Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 20th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Aztecs…SDSU picks up a 5th-Division 1-transfer…DE-Deven Lamp-edge rusher from Tulsa (6’3-230)…Joins Hawaii-DE-Justus Tavai..Washington LB-Cooper McDonald and Washington TE-Mark Redman-all will be in spring ball

Aztecs..Confirm 1-more transfer is in the pipeline and the University is dealing with paperwork…Speculation is player is Virginia Tech-QB-Braxton Burmeister.

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke-Press Conference:
..I hate the NCAA Transfer Portal..it has become the Wild West
..I want NCAA to control this better-set up a specific calendar for transfers
..I think NIL payments to players further separate haves-have nots
..QB-Lucas Johnson came to me in November to say he was transferring
..I expect to use the Transfer Portal again..maybe a QB or a CB
..I think the two most important positions on my roster are QB-DL
..QBs in portal-you must be honest with them
..Players in portal..Not waiting around..Want guys who want be here
..Players coming in have to understand us-what we are arbout
..DE-Justus Tavai..bigger version of his brother Jonah
..DE-Deven Lamp is a strong edge rusher
..Aztecs in transfer portal cannot return to program
..Freshman QBs just recruited-are enrolled and begin conditioning program
..We open spring ball-this is our team
..Feel good about the QBs on our roster
..Will Haskell-Jaylen Maden are competitive guys
..WR-Elijah Kode has decided to leave program
..DT-Keishawn Banks is returning for extra years eligibility

Texas..Hire Gary Patterson as Defensive consultant..ex TCU head coach

Michigan..Agrees to 490M-lawsuit settlement with nearly 1100-students-athletes sexually abuse by former Head of Health Services-Robert Andson who worked 33-years at Big 10-school before passing away

Ron Franklin…Longtime college football voice-ESPN passes away (79Y) in Texas..was fired for sexist comments to color analysts.

Arizona State..Lands DT-Niesta Silvera-transfer from Miami
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(NFL)

NFL..Fines Bruce Arians (50,000) for hitting 1-of his players in helmet after major penalty

NFL TV Ratings from weekend:
(41.5M) viewers-Cowboys Niners game
(30.4M) Tampa-Eagles
(28.9M)..Steelers-Chiefs
(27.7M)..Raiders-Bengals

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis met with Rich Bisaccia about head coach job
Raiders..Interview Champ Kelly-Bears for GM job-Thursday
Raiders..Friday interview with Dave Ziegler-Patriots-

Giants..2nd interview with Adam Peters-49ers for GM job

Miami..Interview Vance Joseph-Arizona for coaching job
Miami..Interview Dan Quinn-Dallas for head job

Houston..Get permission to interview Kevin O’Connell-Rams for head job

Vikings..Will interview Raheem Morris-Rams..Todd Bowles-Bucs

Pittsburgh..coach Mike Tomlin says Off Coord-Matt Canada will return..confirms Def Coord -Keith Butler considering retiring.

Seattle..gets permission to interview Bears assistant Sean Desai-Def Coord
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(Injuries)

Packers..Acrivate WR-Reggie Cobb-had been out core surgery
Pacters..OT-Dave Bakhtiari goes thru full practice
Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth-exam for knee-ankle injuries
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(Roster Moves)

Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Zach Kerr-ex Arizona
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…(Basketball)…

Aztecs…Return to full practice after shutdown-Coach Brian Dutcher comments:
..Had 7-players test positive in 2-day span
..I did not have Covid
..We did not have zoom meetings..spent 5-days in isolation
..Did nothing basketball wise
..We will have conditioning workouts=limited to 45-minutes with those who ill
..We must get our timeing back
..Not all of our players have been boosted yet
..Lessons learned-practice hard-get conditioning level up
..Will do short spurt hard work sessions
..We still have 4-games to be made up in Mountain West
..Our schedule could be back loaded..might have 4-of-final 5-on road
..Trust conference be careful not to overschedule us-damage teams
..Not sure of our new testing plans yet..most players now on other side
..We can still build our resume in conference with quality wins
..We are built to play multiple games in short schedule
..We start tough stretch 3-games-5 days..Boise finishing up 3-in-5
..Think we were the last team in conference to shutdown
..Alot good teams in conference ..Boise 10-wins in a row..CSU (12-1)..Wyoming (13-2)..Fresno done good job..and SDSU
..This has been hard..went (30-2)-tourney canceled…no fans last year…now fans must wear masks..Fans angry they have to…Fans angry those not wearing them.

USD-at-BYU…Thursday game..Toreros (10-7)…Cougars (15-4)

Lucy Harris…Legendary Hall of Fame player at Delta State..Olympian..passes away (66Y).

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-Indiana (111-104)….Another appalling loss by Lakers to (15-29) Pacers team…Indiana G-Caris LaVert erupts in 2nd half..finishes with (31P)…Pacers busted game open in 4th quarter with 14-2 run and 23-7 spell…….LA (22-23)…now head out on 6-game road trip…Wednesday game

Clippers-L-Denver (130-128) OT…..Aaron Gordon buries 3-pointer with (:02) left for win….Nikola Jokic 49-points in win…Ivita Zubak career best night (32P) in loss…….Clippers (22-24)…LA just beginning brutal 8-game road trip

Clippers..G-Paul George will be out 3-more weeks-rehabbing elbow injury

Knicks..Release F-Solomon Hill

Denver-Spurs-Boston..3-way TRADE..Nuggets get G-Bryn Forbes..Spurs get F-Juan Hernangomez and #2 pick..Boston get G-PJ Dozier-Bol Bol

Kings-Indiana..Talk G-DeAaron Fox for Domantas Sabonis
Kings-76ers..Continue talks Ben Simmons for DeAaron Fox-Buddy Hield and draft picks

Miami..G-Tyler Herro on Covid list
Lakers..F-Seko Doumbouye on Covid list
Detroit..G-Luke Garza on Covid list
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…(Baseball)…

MLB-Union…Players Association says it will make response to owners first offer on economic issues before end of the week….Only 1-negotiating session in last 50-days since lockdown early December

Padres..Hire Shane Robinson as coach at AA-Amarillo
Colorado..Hire Jordan Pachecho as hitting coach AAA-Albuquerque

Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Taylor Cole-ex Angels
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…(Hockey)..

Ducks-L-Colorado (2-0)..Nazem Kadri Goal-Assist….Backup goalie Pavel Francouz authors shutout…….Anaheim lost 4-in row…(19-16-7)

Kings-Colorado..Thursday game…LA (21-15-5)

Gulls-W-Stockton (3-1)…G-Frankie Marotte 28-saves in 2nd road win in 2-nights…Marotte had 38-saves on Tuesday night win in San Jose …..Wednesday game…Gulls in midst of playing 6-road games of next 7-on schedule…Will determine if they can become a playoff team or bury them in last place.

Kings..NHL fines Phillipe Danault 5,000 for flagrant trip penalty
Monteeal..NHL fines F-Jon Druoin 5,000 for cross check

Flyers..C-Kevin Hayes-surgery-abductor injury-out 4W
Arizona..F-Antoine Roussel-on covid list
Washington..Asst coach Scott Arniel-positive test
Boston..D-Mike Reilly on Covid list
Vancouver..F-Bo Horvat on list

Carolina..Signs FA-G-Devan Dubnyk-to AHL contract.
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…(General)…

PGA…American Express Classic-Palm Springs…1st round..Jon Rahm-Colin Morikawa head wide open field.

English Premier League-Scores
..Manchester United-W-Brentford..Marcus Rashford goal
..Hot Spur-W-Leicester City..Harry Kane scores for Tottenham

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