Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on March 28th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Baseball)……..

Baseball…Opening Day 2019-season.

Padres-Giants…Eric Lauer-vs-Madison Bumgarner at Petco Park…Padres rebounding from (66-96) season will unveil Manny Machado-Fernando Tatis in the in-field….Without OF-Travis Jankowski-P-Jose Castillo-P-Jacob Nix on DL….P-Garrett Richards-Dinelson Lamet will continue to rehab from elbow surgeries..on 60-day DL.

Padres..Claim OF-Socrates Brito from Arizona on waivers..(.209) career hitter…Expected to be on opening day roster
Padres…Place OF-Travis Jankowski on 60-day DL

Padres Roster…Was at 28-as of 1pm on Wednesday…..had 14-pitchers…6-outfielders…6-infielders…2-catchers…trying to get to 25-man limit.

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Dodgers-Arizona…Hyun Jin-Ryu-vs-Zach Grienke….LA opens season with AJ Pollock as new addition….but 8-veterans gone including Matt Kemp-Yasiel Puig-Yasmani Grandal….Will not have starters Clayton Kershaw-Rich Hill to start the season-both on DL

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Angels-A’s….Trevor Cahill-vs-Mike Fiers…Halos adding Matt Harvey-Cody Allen-Cahill to pitching staff-Jon Lucroy as catcher….Not have OF-Justin Upton-P-Andrew Heaney to open season on DL.

Angels…Sign FA-P-Sam Freeman-ex Braves
Angels..Sign FA-2B-Adrian Rondon-ex Tampa Bay
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Brian Goodwin-ex Royals…hit (.266) last year.

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(Schedule) 15-Games on slate-Top games

Red Sox-at-Seattle..Chris Sale starts for Boston
Houston-at-Tampa Bay..Justin Verlander opening day start
Cardinals-at-Milwaukee..Paul Goldschmidt debut for St-Louis
Yankees-Baltimore..Masahiro Tanaka start
Mets-Washington..Jacob deGrom-vs-Max Scherzer
Cubs-Texas..Jon Lester starts for Chicago

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(Injuries)

Indians..SS-Francisco Lindor suffers badly sprained ankle while running bases rehabbing from calf injury in spring training
Washington..Put OF-Michel Taylor-hip…2B-Howie Kendrick-hamstring…P-Koda Glover-forearm on disabled list.

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(Roster)

Toronto-A’s…Trade…Jays deal 1B-DH-Kendrys Morales to A’s for minor league player
Reds-Toronto..Trade..Cincinnati sends OF-Jordan Patterson to Blue Jays for minor leaguer…hit (26HRs) last year in minors

White Sox…Callup OF-Eloy Jiminiez to start season..hit (.337) AAA

Blue Jays..OF-Vlad Guerrero Junior to miss first 4-weeks of minor league season-oblique injury

Mets..Promote 1B-Peter Alonso from AAA-to be starter.

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………(Basketball)……….

(March Madness)-Sweet 16 games

Gonzaga-Florida State…Zags (32-3)
Tennessee-Purdue…Vols (31-5)
Michigan-Texas Tech…UM (30-16)
Virginia-Oregon…Cavaliers (31-3)..Ducks won 12-in row.

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(NIT Scoreboard)

North Carolina State-L-Lipscomb…Garrison Matthews (44P) in upset win over Wolfpack
Colorado-L-Texas…Longhorns jump to 25P lead in first half over Buffs..

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Aztecs…F-Jalen McDaniels opts into NBA draft-will hire an agent…(16P-8R) game as sophomore.

UNLV..Hires TJ Otzelberg-South Dakota State as Rebels coach..was (70-33) with Jackrabbits.

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Lakers-Utah….Utah scores 60P in first half…shoot 50% from floor……Jazz led (60-53) at halftime at Press-Time…Kyle Kozma only Laker in double figures…LeBron James does not play….Wednesday night action

Clippers-at-Milwaukee…Thursday game

Chicago…C-Laurie Marrkonen-hospitalized with exhaustion issues on Wednesday.

