Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on May 19th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL Owners….Will do Video Conference spring meeting on Tuesday…will vote on radical changes to NFL-Rooney Rule on interviewing-hiring of minorities.  NFL League office will also mandate any club interviewing for President-CEO-must also include minorities and women for position.  **Note-read my 1-Man’s Opinion Column.

NFL…Lengedary former coach Tony Dungy speaks out against the proposal…’You can’t legislate fairness….this will impact relationships….Creates unintended consiquences’

NFL…12-teams say they will not allow opening of their facilities on Tuesday for non-football employees.  California and New York still in lockdown mode.

NFL…Tells networks they likely will not allow TV-Radio sideline reports in games this fall.

Mike McCaskey….Longtime Bears President and CEO passes away (76Y)….Ran the club from 1983-to-2011.

Phyllis George…Being remembered as pioneer for women on TV….Passed away (70) in Kentucky…Hired to co-anchor CBS-NFL Today..and CBS-This Morning shows.

Dexter Manley…hospitalized with Covid-19 in Virginia…Ex-Redskin (61Y).

Buffalo..Longtime DE-Ben Williams passes away (65Y)…started for 11-years…was first black ever drafted out of Ole Miss.

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(Roster Moves)

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn confirms in-house meetings about FA-QB-Cam Newton but team decided to stay with 3-QB’s on roster..Tyrod Taylor..Justin Herbert…Easton Stick.

Saints..Sign FA-RB-Ty Montgomery-ex Packers-Ravens-Jets.
Jets..Sign FA-QB-David Fales-ex Miami-Bears
Raiders..Release CB-Nick Nelson.
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(College Football)

San Diego State…AD-JD Wicker says he is looking at Orange County sights for possible home games in 2021 if SDSU cannot purchase land at SDCCU stadium….SDSU pays 1.1M in rent for home games….Wicker did not mention Petco Park-though sources indicate that could be landing spot.

Western Kentucky…Lands QB-Ty Pigrone-transfer Maryland
West Virginia…Lands DE-Scotty Young-transfer Arizona

USC-Ole Miss..Sign 2Y-home and home contract…Begins 2025-26…Lane Kiffin is head coach of Rebels.

UCLA…Hires Martin Jarmond as Athletic Director…Signs (6Y-8M) contract…was AD-Boston College for 3-years…prior to that Asst AD-Ohio State-Michigan State.

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………………(Baseball)……………….

California-New York….Governors Gavin Newsome-Mario Cuomo believe sports facilities could be reopened in early June for MLB teams to hold spring training camps and NFL teams to have players report to camps.

Texas..Governor says sports facilities can open May 31st.

Houston..Art Howe-former manager-returns home after 6-days in ICU with virus.

Pittsburgh…Longtime Pirates OF-Starling Marte loses his 28Y-old wife….heart attack-blood clot while awaiting surgery for broken leg.

Houston..Carl Crawford-ex Dodgers-Red Sox-Tampa Bay outfielder…confirming woman and 5-year old child drowned in swimming pool incident on his property.

Reds…3B-Eugenio Suarez-shoulder surgery…OF-Nick Senzel-labrum surgery-both cleared to return to full spring training workouts when camps open.

Cardinals..P-Miles Mikolas begins first of 10-bullpen sessions after Platelet Plasma injection in forearm in camp.

Rockies…Release P-Tim Melville

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……………..(Basketball)…………………

UCLA….6’11-C-Makur Maker leaning towards signing with Bruins…bypassing NBA draft….native of Kenya…grew up in Australia.

Lakers…Opened training facility for player conditioning
Clippers..Open facility on Monday for individual conditioning

Utah…F-Bojan Bogdanovic undergoes wrist surgery-will not be with team when playoff start…Averaged (20P) this season.

ESPN….Conclusion of “Last Dance”…Michael Jordan documentary drew 5M viewers each weekend.

Bulls..Owner Jerry Reinsdorf confirms he tried to offer Phil Jackson a 1-year contract to return to try and win 7th title….but Jackson’s falling out with GM-Jerry Kraus over inability to stop infighting of Jordan and Scotty Pippen led to a bitter divorce…..Kraus felt betrayed by Jackson after he had discovered him coaching in the CBA…never given proper credit for drafting-signing key Bulls players.

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………………(Hockey)………………….

NHL-Board of Governors….Video Conference discussing Playoff Proposal to hold 2-City Hub-plahyoffs for 24-teams….Looking at offers from Las Vegas and Edmonton….Would be given major hotel in each city to house teams with multiple ice rink practice arenas…Also discussed possible Phase 2-of shutdown…opening rinks to small group of players to practice….Still have to solve ‘quarantine’ issue with American players into Canada, and return of European players into North America.

Arizona Coyotes..Interested in talking to Peter Chiarelli-ex Bruins-Oilers GM about become team President.

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………………….(General)……………..

English Premier League….Open training camps for all teams on Tuesday….6-player groups to practice at one time.

Rory McIlroy….Salutes PGA for helping raise 5M for Covid research during Sunday Skins game.

NASCAR….Driver Kevin Harvick says he will run the same car this coming Wednesday in 2nd race at Darlington-after dominant win on Sunday in Darlington 400….Led for 153-laps.

Fox TV…Darlington 400 race drew 6.3M-viewers in return of NASCAR racing from pandemic…Was 38% increase from last race NASCAR had before shutdown….Highest viewership since 2017-season.

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