Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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Padres-Arizona…Opening day…1pm start…Yu Darvish-vs-Madison Bumgarner…Padres not yet announced who would start in CF-C because of injuries..Likely Tommy Pham to put another righthanded bat in lineup

Padres..4-game homestand with Diamondbacks-3 games-Giants..then head out for. 7-games on road at Texas-Pittsburgh.

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis talks to media..says his left shoulder is 100% healthy-has had impingement issue since rookie year in Padres organization…says ‘not going to change his style of play’

Padres…P-Michael Baez to have season ending elbow surgery…joining Jose Castillo..Jacob Nix with elbow surgery during spring training.

Padres..CEO-Eric Greupner…’optimistic San Diego moves to Orange Tier next week-meaning team can sell 33% of tickets starting with 2nd homestand vs Dodgers on April 16th.

Padres..Final roster cut to 26-players plus 5-man taxi squad.

Dodgers-at-Colorado..Season opener in Denver…Clayton Kershaw-vs-German Marquez..1pm start

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Steven Souza-ex Blue Jays-Astros-Cubs..fully recovered from 3-torn knee ligaments suffered 2-years ago

Angels-White Sox…Halos home opener…Dylan Bundy-vs-Lucas Giolito 7pm start.

Angels-Blue Jays..Halos sell C-Juan Graterol to Toronto
Angels..Option P-Jaime Barria…P-Patrick Sandoval to AAA
Angels..DFA-P-Kyle Keller
Angels..DL-P-Felix Pena


(MLB)…Opening Day-Top Games

Yankees-Toronto..Gerrit Cole-vs-Hyun Jin-Ryu
Houston-A’s..Zack Grienke-vs-Chris Bassett
Mets-Washington..Jacob deGrom-vs-Max Scherzer
Twins-Brewers..Kenta Maeda-vs-Brandon Woodruff
Braves-Phillies..Max Fried-vs-Aaron Nola
Red Sox-Orioles..

Mets…Sign SS-Francisco Lindor to record (10Y-341M) extension..

Toronto..Announce they will play three homestands in Dunedin, Florida before deciding on June 1st whether they move to Buffalo or can play in Toronto.

Indians..Ban fans wearing Indian head-dress or war paint on their faces as club begins to phase out reference to Indians.

MLB..Announces jersey sales since World Series on MLB website..1-Mookie Betts-Dodgers..2-Cody Bellinger-Dodgers..3-Fernando Tatis-Padres..4-Bryce Harper-Phillies..5-Clayton Kershaw-Dodgers

Cubs..Offer 1B-Anthony Rizzo (5Y-70M) extension

Umpire-Angel Hernandez…Loses descrimination lawsuit filed against MLB and Joe Toree..or failing to be named Crew Chief or to World Series crew…Judge write ‘testimony and ratings showed there were questions about leadership-game management situations’….was not descrimination but rather evaluation.

(Roster Moves)

Cubs..sign FA-C-Tony Wolters-ex Rockies-Pirates
Red Sox..sign FA-P-Hector Rendon-ex Cubs-/Arizona
Phillies..option OF-Odubel Herrera to taxi squad FA-P-Tommy Hunter
Rockies..sign FA-P-Jholys Chacin-ex Yankees-Astros-Padres

Royals..DL-OF-Adalberto Mondesi-oblique
Mariners..DL-SS-Kyle Lewis-bruised knee
Mariners..60-day DL-P-Ken Giles-elbow rehab
Blue Jays..DL-OF-George Springer-hamstring
Blue Jays..DL-P-Robby Ray-knee

Washington..Confirm 1-player-1 staff member test positive Covid…5-players put into isolation during contact testing.



Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson’s lawyers present statements from 18-different massage therapists who say Texans QB was a perfect client and gentleman…Watson facing 21-lawsuits from 24-women

Patriots..Owner Robert Kraft sounds off on team
..Status Quo at QB-not acceptable
..Must do better in the draft
..Spent 160M to sign 13-free agents
..Full confidence in Bill Belichick

NFL..Issues memo…Teams can begin off season meetings ‘virtually’ but not in person.

NFL..announces 3-game preseason schedule…final week of August will be a bye week leading into season opener…Teams will have 14-days to prepare for week one of season.

