Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on June 14th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Golf)…

US Open…1st round tees off at Shinnecock Hills-Southhampton, Long Island…Tee Times.

..8:02am..Phil Mickelson-Jordan Spieth-Rory McIlroy
..8:15am..Ricky Fowler
..1:47pm..Tiger Woods-Dustin Johnson

Tiger Woods…not won a major since 2008-at Torrey Pines
Phil Mickelson..never won US Open…finished 2nd-6X in career
Dustin Johnson-ranked #1 in world on hot streak
Bry DeChambeau-5-top-5 finishes this year
Brooks Koepka-2nd and 3rd finishes in last month
Justin Rose-4-wins since last fall.

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…(Soccer)…

World Cup…Opening Game-Russia-vs-Saudi Arabia…8am PDT

World Cup…Germany heavy favorite to become only 3rd team ever to repeat…Brazil loaded with talent….Mexico with firepower…France…Only Italy 1934-38) and Brazil (1958-62) have been repeat champions.

World Cup…Team USA-Italy-Netherlands-Chile-fail to qualify.

World Cup…Rosters loaded with International talent
..Argentina-Lionel Messi..Sergio Aguero-Christian Pavon
..Portugal-Christiano Ronaldo
..Germany-Manuel Neuer-Thomas Mullere-Timo Werner
..Brazil-Neymar-Fred-Ederson-Gabriel Jesus-Casemiro Pavlinko
..Belgium-Eden Hazard-Rom Lukaku
..England-Harry Kane-Raheem Sterling-Jamie Vardy
..Egypt-Mohammad Salah
..France-Paul Pogbah-Olivier Geroud..Mbappe-Antoine Griezman
..Mexico-Chicharito-Carlos Vela-Chucky Lazado-Gio-Jon Dos Santos
..Spain-Diego Costa-Sergio Ramos-David Silva-David deGea
..Uruguay-Luis Suarez

World Cup…FIFA Votes to award 2026-World Cup to “United” proposal….USA-Canada-Mexico will host games….US to host 60-games…Canada 10-games…Mexico 10-games…Championship game will be at Met Life Stadium-Meadowlands, New Jersey….Vote was (134-65) for United over Morocco…Games in US to be played in 16-different cities…San Diego not on list because of unknown status of SDCCU Stadium..or whether new stadium could be built. .

Spain…World Cup team fires coach Julen Lopetegul just 2-days prior to opening game after he agreed to become head coach of Real Madrid.

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…………(Baseball)………..

Padres-W-Cardinals (4-2)…….Fred Galvis 2R-double…Manny Margot RBI-triple…Eric Lauer picks off runner for 5th start in a row…San Diego won 11-of-16

San Diego-Atlanta…Open 4G-weekend series…Tyson Ross (5-3)-vs-Brandon McCarthy (5-3).

Padres…Veteran reliever Carter Capps leaves DL-list El Paso-headed to Peoria for extended spring training..

Padres..Sign 2nd round pick Xavier Edwards-SS from Florida high school ranks….Padres overpaid slot fee-gave him 2.6M rather than 1.8M to lock him up…had already signed 3rd-4th round picks also…..Unsigned is #1 pick Ryan Weathers-who is commanding (5.6M) slot fee.

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Dodgers-Texas……Game was tied (2-2) in 8th at press time…..Justin Turner HR…..Game stopped in 3rd inning bench clearing incident…Matt Kemp tried to run over C-Rob Chiniros at home plate leading to shoving match-both ejected…LA (17-6)

Dodgers…Off day on Thursday.

Dodgers..DL-P-Walker Beuhler-microfracture of rib

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Angels-L-Mariners (8-6)….Ryon Healy solo HR…Mitch Haniger 2R-HR in 9th….Nelson Cruz 2R-HR early in game….M’s sweep series…..Seattle won 20-of-25 games…..

Halos…Off day on Thursday

Angels..DL-OF-Jaf Marte sprained wrist

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(Scoreboard)

Boston-W-Baltimore…JD Martinez-Mookie Betts HR….Red Sox (47-22)…Orioles now (19-48)

Yankees-L-Washington….Juan Soto solo HR-3R-HR…NY (43-20)

Brewers-W-Cubs..Lorenzo Cain HR…Jhoulys Chacin (6-1)…Brewers (41-27)

Pirates-W-Arizona…Jody Mercer HR-2R-double…D-Backs still have won 9-of-12

Braves-W-Mets…Freddie Freeman HR-RBI single..Mets lost 10-of-11…Braves now (39-28)

Tampa Bay-W-Toronto…Matt Duffy RBI-single

Rockies-W-Phillies..Trevor Story 2-doubles-2RBIs

Twins-L-Tigers…Nico Goodrum HR.

Giants-L-Miami….Justin Bour RBI single..RBI-double.

