Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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…(Baseball)…

Padres-Dodgers…San Diego on brink of sweep over the Dodgers….At Press Time…Padres led (5-3) in 8th inning at Press Time….Friars win would give them (45-32)…LA (44-30)…Padres (6-3)-vs-LA

..Jake Cronenworth-Manny Machado solo HRs-back-to-back in 1st inning
..Victor Caratini solo HR in 7th…Sacrifice fly in 8th
..Trent Grisham draws bases loaded walk in 8th
..Fernando Tatis throwing error
..Jurickson Profar picked off 2nd base
..Joe Musgrove 6-strong innings
..Trevor Bauer has given up 17-home runs this year.
..LA fought back from (2-0) and (3-2) deficits

Padres..Off day on Thursday..Host Arizona on Friday.
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Dodgers-vs-Cubs…Thursday matchup..Walker Beuhler-vs-Zach Davies

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts says MLB must mandate rule changes to the ‘Shift’….Limit movement of players…Limit position of players
..Ban players shifting to become Mid-Outfielders
..Mandate players must play on edge of outfield-infield grass
..Team must have 2-players each on each side of 2nd base.

Dodgers…Activate OF-Cody Bellinger from DL.
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Angels-L-Giants (9-3) 13innings…Giants score 7R in 13th..Mike Tauchman 3RHR for SF…Mike Yastremzki HR…Shohei Ohtani (6inn-1R-9K)…….Halos (36-38)

Angels..Off day Thursday…open series in Tampa Bay-Friday
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(Scoreboard)

White Sox-W-Pirates..Yasmani Grandal 2R-double

Washington-W-Phillies..Nats win 13R-outburst..Josh Bell Grand Slam HR…Kyle Schwarber 3RHR….Andrew McCutchen Grand Slam HR..Travis Jankowski 3RHR..in loss for Phillies

Cardinals-L-Tigers..Jon Schoop Hr..2R-double

Brewers-W-Diamondbacks..Arizona lost 19-of-20..

Rockies-W-Seattle..Trevor Story 2HRs in win

Astros-W-Orioles.Houston (13-0) win…Astros 4-HRs.

Yankees-W-Royals..Rougned Odor 2RHR

Mets-W-Braves..Francisco Lindor 2RHR

Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Mike Zunino 2RHR..Austin Meadows 2RHR

A’s-L-Texas..Rangers hit 3HRs

Marlins-L-Blue Jays..Bo Bichette RBI single

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(MLB Notes)

Nationals-Phillies…Feud-Manager Joe Girardi demands P-Max Scherzer be examined a 3rd time for illegal substances…Girardi gets ejected for coming out of dugout to yell at Scherzer…Washington GM-Mike Rizzo calls Girardi a ‘con artist’.

MLB…Mets slugger Peter Alonso will take part in Home Run Derby at All Star Game.

Rockies..Assistant GM-Zach Wilson resigns…3rd member of front office to leave in a month.
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(Injuries)

Mets..MRI-P-Marcus Stroman-hip-no damage
Arizona..OF-Ketel Marte-hamstring issue
Rockies..Activate SS-Chris Owings from DL
Mets..Activate OF-Mike Conforto from DL
Houston..Activate OF-Kyle Tucker from DL
Indians..P-Adam Civale-out 5W-sprained finger
Brewers..DL-1B-Dan Vogelbach-hamstring

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(Roster Moves)

Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Jake Elmore-ex Pirates
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Mallex Smith-ex Braves-Tampa-Padres
Twins..Sign FA-P-Nick Vincent-ex Rangers

Reds..Release OF-Dwight Smith
Texas..Release P-Nick Vincent
A’s..Release P-Tanner Anderson
Arizona..DFA-P-Stefan Chricton

Mets…Callup P-Tylor Megill.
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…(Basketball)…

(Scoreboard)
Atlanta-W-Milwaukee (116-113)…Trae Young (48P) in upset win…Giannis Antetokounmp (34P)..Jrue Holiday (33P) in Bucks home court loss….Game 1-Eastern Conference finals.

