Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

Posted by on February 14th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Baseball)………..

Padres…Pitchers & Catchers report to camp today…1st meeting tonite with 2nd year manager Andy Green…first on field workout tomorrow….Padres bringing in a total of 36-pitchers to camp.

Padres…Newest pitchers on roster include ex-Rockies starter Jhoylus Chacin…ex-Cubs-A’s pitcher Trevor Cahill…former Cardinals prospect Tyrell Jenkins…. ex-White Sox prospect Andre Rienzo (I6-9) in majors…ex-Washington Nationals setup reliever Craig Stammen…former Cardinals starter Carlos Fisher….newly signed Royals pitcher Aroni Nin (1.05-ERA) at AA…Carter Capps-former closer Washington-Pirates-Arizona..recovering from elbow surgery-sat out last year.

Dodgers…Pitchers and Catchers report on Wednesday….new arms on LA staff include ex-Padres Brandon Morrow…former Yankee Vidal Nino….ex-Giants closer Sergio Romo….LA dealing with 5-pitchers coming off surgeries including Hyun Jin-Ryu has missed nearly 2-years…Alex Wood..Chris Hatcher..Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir.

Angels..Pitchers and Catchers report in Tempe today….Newest Halo pitchers include ex-Oriole-Astro Bud Norris…ex-Yankee Manny Banuelos…ex-Giant Yusmerio Petit….5-Halos pitchers coming off surgery issues…Huston Street..Matt Shoemaker..Cam Bedrosian…plus long rehabs with ace Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs.

(Free Agent Signings)

Arizona..Signs FA-P-Kevin Jepsen-ex Twins.
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Brian Matusz-ex Orioles
Orioles..Sign FA-3B-Chris Johnson-ex Braves-Indians
Royals..Sign FA-P-Travis Wood (1Y-12M)-ex Cubs..
Royals..Sign FA-P-Seth Maness-Cardinals
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Adam Lind
Texas..Sign FA-P-Adam Loewen-ex Phillies-Orioles
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Pat Light-ex Twins

Tampa Bay…Opens talks with FA-C-Matt Wieters-Orioles.

Free Agents…Still unsigned as camps open…

FA-Jake Peavy..Joe Blanton..Doug Fister..Jon Niese..Jorge DeLaRosa..Jered Weaver..Tim Lincecum…Jon Papelbon..Colby Lewis.

FA-Pedro Alvarez..Ryan Howard..Justin Morneau..Michael Bourn..Angel Pagan..Coco Crisp

(MLB)

Boston…Broadcaster Jerry Remy re-hospitalized as lung cancer returns..

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…………….(Football)…………………

Chargers…Hire Richard Smith-LB coach-was Def Coor-Atlanta…fired 48-hours after Super Bowl loss…Also hire James Clegg-Asst OL coach-USC….Eric Henderson-Asst DL coach-Texas San Antonio…Dan Shamas-quality control Jaguars

Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos met with Orange County Business Leaders on Monday trying to drum up support for his franchise…Admits team will have to prove “it belongs here in a crowded market”…Admits it is hard to develop a following “when your assets aren’t here”….Chargers business oprations will remain in Mission Valley…team will hold off season workouts at Chargers Park till July 1st.

(NFL)

New England…12-Patriots players say they have no interest in going to White House to meet President Trump.

San Francisco…ex-49ers QB-Steve Young says he has lost his desire to cover NFL football as employee at ESPN.

Cleveland..Longtime NFL assistant coach Dave Adolph-passes away (79Y)…worked with Browns-Chiefs-Chargers-Raiders.

Seattle…Shakeup in coaching ranks…..Pete Carroll dismisses LB-coach Lofa Tatupu..RB-coach Sherman Smith…Defensive assistant Rocky Seto.

49ers..Tom Rathman-leavings coaching staff-not interested in working for Kyle Shanahan.
49ers..Hire Robert Saleh-Def Coord-defected from Chargers staff.
49ers..Hire longtime TE-Jon Embree as TE coach-ex Chiefs.

Chiefs..Name Brad Childress-Assistant Head Coach..promote Matt Nagy to Off Coor-was QB-coach.

Denver..Report Wade Phillips demanded to be paid as highest assistant in NFL-John Elway refused..Phillips left to take Rams job.

Bills..Hire Gill Byrd-DB coach-ex Rams

Miami..Hire Andre Carter as Def Line coach

(Roster)

Giants..Release WR-Victor Cruz-due 7.9M-salary-never fully recovered from knee injuries
Giants..Release RB-Rashard Jennings
Giants..Release TE-Larry Donnell

49ers..LB-Novarro Bowman cleared off season workouts-recovering Achilles.

Raiders..DE-Aldon Smith under investigation possible domestic abuse incident…Was just about to be reinstated after 23-game suspensions for off-field incidents.

(College)

Alabama..Continue interviews for vacant Off Coor job…latest is Brian Daboll-TE coach-New England.

Kansas State..Head Coach Bill Snyder confirms he has throat cancer-age 77..will continue coaching in spring ball after chemo treatment.

LSU..Hires Tommy Robinson-RB-coach USC.

Weber State..Hires Alfred Pupunu as TE-coach..was at Idaho-ex-Chargers

Tennessee…Phil Fullmer finalist for vacant AD job.

Penn State…Jeff Sandusky-son of jailed Nittany Lions assistant Jerry Sandusky-arrested-charged 2-counuts of sexual assaults with 15-16-year old girls…Father serving 30-60-years in prison for sexual abuse of boys while on Joe Paterno’s coaching staff…found guilty of 40-counts.

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…………….(Basketball)……………….

New York Knicks…NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and legend Michael Jordan intercede in ugly dispute with owner James Dolan and Charles Oakley…Owner-Player apologize to each other in face to face meeting…Oakley facing 3-assault charges for striking security officials at Madison Square Garden….Dolan insulted ex-player by saying he had anger-alcohol issues.

Clippers-W-Utah (88-72)…Blake Griffin (26P)…Clips built 27-point lead in blowout win in Salt Lake City in Monday night game.

Lakers-Sacramento…Tuesday matchup…LA is (19-37).

New Orleans…G-Buddy Hield facing suspension for punching Sacramento’s DeMarco Cousins in the groin.

(College)

Aztecs…Road game Wednesday-vs-Utah State..SDSU (14-10)..(6-6) MWC.

Syracuse…Board of Trustee member linked to Twitter Account that heavily criticized ex-Orange center Fab Melo for being in middle of academic scandal that led to SU going on NCAAA probation.

AP Poll….1) Gonzaga (26-0)..Bulldogs got 60-of-65 votes…2) Villanova (24-2)…3)Kansas….4) Baylor….5) Arizona climbs up in polls.

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……..(Hockey)…………..

Anahiem Ducks-at-Minnesota Wild…Ducks (29-18-10)…Wild (37-12-6) 80 points this year.

LA Kings…Broadcaster Bob Miller-recovering from mild stroke-will not work TV telecasts for indefinite period.

SD Gulls…Host Iowa tonight at Sports Arena….Gulls are just 2-points out of 1st place in Pacific Division…are (14-2-1) in last 17-games.

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………..(General)…………….

Bleacher Report….Website to lay off 50-editorial employees..including top college writer Barrett Sallee….Owned by Turner Sports.

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