Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on March 23rd, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Baseball)……..

Padres-W-Indians (7-6)…Joey Luchessi (4.2inn-2R-3H-3W) in possibly final start before 25-man roster cuts..Manny Margot HR…Chase Headley HR…Wil Meyers 2R-HR

Dodgers-W-Angels (3-1)…Hyun Jin-Ryu (5inn-1R)…Yasiel Puig-Corey Seager-Kiki Hernandez solo HRs.

Angels..Option out P-Ian Kroll..P-John Lamb..OF-Rymer Liriano

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(Roster Moves)

Cardinals..Release P-Jason Motte
Indians..Release 1B-Mike Napoli
Phillies..Release 2B-Ryan Flaherty
Reds..Sign FA-1B-Kennys Vargas-ex Twins

(Injuries)

Mets..P-Rafael Montego-Elbow surgery-gone for year
Giants..P-Jeff Samardzija-MRI on shoulder
Mariners..P-David Phelps-elbow surgery…15th major injury spring
Milwaukee..P-Wade Miley-torn groin
Milwaukee..P-Boone Logan-bicep strain
Indians..P-Carlos Carrasco-bruised foot
Arizona..OF-Steven Souza-injured shoulder
Royals..2B-Ada Mondesi-shoulder impingement

(MLB)

Colorado..Former Rockies 1st round pick Greg Reynolds-wins 2.3M- judgement for shattered hand injury in fight defending himself from neighbor who attacked him while on LSD…Reynolds out of baseball.

Texas..P-Tim Lincecum poor 2-inning batting practice outing…says may stay for extended spring training in Arizona…not ready to open the season.

Tigers-Phillies…5-ejected including manager Gabe Kaklsar after 3-batters hit by pitches in beanball incident.

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………..(Basketball)……..

(NCAA Tourneys)

Nevada-L-Loyola..Wolfpack lost 12-point lead…went (7:55) without a basket….Ramblers ripped off (20-4) spring run…Marques Townes hits critical 3-point shot late to seal win….Nevada shot (41%) floor…Nevada went (7-27) on 3-s during game.

Gonzaga-L-Florida State…Seminoles crush Zags with strong defensive effort…Gonzaga shot 34% from floor.

Kentucky-L-Kansas State…Xavier Sneed scores (22P) in K-State stunning win.

Michigan-W-Texas AM…Wolverines explode for 99-points…Michigan hits 14-3’s…shot 61% from floor….UM wins 12th in row.

(Friday Schedule)

Syracuse-Duke…Matchup of great zone defenses
West Virginia-Villanova….battle of great guards
Clemson-Kansas
Purdue-Texas Tech…Question whether Issac Haas will play with elbow brace.

(Coaches)

Evansville..Hires Walter McCarty as coach-was Boston Celtics assistant.
U-Conn…Hires Dan Hurley-Rhode Island…replaces fired Kevin Ollie.

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(NBA)

Lakers-L-New Orleans (128-125)….Anthony Davis (33P)…Guards-Rajon Rondo-Jrue Holiday combine for 50-points….Lakers lost despite making 17-3’s……Lonzo Ball problems continues (2-15) shooting nite…(1-12) behind the arc….Lakers now (31-40) lost 4-in row.

Clippers-at-Indiana….LA lost 4-of-5 heading into Friday game.

Memphis-L-Charlotte (140-79)…Kemba Walker scores (46)…hit 10-3s….61-point win is the biggest in Hornets history.

Spurs….Report of Players Only meeting as teammates urged Kawhi Leonard to return to team for push to playoffs….has been out most of year with quad injury.

Charlotte…C-Dwight Howard-1 game suspension for picking up 16th technical foul…was hit with T in Wednesday game when he went for (32P-30R…highest career double-double.

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……(Football)……………

(NFL)

Giants-Tampa Bay…Trade-NY deals DE-Jason Pierre Paul and #4th round pick for Bucs 3rd and 4th round picks…..Giants paid 22M-last year to Paul on first year of contract extension.

