Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on February 16th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Baseball)…………

Padres..Sign FA-P-Keone Kela-ex Pirates-Rangers…has career (3.24-ERA-28 saves)…has had elbow-forearm issues…Signing came 24-hours after they signed ex. Giants-Pirates closer Mark Melancon.

Padres..Now have 16-relief pitchers coming to camp this week…fighting for 8-jobs on roster.

Dodgers…Payroll explodes to record (256M) with signing of Justin Turner-Austin Barnes…Dodgers go over Luxury Tax threshold by some (46M)…will likely owe 18M-in Luxury Tax this coming off season.

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(Roster Moves)

A’s..Sign FA-P-Sergio Romo-ex Giants-Tampa Bay-Twins
A’s..Re-sign FA-P-Yusmeiro Petit

Mets..Sign FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Phillies-Braves
Mets..Sign FA-P-Mike Montgomery-ex Royals-Cubs

Rockies..Sign FA-1B-CJ Cron..ex Angels-Twins-Royals

Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Travis Jankowski-ex Padres-Reds

Braves..Sign FA-2B-Jason Kipnis-ex Indians-Cubs
Twins..Sign FA-P-Matt Shoemaker-ex Angels-Blue Jays
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Kevin Pillar..ex Giants-Blue Jays-Red Sox
Indians..Sign FA-P-Blake Parker-ex Phillies-A’s

Toronto-Milwaukee..Trade-Jays deal OF-Derek Fisher to Brewers

Miami…P-Adam Conley-ex Marlins-signs with Rakuten Eagles-Japan

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(MLB)

Arizona….Wife of GM-Mike Hazen undergoing surgery for brain tumor.

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………….(Basketball)…………..

Lakers..F-Anthony Davis will miss 3W of action….undergoes MRI after re-straining Achilles Tendon..also has calf injury…hurt on Sunday night

Clippers-Miami….Heat led (35-33) end of 1st quarter at Press Time in Monday night action…Clippers (20-8) on season…Kawhi Leonard-out with bruised leg…Paul George sidelined turf toe.

Lakers-at Minnesota..Tuesday game…Lakers (21-7) on year

San Antonio-Detroit..Tuesday game cancelled..Spurs have 8-players out with covid test and close contact testing.

Detroit..Put F-Blake Griffin on trade block…is owed (36M-39M) next two season..averaging (12P-5R) per game.

Cleveland…Shopping C-Andre Drummond in a trade.

Michael Jordan..donates 10M to help build 2-health clinics in hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.

AP Poll….Gonzaga remains ranked #1 with (20-0) record
Aztecs..Climb back into the polls…ranked #25 with (15-4) record

Aztecs..coach Brian Dutcher says he struck out trying to schedule non-conference game
..Talked to USC-Andy Enfield-but they are booked up-no cancellations
..Talked to Kelvin Sampson-Houston-had no dates because of makeup games
..Waiting to see if MWC orders them to play postponed UNLV games end of season
..Nathan Mensah not suffering from fatigue..only player affected by altitude..teams defending him tougher
..Freshman G-Lamont Butler playing better now with experience
..Butler now playing with freedom-confidence
..Butler may be a freshman-but so strong it’s like he is a sophomore
..Butler has now also learned how to play ‘against size players’
..Keshad Johnson has become a reliable-explosive player off the bench.
..Have not addressed seniors coming back next year for extra year eligibility

Boston College..Fires coach Jim Christian..went (78-132)..(26-94) in ACC
Duke…Star freshman F-Jalen Johnson quits team to prepare for NBA draft.

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……………(Football)………….

Chargers…Former Bolts WR-Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel in Bradenton, Florida….Had been missing for a couple of days…Starred with Philip Rivers-Chargers for 6-years…played 5-more years..(540R-57TD) 16YPC..in career..Retired after 2-knee injuries in 2014…Was Bucs ‘Man of Year’ 4-years in a row for community service work..Police say no foul play expected…Autopsy to be performed…Jackson had been staying in hotel since January 11th…family asked police to talk to him-they did on February 11th in meeting-told family no problems…Jackson praised in community for his charitable “83-Foundation” work with families of military veterans at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa…Did charity work with military families at Camp Pendleton while with Chargers..Leaves behind wife and 4-children

Dallas Cowboys…make contact with FA-DE-JJ Watt as they seek to rebuild their troubled defensive front….Cowboys have 18M-cap space.

Patriots-Raiders..Open trade talks about deal for backup QB-Marcus Mariota.

Washington..Hire Chris Polian as Director of Pro Personnel…joins former GMs-Martin Mayhew-Marty Hurney as former GMs on staff working with Ron Rivera.

Patriots..Hire Bo Pedagree-QB coach-ex Miami Dolphins assistant

Steelers..Hire Grady Brown-DB coach-ex UHouston

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(College Football)

Rice..Hires Marques Tuiasosopo as Off Coord-ex asssitant Washington-California.

UCLA..Hire Ryan Gunderson-QB coach-ex San Jose State Off Coord

Hawaii….Honolulu officials concerned they may have to ‘condemn’ Aloha Stadium-leaving Hawaii with no home field to play games

MEAC…Black conference cancels spring football schedule after 6-of-9 teams shutdown because of Covid problems….Howard-South Carolina State-Delaware State will try to play 1AA-independent schedule.

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…………..(Hockey)…………….

Ducks-San Jose…Monday night game….late start at Press Time…

LA Kings-Minnesota Wild…Scheduled Tuesday game

Gulls…now (5-0) on AHL season…play Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Carolina-Toronto…Trade-Hurricane deals F-Alex Galchenyuk to Leafs for draft pick…had just acquired him from Montreal on the weekend.

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…………..(General)…………..

Australian Open…2nd seed Rafael Nadal…#1 seed Ashley Barty both win on Monday.

Australian Open..Tuesday schedule..
..#1-Novak Djokovic-vs-Alex Zverev
..#2-Simona Halip-vs-Serena Williams

English Premier League
..West Ham-W-Sheffield…West Ham scores goals in 39-41′
..Chelsea-W-Newcastle…Olivier Geroud scored game winning goal for Blues.

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