Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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Padres-L-Dodgers (7-6)…Joc Pederson hits 2R-HR off Garrett Richards…3R-HR off Luis Patino..Manager Jayce Tingler ejected for arguing balls and strikes..Fernando Tatis 2R-HR… Tommy Pham RBI single in 9th kept rally going…Manny Machado lines into double play-Trent Grisham thrown out trying to score-to end rally…Padres fall to (7-6)…have lost 3-of-4 games…Dodgers now (9-4) won again without Mookie Betts….

Padres…1st off day of the season…Friars play 31-games in 32-days…Host Arizona on Friday-Saturday-Sunday then have 9-game road trip.

Padres..Activate P-Luis Patino from taxi squad
Padres..Option P-David Bednar to taxi squad
Padres..Move OF-Jorge Mateo to outfield during USD-workouts


Dodgers…Off day Thursday…Open 7-game homestand with Giants and Padres starting Friday.


Angels-Seattle…Mariners led (7-6) at Press Time..Kyle Seager 3R-HR for M’s..Mike Trout HR for Halos.

Angels-Mariners..Thursday pitching matchups Dylan Bundy-vs-Taijuan Walker.

Angels..Activate P-Julio Teheran from Covid DL list.

Angels..OF-Mike Trout returns to team after birth of lst child-implores MLB to resume ‘daily testing’ of players.



Red Sox-W-Rays..Alex Verdugo 2R-HR..Michael Chavis 2R-HR.

A’s-W-Rangers..Matt Olson 2R-HR..A’s hit 3-bombs..led (6-4) at press time

Phillies-W-Yankees..1st game..Bryce Harper 2R-HR..
Phillies-L-Yankees..2nd game..Mark Tauschman RBI double for split

Marlins-W-Orioles..1st game..Brian Anderson HR for Marlins
Marlins-W-Orioles..2nd game..Anderson RBI single for sweep

Twins-W-Pirates..Marwin Gonzalez RBI single..Twins (10-2)..Bucs (2-10)

Indians-W-Reds..Mike Clevinger 6-shutout innings

Jays-W-Braves..Hyun Jin-Ryu (5inn-1 hit)

Cubs-W-Royals..Javy Baez 2-run scoring singles..Cubs (10-2)

White Sox-L-Brewers..Adam Houser 7-innings 0-runs

Astros-L-Arizona..D-Backs 9R in 4th inning

Mets-W-Nationals..Dom Smith 2RBIs

Rockies-Giants..Brandon Belt 3R-HR..SF led (4-3) at Press Time



Indians..Manager Terry Francona remains away from team-stomach issues
Nationals..P-Max Scherzer injures hamstring in 1st inning of pitching
Braves..DL-SS-Ozzie Albers-wrist..1B-Matt Adams-hamstring
Cardinals..P-Carlos Martinez..C-Yadier Molina on Covid DL list
Mets..OF-Jeff McNeil-ribcage
Mets..DL-2B-Robbie Cano-wrist
Seattle..DL-P-Kendall Graveman-shoulder
White Sox..1B-Edwin Encarnarcion-shoulder injury
White Sox..2B-Nick Madrigold-shoulder issue
Pirates..DL-P-Nick Burdi…P-Mike Feliz-season ending elbow issues
Toronto..OF-Derek Fisher-quad injury

Yankees..Activate P-Luis Cessa from Covid list
Cardinals..Activate SS-Brad Miller from DL
Royals..Activate P-Brad Keller from DL
Nationals..Activate OF-Juan Soto from Covid list


(Roster Moves)

Cardinals..Callup P-Alex Reyes from taxi squad
A’s..Callup P-James Kaprielian from taxi squad

Texas-Mets..Trade-Rangers deal P-Adiel Jurado for minor leaguer



MLB…Teams will be allowed to carry 28-players on active roster rest of season and increase taxi squad to 5-players.


…………….(COLLEGE FOOTBALL)…………..

NCAA..Board of Directors postpones decision till August 21st on whether to go ahead with Fall championship seasons.

NCAA..Division III Board of Directors cancels all sports seasons for fall.

NCAA..Division II Board cancels all fall sports

Mountain West Conference…Announces football will play 8-league games this year and can schedule 2-non league games…Season will start September 26th..MWC will allow only 4-fall sports to play conference only games…MWC cancels golf, tennis, swimming, diving, track-field, softball and fall baseball.

Big 10-Conference…1,000 players on teams criticize NCAA for ‘laissez-faire’ attitude in approach to national testing program for covid virus.

Big 10..Announce will play 10-game league season starting September 3rd…Schedule includes 2-bye weeks for makeup games

Big 12..Announce 9-conference games and 1-non league game

Conference USA..Announce 8-league games..4-non conference.

Mountain West..Approves 8-league games and 2-non conference games

UCLA…LA County Health Department says 8-Bruins football players have tested positive for the virus in voluntary workouts.

