Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on February 23rd, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

……………(Baseball)…………

Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis-meets with Media-discuss 14Y-340M-contract
..I am here to stay..love the culture..the vibe
..Want to be the athlete kids grow up looking up to
..My dad taught me how to be a good teammate

Padres..GM-AJ Prellar on Tatis 14Y-contract
..We offered him 3-deals..he wanted to stay here long term
..Put together a ‘Statue Contract’..play career here-get statue
..We saw him at age 14…every scout said same thing
..5-Tools..Super level of skills
..The late Don Welke told me…important get ability-create stability

Padres..Owner Peter Seidler.
..He earned our trust.
..Our message is clear..play in October
..We have a trust with this city and these fans
..We are the 8th largest city in America
..We are no longer a small market team

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler

..Watch Baseball Tonite…he grows his game
..Echoes off the wall..players rave about commitment to winning

Padres..First full squad workout of spring training

Padres..Fernando Tatis contract.
..11M this year…then 5M-7M-11M…
..22M for four year span
..36M for final 6-years.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw-would like to pitch another 3-years

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(Roster Moves)

Texas..Sign FA-P-Ian Kennedy-ex Royals-Padres-Yankees..(97-105)
Royals..Sign FA-P-Brad Brach-ex Padres-Orioles
Washington..Sign FA-P-Jeremy Jeffress-ex Brewers-Cubs..(3.04ERA)
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Ty Clippard-ex Yankees-Nationals-Twins
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Phil Ervin-ex Cubs-Giants-Arizona

Meets..DFA-OF-Gil Heredia
Milwaukee..Open talks with FA-OF-Jackie Bradley-ex Red Sox

Angels..Wife of DH-Albert Pujols says he will retire at end of this season.

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(MLB)

Seattle…Mariners CEO-Kevin Mather resigns under fire for racial criticism of Japanese and Latin players who refuse to learn how to speak English…and comments the team intentionally kept players in minors so their free agent contract clock would not stop..Calling 3B-Kyle Seager ‘overpaid’….Comments came in a speech before Rotary Club in Bellevue, Washington…MLB said it was ‘disturbed’ by the content of the Video.

Union…Releases statement on Mather comments..”This is a window how players are viewed by Organizations”

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…………….(Basketball)…………..

Lakers-Washington….LA jumped to 10-point lead early…Montrzl Harrell scored 15P in 13-minutes off the bench….LA led (63-49) at halftime at Press Time..Monday game…Lakers (22-9)

Clippers-Wizards..Tuesday game…LA (22-10)

Clippers..G-Patrick Beverly facing league discipline..taunted-mocked injured player Jeff Green in Sunday game with Brooklyn.

Houston-Milwaukee…Discuss trade for Rockets F-PJ Tucker.

Minnesota…Timberwolves fire Coach Ryan Saunders-had lost 10-of-13…Hire Chris Finch-Toronto Raptors assistant to be head coach

Aztecs..Climb to 22nd in this weeks AP Polll.
Mountain West Conference..ADs meet this week to discuss what to do about SDSU-New Mexico game cancelled in mid season..

USD-vs-Pacific…West Coast Conference game Tuesday night…Toreros (3-8) on season

Iona..Cancels final 5-games of season because of another Covid outbreak.

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………………(Football)………..

NFL Competition Committee…Will meet to discuss rule changes…Wants to keep Taxi squad at 16-players including Veteran players for next year….Wants to limit all OTA workouts…Retain IR-rule meaning players could be recalled after 3W on IR

Washington…Report that former Amazon founder Jeff Bozas is negotiating to buy shares in the Washington NFL team-might replace Daniel Snyder as owner.

Eagles…Teammates criticize QB-Carson Wentz….’Could not handle hard coaching’

New England..Cam Newton says he wants to play for Patriots next year after 6TD pass season…’No OTAs…Caught Covid…Was put way behind the power curve’

Arizona..Owner Mike Bidwell says QB-Kyler Murray must become ‘full quarterback’…team was (6-3)…finished (2-5)

Houston…FA-DE-JJ Watt says he has been contacted by 7-different teams..not ready to make decision yet.

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin tests positive for Covid…had been in team facility all last week before it was closed down on Friday.

CBS-TV…Fires color analyst Rich Gannon-been with network 13-years.

Steelers..Restructure contract DE-Cam Heyward..clears (7.5M) cap space

Houston…McNair family donates 600,000 to food-water relief in that city

NFL…Teams can franchise tag players starting on Tuesday

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(College Football)

Oregon..QB-Tyler Shough-transfer to Texas Tech.
Nebraska..QB-Luke McCaffrey-transfers to Louisville

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……………..(Hockey)……………..

Anaheim….”The Athletic” calls for firing of Ducks GM-Bob Murray for bad contracts…bad trades that have put team in last place.

Ducks-Arizona…Ducks jumped to (3-0) lead early…Coyotes scored 3-goals in (4:13) span in 2nd period to climb back into game…Christian Dvorak had power play goal and shorthanded goal..give Arizona a (4-3) lead in 3rd period at Press Time…Monday night NHL action….Ducks (6-9-3)

Kings-W-St Louis (3-0)…Dustin Brown-Gabe Vilardi early goals in win ….Monday night game…LA (8-6-3)

NYRangers…C-Artemi Panarin leaves team after threats made because he wrote on social media he supported Russian militant Alexi Navalny-who is imprisoned.

Buffalo..Benches RW-Jeff Skinner…(0-goals in 14-games)..making 6M per year

Toronto..D-Jake Muzzin-fractured cheekbone
Colorado…D-Dennis Gilbert-surgery-facial fracture
Detroit..LW-Lucas Raymond-fractured elbow in Sweden.

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………..(General)………….

Golf…Tiger Woods says he still has back stiffness after 5th surgical procedure…still hopes to play in Masters in April if held.

English Premier League…Scores
..Brighton-L-Crystal Palace….Palace wins game on goal in (95’) extra time

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