Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on March 30th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)…………

Padres-White Sox (9-9) Tie…8-home run game at Camelback Ranch…Wil Myers hit mammoth 2R-HR…Austin Hedges 2-home run game..Eric Aybar-HR…Starter Jhoylys Chacin roughted up (3inn-6R-8H) in final tuneup for opening day.

Padres-Rockies..Cactus League finale…Clayton Richard gets start.

Padres..Say Jhoulys Chacin-Clayton Richard-Jered Weaver will start Games 1-2-3 at Dodgers Stadium next week.

Padres…Roster cut…Optioned to AAA-El Paso..P-Kevin Quackenbush..1B-Brett Wallace…OF-Jamie Romak….7-headed to DL to start season inclucing Carter Capps-Alex Dickerson-Christian Friedrich-Buddy Bauman…Padres still have 30-on roster-need to get to 25-by opening day on Monday.

Padres..Name Jack McKeon to Padres Hall of Fame…spent 11-years as GM..3-years as Manager…built Padrdes team that got to the 1984-World Series…drafted Tony Gwynn…Alan Wiggins..Kevin McReynolds…traded for Garry Templeton..Graig Nettles…Terry Kennedy…Dave Draveky…Signed FA-P-Goose Gossage…Nicknamed Trader Jack.

Dodgers-Mariners (3-3) Tie…Yasmani Grandal (2H-RBI)…Clayton Kershaw (3-innings-2R) in final tuneup.

Dodgers-Angels..Freeway series starts tonite..Kenta Maeda-vs-Yusmeiro Petit

Dodgers..Name Brandon McCarthy to 5th spot in starting rotation.
Dodgers..Say P-Julio Urias will stay in extended spring training-monitor innings
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Jair Jurjjens-ex Braves
Dodgers..Option OF-Charley Culberson-P-Adam Libertore-P-Josh Fields to Oklahoma City

Angels-W-Milwaukee (8-6)…CJ Cron HR..Carlos Perez 2R-double…Matt Shoemaker (4inn-3R-9H) in final tuneup.

Angels..Mike Scoscia not ready to name opening day starter nor top closer yet on pitching staff.

(Injuries)

Mariners P-Drew Smyly shutdown-headed to MRI on shoulder-severe fatigure after reporting back to camp from World Baseball Classic outings.
Mets..P-Steven Matz to have MRI on ailing elbow today.
Cubs..DL-P-Brian Duensing-back issues
Indians..DL-OF-Lonnie Chisenhall-shoulder
Blue Jays..P-Bo Schultz-surgery on elbow.
Cardinals..P-Zac Duke on 60D-DL-elbow
Arizona..OF-Socrates Brito on 60D-DL-fractured finger

(Roster Moves)

Twins..Sign FA-P-Paul Clemens-ex Padres

Tigers..Release 2B-Omar Infante
Pirartes..Release P-Jared Hughes
Washington..Release P-Vance Worley
Tigers..Open talks with FA-OF-Angel Pagan

Pirates..Option P-Drew Hutchinson to AAA
Tigers..Option OF-Alex Presley
Washington..Option P-Trevor Gott-P-AJ Cole to AAA
White Sox..Option P-Corey Luebke to AAA
Texas..Option P-Nick Martinez-to AAA
Atlanta..Option P-Matt Wisler to AAA
Cubs..Option P-Eddie Butler to AAA

(MLB)

Mets..P-Jeurys Familia-Suspended 15G without pay for injurying wife in domestic abuse incident last year…eventhough she refused to press charges….She had scratches on face-bruised chest-2 knives found on floor in drunke rage incident

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……………..(Football)…………..

Chargers..Announce will hold rookie minicamp (May 12th)…OTA workouts-(May 16th)….Veterans full team minicamp (June 13th) at Chargers Park..likely will not be open to the fans.

NFL..Suspend Rams S-TJ McDonald 8-games for multiple DUI incidendents

NFL..Expected to reinstate Steelers suspended WR-Martavis Bryant after year long suspension for drug violation.

Browns..Willing to bring back WR-Josh Gordon when reinstated by NFL for multiple drug violations.

Dallas..Report that ex-Cowboys WR-Michael Irvin under investigation for sexual assault in Dallas hotel..woman charges date-rape drugs involved..currently works for NFL Network

Buffalo..Void FA-contract DE-Scott Crichton-failed physical.

Ravens..Open talks with FA-WR-Anquan Bolden-about FA-deal-ex Lions.
Saints..Sign FA-QB-Chase Daniel-ex Eagles-Chiefs backup
Saints..Continue negotiate with restricted FA-CB-Malcom Butler-Patriots.
Saints…Talked to FA-QB-Johnny Manziel-not ready to offer deal yet.

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…………….(Basketball)………….

Aztecs…In running for big transfer…6-10-Duke C-Chase Jeter will look at SDSU-Gonazaga-UNLV-Nevada..would have 2-years eligiblity left….SDSU also contacted by 6-4-G-Jemarl Baker-given release by Cal Golden Bears to renroll elsewhere after coach Cuonzo Martin quit.

Clippers-W-Washington (131-124)…JJ Redick (29P)..Chris Paul (27P)….Redick-Paul-Griffin-Jordan combined for (105) points in wild shooting ..Wednesday night…LA just (10-10) last 20-games

Lakers-Minnesota..Thursday night…LA (21-53) on year.
Clippers-Phoenix

Lamar Odom…NBA forward tells TMZ..cocaine destroyed his NBA career and his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.

Indiana Pacers..Sign G-Lance Stephenson to 2Y-extension.

(Final 4)-Saturday Matchups

Gonzaga-vs-South Carolina…Bulldogs (36-1) led by G-Nigel Williams Goss…Zags have bulk-size advantage upfront….Gamecocks have speed and athleticism edge.

Oregon-vs-North Carolina…Tremendous backcourt matchup..Justin Jackson-vs-Dillon Brooks…Can Tar Heels handled Ducks bulk upfront.

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………(Hockey)………..

LA Kings…missing playoffs again..face major salary cap issues…Committed 18M-to veterans Dustin Brown-Marian Gaborik-who have combined 21-goalst this year…Kings have to re-sign restricted FA-Tyler Taffoli-Tanner Pearson with no cap space.

Kings-W-Flames (4-1)..Jarome Iginla-Jeff Carter score goals

Edmonton Oilers…make playoffs for 1st time in 8-years.

Carolina..G-Eddie Lack-out of action-strained neck

Las Vegas Knights…NHL announces it will make “Expansion List of Names” available to the public on June 18th leading into draft.

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……………(General)…………

PGA-Shell Open-Houston…Dustin Johnson-top ranked golfer in world will take weekend off and not play leading into Masters…Jordan Spieth-Henrick Stenson-Adam Scott headline the field.

FIFA…Soccer governing body suspends Argentine star Lionel Messi-4 games in World Cup qualifying for abuse of officials in game last week.

Soccer City….San Diego group reaches 100,000-signatures in 2-weeks for initiative to present to City Council for purchase of Qualcomm Stadium land for MLS-Aztecs Stadium-River Park and other projects.

NASCAR…heads into Virginia for Martinsville 500.

Brian Oldfield..free spirited Olympic shot putter dies at age (75).

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