U-Conn…Cancels football season for Huskies.
BYU..Scrambling to fill dates-has lost 6-games cancellations

Louisville..shuts down preseason workouts Olympic sports after 29-positive tests this week.

Penn State..Star LB-Micah Parsons-opts likely lst round pick
Virginia..Lands transfer RB-Shane Simpson-Towson State

Colorado State..Begins in-house probe after 13-players say coaches bullied them about not reporting Covid symptoms..told them they would lose playing time.



Rams..Pro Bowl DT-Aaron Donald says NFL ‘Covid face shields’ do not work…players cannot breathe.

Tampa Bay…Team decides to order players into a ‘hotel bubble’ for all of training camp….Union says it must be voluntary decision.

Tennessee…LB-Vic Beasley remains AWOL from camp despite signing 9.5M-guaranteed contract.

Patriots…Move OG-Joe Thurney to RT replacing Marcus Cannon.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr upset at media ‘lack of respect’ about his career.

Rams..CB-Jalen Ramsey walks out of Zoom call over constant questioning about his contract status.


(Roster Moves)

Miami..WR-Albert Wilson-opts out..Already lost WR-Allen Hurns
49ers..WR-KR-Travis Benjamin opts out
Lions..C-Russell Bodine-opts out
Giants..CB-Sam Beal opts out
Raiders..LB-Ueme Eligwe opts out
Buffalo..CB-Tre White considering opting out
Browns..OG-Colby Garrett opts out
Colts..DBs-Rollin Milligan..Marvell Toll-opt out

Seattle..Sign FA-CB-DJ Reed-ex 49ers
49ers..Sign FA-LB-Dion Jordan-ex Miami-Seattle-Raiders
Eagles..Sign FA-TE-Caleb Wilson-ex Seattle
Arizona..Sign FA-WR-Andre Patton-ex Chargers

Raiders..Release RB-Jeremy Hill
Raiders..Release DT-PJ Hall
Raiders..Release LB-Marquel Lee




Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (105-86)..Chris Paul (21P)..Thunder guards score (59P)…Lakers shoot just 35%…Lakers (5-37) on 3’s…LeBron James-Anthony Davis shoot (10-for-30)…Lakers just (2-2) with restart.

Raptors-W-Magic..Fred Van Vleet (21P)
Wizards-L-76ers..Joel Embiid (30P-11R)
Utah-W-Memphis..Jazz hit 18-3’s in win
Boston-W-Brooklyn..Celts hit 16-3’s
Spurs-L-Denver..Nuggets pile up (132P)..Michael Porter (30P-15R) in win


Lakers-vs-Houston..Thursday matchup

Clippers..Lose G-Patrick Beverly-calf injury
Lakers.G-Rajon Rondo returns to Florida to rehab wrist surgery
Orlando..G-Michael Carter-Williams-strained foot
Denver..G-Jamal Murray hobbling with hamstring issue
76ers…F-Ben Simmons tweaks knee
Spurs..Coach Greg Popovich praises NBA-Adam Silver for ‘magnificent job’ protecting players with bubble idea.

Donald Trump…tweets criticism NBA players kneeling during anthem…calling them ‘disgraceful’.




Florida-W-NY Islanders..Brian Boyle-Mike Hoffman score 2-goals in (2:07) start 3rd period for win…Isles lead series (2-1).

Montreal-W-Pittsburgh..Habs rally from 3-1 deficit..Jeff Petry game winner..Habs lead series (2-1)

Bruins-L-Tampa Bay..Tyler Johnson scores with (:93) left

Edmonton-Chicago…Hawks led (3-2) in 2nd period at Press time..Jonathon Toews scores again

Colorado-W-Dallas..Avs pound 40-shots on goal

Arizona-W-Nashville..Taylor Hall goal leads to 3-goal outburst in 11-minutes for another Coyotes win.


Toronto..D-Jake Muzzin out indefinitely with neck injury and minor concussion after hit in Tuesday game.

East Coast Hockey League…pushes back start of season to December 4th..will play 72-games

Ontario Hockey League..will not start season till December 1st..will play 64-games…Quebec League and Western League yet to announce plans.

Edmonton…former #1 pick-F-Jessie Puljujarvi signs to play with Karpat-Finland again.

Florida..signs free agent college star Henry Bowlby-Harvard
Buffalo..F-Arttu Ruotsalainen signs to play with Ilves-Finland
Winnipeg..F-Andrei Chibisov signs to play with KHL-Metallurg-Russia



PGA Championships….Tee off in San Francisco at Harding Park course…Tiger Woods plays only 2nd tourney in 5-months
(8:33am)..Tiger Woods-Justin Thomas-Rory McIlroy
(1:58pm)..Phil Mickelson-Jon Rahm

Soccer…English Premier League adds Fulham…Leeds…West Brom as 3-team elevated for next season.


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