Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

 

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Talladega 500…..FBI-Department of Justice-Civil Rights lawyers arrive at track on Monday morning to take part in Probe of incident in garage area of driver Bubba Wallace…Crew member found “noose” hanging in garage…Wallace did not see the incident…FBI treating it as a “Hate Crime” incident.

NASCAR…Drivers unify show support for Wallace…40-drivers voted to walk down pit row with Wallace before race…then all pit crew members elected to join Wallace at front of pit row for show of ‘Unity’…during Opening Prayer and National Anthem…very moving ceremony.

NASCAR…Paints logo…”I stand with Bubba” on infield.
NASCAR…Fellow drivers hit social media in response…using words “Dispicable..Pathetic..Gross…Sickening”
NASCAR…Team owner Richard Petty flew in to meet with Wallace

Talladega 500…Ryan Blaney surges into lead with 4-laps to go and survives late restart to win race, outrunning Ricky Stenhouse.  Ty Reddick had lead late then ran out of fuel; Jimmy Johnson raced for lead with 10-laps left but was tapped in spinout.  Joey Logano had to pit for late fuel and fell off the lead.  Kevin Harvick had lead then had handling go away on final 4-laps and restart.

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………………….(Baseball)………………..

MLB-Union……Talks fail to reach an accord….Union voted (33-5) not to accept 18-point proposal made by Rob Manfred….then rebuffed a late 1-year only offer made.

MLB …Rob Manfred says he will invoke a schedule by mid-week….Wants approval from Union to open camps on July 1st and accept Health-Safety protocols then will announce what is likely a 60-game schedule to start in late July.

MLB…Says Union rejection of last 60-game proposal means Players will give up
revenue from ..16-team playoffs…DH….Give up 25M-Bonus revenue from TV postseason contract…give up having free agency and Qualifying offers without draft pick compensation…Give up 33M-advanced money

MLB..Confirms 40-players and staff members tested positive for virus last week…..all spring training facilities shutdown on Monday.

Boston…Red Sox legend David Ortiz hit with restraining order by mother of his child for angry incidents.

A’s…Open negotiations with city of Oakland to buy their 50% share of Oakland Coliseum land for 80M….A’s earlier this year had bought other 50% of land-owned by Alameda County for 85M…would give them control of land to build new stadium.

Korean League…KBO-Hanwah Eagles sign FA-OF-Brandon Barnes-ex Indians-Tigers.

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…………………(Football)……………….

NFL…Reopen Park Avenue offices…Commissioner Roger Goodell…VP-Troy Vincent…other top execs return to work.

New England…Devin McCourty questions NFL doctors whether it is safe to open 90-man training camps next month.

NFL…Medical officers propose 3-Tier system to open camps…limiting interaction between employees and players….Tier 1-Players-Coaches-Trainers-Equipment-Medical staff….Tier 2-Football executives…Tier 3-Non Football employees……Recommend staggered working hours and different working place entrances to building.

Washington..Legendary QB-Doug Williams questions why NFL give bad coaches 2nd chance to be head coaches….never give good coaches-blacks their first opportunity.

Bengals..Coach Zac Taylor praises 1st round draft pick Joe Burrow…’Comes as Advertised football intelligence’.

Giants..Coach Joe Judge admits it has been hard to implement new offense with young QB-Daniel Jones-with no hands on teaching interactio.

Eagles..TE-Dallas Goedert suffered minor concussion…sucker punched by a bar patron in South Dakota…wound up in hospital…man arrested.

Tennessee….Longtime DT-Josh Evans asks for prayers in long battle with kidney cancer.

Raiders..Interested in FA-K-Toshiki Sato-Japan…kicked 58Y-FG last year.

Raiders…Coaching staff led by Jon Gruden move into new offices at training facility at Henderson, Nevada.

Phil Kreuger…former GM-Tampa Bay Bucs…ex head coach Utah State-Fresno State-passes away (90Y)

Chargers…Owner Dean Spanos puts his LaJolla home up for sale…asking (17.9M) for 10,000-square foot home built in 1994

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(College Football)

USC…Mourns passing of star C-Max Tuerk-suffered possible heart attack while mountain climbing…was just (26Y)

Iowa…9-Hawkeyes players test positive for the virus following 1-week weight room workouts.

Texas Tech…lands transfer RB-Chadarius Townsend-Alabama
Miami..QB-Jarren Williams transfers to Garden City CC in Kansas

Pitt…Broadcaster Bill Hillgrove had (.16) blood alcohol when he drove into front window of supermarket then drove away.

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……………(Basketball)………………

NBA…Confirms that Salary Cap for next year will drop from 115M-to-109M because of league pandemic shutdown and loss of marketing contracts in dispute with China last summer.

NBA..New practice protocols…4-players can work out at same time in facilities this week…8-player workouts begin next week…with all coaches on hand.

NBA..Will begin full scale Covid testing of all players on Tuesday.

NBA-CDC…Continue dialogue over ‘Bubble Plans’ in Orlando…Florida has had record (7,800) new cases in last two days.

NBA…Opens 1-week window for teams to sign free agents for placement on playoff rosters.

Memphis..Signs FA-F-Anthony Tolliver-ex Portland-Sacrament
Washington..Opens talks with FA-C-DeMarcus Cousins-ex Lakers
Portland..F-Trevor Ariza says he will bypass playoffs because of health concerns with family.

Knicks..Will interview ex-Cavs-Lakers coach Mike Brown

USD…Lands 6’3-G-Chris Herren….transfer from Boston College…averaged (3PPG) at BC…will have two years eligibility left.
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……………….(Hockey)…………………..

NHL….Expected to announce Tuesday the 2-hub cities for playoff games….

NHL-Canada…Government officials approve “Covid Quarantine” if Canadian city is chosen as Hub City…Players will be Quarantined by teams…not have to serve 14-day quarantine upon entering country.

NHL..Announce camps will open July 10th…Playoff games start July 30th.

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……………..(General)………………..

English Premeir League…
..Manchester City-W-Burnley…Riyad Mahrez scores in 43 and 48′ marks

..Leicester City-vs-Brighton…Hot Spur-vs-West Ham in Tuesday games

Formula 1…Team Mercedes driver leads ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in London.

NASCAR…Xfinity team suspened pit crew member who tweeted to Bubba Wallace…’Show me where there is racism’ in racing.

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