Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 22nd, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 



NYMets…Raid SF Giants and steal FA-SS-Carlos Correa-sign him to (12Y-310M) deal after Giants tried to change structure of free agent contract over medical concerns in Correa physical.

Mets..Now have a payroll (346M)…Counts (385M) towards Luxury Tax…Mets will owe MLB record (111M) in tax payments based on current roster.

Giants-Scott Boras…Agent says Giants asked for additional time to get 2nd opinion on Correa physical exam…Boras gave them a window to gather additional information…Sent Correa to Dr.Robert Watkins-spine specialist-who gave player ‘Clean Bill of Health’…Giants did not respond to Boras additional time-he voided contract and delivered him to the Mets.

Giants…Ownership refuses to comment on why talks collapsed  and why they wanted contract restructured or what terms they wanted changed

Mets-Orioles..TRADE..NY deals C-James McCann for player to be named later..Mets will pay (19M) owed to McCann

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Tyler Chatwood-ex Rockies-Cubs-pitched in Japan
A’s..Sign FA-P-Drew Rucinski-pitched in Korea last year
Angels..Sign FA-3B-Jake Lamb-ex Arizona-Seattle
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Nico Goodrum-ex Tigers
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Mario Feliciano-ex Brewers-played in Korea
Soft Banke Hawks…Sign FA-2B-Will Astudillo-ex Twins
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Joe McCarthy-played with Orix-Japan
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Danny Mendick


Yankees..DFA-P-Junior Fernandez
(MLB Notes)

Phillies..Mourn passing of longtime 2B-Denny Doyle..(78Y)…starred for Phillies-played with Angels-Red Sox…Career (.250BA)

Phillies..3Y contract extension to GM-Sam Fuld.

Pittsburgh…Legendary RB-Franco Harris passes away (72Y)…Iconic career with Steelers…”Immaculate Reception” in playoffs…had (12,170Y) in career…Won 4-Super Bowl Rings…8X-in 12-years rushed for over 1,000-yards…Played in same backfield with Lydell Mitchell at Penn State….was to be honored this weekend on 50th Anniversary of the Immaculate Receptions in Pittsburgh.
(NFL Notes)

Chargers…Safety Derwin James and LB-Khalil Mack named 1st team Pro Bowl…QB-Justin Herbert-2nd team..RB-Austin Ekeler voted 3rd team.

Ravens…Lamar Jackson misses 8th workout in a row will not play on weekend
Arizona..3rd string QB-Trace McSorley will start in place of Colt McCoy
Colts..Will start 3rd string QB-Nick Foles vs Chargers this weekend
Titans..QB-Ryan Tannehill to miss rest of season-needs foot surgery

Indianapolis..Owner Jim Irsay gives vote of confidence to GM-Chris Ballard

NFL..Closes window for teams to interview head coaching candidates..Informs all NFL teams no interviews until the regular season is completed.

NFL..Closing in on deal to move NFL Sunday Ticket package from Direct TV to You Tube TV….NFL rights fee will go from 1.5B a year to 2.5B with You Tube.

Jets-Jaguars…Thursday Night Football…Jaguars (6-8)-with QB-Trevor Lawrence on hot streak…Jets (7-7) fighting for playoff lives with injuries at QB.
(Roster Moves)

Chargers…sign FA-DE-Aaron Crawford-ex Giants
Chargers..IR-DT-Joe Gaziano-Groin
Titans..sign FA-QB-Josh Dobbs-ex Browns-Steelers-Lions
(College Football)


Aztecs…Sign 18-players opening day of Recruiting period.  Top players:
..QB-Javance Johnson (6’4-Oakland Chaminade)
..LB-Chris Fewell (6’1-San Diego Lincoln)
..OT-Jonah Rodriguez (6’4-San Diego Madison)
..LB-Chris Otlewski (6’4-Melissa, Texas)
..NT-Tupu Aluola (6’1-296-Mt SAC JC)

Aztecs..Confirm former RB-Ronnie Hillman has entered hospice for treatment of pancreatic cancer…is (31Y)…Played in NFL for Broncos-Vikings-Chargers…Rushed for nearly (2800Y) in 2-years at SDSU

Cal..QB-Jac Plummer enters transfer portal..Threw for (2100Y-21TD) for Bears
Rice..Lands QB-JT Daniels-transfer from West Virginia
Colorado…Lands 2-top players from Jackson State..QB-Shedeur Sanders..CB-Travis Hunter

New Oreleans Bowl…Western Kentucky-W-South Alabama (44-23)…Hilltoppers QB-Austin Reed (497P-4TD…outdueled QB-Carter Bradley (360P-3TD)

Lakers-L-Sacramento (134-120)..Damontas Saboins (13P-21R-12A) in Kings blowout win…Kings built a 10-point lead early….Kings had combined 81-points during 2nd and 3rd quarter….Lakers now (13-18)…Wednesday game

Clippers-W-Charlotte..(124-103)…Clippers hit 23-3 point shots…7-in double figures….Clippers built 33-point lead and scored 71-points in opening half

NBA..Strips NY Knicks of #2 draft pick for Free Agent recruiting violation
Suns..C-Deandre Ayton argument with coaches on bench during blowout loss
Dallas..Coach Jason Kidd fined 25,000-confrontation with refs

NY Knicks…Winning streak now at 8-games in a under Tom Thibodeau
Toronto..Pascal Siakam scores (51P) Raptors upset winover NYKnicks

Pistons..Give 3Y-contract extension to GM-Troy Weaver.

Basketball Hall of Fame…Names list of candidates for 2023 induction-Included on list:
..Spurs longtime coach Greg Popovich
..Spurs G-Tony Parker
..Dallas F-Dirk Nowitzke
..Lakers F-Pao Gasul
..Miami G-Dwayne Wade

Ducks-L-Minnesota (4-1)…Wild score 4-goals in a row in win in Anaheim…..Wednesday game

Kings-Calgary Flames..Thursday game

Gulls-at-Tucson…Thursday game…Gulls with 3-new defenseman try to snap all time worst 11-game losing streak….Gulls (6-21) record….have scored just 68-goals in 27-games

Dallas. .Lose F-Dennis Guranov-leaves team with family issues
Columbus..F-Yegor Chenskov-out 6W-ankle surgery

Boston Marathon…Expels champion Diana Kepyokel for positive steroid test after race in April…Stripped of win…Banned for 6-years…Tested positive for steroids, presented false medical documents.

Soccer…Doctors in Sao Paolo confirm legend Pele in dire medical emergency…Colon cancer has returned and is now in hospice.

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