Giants..Release WR-Dwayne Harris.

Jets..Sign FA-TE-Terrelle Pryor-ex Redskins
Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Mike Wallace-ex Ravens
Packers..Sign FA-CB-Traymon Williams
Raiders..Sign FA-OG-Breno Giacomino-ex Seahawks-Jets-Houston
Miami..Sign FA-RB-Frank Gore-ex Colts
Chiefs..Sign FA-RB-Damien Williams-ex Dophins
Vikings..Sign FA-OT-Tom Compton-ex Bears
Atlanta..Sign FA-DE-Derrick Shelby
Dallas..Sign FA-WR-Deonatae Thompson-ex Bills
Dallas..Sign FA-LB-Joe Thomas-ex Packers
Rams..Sign FA-LB-Ranick Wilson-ex Chiefs
Titans..Sign FA-DE-Kevin Pamphile-ex Bucs

Raiders..Re-sign QB-EJ Manuel
Patriots..Re-sign OT-LiAngelo Waddle

(Visits)

Arizona..Visit with CB-Robert McClain-ex-Carolina
Browns..Visit with WR-Allen Hurns-ex Jaguars
Browns..Visit with CB-EJ Gaines-ex Rams
Chiefs..Visit with WR-Kendall Wright-ex Bears-Titans
Miami..Visit with QB-Brock Osweiler-ex Broncos
Jets..Visit with CB-EJ Gaines-ex Rams
Packers..Visit with WR-Jordan Matthews-ex Bills.
Texans..Release WR-Cobi Hamilton…WR-Chucky Clements

(NFL)

Johnny Maiziel…worked out infront 13-teams at USD Pro Day…Chiefs-Chargers-Raiders-Pats-Browns among those on hand.

Josh Rosen…worked out Thursday for Jets
Josh Allen…Pro Day-Friday workout at Wyoming

Maurice Hurst…Michigan DT-cleared to take part in Pro Day-had heartbeat issue at combine.

UNLV…Hires Steve Irvin as Def Coord-had been at USD for 5-years.

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………..(Hockey)…………

San Diego Gulls….Travel day-head for 2-game weekend series against Cleveland Lumberjacks in AHL play.

LAKings-W-Colorado (7-1)…Anzi Kopitar scores career 4-goals….in road win…Kings now (89P)…move into 6th place in Western playoff race.

Ducks-at-Winnipeg…Friday matchup….Ducks holding onto 8th playoff spot in Western Conference…..Ducks G-John Gibson (12-3-1) in last 16-games.

NHL…Will hire 6-retired referees to work in ‘Situation Room’ to help with instant replays.

Winnipeg…Lose high scoring F-Patrick Laine-2W-bruised foot.
Las Vegas..G-Mark Andre Fleury-put in concussion protocol

Ed Olczyk…NHL analyst confirms he is ‘cancer free’ battling back from 10-month fite with colon cancer.

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………….(General)…………….

Dell Match Play Golf……Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson both fall to (0-2) in tourney…Jason Day also lost…..Jordan Spieth-Rory McIlroy post wins.

Lady KIA-LPGA….IK Kim shoots (67) to take 1st round lead at tourney in Carlsbad.

NASCAR….Martinsville 500….Martin Truex-Kevin Harvick head field.

Formula 1…Opens 2018-season with Australian Grand Prix.
..Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes-begins drive for 5th driving championship…..-.
..Fernando Alonso-McLaren unveils new Renault engines
..Red Bull..debuts new driver Max Verstappen-joins Daniel Ricciardo
..Ferrari..Sebastian Vettle hopes to start fast
..Haas Racing..Roman Grosjean-great off season testing-2nd year team

Soccer..LA Galaxy sign Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic-spent 2-years with Manchester United….(36Y) age-coming off knee injury last year.

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