NFL..Issues injury report for 2020-season
..Injuries down (23%)
..Concussions down (30%)
..Heat related issues down (45%)
..ACL-ligament tears-Achilles..down (24%) lowest in 5-years

NFL..Confirms it has had talks with Montreal Olympic Stadium about staging International regular season games in that city

NFL Owners..Approve Daniel Snyder purchase of 40% stock of minority shareholders-Snyder now owns 100% of Washington franchise.
(Roster Moves)

Bills..Sign FA-LB-Marquell Lee-ex Raiders
Bills..Sign FA-LB-Tyrell Adams-ex Houston

Giants..Make contact with FA-S-Jason McCourty-ex Patriots
Jaguars..Visit with FA-LB-Damien Williams-ex Chiefs
Colts..Re-sign DT-Al Muhammad

Seattle..Sign WR-Tyler Lockett to extension (4Y-69M)
(College Football)

Aztecs…Off Coor-Jeff Hecklinski talks about QB battle in spring
..Jordan Brookshire..Tough-plays with energy..Needs to process information faster-make quicker decisions..Get ball out faster..very competitive
..Lucas Johnson..Has shown he can run and throw..needs to push thru this injury best shape of his life…Ultra teammate-leader
..Jalen Maden…Amazing athletic skill….have to knock 3-years of rust off..Sits in pocket well…runs well….has to get to know playbook-teammates.
..QBs impacted last year by cancellation spring football..We did not touch a football till 9-days before opening game with UNLV
..Must get QBs to make the right decisions in pocket
..Expect huge difference with full spring and preseason practices
..Expect 6’6-WR-Tyrell Shavers-transfer-Mississippi State.. to make impact

LSU..WR-Ja’Marr Chase-electric Pro Day workout..ran (4.42) in 40s


UCLA-Gonzaga…Begin preparation for Final 4-game on Saturday
Houston-Baylor..Coaches look at scouting report of longtime rivals

Oregon State..Report Beavers were told to leave team hotel 1:30am to catch flight home by NCAA hours after loss on Tuesday

Oregon State..Coach Wayne Tinkle donates his (450,000) in bonus clause money back to school foundation as a gift.

U-Conn..Star G-James Bouknight files for NBA draft (18PPG)
Syracuse..Highly recruited Kadary Richmond enters transfer portal
Memphis..Outstanding G-Boogie Ellis (10P) will transfer.

Lakers-L-Milwaukee (112-97)…Bucks blow game open in 2nd half…Giannis Antetokounmpo (25)….Jrue Holiday (28P)…Bucks shoot 55%…..Laker newcomer Andre Drummond-2 baskets-4 fouls…….Wednesday game…Lakers hved lost (5-of-6)

Clippers-Denver…Thursday night game
Clippers..offer FA-contract to veteran C-DeMarcus Cousins-former marred by injuries

Washington..C-Daniel Gafford-out 10-days-ankle


Kings-W-Las Vegas (4-2)….Kings score 3-goals in (6:31) span to blow game open…Wednesday game

Gulls-W-Ontario (7-2)…Sam Carrick..Bryce Kindropp 2-goals each…AHL action..Gulls (14-10)
Gulls…Get AHL veterans Anthony Agozzino-Vinnie Lattieri back from Ducks till Friday game

Edmonton…NHL fines star C-Connor McDavid (5,000) for elbow to head hit vs Montreal.

Vancouver..Sign G-Thatcher Demko (5Y-25M) extension
Detroit-Flyers..Trade talks for Red Wings G-Jon Bernier
Buffalo..Put F-Taylor Hall on trade block-is free agent end year
Florida..Sign FA-G-Spencer Knight-ex Boston College star
Dallas..Sign FA-F-Jordan Kawaguchi-ex North Dakota (121P-career)

AHL..Cancels 3-more Utica Comets game because of has played only 9-games..not played since March 9th…played only 4-games since February 18th.


LA County Sheriff’s Department…completes Tiger Woods accident investigation but not releasing details because they have ‘privacy matters with details and want Woods approval.

PGA Golf…1st round tees off Thursday-Volero Open-San Antonio…final tuneup for Masters

PGA…Dustin Johnson-ranked #1 in World rankings-pulls out of Volero to prepare for Masters.

Formula 1…Cancels Chinese Grand Prix-April 11th because of renewed Covid outbreak.

Soccer..Swansea-Wales..releases F-Paul Arrioloa from contract so he can return to MLS-DC United.


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