Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

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……………….(Daytona 500)………………

NASCAR….Daytona 500…..Denny Hamlin- comes from behind to win  Daytona despite terrible crash on final lap…..

..Ryan Newman grabbed lead-tried to block 2nd place car….got pushed sideways-airborne-flipped upside down-flipped twice in violent crash….car got hit on roof while  in mid-air….airborne…..Newman trapped in car…………5-crashes in final 16-laps of race….Hamlin wins his 3rd Daytona race…and 2nd in a row….Somber atmosphere in pits  post race celebration……. .Race turns into demolition derby with 5-sets of wrecks in final 16-laps…..Newman in serious condition in hospital…not believed to be life-threatening inuries….

..Brad Keselowski-ran up front most of race-had the lead–wiped out in ‘big one’ wreck with 16-laps to go….Keselowski was in lead..bump drafted by Aric Amirola-Joey Logano triggering 10-car wreck the also collected Jimmie Johnson…wiped out most of the leaders……

.Joey Logano wiped out in 10-car wreck on backstretch with 2-laps to go forcing another red-flag..

.Clint Bowyer wrecked on restart with two laps left forcing another caution..

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……….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs….Now (26-0)….remain ranked 4th in nation in AP-Poll….Showdown Saturday coming..1-Baylor-vs-3-Kansas….2-Gonzaga-vs-BYU…..Aztecs have chance to move up in polls.

Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher responds to criticism in Washington Post….’nobody has a metric for team chemistry”

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(NBA)

Cleveland….Cavs coach John Beilein meets with owner Dan Gilbert….report Cavs will buyout 5Y on contract and hire new coach…Cleveland (13-40) in Beilein’s first year.

NY Knicks…Report team wants to talk to Villanova coach Jay Wright about vacant head coaching job.

Chicago…Bulls beginning search for General Manager of Team…would elevate John Paxson to President of Basketball Operations.

Houston..Signed FA-F-Jeff Green-ex Utah…..DeMarre Carroll-F-ex San Antonio

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……………….(Baseball)………………..

Commissioner Rob Manfred….Will meet with Managers of Cactus League teams in Arizona on Tuesday….Criticism of handling of Houston Astros Sign Stealing probe continues.  Manfred interview in Florida:

..’Giving immunity only way to get all the information’
..’We shared the results of probe-there was transparency-it was not pretty’
..”Asking for an asterisk or return of trophy is a futile act”
..”Astros will carry a stir going forward-that is a penalty too”
..”Outrage at Astros is a penalty too”
..”There will be no vigilante acts-throwing at hitters-not be tolerated”
..”There will be a memo shortly on pitchers throwing at hitters”
..”This is not healthy for game”
..”Meeting with Union-new limitations of players in-game access to video”
..”Red Sox probe will be done within 2-weeks”
..”Red Sox players were also given immunity to testify”
..”This is snowballing-Astros are done talking”

Boston…JD Martinez…”Criticism of Astros a bit much….This will be different message…penalties so harsh-no one will ever do this again”
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Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler says he is pleased with first 4-days of workouts…Says attention to detail with infield coach trying to clean up last year’s error prone group…Veterans open to communications from new coaching staff….Tingler says he is leaning on all his new coaches for their experience…Says will determine pitching setup for first exhibition games in next 48-hours….Teams first full workout on Tuesday..

Padres…P-Anderson Espinoza coming off 2nd Tommy John surgery-doing long toss in outfield…will miss 2nd season in a row.

Dodgers..3B-Justin Turner rips Commissioner Rob Manfred on Astros decision…”He is out of touch with today’s players….This is a trophy not a piece of metal….He set a precedent-others feel they can cheat because Astros got away with it.

Angels..OF-Mike Trout…”I’ve lost respect for Astros”

Angels..Owner Arte Moreno says team can still make a trade for front line difference making starting pitcher after deal with Dodgers fails……Says team made best offer for P-Gerrit Cole-never really had charge…Thought Anthony Rendon was a tremendous value for price paid….

