Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 26th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Golf)………….

Farmers Open-Torrey Pines….Debut of re-designed North Course-plays 7,000-yards with 42-bunkers….Playing exceptionally long in practice rounds due to heavy rains…Course has highest rough in course history…Cold morning temperatures in Thursday forecast.

Tiger Woods..Different approach coming off 3-back surgeries…Not as many practice rounds…Not as many sessions in the driving range or on practice green…Must stay warm….Will be taking on new Taylormade clubs in his bag also….Woods lst PGA tourney in 17-months…enters with World ranking (#663)

#1-ranked Jason Day…expressing concern his back problems at age 30…Day paired with Woods-Dustin Johnson this morning.

Phil Mickelson…coming off double hernia surgery-had good week at LaQuinta..paired with Jimmy Walker-Ricky Fowler.

Rory McIlroy…will be out till March-stress fracture of ribs….cancels out of LA Open-Riviera…and Honda Classic-Florida.

Commissioner Jay Monahan…says PGA-LPGA are discussing a Joint All-Star tourney to be played in Kaapalua as early as 2018…would be a ‘limited field event’…special TV package.

…………..(Football)…………….

Poinsettia Bowl….announces it is ceasing operation….been in existence for 12-years but attendance barely over 30,000….San Diego Bowl people to expend all energy on Holiday Bowl, and helping host Notre Dame-Navy game next October….

Holiday Bowl…Confirming they are talking to Padres about shifting December game to Petco Park on permanent basis if renovation of baseball stadium can be accomplished.

Chargers…OC-Matt Slauson-upset at move to Los Angeles…says alot of “fake excitement” from players-who do not want to move.

Roger Goodell…NFL Commissioner says there is alot of pain in the loss of the San Diego market…says league went ‘extra mile’ by offering 300M in funding to make San Diego deal work….Did not condemn owner Dean Spanos-insinuated it was a San Diego voter failure-why team had to move.

(NFL)

Erin Andrews…says she have surgery for cervical cancer last October-but decided to continue to work on Fox-NFL broadcasts…now cancer free.

Pittsburgh….Police say Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter should face aggravated assault charges for attack on police officer in bar incident…Chargers reduced by DA days after arrest.

NFL Union..says it will make a proposal to NFL to allow use of recreational marijuana as a way to reduce pain from injuries to players.

New England..Commissisoner Roger Goodell says he did not bypass attending Patriots games because of feud with Owner Robert Kraft over ‘Deflategate”….says games focus should be on the players.

Seahawks..Will fight any attempt to strip team of #2 draft pick for violation of Injury Report rule-hiding knee injury to CB-Richard Sherman.

Miami..NFL Union says Dolphins mishandled concussion protocol with QB-Matt Moore during game with Steelers..should not have been allowed back in game-was bleeding from mouth after big hit..missed only 1-play.

Washington…Former Redskins-Notre Dame QB-Ralph Guglielmi passes away at (83)…led Irish to (9-1) record, and was in 1954-Heisman Trophy race.

(Teams)

Colts..Will interview 6-candidates for vacant GM job…including highly regarded Chris Ballard-KCity Chiefs.

Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis asks club for contract extension-has never won an NFL playoff game.

Broncos..Hire Johnny Lynn-DB coach-ex Raiders…Chris Gould-special team assistant coach.

Houston..Talking to longtime WR-Wes Welker about an assistant job.

Colts..fire WR-coach-Lee Hull….hire Sanjay Lal-WR coach-ex Bills.

Vikings..Coach Mike Zimmer to have 4th eye surgery for torn retina..still has not regained sight in eye.

Saints..Interview Brian Van Gorder-ex Notre Dame…Mike Nolan-ex 49ers for LB coaching job.

Jets..Interview Johnny Morton-ex Saints-for WR coaching job.

(Injuries)

Miami..No decision yet on knee surgery QB-Ryan Tannehill
Miami..NT-Nkdomakong Suh undergoes knee scope surgery-out 5W
Washington..WR-Josh Docton-more setbacks with rehab from Achilles injury

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………(Baseball)……………..

Dodgers-A’s…Trade-LA acquires OF-Brett Eibner from Oakland.

Rockies..Sign FA-P-Greg Holland-ex Royals closer (1Y-7M)
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Austin Jackson-ex Mariners
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Adam Rosales-ex Padres
Phillies..Sign FA-C-Ryan Hanigan-ex Reds-Red Sox
Orioles..Sign FA-3B-Alex Castellanos-ex-Dodgers-Tigers
Twins..Sign FA-P-Yohan Pino-pitched in Korea.

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…………..(Basketball)………………

Aztecs…F-Malik Pope examined for strained neck suffered diving for ball in loss at Air Force.

USD-at-Gonzaga….Toreros face 3rd ranked Bullodogs (19-0)…Gonzaga could go to #1 in polls with Villanova-Kansas-Kentucky losses earlier in the week

Lakers-at-Utah…Thursday night game

Lakers-L-Portland (105-98)….Lakers hit 2-baskets in final 13 possessions in game…Blazers go on (14-4) scoring spurt to win in final 5-minutes…LA starters stagger…into 4th quarter, starters had just 7-baskets in game…Off the bench guards Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson combined for 53…but Blazers guards combined for (71P)..Lakers fall to (16-33)

Sacramento-W-Cleveland..C-DeMarco Cousins goes off for (29P-11R-9A) in Kings big win on road…Cleveland has lost 6-of-8 games.

Jeff Caple…longtime coach at Old Dominion diagnosed with advanced Lou Gehrig disease at age (64)..has two sons who went into coaching.

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………(Hockey)……………

Gulls…F-Kallie Kosilla (9G)…called up by Anaheim Ducks.
Gulls-at-Tucson…San Diego plays 3-in a row in Arizona.

Ducks-L-Edmonton Oilers (4-0)…Leon Draisitl scores 2-goals……Edmonton scores 3-goals in wild 2nd period against G-John Gibson.

Kings-at-Carolina….Thursday night matchup.

Penguins…F-Evgeni Malkin-out 2-weeks with knee injury

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