Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on July 13th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Basketball)……….

Las Vegas Summer League….Tournament began on Wednesday night….

Lakers-W-76ers (103-102)…LA rookie G-Lonzo Ball leads a wild second half comeback in victory in lst playoff game…Ball scored 28-points in the 2nd half…finished with (36P-11A-8R-5 Steals) in the win….Young C-Ivan Zubec added 21P…Lakers face the Cavs rookie league team on Thursday.

(Teams)

Houston-Knicks..Reportedly closing in on a 4-team trade that would see F-Carmelo Anthony join Rockets….F-Ryan Anderson might go to Knicks..other teams would put #1-draft picks and expiring contracts into deal.

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Kentavious Pope-G-Pistons..(1Y-18M) averaged 13P-3R last year in Detroit.

Lakers..Release G-David Nwabo-spent most last yer in NBA-D League

Utah..Sign FA-G-Thabo Sefalosha-ex Hawks

Atlanta..Sign FA-C-Dwayne Demon-ex San Antonio

Cleveland..Sign F-Cedi Osman (6’8-F) Turkey-3 point shooter

(NBA)

NBA announces rule changes….Limit teams to 7-timeouts for the entire game…all timeouts will be (:75) in length……will limit teams to just 2-timeouts in the final 3-minutes of play…also move trading deadline up week before All Star game in February.

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………(Baseball)………..

Padres..open 2nd half of season vs Giants on Friday.
Dodgers..take (61-29) record on road on Friday to Miami
Angels..start second half against Tampa Bay.

Indians..P-Danny Salazar throws 5-shutout innings in rehab start.
Giants..Will activate P-Madison Bumgarner from DL on Friday
Angels..Activate OF-Mike Trout-missed 39-games with thumb surgery.

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……………….(Football)……………

LA Rams…Lawyers ask judge to throw 1.9B-lawsuit filed by city of St Louis out of court….or asks judge to move the case to arbitration….City filed suit after Rams move citing NFL and Rams violated the relocation bylaws.

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens sounds off on QB-Colin Kaeperneck-says he has to be in a blended ‘read option’ offense to excel in the NFL

Broncos…Cancel passing camp in California with QB-sTrevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch…will bring them back to camp in 3-weeks to compete for starting job.

Cleveland….Former RB-Eric Metcalf and QB-Troy Smith apply for medical marijuana license to open clinc in Cleveland.

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…….(Hockey)…………..

Arizona Coyotes…Hire Steve Patterson as President-CEO to try and get new arena built….Former President of NBA-Houston Rockets…Helped lure NFL expansion franchise to Houston…former AD-Arizona State University.

Pittsburgh-Arizona..Report Penguins talking to Coyotes about possible trade of C-Phil Kessell…where he would join new Coyotes coach Rick Tocchett.

Montreal..Offer contract to FA-D-Mark Streit-Penguins

Rangers…Lose F-Nick Jensen-signs to play in KHL in Russia…scored 32-goals in AHL last season.

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………..(General)………………

Wimbledon…Top ranked Andy Murray-plagued by hip injury-loses to Sam Querry…6-3..4-6..7-6..6-1..6-1 in quarterfinals…..Novak Djokovic pulls out of match with elbow injury-losing to Thomas Berdych……Roger Federer streaks to straight sets win over Milan Rionic.

Wimbledon…Venus Williams heads in to semi-finals on Thursday…facing Johanna Konta

Formula 1-Racing….British Grand Prix may come off F-1 schedule…Silverstone backers say they cannot afford the escalating rights fees charged by Liberty Media for 2018 race.

Golf…PGA Tour heads to Illinois for John Deere Classic.
LPGA…US-Women’s Open…at Trump National Course in New Jersey.

NASCAR..Joe Gibbs Racing signs Eric Jones (21Y)to replace Matt Kenseth next year.

NASCAR..Richard Petty Racing…driver Aric Amirola-out 2-months with fracture back-cleared by doctors to race this weekend in New Hampshire.

Forbes Magazine..releases values of pro sports franchises..
..Dallas Cowboys-top team (4.7-BIllion)
..Yankees..(3.7B)
..Manchester United (3.6B)
..Barcelona FC (3.6B)
..Real Madrid (3.5B)
..New England Patriots (3.4B)
..NY Knicks (3.3B)
..NY Giants (3.1B)…
..LA Lakers (3B)

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