Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 19th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Ron Fowler….Steps aside as Lead Owner of team…Sells his stock ownership to lead investor Peter Seidler who becomes majority owner….Seidler becomes Chairman of Team…Fowler will remain as Vice Chairman and be liaison to the Commissioner’s Office and work on MLB projects….Spent 9-years with team after leading purchase group taking over from Jeff Moored and John Moores transition….Oversaw mass signing spending spree of Draft Picks and Latin American free agents….Also approved free agent investments in signing of Manny Machado-Eric Hosmer and Will Myers extension….Fowler exit follows dismissal of Senior VP-Wayne Martello and VP-Katie Jackson….Exit comes a day after Cubs President Theo Epstein exits Chicago-indicating he’d like to move into ownership

Dodgers….Announce major layoffs in both business and baseball side at Dodgers Stadium….Team not disclose how many layoffs yet…Dodgers lost in excess of 100M with no fans in stadium this year.

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NBA-Draft……………
1-Minnesota..G-Anthony Edwards (6’5)-Georgia
2-Goden State-C-James Wiseman (7’1)-Memphis
3-Charlotte-G-LaMelo Ball (6’5)a-New Zealand
4-Chicago-F-Patrick Williams (6’8)-Florida State
5-Cleveland-F-Issac Okoro (6’9)-Auburn
6-Atlanta-C-Onyeka Okongure (6’9)-USC
7-Detroit-G-Killian Hayes (6’3)-France
8-NY Knicks-F-Obi Toppin (6’9)-Dayton
9-Washington-F-Deni Avdjia (6’9)-Tel Aviv-Israel
10-San Antonio-G-Devin Vassell-G-Florida State

Aztecs….G-Malachi Flynn was not taken in first 25-picks….was hoping to go late in 1st round or early 2nd….Utah-Toronto were interested.
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(Trades)

Oklahoma City-76ers…Trade…Philadlephia deals C-Al Hereford and #1 pick for Thunder G-Danny Green-who had just come from the Lakers…Oklahoma City has now stockpiled 17-first round picks between now and 2026.

Houston-Detroit…Deal F-Trevor Ariza and #1 for future #1…Ariza had just come from Trailblazers in draft deal

Clippers-Detroit-Brooklyn…3-way trade…LA deals G-Landry Shamet to Brooklyn..the Nets ship a #1-pick to Detroit…the Pistons deal G-Luke Kennard to the Clippers.

Houston…Open trade talks with Washington-Charlotte-Knicks…all interested in G-Russell Westbrook.

Atlanta-Boston…Discussing a sign and trade deal to acquire high scoring Celtics F-Gordon Hayward.

Washington-Houston..Rockets reject a proposal of G-Brad Beal in straightup swap for G-James Harden.

Philadelphia-Houston…Sixers turned down offer of James Harden for Ben Simmons.

Chicago-Golden State…Did discuss deal with Bulls sendin #4 pick and F-Wendell Carter to Warriors for #2 pick.

Knicks-Utah…New York did deal #27-28 picks for Jazz #23.

Oklahoma City…Releases F-Deonte Burton.

Golden State…Report in evening that G-Klay Thompson injured a leg while doing rehab after sitting all last year.

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……………….(Baseball)…………………

Padres…Sign FA-P-Parker Marke….ex Tampa Bay-Pirates…..has (7.77-ERA) in majors but (2.57-ERA) in minor leagues.

Indians..Sign FA-OF-Anthony Gose-ex Blue Jays
Washington…Sign FA-P-Sam Clayi..ex Twins

Mets…2B-Robbie Cano handed 162-game suspension for entire 2021-season for 2nd major violation-use of Stanozolo Steroid….was a second time offender-having been suspended for 82-games in 2018…Forefeits 24M-salary due next year

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………………..(Football)………………..

Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa activated from NFL-Concussion protocol after spending 15-days out of action…Went thru full practice….as did OT-Bryan Bulaga and OG-Trei Turner….Backup QB-Tyrod Taylor did not practice because of bruised ribs.

Rams…Closed down practice facility on Wednesday after unnamed player tests positive for Covid.

