Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on February 19th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)…….

Padres…..Ownership refusing to comment on national reports they have offered FA-SS-Manny Machado (8Y-240M) contract…..telling me “it does no good to the player nor club to discuss contract offers at this point”.

Padres..Club sources say AJ Preller’s sales pitch in last week meeting in Miami….”Become the leader of the young group of Latin players coming up thru farm system”

Padres…Wil Myers told he will be a 1-position player ‘left field’ this year…will not be moved around….Hit (.253) but had 3-different injuries-played in just 83-games last year…hit (.219) after move to 3rd base in mid season.

Padres…P-Miguel Diaz-surgery-torn meniscus in knee-spikes caught during bullpen session…will be out 8-weeks.

Padres…70-players report on Monday…first full squad workout on Tuesday in Peoria.

Dodgers…OF-Andrew Toles will not report to spring training camp with veterans…having personal issues….has been disciplined 4-times in the past with Tampa Bay and at University of Tennessee.

Dodgers…P-Walker Beuhler to throw first bullpen session on Wednesday…pitched (177Inn) last year…all time high.

Angels..DH-Albert Pujols-no setbacks in rehab from off season knee scope surgery….believes he will be ready to DH in Cactus League games.

Angels..DH-Shohei Ohtani moving from dry swings at bat…to hitting off a tee…possibly on Wednesday…..Believes he could play on opening day.

Angels..OF-Justin Upton shutdown for 2W-patella tendinitis in knee

Angels..3B-Zach Cosart cleared for full throwing workouts coming off labrum surgery.

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(Teams)

MLB Union…Tony Clark-head of Players Association…criticizes Rob Manfred for his comments…Bryce Has-er-Manny Machado held up free agent signings this winter by contract demands….’Rob Manfred-misleading the fans…..their eyes don’t deceive them….they see how many unsigned veterans are out there……The Owners have spent the past 2-years attacking free agency…….There are increasing number of clubs making little effort to improve their rosters”….Clark on Monday night followed up with another tirade…”Fans should question whether it makes sense to buy tickets to teams not willing to compete.”

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to criticism…..”Free agent played have failed to adjust to economic demands of the analytics era…..Union wanted a market base system-now don’t want to accept the changes in the system as game changed.”

Giants…Bruce Bochy announcing he will retire after 2019 season..won 3-World Series rings in San Francisco…age (65)…has battled heart issues the past couple of years.

Washington Post……Columnist quoting teammates about Bryce Harper….in 10-span failed to run out ground balls….overthrows cutoff men…throws to wrong bases….unprepared on defense… …..unprepared to run the bases…..told columnist….”write it”

Colorado…move Ian Desmond to CF…..Charley Blackmon to RF….David Dahl to LF.

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……(Football)……..

NFL…..Tuesday is first day NFL clubs can “Franchise Tag” players for the 2019 season

Denver….Joe Flacco to take over as starting QB…despite QB rating of just 83-over last four years….(64TD-43Int-92 QB sacks) in that span….Broncos have 38M in salary allotted to Flacco-Case Keenum….Flacco is (43-42) since 2012.

Washington..Confirms they were in on trade talks with Ravens about Joe Flacco….will search for veteran QB to compete with Colt McCoy in off season.

Buffalo…Coach Sean McDermott purge of roster continues….Only 5-of-58 players left from Bills roster he inherited two years ago this week.

Cincinnati…RB-Mark Walton-arrest on assault charge over weekend…had also been arrested on marijuana possession in January.

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(Roster Moves)

Jaguars..Release Austin Jenkins-TE
Cowboys..Release WR-Terrance Williams

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Alliance American Football…San Diego Fleet announced attendance (20,019)…..appears it was just over (9,100) on Sunday…..Memphis Express announced attendance over (11,000)….appeared only (5,000) on Saturday…..San Antonio season high (29,015) this weekend.

AAF….Quarterbacks continue to struggle….thru 8-games this season…QBs thrown 15-TDs…17-interceptions…taken 42-QB sacks)

San Diego Fleet…..wins TV ratings battle for Sunday night
..Fleet game on Fox 5 (4.8-rating)…Opening week was (5.8-rating)
..CBS 8 News (3.8)
..KGTV 10 News (2.6)
..NBC 7 News (2. 2)
..KUSI News (1.8)
..CW 6 (0.0)

..Daytona 500 rating (4.0)
..LA Open-Golf (3.8)
..NBA All Star Game (1.6)
..NHL Game (0.4)

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(College)

Oklahoma…Coach Lincoln Riley says NFL teams will be impressed with physical talents of QB-Kyler Murray at the combine.

Colorado…Former Buffs S-TJ Cunningham gunned to death in dispute with neighbor over a parking space…..Was found dead on athletic field near high school-Aurora, Colorado…shooter called police and turned himself in…..Cunningham left NFL to become a high school assistant principal.

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…..(Basketball)……..

Aztecs…Begin preparations for Wednesday showdown game with 1st place Nevada-Reno…Wolfpack are (24-1) on the season….won 11-in row…had 13-game win streak to start season before only loss at New Mexico.

San Diego State…..School official says it has not made basketball star Jalen McDaniels available to media…because a family member is refusing to allow him to talk…..he is being sued by 2-former high school students who accused him of secretly videotaping their ‘sex acts’ and then distributing the video to his friends and basketball teammates while in high school in Tacoma.

Aztecs….Closing in on 2-possible transfer guards-visiting campus
..Trey Pullian…6’3-G…Navarro JC-Texas (12P-5A)
..KJ Feagin…6’4-G..transfer from Santa Clara…averaged (17P) last year

Arizona….former Wildcats coach Lute Olson hospitalized with minor stroke (84Y)…is in Tucson rehab center-expected to make full recovery.
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(NBA)

NY Post…Reports Knicks owner Jimmy Dolan is fielding offers to sell the struggling NBA franchise….would retain ownership of Madison Square Garden.

Lakers-Clippers….off till Thursday night as NBA comes off All-Star break.

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……..(Hockey)………

San Diego Gulls-L-San Jose Barracudas (5-2)….Barracudas score 4-goals in opening period against goalie Jeff Glass…..Gulls come home having won 11-of-15 road games since mid December……..AHL-Monday game

Bakersfield Condors….have won 15-games in a row in AHL action…3rd longest win streak in AHL history.

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LA Kings-Washington Capitals….Monday-President’s Day game…scoreless in 2nd period at Press-time

Ducks-at-Minnesota…Tuesday matchup on road….Ducks are (2-2) since Bob Murray stepped behind the bench.

TSN-Toronto…Reports Ducks are shopping F-Jakub Silfverberg and C-Adam Henrique….both headed to free agency….Trade deadline next Monday.

TSN-Toronto…Report LA Kings may ask veteran F-Jeff Carter to waive no trade clause in contract to possibly move him in deadline deal.

Canadian Press…Reports Ottawa putting both C-Maztt Duchene…D-Marc Stone on NHL trade block…been unable to re-sign either one of them.

Flyers-Tampa Bay…discussing major trade that would send LW-Wayne Simmonds to Lightning in deadline deal.

Buffalo….F-Kyle Okposo leaves club for examination of possible concussion….aftermath of 1-punch fire vs Rangers…has had 3-concussions in 3-years.

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