Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on January 17th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….3-team trade talks with Reds-Indians on hold…San Diego reviewing medical records of top prospect 3B-Nick Senzel…had vertigo problem…ligament damage in hand and bone chip in elbow last year…played just 40-games at AAA-Louisville…though he is a (.314) career hitter in minor leagues.

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(Roster Moves)

White Sox…Make (7Y-175M) 25M per year contract offer to FA-SS-Manny Machado of Dodgers…..Would be 13th highest paid player in MLB based on average salary.
..Agent Don Lozano criticizes USA Today and ESPN for reporting inaccurate information about White Sox negotiations.

Phillies…Yet to make contract offer to FA-OF-Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals….Final offer was to be made by Friday after 5-hour meeting last weekend in Las Vegas.

Atlanta..Open contract talks with FA-OF-AJ Pollock-Arizona…Offering 2Y-plus option.

Arizona…Sign FA-2B-Wilmer Flores-ex Mets.
Arizona..Sign FA-2B-Tim Locastro-ex Yankees
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tyler Matzek-ex Colorado
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Ian Clarkin-ex White Sox
Twins..Sign FA-P-Jeff Ames-ex Washington
Reds..Sign FA-P-Felix Jorge-ex Twins
Reds..Sign FA-P-Buddy Boshers-ex Pirates
Texas..P-Shawn Tolleson-retixes-another shoulder setback

Milwaukee…C-Yasmani Grandal says he turned down a (4Y-70M) offer from Mets because its lower yearly average would have been unfair to other free agents seeking big contract.s..Signed (1Y-18M) in Milwaukee.

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(MLB)

Reds….Marty Brennaman-longtime voice of Reds-on-Radio announces 2019 will be his final year in booth…has been with the team for 44-years.

Pirates..Steve Blass…longtime radio-TV analyst to retire after 2019 season.

Kansas City…P-Eric Skoglund-suspended 80-games…2-violations PED program.

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………(Football)……………

Chargers…Head Coach Anthony Lynn says ‘there will not be complacency’ on team despite (13-5) record…..’must add pieces to roster’……after what he called ‘butt kicking in playoff game in New England’.

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(Coaching Moves)

Denver..Hire Ed Donatell-Def Coord-ex Bears
Denver..Hire Rich Scangarello-Off Coord-ex 49ers

Detroit..Hire Darrell Bevell-Off Coord-ex Packers-Seahawks

Jacksonville…Negotiate with John DeFilippo-Off Coord job-ex Vikings

Arizona..Interview Tom Clements-Off Coord job..ex-Notre Dame-Green Bay

Browns..Hire-Tosh Lupoi-DL coach…was Def Coord-Alabama
Browns..Hire Al Holcombe-LB-coach-ex Arizona
Browns..Hire Ted Monachino-Def Assistant..was Def Coord-Kansas State

Tampa Bay..Hire Todd McNair-RB coach…had been at USC-suspended for 5-years in aftermath of Reggie Bush-NCAA controversy.
Tampa Bay..Hire Kevin Ross-DB coach-ex Jets
Tampa Bay..Hire Clyde Christianson-QB coach-ex Colts

Steelers..Hire Ed Faulkner-OL coach-ex North Carolina State

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(Teams)

Steelers…Owner Art Rooney says he has had no conversations with o0ther teams about WR-Antonio Brown about possible trade ‘yet’.

Tampa Bay..Head coach Bruce Arians says WR-Antonio Brown needs to stop being a ‘diva’….’make better decisions’.

Atlanta..DT-Takk McKinley released from mental hospital after examination following incident in San Francisco hotel…returned home to LA.

49ers..WR-Marquise Goodwin confirmed he left team for 2-weeks in midseason afte his wife lost twin babies during pregnancy.

CFL-Saskatchewan Roughriders….Longtime NFL coach Jerry Glanville to interview for Roughies head coaching job….Spent last year with Hamilton Ti-Cats as Def Coord.

