Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on June 29th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Basketball)……….

NBA…World is rocked by the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers deals.

Knicks..Fire GM-Phil Jackson after 3-miserable seasons…was (80-166) in his span..stuck with salary cap problems…Carmelo Anthony’s contract…Kris Porzingas unhappiness…and roster of players who don’t fit…Owner James Dolan pays Jackson 24M to walk away…Went thru 3-head coaches…embroiled in Twitter issues..Criticism that he did not work hard…that he never recovered from failing to hire Steve Kerr as coach…Bizarre handling of the media

Knicks..Will talk to ex-Cavs GM-David Griffin…..want permission to talk to Toronto GM-Masir Ujiri.

Clippers-Houston….Blockbuster trade…LA moves Chris Paul in a sign and trade deal….Clippers get back G-Patrick Beverly..G-Lou Williams..C-Mont Harrell..F-Sam Dekker…a 1st round pick and 3-expiring contracts…Ryan Kelly-Hawks..DeAndre Liggeis-Dallas….F-Tom Quarterman-Portland in an 8-for-1 deal to make salaries match…Paul in LA for 6-years..team failed to get beyond the 2nd round in postseason during his stay..

Toronto..Names Bobby Webster as GM-promoted up to replace Jeff Weltman-who moved to become President Operations Orlando Magic.

Suns..G-Jared Dudley undergoes surgery for bone-ligament damage in toe.

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……….(Baseball)………….

Padres-W-Braves (7-4)…Corey Spangenberg 2R-double..Hunter Renfroe 2R-triple…San Diego jumped out to (6-0) lead against Bartolo Colon…

San Diego-Atlanta…Thursday matchup..Dinelson Lamet (2-2) 6.60-ERA-vs-Jaime Garcia (2-5)-4.03-ERA

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Dodgers-L-Angels (3-2)..Andrellton Simmons 2R-HR..Alex Meyer (6inn-0 runs)…Halos take (2-of-3)..

LA-Halos..Final game of series..P-Clayton Kershaw (11-2)-vs-JC Ramirez (7-5)

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(Scoreboard)

Cubs-L-Washington..Anthony Rendon-Matt Dieters-Daniel Murphy hit HRs

Pirates-W-Rays..Josh Bell HR..Buccos score 4R in 1st inning

Blue Jays-W-Orioles..Justin Smoak-Jose Bautista hit HRs

Red Sox-L-Twins..Matt Keplar RBI-single..2R-HR

Texas-L-Indians..Michael Brantley 2-run scoring singles

Tigers-L-Royals..Sal Perez 2R-HR..Mike Moustakas RBI-single

Reds-W-Milwaukee..Adam Duvall-Scotter Gennett hit 2R-HRs

Mets-W-Miami..Asdrubal Cabrera 2R-HR..Curtis Grandson 2R-HR

Yankees-W-White Sox..Aaron Judge hits 27th HR of year

Astros-W-A’s..George Springer HR-RBI-single..Houston surveys 4-HRs from A’s

Arizona-L-Cardinals..Jed Gyorko RBI-double

Phillies-W-Seattle..Tommy Joseph HR in 9th

Rockies-L-Giants..Jae Kwang HR in debut..Rockies lost 8 in a row

(Roster)

Cubs..DFA-C-Miguel Montero-eat 17M-contract..was hitting (286) but had been critical of pitchers for failing to hold baserunners on…Washington stole 7-bases on Tuesday night.

Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Michael Saunders-just released.

Tampa Bay..Release C-Derek Norris

Yankees…1B-Chris Carter clears waivers-sent to AAA with 3.5M contract

(Injuries)

Yankees..DL-Matt Holliday-viral infection
Washington..DL-P-Koda Glover-2 shoulder strains
Rockies..SS-DJ LeMahieu-groin
Giants..DL-P-Mark Melanin-pectoral muscle injury
Arizona..SS-Nick Ahmed-;fractured hand.
Seattle..P-Drew Smyly-torn UCL ligament
Giants..DL-2B-Conor Gillaspie
Reds..DL-P-Brandon Flanagan-reinjures bicep in first start
Tampa Bay..Move OF-Kevin Kiemaier to 60D-DL
Colorado..Put OF-David Diehl on 60D-DL
Colorado..Activate P-John Gray from DL-been out with sprained foot
Tampa Bay..Activate C-Will Ramos

(MLB)

Cubs…Spent Wednesday morning visiting President Trump at White House.

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……..(Football)……………

Minnesota…WR-Michael Floyd takes part in NFL disciplinary hearing for positive alcohol test in herbal tea he consumed…Already facing discipline for a (.21) DUI incident last year in Arizona.

Dallas..DE-David Irving-4G suspension for PED violation

Buffalo..RB-Karlos Williams hit with 1-year suspension-3rd drug violation

Raiders..Caoching staff raves about leadership of veteran FA-RB-Marshawn Lynch.

Baltimore..Meets with LB-Zach Orr-wants to atempt NFL comeback from neck injury last year.

Lions…Will visit with Ravens LB-Zach Orr.

Redskins…Former RB-Clinton Portis confirmed he contemplated murdering his former financial advisor, who stole some 20M of his wealth in Ponzi scheme…Portis made 43M in career but it broke.

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……….(Hockey)……………

Ducks..Open Rookie Minicamp..Thursday thru Sunday…bring in 40-young players…included are top draft picks-f-maxine Comtois-Antonio Morand…top European draft picks D-Jacob Larsson..F-Julius Nittenin….college FA-Austin Ortega of Gulls.

Ducks…Hire Steve Konalwolchuk-as assistant coach…was head coach of Seattle Thunderbirds of WHL…also hire longtime AHL assistant Mark Mo

LA Kings..Sign FA-G-Cal Peterson-Notre Dame…(2.22-GAA)…was draft pick of Sabres who did not sign.

Flyers..Negotiate with G-Jon Bernier-ex Kings-Ducks-Leafs.
Anaheim..Negotiate with G-Ryan Miller-ex Vancouver
Winnipeg…Open talks with FA-G-Steve Mason-Flyers

Toronto-Colorado…Open trade talks about deal for Avalanche high scoring C-Matt Duchene.

Vancouver..Hires Trent Cull as coach of AHL-Utica Comets..spent last 40-years as assistant coach Syracuse.

Blues..F-Patrick Bergland undergoes second shoulder surgery…will be out 6-months.

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…………(General)………..

PGA Tour…lst round at the Quicken Loans-The National Tourney.

Tennis..Jon McEnroe berates Serena Williams…says ‘she’d be ranked 700th in the world’ if she were a man.

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