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(Roster Moves)

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Terrance Gore-ex Blue Jays-Royals
Angels..Sign FA-P-Ryan Buchter-ex Padres-Brewers-A’s…career (2.98-ERA)
Brewers…Sign FA-3B-Brock Holt-ex Red Sox

Houston..Sign FA-P-Jared Hughes-ex Reds-Phillies
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Gorkys Hernandez-ex Red Sox-Giants
Arizona..Meet with FA-P-Daniel Bard about possible comeback

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(Teams)

Mets…Move 1B-Matt Adams to OF
Mets..SS-Jed Lowrie told to wear knee brace-missed last year injuries
Miami…Move 2B-Jon Villar to OF
Braves..Elevate GM-Alex Anthopoulos to Presdient of Baseball Operations

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……………………(Football)……………

Chargers….QB-Philip Rivers projected to meet with both Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts when free agency opens up.

Chargers…Sports Illustrated reports Steelers-Raiders interested in Chargers RB-Melvin Gordon.

Chargers…Boston Herald reports Patriots will make a run at FA-TE-Hunter Henry.

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(Teams).

New England…Report Patriots might be willing to trade #3rd round pick to Bengals for QB-Andy Dalton…possible sign QB-Tom Brady might leave.

New Orleans..Report will sign QBs Drew Brees-Taysom Hill to contracts-let Teddy Bridgewater leave as free agent.

Tampa Bay…Report Bucs will meet with FA-QB-Ted Bridgewater meaning they will not re-sign turnover prone Jameis Winston.

Tennessee…Want to sign QB-Ryan Tannehill to 2-year contract extension after (27TD-6 Int) season.

Pittsburgh…coach Mike Tomlin…’no interest in FA-WR-Anthonio Brown”

Detroit-Denver…Trade talks…Lions CB-Darisu Slay to Broncos for draft pick.
Browns…Release CB-TJ Carrie…TE-Demetrious Harris..OG-Eric Kush…LB-Adarius Taylor

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(NFL)

Union…Calls Player Rep meeting conference call for Friday…May vote on proposal for 17-game season.

XFL…Attendance takes slight bump up in Weekend #2….Seattle drew (29,000)….DC (15,031)..Houston (17,103)….LA (14,974)

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(College Football)

Colorado…Interview Brett Bielema-ex head coach Wisconsin-Arkansas.

Alabama..Nic Saban praises QB-Tua Tagovailoa..’Fast-Unloads quickly-Accurate-Good Football Judgement”

Arizona..Hires AJ Steward-RB coach-ex BYU.

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…………(Hockey)………….

San Diego Gulls-L-Stockton Heat. (3-2) OT…Rob Hamilton scores overtime goal with (:44) left for Heat…Stockton also scored shorthanded goal early…Gulls (23-17-4-3) fail to gain on 4th place Ontario…Monday AHL action…

Ducks-L-Calgary (6-4)…Flames score 2-goals in (:19) span early in 3rd period…2-more goals in (:64) late in period….4-goal outburst against fatigued Ducks… .Flames Andrew Mangiapane had 3-goals and assist….Anaheim (7-2-2) on road in last 11-games.

Kings-at Winnipeg….Tuesday matchup on road

Kings-Vancouver…..NHL-Trade….LA deals veteran F-Tyleer Toffolli to Vancouver for Tim Schiller…F-Tyler Madden and #2-#4 draft picks….Kings have now stockpiled 19-draft picks over next two years.

Montreal…Coach Claude Julien fined (10,000) for criticism of on ice officials.
Colorado…G-Phil Grubauer-out with knee injury.

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………………..(General)………………..

Tiger Woods….undergoing exam for back stiffness that has returned.

English Premier League
..Manchester United-W-Chelsea….Harry Maguire game winning goal

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