Miami…Judge orders ex Dolphins OT-Jonathon Martin to trial of 4-felony counts of making threats on social media….Had sent instagrams with pictures of bullets and hash-tagged Richie Incognito-Mike Pouncey-for their parts in bully incidents while they wee teammates……Martin left NFL with depression and underwent mental health evaluation….Evidence he went out an bought a gun an hour after reading an article about Incognito.
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(College Football)

Oklahoma…Sooners land QB-Jalen Hurts-transferring in from Alabama.
Miami…Canes pick up QB-Tate Martell-transfers in from Ohio State
TCU..Lands QAB-Alex Delton-transfer from Kansas State
Maryland..Terps new coach Mike Lockley hires Scott Montgomery-ex East Carolina-as offensive coordinator.

UConn…Hires Lou Spanos-Def Coord-from Nick Saban staff at Alabama….Saban has lost 6-assistants since end of the season.

Los Angeles…Judge orders re-trial in the Todd McNair lawsuit against the NCAA because of tainted juror in the case.

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……..(Basketball)……..

USD-at-Portland….Toreros banged up with injuries..take (12-6) record on road…in Thursday game..

Aztecs…Off weekend following blowout win over New Mexico.

Clippers-L-Utah (129-109)….C-Rudy Gobbert (23P-22R) night….Donavan Mitchell (28P)….Jae Crowder (23) off bench in Jazz win…..Utah now (25-21)….Clippers fall to (24-20)….Wednesday night action

Houston-L-Brooklyn (145-142) in overtime…James Harden scores 58….Rockets hit 23-3’s but lose….Nets put 6-in double figures led by Spener Dinwiddie (33P).

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City….LA just (4-7) since LeBron James injury…heading into Thursday game
Lakers…Doctors say G-LeGron James just sit another week before rejoining LA for workouts-been out with groin injury since December 25th.

Golden State..C-DeMarcus Cousins cleared to play this weekend against Clippers..been out since last year with Torn Achilles while with New Orleans Pelicans.

NY Knicks….Turkish government leaders issue arrest warrant for Knicks-C-Enes Kanter for what they say are ‘terrorist threats’ against country President……Turkey wants to start extradition proccess.

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……..(Hockey)………….

Gulls-W-Texas Stars (2-1)….G-Kevin Boyle 26-saves….Gulls get 2-goals in 1st period make it stand up…Ex-NHLer Adam Cracknell scores 8th goal in 3-weeks since going to San Diego………Gulls (12-0-3) during hot streak climb into 2nd place in AHL–Pacific Division..

Gulls…Take big roster hit…Anaheim Ducks call up top rookies Troy Terry (16G) and Max Jones (12G) plus D-Andrej Sustr….Ducks send down F-Kiefer Sherwood and D-Jake Dotchin to AHL club….Ducks also send down RW-Patrick Eaves on conditioning workout.

Ducks-Minnesota…Trade-Anaheim deals LW-Pontus Aberg to Wilds for F-Justin Kloos….deal comes a day after Ducks-Dallas deal that sent LW-Andrew Cogliano to Stars for C-Devin Shore.

Ducks-Vancouver…Trade..Ducks acquire D-Mel DelZotto in deal for D-Luke Schenn….3rd trade in 24-hours by GM-Bob Murray.

Ducks-at Minnesota…Thursday Night matchup…Ducks losing streak at club record 12-games in a row.

Kings-at-Detroit….Thursday night NHL action….Kings (18-25-4)…have lost 5-of-7…

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……..(General)………….

Farmers Insurance Open….Tiger Woods files to play in tourney a week from now….Woods is 7-time winner at Torrey Pines……Had 4-back surgeries…bounced back last year with late season win…2-second place finishes…has 80-career Tour victories now…..Phil Mickelson has till Friday to file paperwork to play-has yet to do that.

Australian Open……5th seed Kevin Anderson upset victim……Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer all post 2nd round wins as do Angelique Kerber..Simon Hazlkip-Carolina Wozniacki-Sloane Stephens.

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