Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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Padres…Sign FA-P-Wandy Peralta-ex Yankees (4Y-16M)..can opt out after each year..(2.82-ERA) last 3-years as setup reliever in New York.

Padres..Now have 9-relief pitchers with major league experience coming to Cactus League camp…have 7-starting pitchers with major league experience in camp.

Padres..Reopen talks with FA-P-Mchael Lorenzen-ex Tigers-Reds on short term contract.

Padres..Wednesday is 50th Anniversary of Ray Kroc’s decision to buy Padres from  C-Arnholdt Smith-blocking move of team to Washington DC.

Angels-Astros..TRADE..Halos acquire minor league reliever Carlos Espinosa for OF-Trey Cabbage.

Angels..NY Post says Halos reopened talks with FA-P-Blake Snell, but refusing to go above (5Y-150M) offer….Agent Scott Boras is asking teams (7Y-210M).
(Roster Moves)

Tigers..Sign FA-P-Willy Peralta-ex Washington-Milwaukee
Miami..Sign FA-SS-Jon Guzman-ex Arizona
Boston..Sign FA=2B-Romy Gonzalez-ex-White Sox
Minnesota..Veteran reliever Joe Smith-retires (39Y)

Yankees..Watch showcase workout FA-P-Noah Syndegaard in Florida
Cardinals..Meet with FA-P-Ryan Brasier-ex Dodgers.


Chargers…Introductory press conference for Coach Jim Harbaugh at 1pm…NBC reports Harbaugh’s contract was (5Y) with total value (16M) per season if team reaches AFC Championship game or Super Bowl…ESPN reports Harbaugh will have final say on his roster….Fox Sports says Harbaugh signed off on the hiring of incoming GM-Joe Hortiz from Ravens.
(NFL Notes)

Lions..NFL sources say Off Coord-Ben Johnson asked for full Player Personnel authority to take Washington Commanders job…Ownership rejected it after hiring of new GM-Adam Peters.

Seattle..Hires Mike McDonald as head coach-was Def Coord-Baltimore Ravens

Washington..GM-Adam Peters says team will not consider Bill Belichick nor Mike Vrabel for Commanders coaching job.

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says ‘I could work with Bill Belichick-if I had an opening’…Team committed to Mike McCarthy next year

Fox TV..Tom Brady will replace Greg Olson on #1-NFL broadcast team..Brady will join Kevin Burkhardt…Olsen will link with Joe Davis….Fox not considering a 3-man booth with Brady-Olson.

Carolina..Hire Brandt Tilis-as GM..key exec Chiefs
Raiders..Interview Kliff Kingsbury for Off Coord-ex Arizona coach
Packers..Hire Jeff Hafley-ex Boston College head coach as Def Coord
Bears..Hire Chad Morton-ex Seattle-as running back coach
Jets..Fire Assistant GM-Rex Hogan

NFL TV …Record ratings for AFC-NFC championship games
..Chiefs-Ravens..AFC title game-record (55.5M) viewers
..Niners-Lions..NFL title game-2nd highest mark ever (56.3M) viewers

Cleveland..RB-Kareem Hunt undergoes core surgery-was hurt all year.
(College Football)

Kansas…Will play its 4-Big 12-Conference home games next year at Arrowhead Stadium while new stadium is under construction.

Big 12-Conference…releases full 2024-schedule for new schools.
..Arizona State..home games Kansas-Utah..Rod games at Oklahoma State-K State
..Arizona..Road games at Kansas State-Utah-BYU-TCU

Tennessee…NCAA investigating major NIL-violations by Volunteers collective.


Lakers-at-Boston..Thursday game…Lakers defense up (137P) over last 4-games…Lakers (24-25)…Celtics (22-2) at home.

Clippers-W-Washington (125-109)…Clippers jumped to (29P) lead in 3rd quarter…Amir Coffey (17P) off bench…..Wednesday game…Clippers (31-15) this season.

Lakers..G-LeBron James tweets…’Do your job’ referencing teams hot-cold play.
Lakers..C-Christian Wood-denies criticizing coach with his LOL tweet after not being promoted to starting lineup.

USD-at-USF…Thursday WCC game…Torerors (12-10)

Aztecs…Back on practice floor after 3rd straight blowout loss on road…Coach Brian Dutcher says team impacted by ‘playing at altitude’..that despite team had a full week of rest to prepare for game at Colorado State….SDSU (16-5) hosts Utah State on Saturday
(NBA Notes)

76ers..C-Joel Embiid-MRI on knee discomfort…has been ailing since scoring (71P) in game last week

Warriors..Taking trade offers for G-Andrew Wiggins
Minnesota..G-Anthony Edwards-Fined (40,000) for criticism of refs this week
Memphis..Longtime C-Mark Gasol retires (39Y)..played 14Y in NBA

NBA..Announces All Star game ‘3-Point shooting contest’..Steph Curry-vs-Sabrina Ionescu…Curry will use NBA ball and shoot from 3 point line…Ionescu will use WNBA ball and shoot at WNBA 3-point line.

NBA…Rising Star game at All Star game..Victor Wembenyama-Chet Holmgren will headline the rosters.


Kings-W-Nashville (4-2)…Alex Turcotte scores lst NHL goal…Kings win despite being outshot (41-24) on road…..Wednesday game…Kings lost 14-of-17 games in 2-month skid

Ducks-San Jose..Wednesday late  game

NHL..Flyers G-Connor Hart says he will plead ‘not guility’ to sexual assault charges in lawsuit filed from 2018-incident.

Columbus..1st round pick Adam Fantilli will miss 8W-skate cut on calf.
Carolina..G-Fredric Andersen-cleared to practice-been out since November with blood clot

Vancouver-Calgary…Open trade talks major deal that would send F-Andrei Kuzamenko and draft pick for Flames F-Elias Lindholm.

Vancouver…Gives GM-Patrick Allven-3Y contract extension.

Kentucky Derby…Trainer Bob Baffert will not transfer training of any of his 18-horses to make them eligible for Kentucky Derby weekend races…Baffert is still under suspension for 2021-drug issue with Derby champion Medina Spirit…Baffert will enter his horses for Preakness-Belmont weekends instead…He is still under suspension at Churchill Downs.

PGA..Rory McIlroy implores PGA to get merger deal done with LIV-and allow players in Saudi Super League access to PGA tour without any fines.

PGA..Reached 3B-marketing agreement with Fenway Sports Group

Soccer..Manchester United fines Marcus Rashford (10,000) for violating curfew and then not practicing for Red Devils.

Gio Reyna-Team USA star…released from contact in Germany…will go from Dortmund to Nottingham Forest this weekend.


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