Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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

………..(Baseball)………..

Padres-Giants…SF led (6-1) in 7th at Press Time…
..Dinelson Lamet (1inn-1R-1H)..gave up HR..clocked 98mph-1st outing..threw 2-sliders in game
..Adrian Morejon (3.1inn-2R-6H)..priming himself for start in rotation
..Keone Kela (1inn-3R)
..Wil Myers solo HR
..Ha Kim (1-3)…(.143BA)
..Dom Solano-Mike Yastremzki HRs for Giants

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler press comments:
..Fernando Tatis feeling better after treatment
..Tatis has minor pinched nerve in shoulder-had it in minor leagues
..Tatis felt a ‘stinger’ reaching for groundball.
..Tatis will be back in lineup by end of week
..Tatis did soft toss on field before Wednesday game
..Austin Nola swung a bat hitting ball off a tee
..Trent Grisham took batting practice-some defensive drills
..Grisham yet to run the basepaths

Padres..Say Alternate sight for extra roster players will be in Peoria…
Padres-Dodgers-Angels..all agreed use spring training sights

Padres..Say only 5% of season ticket holders elected to opt-out at beginning of season…Had expected 30% to opt out…Reason why new season ticket holders not able to buy tickets for start of season.

Padres-Texas..Thursday game

Dodgers-Cubs..Thursday game
Dodgers…were idle on Wednesday

Angels-W-Royals (4-2)…Wednesday game
..Jose Quintana (4inn-1R)
..Justin Upton 3RHR
Angels-Rockies…Thursday game

Angels..Sign FA-P-AJ Ramos-former closer Marlins-Mets
Angels..Send 2B-Luis Rengifo to AAA

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(Injuries)

Pirates..Surgery-P-Blake Cederlind-elbow
Pirates..P-Steven Breault-out 4W-forearm
Cardinals..2B-Harrison Bader-out 4W-forearm
White Sox..P-Liam Hendricks-out-kidney stones
White Sox..OF-Eloy Jiminez-shoulder injury
Texas..OF-Khris Davis-quad injury

Blue Jays-Braves..Report both downgraded their offers to P-Kirby Yates when questions arose about his elbow during physical exam..Yates to miss season with 2nd ligament elbow surgery after having bone chip surgery last summer.

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(Roster Moves)

Houston.Release OF-Steven Souza
Phillies..Release C-Jeff Mathis
Atlanta..Option P-Kyle Wright to AAA
Yankees..Option P-Kyle Barraclough-Asher Wojchichowski to AAA

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(MLB)

MLB..Issues memos to teams about further crackdown on illegal substances pitchers using on balls..will result in fines-suspensions.

Astros..Sign P-Lance McCullers (5Y-85M) extension
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……….(Football)…………….

Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Kyle Fackrell-ex Packers-Giants..Career 20QBX

(Free Agent Signings)

Bears..Sign FA-RB-Damien Williams-ex Chiefs
Bears..Sign FA-LB-Christian Jones-ex Lions

Bengals..Sign FA-S-Ricardo Allen-ex Atlanta
Bengals..Visit with FA-DE-Ryan Kerrigan-ex Washington..95 sacks

Cleveland..Visit with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Titans

Dallas..Release DE-Aldon Smith-had 5-sacks
Dallas..Visit with FA-S-Jayron Kearse-ex Lions

Jets..Sign FA-RB-Tevin Coleman-ex Falcons
Jets..Sign FA-DE-Vin Curry-ex Eagles

Jaguars..Sign FA-QB-CJ Beathard-ex 49ers
Atlanta..Sign FA-CB-Fabian Moreau-ex WAshington
Bills..Sign FA-DE-Ebe Obala-ex Carolina
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Alex Anzalone-ex Saints
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Julian Davenport-ex Miami
Saints..Sign FA-TE-Nick Vannett-ex Broncos

Colts..Re-sign WR-TY Hilton
Vikings..Re-sign RB-Ameer Abdullah
Steelers..Re-sign LB-Robert Spillane

49ers..Re-sign  CB-K’wuann Williams
Seattle..Re-sign DE-Benson Mayowa
Patriots..Re-sign RB-James White
Patriots..Re-sign DE-Lawrence Guy
Tampa Bay..Re-sign DT-Ndamukong Suh

Seattle..Reopens talks with 49ers FA-CB-Richard Sherman

Carolina..Release K-Lirium Hajrullah
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(NFL)

NFL..Lead investigator Lisa Friel contacts attorney Tony Busbee seeking access to 24-woman who have filed lawsuits of ‘sexual misconduct’ against Houston QB-Deshaun Watson

NFL..Houston Chronicle reports Watson had female massage therapists sign ‘Non Disclosure Agreements’ before some of his treatments….Some women refused.

New England…OT-Justin Herron rescued 71Y old woman who was about to be raped by 30Y old man in park in Tempe, Arizona.

