Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on January 14th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-Utah State….SDSU faces showdown weekend on road against Aggies in Logan, Utah, playing at altitude…SDSU (9-2)…USU (6-0) conference..won 8-in row.
..USU led by 7′-C-Neemius Queta (12P-8R-3BS-3A) per game
..Aggies averaging (77PPG)..Defense giving up (60PPG)
..Aggies Defense limiting opponents (38%) shooting
..USU outrebounding opponents (40-29)
..SDSU..Matt Mitchell (15PPG)..Jordan Schakel (13PPG)..Nate Mensah (10P-7R)
..Aztecs averaging (70PPG)..Defense allowing (60PPG)
..Aztecs Defense holding teams (39%) shooting

USD…(1-4)…5-games cancelled…hopes to play Sunday-Santa Clara

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(NBA)

Houston-Indiana-Brooklyn-Cleveland…Blockbuster Trade
..Nets..get G-James Hardin from Houston
..Rockets get G-Victor Oladipo..G-Dante Exum..F-Rod Kurucks and 4-#1 draft picks
..Cleveland get F-Jarrett Allen…F-Taurean Prince
..Indiana gets G-Caris LeVert and #2 pick

Houston..Barred G-James Harden from facility after he said last night “Team cannot be fixed” after blowout losses to Lakers.

Brooklyn…G-Kyrie Irving violated NBA protocols-could be quarantined away from team for 14-more days.

Suns-Atlanta..NBA cancelled Wednesday game..7th postponed game this week because Covid issues.

Oklahoma City…G-George Hill says NBA should take a “pause” because of outbreaks…Says NBA new protocols too restrictive to players

NBA…Says it fears players would be more likely to get Covid virus if they were not managed by NBA protocols

Denver…F-Michael Porter remains isolated after 2nd positive Covid test
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson isolated from team-Covid test

Lakers-W-Oklahoma City (128-99)….LA built 24P lead in opening half…Lakers hit 17-3’s in game…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combine for (44P)…Montrzl Harrell (22pP) of bench…..Wednesday Night…

Clippers-New Orleans…LA led (61-43) half at Press Time…Clippers hit 11-3’s in opening half..Wednesday game

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……………(Football)………………

Chargers…Sources confirm team held conference call with ex Ohio State-Florida coach Urban Meyer who expressed interest in Bolts coaching job…Formal interview had yet to be set up…Meyer would be 9th coach interviewed.

Chargers..Interviewed Brian Daboll-Bills Off Coor-Monday
Chargers..Interviewed Matt Eberflus-Colts Def Coor-Tuesday

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(NFL)

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin says he expects Ben Roethlisberger to be with team next year on final year of his contract…Says “Status Quo” will change…could fire both Coordinators Ross Fichtner-Keith Butler whose contracts expired next month.

Eagles..Interview Joe Brady-Off Coor-Carolina
Eagles..Interview Arthur Smith-Off Coor-Titans
Eagles..Will interview Jarod Mayo-LB Coach-Patriots

Dallas..Hire Joe Whitt-DB coach-Atlanta for Dan Quinn staff

Atlanta..Interview Joe Brady-Off Coor-Carolina for head coaching job

Bears..Say GM-Ryan Pace-Coach Matt Nagy will both return in 2021.

Denver…Hire George Paton-GM…ex Vikings Asst GM

Miami…Dolphin veteran players not optimistic about QB-Tua Tagovailoa-call him “Mr Checkdown”..question “why” he is starting QB.

Pittsburgh..Former Steelers RB-Tim Lester passes away (54)…spent 8-years with Steelers-Rams..had heart issues

Seattle..Director of Security for Seahawks arrested on child pornography charges..had 25,000 child porn pictures stored on his computer..being held on 50,000 bond

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(College Football)

USC…RB-Markese Stepp-transfer out to Nebraska
UCLA..Hires Jerry Neuhisel as WR-coach on Chip Kelly staff
Virginia Tech…Tracey Claeys-retires as Def Line coach

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……………….(Baseball)……………..

Padres…Reopen talks with Yankees FA-P-Masahiro Tanaka..(78-46) career..he was (78-46) with Yankees..earned 23M-last year.

Padres..Open talks with FA-P-Martin Perez-ex Texas-Twins-Red Sox..
(56-61) in career.

Astros..Sign FA-P-Pedro Baez-ex Dodgers…career (3.03-ERA)

Giants..Open talks with FA-P-Cole Hamels-ex Phillies-Cubs-Braves

Texas..Sign FA-P-Justin Anderson-ex Angels

Corey Kluber..Ex-Indians-Rangers pitcher…works out for 25-teams…coming off shoulder injury and broken forearm over last two seasons.

Toronto..Give 5Y-extension for GM-Mark Shapiro.

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…………….(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls…Land #1 draft picks C-Trevor Zegras and D-Jamie Drysdale in final roster cuts…Zegras scored 7-goals in 7-games for Team USA in World Junior Championships…Drysdale anchored Team Canada.

Gulls..Coach Kevin Dineen compared Zegras to Ducks legend:
..Similar skill set..Ducks star Paul Kariya
..Patience with puck movement
..Playmaker-and-sniper
..Sees the game…could be decade-type-player

Gulls…coach Kevin Dineen on D-Jamie Drysdale
..Player of character and commitment
..Impressed with knowledge of game
..Knows the defensive side of the game at age 18

Ducks..Keep G-Anthony Solarz and LW-Vinnie Lettieri and C-Isacc Lundstrom with big club taxi squad.

Ducks..D-Jani Hakanpaa…D-Jacob Larsson…C-Issac Lundstrom of Gulls will all be part of Ducks opening night lineup.

Ducks..Send C-Sam Carrick (25G) and D-Josh Mahura to Gulls to start AHL season.

LA Kings..Send hi draft picks Quinton Byfield-Arthur Kaliywc to Ontario-AHL.
Kings…Keeps young F-Liass Andersson and Jarrett Dolan with big club on taxi squad.

Kings..Confirm G-Cal Peterson remains isolated for further covid testing…expected back Friday but needed back to back negative tests…D-Kurt McDermid..F-Sean Walker remain in covid protocols

Ducks..Open season Thursday in Las Vegas

Kings..Open season with Minnesota Wild
NHL…13-games on Thursday NHL schedule

Maple Leafs-Canadiens..NHL opener on Wednesday
Oilers-Canucks..NHL opener on Wednesday

Washington..Puts-G-Craig Anderson on waviers
Vancouver..F-JT Miller (27G)..D-Jordie Benn on Covid IR list
Florida..Put D-Keith Yandle on trading block

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……………..(General)……………

PGA…Sony Open-Honolulu….Harris English coming off win at Kapalua leads the field in first round action on Thursday.

Royal & Ancient…says it will not allow British Open to return to Turnberry-Scotland course as long as it is owned by Donald Trump.

Formula 1…Moves Bahrain Grand Prix to opening race on schedule 3/18 to replace Australian Grand Prix-moved to December date.

Formula 1..Driver Roman Grosjean undergoes more medical procedures for severe burns on hands suffered in final race of season 6-weeks ago.

English Premier League..
..Hot Spur-Tie-Fulham…Harry Kane scores (42′) for Spur
..Manchester City-W-Brighton..City scores (44′) for win

USA Olympics…swimmer Klete Keller-ex USC star…arrested for assaulting police officer inside US Capitol in Washington last Wednesday

Farmers Insurance Open…Jason Day-former 1-player signs to play at Torrey Pines

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