Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on March 1st, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Mountain West Conference……Commissioner Craig Thompson confirms he has opened talks with Gonzaga about possible admittance into conference as ‘basketball only’ playing member….Sources say BYU would consider leaving West Coast Conference also if Zags exit…Mountain West TV contracts coming up for renewal and adding Gonzaga-BYU to Nevada-San Diego State-Fresno-New Mexico-UNLV-Wyoming improving programs would create power bargaining with ESPN-CBS contracts up for extension….Union Tribune says MWC has not talked to BYU yet….Provo Daily Herald says BYU football wants to remain independent.

Arizona…Board of Regents….calls emergency meeting for Thursday to discuss the status of the contract suspended coach Sean Miller-who maintains innocence in the Adidas slush fund scandal.

(Mountain West)

Nevada-W-UNLV…Wolfpack build 26-point lead in first half in blowout win…Nevada (26-5) heading to playoffs.
New Mexico-W-Colorado State…Lobos had 58-26 lead in first half
Wyoming-W-Air Force…Justin James 18-points in Cowboys win
San Jose-W-Utah State…Spartans win first conference game…now (1-16) in MWC.

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(NBA)

Clippers-L-Houston…..Rockets jump out to (30-9) lead in first quarter…James Harden scores 17-in opening period…Clippers-leg weary- shot 19% from floor to start the game…

Lakers-at-Miami…Thursday matchup.
Lakers…G-Josh Hart-surgery-broken left hand..out 6-weeks
Lakers..Buyout contract veteran G-Corey Brewer.

76ers..Buyout the deal F-Trevor Booker.
Philadelphia…Sign FA-F-Ersan Ilysaova-ex Bucks

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………(Baseball)………

Padres-W-Dodgers (10-5)…Friars erupt for 7-runs in 6th inning….Carlos Asuaje 3R-triple…Austin Hedges HR…Christian Villanueva RBI single….Fernando Tatis single and double…Dinelson Lamet (2-inn-2R-3H)…..Juan Castillo (1inn-3K)…..Brad Wieck (1inn-0H)….Alvin Toles-Will Smith homered for LA.

Angels-L-Indians (15-3)….Tribe pounds relievers Blake Parker (1-inn-3R-4H)….Parker Bridewell (1-inn-5R-7H)…Shohei Ohtani did not DH in game.

Padres-Texas…Thursday game at Surprise
Dodgers-Indians…at Camelback Ranch
Giants-Angels…in Scottsdale

Padres…Option P-Miguel Diaz to Minor League complex
Padres..Plan “B” game on Thursday morning…Colin Rea-Robbie Erlin will start-both coming off surgeries.
Angels…Confirm they are 25M below luxury tax threshold-but not ready to make any more deals to get pithing.

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(Roster Moves)

Royals..Sign FA-1B-Luca Duda-ex Mets-Tampa Bay
Washington…Open contract talks with FA-P-Jake Arrieta-ex Cubs
Texas-Royals..Trade..Rangers deal P-Domingo Pena to Royals for international signing slot
Royals..DFA-OF-Billy Burns.

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(Injuries)

Houston…3B-Yuli Gurriel-surgery hamate bone in hand..out 6W.
Tigers..MRI-P-Blaine Hardy-shoulder
Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu suffering from virus
Pirates..OF-Daniel Nava-back surgery
Orioles..P-Chris Lee-out 4W-oblique injury
Brewers…C-Steven Vogt-strained shoulder
Red Sox..2B-Marco Hernandez-to miss 6-more weeks-shoulder rehab
Red Sox..2B-Dustin Pedroia takes BP for first time since knee surgery
Giants..P-Mark Melancon-throws BP for first time since forearm surgery
Cardinals..P-Alex Reyes-throws BP first time-coming off elbow surgery.

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…………..(Football)…………

NFL Combine…Workouts begin in Indianapolis….NFL Network says top players ranked at Combine.
..RB-Sauqon Barkely-Penn State-
..OG-Quenton Nelson-Notre Dame
..LB-Brad Chubb-North Carolina State
..Minkah Fitzpatrick-Alabama

NFL Combine…5-of-6 top quarterbacks will throw at combine…Only one not participating will be USC’s Sam Darold.

NFL…Lead physicians meet at Combine…281-concussions last year alarming…47% were self reported…Doctors say tackling technique in NFL still ussue.i
NFL..Papa John’s Pizza cancels contract with league after sales fall (3.9%) because of national anthem issues
NFL..Signs Dominoes Pizza as new corporate sponsor.

(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Releases RB-Jon Stewart (7,318R) in 10-year career.
Bears..Release QB-Mike Glennon…LB-Willie Young.
Jets..Release DT-Mo Wilkerson-was due (16.7M) in 2018….RB-Matt Forte retires (14,468APY) in career

(Teams)

Chargers..head to combine-interested in DT-Vita Vea-Washington…S-Derwin Jams-Florida State…LB-Tremain Edwards-Virginia Tech with top picks

Denver-Washington…Broncos interested in trading for Redskins LB-Su’a Cravens.

Denver..Will pickup 4M-option on WR-Demarius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders

Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden says ‘talent in organization needs to rise this year’…’WR-Amari Cooper must become a headliner’….”RB-Marshawn Lynch being counted on’.

Raiders..Fire DB-coach Rod Woodson-been with team for 4-years..

Packers..Open contract extension talks with QB-Aaron Rodgers-might be a 150M package

Packers..GM-Brian Gutekunst says team will be active in free agency.

Colts..say QB-Andrew Luck has hit every check-box so far in his rehab workouts

Vikings..GM-Rick Spielman says club will likely let QB-Ted Bridgewater test free agency.

Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid expresses interest in Louisville QB-Lamar Jackson

Rams…Say they will reopen talks with CB-Trumaine Johnson-want to pair him with newly acquired Marcus Peters.

49ers..GM John Lynch says club has high standards of conduct for players-has issues with arrest of LB-Reuben Foster

Steelers…say LB_Ryan Shazier will not play in 2018 but will be part of team football operations while he recovers from spinal column surgery.

Bengals…say they will build offense around RB-Joe Mixon.

Cleveland…coach Hue Jackson says team wants veteran QB to come in and start next year-interested in AJ Mccarran-Bengals.

Buffalo..WR-Kelvin Benjamin undergoes another knee scope.

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(College)

Washington State…hires Matt Brock-special teams coach…had been at Bowling Green.
Nebraska…ex-QB-Eric Crouch hired as coach at NAIA-Midland University in Nebraska
Missouri..AD-Jim Sterk says Athletic budget remains in red despite infusion of 41M-from SEC TV network.

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……….(Hockey)………

LAKings-vs-Columbus…Thursday night action

NHL Western Conference….LA Kings (75P) now in 7th place in playoff race….Ducks-Blues tied for 8th (74P)….Calgary (73P)

Ducks-Blue Jackets…Friday night matchup.

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……..(General)……….

PGA…..Mexico City World Golf Championships begin on Thursday

Soccer…Neymar-Brazilian star with Paris Ste-Germaine-out 8W-surgery on fractured ankle
Soccer..Louis van Gaal- says Manchester United ownership interested more in making money than winning…Franchise had 824M in revenue last year.
Soccer…Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger refuses to talk about job status..reports that ownership wants to talk to Joachim Low-German World Cup coach.

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