Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on March 26th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs….Sports Illustrated ran computerized tourney rankings and then ran actual tournament matchups….SI put San Diego State as the 2nd seed in the West Regional….Had Aztecs winning first game against North Dakota State but losing in 2nd game to Arizona……SI picked Kansas to beat Gonzaga in the championship game……Kansas-Dayton-Baylor-Gonzaga were the top four seeds.

AP-Coach of the Year….Associated Press gives honors to Dayton-Anthony Grant…got 30-votes…Baylor’s Scott Drew was second with 13-votes..SDSU Brian Dutcher 12-votes

USC…Onyeka Okonguri (6’9-C) files for NBA draft…(16P-8R) game
USD…Lands transfer G-Frankie Hughes-ex Duquesne

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(NBA)

Minnesota…C-Karl Anthony Towns confirms mother in coma with Covid-19 virus.

Clippers..Owner Steve Bollmer buys historic Forum from Madison Square Garden for 400M.

NBA-Union..Open talks about starting season July 1st…finals on Labor Day Weekend in September.

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………………..(Football)………………

(NFL)

(Free Agency)….15-signings on Thursday….Total 181-signings in one week…13-trades.

Dallas..Sign FA-DT-Dontari Poe-ex Falcons
Dallas..Sign FA-TE-Blake Bell-ex Chiefs
Dallas…Opens contract extenson talks with QB-Dak Prescott…has exclusive Franchis Tag deal (31M)..club wants multi year deal to get cap relief.

Bengals..Sign FA-S-Von Bell-ex Saints
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-LeShaunn Sims-ex Titans

Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Nikell Robey-Coleman-ex Rams

Bears..Sign FA-OG-German Ifedi-ex Seattle
Jets..Sign FA-LB-Patrick Onwausou-ex-Ravens
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Sheldon Day-ex 49ers
Carolina..Sign FA-DT-Zach Day-ex Cardinals
Redskins..Sign FA-OT-Jeremy Vujnoch-ex Arizona
Atlanta..Sign FA-WR-khari Lee-ex XFL-DC Defenders

Steelers..Sign FA-OT-Jarron Jones-ex XFL-NY Guardians
Steelers..Sign FA-DE-Cavon Walker-ex XFL-NY Guardians

Vikings..Sign FA-WR-Tajae Sharpe-ex Titans
Vikings..Sign FA-DE-Anthony Zettel-ex 49ers

Tampa Bay..Re-sign FA-DT-Ndomakong Sun.

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(NFL Notes)

New Orleans….President Mickey Loomis asks NFL to postpone draft….saying teams need to have access to give physicals to draft picks and to hold face-to-face meetings with players….Calls it ‘critical’ part of scouting.
Denver…President John Elway implores NFL to postpone draft also

Buffalo…Longtime LB-Mike Stratton-AFL star-passes away (78) heart issues.

Jacksonville….Owner Shad Khan donates 1M to Northeast Florida Covid fund.

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…………..(Baseball)……………..

MLB-Union……Reach agreement that all players on major league roster will be given 1-Year Service time towards free agency, regardless of how many games are played this season.
MLB-Union…USA Today reports MLB could announce a new schedule-to start June 1st…play into October…postseason in November

MLB…Proposing 140-game schedule….to start June 1st….discussing doubleheaders each Sunday-discussing 7-inning doubleheaders…..Expanded rosters for first month of season…Play regular season into mid October….Wildcard Playoffs in home cities….Divisional series…ALCS-NLCS-World Series to neutral sight warm weather cities or domed stadium in November.

MLB..Advance teams 150M….will pay each player on 40-man roster.. 125,000 until the regular season begins.

 

MLB…Today would have been opening day in baseball….Padres-vs-Rockies…Dodgers-vs-Giants…Angels-vs-Astros

Red Sox..Sign FA-2B-Yairo Munoz-ex Cardinals

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…………….(Hockey)……………

NHL…Requests Arena dates from teams for possible games in June-July-August….Negotiating to cancel rest of regular season-go right to the playoffs in June.

NHL…Postpones NHL Draft that was scheduled for June 26th in Montreal….Postpones NHL Award Dinner….and NHL Draft Lottery

Ottawa….Open negotiations with top defenseman in KHL-Russia….Artyom Zub-scored 13G for St Petersburg.

Buffalo..sign D-Mattias Samuelsson-Western Michigan

Florida…Sign D-Max Gildon-U New Hampshire
KHL-Russia…cancels rest of playoffs.

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………..(General)………….

Manchester City….Coach Pep Guardiola donates 1M-to Covid foundation in home country of Spain-ravaged by disease.

NBC…Confirms will not have to pay 1B-in rights fees for cancelled Olympic Games.
NBC…Says it will lose 1.25B in ad sales for Olympic broadcasts.

IOC..Estimates it loses 10B-in sponsorship-advertising deals it had for Summer Olympics.

NASCAR….Asks all employees to take 50% payout during Virus-Crisis

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