Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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MLB-Union….Lockout after Union made new series of proposals on Sunday-Monday…Sides met for 7-minutes on Wednesday-ended talks..Owners voted unanimously to proceed wtth lockout late Wednesday night….It freeze any singings or trades…Both side can reopen negotiations during lockout.  Union made new proposals-owners rejected outright:
..Free Agency after 5-years..not 6-season
..Arbitration after 2-years..not in 4th year
..12-team playoff..not 14 teams proposed by owners
..Luxury Tax threshold raised to 240M from 218M
..50-50 share on TV revenue from expanded playoffs
..Sell Advertising banner on uniforms
..Realign into 2-divisions…8 in one..7 in other
..DH in NL
..28-man roster not 26
..Eliminate draft pick compensation

MLB…Teams spend 1.6B-in guaranteed contracts in 4-day span in free agency
..Texas spends (561M) on 3-players
..Mets spend (254M) on 4-players
..Tampa Bay (182M) on 1-contract extension

Lamarr Hoyt..Former White Sox-Padres ace passes away from Cancer in South Carolina..(66Y)…was (98-68) in career…won Cy Young award in 1983-after 24-win season…End of career marred by 3-drug arrests…Crossed border with 500-Pain Pills-arrested at San Ysidro…Arrested in South Carolina on dealing cocaine-marijuana…Lived in halfway house…Spent 1-year in prison for probation violation.
(Roster Moves)

Padres…Lose FA-P-Mark Melancon…signs (2Y-14M) with Arizona Diamondbacks after 39-sves season in San Diego
Padres..Sign FA-P-Robert Suarez..spent last 6-years pitching in Japan..(17-17) 2.59-ERA in career
Padres..Sign FA-P-Luis Garcia-ex St Louis Cardinals
Padres..Sign FA-P-Nick Martinez (31Y)..Career (17-30) Texas Rangers…(26-26) Softbank Hawks-Japan..2.93-ERA last 4-years

Dodgers…Reach agreement to re-sign IF-OF-Chris Taylor..had been seeking (4Y-60M) contract…had rejected (18.4M) qualifying offer from LA to test free agent market….hit 20HRs last season…Played 6-positions

Dodgers-Yankees-Braves..All offer 1B-Freddie Freeman (6Y-180M) deal…did not sign before lockout
Rockies..Open contract talks with FA-3B-Kris Bryant-ex Giants-Cubs..
Rockies..Offer contract to FA-OF-Mike Conforto-ex Mets
Seattle..Offer contract to FA-SS-Trevor Story-ex Rockies
Toronto..Offer contract to FA-P-Yusei Kukuchi-ex Mariners

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Marcus Stroman-ex Mets (3Y-71M)
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Corey Knebel-ex Dodgers-Brewers
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-James Paxton-ex Yankees-Mariners..has been out 2-years-arm issues
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Rich Hill..ex Dodgers-Tampa-Twins-Mets..(74-52) career record
Red Sox..Sign FA-2B-Rob Refsnyder-ex Twins..Chris Stewart-OF-ex Tigers
Twins..Sign FA-P-Dylan Bundy-ex Angels-Orioles
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Cesar Hernandez-ex Indians-Phillies

Washington..Sign FA-2B-Rich Urena-ex Blue Jays
Orioles..Sign FA-2B-Rougned Odor-ex Yankees-Texas
Philllies..Sign FA-3B-Jon Camargo-ex Braves
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Rex Brothers-ex Rockies-Cubs
Rockies..Sign FA-P-JD Hammer-ex Phillies
Giants..Sign FA-P-Trevor Hildenberger-ex Mets
Royals.-Sign FA-P-Taylor Clarke-ex Mets
Royals..Sign FA-OF- JaCoby Jones-ex Tigers..
Angels..Re-sign P-Raisel Iglesias (4Y-56M)

Toronto..Release 2B-Brey Valera
Miami..DFA-OF-Lew Brinson

Mets..Non-tender P-Robert Gsellman
Tigers..Non-tender P-Matt Boyd
Brewers..Non-tender 1B-Dave Vogelbach
Braves..Non-tender P-Richard Rodriguez
Red Sox..Non-tender OF-Tim Locastro
Pirates..Non-tender P-Chad Kuhl

Cowboys-Saints…Thursday Night Football…Dallas without head coach Mike McCarthy and 3-assistants and 3-strength coaches all in isolation with Covid test….Taysom Hill may start at QB for Saints…Cowboys game time decision on WR-Amari Cooper been on Covid list

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin says his team must ‘Dig Deep Down-Within’ to end losing streak

NFL..Confirms uptick in positive Covid tests…26-Setpember..24-October…79-November
NFL..Thanksgiving TV ratings up…highest rating in 23-years…(29.7M) average for 3-games…Cowboys-Raiders had (38.3M) viewers on Thursday
(Roster Moves)
Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Adrian Peterson-ex Vikings star
Browns..Release RB-Brian Hill
Giants..Sign FA-RB-Jake Fromm-ex Bills
Chargers..Workout FA-RB-Ito Smith-ex-Atlanta

Chargers..CB-Asante Samuel-begins 3rd week in concussion protocol
Chargers..CB-Alohi Gilman-out quad injury
Chargers…OT-Bryan Bulaga-in middle of rehab from hip injury-may not return this season
Chargers..NT-Linval Joseph will out rehabbing shoulder injury

Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray..WR-DeAndre Hopkins return to practice
Arizona..RB-Johnathon Ward placed on Covid-list
Packers..CB-DeVondre Campbell goes on Covid list
Patriots..Put S-Kyle Duggar on Covid list
Houston..WR-Danny Amendola-knee scope surgery
Chiefs..Activate OT-Kyle Long to active roster
Miami..Activate WR-DeVante Parker from IR
Vikings..Activate DT-Michael Pierece from IR
Giants..QB-Daniel Jones misses practice with strained neck
Giants..Activate S-Logan Ryan from IR
Jets..WR-Keelan Cole placed on Covid list
49ers..IR-WR-Devin Funchess
Bucs..IR-LB_Monty Rice

Houston..Close facility and send players home after 4-players become ill with a flu-virus…no positive Covid tests
…(College Football)…

Bowl Projections..
LA Jimmy Kimmel Bowl..San Diego State-Oregon State
Holiday Bowl..UCLA-Clemson
Rose Bowl..Oregon-Ohio State

Akron..Will hire Joe Moorhead-Off Coord-Oregon
Louisiana Tech..Hires Sonny Combie-Off Coord TCU

Fresno State..Bulldogs QB-Jake Haener will transfer to Washington with coach Kale deBoer

USC..New coach Lincoln Riley tells players…”Change on the Horizon-Change is Good”

Notre Dame..AD-Jack Swarbrick says Coach Brian Kelly never told him of offer at LSU

Central Florida..Mourn death of former RB-OJ Anderson..shot in chest by father in domestic abuse incident over a dog bite.

Aztecs…Prepare for Saturday game at Michigan..Coach Brian Dutcher comments:
..Joined Michigan in 1989..UM head coach Bill Frieder long relationship with his father Jim
..Lived 10Y in Ann Arbor..23Y-in San Diego
..Coaching can be like Military Life..moved around alot..I was fortunate-did not
..1st thoughts on seeing the Fab 5…the long pants jerseys I ordered for the players
..Crysler Arena will be history of faces in my life..will be a special feeling
..Fractured career after Michigan firings..Coach Fisher brought me here
..NCAA scandal was more personal for Steve Fisher he was fired
..Michigan thought it did what it had to do-clean house after Fab 5 scandal
..Steve Fisher’s legacy is what he did there and here..his name on our court
..Chris Webber-Robert Traylor never apologized for taking 688,000 in booster funds
..It was a small moment in their life..they’ve grown to become role models if life since then

..Playing at Michigan-like our win in Kansas..ultimate challenge-no one thought we’d do it
..Quality win at Michigan could put us in NCAA tourney as a Quad 1-win
..Hunter Dickinson (7’1-C) is like Gonzaga’s Drew Timme-2 best post players in nationj

..We continue our extensiive Vaxx testing for all players plus Contact Testing with new outbreaks

USD-Fresno State…Toreros trailed Bulldgos (48-37) in second half…Wednesday game…Toreros (4-4)

Clippers-Sacramento…Kings led (61-50)…at halftime at Press Time…Wednesday game

Lakers…Off night after (117-92) win at Sacramento..Lakers had (40-15) burst in 3d quarter
Lakers..G-LeBron James expected to be out 10-days with positive Covid test
Lakers..G-Avery Bradley-sprained thumb

Denver..G-Austin Rivers-placed on Covid list
Suns..G-Devin Booker-out with hamstring injury
Indiana..G-Justin Holiday-placed on Covid list
Miami..C-Bam Adabayo-surgery-fractured thumb..out 6W
Portland..G-Damian Lillard-rib injury
Bulls..F-Colby White goes on Covid list

NBA..Meeting with lawyers to clarify how interview 70-former Suns employers who have Non-Disclosure agreements with owner Robert Sarver.

NBA..Strips Miami-Chicago of 2nd round draft picks for tampering violations in deals for Kyle Lowrie and Lonzo Ball in off season

Ducks-Las Vegas…..Troy Terry-Trevor Zegras early goals…Ducks led (3-1) late 2nd period at Press Time…Anaheim (12-8-3)
Ducks..Callup F-Buddy Robinson from AHL-San Diego Gulls on Wednesday…Play Thursday against Calgary
Kings..F-Brendan Lemieux fined 38,000 in game checks-biting incident in fight
Kings..Sign FA-D-Chris Wolanin-ex Sabres

American Hockey League…Covid outbreak teams on East Coast…Cancel 10-games thru weekend because of positive tests in Rochester-Hershey-Hartford-Springfield-Providence

Detroit…Put F-Tyler Bertuzzi on Covid list…he is only NHL player unvaccinated

Evander Kane…Controversial F-reports to AHL-San Jose Barracuda while team tries to trade him..just came off 21-game suspension for using forged Covid card. Rod Brind’Amour fined 35,000 for abuse of officials
NY Islanders..NHL lifts embargo on practice and playing after Covid issues
Seattle..G-Chris Driedger-placed on injured list

Tennis…WTA cancels Hong Kong Open and 4-other toureys for Chinese government lack of transparency in investigating rape charge made by player Peng Shuai involving a Government official.

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Southampton-Tie-Leicester City..Southies tie on penalty shot
..Brighton-Tie-West Ham..Brighton ties game in 89′
..Chelsea-W-Watford..Marcus Mount game winning goal
..Wolverhampton-Tie-Burnley…0-0 game
..Manchester City-W-Aston Villa..Bernardo Silva scores 43′..City (10-2-2)
..Liverpool-W-Everton..Mo Salah 2-goals..Liverpool (9-1-4)

EPL..Top Thursday game
..Manchester United-vs-Arsenal…Man U (5-5-3)

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