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(Schedule)

Seattle-Arizona…Thursday Night Football….both Seahawks-Cardinals (6-3)…battle of explosive QBs-Russell Wilson-vs-Kyler Murray….Wilson (2789Y-28TD)…has taken 30-sacks and has 10-turnvoers in last 4-games…Murray  (2,979APY-27TD) in carrying Arizona into playoff race.

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(NFL Teams)

NY Giants..Fire Off Line Coach Mark Colombo after angry confrontation on field with Coach Joe Judge after Giants decided to bring in consultant to work with Colombo…Team denies punches were thrown on field…Replacing Colombo with  longtime line coach Dave DeGuglielmo-ex Bills-Chargers-Jets assistant.

Denver…Confirms Assistant Coach Ed Donatell has been hospitalized with Covid since November 1st.

Houston…Club ownership reaffirms that Jack Easterby is not candidate for GMs job…He is acting GM right now since firing of Bill O’Brien.

Tampa Bay…Saying his team is ‘fatigued’…Coach Bruce Arians gave Buccaneers…Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday off.

Washington..Vote confidence K-Dustin Hopkins-5 missed field goals

CBS…Report that lead Voice Jim Nantz is asking the network for 10M per year salary-equal to Tony Romo-in his next contract.

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(Injuries)

NFL..Invoke “Intensive Protocols” at all training camps immediately as outbreaks grow….Players must wear masks at all times in the facility….All meetings must be virtual….Players allowed to spend just 15-minutes in lockeroom setting..All training rooms must now include PPE-equipment protections.

Saints…QB-Drew Brees gets 2nd and 3rd medical opinions on severity of fractured ribs and collapsed lung…Could be out only 2-weeks…Confirm significant damage with broken ribs on both right and left side.

Raiders…Covid crisis grown…they put 8-players on list including S-Jon Abram..DE-Cle Ferrell…DE-Arden Key..DE-Maliek Collins..DT-Jon Hankins…S-Isaiah Johnson…S-LaMarcus Joyner….DE-David Irving…on the Covid IR-list…have to test negative twice to be activated for Sunday game with Chiefs.

Carolina..QB-Ted Bridgewater practices with minor sprained knee
Bears…QB-Nick Foles-bruised hip not as severe as feared.
Detroit..QB-Matthew Stafford-tear of ligament in throwing thumb.

Saints..QB-Jameis Wisnton takes snaps with #1-offense in place of injured Drew Brees.

Packers..Activate WR-Alan Lazard from IR
Jets..IR-CB-Brian Poole-hamstring
49ers..IR-RB-JaMycal Hastey-collarbone….IR-S-Jon Cyprien-hamstring

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(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Sign FA-CB-DeAndre Baker-ex Giants #1-pick
Bengals..Release LB-Takk McKinley-ex Falcons
49ers..Bring in LB-Takk McKinley-just released by Bengals-Falcons
New England..Workout FA-DT-Akeem Spence-ex Tampa Bay-Miami
Bears..Workout FA-QB-Deshone Kizer-ex Packers-Browns

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(College Football)

ACC…Cancels Wake Forest-Duke game..outbreaks of virus in Winston-Salem

New Mexico…Moves football workouts and virtual learning classes from Albuquerque to Nevada….Practice-Stay Hotel-will play games in Las Vegas.

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………………..(Hockey)………………

NHL–Union….Owners asked the players for a 2nd payout for 2020-21 season…Players already taking 10–percent…Owners now ask for 13%-pay deferral with the deferred money repaid over 3-year period to help owners overcome massive financial losses….Deferral coincides with owners attempt to keep salary cap at current level for net year despite some 3B in losses.

ECHL…6-franchises announce they will not play his season….Newfoundland…Adirondack..Brampton…Maine…Reading…Worcester will sit out entire season because of Virus crisis…League still has 16-franhises.

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……………(General)…………….

PGA…Veteran Bill Haas…tests positive for virus..will not play this weekend in RSM-Classic at St. Simon, Island, Georgia.

F1…Veteran driver Sergio Perez says he has not been offered contract extension by Racing Point Team…may be forced to exit with arrival of Sebastian Vettle.

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