Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on March 16th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

(March Madness)

Aztecs-vs-Charleston…12-Noon-Thursday…SDSU (27-6)..Cougars (31-3)
..SDSU defense giving up (63PPG)…
..SDSU hold opponents (41%) shooting…(29%) 3 point shooting
..SDSU  average (35) rebounds per game
..SDSU force (13) turnovers per game..average (7) steals per game
..COC average (80P) per game
..COC average (10) 3 point shots per game..take (30) 3’s per game
..COC..all 5-starters in double figures
..COC..starting center 6’10-Aeron Brzovic (11P-6R)
..COC..starts 4-guards led by 6’4-G-Dalton Bolon (11P)
..Aztecs (0-3) in NCAA under Brian Dutcher
..Aztecs (6-14) in March Madness
..Aztecs (6-20) in East Coast games

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher comments at NCAA Press Conference:
..COC is the East Coast Version of us
..They are wired to compete and they do
..They are deep-they have a chip on their shoulder
..We must contest their threes
..They send 4-to the boards when they shoot 3
..Players remember how they felt after last year tourney loss
..Time to play our best-play to our standard
..COC will play 10-we are ready for all combos
..Yes our flight was delayed 2-hours because Air Force One was in San Diego
..We left at 5pm..arrived Orlando 12:30am

Aztecs players at NCAA Press Conferences:
Matt Bradley..This is why I came back a second be here
Derrion Tramell…What a blessing..we have been talking about this all year
Adam Seiko..Last year’s loss was a shocker-been on our mind all year

UCLA-North Carolina Asheville…..Thursday game…Bruins (29-5)
USC-Michigan State..Friday game

Grand Canyon..Airlines forgot to load player’s equipment bags
Alabama..Brandon Miller denies he ever delivered a gun to teammate

(NCAA Schedule)..Top games-Thursday
1-seed-Houston-vs-Northern Kentucky
1-seed-Alabama-vs-Texas Corpus Christie
Duke-vs-Oral Roberts
Utah State-Missouri
Boise State-Northwestern
8-9-West Virginia-Maryland
(Scoreboard)…Play In games:

ASU-W-Nevada..Sun Devils jumped to (61-39) lead

Fairleigh Dickinson-W-Texas Southern (84-61)
(College Notes)
Kansas..Coach Bill Self status questionable..had heart procedure-dizziness

Lakers-L-Houston (114-110)…Horrid loss to a (16-52)team…Kevin Porter scored (27P)…Rockets had 7-in double figures…..shot 52% from floor…Outscored Lakers (80-48) in paint…Lakers played without LeBron James-Anthony Davis…Trailed by 18P most of night……LA (34-36)..Wednesday game

Lakers..Held C-Anthony Davis out of 2nd game in 2-nights schedule

Clippers-Golden State…Led Warriors (61-58) in 2nd quarter at Press Time…Wednesday game
(NBA Notes)

Memphis…NBA hands G-Ja Morant 8-game suspension without pay for his involvement in 5-incidents-including 3-with guns…Was ordered to meeting with Commissioner Adam Silver after spending more than a week in counseling…was never arrested in any of the cases.

Sacramento..NBA fines C-Brook Lopez (25,000) and suspends G-Trey Liles 1-game..for flagrant fouls.

San Antonio..C-Charles Bassey-fractured patella in knee
Suns..Name former player Gerald Madkins-Asst GM
…(Football)….Day 3-Free Agency…28-Signings…95-signed 3-days

Packers…QB-Aaron Rodgers says he asked team to trade him to NY Jets
Packers-Jets..Negotiating Draft pick compensation for Rogers
Jets..Will have to restructure Rodgers (58M) cap figure contract
Packers..Will take 40M-cap hit this year after trade

Dallas..Release RB-Ezekiel Elliott-get (10M) cap space..(10,588Y-80TD)
Tampa Bay..Make contact with Ezekiel Elliott
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-QB-Baker Mayfield-ex Rams

Browns..Release DE-Jadaveon Clowney after year long fued with coaches

Chargers..Open talks with Cowboys FA-TE-Dalton Schultz
Chargers…Remain tight lipped on trade talks involving unhappy RB-Austin Ekeler
Chargers..Re-sign DT-Morgan Fox to 2Y-deal

Denver..Put WR-Jerry Jeudy on trade block..want #1 pick in return
(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Sign FA-WR-JuJu Smith-ex Chiefs (3Y-33M)
Patriots..Sign FA-OT-Riley Reiff-ex Bengals
Patriots..Sign FA-RB-James Robinson-ex Jaguars-Jets

Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Orlando Brown (4Y-64M)-ex Chiefs

Titans..Sign FA-DE-Arden Key-ex 49ers
Titans..Sign FA-OC-Daniel Brunskill

Washington..Sign FA-QB-Jacoby Brissett-ex Browns
Cleveland..Sign FA-S-Juan Thornhill-ex Chiefs

Carolina..Sign FA-RB-Miles Sanders-ex Eagles-4Y-deal
Carolina..Sign FA-TE-Hayden Hurst-ex Bengals
Carolina..Visit with FA-WR-Adam Thielen-ex Vikings
Carolina..Sigh FA-DT-DeShawn Williams-ex Broncos

Houston..Sign FA-DT-Sheldon Rankins-ex Jets
Houston..Visit with FA-LB-Denzell Perryman-ex Raiders

49ers..Sign FA-DE-Cle Ferrell-ex Raiders
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Isaiah Oliver-ex Falcons

Saints..Sign FA-DT-Khalen Saunders- exChiefs
Saints..Sign FA-DT-Nathan Shepard-ex Jets
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Jamal Williams-ex Lions

Eagles..Release S-Darius Slay
Browns..Release DE-Jadavenon Clowney..S-John Johnson

Minneota..Sign FA-CB-Byron Murphy-ex Arizona
Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Cole Holcomb-ex Washington
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Tayvon Bryan-ex Cleveland
Bills..Sign FA-QB-Kyle Allen-ex Houston
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Deontay Harty-ex Saints
Packers..Sign FA-LS-MattOrzech-ex Rams
Denver..Sign FA-CB-Tremon Smith-ex Houston
Miami..Sign FA-CB-Deshon Elliott-ex Lions
Bears…Sign FA-QB-PJ Walker-ex Carolina
(NFL Notes)

CBS-TV…Greg Gumbel leaves NFL play-by-play (76Y)
Seattle..Hire Roy Anderson-Special Teams-ex Vikings

Padres-Cleveland….Rained outWednesday game

Padres-Rockies..Split Squad..Thursday game
Padres-Mariners..Split squad..Thursday game

Padres..P-Cole Hamels-3rd straight bullpen session…Team says he may be able to pitch in majors by June-midseason callup

Dodgers-Rockies…Wednesday game

Dodgers-Texas..Thursday game

Dodgers…1B-Freddie Freeman ruled out rest WBC-hamstring injury
Dodgers..P-Juilo Urias told not to pitch in WBC games on Wednesday

Angels-Milwaukee..Thursday game
Angels..Off day on Wednesday

Mets..P-Edwin Diaz injures knee in WBC
Mets..P-Sam Coonrod-Lat shoulder injury
Tampa Bay..P-Andrew Kittredge on 60D-IL-elbow
Giants..1B-Ron Guzman-forearm injury
(MLB Notes)

Diamond-Bally Sports…Voids TV contracts with Padres-Reds-Arizona-Cleveland because of massive financial losses…Bally filed for Chapter 11-Bankruptcy on Wednesday….MLB taking over production of games starting opening day.

Ducks-NY Islanders..Ducks led (2-1) in 2nd period at Press Time…Wednesday game

Kings-Columbus Blue Jackets..Thursday game

Ducks..Sign college hockey star Nikita Nesterenko-Boston College..(77P-79-Games) in college hockey.

NHL..Commissioner Gary Bettman..says league is not ready to expand

Penguins..D-Dmitry Kulikov goes on longterm IR-injuries
Penguins..C-Samuel Poulin-#1 pick-returns to team after lave of absence

Flyers..GM-Daniel Briere apologizes for video of his son Carson-throwing wheelchair down stairwell of bar..Condemns his son’s action..Carson plays for Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania.

NASCAR…Hands out harsh penalties for all 4-cars of owner Rick Hendrick Racing for illegal air vents used in Phoenix race last weekend
..William Byron-Kyle Larson-Alex Bowman docked 100 points and 10-playoff pts
..Suspend 4-crew chiefs..fined 100,000 each for cheating
..Fine Hendrick racing 400,000-and stripped of 400 championship points

Soccer…FIFA chooses 16-US venues for 2026-World Cup..Games will be played at LA-So Fi Stadium…NY Meadowlands…Levi Stadium-San Francisco…Dallas-Boston-Kansas City-Seattle-Miami among other cities chosen.

Team USA..Activates controversial F-Gia Reyna to rejoin team for Nations League tourney…Family involved in major feud with USSF over treatment from former head coach Gregg Berhalter.

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