Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on June 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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MLB-Union….War of Words continues after negotiations break off.

Rob Manfred-Commissioner…says he is ‘no longer confident’  season can be played-a week after he said he was 100% certain games would be scheduled….Blamed Union for ending negotiations because of refusal to consider pay-give-backs…Called situation “Disaster for the game’s well-being.”….Union guilty of bad faith negotiations.

Tony Clark-Union Chief…”Disgusted with baseball’s approach seeking more givebacks and now statement that MLB wants Union to give up right to file grievance if league announces a schedule….Owners guilty of bad faith negotiations.

Player Agents…say MLB-Union should bring a ‘mediator’ into the talks to add a 3rd voice of reason in stalled talks.

MLB..Announces scouts may now return to road to watch ‘Area Code-Perfect Game’ showcase events.

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Padres…Sign 4th round pick P-Levi Thomas-Troy State to contract with 83,000 bonus..well under signing slot.

Padres..Sign undrafted free agents”
..Carter Loewen-P-Univ Hawaii (6’4-RHP) son ex major leaguers
..Danny Denz-P-Univ Memphis (6’2-LHP)
..Zach Mathis-2B-LSU
..Michael Green-OF-Clemson
..Chase Walter-P-Western Carolina (6’7-RHP)

Cleveland..Former Indians P-Bobby Locke-passes away (80Y)..pitched for Tribe-Angels-Cardinals-Phillies in 1960s.

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…………………..(Basketball)………………

Adam Silver…NB Commissioner says the ‘bubble proposal–not ideal for everyone’

LeBron James…says time for NBA players to ‘go hoopin’….get ready to go to Orlando for playoffs.

Dwight Howard…Lakers C-says “basketball isn’t needed at this point-would be distraction to our cause”

CJ McCollom…Portland guard-says “Rare opportunity for unity in this country-need to concentrate on the cause”

NBA…Holds Video conference call with players to discuss their feelings on starting season up…Provide details on Bubble Procedures…Testing…Roster Structure.

Kevin Durant..Brooklyn Nets star purchases minority share in MLS-Philadelphia Union franchise.

Roc Nation…Player agency signs Lonzo Ball…LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball to contracts for representation.

Detroit…Negotiating with Troy Weaver to become GM of team..has been with Oklahoma City Thunder.

ACC…Negotiations to have all 15-basketball team plays games against HBCU teams…all to be played on January 18th-Martin Luther King days…hope to raise 10M to distribute to Black Colleges General Funds.

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…………………….(Football)………………

Roger Goodell…says he has urges NFL teams to consider signing Colin Kaeperneck…..says it QB wants to continue to work in ‘this space’=come work for the NFL-guide us-lead us in helping make changes.

NFL-Union…Send out memo about protocols for camps to open…Will test all players and staffs 3-times per week…Will use Saliva Based tests….Developing ‘Full Shield Face Masks’ for players….Mandate wearing masks at all time in facility around other players-coaches.

Miami…Mayor shuts down city because of another outbreak of virus…Endangers possibility Dolphins could reopen facility to players shortly.

Dallas…RB-Ezekiel Elliott tests positive for Covid 19…2-Dallas players positive tests.

Houston..Report 4-Texans players test positive.

NFL…Discussing plans for what happens if some state’s shutdown for a second time because of renewed outbreaks.

NFL…Forbes Magazine reporting NFL would lose 3B-dollars if games had to be played without fans this season.

Steelers…Josh Harris-David Blitzer purchase minority share of Pittsburgh franchise…they own NBA-76ers and NHL-Devils.

Eagles…Pro Bowl OG-Brandon Brooks tears Achilles in off season workout-to miss entire season
Colts…Sign 2nd round pick WR-Mike Pittman (4Y-8.6M) deal
49ers..Give coach Mike Shanahan to 6-year extenskon
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(College Football)

Oklahoma State…President of University ‘greatly disturbed’ by players and alumni response criticizing coach Mike Gundy for wearing a OAN-One America Network tee-shirt….Network is ‘far right’ in political views and has drawn rebukes for support of Trump..coverage of pandemic…Star RB-Chuba Howard says school must deal with Gundy’s political views….Gundy does Video conference with players.

Miami….65-Hurricane players report for voluntary workouts.

Penn State..Top prospect QB-Michael Johnson says he is transferring from school.

San Jose State…Former starting LB-Epie Sona passes away (26Y)..played 3-years for Spartans.

Iowa..Fires strength coach Chris Doyle-highest paid position coach in USA-for racial disparaging remarks within program…had been at Iowa 21-years.

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……………………..(Hockey)……………..

American Hockey League…Names 12-man task force to guide AHL in return to play in the fall…Included in the group-Gulls President Matt Savante….and 6-NHL General Managers.

Dallas..Veteran D-Roman Polak leaving NHL-signs to play in Czech Republic.

Buffalo..Sign D-Oskari Laaksonna-from Ilves-Findland
Winnipeg..Sign RW-Kristain Reichel-Manitoba Moose-AHL

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………………..(General)……………..

PGA Tour…Announces PGA-Championship-San Francisco-will be played August 6th with no fans.

Tennis…ATP leadership to hold 400-players-coach Video Conference to discuss status of US Open Tourney in New York in August-likelihood no fans….Also discussing moving Cincinnati Open to New York also.

Formula 1…Team Mercedes loses Managing Director Andy Cowell-leaving next month…has led Mercedes to 6-straight drivers-owners titles.

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