Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on February 11th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-San Jose State…..SDSU won (5) row…Late start at press time….Aztecs trying to climb back into the Topp 25-in AP Poll….

Univ Memphis…Shuts down basketball program again because of covid issues.

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Lakers-Oklahoma City…Thunder jumped out to 17-point lead in lst half….Led (67-57) at halftime at Press Time…Thunder shot 54% from floor in first half…LA (19-6) heading into the game.

Clippers-W-Minnesota (119-112)….Kawhi Leonard (36P)…Lou Williams (27P) off bench… LA (18-8)

NBA G-League….Opens season with spotlight on “Select Team”…featuring high school stars Jalen Green..Jon Kuminga…Daishen Nix.

Pistons…F-Jahlil Okafor to miss 8W-surgery-torn meniscus

Forbes Magazine…Releases value list of NBA teams
..NY Knicks (5B)
..Golden State (4.7B)
..Lakers (4.5B)

..Clippers (2.7B)-ranked mid level
..Memphis-New Orleans (1.3B)-lowest ranked team

NBA…Orders Mark Cuban to play National Anthem at Mavericks home games.

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…………(Baseball)……………

(Roster Moves)

Red Sox-Royals-Mets…3-way trade…Royals acquire OF-Andrew Benetendi from Boston….Bosox get 3-prospects including OF-Franchy Cordero and P-Josh Winckowski….Mets acquire OF-Khalil Lee….Boston rids itself of (6.6M) in salaries-Benetendi been injured 2-years in a row.

Phillies..Sign FA-P-Brandon Kintzler-ex Cubs-Miami-Washington-Brewers
Phillies..Sign FA-1B-Matt Joyce-ex Miami-Atlanta-St Louis-Washington
A’s..Sign FA-SS-Jed Lowrie-ex Mets-injured last two years
Tigers..Sign FA-1B-Renato Nunez-ex Orioles
Reds..Sign FA-P-Max Schrock-ex Cubs
Reds..Sign FA-P-Braden Shipley-ex Royals

Yankees…Have yet to offer contract to FA-OF-Brett Gardner
Mets..Make contact with FA-P’s-Jake Arrieta-ex Cubs…James Paxton-ex Yankees
Mets..DFA-P-Corey Oswalt

Phillies-Cardinals..Trade.. St Louis acquires P-Johan Quesada

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(MLB)

MLB-Creates Media Hotline for working media to report any claims of Sexual Harassment from Players-Coaches-Managers-Front office employees.

Billy Conigliaro…former Red Sox prospect-passes away (71Y)…brother of late Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro.

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………………(Football)………….

(NFL)

Washington…Owner Daniel Snyder settles out-of-court…lawsuit filed by former members Redskins Cheerleading squad over Lewd videos filmed by team and distributed to front office employees….Some 43-women were initially involved  as victims of illegal taping.

Houston..Texans President Jamey Roots resigns after 20-years with team.

Chiefs..Terminate contract LB-coach Britt Reid-under investigation drunk driving auto accident badly injured two children last Thursday night.

Bears..Hire Mike Pettine as Def Consultant-ex Packers Def Coord
Vikings..Hire Paul Guenter as Def Consultant-ex Raiders Def Coord
Jaguars..Hire Bernie Parmalee as RB coach-ex Atlanta

Seattle..QB-Russell Wilson criticizes organization for failing to fix Off Line problems…Wilson sacked (394) times in 9-year career..including 51-48-57 last 3-seasons…Rumors Wilson may ask for trade.

Tampa Bay Bucs…Bay cruise championship parade…Tom Brady throws Vince Lombardi trophy across the water…to Rob Gronkowski on another boat…
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(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Reject trade offer from Eagles for QB-Carson Wentz
Ravens..OT-Orlando Brown asks be traded-wants to be move to “LT”
Denver..Release CB-AJ Bouye…11M-cap savings
Chiefs..Re-sign CB-DeAndre Baker-ex Giants #1 pick
Raiders..Shopping QB-Marcus Mariota-wants opportunity to start
Washington..Re-sign QB-Taylor Heinicke to 2Y deal
Houston..Sign FA-C-Paul Quessenberry-ex Patriots
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(College)

UCLA…LA Times investigation shows Bruins Athletic Program has run up (40.6M) Athletic Department deficit the last two years because of losing seasons…erosion of season ticket support in football-basketball…loss of 11M per year in Under Armour contract cancellation…only 2.1M in Pac 12-TV network revenue share..

Clemson…Starting LB-Mike Jones-transfers to LSU
Clemson..QB-Trevor Lawrence to hold pro day on Thursday

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……………(Hockey)…………….

Gulls-Ontario….Brent Sutter shorthanded goal for Reign…Ontario led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press time… AHL-Wednesday night action

Ducks-Las Vegas…Thursday night action…game still scheduled despite Covid issues with Knights

Kings-San Jose..Thursday night action

Las Vegas Golden Knights…Cancelled postgame media zoom session because of positive player test…Cancelled Wednesday practice and media session.

Vancouver…slump ridden Canucks put Fs-Andre Gaudette and Jake Virtanen on trade block.

Washington..Hire longtime NHL player Michael Peca as roving minor league coach.

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………….(General)………….

Daytona….Bubba Wallace turns hottest practice lap for the new Denny Hamlin-Michael Jordan “23X” NASCAR team
..(199.7)..Bubba Wallace
..(199.6)..Martin Truex
..(199.6)..Kyle Busch

Daytona 500-Qualifying..
..Alex Bowman grabs pole (191.2) lap
..Arik Amirkola will start 2nd on grid (191.1) lap
..Bubba Wallace-Ricky Stenhouse with 3rd-4th fastest times

Daytona…Dual qualifying races on Thursday afternoon.

Indy Car…Jimmie Johnson arrives at Leguna Seca for off season road testing

PGA…ATT-Pebble Beach…1st round on Thursday…Phil Mickelson-Jordan Spieth head field.

Australian Open..Upsets continue
..Top seed Novak Djokovic 4-set win in 2nd round
..Stan Wawrinka knocked out in 1st round
..Venus Williams injures ankle..loses 6-1..6-love straight sets
..Bianca Andreescu loses opening match
..Petra Kvitova upset victim in first match

..2nd seed Rafael Nadal plays 2nd round match Thursday

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