Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

Posted by on February 20th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)……

Padres…1B-Eric Hosmer arrives in camp…wil be introduced at Tuesday press conference-8am in spring training…
Padres..GM-AJ Preller on Hosmer…’Resume speaks for itself’….’Winner thruout career’….’Tremendous reputation’

Padres…Eric Hosmer-career stats at Petco Park in 12-games (.458-5HR-19RBI).

Padres ..Will give up a 2nd round pick (#47) as compensation for signing Hosmer from Royals..San Diego retains #1 pick and the Comp balance pick between 1st and 2nd round.

Padres…Reports teams calling to inquire about availability of RF-Hunter Renfroe in trade talks…Padres would want top pitching prospect in any deal but not interested in trading
Renfroe.

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(MLB)

MLB…Announces rule changes for ‘Pace of Play’ improvements to speed up games:

..Mound visits….6-per game from either Manager-Coach or teammate…Mound visit to remove a pitcher does not count…Examination for injury does not count…Any player who leaves his position to talk to pitcher on or off the mound does count…Any pitcher who comes off the mound to consult with catcher or another player also counts.
..Between innings…(2:05) break time between innings for player to take the field, pitchers to get warmup tosses in and batter to be in the box.
..Instant replay..Direct phone line fromm dugout to clubhouse video room to determine if manager wants replay.
..Bullpen…Direct phone line from dugout to bullpen for pitching changes.
..Pitch Clock..Will not be invoked this year…If length of games is reduced under 3-hours-pitch clock will not be invoked for 2019.

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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-JD Martinez-(5Y-110M)…ex-Arizona-hit 45HRs last year with Diamondbacks
Arizona..Sign FA-OF-Jarrod Dyson-ex Seattle
Orioles..Re-sign FA-P-Chris Tillman
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Alex Presley-ex Tiges
Washington..Sign FA-P-Joaquin Benoit-ex-Phillies-53-career saves

Tim Lincecum…Has 1-free agent contract offer so far after FA-workout

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(Teams)

Pirates..P-Joe Musgrave shutdown-shoulder discomfort.
Arizona..DL-P-Shelby Miller-placed on 60-day DL-elbow issues.
Dodgers..P-Walker Beuhler returns from back stiffness for full bullpen outing.

Tampa Bay…OF-Kevin Keirmaier-‘100% upset’ with trades of Evan Longoria..Jake Odorizzi..release of Corey Dickerson.

(College)

Aztecs-vs-USD…..SDSU off to (3-0) start….Toreros (2-2)

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………….(Football)………….

Chargers…Send out twitter message for former season ticket holders in San Diego-asking them if they wish to join ‘waiting list’ for 2018-season tickets at Stub Hub Center.

Chargers…Beginning search for future quarterback-linked with Oklahoma State QB-Mason Rudolph in the draft-projects as 2nd round pick.

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(Roster Moves)

Cowboys…Inform DE-DeMarcus Lawrence-will be franchise tagged at (17.9M).
Houston…Release LB-Brian Cushing…(7.6M) cap savings
Jets…Interested in re-signing vetean QB-Josh McCown for next year
Jets..Release OT-Ben Ijalana
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(NFL)

New England..Report Malcom Butler was benched during Super Bowl because missed team flight to Minneapolis…got sick…had poor practice…argued with coach

NFL…Franchise Tag window opens to offer big money contracts to free agents.

Tampa Bay…Hire Brenton Buckner-DL coach…had been at Alabama.

Direct TV-announce huge price increase for next year…$293 for 1-year subscription.

Carolina…Former WR-Rae Carruth-in prison for murder of pregnant girlfriend-up for parole in 2018-writes letter asking for chance to see son who was born prematurely after murder of his girlfriend…Family refuses to respond.

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(College)

Aztecs…Open spring football workouts at Charges Park….first of 15-wokrkouts.

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………..(Basketball)…………

Lakers-Clippers…off till end of week because of All Star break….Clippers play Thursday….Lakers return toplay on Friday.

San Antonio…Longtime NBA C_Tiago Splitter retires after 11-year career…averaged (8P-5R) a game.

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…….(Hockey)…….

LA Kings-W-Chicgo (3-1)…Dion Phaneuf scores key PPG in win….Kings now 69-points-just 2-out of playoff spot

Ducks-W-Las Vegas (2-0)..Jacob Silfverberg early goal…Josh Manson scores on deflection…G-John Gibson injures-end of 2nd period kicked in back of leg….Backup G-Ryan Miller key stops in 3rd period-made 20-saves in 3rd period…-….Ducks now (71P) move into tie for 8th playoff spot….Beat Golden Knights team that had 39-wins.

Blue Jackets…RW-Nick Foligno-groin injury.-out 2-weeks
Flyers…Lose G-Michal Neuwirth-groin injury….lost backup G-Brian Elliott last week with core muscle surgery
Montreal..D-Shea Weber will miss rest of season with recurring foot injury.
Columbus…Lose 2-Defenseman in weekend game….Eric Johnson-Anton Lindholm

Red Wings-Flyers…Trade..G-Petr Mrazek to Flyers for #3-#4 round draft picks.
Chicago-Washington..Trade D-Michael Kemeny to Caps for#3 pick.

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(Olympics)

USA-W-Slovakia (5-1)…US scores 2-goals in (:33) span in opening period…Ryan Donato tallies twice in must-win game…US moves to medal round play……

USA-W-Finland (5-0)..Dani Camoranesi scores 2-goals as Womens team qualifies for championship Gold Medal game.

Canada-W-Russia (5-0)…Canada outshoots Russia (47-17) in win to get to Gold Medal game vs US.

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…….(General)………..

English Premeir League…..Arsenal signs a (5Y) corporate sponsor deal with Emirates Airlines…worth 56M per year….third highest in EPL history….Manchester United gets (76M) a year from Chevy….Chelsea gets (56M) a year from Yokohama.

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