Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on June 7th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres-W-Braves (3-1)…Corey Spangenberg RBI triple…Freddy Galvis suicide squeeze…Padres bullpen gives them nearly 7-shutout inning of relief on ‘bullpen day’….Padres go (7-3) on homestead…

Padres..Travel Day-head out on 10-game road trip..to Miami-St-Louis-Atlanta….From Friday-June 8th till July 9th….Padres will play 23-of-28 gems on road i brutal schedule…Only 5-home games in that stretch.

Padres Draft….Select 41-players in all including 25-pitchers…take 22-college players..19-high school players.

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Dodgers-L-Pirates (11-9)…Grego Polanco 2R-double…Josh Harrison 3R-double…David Freese 2R-double in wild come from behind win…LA wastes Matt Kemp 3R-HR and 2R-double in loss….LA won 13-of-18-games.

LA-Pittsburgh…Thursday matchup…P-Dennis Santana (1-0) makes first major league start-vs-James Taillon (3-4)

Dodgers Draft..finish up draft taking 19-pitchers in all….4-of-5 picks were pitchers.

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Angels-Royals..Halos led (3-1) at press time-Ian Kinsler 2R-HR.

Halos…Off on Thursday

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(Scoreboard)

Washington-W-Tampa Bay..Michael Taylor 3H-3RBI..Anthony Rendon 3RBI night..Nats won 11-of-16

Indians-W-Brewers..Carlos Carrasco 10K in 7-innings…Milwaukee lost 5-of-7

Mets-W-Orioles..Dylan Bundy 7-no hit innings..Mets lost 13-of-16

Arizona-L-Giants..Brandon Crawford RBI-double..D-Backs won 6-of-9

Yankees-W-Blue Jays…Sonny Gray 2-hit shutout..Aaron Judge-Giancarlo Stanton HRs..NY (40-18)

Red Sox-W-Tigers…Andrew Benetendi HR-RBI double..Sox (43-19).

Rockies-W-Reds..Ian Desmond 2R-HR..Reds (21-41)

A’s-L-Rangers..Jurickson Profar HR-2R-HR-2R-double

Cubs-W-Phillies..Jason Heyward Grand Slam HR..Cubs won 9-of-12

Twins-L-White Sox..Brian Anderson 3RBI

Mariners-L-Houston..Evan Gattis 2R-HR..Yuli Gurriel 2R-single in Astros wins

Cardinals-L-Marlins..Darren Dietrich (4-5) 3RBI

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(Roster)

Texas..Release-P-Tim Lincecum (12inn-12R-14H-9W) in comeback attempt.
A’s..Sign FA-P-Edwin Jackson-ex Washington Nationals
Mets..Sign FA-P-PJ Conlon-ex Dodgers
Mets..DFA-SS-Jose Reyes…hitting (.114)
Tampa Bay..Callup 1B-Jake Bauers-top- prospect in AAA

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(Injuries)

Blue Jays…Top player in minors-Vlad Guerrero out with leg injury…hitting (.401-11HR-55RBI) in 52-games in AA.

Cardinals..P-Ryan Sheriff-elbow surgery
Cardinals..P-Alex Reyes needs lat muscle-back surgery after just 1-start

Boston..DL-P-Drew Pomeranz-bicep injury
Angels..SS-Antrelle Simmons-leg injury

Cubs..Activate P-Yu Darvish-from DL.
White Sox…Activate P-Carlos Rodon-recoverd shoulder surgery..
A’s..DL-1B-Matt Joyce-back

Dodgers..P-Rich Hill throws 60P-in bullpen session to test blister problem

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(MLB)

MLB…Buys Rawlings Sporting Goods…pays 395M for sports equipment company….Rawlings manufactures baseballs for MLB.

The Athletic….hires firm to investigate manufacturing of baseballs…Find that 2018 balls have ‘thicker’ seams stitched into ball…..leads to outbreak of blisters by pitchers…and stitch reduce drag-allows ball to fly further distances…All time record HRs last year.

Oregon State..P-Luke Heimlich-bypassed in draft for 2nd year in row despite (15-1) record…because he is registered sex offender for incident that happened when he was 15-years old.

A’s..Sign OF-Kyler Murray to 5M deal…he will attend Oklahoma and be Sooners starting QB in fall then play baseball in spring-summer.

