Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on May 14th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)…………….

SDSU….City Council fails to put signed purchase agreement for SDCCU land on the May 19th docket for a vote….SDSU negotiators Jack McGrory-John Kratzer upset….City asked them to fast pace a signed agreement….SDSU says it turned over 600-page documents with major changes city requested by May 5th deadline with intention of having Council vote on May 19th….Wanted to close on deal to takeover land on July 1st…SDSU comments:

..Negotiated in good faith with Mayor
..Mayor agreed to changes we proposed
..Provided 18-indemnifications to protect city against legal action
..Agreed to take on environmental challenges on behalf city
..Compromised on the Pure Water issues city had
..Agreed to 14-different issues City had with proposal
..Have obtained 660M in state funds for purchase
..Have completed a full year of ‘due diligence’
..Cannot wait any longer
..There are no more compromises to work thru
..We are not reopening negotiations
..Future fine tuning is a waste of time
..City Council is turning its back on 87M-deal and 12M-costs Stadium

SDSU…Athletic Director JD Wicker says his intention is to have student athletes report on campus-July 7th to begin preparations for a fall sports season….Says despite CSU-System decision to go ‘on line in fall’…Mountain West Conference expects to allow student athletes on campus unless the virus outbreak worsens.

USC…May lose its non-conference game with Alabama scheduled for opening weekend of season….Alabama negotiating to play TCU instead at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Western Michigan…Coach Tim Lester takes 25%-paycut.

Rutgers…Lands QB-Noah Vedral-transfer Nebraska
Virginia..Lands WR-Ra’Shaun Henry-transfer St Francis, Penna..had (90R-1,118Y-9TD) in small college ball last year.

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(NFL)

LA Rams…Unveil 3-new uniforms for coming season….Newly designed colors Royal Blue and Yellow gold.
..Helmets-Rams horns on blue helmet
..Rams Royal Blue Jersey with Gold Rams horns on shoulders….
..White Jersey-with Gold horns on shoulders
..Royal Blue Jersey and Pants
..Gold pants with blue stripe….White pants with gold stripe.

LA County…says ‘stay at home order’ runs thru July 31st.

NFL..Extends virtual classroom teaching for players thru May 31st.

XFL…Vince McMahon says he fired Commissioner Oliver Luck
..Walked out on XFL-March 13th-shirked duties-day pandemic struck
..Gave 125,000 bonus to drug troubled receiver Antonio Callaway

Chargers…New Off Coord-Pep Hamilton-working with 1st round draft pick QB-Justin Herbert-Oregon
..Need to set limits on rookie QBs
..In interactive mode…lots of lectures-then quizzes
..Need to educate him taking snaps under center when camp opens
..Has natural release…linear QB…Makes all the throws.

Chargers…OC-Mike Pouncey cleared by doctors to take part in all football related activities when camps open..coming off neck surgery

49ers..RB-Jerrick McKinnon cleared for camp activity…coming off 2-years layoffs because of knee surgery.

Eagles…Say they plan on using QB-Jalen Hurts as a ‘gadget player’ at quarterback and wide receiver.

Dallas..DE-Tyrone Crawford-cleared to practice-coming off hip surgeries.

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………..(Baseball)………….

MLB…Preparing 80-page proposal to Union to restart the season…yet to sit down and discuss their ideas for (50-50) Revenue Sharing plan for 3-months of season….Have talked about medical testing…structure of games……..spring training schedule….

Arizona…Governor announces plans to open spring training camps 5/15
Florida..Governor announces plans to open spring training camps for teams 5/31.

Miami Marlins…Furloughing 40% of work staff this weekend
Seattle…Employees in organization taking 20% paycuts.

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…………..(Basketball)……………..

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says he will decide on playoff format within next 2-to-4 weeks.

NBA…Confirms MGM-Hotels-Las Vegas and Disney World-Orlando make proposals to co-host NBA playoffs in enclosed bubble format…give NBA hotel to have teams stay in and access to practice facilities.

NBA…Player Union President Chris Paul holds conference call with stars LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Russell Westbrook-Jayson Tatum-Yoennis Antutkuempo…says 70% of players want to restart season with playoffs.

Kobe Bryant….Operators have decided to remove name ‘Mamba Sports Academy’ and run business at National Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.

Boston..Former Celtics-St Louis Hawks G-Johnny McCarthy passes away (86)…played on 1964-Boston championship team.

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………(Hockey)……………

NHL-Gary Bettman says ‘cancelling NHL season and playoffs’ is not an option.

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………….(General)……………….

NASCAR…Releases plans for this weekends startup of season…Darlington 400….No Testing-No Time Trials….Cars can arrive at track for setup Saturday (5:30pm)….Race starts Sunday (3:30pm)

English Premier League….Government rules teams can play in home stadiums for final 5-weekends of season….Owners agree to open camps….after 5-hour Video Conference meeting….No fans in stadium for rest of season.

PGA…Announces Taylor Made-Skins Game for charity…May 17th….Rory McIlroy-Dustin Johnson-vs-Ricky Fowler-Mike Wulff.

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