Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on August 11th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Baseball)…………

Padres-W-Dodgers (2-1)…Padres get 8-shutout innings out of bullpen in surprise win…Go to bullpen day in opening game of 4-game series in LA…Luis Perdomo lasts one inning…Austin Hedges HR..Eric Hosmer game winning single…Drew Pomeranz picks up save…Padres now (10-7)…LA falls to (11-6)…Colorado still in 1st place in Division (11-5)

San Diego-Los Angeles..Tuesday pitchers..Garrett Richards (0-1)-vs-Ross Stripling (3-0).

Padres..Still keeping P-Luis Patino on 28-man roster despite (12.27-ERA)…P-Tim Hill has (11.25-ERA) also.

Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis says there have been ‘no discussions yet’ on possible contract extension in which Padres would buy out his arbitration years…Padres control his rights for 4-more seasons before free agency…1-more year before arbitration would kick in.

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis named NL-Player of Week..hit (.435)..6HRs-6 games…tied with Aaron Judge-Yankees with 8-HRs this year.

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Dodgers..P-Joe Kelly placed on DL-shoulder inflammation
Dodgers..Callup P-Adam Kolarek from taxi squad

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Angels-A’s…Game tied (9-9) at Press Time…Mike Trout HR..Anthony Rendon 2R-HR…Shohei Ohtani 2R-HR…Halos rallied from (9-4) deficit in game..

Halos-Athletics..Tuesday pitchers..Dylan Bundy (2-1)-vs-Mike Fiers (1-0)

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(Scoreboard)

Tigers-W-White Sox..JaCoby Jones-Nico Goodrum HRs

Red Sox-L-Rays..Joey Wendle HR..RBI-triple..Bosox fall (6-10)

Mariners-W-Rangers..Lewis 3R-HR..Mariners (7-11)

Twins-W-Brewers..Eddie Rosario Grand Slam HR…Minn (11-6)

Giants-L-Houston..Mike Brantley RBI-double..Houston (7-9)

Braves-L-Phillies..Phillies 10R in first 2-innings..Bryce Harper 3R-HR..Didi Gregorious Grand Slam HR

Nationals-W-Mets..Asdrubal Cabrera (4-4) 5RBI..Mets (7-10)

Arizona-W-Colorado..Kole Calhoun HR..RBI-double..Arizona (7-10)

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(MLB)

MLB…Sources confirm Commissioner’s office looking at possible “bubble” structure for playoff games….Moving games to ‘controlled’ dome stadiums…or to ‘warm weather cities’….to be played in October…Baseball is fearful an outbreak like the Marlins-Phillies-Cardinals had could lead a week long cancellation of playoff games with no way to reschedule them….Hub cities in closed environment would be a solution….Problems exist though because Florida-Texas-Arizona where domed stadiums exist, are still ‘hot spots’ of the virus outbreak.

MLB…Suspensions-fines coming down in aftermatch A’s-Astros brawl on Sunday…Astros pitchers hit 5-A’s batters in 3-games…Plunked Ramon Laureano 3-times in 3-days.

Cardinals..9th player tests positive for virus..St Louis is just (2-3)…has had 15-games postponed….would have to play 55-games in 46-days to complete the season…Last 3-series been postponed.

Cleveland..Likely to fine P-Zach Plesac for violating health rules by leaving hotel to go to a restaurant.

Carroll Hardy…longtime major leaguer Red Sox-Indians-Twins..passes away (87Y)…also played for 49ers…worked in front office of Denver Broncos for 2-decades…college star at Colorado.

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(Injuries)

Arizona..P-Madison Bumgarner to see specialist-back issue..has (9.35-ERA)…given up 7HRs in 17-innings

Tampa Bay..DL-P-Charley Morton-shoulder issue

Royals..DL-OF-Franchy Cordero-wrist injury..will miss rest of season..4th major arm injury in career.

Brewers..Activate 2B-Luis Urias from covid list

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(Roster Moves)

Mets..P-Marcus Stroman-leaves club-opts out

Brewers..DFA-2B-Logan Morrison
Phillies..DFA-P-Enyel De Los Santos
Orioles..Release P-Ty Blatch
Red Sox..Release P-Brian Johnson

Texas..Sign FA-2B-Darren Dietrich-ex Cubs-Reds
Houston.Sign FA-P-Brooks Raley-ex Reds
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Brady Lail-ex White Sox
Twins..Sign FA-P-Casey Lawrence-ex Seattle

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………(College Football)…………

Mountain West Conference…cancels football season on Monday afternoon after daylong conference calls with Medical experts…Mandates Athletic Directors develop ‘blueprint’ for conference only schedule in the spring….Sources in Colorado Springs  says MWC was alarmed at outbreaks in California and New Mexico…that problems at Fresno State-San Jose State-New Mexcio and the internal investigation at Colorado State influenced them….That plus the fact the spread of virus was still unchecked in those states.

Pac 12…CEO’s meet with Conference doctors Tuesday then will vote on fall season or decision to move to spring season.

Pac 12..Players coalition asked the conference to adopt the Stanford Pool Testing program..for group testing and faster turnaround…league has not responded.

Big 10…Report AD’s took a straw vote Sunday night…(12-2) to cancel the season and move to spring.

Big 10..Report Presidents have told AD’s to begin searching out a blueprint to play conference games in spring.

