Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
Farmers Insurance Open…1st round Thursday-early morning tee times likely in 37-degree weather…Top names in tourney
Farmers Open..Bypassing tourney are Rory McIlroy and some 30-golfers who jumped last year to LIV-Saudi Super League including Dustin Johnson-Phil Mickelson.
Rory McIlroy…Snubs golfer Patrick Reed who tried to approach him in Dubai on the Driving Range….Reed is suing McIlroy-PGA Tour-Media for trying to destroy the newly formed LIV…McIlroy confirmed Reed’s lawyers served him lawsuit papers on Christmas Eve…’No longer friends’.
Mexico…Fined (11,000) and banned from Under 17-tourneys for illegally using Alejandro Zendejas in tourney play without proper certification.
Chelsea-AC Milan…open talks about the transfer of forward Chrtistian Pulisic from the EPL to Serie A team…Pulisic would join World Cup players Olivier Giroud and Sergino Dest on the 1st place in the Italian League.
Team USA-L-Serbia (2-1)….USA debuted 8-rookies to start the game…USA had early 1-0 lead but gave up goals at 43′-46′ and lost……Friendly game to start 2023-season
Everton…English Premier League team facing relegation for 1st time since 1931
NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson drives Next Gen Car for first time ever in Driver Orientation laps at Phoenix International Raceway…Johnson will run for Legacy Team under Richard Petty banner in return to NASCAR
Tennis…Women’s semi finals include Victoria Azarenko-vs-Elena Rybakindra-on Thursday….Men’s semi final on Friday…Novak Djokovic-vs-Tommy Paul i top match
Padres…Refuse to answer question as to whether they were made aware of Domestic incidents involving P-Mike Clevinger dating back to last June…Clevinger pitched for Pades in late season.
Houston…Interview Brad Ausmus for General Manager’s job…Served as Assistant GM for Padres-Angels and managed Tigers after playing career.
Texas..Sign FA-P-Reyes Mornta-ex Dodgers-Giants-Arizona
Baltimore..Opens talks with FA-OF-Jurickson Profar-ex Padres
Royals..Open talks in hopes re-signing FA-P-Zach Grienke
Toronto..Sign FA-OF-Wyton Bernard…hit (.286)-Rockies…(.333) in AAA
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Matt Dermody-ex Cubs
Red Sox..DFA-P-Matt Barnes
Chargers..Interview Joe Brady..former Off Coord-Carolina and LSU
Colts..2nd interviews scheduled with Raheem Morris-Rams..Eric Bienemey-Chiefs..Ejiro Evero-Broncos end of this week
Carolina..Bring back Frank Reich-ex Colts for 2nd interview
Denver..Bring back David Shaw-ex Stanford for 2nd interview
Houston..Want to interview DeMeco Ryans-49ers for 2nd time next week
Atlanta..Interview Ryan Neilson-Saints for Def Coord job
Miami…Interview Vic Fangio-ex Denver…Kris Richard-Saints for Def Coord
Tampa Bay…Former head coach Bruce Arains upset that Bucs coach Todd Bowles fired 9-assistant coaches from staff last week who had been with Arians.
Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes goes thru full walkthru practice with Chiefs
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Chis Lemmons-ex Chiefs
Saints..Report may release WR-Michael Thomas-is due 31M-bonus payment
Aztecs-W-Utah State (85-75)…….Adam Seiko-Jaedon LeDee rally SDSU off the bench with red hot shooting…Seiko goes (7-for-8)…hits 7-3 point shots…LeDee goes (4-4) shooting as State pulled away early and then held off Aggies……Aztecs plagued by poor shooting from guards-went a combined (6-foe-22)….SDSU (16-4)…Aggies (16-5)
USD-Pepperdine…Thursday game..Toreros (9-12)
Lakers-W-San Antonio (113-102)…Anthony Davis-first game back from foot fracture (21P-12R)…LeBron James (20P) in win…Rui Hachimura debuts after trade from Washington (12P-6R)….Lakers (23-26)…….Wednesday game…
Clippers-San Antonio..Thursday game
Georgetown…Hoyas snap 29-game Big East Conference losing streak with win over DePau….Coach Pat Ewing still in jeopardy of being fired.
NBA Union…Rejects proposal from Owners for “Hard Salary Cap” in next CBA doing away with all ‘Contract exceptions’ in deals.
Golden State..GM-Bob Myers-in final year of contract-may leave..he is just 9th highest paid GM in league despite 4-NBA Rings
Lakers..GM-Rob Pelinka says he won’t trade future #1 picks unless deals make Lakers a ‘championship team’
Lakers..Say F-Anthony Davis will be limited to 20-minutes a game-returning from foot sprain-stress fracture
Cavaliers..G-Donovan Mitchell reinjures groin on Tuesday night
Boston..G-Marcus Smart-out 2W-sprained ankle
Memphis..C-Steve Adams-out 3-to-5W-sprained knee
Pelicans..F-Brandon Ingram cleared to return to lineup from major toe injury
Pelicans..C-Zion Williamson out another 2-weeks with ongoing hamstring
Bucks..F-Bobby Portis-sprained MCL-knee
Gulls-W-Bakersfield (5-3)….Benoit Groulx scores 2-goals in 2nd period..Gulls play best game in weeks in win…….AHL action (12-29) record
Kings…Off till Friday game vs Florida Panthers.
Washington…F-Tom Wilson out with groin issue
Vancouver…Opens contract extension talks with F-Andrei Kuzmenko on 2-year deal..has (43-points-46 games) with Canucks in first year since coming from
Penguins..Callup G-Dustin Tokarski from AHL.