Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on December 15th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Basketball)………….

LA Clippers…..A financial advisor for Kawhi Leonard has filed a lawsuit against Jerry West-consultant and the LA Clippers…saying he was promised 2.5M by West if he could deliver Leonard to the Clippers as a free agent a year ago…The advisor also charges West made promises of ‘perks’ to Leonard’s uncle and guardian…. James Wilkes filed suit in LA saying West reneged on deal…the NBA has opened an investigation into the Clippers for possible salary cap violations…the NBA fined the Clippers 200,000 for a violation years ago in dealing with C-Lamont Jordan.

Lakers…Assistant coach Chauncey Billups…G-Reggie Jackson and 2-NBA-G League players in the Lakers camp-test positive for the Covid virus and are quarantined.

Houston-Miami…Trade talks escalate in a potential James Harden deal…the Rockets want G-Tyler Herro…#1-#1 picks…2-young players and 2-veterans in 7-for-1 transaction….Harden went thru first workout with Rockets.

Lakers..impressed with 2nd year guard Talen Horton-Tucker…has scored 18-and-31 in preseason games.

Cleveland…19-year old rookie G-Issac Okoro-high school player…scores 19-in first NBA preseason game.

Detroit…Release FA-G-LiAngelo Ball…..LaVar Ball criticizes Pistons as “raggedy organization”

Chicago…4-rookie players isolated from team after positive Covid test.

Aztecs…climb to 18th in this weeks AP poll….Ranked 20th in USA-Today-Coaches poll.

USD-L-Nevada (79-72)…Wolfpack guards Des Cambridge-Grant Sherfield combine for (52P)…USD fails to score on final 6-possessions…Frankie Hughes hits 5-3’s…finishes with (22P) in Toreros loss.

Florida…Family of Gators star Keyontae Johnson say the player has been put into an induced coma and remains in critical condition…Family will not say if Johnson suffered stroke or heart arrythmia issues during weekend game with Florida State.

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…………(College Football)………………

Pac 12-Conference….Pulls Washington Huskies out of championship game because of continuing Covid virus problems….Washington does not have enough scholarship players and is down in numbers in offensive line….Oregon will play USC for title on Friday night.

Mountain West Conference…bypasses San Diego State in filling bowl bids…Sends Hawaii to play Houston in the New Mexico Bowl instead of (4-4) Aztecs.

San Diego State…Coach Brady Hoke “shocked” MWC picked Hawaii for bowl game over SDSU….

NCAA…says teams not going to bowl games can add extra game to schedule and play it next week if they are not in championship game.

Mountain West Conference..places Nevada in the Idaho Potato Bowl game.
Mountain West Conferece..orders Utah State ‘forefeit’ game to Colorado State when Aggies players refused to play in protest against University President.

Auburn…will pay 21M-buyout after firing Coach Gus Malzahm…axed despite a (68-35) record.

Illinois..fires coach Lovie Smith after (17-39) record

Arizona..will pay ousted coach Kevin Sumlin 7.5M buyout..he was (9-20)

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh says he is 100% committed to remaining at Big 10-school.

Mississippi State..Coach Mike Leach condems President Trump….”Politicians have created the most joyless season on earth.”

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(NFL)

(Scoreboard)

Browns-L-Ravens (47-42)…..Justin Tucker kicks 55Y-field goal with (:02) left to give Ravens the win in wild 4th quarter…

..Lamar Jackson-plagued by cramping-comes out of lockertoom to lead TD drive-throws 44Y-TD pass to Marquese Brown with (1:51) left.
..Baker Mayfield then threw TD pass to Kareem Hunt with (1:04) left to regain lead..3rd TD of quarter.
..Lamar Jackson drove Baltimore into field goal range without timeouts.

..Jackson (81P-124R)…3TDs.
..Mayfield (341P-2TD)…Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt (115R) combined.

…Monday Night Football…Browns (9-4)…Baltimore (8-5)

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Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn-vote of confidence to Off Corrd-Shane Steichen after a series of blown playcalls in Sunday win over Atlanta…will not demote Steichen.

