Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on January 30th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………(Basketball)………………

Aztecs-W-New Mexico (85-57)….Aztecs jump out to (17-0) lead in the Pit….Destroy the Lobos-who were down 4-players with suspensions….SDSU hit 15-3’s….G-KJ Feagin hits 6-3’s-finishes with 18P….Aztdcs put 5-in double figures….SDSU shot (58%) from floor…………….San Diego State (22-0)….Lobos had won 13-in row at home.

USD-USF….Thursday night WCC-game…Toreros (8-14) hosting Dons.

ACC…Fine Notre Dame (20,000) and admonish Coach Mike Trey for public criticism of NBA referees.

LaMelo Ball…Walks out on pro team in New Zealand where he was rehabbing from foot injury…Played only 7-games this season on (5-17) team….Returning home to rehab and prepare for NBA draft.

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(NBA)

Kobe Bryant….Lakers held team only luncheon on Tuesday to honor Bryant memory-became a story telling time to help with healing over players death.
Lakers…Players elect not to talk to media after Wednesday practice-GM Rob Pelinka met with players privately
Lakers..Coach Frank Vogel said the death of Bryant ‘brough team closer together’

Kobe Bryant…Investigators say had helicopter had ‘terrain warning’ system on board, it would not have been just 20-feet above hillside when it turned into a mountain and crashed….Fellow pilots believe pilot became lost in fog….Report bad visibility turned into zero visibility in seconds before crash at (176mph)….Fellow pilots say pilot ‘should not have made decision to fly that morning’.

NBA…says it will not change the League logo that features a silhouette of Jerry West…Had been proposed to use a likeness of Kobe Bryant.

Jerry West…Confirms he talked Kobe Bryant out of signing as a free agent with the Clippers….told Bryant…’you don’t want to play for that man-Donald Sterling.’

Clippers-vs-Sacramento…Thursday NBA game.

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………………(Football)……………..

(Super Bowl)

Roger Goodell….”State of League Address”
..Rooney Rule-will be changed..’not where we want it to be’
..Patriots…’Videogate investigation continues-will be thorough’
..Patriots…Robert Kraft case..’still gathering facts’
..Antonio Brown..’concerned about his well being-get him on track’
..Buffalo….’need to talk to Bills-City about Stadium renovation’
..Toronto…’like the market but needs an NFL quality stadium’
..Mexico City..’will play regular season games there in 2020-2021′
..Los Angeles..’will honor 100th Anniversary NFL with special game’
..Las Vegas..’see how city handles NFL draft-then talk Super Bowl’
..London…’need to see if city is franchise-ready’
..Schedule..’have had 7-months productive talks about 17G-schedule’
..Concussions…’have reduced concussions 30% since new rules’

Minnesota…Mourns passing DE-Chris Doleman (58Y)-brain cancer..had 150-QB sacks in career.

Chargers..Lose DB-coach Chris Harris-takes job with Redskins…Bolts now have DB-QB-OL coaching openings.

Chargers..LaDanian Tomlinson at Super Bowl-interview
..Chargers want to make it right with fans in San Diego
..Organization wants to go back to support fans in San Diego
..Don’t see relationship with Rivers being over
..Yes young QB may come in-you want a great QB to mentor him
..There is a respectable way to handle Rivers retirement
..Believe organization has learned from its mistakes
..Last couple of years been tough on Rivers-so many moving parts
..Rivers leaves only if he finds right situation
..Nothing wrong with retirement for him-done so much-his family growing older too.

Browns..Fire Alonzo Highsmith-Director Player Personnel…Fire Eliot Wolf-Assistant GM….Steve Malin-Scouting Director

Cleveland…Hire Alex Van Pelt-ex Bengals..as Off Corrd
Denver..Hire Rich Hurtado-former agent-as capologist
Lions..Hire Ty McKenzie-LB coach-ex Tennessee
Arizona..Hire Branston Buckner-ex Raiders-as DL coach

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(Roster Moves)

Bears..Sign FA-CB-Tre Roberson-Calgary CFL-7 interceptions
Browns..Sign FA-FB-John Stanton-ex Vikings..UNLV
Washington…Workout FA-OT-Seantrelle Henderson-ex Bills

Toronto Argonauts….CFL team meets with FA-QB-Matt Nichols-ex Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Hire Jeff Hecklinski-Off Coor-QB coach…coached at Ball State-Michigan-Kansas
Aztecs..Hire Kurt Mattis-Def Coord…ex-Eastern Kentucky
Aztecs..Hire Kyle Hoke-Safety coach
Aztecs..Hire Jordan Thomas-DL coach-was graduate assistant

UCLA…Lands RB-Brittain Brown-ex Duke-transfers in
UCLA…Lands Qwuan Knight-S-ex Kent State-transfers in

UNLV..Lands QB-Justin Rogers..transfer from TCU

BYU-Stanford..Sign 4Y-home and home schedule.

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………………..(Baseball)……………..

Cubs…Win grievance against Kris Bryant…Arbitrator rules Cubs had right to delay the callus of Bryant in early 2015 season-which delayed start of his free agent clock….Cubs retain rights to Bryant for 2-more years thru 2021 before he becomes a free agent…

Houston..Report that video review of Astros 2017 games…some 60-plus home games…that of (8200) pitches reviewed…banging drum sound to tip off batters happened (1100) times….Review showed Marwin Gonzalez was tipped off (147X)….George Pringer (139X)….Slugger Jose Altuve (24X)

Astros…Hire Dusty Baker as manager

Red Sox..Interview Mark Kotsay for vacant managerial job

Milwaukee…2B-Luis Urias breaks hamate bone in Winter League ball..will miss 8W-of action.

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(Roster Moves)

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Robbie Erlin-ex Padres (3.86-ERA)
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Wade LeBlanc-ex Mariners
Royals..Sign FA-P-Greg Holland-ex Rockies-Cardinals
Twins..Sign FA-P-Parker Bridwell-ex Angels
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Yolmer Sanchez-ex White Sox
Mets..Sign FA-3B-Eduardo Nunez-ex Red Sox-Giants-Twins
Brewers..Sign FA-P-David Phelps-ex Cubs-Mariners-Braves
Giants…Re-sign FA-3B-Pablo Sandoval
Arizona..Sign FA-C-John Hicks-ex Tigers
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Ryan Court-ex Mariners

Red Sox..Re-Sign FA-1B-Mitch Moreland
Twins-Washington..Trade-Minnesota deals P-Ryan Harper to Nats

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……………..(Hockey)…………….

Ducks-Arizona….Adam Henrique score 2-goals in 1st period….Ducks led (2-1) at Press Time…Anaheim (19-24-5)…won just 3-of-16

Kings-Tampa Bay….Tyler Toffoli scored early goal…..LA led (1-0) ..at press time…..LA (18-27-5)

Ottawa..Opens contract talks with FA-D-Artyom Zub-in KHL.
Sabres..Lose G-Linus Ullmark-4W-back injury

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……………….(General)………………

English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-West Ham….Liverpool now (23-0-1)..Mo Salah scores on penalty kick in win

Australian Open
..Rafael Nadal-Upset by Dom Thiem in (4:10) marathon match
..Stan Wawrinka-Upset by Alex Zverev in quarterfinal match

..Ashleigh Barty…Simona Halep play in semi final matches late evening

NHRA….Funny car team of Ron Capps-loses trailer and its primary car in hauler fire on way to testing in Las Vegas…Will be ready to open the season next week in Pomona.

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