Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on June 15th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…End 56-year stay in San Diego with final OTA workout this morning…Players then go on vacation for 6-weeks…Franchise will pack up and move out of facility in next 2-weeks at Chargers Park…relocating to the “Hive” Center in Costa Mesa….Owner Dean Spanos and son John Spanos have been absent from public view at the OTA workouts.

(OTA Workouts)

Denver..Coach Vance Joseph says true evaluation of QB-derby will begin in August in helmets and pads…Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch have split down the middle-all lst team snaps for the last 3-weeks.

Broncos..Decide against bringing in FA-WR-Eric Decker-just released by Jets.

Browns..Notre Dame rookie QB-Deshone Kizer takes lst string snaps all this week….Cody Kessler-Brock Osweiler had lst team workouts in weeks one-two of OTAs.

Bills..QB-Cardale Jones dropped to 4thin QB-rotation in camp…TJ Yates-Nathan Perriman taking lots of snaps behind starter Tyrod Taylor.

Chiefs..Veteran stars S-Eric Berry..LB-Justin Houston..CB-Marcus Peters all report to OTAs.

Rams..DT-Aaron Donald checks into camp, though no talks scheduled about contract extension for low paid star.

Giants..QB-Eli Manning, critical of WR-Odell Beckham last year, says Beckham has grown into a leader-understands responsibility.

Jets..DT-Sheldon Richardson critical of team releasing LB-David Harris.

Eagles…restructure contract of OT-Jason Peters-giving him an additional year extension.

Redskins..CB-DeAngelo Hall-coming off two major injuries-takes paycut from 4.1M-deal.

Redskins..Agent for RB-Matt Jones asks for release or trade-dropped to 3rd on depth chart despite strong start last year.

(Injuries)

Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper-completely healthy from foot-hamstring issues of last year.

Rams..WR-Cooper Kupp-impressive rookie-injured back in drills.

Rams..Surgery for DE-Robert Quinn on hand..missed 15-games last two years.

Seattle..LB-Dion Jordan out of OTAs-coming off knee scope surgery.

(NFL)

Seattle..Longtime Seahawks-Bills punter Ric Tuten passes away (43Y) in Costa Rica.

Toronto..Legendary CFL-coach Don Matthews-passes away (77) in Oregon…22-year head coach…went to 10-Grey Cup championship games..won 5-CFL rings…coached 5-clubs including Toronto Argonauts.

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…………(Baseball)………….

Padres-W-Reds (4-2)…Hunter Renfroe hits 2nd deck 2R-HR..finishes with 3RBIs…backs Jhoulyis Chacin (7inn-2R-5H) pitching…beating pitcher poor Reds..Cincinnati finishes West Coast road trip (0-6).

Padres..off day Thursday…travel..start 6G-road trip in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Padres..P-Christian Friedrich-struggling in rehab workouts..ERA (12.46)
Padres..3B-Ryan Schimpf struggling at El Paso…(.125BA)

Padres..Tri Cities minor league team opens season on Thursday-loaded with Cuban free agents-led by P-Adrian Morejon-whom Friars spent (22M) on to sign.

Padres..Wrap up MLB draft..take 41-players in all….late pick is P-Kevin Abel-San Diego Madison….Friars took 20-pitchers…8-OF…8-INF…5-C….took 25-college players…16-high school.

Dodgers-W-Indians (6-4)..Chris Taylor 2R-single…stole home…LA won 6-in row…(41-25) on year.

LA-Cleveland..Thursday matchup-Rich Hill (3-2)-vs-Josh Tomlin (3-8)

Dodgers..OF-Yasiel Puig-suspended 1G-fined game check for obscene gestures to Indians fans.

Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez-likely epidural with back issues.

Dodgers..Finish up draft..took 40-players including 22-pitchers….late picks included 32nd round choice-Tyler Adkison-OF-SDSU….31st round Hunter Hood-OF-USD9

Angels-W-Yankees (7-5)..Andrellton Simmons 2R-HR..Danny Espinosa 2R-HR …

Halos-Royals..Angels open weekend series..Ricky Nolasco (2-7)-vs-Matt Straham (1-3).

Angels..P-Cam Bedrosian..1-2-3 shutout inning in rehab outing.
Angels..Callup P-Mike Morin from Salt Lake City.

San Diego State…3B-Alan Trejo (.332)-drafted 16th round Colorado Rockies…P-CJ Saylor-taken 28th round by Cardnals…Toronto used 38th round pick on Aztecs P-Marcus Reyes.

(Scoreboard)

Miami-W-A’s..Marcel Ozune HR-3RBI.

