Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 6th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


San Diego Gulls…6th AHL game in a row canceled-Covid outbreak-AHL Source:
..Confirmed 20-Gulls players and staff test positive since December 23rd
..Gulls facility locked down for 5-days in a row this past week
..Gulls invoked daily testing on December 24th
..AHL will reschedule games during All Star week that was canceled
..AHL extends season 1-full week to get all games in
..AHL tells Gulls they will play full 68-game schedule
..Gulls hesitant to bring in free agents-fear of another outbreak
..Full team expected back at practice on Friday
..Gulls had not had a positive outbreak for nearly year and a half
..Gulls roster is like a ‘moving target’
..Take inventory every morning to see who is on your team

Ducks-vs-Detroit…Thursday game…Ducks (18-11-7)
Kings-vs-Nashville…Kings (16-12-5)

Edmonton..Put Connor McDavis..Tyson Barrie..Derek Ryan on Covid list
Florida..G-Spencer Knight on Covid list
Montreal..Put 7-players on Covid list
Flyers..6-on Covid list
Vancouver..F-Elias Pettersson placed on Covid list

NHL..Files suit against 5-insurance companies for refusing to pay 1B-in damages incurred by Covid shutdown….Insurance companies say facilities were not damaged…and that any health issues have only a 1M payout clause.

Blackhawks-Penguins..TRADE..Pens deal C-Sam Lafferty for F-Alex Nylander.


Aztecs…Mountain West Conference cancels SDSU-Nevada game on Saturday because of outbreak in Wolfpack prgoram….

Aztecs-Colorado State…Mountain West schedules (11-0) Rams to play San Diego State on Saturday in place of Nevada.

MWC…6-of-12 teams now in shutdown mode because of Covid issues



Clippers-at-Phoenix..Thursday game…LA (19-19) on year

Lakers…off Thursday..face Atlanta on Friday….Lakers (20-19)

Suns..Release F-Chandler Hutchinson
Washington..Sign FA-F-Greg Montroe
Houston..Suspended G-Kevin Porter apologizes for lockerroom outburst

Malik Rose..former player named Head of Operations of NBA-G League

Utah..G-Joe Ingalls on Covid list
Utah..C-Hassan Whiteside-Covid list
Portland..F-Larry Nance on Covid list
Bucks..Coach Mike Budenholzer on Covid list

Washington..Activate Aaron Holiday-Spencer Dinwiddie from Covid list
Knicks..Activate C-Nolens Noel-from Covid list
Knicks..G-Kemba Walker out of lineup with knee issues
Denver..F-Vlat Cancar-fractured foot

Chargers…OC-Corey Linsley-held out of practice on Wednesday-back issues..LB-Dru Tranquill-limited in workout

Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley Press Conference comments:
..Raiders are resiliant team
..Raiders front seven plays hard..control line of scrimmage
..QB-Derek Carr is a model of consistency

(NFL Notes)

Tampa Bay….WR-Antonio Brown lashes back at Coach Bruce Arians….says he told Arians he could not play any longer on Sunday because of pain in ankle..Arians told him he was done-gave him ‘throat slash sign’….Brown says he had MRI on Monday..has a bone chip in akle and torn ligament and will have surgery…says Bucs gave him a pain killing shot before game…says he did not quit on Bucs…and he is insulted Bucs made this out to be a ‘mental health issue when it was a pain issue’.

NFL..confirms it is exploring possible use of ATT-Stadium in Dallas for Super Bowl if Los Angeles puts crowd restrictions on use of So Fi Stadium for February game because of exploding Covid issues

Jaguars..Interview former Colts-Lions head coach Jim Caldwell for vacant head coaching job.Interviewed Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles on Monday…Have interviewed e Eagles coach Doug Pederson

Tampa Bay…Talk to NFL league office about putting WR-Antonio Brown on suspended list for conduct detrimental to team-rather than put him on waivers.

Green Bay..QB-Aaron Rodgers criticizes NFL writer Hub Arkush…’he’s a bum’ for Arkush saying he would not vote for Rodgers as MVP because of his lies about vaccination.

NFL..Decides to drop the Wonderlic Intelligence test at combines

Eagles..QB-Jalen Hurts writes letter to Washington owner Daniel Snyder for failure of security guards at Fed Ex Field to come to aid of 7-injured fans who fell thru a railing at end of the game.

Denver…Longtime Broncos defensive coordinator Greg Robinson passes away (70Y)…Worked for Mike Shanhan.
Dallas..Longtime OT-Ralph Neely passes away (79Y)…played 13-years…won 2-Super Bowl Rings


Broncos..QB-Teddy Bridgewater-placed on IR-concussion

Bengals..QB-Joe Burrow to sit out final game of season
Bengals..RB-Joe Mixon..DE-Trey Hendrickso placed on Covid list
Cowboys..LB-Micah Parsons on Covid list
Jets..OT-Greg Fant on Covid list
Washington..CB-William Jackson on Covid list
Steelers..CB-Joe Haden on Covid list
Seattle..DT-Al Woods on Covid list


Carolina..Activate LB-Hassan Reddick from Covid list
Vikings..Activate QB-Kirk Cousins from Covid list
Jets..Activate DT-Quinnen Williams..RB-Tevin Coleman..TE-Ty Croft from list
Steelers..Activate LB-Joe Schobert-LB-Devin Bush from list
(Roster Moves)

Titans..Release WR-Golden Tate
Giants..Release OT-Isaiah Wilson-former 1st round pick

49ers..Sign FA-CB-Darqueez Dennard-ex Bengals
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Breshaud Breeland-ex Vikings
49eers..Sign FA-RB-Brian Hill-ex Falcons
(College Football)

UCLA..WR-Kyle Phillips files for NFL draft (59R) last year

Notre Dame…DE-Ross Browner passes away Diabetes-CTE…starred for Irish and then NFL career with Bengals….4-brotehrs played in NFL…Son Max Starks played with Steelers.

Angels..Offer coaching job to former OF-Adam Eaton.

Greg Polanco..ex-Pirates slugger signs with Yomiuri Giants-Japan.

Mets..Buck Showalter hires Joey Cora as 3rd base coach..has 6-other slots to still fill.

MLB..Report that Commissioners office is preparing proposals to Union:
..A floor to spending with penalties for clubs that don’t spend to floor
..Increased pay scales for 3rd-4th year players in place of arbitration
..Free Agency after 5th year in majors
..Increase in Luxury Tax Threshold from 201M on increased scale to 245M


Indy Car…Kevin Kalkhoven passes away (77Y)…Indy car owner when Tony Kanaan won Indy 500….Key owner who brokered end of Cvil war between CART and Indy Racing League.

Soccer…Dallas FC sells contract of American teenage star Ricardo Pepi to Augsburg in German League

Soccer…Megan Rapinoe-criticizes USSF for expressing interested in bringing back disgraced former President Carlos Cordeiro who spoke out against USA women’s lawsuit to get equal pay as USA men…quoted as saying ‘Less Talent-Less Pay’

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