Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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Padres…Sign FA-1B-Eric Hosmer-Kansas City…(8Y-144M)..includes 5Y-no trade clause…and opt out for player after 5th year…Contract front end loaded-will receive 20M per year for first 5-years…13M-final 3-years if he stays…Hit (.318-25HR-94RBI) last year in Kansas City…Career (.284-127HR)….Mixed reviews from national beat writers about his red-flags…had 4-good seasons in KC and 3-mediocre years…Royals offer was back end loaded and did not include opt out clause

Padres…Will Myers moves to LF in outfield alignment with Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe….Jose Pirela may alternate between RF-2B….Corey Spangenberg-Travis Jankowski become super utility men…Franchy Cordero will compete for roster spot.

Padres..Full roster reports…first full workout on Tuesday

Padres..Sign FA-P-Rowan Wick..had (3.19-ERA) Cardinals system.

Padres..P-Colin Rea-Robbie Erlin-full throwing bullpen sessions.

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis reporters to camp early..’Ready to knock on door-pay hard-show them what I got’.

Padres..Manager Andy Green first press conference
..Eric Hosmer-Good Player-Good Clubhouse guy-Good for culture of team.
..Tyson Ross-worked hard to recover from surgery-throwing best I’ve seen.
..Carter Capps-guy you bet on
..Fernando Tatis-Looks like a young Manny Manchado.
..Freddy Galvis..Spends time talking to young players
..Jose Pirela..Will be in lineup somewhere RF-2B-LF
..Alex Dickerson..Will proceed slowly to protect his back
..Franchy Cordero..Had some off season in winter ball
..Eric Hosmer…Fills every checkmark as player-person
..Chase Headley..Wants to be here..Experience helps a lot
..Alot of guys fighting for at bats in outfield-makes us better.

Dodgers..Veterans report to camp on Sunday..first workout Monday
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Cesar Ramos-ex Phillies
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Justin DeFratrus-ex Mariners
Dodgers..FA-P-Tom Koehler to become setup man to Kenley Jansen.

Angels-Tampa Bay…Trade-Halos deal 1B-CJ Cron to Rays for players to be named later…hit (.248-16HR) last year
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Chris Young-ex Yankees-Red Sox-Arizona
Angels..Sign FA-1B-DH-Chris Carter-ex Astros-Milwaukee-Yankees
Angels..Shohei Ohtani to pitch…DH on non pitching days
Angels..Owner Arte Moreno-Mike Trout contract runs thru 2020
Angels..1B-Albert Pujols reports to camp 12-to-15 pounds lighter
Angels..OF-Justin Upton says players should avoid free agency-‘Things are changing in MLB’


(Roster Moves)

Tampa Bay-Minnesota..Trade…Rays deal P-Jake Odorizzi (4.14-ERA) to Twins for top SS-propsect Jermaine Palacios-hit (.294-16HR) in Class A ball.

Tampa Bay…DFA-OF-Corey Dickerson (.282-28HR) last year

Red Sox..Re-sign FA-3B-Eduardo Nunez
Texas..Sign FA-P-Edinson Volques-ex Miami-Reds-Padres
Mets..Sign FA-P-Jason Vargas-ex Royals..won 18-games
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Jorge dela Rosa-ex Rockies
Twins..Sign FA-P-Anubal Sanchez-ex Tigers
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Jason Motte-ex Braves
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Raji Davis-ex Red Sox
Giants..Sign FA-P-Tony Watson-ex Dodgers-Pirates
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Fernando Abad-e Red Sox
Brafes..Sign FA-Peter Moylan-ex Royals
Marlins..Sign FA-OF-Eric Campbell-Hanshin Tigers-Japan

Texas..Void contract FA-P-Seung Hwan-Oh..failed physical


Yankees..SS-Thairo Estrada-shot in leg during robbery attempt in Venezuela..hit (.310) in AA

Cubs..DL-P-Drew Smyly-60-day DL-rehab elbow surgery
Rockies..Surgery-OF-Gerardo Parra-6W-hamate bone hand
Twins..DL-P-Michael Pineda-60-day DL-recover-shoulder surgery
Mariners..Shutdown P-Erasmo Ramirez-lat strain


Giants…interest in re-signing Tim Lincecum-clocked 93mph in workout before 30-scouts last week.

