Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on February 6th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Basketball)……

Lakers-New Orleans…LA breaks off trade talks about C-Anthony Davis-called the Pelicans trade demands “Outrageous-Unrealistic”….Lakers had agreed on an 8-for-2 deal including Kyle Kuzma-Brandon Ingram-Lonzo Ball-Josh Hart-Ivika Zubac-Kantavius Pope plus #1-#1 picks…Pelicans backed out of the deal and asked that a combination of 6-draft picks in future years be included in the package….Magic Johnson ended the trade conversations.

Lakers-L-Indiana Pacers…(136-96)…42-point beating worst loss LeBron James has played in….Indiana hits 19-3’s….7-Pacers in double figures….Lakes (4-21) on 3’s…LeBron (18P-9R-7A)

Clippers-W-Charlotte .(117-115)…Tobias Harris-Lou Williams combine (65P) win win….

Lakers..Retired star Kobe Bryant criticizes James Harden saying ‘Harden style of play is not title friendly-can’t win championship playing like he does’….Harden has scored 30-points or more in 27-straight Houston Rockets games.

Washington..G-John Wall ruptures achilles tendon in fall at his home…was recovering from heel surgery and a leg infection when he fell at home…will be out till mid 2020-season…is owed (4Y-171M) contract.

Orlando..Lose F-Mo Bamba-stress fracture of leg-out 6W.

Memphis-Charlotte…Open trade talks for Grizzlies C-Marc Gasol…Charlotte would give up F-Michaekl Gilchris..G-Malik Monk…C-Willie Hernangomez in deal….Thursday-NBA trade deadline.

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Aztecs-W-New Mexico….SDSU led (37-36) at halftime at Press-Time… Aztecs jumped out to (16-6) lead…hit 7-of-8 shots…let Lobos rally back to tie it…then pulled away late in first half….then turned the ball over 3-straight times…..SDSU (13-8)….Lobos (9-12)….SDSU (7-6) at the Pit…entering Thursday nite action.

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…..(Baseball)…….

Dodgers…Autopsy reports confirms 79Y-old woman died of head injuries August 29th-four days after being hit in head with a foul ball during Padres-Dodgers game in LA….Linda Goldbloom-celebrating her 59th wedding anniversary was hurt when foul ball sailed over protective netting….was in a coma for 4-days after surgery….Dodgers did not reveal the fatality…reached out of court settlement with victim’s family that contained confidentiality clause.

(MLB)

Union-Commissioners office exchange proposals to improve quality of game….Union proposals use of DH in National League effective opening day…..Owners propose either must face 3-batters minimum before another pitching change can be made…..Also conversation about expanding rosters to 26-players….cutting September roster limit from 40-to-28

(Roster Moves)

Phillies-Miami…Open trade talks about C-JT Realmuto…Marlins asking for C-Jake Alfaro…3B-Mikhail Franco…and 2-minor league pitchers.

Reds-Miami…Trade talks for Realmuto continue…Miami seeking C-Tucker Barnhart…SS-Jon India and minor league pitching.

Marlins..Sign FA-OF-Curtis Grandson-ex Blue Jays
Phillies..Sign FA-C-Drew Butera-ex Angels
Texas..Sign FA-P-Ricardo Rodriguez
Twins..Sign FA-P-Patrick Dean-pitched in Korea
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jake Garrett-ex Arizona

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….(Football)…..

Aztecs..Hire Brady Hoke as Def Line coach on Rocky Long staff….Hoke-former Aztecs head coach….went (31-20) but fired at Michigan…has been hired-then let go at Oregon-Tennessee and with Carolina Panthers after last 3-years.

Aztecs…National Letter of Intent day today….SDSU expected to sign 5-to-7 more players on Wednesday.

San Diego Fleet…open practice at Mesa College in rain-wind, preparing for AAF-opening game in San Antonio next weekend…Team in pads for first time in 7-days….went thru (2:15) long practice.

Fleet…Lose top RB-Bishop Sankey-4W-knee injury-placed on IR.

