Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on January 31st, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

MLS…”FS Investors” files 150M application for MLS expansion franchise….Commissioner Don Garber praises the potential of of San Diego-Tijuana area….Says this could be a great regional franchise…..Will await decision of Mayor-City Council on plans to allow investors to take over operation of 166-acre Qualcomm sight for development rights…FS reveals first two parts of project will be simultaneous development of Stadium and River Park…FS says talks with San Diego State indicate potential to build stadium that could expand from 30,000 to 40,000 in future if Aztecs needs ;for bigger capacity grow. .

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…………(Football)…………..

Chargers…Bleacher Report writing that owner Dean Spanos is upset that fellow NFL owners are speaking out against his move to LA…undermining his efforts…Spanos denies he is selling team…No interest in moving back to San Diego.

Chargers..Name George Stewart-Special Teams coach…longtime coach Minnesota Vikings..Pittsburgh Steelers.

49ers…John Lynch-named General Manager…had called Kyle Shanahan on his own last week-said he wanted the job…Shanahan asked owner John York and President Jed York to interview him…49ers get permission to interview Adam Peters-Broncos for Director Player Personnel job…Considering possible position for Mark Dominic-former GM of Tampa Bay Bucs.

Chicago..Fires Curtis Johnson-WR coach
Houston..Hires Wes Welker as WR-coach
Saints..Hire Mike Nolan as LB coach
Colts..Incoming GM Chris Ballard says Chuck Pagano stays at coach..

New England…Owner Robert Kraft says late Browns owner Art Modell told him it was a mistake if Patriots hired Bill Belicheck as coach…Modell had fired Belicheck after a (5-11) season

Raiders…Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Alderson pulls out of 650M funding package for NFL stadium….Goldman Sachs may replace him.

Arizona..QB-Carson Palmer-says his considering retirement at age 37-injury issues….Has (17.5M) cap figure next year.

Toronto Argonauts…CFL team fires long time GM-Jim Barker…also lost Coach Scott Milanovich-quit over weekend to take job with Jacksonville Jaguars.

Saskatchewan Roughriders…Sign FA-WR-Duron Carter-top free agent…had (185R) in 2-years…son of Hall of Fame receiver Chris Carter.

(College)

Alabama…Assistant coach Josh Chapman-arrested-DUI-passed out in car in Tuscaloosa.

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……………..(Baseball)…………………

MLB…Fine St. Louis Cardinals 2M-dollars and strip them of two top draft picks, to be sent to Houston Astros as penalties for front office exec stealing confidential scouting informaton from Houston Astros….Computer hacking incidents with Houston Astros scouting system….Former Scouting Director Chris Correa serving 46-months in prison for hatching scheme to access Astros files.

Atlanta..SS-Sean Rodriguez uninjured..Wife-2 children hospitalized with serious injuries…SUV was broadsided by man driving stolen police car.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Bud Norris-ex Astros-Orioles-Padres-Braves
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-OF-Colby Rasmus
Dodgers-Indians ..Trade..LA deals P-Carlos Frias to Tribe.

Reds..Open talks with FA-P-Bronson Arroyo-attemping comeback surgery
Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Joe Blanton-Dodgerts..Boone Logan-Rockies
Twins..Open talks with FA-1B-Justin Morneau-spent time with White Sox.
Giants..Sell contract 2B-Ramon Pena to Hiroshima Carp-Japan
Cubs..Former C-David Ross hired to do studio work with ESPN.

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………(Basketball)…………..

Lakers..F-Julius Randle out with pneumonia.
Brooklyn Nets..Sign FA-Q-Quincy Acy

Lakers-Denver…Tuesday night game…LA lost 8-of-9….now (16-34) on year.

Aztecs-Wyoming..Tuesday night Mountain West Conference matchup…Aztecs just (3-5) in conference play….Wyoming had (10-2) start…since lost 8-of-12.

AP Poll…1) Gonzaga (22-0)..2)Baylor…3-Kentucky….4-Villanova….5-Arizona

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………(Hockey)……………

LA Kings…Broadcaster Bob Miller rehospitalized…suffered mild stroke while emceeing All Star Game festitivities…had 5-way bypass heart surgery last year…

NHL…Commissioner Gary Bettman says shutting down NHL season for 2-weeks to play in Olympics does not help hockey….Feuding with IOC over their refusal to pay expenses and insurance of players who participate.

Carolina Hurricane…..NHL denies owner Peter Karmanos might put entire team up for sale….and that Quebec City group would buy it and move to the new Olympic Arena…Hurricane dead last in attendance (11,933).

LAKings…at-Arizona..Tuesday night…Kings have lost 4-of-6.
Ducks-Colorado…Anaheim won 9-of-13…Avalanche huge disappointment (13-31-2)

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……..(General)…………………

California Chrome…Legendary horse facing surgery for bone chip in ankle joint…finished 9th in 12-horse field at Pegasus Race over weekend…will not run again.

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