Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Football)…………

Chargers…Terminate their lease at Qualcomm stadium and their lease at Chargers Park….Send 2-paragraph-4 sentence letter to Mayor Kevin Faulconer…included is Wire Transfer of 12.8M-for early release of lease in San Diego.

Super Bowl…Commissioner Roger Goodell-45-minute press conference…29-questions..on San Diego-Raiders-Deflategate situations..

…”We’re disappointed to leave San Diego….History of markets get stadiums built after teams leave”
…”NFL gave unprecedented help in San Diego situation-pledged 300M”
…”We share the responsibility of failure”
…”We have collective dissapointment…we have collective responsibility”
…”San Diego must still find a stadium solution before they can talk about Raiders”

…”No decision on Las Vegas-we are studying the financing”
…”Hope to complete study by March meeting”
…”We will not see a casino owner being an NFL owner”

…”If Patriots invite me to Foxborogh-I will come see a Patriots game”
…”Deflategate-We had a violation..We disciplined…We are moving on”
…”I have extraordinary respect for Robert Kraft and family-we had a disagreement”

…”Medical marijuana-we need to sit down with the union and talk drug policy”
…”Thursday night football stays-we may not have all 32-teams appear on it”
…”Raiders-Patriots will play in Mexico City next year”
…”NFL coaches want expanded rosters rather than new developmental league”
…”Instant Replay-may use tablets on sidelines-communicate quicker”
…”TV networks-may go to just 4-breaks per quarter-not so many interruptions”

NFL…Paul Tagliabue-up for Hall of Fame vote on Saturday…”Regrets what he said in 1994….Concussion problem is a small problem-real problem it’s a journalism issue”….Accused media of “pack journalism”….Said was “shooting the messenger not dealing with the problem” ….Defended hiring of Dr. Elliott Pellman- a non specialist-to head Concussion Committee.

(NFL)

Raiders…Not commenting on loss of 650M-financing for Las Vegas Stadium with pullout of both Sheldon Adelson and Goldman-Sachs….

Reports Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn-LA investor Edwin Roski might both be interested in joining Raiders package-but both had casino ties…

Governors office-miffed at Raiders-says state might redirect 750M tax money to build UNLV stadium-asked school for 200M contribution-spend rest of money on civic needs..Can replace aging Sam Boyd Stadium for 580M…..

Stadium Authority wants followup meeting with Mark Davis.

(Teams)

Houston..Owner Bob McNair says he wants team to draft another quarterback.
Browns..interview Jeff Garcia-ex quarterback-for QB coaching job
Jets..Hire Stump Mitchell-RB coach…ex assistant Arizona-Seattle-Washington
Carolina..Hire Chris Fuller-DB coach-promoted from assistant.

(College Football Recruiting)

Aztecs..Sign 23-recruits…headlined by 4-Texas..2-Hawaii…2-Canada…2-JC transfers….Still have 3-scholarships to use…

QB-Marc Salazar-Rancho Bernardo-who decommitted from Fresno State…(24-3) record as starter..(3,496-39TD) in 2-years…
QB-Cam Roane-Texas (8,330-84TD)….
DT-Dom Gudino-Olympian-Chula Vista (6’3-300)…
OT-Lad Bagayoko-(6’4-315) from Canada…
DT-Anthony Luke-(6’4-250) transfer American River CC..3-sacks-12-tackles for loss last year…
RB-Kaegun Williams-Cedar Hill, Texas (3,800APY-43TD) over two years…
RB-Chance Bell-Burbank (4,525-59TD) in career…..
LB-Andrew Aleki-2nd best linebacker in Hawaii….
WR-Kyrie Richardson (6’3) from Tulsa.

USC…Finished in top 5-in nation

Stephen Carr-RB-Fontana
Jay Tuefele-DT-Utah
Levi Jones-LB-Austin, Texas
Austin Jackson-OT-Phoenix
Josh Falo-TE-ranked #1 in nation-Sacramento
Joseph Lewis-WR-LA Hawkins
Marlan Tuipulotu-DT-Independence, Oregon

UCLA…Solid class

Jaelan Phillips-DE-Redlands
Darnay Holmes-CB-Calabassas
Steve Zabile-OT-Austin, Texas
Jaylan Shaw-CB-Coronoa
Mique Juarez-LB-North Torrance
Jax Wacaster-OT-Arizona
Sean Seawards-OG-Arizona
Austin Burton-QB-Florida
Rah Johnson-LB-LA

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………….(Baseball)…………………….

Rockies-Cubs…Trade..Colorado deals P-Eddie Butler to Cubs for International Signing Slot and minor league pitcher.

Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Cory Rasmus-ex Angels

Orioles..Sign FA-2B-Johnny Giavotello-ex-Angels.

Rockies..Re-sign 1B-Mark Reynolds.

Pirates..Slugging OF-Josh Bell-knee scope surgery-4W-miss start spring

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…………(Basketball)………………

Clippers-W-Suns (124-112) ….Blake Griffin (29P)…Clippers 5-in double figures…go to (31-18) on year…suns falls to (15-34).

Lakers-at-Washington…Thursday night game…Lakers (17-34)
Clippers-host-Golden State….Warriors (42-7) on season.

USD-vs-Loyola Marymont….WCC action tonight.

UCLA-W-Washington State…Bruins win (95-79)..Bruins go to (20-3)

New York Knicks…Reportedly trying to interest teams in a 4-way deal that would send F-Carmelo Anthony to Clippers…Big salary cap issues with 54M-owed on Anthony contract…Have tried to include Cavs-Celtics with Clippers in deal.

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…………….(Hockey)………………

Kings-W-Colorado..LA scores 3-goals in 1st period-blows out last place Avs..Jeff Carter scored twice in the period. …

St Louis Blues..Fire coach Ken Hitchcock…Blues had lost 5-of-8…replaced with assistant Mike Yeo.

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………………..(General)………………….

PGA Tour…..Heads into Scottsdale…lst round today of Phoenix Open…

Dubai Classic….Tiger Woods shoots practice round…says his key is to find a pain free swing off the tee…playing in 3rd tourney since back surgeries…Finished last in Bahamas…did not make the cut at Torrey Pines.

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