Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on April 6th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-L-Dodgers (3-1)..Yasiel Puig hits solo HR..P-Rich Hill (5inn-1R-2H)…Hunter Renfroe hits solo HR for San Diego…Padres pitchers strike out 12 in game..San Diego now (1-2) on season.

San Diego-LA…Close out series with 12:10pm game today..Jered Weaver-vs-Brandon McCarthy.

Padres..P-Christian Friedrich-on DL with lat muscle shoulder issue-now sent to specialist in Arizona for on going elbow pain.

Padres…Owner Ron Fowler state of franchise interview with my website:

..Franchise has invested 45-to-50M in renovations and upgrades over the last 5-years.
..Fowler expects final architects plans for renovation to host Holiday Bowl and host Aztecs within 45-days
..Says field will run from Padres dugout to left center field….Needs to seat 45,000-fans to make stadium viable…
..Challenge will be to incorporate temporary seating along outfield and make it appealing from design standpoint
..Holiday Bowl will be permanent fixture on schedule
..Aztecs will be temporary tenant for a couple of years.
..Padres will try to schedule International Soccer Friendly games here

Padres…Minor League teams open seasons tonite-Top players:

El Paso-Las Vegas..P-Zach Lee-Walker Lockett-Lilson Damet-Phil Maton…3B-Corey Spangenberg…OF-Jabari Blash.

San Antonio-Arkansasl..P-Brad Wieck-Mike Kelly..2Bk-Luis Urias-OF-Nick Torres

Lake Elsinore-Modesto..P-Anderson Espinoza-Calvin Quantrill-Eric Lauer-Joey Lucchessi..SS-Javy Guerra..1B-Josh Naylor..OF-Mike Gettys

Ft Wayne-Bowling Green..P-Logan Allen-Hansel Rodriguqez..2B-Hudson Potts..SS-Fernando Tatis..OF-Jorge Ona

Dodgers..Release P-Chris Anderson-former #1 pick-2013.

Angels-W-Athletics (5-0)..Kole Calhoun (3H)..Danny Espinosa 2R-single.

Oakland-Halos…Close out series afternoon game..Tyler Skaggs-vs-Andrew Triggs


Giants-L-Arizona..AJ Pollock single-double-double in Dbacks win.

Rockies-L-Milwaukee..Brewers hit 3-HRs off Colorado pitching.

Yankees-L-Tampa Bay..Derek Norris 2R-single for Rays.

Twins-W-Royals..Miguel Sano 3R-HR-Eduardo Escobar 3RBI

Cubs-Cardinals…Rained Out

Tigers-White Sox…Rained Out

Orioles-W-Blue Jays..Adam Jones 2R-HR..Chris Davis solo HR

Washington-W-Miami..Ryan Zimmerman HR..Bryce Harper 2H-2RBI

Red Sox-W-Pirates..Sandy Leon 3R-HR in 12th inning

Reds-W-Phillies..Brandon Finnegan retires 19-batters in row-9K

Mets-L-Braves..Matt Kemp 3-doubles..Bartolo Colon (6inn-2H) in win

Indians-W-Texas..Francisco Lindor Grand Slam HR..Tribe (3-0) start.

Houston-W-Seattle..George Springer 3R-HR in 13th..Mariners (0-3) start.

(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Mike Pelphrey
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Drew Stubbs-ex Reds
Giants..Sign FA-P-Ryan Webb-ex Tampa Bay
Brewers..Sign FA-SS-Nick Franklin-ex Tampa Bay
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Tyler Goebbel-ex Phillies
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Desmond Jennings-ex Rays
Rockies..Sign FA-C-Ryan Hanigan-ex Red Sox-Reds

Toronto..Release P-Gavin Floyd
Rockies…Release P-Jason Motte

A’s..Recall P-Jesse Hahn from AAA


A’s..DL-P-John Axford-strained shoulder
Seattle..P-Drew Smyley-Plasma Platelet injection elbow
Orioles..DL-OF-Daniel Alvarez-needs elbow surgery
Giants..OF-Dennard Span-out of llineup-hip issues
A’s..P-Sonny Gray throws 25P in bullpen session.


Miami..Group involving Derek Jeter-Jeb Bush want to buy Marlins team from owner Jeffrey Loria.

Pedro Guerrero….emerges from comatose state-two days after massive stroke and speaks to family…doctors were prepareed to declare him brain dead.



Concussion Lawsuit….40-widows of deceased NFL players appeal to Judge in NFL lawsuit to block lawyers attempts to double dip in concussion settlement…Wife of ex Browns lineman Gerry Sullivan says lawyers, who represented individual players, are asking for 25-to-40% of players money from settlement-on top of the slice of 112M-in legal fees the NFL has set aside for lawyers funds…Family of deceased Eagles RB-Kevin Turner says lawyer asked for 40% of the 5M fee Turner was supposed to get after dying from ALS.

CBS..Tony Romo to move into #1-color analyst slot replacing Phil Simms this fall on NFL telecasts.

Raiders..City of Oakland demanding payment of over 800,000 in parking lot fees owed by NFL team dating back over 4-years.