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh says UM has ‘safe protocols’….Wolverines (893-Tests) only 11-positives in 3-weeks.

Alabama..Coach Nick Saban says ‘players are safer on Alabama campus that if we sent them home’

Power 5-Conferences… Commissioners of five top leagues held emergency conference call on Sunday night…have yet to reach a decision.

ACC…AD’s met Monday…planning on going ahead and play.

Nebraska..Coach Scott Frost says school will lose 120M if no games are played..all that money funds every other program

Texas..Internal staff meeting-plan on Big 12 starting season.

Mid American Conference…Northern Illinois told conference they would not play football because of outbreaks..led to unanimous decision to cancel season till spring over weekend.

Old Dominion…informs Conference USA it will not play football this fall because of renewed outbreaks in Virginia.

Miami..Former Hurricanes coach Howard Schnellenberger hospitalized with blood clot on brain after fall at his home..is (86Y).

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(NFL)

NFL…Meets with CDC to discuss adapting ‘Point of Care’ testing for regular season…where if player tests positive end of week..he would have a ‘Point of Care’ test on Friday…if negative after quick turnaround..would then be tested against Saturday to see if he can play on weekend.

NFL…Roger Goodell forming Covid Committee for regular season..will meet on Fridays each week to evaluate any players who have false positives during week…Committee would include doctors and retired players.

Houston..Texans report no positive tests in last 11-days.

Washington…Police report says ex Redskins running back Derrious Grice strangled girlfriend-lost consciousness in domestic incident…Charged with 3-counts of domestic abuse for incidents over a 3-month span.

NY Giants..Daughter of co-owner Steve Tisch dies of apparent suicide at (36Y)

NFL..Reaches agreement with Referees Association…can opt out…Thursday deadline.

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Sign FA-RB-Lamar Miller…ex Houston-Cleveland-Miami

Eagles..LB-Jatavis Brown-retires

Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Tramine Brock-ex Arizona
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Taylor Stallworth-ex Saints
Houston..Sign FA-DT-Jerald Hawkins-ex Steelers

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(Injuries)

Rams..Say DT-A’Shawn Robinson will miss start of season with health issues.

Seahawks..WR-John Usura placed on covid list

Houton..Put CB-Gareon Conley on PUP list

Miami..Activate LB-Calvin Munson-ex Aztec.

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………..(Basketball)……………

Lakers-W-Denver (124-121)…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combine (56P)…Nuggets lost despite shooting (58%) from floor…Lakers had lost 3-in row…were just (2-4) in bubble games.

Miami-W-Indiana..Heat put 7-players in double figures
Utah-L-Dallas..Mavs hit 23-3 point shots
Toronto-W-Milwaukee..Raptors 6-in double figures
Suns-W-Oklahoma City..Devin Booker (35P)

Phoenix…Suns ask for prayers for legendary G-Paul Westphal-has fast spreading brain cancer.

Milwaukee..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-out with oral surgery
Orlando..G-Terrance Ross-leaves bubble-medical issue
76ers..C-Joel Embiid-ankle injury
Dallas..F-Luka Doncic-ankle injury..F-Kris Porzingas-knee bruise

Clippers..C-Montrzl Harrell reports to bubble..passes 4-tests..had been out 3-weeks because of death in family

Golden State..F-Draymond Green fined 50,000 for tampering comments on NBA telecast…’Suns-Devin Booker should get out of Phoenix’.

Sacramento..GM-Vlade Divac…Coach Luke Walton could be out in wake of (29-40) season…missing playoffs for 14th year in a row.

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……………(Hockey)…………….

NHL Draft Lottery…..New York Rangers land #1 pick-F-Alexis Lafreniere-Quebec League…scored (35G-112P) in junior hockey last season…will join star veteran Artemi Panarin plus last year’s high draft pick Kaapo Kakko in Rangers rebuilding program.

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NHL Playoffs…1st round begins Tuesday:

..Columbus-Tampa Bay..Lightning without Steve Stamkos-Vic Hedman

..Carolina-Boston..Bruins high powered offered healthy..led by David Pastrnak

..Calgary-Dallas..Flames coming off series win over Winnipeg

..Las Vegas-Chicago..Knights firepowers vs Hawks G-Corey Crawford…Max Pacioretty cleared to play for Las Vegas after covid issues

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(NHL Notes)

Columbus…G-Elvis Merzlikins-out indefinitely-groin injury

Florida Panthers..Fire GM-Dale Tallon after 10-years on job

TSN…Longtime NHL reporter Bob McKenzie retires after 35-years covering NHL.

Toronto..Criticism of Leafs leadership…Maple Leafs have not won a 1st round playoff series in 2004.

NHL..Confirms did (7,245 Tests) last week..0-positives
NHL..Postpones Hall of Fame Induction dinner-scheduled November

Devils..Sign D-Riley Wallace-college star-Harvard
Leafs..Assign F-Aleksi Heponieml to Modo-Sweden.

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…………(General)………….

English Premier League
..Chelsea…F-Willan announces leaving team to sign Arsenal.
..Liverpool..Signs FB-Kostas Tsunikos-from Olympias-Greece

NASCAR…Joe Gibbs Racing signs driver Chris Bell from Leavine Racing…replaces fired Erik Jones.

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