Reds..MLB-Suspends P-Jacob Ehrot-60G-PED violation

Cubs..Name Brandon Morrow-closer
Giants..Move Chris Shaw from 1B-to-LF


Commissioner Rob Manfred
..Will put in place new ‘Pace of Play’ rules by February 22nd
..Discusses slow free agent signing period…telling agent Scott Boras…’Your perception of your market value is different from what the market says your players value is’

Pittsburgh…3B-David Freese says ‘ownership not trying hard enough to win-needs to be accountability to the community.

Yankees…OF-Giancarlo Stanton…’ready to win’ after 8-losing seasons in Miami…Stanton (59HR) joins Aaron Judge (52HR) in lineup.

Miami..Manager Don Mattingly…’I want players who want to be here’

Boston..1B-DH-Hanley Ramirez…’Want to age a 30HR-100RBI guy.’

(College Baseball)

Aztecs-W-Cal State Fullerton…Sunday game…SDSU opens season (3-0) after getting wins Friday-Saturday vs UCSB….State plays USD on Tuesday





Aztecs-W-UNLV SDSU gets (73P) from frontline of Jalen McDaniels-Max Montana-Matt Mitchell in 2nd straight blowout win at home…SDSU now (15-10)

USD-W-BYU…Toreroros upset win-Isaiah Pinero (20P) off bench..USD (17-11)…Cougars (3-22) from 3-point arc.

Nevada-W-Utah State..Caleb Martin (30P)..Wolfpack (22-5)
Boise State-W- Air Force..Broncos (21-6)..Just Jessup hits 5-3’s
Fresno State-W-Colorado State..Dogs now (19-8)
Wyoming-W-San Jose..Hayden Dalton hits 6-3’s

USC..Says in-house legal investigation says Athletic Department not guilty of institutional neglect in the Tony Bland-Adidas slush fund scandal.

USC..Lose F-Bennie Boatwright for year-torn knee ligament
Nevada..Lose G-Lindsey Drew for year-torn achilles



Commissioner Adam Silver-All Star Game address
..Proud LeBron James-Kevin Durant make comments about social issues
..Says Fox TV-Laura Ingram attack on James-Durant criticism was ‘ignorant-racist’…Ingram said players comments were ‘unintellible-shutup and dribble the ball’….She asked how a society would want advice from millionaires who never went beyond high school’..LeBron had called Donald Trump a ‘bum’….Durant said he was tired of ‘Trump racist speeches’.
..NBA looking at going to a (1-thru-16) ranking system for playoffs..but concerned about East-West travel….says possibility of re-ranking teams once they get to Conference finals.
..Talking to Union and NCAA about changing 1-and-done rule.

NBA All Star Game…LeBron James hits finger roll layup with (:34) left to lead Team LeBron to (148-145) win over Team Steph….LeBron had (29-points) in win….Steph Curry-James Harden were (9-33) shooting 3’s in wild game…..two teams combined for 36-3’s….took 134-3 point shots in game….there were 31-turnovers…117-rebounds of missed shots….

NBA-Slam Dunk…Utah’s Donovan Mitchell edges Larry Nance with a 360-degree Vince Carter type dunk.
NBA 3-Point Contest..Devin Booker-Suns hits 29-3’s to beat Klay Thompson.

Lakers..Lonzo Ball says ‘I play-my father talks’ responding to LaVar Ball comment son might leave Lakers after 3-year deal expires.

Lakers..F-Channing Frye-appendectomy surgery-out 3W.





Miami…Dolphins donate 100,000- to start a ‘Fund Me’ program for high school shooting victims…raised 1M in first day.

ESPN-Fox…Both interviewing Peyton Manning for in studio NFL analyst job.

Carolina..Reinstate Interim GM-Marty Hurney after probe of domestic abuse allegation..cleared of wrong doing.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr-says time for team to ‘re-set the button’ and win after bad season.

Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald…will return in 2018…RB-David Johnson cleared to go thru OTA workouts-wrist surgery.