Atlanta..Former 1st round draft pick OT-Isaiah Wilson was arrested in high speed chase in January by Athens, Georgia police in January…was clocked doing 126mph in SUV….Arrested after crash with speeds that topped 140-miles an hour…Facing 7-felon counts…Wilson released by Titans last month…released by Miami Dolphins earlier this week with off the field issues.

Houston…Texans promote Greg Grissom to President of team.

New England..OT-Trent Brown said being with Raiders ‘not a fit’…wanted to leave team…Missed 16-of-32 games with injuries and weight issues.

Washington..Daniel Snyder buys out 3-minority owners of teams…spends 950M to acquire their 40% of shares.

Pittsburgh..NFL investigating TMZ video of bar fight involving Steelers WR-Chase Claypool…video of him kicking a man in head and hitting another man’s head on pavement.

CFL…asks players to defer 20% of salary to start season if teams cannot host fans at games in June..Would repay money end of season if fans are allowed back in…CFL did not play last year.

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(College Football)

Alabama…TE coach Jay Grahame-leaves program to seek mental health counselling

USC..OG-Ali Vera-Tucker..Bench presses 220-36X on Pro Day..elevating himself into late first round pick.

Aztecs…12 players to take part in Pro Day workouts…headed by DBs Tariq Thompson..Darren Hall and former LB-Ky Tezino

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……………(Basketball)………….

NBA…Trade deadline 1pm on Thursday

Cleveland..Expected to buyout F-Andre Drummond (28M) deal-clearing way to sign contract with Lakers.

Houston-Knicks..G-Victor Oladipo held out of Rockets game-likely meaning trade coming

Toronto-Miami…Discussing Kyle Lowry-Tyler Herro trade
Boston-Orlando..Discussing Aaron Gordon trade to Celtics
New Orleans..Discussing buyout G-JJ Redick

Lakers..Confirm some of players will received Covid vaccine shots

Clippers-W-San Antonio (134-101)……Clippers (29-16)
..Kawhi Leonard (25P)
..Clippers scored 41P-first quarter..shot 55% for game

Clippers-Spurs..Play Thursday
Lakers-76ers..Thursday game..Lakers lost 3-in row..(28-16)

Ohio State…Confirm former 7’C-Granville Waiters has passed away..ex Chicago Bulls draft pick…was (60Y)

Florida..Star G-Tre Mann files for NBA draft (21PPG)
North Carolina..C-Ron Share (6’11)..files for draft (9P-7RPG)
Pitt..F-Justin Champagnie (6’6)..files for draft (18PPG)

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……….(Hockey)…………

Ducks-L-Minnesota (3-2)…Jared Spurgeon scores twice for Wild…Anahiem now (9-19-6) ….Wednesday game

Kings-San Jose…Sharks led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time..Wednesday game

Gulls-W-Ontario (5-3)…Maxim Golod-Charles Sampair scored for Gulls…in road win…Wednesday game…Gulls (11-10)

Ducks-Tampa Bay….Trade…Lightning deal RW-Alexander Volkov to Ducks for RW-Antoine Morand and 7th round pick…Volkov has scored 55-goals in AHL career…and 3-goals with Tampa Bay.

NHL..Fires referee Tim Peel-after was caught on mic making comment about giving makeup calls in a Red Wings-Nashville game.

St Louis..Mourn passing of legendary D-Bob Plager…played 14Y for team..then served as scout-assistant coach-minor league coach…Brother Barclay Plager also played with him in St Louis.

Minnesota…C-Zach Parise put into isolation-covid test
Sabres..Lose G-Carter Hutton-back injury

Toronto-Nashville..Trade talks for Predators F-Michael Granlund
Red Wings..Sign F-Seth Burton-ex UMass-Lowell
Devils..Sign F-Tyce Thompson-ex Providence College

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…………(General)……………

Golf…Dell Match Play Tourney..1st round group play
..Rory McIlroy-lost-Ian Poulter 6-and-5
..Jason Day-lost by 2-strokes
..Justin Thomas-lost by 1 hole to Matt Kuchar
..Tony Finau blowout loss by 6-strokes
..Xander Schauffele came from 3-holes back to tie
..Dustin Johnson won by 2-holes
..Sergio Garcia 4-hole win over Lee Westwood
..Webb Simpson 6-hole blowout win
..Collin Marikawa halved his match
..Patrick Reed halved his match
..Jon Rahm won by 1-up
..Jordan Spieth won by 3-hole margin

Soccer…FIFA has handed out additional 6Y-suspension to former President Sepp Blatter and fined him 1M-dollars for illegal bonus payments while he was President….Blatter was just finishing serving a 6Y-suspension for taking 23M in kickbacks from sponsors over awarding of 2010-and-2014-World Cup contracts to TV networks and sponsorship deals.

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