Royals-W-Giants..KC hits 3HRs off Johnny Cueto-Mike Moustakas 18th HR.

Atlanta-W-Washington..Matt Adams 2RBI..Kurt Suzuki 2R-HR

Red Sox-W-Phillies..Mookie Betts 2-solo HRs..Bosox (37-28)

Rockies-W-Pirates..Ian Desmond HR..Colorado (42-26)

Blue Jays-W-Rays…Kendrys Morales 3R-HR

Cubs-L-Mets..Luca Duda 3R-HR..Curtis Granderson HR..Cubs fall (32-33)

Arizona-W-Detroit..Brandon Drury RBI-single

Orioles-W-White Sox..Wellington Castillo Grand Slam HR..Orioles won just 3-of-11

Mariners-W-Twins..Mike Zunino 3R-HR

Astros-W-Texas..Marwin Gonzalez 3RBIs..Houston won just 3-of-10

Cardinals-L-Brewers..Eric Thames 2R-HR..RBI-double

(Roster Moves)

Mets..Callup IF-TJ Rivera from AAA
Brewers..Release P-Neftali Feliz
Astros..Callup P-Derek Fisher

(Injuries)

Toronto..Send OF-Steve Pearce on rehab

Miami..Rehab assignments P-Tom Koehler-Justin Nicolino-Junichi Tazawa..SS-Adeiny Hechavarria.

Yankees..may DL-P-CC Sabathia-hamstring

Toronto..Surgery OF-Devon Travis-knee cartilage

Houston..Shutdown P-Dallas Keuchel-7-days-nerve issues neck again.

Texas..P-Cole Hamels throws bullpen-likely headed to rehab outing.

Boston..Shuts down P-Tyler Thornberg-3rd time shoulder flareup

Oakland..MRI-P-Anddrew Triggs-hip

Houston..DL-OF-Josh Reddick-concussion

Atlanta…DL-OF-Adonis Garcia-out 2-months-surgery-finger

Washington..P-Sammy Solis throws simulated game.

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……….(Basketball)……………….

Lakers…Workout on Thursdau with Washington Huskies G-Markell Fultz
Lakers..Yet to schedule 2nd workout with Lonzo Ball.
Lakers..No comment on LaVar Ball now marketing basketball card with his picture and autograph-cost to fans (59.95)

NYKnicks..Report Knicks bringing in draft picks for workouts are teaching them ‘triangle’ offense-then asking them to execute it.

NBA…Final TV ratings rocketed…20.4M watched the series..outdrew Sunday night football.

San Diego State…Upcoming basketball schedule for Mountain West Conference…open on road at Wyoming-December 27th….will not play New Mexico at home this year..lst time in 38-years Lobos will not play here because of new conference rotation.

San Diego State…Names Hall of Fame Class for 2017…Aztecs basketball coach Steve Fisher…G-DJ Day….1970’s LB-Whip Walton..QB-Craig Penrose…track star Whitney Ashley.

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……….(Hockey)…………..

New Jersey Devils….Give agent for Russian star Ilya Kovalchuk-permission to talk to teams about a free agent contract…Devils will try to workout sign-and-trade deal for (34Y) star who spent last 3-years in KHL..has scored 418-NHL goals.

Anaheim Ducks…facing roster problem on defense with upcoming expansion draft…shopping D-Sami Vatanen…talking to Maple Leafs-New Jersey-Tampa Bay and the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Ottawa..Release veteran RW-Chris Neal-played (1,026) games for Senators.

Rangers..Buyout veteran defenseman Dan Girardi.

Ottawa…Star defense Erik Karlsson undergoes foot surgery-will be out till October.

Pittsburgh…650,000-fans show up for Stanley Cup parade thru city.

Calder Cup…Grand Rapids Griffins win AHL title beating Syracuse Crunch.

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……..(General)…………………

US Open…Tees off in early morning on long (7,700-yards) and very wet Erin Hills Course in Wisconsin….Tee times…defending champion Dustin Johnson-Jordan Spieth go off (6:35am PST)….Rory McIlroy-Jason Day (12:09pm)…Phil Mickelson, if he arrives, (12:31pm)

Soccer..Chrisitano Ronaldo-Spanish government letter of notice-chraged with 16M-tax evasion in that country from side marketing deals.\

Southhampton..English Premeir League firxes coach Claude Puel despite 8th place finish in league play…6th coach to be fired in 2-weeks.

Steve Holcombe…Autopsy on Olympic bobsledder showed he died of accidental overdoes oe sleeping pills and alchol…died in his sleep in Lake Place Olympic center…had (.188) blood alcohol level.

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