Best 15-Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on July 14th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(COLLEGE FOOTBALL)……………

SEC…Daylong meetings with Athletic Directors to determine the makeup of a fall 2020 season…Play full schedule….How to fill schedule openings…Conference only schedule…Delayed start in October…Move schedule to spring….SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey ‘we will have clarity in two weeks-end of July’…..’Current conditions must improve’……’We must see a change in the health care situation’……’Not at a point to consider conference games only’.

Patriot League…Cancels football season and all fall sports at 1AA Conference…League includes Colgate-Lehigh-Lafayette among others.

NJCAA…Junior college governing body announces all JUCO schools will play 8-game schedule in the spring…Cancelled fall schedule last Friday.

UCLA-USC….Training facilities put in jeopardy by Governor’s order to close down more facilities on Monday afternoon….Bruins-Trojajns seeking advice of status of University facilities as virus spreads in LA County.

Texas…Longhorns to name Stadium Campbell-Williams Field..in recognition to Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams football heritage.

Michigan State..Confirm 74-tests of players…none positive.

Kentucky…announces it tested 166-athletes upon arrival on campus…no positive tests.

Georgia…NCAA rules that USC-QB-JT Daniels can transfer and play immediately…will have 3-years eligibility left.

Virginia..QB-RJ Harvey-announces entry to NCAA Transfer portal.

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(NFL)

Washington Redskins….Retire nickname ‘Redskins’ and ‘Indian Chief logo’…Will announce new name and logo within weeks….Team carried nickname for 87-years.

Eagles…Outspoken WR-Desean Jackson accepts offer to visit Auschwitz with 94-year old Holocaust survivor.

Houston..DE-JJ Watt says NFL trying to force players to wear facial visor and mouthpiece to prevent spread of virus…Says the shield does not work-players cannot breathe.

Miami-Tampa Bay…Meet with NFL and health officials-express concern about ability to open camp in two weeks….Miami had (15,300) test positive on Sunday..become nations hot spot

Giants..OT-Nate Solder says Union may file a grievance against owners for trying to enforce ‘unfair work rules’ in face of covid outbreak.

Green Bay…Press-Gazette runs poll of Packers season ticket holders..42% say unsafe to attend games.

NFL…Report league has contacted TV network partners about putting games on Saturday if college football does not play this year.

Arizona..Owner Michael Bidwell-released after 14-day hospital stay in Rhode Island for virus.

Atlanta…RB-Devonta Freeman dropped by his agent..still unsigned

Redskins..Hire Don Warren-ex Carolina…in Pro Personnel Department.

Patriots…Veteran Jets OT-Greg Van Roten says the pairing of Cam Newton-Bill Belichick will be ‘recipe for disaster’ for teams in AFC-East.

Giants..DE-Leonard Williams says he will play the season under the 1-year franchise tag (17.9M) then leave as free agent.

Giants..Move #1 draft pick Andrew Thomas from left tackle to right tackle.

Chargers..S-Rod Teamer suspended 4-games without pay…drug violation.

CFL..Edmonton Eskimos send a 30-question letter to season ticket holders about possible change of the team nickname.

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………………….(BASEBALL)………………..

Padres…C-Austin Hedges apologizes for taking part in pool party a week ago where little protection was worn….”I take ownership of it”.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler…”If Hedges does not hit he might not play”….had (.176) average last year despite excelling behind plate.

Padres…Concerned about Eric Hosmer inability to hit vs lefthanded pitching…hit (.131-1HR) vs lefthanders…could be in platoon with Wil Myers.
Cubs….Manager David Ross…5-players….miss workouts because of delayed test results from lab.

Arizona…Diamondbacks hire 3rd party lab to do their drug testing because of delays by Utah lab.

Frank Bolling…Longtime 2B-Tigers-Red Sox-Braves…passes away (88Y) age in Mobile.