Raiders…Mark Davis says he offered 20% ownership sale of team to A’s owner Lewis Wulff to join him on Stadium plans at Oakland Coliseum sight..Wulff rejected offer saying 2-stadiums on sight would not work.

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones wants NFL to reduce sanctions against players for marijuana usage…Union says it wants NFL to address of medical marijuana for pain management only.

Miami..ex-Dolphin Louis Delmas arrested disorderly conduct..yelled at police arresting a friend on DUI charge-who had 31-citations in 9-years.

New England..Defense to rest this afternoon-final statements in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial.

Denver..Ex-Broncos RB-Montee Ball says alcoholism led to his demise in NFL after just 2-years..says he was turned off by pro football-‘money driven’ culture exists everywhere…Fomrer #2 pick says not interested in playing anymore.

(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Meet all day Tuesday with RB-Marshawn Lynch-will offer him contract to come out of retirement.

Seattle..GM-John Schnieder says club has had serious trade talks about dealing CB-Richard Sherman-because of 2-blowups with coaching staff.

Patriots..Re-sign FA-RB-Brandon Bolden-gives NEngland 6-running backs on roster..still unsigned RB-LeGarret Blount.

Saints..Say they will not sign FA-CB-Malcom Butler-want him to sign tender with Patriots-then will work out trade..would have to give up #1 pick if they signed him outright.

Rams..Sign FA-C-John Sullivan-ex Vikings.

Ravens..Visit with FA-C-Nick Mangold-ex Jets

Packers..Release DT-Ego Ferguson-ex Bears-failed physical.

Miami..Sign FA-QB-David Foles-ex Bears.

Saints..Release QB-Luke McCown.


LSU..RB-Leonard Fournette dazzling at Pro Day..Reduced weight (240-to-228)

Notre Dame..Coach Brian Kelly critical of agents tampering with QB-DeShone Kizer-says he should still be in a school for another year.



Lakers-W-San Antonio (102-95)..Tyler Ennis 19P..Lakers jump to 15-point lead in first half…Spurs comeback to tie..Lakers exploded to 13P lead in final quarter…LA (23-55)..Spurs (59-18)

Clippers-W-Dallas..(110-98)..Blake Griffin explodes for 32P.

Cleveland-W-Boston (114-91)..LeBron James (36P)..Cavs in lst place (51-27)…Celtics now (50-28).

Knicks..G-Derrick Rose undergoes surgery-torn meniscus-out 6W.
Cavs..C-Tristan Thompson out thru weekend-sprained thumb.


USC..Coach Andy Enfield gets extension thru 2023..led Trojans to (26-10) record and NCAA berth.

Georgetown…Patrick Ewing takes over as Hoyas coach-says John Thompson will be a consultant to program.

Akron..Hire John Groce-Illinois-as Zips head coach

UNC-Wilmington..Hires CB McGrath-ex North Carolina assistant.

Austin Peay..Hires Maztt Figger-assistant South Carolina.

Memphis..Coach Tubby Smith loses 2-top starters..F-Dedric Lawson (19P-12R) and G-KG Lawson (10P) both transferring out.

Duke..F-Chase Jeter says he is considering 8-teams on West Coast as he transfers..UCLA-USC-Oregon-Gonzaga headline group.



San Diego Gulls-L-Stockton (5-3)…Heat get 3-goals from Hunter Shinkaruk…Gulls loss coupled with San Jose win means Barracudas now 5-points ahead in Pacific Division.

Gulls..F-Ondrej Kase recalled by after D-Shea Theodore recalled.

Ducks..D-Cam Fowler-MRI-knee injury-hurt on knee-to-knee hit in Calgary game…Ducks now without HampusLindholm-Sammy Vatenen and Fowler on blue line.

Ducks-Blackhawks..Thursday matchup..Ducks in 1st place (101P)
Kings-Calgary…Tonight at Staples Center
Edmonton-San Jose..both teams with (97P)..fighting for 2nd place in Pacific.

NHL…Players Association outraged NHL refusal to allow players to participate in 2018 Olympics.

Penguins..D-Kris Letang gone 4-to-6 month-surgery-herniated disc in neck.
Calgary..G-Chad Johnson out with groin injury

Flyers..Longtime W-Ilka Sinisalo passed away at age (58) in jFinland-was on 1985-87 Flyers Cup teams.



Masters…1st round goes off today at Augusta…#1-ranked Dustin Johnson may not play…fellow on stairs in rented condo in Augusta around 3-30pm on Wednesday…signficant pain…given anti-inflammatories…was supposed to tee of in last group of afternoon.

Masters…Tourney could be wide open now with red-hot Jon Rham…3X-winner Justin Thomas..Jordan Spieth…Rory McIlroy….veteran Phil Mickelson head the field.

Masters..Practice round on Wednesday cancelled by violent weather andd heavy hail…flooded course.

Masters..Says it will continue to abide by USGA Rules…PGA players upset with fans involvement in EMailing rules violation that led to 4-stroke penalty on Lexi Thompson in LPGA event last weekend.

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