Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on March 23rd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)……….

World Baseball Classic…US-W-Puerto Rico (8-0)..Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman carries no hitter into 7th inning…Ian Desmond hits 2R-HR early…Brandon Crawford 2R-single..Andrew McCutchen-Christian Yelich RBI singles…US wins lst classic title in 12-years of tourney…All time record (51,165) at Dodgers Stadium to see the game.

Padres-L-Royals (6-2)..P-Jered Weaver gets knocked out in 1st inning..(.2inn-4R-3H-2HB)…said he could not get loose on the mound…Christian Bethancourt (1inn-0R)-lowers ERA to (1.35)..Royals starter Nate Karns (6-inn-0R)..Padres now (8-16) in spring.

Padres-Angels..Thursday..Luis Perdomo-vs-Ricky Nolasco.

Padres..OF-Manny Margot to test strained knee in centerfield.
Padres..P-Carter Capps struggles in minor league game-2nd outing in row

Angels-W-Seattle (9-8)…Ben Revere 3R-HR..Yamserio Petit (4inn-0R)
Angels-L-Texas (7-4)..James Loney 2R-double..P-Alex Meyer (2inn-5R-8base runners)

Angels..P-Huston Street-cleared to pitch early next week-recovering lat muscle issue.
Angels..P-Garrett Richards..(5inn-1R) minor league start

Dodgers…Off day yesterday.
Dodgers-Texas…Thursday game

Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager-hits in minor league game-no issue with oblique..to play SS-in field today.
Dodgers..P-Sergio Romo throws bullpen-coming off back stiffness.
Dodgers..P-Scott Kazmir-4 innings in sim game-clocked only 87mph

(Roster Moves)

Royals..Veteran OF-David DeJesus retires-had been with Rays-White Sox.
Brewers..Release P-Joba Chamberlain..P-Ryan Webb
Yankees-Arizona..Open trade talks for SS-Nick Ahmed.
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Josh Zied-ex Astros

(Injuries)

Texas..P-Tyson Ross throws first BP following shoulder surgery.
A’s..P-Sonny Gray-throws 35-balls-long toss
Seattle..SS-Sean O’Malley-appendectomy

(MLB)

Dallas Green..former Phillies-Yankees-Cubs manager passes away (82Y)..led Phillies to World Series

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(March Madness)

Oregon-vs-Michigan…Upstart Wolverines against Ducks shooters..OU (31-5).
Gonzaga-West Virginia..Bulldogs now (34-1)
Kansas-Purdue…Jayhawks go for 31st
Arizona-Xavier….Wildcats hottest team in tourney (30-4).

(NIT)

Illinois-L-Central Florida…Knights pull off upset on Thursday matchup
Cal State Bakersfield-W-vs-Texas Arlington…Bakersfield wins 3rd upset game in tourney.

UCLA..Steve Alford refuses to answer questions about candidacy for Indiana Hoosiers job.

Clippers-Dallas..Thursday night matchup

Lakers..Coach Luke Walton rips team..”playing without effort”
Lakers-Minnesota…on Friday..LA is now (10-41) since December.

San Antonio..Female assistant Becky Hammond interviewes for Florida Lady Gators head coaching job.

76ers..C-Joel Embid to have meniscus surgery on knee-had been shutdown rest of season.

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…………(Football)………..

Chargers…Will spend 1M-to upgrade Costa Mesa recreation fields next to High School to hold preseason camp in July-August for 6-weeks…New training facility will not be ready for team…Means team has to move facilities twice in 8-weeks to get ready for opening of season.

(NFL)

Raiders..Reports than NFL will allow Raiders to move to Los Angeles with a 325M-relocation feel….Rams-Chargers paid (650M) to move to LA.

Colin Kaeperneck..Donates 500,000 to charities in Bay Area including after school programs…Seniors Groups and Meals on Wheels….also helping in 2M-fund raising to help those starving in Somalia.

Cincinnati..Police drop assault charges against CB-Adam Jones for spitting on nurse giving a blood test following his arrest.

Alabama..ex-NFL running back Trent Richardson-goes to police..former fiancee tried to run him down with a car.

NFL..says it will consider changing network TV broadcast format..only 4-breaks per quarter-eliminating 4-breaks in the game broadcast..also consider utilizing a ‘play clock’ to start after TDs, PATs, Field Goals,..and changing instant replay-referee will not go to sideline monitor-tablet will be brought to him on the field..NY Central command will make final call on replays.

Carolina..Surgery on QB-Cam Newton-torn rotator cuff
Vikings..RB-Latavius Murray has ankle surgery

(Roster Moves)

New England..Veteran C-Byron Stork-retires-(26Y)..concussion-neck issues.
Redskins..Visit with RB-Tim Hightower-ex Cardinals-Saints.
Browns..Visit with TE-Kellen Davis-ex Bears.
Bears..Visit with QB-Mark Sanchez-ex Cowboys
Packers..Visit with DE-Ricky Francois-ex Redskins

Titans…Sign FA-OG-Tim Lelito-ex Saints
Seattle..Sign..FA-S-Brad McDougald-ex-Bucs
Jaguars..Sign FA-TE-Mychal Rivera-ex Raiders
Bears…Sign FA-RB-Benny Cunningham-ex Rams.

(College)

Penn State..Fired AD-Tim Curley says he wish he “had done” more after learning of Jerry Sandusky sexual incident..Prosecution says Penn state allowed “evil” to run wild by not going to police upon reports of incidents involving veteran coach and youths in football building….President Grahame Spanier being tried on endangerment to children charge.

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………..(Hockey)………..

Gulls-W-San Jose (5-1)…Shea Theodore scores 2-goals..Dustin Tokarski 36-save victory in goal..Gulls pull within 1-point of lst place in Pacific Division…Wednesday night….

Ducks-W-Oilers (4-3)..Rikard Rakell scores 32nd goal of season….

LA Kings-vs-Winnipeg….Thursday game.

Penguins…Sidney Crosby suffers mouth injury-2-damged teeth-hit by hi-stick..NHL looking at video of Crosby spearing Bruins player in groin.

………..(General)…………….

World Match Play Tourney-Austin, Texas….1st day of round robin play to determine Saturday-Sunday seedings

Jason Day…Pulls out after 6-holes…Leaving Tour-Mother having surgery for lung cancer on Friday.

Phil Mickelson wins 5&3 in opening round
Dustin Johnson a 5&3 winner
Martin Kaymer wins 3&2

Jordan Spieth loses 4&2
Brandt Snedker loses 2-up
Rory McIlroy loses 2&1

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