Fleet..Mike Berkovicci (ASU) throws 40-65Y-TD passes to Chris Owasu (Stnford) in drills…Brian Brown (Richmond) catches 80Y-TD pass….Kam Kelly (SDSU) catches 40-TD bomb.

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Raiders…San Francisco Mayor London Breed-does not want Raiders playing in Giants Stadium….49ers may invoke ‘territorial rules’ to block Raiders move for final year in Bay Area.

Patriots..More than 300,000 show up for Super Bowl parade downtown.

Detroit..Lions LB-Trevor Bates remains in psychiatric hospital a week after assault on police officers…Pleads not guilty to rage incident after he was arrested.

Houston..Ex-NFL QB-Vince Young DUI-arrest at 4am in Fort Bend, Texas.

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(Coaching)

Bengals…Jack Del Rio withdraws as candidate for Def Coord after interview with new head coach Zac Taylor.
Bengals…Hire James Casey-TE coach-ex-U Houston
Bengals..Hire Ben Martin-OL coach-ex Brown University

Houston..Hire Carl Smith-QB coach-ex Seahawks
Houston..Hire TJ Yates-offensive consultant-long time QB

Miami..Hire Jerry Schuplesnki-QB coach-ex Patriots staff

Giants..Hire Henry Baker-CB coach-ex Rutgers-North Carolina

Steelers..Hire Adrian Klemm-OL coach-ex UCLA-SMU assistant

49ers..Hire Wes Welker-WR coach-ex Houston Texans assistant

Steelers…WR-Antonio Brown investigated for domestic abuse incident-but never charged.

Rams..RB-Todd Gurley refused to talk to LA media as players cleaned out their lockers…Rams say Gurley does not need any type of off season knee surgery.

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(Roster Moves)

Eagles..Pick up 20M-option QB-Nick Foles for 2019…he can now buyout the option for 2M…could be franchised tag at 24M or become outright free agent.

Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Tanner Vallejo-ex Browns
Atlanta..Release CB-Robert Alford-(7.9M) cap savings
Jets..Release OG-Spencer Long-(6.5M) cap savings
Titans..Release QB-Austin Davis.

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(College Football)

Buffalo…gives Lance Leipold 5Y-contract extension..went (10-3).
Michigan..fire QB-coach Pep Hamilton
New Mexico..demote Def Coord-Kevin Cosgrove-team ranked 119th in country last year
Ohio…Jim Burrow-14Y veteran Def Coord-retires Frank Solich staff

Penn State…Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to order new trial in Jerry Sandusky conviction of Child molestation charges…serving 30-to-60 years in prison.

BYU..QB-Zach Wilson to miss spring drills-shoulder joint surgery

Alabama…Top recruit from 2018-LB-Eyabi Anoma files paperwork to transfer…12th Tide player to leave program since January playoff game.

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………(Hockey)…….

Ducks-L-Montreal (4-1)….Habs score 3-goals in (8:28) in lst period………..Anaheim lost 5-in row-outscored (27-6) in those losses…. now lost 17-of-19

Kings-W-New Jersey Devils. (5-1)…Tyler Toffoli 2-goals in (:35) span……Kings won 3-of-4 games….

Gulls-Ontario Reign….Gulls in 3rd place in Pacific Division heading into Wednesday night game.

Toronto..Sign C-Auston Matthews to (5Y-58M) extension.

Vancouver..Lose D-Alex Edler-concussion after getting tripped-went face first into ice.
Dallas..F-Tyler Pitlock-surgery-fractured wrist-out 8W.

Ducks..D-Korbin Holzer leaves team with personal problems.

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….(General)……

English Premier League
..Liverpool-Tie-West Ham….Liverpool (19-1-5)…62 points…but lead over Manchester City reduced to 3-points…Tottenham Hot Spur in 3rd place just 5-points back.

NASCAR…Announces radical rule change….any race winner-whose car fails inspection-will be disqualified from race win….fined-stripped of race points…In past race winner faced only fine-discipline to crew chief and loss of some points…now “Max” penalty if caught with illegal car.

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