Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
Padres…Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about Padres payroll:
..They invested in talent to grow revenue
..They will pay into Luxury Tax fund
..The trick in smaller markets is ‘sustainability’
..How long can they continue to do this
..What happens when it is time to rebuild
Padres….Fernando Tatis says his preferred position this year is in CF…but will work in RF in spring training…Calls himself Top 5-talent
Padres..Report team is shopping Gold Glove CF-Trent Grisham-who hit just (.184) last year..would open opportunity for Tatis to move to CF.
Dodgers…Workout FA-P-Zach Britton-former setup reliever with Yankees-coming off shoulder surgery.
Dodgers..Re-sign FA-P-Jimmy Nelson-ex Milwaukee Brewers..has missed parts of 2019020-22 with labrum-back surgeries.
Angels..Manager Phil Nevin says club will seek ‘increased workloads’ from starting pitching rotation this year.
Washington…Nationals confirm P-Stephen Strasburg suffered another setback from neck-shoulder surgery…had similar setback last season…had initial surgery in 2021….has pitched only 31-innings since 2019 season
Texas..P-Jacob deGrom misses opening workouts..has stifness in rib cage from off season throwing workouts
Yankees..Lose P-Frankie Montas-shoulder surgery-out 6-months
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Franmil Reyes-ex Padres-Indians
Tigers..Open talks FA-P-Will Smith-ex Braves-Astros
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Jace Fry-ex Arizona
A’s..Sign FA-P-Drew Stockreider-ex Mariners
Reds..Sign FA-P-Daniel Norris-ex Tigers-Brewers
Bally Sports-Sinclair Diamond Group….Miss 140M-interest payments on loans and could file for bankruptcy this month…MLB is prepared to take over operation of 14-regional sports networks that televise MLB games.
Rockies..Extend Manager Bud Black thru 2024 season..has (417-453) record with Rockies
White Sox…P-Mike Clevinger reports to spring training and will prepare for season while MLB investigates allegations of Domestic abuse by mother of his child.
Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid says half hour halftime during Super Bowl halftime show-allowed his coaches to make changes in offense-defense adjustments for 2nd half in comeback win over Eagles
NFL..Criticism continues to mount over Minority Hiring
..Only 6-minority head coaches out of 32-teams
..Of 15-coordinators jobs open this off season..only 4-minorities hired so far
Philadelphia…Former Eagles S-Chris Margolis awarded 43M-by jury in medical malpractice lawsuit in failed torn ligament knee surgery that ended his career.
Jaguars..Suspended WR-Calvin Ridley applies for reinstatement…was suspended this year for gambling issues.
Tampa Bay…Take 31M-cap hit with Tom Brady retirement..Bucs 55M over cap
Saints..Now 50M over cap-roster shakeup coming
Pittsburgh..Longtime DL coach John Mitchell retires-been with team 28-years
Carolina..Fires Pat Stewart-VP Player Personnel
Carolina..Hire Jon Cooley-ex Rams as RB coach
Carolina..Hire Park Frazier-ex Colts as QB coach
Denver..Hire Declan Doyle-ex Saints-as TE coach
Saints..Hire Kevin Carberry-ex Rams as OL coach
Saints..Hire Clancey Barone-ex USC as TE coach
Washington..Will interview Eric Bienemey-Chiefs for Off Coor job-Thursday
Arizona..Interview Mike Zimmer-ex Vikings for Def Coord job
Dallas..Hire Ramon Chinyoung-ex Rams for OL job
Tampa Bay..Interview David Canales-Seattle for Off Coord job
Aztecs-W-Fresno State (45-43)…SDSU survives horrid shooting night and survives blowing 7-point lead to hold on for road win…State shot 32% fromthe floor in the win…Aztecs defense held Bulldogs to 31% shooting in the game…Fresno went (2-25) from the 3-point line..Aztecs starting guards went (7-24) shooting…Matt Bradley (10P) in winb……Wednesday game…SDSU (21-5)…Bulldogs (9-16)
USD-vs-St Marys…Thursday game…Toreros (11-15)…Gaels (22-5)
Chris Beard…fired Texas Longhorns coach-Domestic abuse charges dropped by his former fiancee…was fired a month ago when initially charged.
Lakers-W-New Orleans Pelicans (120-102)…LeBron James-D’Angelo Russell combined (42P)…Anthony Davis (28P) in win ovdef crippled Pelicans……Wednesday game
Clippers-Phoenix…Thursday game leading into All Star break
Michael Jordan…Makes 10M-Award to ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ charity
Spurs…Ex-G-Bryn Forbes-arrested on domestic assault charge
Denver..Sign FA-G-Reggie Jackson-ex Clippers
Blazers..G-Anfernee Simons-MRI on injured ankle
Spurs..C-Khem Burch-medical exam-ailing knee.
Ducks-L-Sabres (7-3)…Buffalo scores 5-goals in a row coming from behind for win…..Sabres had (43-22) shots on goal edge……Wednesday game…Anaheim (17-32-6)
Toronto..Open negotiations to sign college hockey star Matt Knies-University of Minnesota..17-goals..31-points..30-games this year
Sabres..Former Buffalo D-Brandon Davidson signs wtih Farjestad-Sweden
Kings..Sign D-Mikey Anderson to (8Y-32M) extension
Golf…LA Genesis Open…1st round tees off Thursday
..Tiger Woods-Rory McIlroy-Justin Thomas paired together-go off 12-04pm
..Tiger Woods says challenge for him will be to walk 72-holes this weekend
NASCAR…Daytona 500-Twin 150-qualifying races Thursday afternoon-evening for Sunday’s race.
Soccer…Manchester City-W-Arsenal (3-1)..Erling Haaland scores 26th goal of season in upset win over 1st place Gunners.