attempt to block any further payments owed to the Goldman-Brown families in aftermath of 1997-Civil lawsuits the family won against Simpson…Families want the remains of Simpson’s financial estate to pay off the 33M still owed from that lawsuit.

Chiefs..WR-Rashee Rice was clocked at (119mph) moments before drag racing accident in Dallas that damaged 8-cars…Now facing upgraded 8-felony traffic counts

Terrell Suggs..Arrested on 2-gun charges for pulling weapon at drive thru Starbucks in argument.

Lions..QB-Jared Goff says Detroit media ‘relishes negativity’ in covering team

Chargers…Former San Diego TE-Eric Sievers passes away after bout with cancer (61Y)..played with Bolts-Patriots-Rams in decade long NFL career.

NFL..Announces Season Opening game in Sao Paulo, Brazil…Eagles-Packers..Friday Night-September 6th
(Roster Moves)

Chargers…Workout FA-WR-Marquez Valdes-Scantling-ex Chiefs
Chargers..Bring in DE-Dallas Turner-Alabama for visit
Chargers..Rumors continue to fly Bolts taking offers to trade out of #5 spot in draft

Raiders..Report GM-Tom Telesco has ‘final say’ on Raiders draft picks-not Antonio Pierce.
Raiders..Owner Mark Davis says willing to trade 2-#1-picks to move into top 5-draft

Rams..Visit with UCLA-DE-Laiatu Latu..could be their top pick
Rams..Sign FA-LB-Troy Reeder-ex Chargers

49ers..Veteran S-Logan Ryan-retires
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Rock Ya-Sin-ex Colts-Raiders
49ers..Sign FA-TE-Eric Saubert-ex Texans
Eagles..Sign FA-TE-CJ Uzomah-ex Jets-Bengals
Giants..Sign FA-DT-Jordan Phillips-ex Bills
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Matt Adams-ex Browns
Denver..Visit with C B-Levi Wallace-ex Steelers-Bills
Saints..Sign FA-CB-Equa St Brown-ex Packers
Saints..Sign FA-QB-Kellen Mond-ex Browns
Lions..Visit with FA-OT-Terrion Armstead-ex Miami-Saints
Seahawks..Sign FA-OG-Laken Tomlinson-ex Giants
Seattle..Visit with FA-C-Lucas Patrick-ex Bears
Falcons..Sign FA-DE-James Williams-ex Washington
Falcons..Sign FA-CB-Kevin King-ex Packers
Seattle..Visit with FA-OG-Ike Boettger-ex Bills
Seattle..Visit with FA-WR-Chase Claypool-ex Steelers
Steelers..Sign FA-K-Mitchell Wright-ex Chiefs
Steelers..Release OC-Mason Cole
Miami..Workout FA-DE-Carl Dawson-ex Jets
Giants..Sign FA-WR-Miles Boykin-exSeelers
49ers..Visit with FA-QB-Kellen Mond-ex Browns
Jaguars..Sign LB-Josh Allen (5Y-150M) extension

Jets..Continue shop QB-Zach Wilson-but teams not willing to take on (5.5M) deal
Browns-Titans..TRADE..Cleveland deals OT-Leroy Watson for Titans #7
(NFL Notes)

Seahawks..Visit with QB-Bo Nix-Oregon
Vikings..Visit with QB-Jayden Daniels-LSU
Washington..Visit with QB-JJ McCarthy-Michigan..Drake Maye-North Carolina-Sunday
Washington..Will visit with Jayden Daniels-LSU-on Monday
Giants..Will visit with Jayden Daniels-LSU on Monday
Patriots..Visited with Jayden Daniels over weekend

Browns..RB-Nick Chubb takes paycut from (12.8M to 6.2M)..given 12M-incentives
(College Notes)

Aztecs..Confirm school has sold just (8,110) season tickets for next year despite 20%-cut in ticket prices…Two years ago, sold (15,790) in debut season for Snapdragon Stadium.