Carolina..Off Coord-Norv Turner says Cam Newton must fix his mechanics…’must be better than 52%-completion QB.

Lions..Hire Hank Fraley-OL coach-ex UCLA
Colts..Hire Nick Ventrone-Special teams-ex Patriots
Vikings..Hire Todd Downing-Passing game coach-ex Raiders
Tampa Bay..Interview Brenston Buckner-ex DL-Arizona

New Orleans..Cardell Hayes-sentenced to 25Y-prison in road rage shooting of ex Saints DE-Will Smith.

CFL-Toronto…Legendary Argonauts coach-GMj-Leo Cahill passes (80)..brought Joe Theismann-Leon McQuay-Jim Corrigal-Jim Stillwagon to Canada in the 1960s-70s.



Washington State…Mike Leach loses 5th assistant coach in offseason.
Boise State..Hire Jeff Popovich-DB coach-ex Colts
Michigan..Hire Jim McElwain-WR coach-ex head coach Florida

Aztecs..Open spring football workouts at Chargers Park-first of 15-workouts at NFL facility…Must replace 2-top WRs…2-TEs…2-safeties





San Diego Gulls-L-Ontario (5-2)…Reign snap Gulls 8-game win streak…Ontario scores 3-goals in 2nd period..pump 35-shots on goalie Reto Berra in Sunday night-AHL game.

Gulls-W-Ontario…Score 3-goals-in-3 minutes in first period enroute to 8th win in a row…Attendance (12,920)-4th sellout of season on Saturday night

Gulls..Move into 1st place in AHL attendance-averaging (9,289) per game

Kings-W-Buffalo..Anzi Copiar key goal in road win
Ducks-W-Minnesota..Nick Ritchie scores in 11th round shootout

Kings-at-Chicago…Monday night matchup
Ducks-at-Las Vegas..face 1st place-expansion team Golden Knights


Chicago-Ottawa…Trade-Hawks deal D-Ville Pokka to Senators for C-Chris Domenico.

Chicago..NHL investigates Blackhaws fans racial slurs against Washington Capitals Devante Pelly-Smith during weekend game.

Flyers..Mourn passing of D-Greg Smyth (51Y) died of cancer-played 10Y-in NHL.

NY Islanders..G-Jaroslav Halak-amazing 50-saves in shutout win over Rangers


USA-L-Russia (4-0)..Pavel Datsyk-Igor Kovulchuk scores goals.
USA..Will take part in play-in game on Tuesday or be eliminated
Canada-L-Czechoslovakia…Snaps 11-game Olympic win streak
Canada-W-Korea..G-Matt Dalton makes 42-saves for SKorea in loss

US-Women-Finland in semi final game..Monday…winner goes to Gold Medal game





PGA-LA Genesis Open..Bubba Watson 3-birdies on back 9-finishes with (69) on Sunday…final score (272)…Kevin Na (274)..Phil Mickelson (278)…Jordan Spieth (277)…Rory McIlroy (281)

Tiger Woods…fails to make cut after awful Thursday-Friday….had 8-bogeys on Friday…6-bogeys in 8-holes

Daytona 500…Austin Dillon wins on final lap..Bubba Wallace is second…Crash marred finish…Dillon bumped drafted leader Aric Amirola with 2-laps left spinning him out to take lead and win….Ryan Blaney, who led for 118-laps, had bumped draft Kurt Bush wrecking him-but damaging his car to fall out of the lead with 7-laps left….There were heavy crashes at lap 60 and 102…then the wrecks that knocked out 6-leaders at end of race….Jimmie Johnson wrecked with 7-laps left-his third crash in 3-races at Daytona this week…Danica Patrick-in final race-crashed out at end finished 35th…Dillon racing in the Richard Childress #3 won on the 20th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt Senior’s electrical win at Daytona-his only 500 victory.

Olympics…disappointing finish to weekend..
..Ted Lidgety-finished 15th in Giant Slalom
..Lindsey Vonn-finished 6th in Super G Slalom
..Mikaela Shiffren-finished 4th in Slalom
..Nathan Chan-fell 4-times in first event in skating..but came back for 5-quadruple jumps in second round-did not medal however.

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