Indians-L-White Sox…Dylan Covey outfield Trevor Bauer-struck out 11-batters still lost…Chicago (24-42)

Reds-W-Royals…Adam Duvall Grand Slam Hr….Cincinnati (25-41)…KC (22-46)

Astros-W-A’s…Evan Gattis 3R-HR….Astros 7R in 2nd inning…Houston (44-25)

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(Injuries)

Braves…DL-P-Mike Foltyniewicz-tricep injury
Tigers..Surgery-DH-Miguel Cabrera-torn bicep
Cardinals..P-Luke Gregorson-torn meniscus
A’s..DL-P-Trevor Cahill-Achilles
Milwaukee..DL-P-Matt Albers-shoulder
White Sox..DL-P-Nate Smith-shoulder
Orioles..DL-P-Andrew Cashner-shoulder
White Sox..Send OF-Avisail Garcia out on rehab

(Roster Moves)

Braves..DFA-P-Luke Jackson
White Sox..DFA-P-TJ House
Mets..Sign FA-P-Chris Beck-ex White Sox
Seattle-Boston…Trade-Mariners deal OF-Eric Filia to Sox-was hitting (.426-AA) after drug suspension.

(MLB)

Washington..GM-Mike Rizzo defends OF-Bryce Harper from anonymous criticism from another front office exec-called Harper selfish loser….Called it ‘yellow journalism’

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…………(Basketball)…………

San Antonio…Longtime player agent Brian Elfus files 5M-lawsuit against Kawhi Leonard current agent for failing to pay 5M-in fees owed from 93M contract Elfus negotiated with Spurs…just prior to Leonard changing agents.

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………..(Football)…………

(College)

NCAA-Division 1-Committee…Vote to change Transfer Rules….Players may now apply to NCAA to transfer-and then talk to other school without prior school having to give permission or having ability to block a player transferring…..Vote to change Redshirt Rule….Player can play up to 4-games in any one season-and still retain a redshirt year…Players will be given 5Y-to-use 4-years elibility.

Michigan…Lands QB-Jeff George-Junior…transfer in from Illinois.
Nevada….Lands RB-Jomon Dotson-transfer from Washington.

(NFL)

Chargers….CB-Jason Merrett cleared for full 11-on-11 workouts…Career has been marred by 4-major injuries…..
Chargers…K-Rogerto Aguayo dominant kicking inside 40-yard line….Caleb Sturgis missing workouts with leg-quad soreness.

Reggie Bush…Awarded 12.5M from jury for injuries suffered in St-Louis…Rams must pay damages for injury when Bush fell on cement surface near bench area that had not been covered properly.

Seattle..Hire Ryan Grigson-Asst GM…was former GM-Colts.

Patriots..Deny report owner Robert Kraft wanted to trade TE-Rob Gronkowski at draft-but that Tom Brady said he would retire in Gronkowski were dealt.

Denver..Hire DeMarcus Ware as assistant coach for Def Line.

Cincinnati…Rookie QB-Logan Woodside-arrested for DUI on weekend.

Miami…ex-Dolphins WR-Jarvis Landry said QB-Ryan Tannehill-not a good leader nor teammate.

(Injuries)

Ravens..CB-Jimmy Smith-cleared full practice-coming off Achilles tear
Carolina..LB-Luke Kuechly-cleared for camp-coming off labrum surgery
Browns..CB-Howard Wilson to mss 2nd year in row-knee tendon tear
Steelers..WR-JuJu Smith missing workouts-recurring knee pain
Redskins..DT-Stacy McGee-groin tear.

(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Release QB-Christian Hackeberg-ex Jets
Falcons..Release RB-Demario Richard-ex Arizona State
Saints..Workout WR-Kevin Sneed-ran 4.22 at combine-but got hurt 2017

(CFL)

CFL..season opens-Thursday-
..Edmonton Eskimos-Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

..Toronto Argonauts-Saskatchewan Roughriders-Friday

..Hamilton Ti-Cats-Calgary Stampeders-Saturday-Johnny Manziel backup QB
..BC Lions-Montrel Alouettes-Saturday

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……….(Hockey)…………

Kings-Tampa Bay…Trade-LA acquires G-Peter Budaj for F-Andy Andreoff

Montreal-Columbus…Open trade talks about deal to send D-Jack Johnson to Montreal-Blue Jackets unable to sign Johnson to extension-could be headed to free agency unless Montreal signs him.

Slava Voynov…Former Kings D-asks judge to cleanse record of domestic abuse case that led to deportation 3-years ago….Voynov wants to apply for NHL reinstatement.

Ottawa Senators..Name new COO-Nicolas Ruszkowski to rebuild image of troubled club.

AHL-Calder Cup playoffs….Game 7-Thursday night…Texas Stars-at-Toronto Marlies to decide American Hockey League crown.

Humboldt Broncos….Saskatchewan Junior League holds ‘restocking draft’…Broncos choose 10-players from other 9-clubs to rebuild roster after April bus crash that killed 16 people.

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