Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on February 25th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Golf)………..

Tiger Woods…Remains heavily sedated at UCLA Medical Center after surgeries on right leg for severe injuries.  Doctors updates”
..2-Open fractures of upper-lower right leg
..Inserted Rods-Screws-Pins in both area of legs
..Broken Tibia and Fibula
..Surgery to remove muscle around bones to control swelling
..Shattered-fragmented bones in right ankle
..Damaged muscles and tissues around lower leg
..Foot-ankle injuries very serious..may consider fusion surgery
..Leave wounds open to fight infection potential in bone damaged
..Facing more multiple surgeries
..Not considering any amputation
..These individual injuries are serious..combined injuries-complex
..Likely 18-to-24 months rehab from multiples of injuries
..50% of those having surgery take more than 2-years to recover full use of feet-ankles-legs

Tiger Woods….LA Police-no charges against Woods..it was accident-not crime issue….Woods was on way to do TV shoot with NFL-QBs Drew Brees-Justin Herbert at time of accident…Was late and was speeding.

PGA Tour…WGC moves to Bradenton, Florida-1st round Thursday

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…………..(Baseball)………..

Padres…Name Adrian Morejon as starter in Sunday exhibition game with Mariners.

Padres..P-Matt Strahm-behind schedule rehab knee surgery..may start season on the DL.

Padres..Sold 2.1M in tickets for first day of sales for Cactus League games.
Padres,,Hope to allow 25% capacity fans at Petco Park by opening day

Padres…Eric Hosmer…’Few time you can say your team can win a championship..this team capable of doing that’….’We have to beat the Dodgers to get where we want’.

Dodgers..Cody Bellinger could be ready opening Day-April 1st-coming off shoulder surgery in offseason.

Dodgers..Considering position change for minor league phenom Gavin Lux.

Angels…Contact FA-P-Jake Odorizzi-ex Twins-still unsigned.
Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani-clocked 97mph in first live BP-session.
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(Injuries)

Twins..Lose #1 draft pick SS-Royce Lewis-torn ACL-knee-out for year
White Sox..DH-Jose Abreu isolated-Covid test
Cardinals..P-Andrew Miller-remains in isolation for Covid
Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco-cleared full practice-had fractured wrist.

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(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Sign FA-OF-Gil Heredia-ex Mets-Pirates
Braves..DFA-2B-Jack Mayfield
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Harold Ramirez-ex Marlins
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jeremy Walker-ex Braves
Pirates-A’s..Trade..Bucs acquire A’s OF-Dustin Fowler

Indians..Former Tribe bonus baby pitcher Wynn Hawkins-passes away (84Y)…pitched in 1960s.

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………….(Basketball)…………….

Aztecs-vs-Boise State….Thursday night showdown…SDSU (17-4)…Broncos (18-4).
..SDSU defense carries team..allow (59PPG)..(39%-shooting)..forced (326-turnovers)..(173-steals).
..Aztecs played (13) home games to just (7) road games
..SDSU (1-3) vs top teams in league..ran up 8-game win streak against teams with (9-33) conference record.
..Boise State..wins against BYU-USU-CSU
..Boise..Offense (75PPG)…(46%-shooting)…(35%-on 3’s)
..Derrick Alston (6’9-F) (17PPG)..Abu Kijab (6’7-F) (12PPG)
..Broncos..(6-3) on road.

USD-U Portland..Thursday game..Toreros (3-8) on season.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Utah…..Jazz buried Lakers under barrage of 3-point shots….Led (69-47) in 3rd quarter at Press Time…Jazz hit 15-3’s in first 30-minutes of game…..Jarrod Clarkson 13P off the bench in first half….Wednesday game…Lakers (22-10)

Clippers-at-Memphis..Thursday road game..Clippers (23-10)

Minnesota Timberwolves…Criticized for conducting head coaching search while Ryan Saunders was still coaching games….Did not interview any minority candidates.

Brooklyn Nets..Release G-Iman Shumpert..F-Andre Roberson
Sacramento..F-Glenn Robinson leaves team-knee issue..given release
Pelicans..Sign FA-G-Sendarius Thornwell-ex Clippers
Utah..Release G-Shaq Harrison

Lakers-Sacramento…discuss possible deal for backup C-Hassan Whiteside.

Jeremy Lin..former Knicks player sounds off about attacks on Asian-Americans in the US by gangs.