Chargers…Long injury list as they begin short prep week for Thursday game with the Raiders in Las Vegas.
..Keenan Allen-hamstring
..Hunter Henry-hip
..Mike Williams-back
..Brian Bulaga-concussion
..Trei Turner-neck

Raiders…Rod Marinelli takes over as Def Coordinator after the team fired Paul Guenther on Sunday night…Wade Phillips-Greg Williams express interest in the coaching opening on Jon Gruden staff…Raiders are #32 in scoring defense and near the bottom in virtually all other defensive categories.

Houston…Will interview Brian Schottenheimer-Eric Bienemy for Texans vacant head coaching job.

Eagles..QB-Jalen Hurt will remain starting QB this weekend.

Jaguars…name Gardner Minshew as starting QB in midst of 12-game losing streak.

Steelers…bench WR-Diontae Johnson-has 12 dropped passes this year

Vikings..Vote of confidence K-Dan Bailey-missed 3-FGs and 1-PAT Sunday.

Tampa Bay..WR-Antonio Brown playing time reduced…(5G-25 Receptions-8YPC)

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(Roster Moves)

Jets..sign FA-K-Chase McLauglin-ex Jaguars-Chargers
Colts..sign FA-OT-J’Marcus Webb-ex Bears

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(Injuries)

49ers..IR-WR-Deebo Samuel-hamstring
Tampa Bay..RB-Ronnie Jones-fractured finger
Washington..QB-Alex Smith-strained calf
Steelers..OG-Kevin Dotson-shoulder…OG-Matt Feiler-shoulder
Eagles..S-Rodney McLeod-torn ACL
Raiders..IR-S-Jon Abram..CB-Damon Arnette..LB-Nick Morrow-Covid
Raiders..DE-Cle Ferrell-shoulder
Miami..TE-Mike Geisicki-head injury
Colts..CB-Xavier Howard-knee issue
Colts..LB-Darius Leonard–back injury
Denver..IR-K-Brandon McManus-Covid
Denver..CB-Duke Dawson-knee injury

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……………….(Baseball)………….

Padres…sign FA-P-Jacob Rhame-ex NY Mets…Has (6.23-ERA) in Mets career…but (2.31-ERA) in long minor league career.

Dodgers…Reject overtures 3B-Justin Turner..wants (3Y-45M) extension
Dodgers..Open talks with FA-P-Liam Hendricks-ex Oakland..(1.70-ERA)
Angels..Open talks with FA-C-Kurt Suzuki-ex Washington

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees…2B-DJ LeMahieu asks for (5Y-100M)..club offered (4Y-75M)
Washington…Reject request C-JT Realmuto-ex Phillies..(5Y-100M) deal
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Hunter Renfro-ex Tampa Bay (1Y-3M)..hit (.156)
Phillies..Open talks with FA-SS-Marcus Semien-ex A’s
Texas..Sign FA-P-Jharrel Cotton-ex A’s…OF-Jason Martin-ex Pirates

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(MLB)

Cleveland…Owner Paul Dolan confirms team dropping “Indians” nickname after 2021 season….Says he ‘listened and learned’ in disussions about how Indian nation viewed the nickname…Team rejects idea to call the team “The Tribe”

Yankees…Longtime IF-Phil Linz-passes away (81Y)…played for Yankees in 1960s.

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……………..(Hockey)…………….

NHL..Mourns passing of GM-Pierre LaCroix who built Colorado Avalanche into 2-time Stanley Cup champion team.

Toronto..Veteran C-Joe Thornton leaves Switzerland to come to Canada to quarantine to start Maple Leafs camp.

Arizona Coyotes..Hire Corey Stillman-as assistant coach…coached in Florida and Carolina.

Buffalo..Lose F-John Gilmore-signs with KHL team-CSKA-Moscow.

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…………….(General)……………

Alex Olmeda….tennis star from Peru-passes away (84Y)…had mystical 1969-season…Won Wimbledon and Australian Open and finished 2nd at US Open…then left pro tennis tour.

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