Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on June 2nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………….(USA)……………………..

Minnesota…Family of George Floyd asks ‘America please end the violence…If you want change-please vote’.

Minnesota…Autopsy shows Floyd died from Asphyxiation loss of oxygen to brain over 8-minute span while officer’s knee was on his neck and windpipe.

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MLB-Owners…Report owners reject Union’s 114-game plan….Prepared to make new offer:
..Regular season 62-games…
..Playoffs in September-October-14 teams
..Drop all pay-cuts proposals
..Players paid Pro Rated share of contracts
..Right to defer some payments of money into 2021
..Players get 1-year credit towards free agency even with short season
..Players get bigger share of TV contract for expanded playoffs
..No opt-out clauses for players not wanting to play

MLB-Union…..Mad formal financial presentation to Owners on Sunday night in 80-minute Video Conference…Highlights”

..114-game schedule…Runs July 1st-to-October 1st
..Playoffs-World Series…November…likely neutral sight
..Players paid pro rated salary for 114-game schedule
..Players do not take paycuts that could total 71%
..Players given 100M-advance payment for Spring Training II.
..Players who are ‘hi-risk’ health can opt out-not play-get paid
..Players with ‘hi-risk’ family members can opt out-no pay
..Players agree to Defer salaries if post season cancelled
..Players agree to marketing tools..End of season All Star Game…Players mic’d up in playoffs for TV…Home Run Derby.

MLB-Owners…indicating ‘nothing negotiable’ in Union proposal…say players want  70-percent of salaries…rather than salary cuts….Owners not refusing to take on all the money losses by limited schedule…Want playoffs to start October 1st in fear of second wave of virus.

Angels…P-Shohei Ohtani-Giff Canning throw 5-live batting practice sessions in Anaheim…55-pitches each session…in continued rehab from elbow problems.

Angels..Confirm players are working out privately in Anaheim-Tempe…90-minute sessions on staggered schedule.

Dodgers..Confirm pitchers are throwing off mounds at Stadium and at Camelback Ranch…Limited players working out in 2-hour blocks.

Atlanta…Legendary Braves slugger Dale Murphy confirms his son was hit in eye with rubber bullet during peaceful protests in Denver.

Lenny Dykstra…Judge throws out ‘defamation of character’ lawsuit filed against Mets broadcaster Ron Darling…..says Dykstra’s career involved incidents with criminal offenses for fraud..embezzlement..Grand Theft..Lewd conduct..Assault with weapon…racial and gay slurs…Dykstra’s reputation tainted by his lifestyle.

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………………….(Football)………………….

NFL…Joe Lockhart-former VP Communications for league-writes essay on CNN about Colin Kaeperneck…..QB was not blocked from returning to NFL because of his ‘social protests’…but that Nowers feared signing him because if was ‘bad for business’….Owners feared losing 20% of season ticket base.

NFL…Associated Press Report that owners Jerry Jones..Dan Snyder..Robert Kraft..Bob McNair..Shad Khan all made 1M-donations to Donald Trump Donors Committee for his election.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis reacts to violent weekend…’Burning your brothers house down-is not the answer’.

Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes..”America should learn from our ‘Diversity in the Lockeroom’ and how it works”

49ers Richard Sherman..”Praise for White QBs who have stepped up to comment on what is happening”

Colts..Coach Frank Reich…”Easy to be indifferent-do nothing…Neutrality-Passivity not solve racism….this has been vile-deplorable”

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn…”Uprising of social injustice-should now be our priority”

NBC-TV…Tony Dungy…”This is a divided nation…our  country…Racially..Politically..Socially….Economically”..

Raiders…Top draft pick WR-Henry Rugg-injures thigh in off season workouts in Alabama…on crutches.

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(College Football)

USC…Athletic Director Mike Bohn expels for life female Trojan Club booster for Athletic Fund for tweet…”Looters should be shot on sight”

SDSU…AD-JD Wicker says “recurrent violence against the black community is angering and disheartening”.

Alabama..Nick Saban..”In this time of chaos-we need to choose kindness”

Michigan…Jim Harbaugh…”Weekend-horrendous-outrageous”

Penn State..James Franklin…”My beliefs in Americans being challenged”

Michigan State…Mel Tucker….”America should be grieving”

Maryland…Mike Locksley…”This should never happen:

Washington..Jimmy Lake…”Society must do better”

Georgia..Kirby Smart…”Am hurting for our players-the familiues”

Miami…Manny Diaz…”Use our voices for change”

Northwestern…Pat Fitzgerald…”Silence is unacceptable”

TCU..Gary Patterson…”Weekend unimaginable..unacceptable”

Virginia…Bronco Mendenhall…”Horrified”

Notre Dame..Brad Kelly…”Senseless”

Texas..Tom Herman..”Come together for horrific treatment African Americans”

Ohio State…Ryan Day..”Justice not served until those unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected”

Clemson…Dabo Sweeney….”Disgusting Act of Evil”

Indiana…Mourns shooting of former player DE-Chris Beaty hit by bullet while protesting in Indianapolis

Vanderbilt…Mourns passing of longtime college assistant coach Osai Lewis of cancer.

Auburn..Pat Dye-legendary coach War Eagles-passes away of Covid (80Y)…had (99-39-4) record in SEC.

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…………………….(Basketball)……………..

San Antonio…Coach Greg Popovich attacks President Trump….says NBA needs to use its platform to effect change…Calls Trump ‘deranged’.

Miami..GM-Pat Riley…”Hearts broken-Resolve is Not”

Lakers..LeBron James…”Why Doesn’t America Love Us”

Clippers..Coach Doc Rivers…”Angry response has been decades in the making”

Dennis Rodman…”Stop looting-burning…we are all human beings”

Nike…Changes it’s “Just Do It Ads”….to “Don’t Do It–don’t pretend there’s not a problem”

NBA-G League…Hires Brian Shaw to coach ‘Select team’…former head coach Denver…Assistant coach Lakers-Pacers.

Detroit..Malik Rose-Assistant GM leaves for front office job at league office.

Mike James…former NBA guard…signed 3Y-extension to stay at CSKA-Moscow…averaged (21P-4A) in Euro League last year in Russia.

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…………………(Hockey)……………

Gulls…Lose D-Chris Wideman-signs to play for Torpedo-KHL in Russia…had (9G-22A) last year in AHL.

Ducks..Sign FA-Kodie Curran-D-Rogle-Sweden
Ottawa..Lose D-Frank Corrado-signs with MoDo-Sweden

San Jose..Lose F-Lukas Radil-signs with Spartak-Russia
Las Vegas..Sign LW-Connor Corcoran..scored 19G-Windsor-OHL
Winnipeg..Sign D-Declan Chisholm-Peterborough Petes-OHL

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…………………(General)………………

Soccer…MLS threatens to lockout players for season if they do not accept last contract offer to restart season…Deadline 9am-Tuesday
..MLS offered paycut 8.5% and cut in bonuses
..Union offered paycut 7.5%-bonus cut..right to back out of CBA.

PGA….Mounting criticism Tiger Woods….silence on weekend of violence across America….Gold Magazine asks “Where is his voice?”

Formula 1…Team Mercedes star driver Lewis Hamilton wants to know where the drivers and owners are about racial inequality in the USA?
..Charles LeClerc..”Atrocities should not be met with silence”
..Carlos Sainz…”USA has gone back in time”

Indy Lights…Cancels 2020 season…will start up in 2021…development series for top young Indy car drivers.

Boxing..Former Welterweight champion Curtis Cokes passes away (82Y)…held title for 5-years in the 1960s.

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