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(College)

Aztecs…5-playes drafted in MLB first year draft
..C-Dean Nevarez-taken 19th round-Seattle
..1B-Jordan Vardon-taken 23 round-Tigers
..P-Gazrrett Hill-taken 24th round-Tigers
..SS-David Henley-taken 26th round-Houston
..3B-Chase Calabuiig-tkane 27th round-A’s..hit (.350)

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………..(Basketball)………

(NBA Playoffs)

Golden State-W-Cleveland…(110-102)….Kevin Durant scores 43P….Warriors rally from (16-4) deficit at start of game…score 58P in 2nd half…in win….Warriors shot 52%….LeBron James had (33P)…..Warriors won despite Steph Curry-Klay Thompson going (7-27) shooting…Warriors lead series (3-0)

NBA…TV Ratings…top 3-shows last week were NBA playoff games…highest ratings since 2002 playoffs…Drew audiences of (18.4M)….(17.3M)….(14.5M)

Pistons..Meet 2nd time with ex Toronto coach Dwane Casey-lead candidate for job…Michigan coach John Beilein withdraws.

76ers…Team ownership meeting with lawyers over status of GM-Bryan Colangelo-probe of use of 5-twitter accounts.

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……(Football)………..

Baltimore Ravens..NFL orders team to shutdown OTA workouts this week…Fine coach John Harbaugh for violation of too much contact in drills…2nd year in a row league has disciplined franchise

Dallas…Legendary star Deion Sanders says owner Jerry Jones was wrong in releasing WR-Dez Bryant-still unsigned free agent.

Colts..LB-Chris McCain denies he was involved in domestic abuse incident in January…reportedly facing 2-charges of incident with woman in LA.

Saints..Def Coor-Dennis Allen says NFL officials will have hard time calling helmet penalties under new rules ..says NFL video on new rule confusing.

Raiders..New Def Coor-Paul Guenther says camp holdout of LB-Khalil Mack will put him way behind in learning new defense.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield elevated to 2nd offensive unit.

Steelers…Invite LB-Ryan Shazier to be mentor coach in off season workouts.

Buffalo…Ex-Bills OG-Richie Incognito released from psychiatric hospital after anxiety attacks…is home in Arizona working out…hoping for another opportunity to play in NFL.

(Injuries)

Broncos..LB-Shane Ray to have 4th surgery on wrist..reinjured it in camp early in week
Vikings..RB-Dalvin Cook cleared for all workouts-coming off knee surgery.
Jets..S-Rontez Miles to miss 4-months-knee surgery
Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz begins 7-on-7 passing drills

(CFL)

Winnipeg….Loses QB-Matt Nichols with knee injury in preseason camp practice.

CFL Owners…Vote to impose a salary cap of 2.7M on all coaching staff members…and a Cap on expenditures for Scouting-Mini Camps-Free Agent Camps.

(AAF)

Birmingham…Alliance League team hires Tim Lewis as head coach-ex Giants-Steelers assistant.

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……….(Hockey)……..

(NHL Playoffs)

Washington-at Las Vegas…Thursday …Game 5-Capitals can win Stanley Cup with victory…Golden Knights down (3-1) in series.

NY Islanders…Lou Lamoniello takes over as President…Fires GM-Garth Snow-had just 4-playoff teams in 12-years….Fires Coach Dough Weight depiste (24-12-4) record as interim coach last winter……Islanders may look at Mark Hunter-Maple Leafs…ex-Kings coach Daryyl Sutter…ex-Rangers coachAlain Vigneault for coaching job.

Minnesota Wild…Hire Jack Ferreira as assistant GM-been with LA Kings for 12-years.

LAKings…promote Nelson Emerson to Director Player Personnel…PromotHubie McDonough to lead scout….Name Richard Seely as GM-of Ontario Reigh-had been each of Manchester Monarchs of ECHL….Hire Jaroslav Modry as assistant coach-Ontario.

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…..(General)……….

French Open…..Maria Sharapova upset in quarterfinal round match….Top seed Simona Halep wins to move to semi finals….Rain stops Rafal Nadal match-he was trailing in 2nd set.

USA Soccer…Hires Earnie Stewart as General Manager of Mens National Team….was GM of MLS-Philadelphia Union franchise.

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