Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on February 2nd, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…………..(Basketball)………….

Lakers-W-Atlanta.(107-99)…LeBron James hits 3-point shot..layup…3-free throws in final minute to blunt Hawks comeback to give LA win…Lakers lost 10-point lead in 4th quarter..Anthony Davis-James combined for (46)   ..Monday Night action…Lakers (16-6)

Clippers-at-Brooklyn….Tuesday matchup…Nets (6-3) since James Harden trade-joining Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving…Nets averaging (122PPG)….Durant (30P)…Irving (26P)…Harden (26P)

NBA..Cancels Denver-Detroit game minutes before Monday tip off because of questionable Pistons player covid test.

Golden State…C-James Wiseman-out 7-to-10 days sprained wrist
Orlando..F-Aaron Gordon-out 6W-sprained ankle

Charlotte Hornets..elevate #1 pick LaMelo Ball to starting job…was averaging (12P-6A-5R) a game coming off bench.

Aztecs…Play Wednesday-Friday road games at New Mexico..Games to be played in Lubbock, Texas…SDSU plays 4-games in 8-nights.

USD-BYU..Tuesday game…Toreros (2-7)

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………..(Baseball)……………

Padres….Continue negotiations with FA-P-Trevor Rosenthal..who also an offer from Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays.

Padres..Sign FA-P-Aaron Northcutt-former Mariners-Braves…career (3.87-ERA) in minors
Padres..Sign FA-3B-Pedro Florimon….ex Phillies-Pirates-Twins utilityman

Angels-Orioles…Trade Talks continue…Baltimore offers P-Alex Cobb and 7M to Halos for 2B-Jahmi Jones…Cobb (55-57) with 3.80-ERA in career in final year of 15M-contract.

Angels…The Athletic website reports that pitching coach Mickey Callaway has been accused of sending lewd pictures, texts and propositions to 5-different female baseball reporters while he was with the New York Mets as manager and prior as pitching coach.

Dodgers..continue contract talks with FA-3B-Justin Turner…LA reported offer is (2Y-plus option)…Turner wants (3Y-plus option buyout)

Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Carlos Asuaje-ex Padres..played in Japan last year

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies-Cardinals…Baseball continues to review clauses in the blockbuster trade that sent 3B-Trevor Arenado to St-Louis….Reviewing documents of Rockies payment of 50M in deferred money to Arenado as part of a 5-for-1 trade.

Boston..Veteran 2B-Dustin Pedroia-retires (37Y)…career (.299) hitter
Royals..Sign FA-2B-Hanser Alberto-ex Orioles
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Rex Brothers-ex Rockies
Reds..Sign FA-P-Walker Weichel-ex Dodgers

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(MLB)

MLB-Union….Monday night deadline on Owners proposal to start season.
..154-game scheduled-not 162
..154-games in 166-days
..Each team gets 12-off days
..Players get 100%–salary for 154-game schedule
..Players get playoff TV share equal to total they received in 2019
..Spring training open March 21st..not February 17th
..Season opens April 28th..not April 1st
..World Series moved to 1st week November
..Playoffs expanded to 14-teams…Best of 3-wildcard series…Best of 5-Divisional series…Best of 7-ALCS-NLCS and World Series
..Designated Hitter becomes permanent in National League
..7-inning doubleheaders
..Extra inning rule-runner at 2nd-will be part of rules
..Commissioner can invoke National Emergency Clause to suspend season if Covid outbreaks worsen…if 5-teams games are impacted by state rules

MLB..Hires Michael Hill-ex Marlins GM-to be Senior VP Operations in Commissioners Office….Raul Ibanez-Assistant to Commissioner…Raji Davis-Gregor Blanco as Assistants in Field Operations

USA Today…Longtime baseball writer Mel Antonen passes (64Y)…after battle with leukemia and Covid virus.

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……………(Football)……………

Detroit-Rams…Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade completed.
Detroit..QB-Matthew Stafford rejected trade to New England Patriots
Detroit..Reject Broncos trade offer of #9 pick-QB-Drew Locke
Detroit..Reject Carolina trade offer of #8 pick-QB-Teddy Bridgewater

Houston-Miami..Trade Talks..Deshaun Watson for QB-Tua Tagovailoa..plus #3 and #18 picks this year and next year’s #1.

LA Rams..Ex-QB-Jared Goff…”Excited to be somewhere with someone who appreciates me and wants me”

Green Bay…Coach Matt LaFleur says QB-Aaron Rodgers will finish his career with Packers…has 3Y left on his contract.

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians…”pissed-no NFL teams wanted to interview his Off Coord-Byron Leftwich.

Raiders…Express interest in signing Chargers FA-LB-Melvin Ingram..ILB-Denzel Perryman

Jason Witten…Retired from Raiders after 17Y-NFL career-named head football coach at Liberty Christian High School-Dallas.

Seattle…OT-Chad Wheeler pleads not guilty to felony domestic abuse for twice choking his girlfriend into unconsciousness…Lawyers say Wheeler was having Bi-Polar manic attacks after having stopped taking his medication…Facing 8-to-14 years in prison..was diagnosed Bi polar in 2016

Atlanta…Fire Nick Polk-Director of Football Opertations
Packers..Interview Kris Richard for Def Coord-ex Seattle-Dallas
Packers..Interview Joe Barry for Def Coord-just hired by Chargers
Vikings..Hire Tyke Tolbert for Off Coord-ex NY Giants
Steelers..Promote Adrian Klemm to Off Line coach.
Chargers..Hire Chris Beatty-WR-coach from Univ Pittsburgh
Colts..Hire James Rowe-DB coach from Appalachian State
Atlanta..Hire Chandler Henley-OL coach from Tenn Titans

Chiefs-Buccaneers…Begin twice a day Covid testing.
Chiefs..Put WR-DeMarcus Robinson and C-Daniel Kilgore with Covid  tests close contact issues….Will be re-evaluated by Friday…could miss Super Bowl Sunday..have not tested positive.

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(College Football)

Arizona…Wildcats hire Teddy Bruschi as Consultant for football program…Brusch works for ESPN.

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……….(Hockey)…………..

NHL…Cancels 3-New Jersey Devils games…10-Devils players in isolation.

Kings-Ducks…Tuesday game…LA (3-3-2)…Anaheim (3-5-2)

Ducks..Coach Dallas Eakins benched center Adam Henrique for poor play despite being last years leading goal scorer.

New York Rangers…Remove D-Tony DeAngelo from roster-will attempt to trade him after he attacked his G-Alex Georgiev in lockeroom incident…DeAngelo history of discipline incidents with Rangers.

American Hockey League…Reaches agreement with Union that all players will get 40% of salaries regardless of how many games their teams play…Some AHL teams playing 44-games…some as few as 24-to-30 games.

AHL..Says Canadian Division teams will not start the season this Friday because of delays in getting different provinces to approve teams travelling.

San Diego Gulls…D-Josh Mahura sent to AHL club from Anaheim Ducks

Gulls..Open season with Friday-Saturday games against Bakersfield…Gulls will play 6-games in a row at home to open the season.

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…………..(General)……………..

Soccer
..Paul Arriola about to sign contract with Swansea-Wales in English Football Champions League.
..Team USA-W-Trinidad (7-0) in team friendly game..Paul Arriola scores key goal.

NASCAR….Denny Hamilin signs 3Y-contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing..has 44-career wins…won back to back Daytona 500s.

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