Aztecs..Final week of spring football for Coach Sean Lewis..Spring game-Saturday afternoon.

Oregon State..Top RB-Damien Martinez enters transfer portal
UCLA..Backup QB-Collin Schlee enters transfer portal
UNLV..Gives coach Barry Odum-5Y extension after (9-3) season

Washington..Huskie RB-Tybo Rogers-arrested on 2-counts of rape…released on (300,000) bond

NCAA..Spring transfer portal opens Monday for college football teams.



NHL…Purchases Arizona Coyotes franchise from owner Alex Merulo for 1B…Will sell the franchise to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith for (1.3B) and move team next year to Delta Center-Salt Lake City…Merulo will be given opportunity to find land to build new arena then would get an NHL expansion team for Phoenix market in future…Coyotes franchise been plagued by money-arena and ownership problems since (2009).

Ducks…Sign top prospect RW-Cutter Gauthier..obtained from Flyers in mid season trade…scored (38G)-Boston College..finalist for Hobey Baker Award.

Carolina..Signs RW-Jackson Blake-North Dakota..(38G) in 3-years
Las Vegas..Sign D-Noah Hanifan (8Y-59M) extension
Ducks..RW-Jacob Silfverbetg retires…scored (158G) in 10-years in Anaheim
Ducks..Sign rookie Sam Colangeo-ex Western Michigan (24G)..had (4P-4Games) Gulls

Devils..Lose C-Jack Hughes-rest of year-shoulder surgery
Calgary..F-Blake Coleman-out shoulder injury (29G)
Las Vegas..F-Mark Stone cleared play-coming off spleen injury
Kings..Send F-Carl Crunderstrom to AHL for conditioning
Boston..Activate F-Patrick Maroon from IR for playoffs

Flyers..Vote of confidence to Coach John Tortorella despite (1-6-3) collapse at the end of season.

Leafs..President Brendan Shanahan..Coach-Sheldon Keefe could both could be fired if team does not get to Stanley Cup finals.

NCAA Frozen 4…Denver University upsets Boston College (2-0) in title game…G-Matt Davis (35-saves) including 8-on 1-power play

NCAA-Hobey Baker Award…F-Mac Calebrini-Boston University..had (32-G-..32-A..64P) for Terriers this year.

Kings-W-Ducks (3-1)..Pierre Luc Dubois key goal in Saturday win

LA Kings-Minnesota Wild…Monday game

Gulls-L-Coachella Valley (2-1)..Tough loss…Gulls outshot Firebirds (30-22)..still lost……..Sunday-AHL action…Gulls lost 10-of-13 games…Firebirds (45-14-10).


NASCAR..Texas 400..Chase Elliott outran Ross Chastain on 2-restarts in overtime to win..Elliott ended a 42-race winless drought…Sunday afternoon.

F-1..Off weekend
Indy Car..Off weekend

Fernando Alonso..signs extension with Aston Martin-team
Mercedes..Interested in talking to Sebastian Vettle about replacing Lewis Hamilton

Michael Andretti..Will build headquarters at Sandstone-England to prepare for entry for 2026-F-1 season..Cadillac will build the engines over the next two seasons.

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester City-W-Luton..Erling Haaland penalty shot..City (22-3-7)
..Manchester United-L-Bournemouth…United (15-13-4) in season of failure
..Newcastle-W-Hot Spur…United scores 2-goals in (:95)
..Brentford-W-Sheffield…Sheffield now (3-22-7)
..Burnley-Ties-Brighton..Burnley goalie knocks ball into net causing tie
..Nottingham Forest-Tie-Wolverhampton…Mathus Cunha 2-goals for Wolves
..Liverpool-L-Crystal Palace..Liverpool winless in 3-games
..West Ham-L-Fulham..Surprise upset win
..Arsenal-L-Aston Villa..Gunners give up goals 84-87′ in loss



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