Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Thursday

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

……………….(Football)………………

NFL…Announces major financial cutbacks
..Commissioner Roger Goodell gives up 2.5M-per month is salaries
..Paycuts 5-to-15% of all management employees
..Fuloughs of lower staff members beginning next month
..Reduction of pension contributions by 5% for all employees

CFL…Asks Canadian Government for 120M-loans to keep league operating this year…CFL has operated since 1909.

So Fi Stadium…3rd construction employee tests positive for virus
Las Vegas…Alliegent Stadium has had 7-workers test positive

Kansas City…CB-Baushad Breeland faces 4G-suspension…Arrested in South Carolina for possession 28-grams majijuana and 10-grams hash…alcohol violations….resisting arrest.

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(Roster Moves)

New Orleans…QB-Jameis Winston signs (1Y-1.1M) contract with 3.4M in incentives if he plays.

Titans..Sign FA-CB-Jonathon Joseph-ex Houston Texans
Cowboys..Sign FA-CB-Daryl Worley-ex Raiders
Bengals..Sign FA-WR-Trevor Davis-ex Raiders
Arizona..Sign FA-DE-De’Vondre Campbell-ex Atlanta
Bills..Sign FA-LB-Bryan Cox-ex Browns
Seattle..Sign FA-CB-Jason Stanley-ex Jaguars

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………………(Baseball)……………

MLB….Officials meet with CDC officials to explore idea of 3-State proposal….Dissolving American-National League for one season….Regional realignment-3 Divisions….Start June 1st playing games without fans in Miami-Tampa…Houston-Dallas…Arizona…with hopes of moving to home stadiums July 1st.

Hall of Fame-Coopestown…Cancels July ceremonies…Will induct Derek Jeter-Larry Walker-Marvin Miller in July 2021 ceremony.

A’s..Reports Athletics planing extensive cuts in baseball and business staffs.

Pirates…Top management take payouts…Stop payments to employees 401K-programs.

Tampa Bay…Paycuts top empolyees…large number staff furloughs though employees retain health benefits

Manny Ramirez…Talking to teams in Taiwan…wants to play at age (48)
Jung Ho Kang…Ex-Pirates shortstop wants to return to Japan…has had 3-DUI arrests however in careeer.

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………………(Basketball)…………..

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says league would be willing to delay startup of season till August-then playoffs in September…Considering starting 2020-21 season in December.

NBA…Final list of 163-underclassmen who filed for draft…plus 42-international players.

NY Knicks…say GM-Scott Perry will remain General Manager of troubled team.

UCLA…Lose F-Jalen Hill (6’10-F)..files for NBA draft….move comes a day after top recruit G-Daishen Nix signs to play in NBA-G-Legue for ‘Select team’.

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………………..(Hockey)………………..

NHL…Reaches agreement with International Federations-allowing European players to sign contracts with NHL teams.

Red Wings..Sign G-Vic Brattastrom-Sweden (6’5) goalie
Red Wings..Sign Mathis Brome-C-Orebro-Sweden (17G)
Flyers..Sign F-Linus Sandin-HV 71-Sweden (19G)
Vancouver..Sign F-Nils Hoglander-Rogel-Sweden (24G)
Pittsburgh..Sign Radim Zohorna (6’6-F) Czech Republic
Arizona..Sign Matias Maccelli-F-Finland (13G)

Carolina Hurricane…Announce signing working agreement with AHL-Chicago Wolves…Had affiliation with Charlotte Checkers the past decade.

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………………(General)……………..

Soccer…Crisis erupts as leagues attempt to schedule startup.

Netherlands…Shutsdown entire league-will not finish the season…will not relegate teams nor promote other teams…facing lawsuits from Utrecht franchise and from lower division Cambur team which feels entitled to move up by winning lower division…Enormous amount of money at stake for teams to move up.

Germany…Bundesliga says it plans on opening schedule May 8th with empty stadiums.

Italy….Delays plans to open again..had wanted to start May 18th…but now prospects ‘bleak’ because of resurgence.

Spain…LaLiga to open May 4th-informs teams play every 3-days to get schedule in.

Sweden…Preparing to reopen and will relegate teams

England…Brighton-West Ham-Arsenal say they are reopening training camps….English Premier League still talking to Government about potential starting date in empty stadiums.

Golf…Euro captain Paddy Harrington says he is prepared to play Ryder Cup tourney in late fall without fans at Whistling Straights course.

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