NBA…Snubbed in All Star team selections:
..Devin Booker-Suns (24PPG)
..Brandon Ingram-Pelicans (24PPG)
..De’Aaron Fox-Kings (22PPG)
..Dom Sabonis-Pacers (20YPG)
..Trae Young-Hawks (27PPG)
..Jimmie Butler-Miami (19PPG)

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……………(Football)………..

JJ Watt…FA-DE-released by Texans…has narrowed choices to Packers-Bills-Tennessee…has ruled out Steelers-Browns-because of salary cap issues.

Cincinnati..Report WR-AJ Green will leave as free agent…1%-chance he stays with team after franchise tag of last year.

New England-Raiders..Discuss deal for backup QB-Marcus Mariota..due (10.8M) salary…Patriots want 12M incentive dropped from contract to make trade.

Raiders..Release WR-Tyrell Williams-sat out last season torn labrum
Houston.Release DT-Eddie Vanderdoes
Seattle..Sign FA-RB-Alex Collins-ex Ravens

Steelers…Owner Art Rooney-‘Step forward’ in restructuring contract of Ben Roethlisberger-slated to make (19M) next season…has cap figure (41M)

Steelers..WR-JuJu Smith-Schuster…will meet with Art Rooney to discuss his expired contract.

Tampa Bay..CB-Antoine Winfield-fined (7800) for taunting Tyreek Hill in Super Bowl win over Chiefs

Washington..NFL teams opens website…Washington Journey.com…asking fans to select possible nickhame for franchise

49eres..Longtime WR-Dick Wichter-passes at (76Y)

Jaguars-Titans-Colts donate 100,000 apiece..NFL Foundation matches with 300,000 directed toward Houston Freeze Food Bank.

CFL-Toronto…Argos sign former Carolina-New England DT-Kony Ealy.

CIF…San Diego judge upholds ruling allowing high school football conditioning drills to begin on Friday with weekly Covid testing of players and coaches….Cannot begin contact workouts till County hits 14-level per 100,000 population…San Diego was at 15 level on Tuesday….LÅ-Orange-Imperial Counties cleared for full workouts-below 14 level…Riverside County ban still in place-21 level.

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(Injuries)

Chiefs..OT-Mitchell Schwartz undergoes back surgery-played only 6-games last year

Tampa Bay..DE-Jason Pierre Paul-undergoes knee scope surgery

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……………..(Hockey)…………

Gulls-Henderson Silver Knights…Benoit Groulx scored early for Gulls….Led (2-1) on road at Press Time…AHL action…Gulls (7-1)

Ducks-Arizona…Ducks blew (3-0) lead…G-Ryan Miller allowed 3-goals in back end of 3d period….(3-3) Tie heading into overtime at Press time…Max Comtois scored his 8th goal of season…(6-10-3)

Kings-St Louis….LA led (2-1) in 3rd period on road at Press Time…….Alex Iafallo scored again for Kings…LA (8-6-3)

Kings…put F-Jarrett Dolan on NHL-IR list with injury

NHL..Cancels San Jose-Las Vegas game…Sharks player tests positive for Covid

Montreal..Fire Coach Claude Julien and lead Assistant Kirk Muller…Habs lost 6-of-8….Assistant Dom Ducharme will take over for rest of year…Habs eat 7M of contract.

Vancouver..F-Antoine Rousell fined (5,000) for head hit in game
Buffalo..Send G-Dustin Tokarski to AHL-Rochester
Washington..Send G-Ilya Samsonov to AHL-Hershey

Vancouver…Management refuse to talk about status coach Travis Green-Canucks won just 2-of-last-8 games.

NYRangers..Public support F-Artemi Panarin-says he is political target of Russian extremists because of his anti-Putin stance on ruling government.

Buffalo..D-Rasmus Ristolainen-confirmed severe case of Covid…thought he was having heart attack…severe pain in joints…and high fevers.

Boston..D-Jeremy Lauzon-broken hand
Penguins…D-Jason Zuker-serious knee injury falling into boards

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…………..(General)……….

NASCAR…Denny Hamlin…Joey Logano start on front row for Miami 400 on Sunday.

Indy Car…Former F-1 driver Romain Grosjean begins off season testing with Dale Coyne team after severe hand burns in Bahrain Grand Prix end of last season.

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