Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on February 16th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…………….(Football)………….

San Diego….City officials not commenting as to whether they were aware of Developer Doug Manchester’s letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell…..Mayor’s office not yet replay….CSAG officials say Manchester was never part of any of their meetings when they were trying to finance a Stadium……F-S Investors-putting together plans for Soccer-Aztecs Stadium say they have not been approached by Manchester group about sub-letting Stadium parcel they have set aside….Doug Manchester released statement to CW-6 he wants to work with city to get an NFL franchise to return here…Provided no details of his idea sheet.

Chargers…New Coach Anthony Lynn says he is “not a players coach”….says players crave discipline and leadership…playes must have accountability with his teams.

Chargers..Union Tribune cut loose 7-employees in layoffs-including longtime Chargers beat writer Michael Ghelkin.\

(Roster Moves)

Jets..Release OT-Ryan Clady-not pick up option on 10M salary and 2.5M-bonus payment.
Denver..Interested in just released NYGiants WR-Victor Cruz

(NFL)

NFL Union….Releases Franchise Tag figures for upcoming free agents…
QB-(21.1M)…RB-(11.9M)…WR-(15.4M)….OL-(14.1M)….
DE-(16.7M)…..DT-(13.2M)….LB-(11.3M)…CB-(14.3)…S-(10.7M)
Kickers-Punters-(4.3M).

NFL Backing away from plans for regular season game in China because of pollution issues.

NFL..Invite 330-playes to combine in Indianapolis…bypassed were Ole Miss QB-Chad Kelly for involvement in gun-drug incidents..Oklahoma RB-Joe Mixon-domestic abuse…Utah DE-Hujnter Dunick despite 14-sacks….Northwestern WR-Austin Carr-had (90R)

Aztecs…4-SDSU players invited to combine-RB-DJ Pumphrey..CB-Damontee Kazee..OT-Nico Siragusa….OT-Dan Brunskill…..Bypassed LB-Calvin Munson…K-John Baron.

Vince Young…Former Tennessee Titans QB-(33Y)-hires Leigh Steinberg-wants to attempt NFL comeback….has not played since 2011.

Atlanta..Hires Butch Hamdam-UWashington-QB coach

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………(Baseball)…………

Padres…Relief P-Carter Capps clocked 95mph in opening bullpen sessions….P-Jhoulys Chacin given permission to pitch in World Baseball Classic….

Padres…Owner Ron Fowler says the franchise is not tanking to collect high draft picks…has invested heavily in draft picks and international players to turn franchise quickly….Says he is not in favor of different uniforms club wore last year.

Dodgers…Pitchers-Catchers begin workouts…biggest question is health of Hyun Jin-Ryu-has missed a year and half with shoulder setbacks…Club does not know if velocity will return.

Angels..Reliever Huston Street-354 career saves-ready to compete for top closer job…Coming off knee surgery-says he injured knee while favoring an oblique injury trying to pitch.

(Roster Moves)

Toronto…Opens contract talks with FA-P-Mat Latos

Indians..Sign FA-P-James Russell-ex Phillies
Indians..Sign FA-P-Chris Narveson-ex Brewers.
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Juan Francisco
Tampa Bay-Texas…Trade-Rays ship P-Eddie Gamboa to Rangers.

Minnesota..Works out P-Justin Masterson-ex Red Sox-Indians-Cardinals.

(Injuries)

Cardinals..P-Alex Reyes to have immediate elbow surgery-torn UCL ligament.
Mets..P-Zach Wheeler-out 2-years elbow issues-has tender elbow surface again.
Atlanta..2B-Sean Rodriguez to miss entire season following torn labrum surgery

(Teams)

Indians…Hire Grady Sizemore-former outfielder-to be in Player Development.

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……………(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs-W-Utah State…..G-Trey Kell-Jeremy Hemsley take over control of game in 2nd half..combine score 25-points in 2nd half in (66-62) win…Kell-Hemsley finished with (34P)…SDSU now (15-10)…(7-6) in MWC…

USD-at-BYU….Toreros in terrible free fall-have stopped scoring …(11-15) on year going into Provo

Lakers-L-Phoenix (137-101)…Suns administer biggest blowout win in history of rivalry with Lakers..G-Eric Bledsoe (25P-10R-13A) in recording triple double….Devin Booker added (23P)….Lakers quit on defense..allowed Suns shoot 55% from floor…gave up (49) baskets….Suns (29-34) from free thrown line..Suns had 59-rebounds…10-blocks-7-steals…Lakers stagger to All Star break (19-38)…have gone (9-28) since quick start to season.
Clippers-W-Atlanta….LA hits 12-3’s early in game…piles up 42P in 3rd quarter in coasting to blowout win…led by 30-points in 4th quarter.

Lakers…Magic Johnson goes public-says he wants to be President of Basketball Operations immediately….Lakers had (10-10) start…since (9-28)

NYKnicks…Longtime player Charles Oakley rejects apology from owner Charles Dolan after weekend incident led to arrest…denies he has alcohol problem…may file defamation lawsuit in case.

Golden State…F-Draymond Green rips Knicks owner-calls James Dolan “slavemaster”…said “All good when Oakley was laying out people-taking fouls and fines-and team winning….Now he speaks out against organization-he’s not good anymore”.

Forbes Magazine…Values of NBA teams released…NYKnicks (3.3B)…..Lakers (3B)…Golden State (2.6B)…..Clippers (2B)….least valued New Orleans (750M)…Minnesota (770M).

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…………..(Thursday)……………

LAKings-Arizona…. Thursday matchup..Kings (28-23-4)
Kings…Trade D-Tom Gilbert to Washington Caps for draft pick
Kings..Callup D-Paul LaDue and F-Adrian Kempe-former lst round draft pick.

Ducks..Callup RW-Corey Tropp from San Diego-had 12-goals.
Ducks..F-Antoine Vermette suspended 10G without pay for hi-sticking an official

Phoenix…Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape charges form incident in LA over weekend.

Montreal..D-Adrei Markov leaves team-wife died of cancer-gone to Moscow to care for twin boys.

Montreal…GM-Marc Bergevin denies he undercut Coach Michel Therrien by holding a players only meeting with GM-excluding head coach last week….Says coaching change because team was not winning….started (25-9-6)…just (6-10-2) since then.

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………………(General)………………….

LA Genesis Open…Riviera Country Club-Rain in forecast-Friday-Saturday

Tiger Woods…Cancels out press conference scheduled at LA Open-amidst criticism from media….Agent says Woods continues to have back spasm problems 3-weeks after exit from Dubai Classic…but Woods did fly to LA to meet with sponsors…

Clint Dempsey….MLS star cleared to return to Seattle Sounders after being treated for irregular heart beats during winter.

New York Times…Investigative piece in paper says Rio Olymic facilities allowed to decay just 6-months after Summer Games…facilities vandalized….allowed to fall apart…no businesses moved into them.

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