Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

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


Aztecs…Freshman F-Jalen McDaniels says he is filing for NBA draft for evaluation but has not hired an agent…Averaged (10P-7R) shot 58% in first year at SDSU.

NCAA-March Madness…Head to Sweet 16-weekend with 9-higher seed teams gone from tourney….2-#1 seeds….2-#2….2-#3….3-#4 seeds….Cindarella teams Nevada and Loyola-Chicago will play each other later this week.

USC…Trojans veteran Chjemize Mets elects to leave team and not play in rest of NIT to guard against injury-since he is going to NBA draft.

Memphis..Hire former NBA star Penny Hardaway as head coach.
UNCC..Hire Virginia assistant Ron Sanchez as head coach.

West Coast Conference..Name Gloria Nevarez as new Commissioner of WCC…big challenge-prevent Gonzaga-BYU from defecting to Mountain West Conference.



Lakers-L-Indiana (110-100)…Pacers go (18-19) from free throw line….C-Myles Turner (21P)…Lonzo Ball scores 1-basket in 37-minutes….in terrible shooting slump…last 5-games (12-52) 23%…and just (17%) from 3-point line….Lakers fall to (31-39) on year….Monday night action

Clippers-at-Minnesota..Tuesday night game Tyronn Lue to take leave of abscence-deal with stress attacks-chest pains-health issues…has had to leave bench 3-times this year with discomfort. Stan Van Gundy-15,000-fine-rip job on NBA refs

Steve Francis…Longtime NBA guard arrested in Burbank hotel for public intoxication…has battled drug problems since retiring.





Chargers..Sign FA-C-Mike Pouncey-8Y veteran Miami Dolphins…3-time Pro Bowler…(2Y-15M) battled hip injuries last two years…Replaces Spencer Pulley at center…Pulley may go to guard because of defection of Kenny Wiggins-possible loss of Matt Slauson.

Raiders-Patriots..Trade-Oakland deals WR-KR-Cordarelle Patterson to Patriots for 5th round draft pick.

Browns-Seahawks…Trade-Cleveland deals CB-CJ Smith to Seattle for 7th round pick

(Free Agent Signings)

Washington..sign FA-CB-Orlando Scandrick-ex Cowboys.
Colts..sign FA-TE-Eric Ebron-ex Lions
Raiders..sign FA-QB-Josh Johnson-ex Tampa Bay
Giants..sign FA-WR-Cory Latimore-ex Broncos
Giants..sign FA-LB-Josh Mauro-ex Arizona
Giants..sign FA-CB-BW Webb-ex Browns.
Carolina..sign FA-WR-Jairus Wright-ex Vikings
Bills..sign FA-OT-Marshall Newhouse-ex Raiders
Bills..sign FA-OC-Russ Bodine-ex Bengals


Rams..visit with DT-Ndamakong Suh-ex Dolphins..RB-Mike Davis-ex Seattle

Arizona..visit with CB-EJ Gaines-ex Rams
Bills..visit with LB-Kevin Minter-ex Bengals..LB-Will Compton-ex Redskins

Carolina..visit with OG-Jermiah Sirles-ex Vikings
Lions..visit with TE-Logan Paulsen-ex Bears

Dallas..visit with WR-Donnie Inman-ex Chargers..WR-Justin Hunter-ex
Steelers ..OG-LaAdrian Waddle-ex Patriots..OT-Cam Fleming-ex Patriots

Colts..visit with LB-Kori Toomer-ex Chargers..TE-Eric Ebron-ex Lions
Chiefs..visit with RB-Damien Williams-ex Chiefs
Jets..visit with TE-Terrelle Pryor-ex Redskins
Seahawks..visit with TE-Terrelle Pryor-ex Redskins
Redskins..visit with LB-Pernell McPhee-ex Bears.

(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Release DE-Shea McClelland-concussion issues
Tampa Bay..Release DE-Robert Ayres


Rules Committee…begins re-writing Catch Rule to present to NFL owners next week in Orlando….still determining whether new rule should involve 2-feet down-possession and then ‘make a football move’.

Rules Committee..discussing giving Instant Replay Official in New York permission to eject a player after video replay of an egregious hit.

Jon Martin…ex-Miami Dolphins hit with 4-charges of making threats on social media and possession of foaded weapon.





Padres…Off day on Monday
Padres..Release P-Tom Wilhelmsen-gave up 4-runs in 4-innings in 3-spring games.
Padres..Option OF-Allen Craig…P-Eeric Yardley..P-Stephen McGee to minor league camp.

Dodgers-W-A’s (3-1)…Alex Wood (5inn-0R)….Cody Bellinger-Joc Pederson-Trayce Thompson hit solo HRs….

Angels-W-Arizona (8-4)…Justin Upton RBI-double…Zach Cosart 2R-single
Angels..P-Andrew Heaney has MRI on tender elbow-no ligament damage but will be shutdown.


Mets..P-Jason Vargas to have hamate bone surgery on non-pitching hand.

Yankees..OF-Jacoby Ellsburgy will open season on DL-oblique.
Tigers..P-Mike Fiers-out back issues
Tigers..P-Franklin Perez-out 12-weeks-lat strain shoulder
Texas..P-Clay Blackmore on 60-day DL-elbow injury

Arizona..P-Zach Grienke-40-pitch bullpen session-test groin
Boston..P-Drew Pomeranz-33 pitch bullpen test forearm.

(Roster Moves)

Indians..release OF-Melvin Upton-hit (.l89) in spring
Indians..release C-Ryan Hannigan
White Sox..release P-Michael Ynoa
Arizona..release C-Josh Thole
Texas..release P-Eric Goeddel..2B-Darwin Barney

Texas..sign FA-1B-Tommy Joseph-ex Phillies
Royals..sign FA-P-Clay Bucholz-ex Red Sox-Phillies
Milwaukee..sign FA-P-Jim Henderson
Milwaukee..release P-Ernesto Frieri

Giants..option P-Tyler Beede to AAA
Yankees..option 2B-Miguel Andujar to AAA
Houston..option OF-Kyle Tucker to AAA
Twins..option OF-Nick Buss to AAA
Atlanta..option OF-Ron Acuna to AAA-hit (.432) in spring


Houston..sign Jose Altuve to (5Y-150M) extension
Twins…SS-Jorge Polanco hit with 80-game PED suspension.





LA Kings-W-Minnesota Wild (4-3) OT…Tanner Pearson scores to tie game with (:47) left…..Jeff Carter scores game winner with (:33) left in overtime….Carter had 2-goals…has scored 8-goals in 2-weeks since coming off injured list….Kings now (86P) climb back into 3-way tie with Colorado-Ducks for 6th place in Pacific Division race. …

Kings-at-Winnipeg…Tuesday night

Bruins..Sign FA-RW-Ryan Donato-Harvard star-captain US Olympic team…scored 22-goals in 29-games at Harvard this year.

Dallas..Lose G-Ben Bishop-2 weeks-groin injury
Jets..F-Dmitry Kulikov-surgery-ailing back.

San Diego Gulls…off week till Saturday-Sunday road games in Cleveland.





MLS…LAGalaxy-staggered by injuries…could be without 10-players this weekend vs Vancouver Whitecaps….Ola Kamara..Gio-Jon Dos Santos-all called up by National teams…5-other players are injured.




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