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…….(Football)……….

(NFL)

NFL..Votes in new rule…Officiating office in New York can order ‘ejection’ of player for hit to head-if Referee does not eject player for personal foul.

Kansas City….Police confirm they responded to 2-domestic incidents at Tyreek Hill home in a 2-week span-both involved incidents with his child…Child Protection Services now involved in case.

Patriots…Sheriff’s Department-Jupiter, Florida says it has not established human trafficking case in spa arrests…only soliciting prostitutes charges against 25-individuals including New England owner Robert Kraft.

AAF….Lead investor says league may fold after first season if NFL Union does not give approval to give AAF teams access to NFL young players next season.

Denver..WR-Demaryius Thomas pleads guilty to reckless driving for causing rollover accident this winter-badly injured woman.

Browns..Ask NFL to allow suspended RB-Kareem Hunt to have access to team facility during 8-game suspension if he continues to do all rehab as part of his counseling program.

Buffalo…Owner Terry Pegula promoting new stadium wants capacity reduced from 72,000 to 55,000.

Packers-Raiders..discussing possible preseason game in either Toronto or Vancouver.

Eagles…Ask league to allow them to wear Kelly Green home jerseys as alternate jersey and also change helmets in 2020….league bylaw allows only 1-colored helmet.

Patriots..Hire Jerod Mayo-LB coach…Bob Frasure-Rutgers-defensive assistant.

San Diego Fleet…Put WR-Dontez Ford-RB-JaQuan Gardner on IR-will miss the playoffs.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants-Arizona…Make contact to discuss possible trade for Cardinals young QB-Josh Rosen.

Rams…End negotiations with DT-Ndomakong Suh-will not re-sign him…Rams committed (87M)-Aaron Donald….(50M)-Brandin Cooks…(47M)-Todd Gurley….(16M)-Rob Havenstien…(12.7M)-Clay Matthews…(10M)-Eric Weddle….(14M)-Dexter Fowler….(9M)-Marcus Peters.

Cowboys..DE-DeMarcus Lawrence demands (22M) a year from Dallas-has not signed franchise tag.

Packers..WR-Jordy Nelson-retires…(6123Rec-72TD)

Raiders..Visit with FA-LB-Brandon Marshall-ex Broncos

Vikings..Visit with FA-DT-Ra’Shede Hagman-ex Falcons

Seattle..Not re-sign #2 pick-Malik McDowell-Team doctors would not clear him to play because of severe concussion suffered in ATV accident two years ago.

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(College)

Aztecs…..6-SDSU players have surgeries…4-from spring football injuries.

North Carolina State…Coach Dave Doreen-5Year extension
Nevada..Promote Via Taua-to RB coach.

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……..(Hockey)…….

Gulls-San Jose…Battle for 2nd place in Pacific Division….Gulls 73-points..Barracudas 71-points…..Adam Cracknell scores 16th goal of year….Tied (2-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…AHL action

LA Kings-Vancouver….Thursday night action

Montreal…D-Paul Byron suffers concussion in fight vs Columbus…Doctors ordered him home.

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…..(General)……..

Dell Match Play Tourney-Austin, Texas
..Tiger Woods blew 2-stroke lead early to Aaron Wise…won 4-holes on back nine in come-from-behind win..plays Brandt Snedecker on Thursday
..Phil Mickelson beaten by Henrik Stenson-who won 15th and 17th holes
..Jason Day lost to Jim Furyk by 2-strokes…Day had 3-hole lead
..Bubba Watson beaten by 1-shot as Kevin Na won 4-holes late
..Jon Rahm won 5-holes in a row…won by 7-strokes
..Jordan Spieth-halved his match
..Rory McIlroy built 4-stroke lead early…won by 5-shots
..Paul Casey won by 5-strokes
..Francisco Molinaro 5-stroke win
..Tommy Fleetwood 3-stroke victory

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