(Schedule)

Suns-at-Clippers…Thursday game..Phoenix leads series (2-0)…Third straight series Clippers have trailed (2-0).
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(NBA Notes)

Boston…Globe reports Celtics hiring Ime Udoka as head coach…assistant with Brooklyn Nets.

Lakers..Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit out of court against Helicopter Company and Pilot in the Kobe Bryant crash.

Dallas..interviewing Michael Finely to become Director Basketball Operations-GM of team replacing Donn Nelson.

Lakers..G-Alex Caruso arrested marijuana charge in Texas.

Minnesota-Philadelphia…Discuss possible trade G-D’Angelo Russell-for-Ben Simmons.
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…(Football)…..

NFL..Announces players may take a Covid Opt-Out for 2021..must inform team-league by July 2nd…Will not be allowed to opt-back in…Players at high risk-who opt out-will be paid (350,000) stipend…All other players will forfeit¬†salary.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr-says ‘time NFL players to embrace Carl Nassib for courage to announce he is gay’

Washington…Felony Domestic Abuse charges dropped against ex-Redskins RB-Derrius Grice-for 3-incidents with former girlfriends…he is currently unsigned.

Green Bay…Opens contract talks with FA-WR-Davante Adams..has 1Y left on contract.

Patriots..Shopping RB-Sonny Michel and WR-N’Keal Harry for possible trades..both former high draft picks.
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(College Football)

Holiday Bowl…Signs 5Y-deal to move Bowl game to Petco Park beginning in December.
..5Year contract bypassing thoughts to move to new Azecs Stadium
..Cost of restructuring of Park will be 2M
..Padres will pay upfront money-Bowl game will replay it
..Football Field will run from Padrxes dugout to left centerfield
..Padres will replace some seats near dugout to creat field space
..Padres will remove part of left field wall for football
..Padres say it will take 2-months to complete renovation
..Field seats will be installed in rightfield
..Holiday Bowl hopes entire seating will be close to 50,000
..Game will match Pac 12-vs-ACC team.
…..Padres hope to create 50,

Pac 12-Conference…Outgoing Commissioner Larry Scott says he thinks College Football Playoff Committee should guarantee ‘Conference Champions’ a slot in 12 team playoff regardless of where they are ranked.
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…(Hockey)…

(Scoreboard)
Tampa Bay-L-NY Islanders (3-2) OT….Lightning lose hi scoring Nikita Kucherov with shoulder injury on heavy hit…lose (2-0) lead…Islanders score 3-goals in a row to win…to force 7th game back in Tampa…….Series (3-3)

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(Schedule)

Montreal-Las Vegas…Game 6-at Bell Centre-Montreal..Canadiens lead series (3-2)…Black Knights forwards scored only 4-goals in 5-games.
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(NHL Notes)

Vancouver..Canucks hire Trent Cull-Utica Comets-to be head coach of AHL team in Abbortsford, BC.

Columbus..Blue Jackets put D-Seth Jones on trade block-has 1-year left on contract.

Blues..D-Carl Gunnazrsson-retires after 12Y career.

Chicago..Former staff member of Blackhawks says it was ‘open secret’ that Video Coach had sexually assaulted two Blackhawk rookie players years ago…Team-did nothing to Video Coach…2-lawsuits now filed against team for GMs-Stan Bowman refusal to act…Sheldon Kennedy-longtime¬†NHL player-who was sexually assaulted in junior hockey-calls Blackhawks-NHL “cowards” for refusing to intervene.

Buffalo..Legendary goal scorer Rene Robert passes away (72Y) after having heart attack over weekend…Had 552P-222G-in 524-games with Sabres French Connection line with Gilbert Perrault-Rick Martin.
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…(General)…

Golf…1st round Travelers Championships-Connecticut

NASCAR…Jeff Gordon named Vice Chairman-Hendrick Motorsports-working with owner Rick Hendrick…Will leave Fox Sports broadcasts end of season…won 93-races with 4-points titles racing for Hendrick.
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