Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on March 3rd, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…

MLB-Union….Reaction negative over Rob Manfred decision to cancel the first week of the baseball season…No announcement as to whether negotiations will resume Thursday-Friday or Saturday

Social Media Outpouring:

Ross Stripling-Toronto..MLB made changes to Luxury Tax at last minute in last proposal..Put things in we have never seen before.

James McCann-Mets..They inserted all these rule changes at the last minute

Alex Wood-Giants..Players telling the truth on social media

Mike Trout-Angels..Bargain in good faith?  You locked us out.

Fernando Tatis-Padres…Instead of fair deal-Manfred cancelled games.
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(Roster Moves)

Mets..Sign FA-P-RJ Alvarez-ex Angels-Marlins-Milwaukee

Seiya Suzuki..Japanese free agent says he will wait to make his decision on free agent offers till lockout ends…Japanese camps are opening.
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…(Basketball)…

Aztecs-vs-Fresno State…Thursday final home game..SDSU has won 7-of-8 to move into 2nd slot for upcoming MWC tourney.  State (19-7)..Bulldogs (18-10)..Coach Brian Dutcher comments:

..Did not have conversations with Matt Bradley-Adam Seiko about returning
..Nathan Mensah has opportunity to return for extra year
..Our program has always had cornerstone veterans players on roster
..Hot streak-contributions from different   players each night
..Matt Bradley draws double teams-passes balls to open guys
..Teams tilt the floor to Bradley..he makes plays for his teammates
..Trey Pulliam played behind Malachi Flynn-KJ Fegain-learned alot
..He became a leader last year…credit him becoming a good player
..AG Aroup-given us everything he could because of injuries
..Not need to practice..amazing how valuable he is
..What he does does not show up in box score
..Not much difference between 1st place and 7th place team in MWC
..We have to play to win to get in NCAA tourney
..I don’t know what goes on in those NCAA rooms or how they view us

USD-Pepperdine…1st round WCC-tourney…Torerors faded end of season with injuries..now (14-15)

Georgetown..Vote of confidence to Coach Patrick Ewing despite 18-game losing streak

U Mass..Fire coach Matt McCall..(58-81) with Minutemen.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Clippers…Thursday game…Lakers (27-34)…Clippers (34-31)…Lakers have lost 10-of-13.

Lakers..GM-Rob Pelinka under fire…’The Athletic’ reports fellow GMs quoted..’he was an A-hole as an agent and now as a GM’

New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson-bone in broken foot healing..can now begin weight bearing workouts on foot.

Boston..G-Jaylen Brown-broken ankle
Bulls..G-Zach LaVine-fluid drained from ailing knee
Nets..Activate F-Kevin Durant-team was (5-15) with sprained knee

Denver..Will give F-Nikola Jokic (5Y-251M) max extension in off season
Suns..Lose G-Devin Booker-placed in Covid protocols..already without G-Chris Paul

NBA-G-League…F-Nick Stauskas scores (57P)..hit 11-3’s in G-League game with Grand Rapids..Former Sacramento Kings draft pick
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…(Football)….

LA Rams..Confirm opening contract talks with DT-Aaron Donald..has (26.7M) cap figure

Raiders..Coach Josh McDaniel…Derek Carr is our QB
Ravens..Waiting to open contract extension talks with QB-Lamar Jackson
Seattle..Coach Pete Carroll..Russell Wilson will not be traded
Arizona..Contract extensions for Coach Kliff Kingsbury-GM Steve Keim thru 2027
Houston..Coach Lovie Smith says decision on Deshaun Watson will be made in time
Washington..coach Ron Rivera….Will cover every bases in search for QB
Eagles..GM-Howie Rosenbaum..Vote confidence for QB-Jalen Hurts
Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid…We will likely franchise tag OT-Orlando Brown
49ers..Hire Nick Sorensen-Spec Teams assistant-ex Jaguars
Tampa Bay..will franchise tag WR-Chris Godwin

(Roster Moves)

Giants..Release RB-Davontae Booker
Giants..Release TE-Kyle Rudoph…(7.1M) cap savings
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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke Press Conference:
..Spring Football….Guys make this team this time of year
..Friday-Full pads and helmets
..OL…Must grow up fast..learn to play with techinque-can’t get by on size alone
..OL..Must speed up their learning curve..teach stance-footworks-handwork
..DL..Must develop young backups quickly
..K-Jack Browng..handling all 3-kicking roles
..QB-Braxton Burmeister..Extends plays..good footwork…Good release points
..Giving extra reps to freshman QB-Kyle Crum
..LB-Cooper McDoald..DE-Justus Tavai intense learning curve
..Transfers on defense…this is different defense..different structure
..TE-Mark Redmon..has picked up offense well during Phase 1.
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…(Hockey)…

Gulls-Colorado Eagles…Gulls led (4-0)  in 3rd period…Lukas Dostal workingon another shutout…Vinnie Lateirri scored goal early….AHL action..Wednesday game…Gulls (19-22-2) with win…Play Eagles on Friday-Saturday

Boston…ex-NHL Dmitri Kristich says he is staying in Ukraine to become a freedom fighter.

Washington…Companies who used Alex Ovechkin as spokesman-cancelling contracts.

Ottawa..Owner Eugene Melnyk tells Canadians…’We should all be Ukranians today’

Washington..LW-Carl Hagelin-out indefinitely with serious eye injury
Kings..Send LW-Lias Andeson to AHL-Ontario on rehab assignment
Ducks..Put LW-Buddy Robinson on waivers to send him to AHL-Gulls

Seattle Kraken…say they will be active in NHL free agency and trades after a disappointing first season.

Chicago..Reports Blackhawks about to start maor rebuild..will take trade offers for veterans Patrick Kane-Jon Toews-Marc Andre Fleury
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…(General)…..

Golf…1st round action-Thursday Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational

Soccer..Russian owner Roman Abramovic puts EPL-Chelsea up for sale…Asking (5.3B) sales price for legendary soccer franchise.

EPL Scoreboard:
..Leicester-W-Burnley..Jamie Vardy winning goal

NASCAR…Suspends crew Chief and 2-pit crew of driver Todd Gilliland for 4-weeks after Pit Lane violations at Auto Club 400.
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