Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on February 10th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Super Press Conference-Roger Goodell…Spent 45-minutes with media:
..NFL not done enough on minority hirings
..Seeking outside consultant to give us ideas how to improve hiring
..We will re-evaluate the Rooney Rule again
..I have no solutions to the issue
..I am greatly disturbed by tanking allegations
..Owners have mechanism to force owners to sell franchises
..NFL will conduct another investigation into additional Daniel Snyder issues
..NFL will play an international game in Germany and Mexico City next yer

LA Times…Survey of fans in Los Angeles
..26%-Rams are favorite team
..  5%-Chargers are favorite team
..   5% 49ers-Cowboys-Raiders
..   4%-Packers
…   3%-Steelers.

NY Times..Interviewed 30-female employees about working in the NFL:
..Deep corporate culture exists in league office
..Demoralizing to be a woman and work in NFL office

Super Bowl…Heat wave Sunday afternoon…Game time temp (87) degrees

Super Bowl Tickets…Cheapest price on Wednesday (5,300)…Highest (9,496)

Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth..RB-Cam Akers..WR-Van Jefferson expected to practice on Thursday

Bengals..TE-CJ Uzomah out of practice on Thursday-sprained knee

Washington…DT-Jonathon Allen apologizes for saying on twitter he’d like to have dinner with Adolph Hitler….called him a military genius….wanted to know why Hitler…’he did what he did’…..Deleted tweet
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(Coaching)

Carolina..Hire Paul Pasqualoni-DL cosach…ex-U-Florida
Carolina..Hire Steve Wilks-dB coach…ex-Missouri assistant
Bears..Hire Tim Zetts-Off consultant-ex-Packers
Bears..Hire Omar Young-RB coach-ex Eastern Illinois assistant
Broncos..Hire Peter Hanson–Def Coord..ex-UNLV assistant
Broncos..Hire Mike Mallory-Spec Teams coach-ex Jaguars
Broncos..Hie Ben Steele-TE coach..ex-Vikings
Colts..Hire Heath Farwell-Spec Teams-ex Bills
Colts..Hire Jim Bob Cooters-Passing Game Coord-ex Jets
Colts..Hire Rory Segrist-LB coach-ex SW Louisiana
Colts..Interview Gerald Alexander-Def Consultant-ex Miami
Jaguars..Interview-Philip Daniels-ex Eagles DL coach
Jaguars-..Interview Brenston Buckner-ex Arizona
Vikings..interview Ed Donatell-Def Coord..has been offered Seattle DC job
Saints..Interview Doug Marrone-OL coach-ex Alabama
Saints..Interview Johnny Morton-Off consultant-ex Jeets
Steelers..Fire Ike Hilliard-WR coach
Steelers..interview Morocco Brown for GM job-with Colts
Chargers..Hire Tom Arth-Passing Game Coord…was (3-24) at Akron
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…(Basketball)…

NBA-Trade Deadline-Thursday 1pm

Lakers…Attempting to make a last minute trade to change chemistry
Lakers..LeBron James..’We are not at the Milwaukee Bucks level”
Lakers..G-Russ Westbrook-benched 4-straight games..”I’ve earned right to play”

Lakers-L-Portland (107-105)…Anfernee Simons hits 3-baskets-2 free throws in final 5-minutes to rally Blazers to win…Portland was shorthanded after making 2-major trades-yet still won….Simons (29P) in win…LeBron James (30P) in loss..Anthony Davis (17P)……Wednesday game….Lakers (26-30) on season

Clippers-at-Dallas…Thursday game

Brooklyn…Guard James Harden has asked for a trade to 76ers

Utah-Portland-San Antonio…TRADE…3-way deal
..Jazz acquire G-Nick Walker..F-Juan Hernangomez
..Blazers acquire G-Joe Indalls..F-Eli Hughes.. #2 pick
..Spurs..acquire G-Tomas Santoransky..#2 pic

Miami-Oklahoma City..TRADE..Heat ship F-KJ Okpala to OKC for #2 pick

Sacramento..Looking to make another deal ..shopping F-Harrison Barnes
Utah-Houston..Discuss Jazz interest in G-Eric Gordon
Indiana…shopping G-Buddy Hield-just acquired from Kings
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(College Basketball)

Aztecs-San Jose State….State scored 28P in poor first half…pulled away in 2nd half….led (53-40) at Press Time midway thru 2nd half.SDSU (13-6)…Wednesday game

USD-at-St Mary’s…Thursday game…Toreros (13-11)…Gaels (19-5)

U-Texas fined 25,000 for allowing fans to storm floor after upset win Kansas.
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…(Baseball)…

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred to address Media on Thursday after conclusion of Owners meetings

Union..Report Tony Clark and Lawyer would fly to Orlando on Friday to reopen talks.

MLB..Votes to open Clubhouses to Media with vaccines-shots for 2022 season.

Angels..Day 2-of Eric Kay drug trial involving death of P-Tyler Skaggs
..Testimony Kay bought opioids from Umpires Room at Angels Stadium
..Kay approached players to buy their unused Oxycodone
..Kay was drug addict who relapsed doing drugs with Skaggs
..P-Matt Harvey linked giving Percocet to Skaggs
..Team travel secretary Tom Taylor testified
..Team Director of Security Chuck Knight testified
..Tylker Skaggs mother testified-son had Percocet problem 2013
..Kicked habit cold turkey
..Had elbow surgery in 2014-doctors refused to give him oxycodone for pain
..Police found body in room with drugs on table-bed-floor
..Body was face down in pool of blood.

Jim Riggleman…Longtime manager hired to manage Pioneer League-Billings franchise…(726-904) record with 5-teams including Padres-Cubs-Reds.

Angels…Longtime broadcaster Jose Mota leaves TV booth…will go to work for LA Dodgers TV crew.

Jeremy Giambi…Former A’s-Phillies OF-passes away at family home in Southern California (47Y)…Was one of first players to admit doing steroids
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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Sign FA-Yolmer Sanchez-OF-ex Braves
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Jack Lopez-ex Red Sox
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…(Hockey)…

Montreal..Fire Coach Dom Ducharme…Team (8-30-7)…worst record in NHL…Hire legendary player Martin St Louis to coach rest of season.

Blues..3Y-contract extension to coach Craig Berube.

Boston..Brad Marchand facing suspension  for high sticking-punching Penguins G-Tristan Jarry.

Boston..G-Tuuka Rask leaves team-retires..hip problems.
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…(General)….

Olympics…
..USA-Nathan Chen gets Gold in figure skating…scores (332.6) in Long Form… as final competitor with quadruple jumps….beating Japanese star Yuma Kaguyama who had (310) score skating just before Chen….
..Half pipe-Shaun White qualifies for finals
..Lindsey Jacobellos wins Gold in snowboard-first medal for USA
..Chloe Kim claims Gold in women’s halfpipe
..IOC may expel Russian Team Skating-strip of gold for drug violations..Gold may be given to Team USA
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English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester City-W-Brentford..Ri Mahrez goal for City
..Hot Spur-L-Southampton..Southampton scores 2-goals in 3-minutes in upset
..Norwich City-Tie-Crystal Palace..Will Zaha game tying goal for Palace
..Leeds-Tie-Aston Villa..Daniel James 2-goals for Leeds in suprirse tie

..Liverpool-vs-Leicester-Thursday game
..Arsenal-vs-Wolverhampton-Thursday game
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