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(Injuries)

Toronto..P-Chase Anderson suffers oblique injury
Brewers…P-Eric Lauer remains out of camp-was exposed to virus
Cardinals..OF-Dexter Fowler-back tightness-leaves practice
Mariners..P-Geraton Bautista-forearm injury
Rockies…OF-Charley Blackmon-reports to camp-had failed test

Cardinals..3-minor leaguers test positive for virus
Twins..2B-Will Tovar fails test…5th player in camp get ill.
Twins..OF-Byron Buxton-foot injury in camp
Washington..DL-OF-Roenis Elias…OF-Wander Suero
Astros..DL-1B-Yordano Alvarez…P-Jose Urquidy-positive drug tests
Indians..DL-OF-Delino DeShields-failed drug test

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(Roster Move)

Cardinals…Relief P-Jordan Hicks-opts out..diabetic condition

Tigers..Release P-Zack Godley…career (4.70-ERA)

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………………….(BASKETBALL)………………..

Lakers..Lose G-Rajon Rondo with fractured thumb in practice at bubble in Orlando…will have surgery….sidelined 8W.

Houston..G-Russell Westbrook confirms he tested positive for virus while at home…has not been cleared to report to camp yet.

Houston..G-James Harden remains out of camp-but could report midweek.

Houston..F-Bruno Cabacio violates NBA bubble rule by leaving team hotel…is put into 8-day quarantine from team.

Sacramento…F-Richaun Holmes-quarantined 10-days for violating league for leaving hotel bubble to pick up food.

NBA…threatens to fine players 50,000 for violations of protocol for leaving team hotels in Orlando.

NBA..Announces 2nd round of testing in Orlando…2-positive tests of 322 players tested.

Portland…C-Jusuf Nurkic..F-Zach Collins go thru first full practices with Blazers in bubble.

Denver…Without starters Nikola Jokic, Greg Harris and Michael Porter…have not reported to Orlando camp because of health issues.

Brooklyn Nets…Sign FA-F-Lance Thomas-ex Knicks….4th free agent signed in a week…Nets have 8-players out with injuries-illness.

ESPN..Suspends beat reporter Adrian Wojnarowski for 2-weeks without pay for obscenity laced tweet against State Senator who questioned the NBA’s sponsorship of ‘Black Lives Matter’ programs.

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……………………(HOCKEY)………………….

NHL…24-teams headed for playoffs open full training camps in home cities.

NHL…Reports 34-positive tests of (4,934) tests given last two weeks.

Florida..Panthers assistant coach Mike Kitchen opts out

Chicago..G-Corey Crawford does not report to camp..likely positive test

Toronto..C-Auston Matthews cleared by doctors-tests clean after testing positive in June for virus.

Penguins…9-Pittsburgh players not on ice for opening workout…Club refuses to say if it is virus related.

Dallas..D-Roman Polak opts out for playofffs.

Montreal…C-Max Domi meeting with doctors to discuss his status..he has Type 1-Diabetes.

Minnesota Wild…Promote Dean Evason to head coaching job.

Minnesota..Sign F-Kirill Kaprizov-from CSKA-Moscow…had 73-goals in 2-years in Russia.

Islanders..Sign G-Ilya Sorokin…had (1.70-GAA) with CSKA-Moscow

Las Vegas..Sign G-Logan Thompson-South Carolina-ECHL (.929-GAA)

Toronto..Veteran RW-Pontus Aberg leaves team to sign with KHL-Traktor team

NHL..Announces it conducted (4,934 Tests)…had just 30-players test positive in last two weeks.

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…………………..(GENERAL)……………….

PGA Tour…announces no fans at any tournaments for rest of year including the Masters in Augusta in November.

PGA-Memorial Tourney….Tiger Woods-Brooks Koepka-Rory McIlroy to be paired together opening round Thursday.

Manchester United…Wins appeal of 2-year ban from playing in Champions League….Court of Appeals over-ruled UEFA decision tht Man U-violated ‘Fair Play-Salary Cap Rules’ by using marketing money to lure players to franchise….Team was fined 10M-pounds for refusing to cooperate in probe.

English Premier League
..Manchester United-Ties-Southampton…Mike Obefemi scores (96′) for Southies

..Chelsea-Norwich City…Tuesday game

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