Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on January 18th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)……………

Chargers…Introduce Anthony Lynn as head coach….stumbled in opening statement-referred to team as “San Diego Chargers”…talked about excitement of inheriting team with Philip Rivers-Melvin Gordon-Keenan Allen….Spoke about growing thru adversity-was nearly killed by drunk driver in 2005-while at Cowboys camp in Oxnard…Called the Chargers job “best job open”

Chargers..Ken Whisenhunt will return as Off Coor…2nd interview with Gus Bradley-ex Jacksonville head coach-to bgecome Def Coor…Chargers to replace Def Coor-John Pagano….Strength Coach Kent Johnson removed also…Hiring Pat Meyers-OL coach-Buffalo Bills.

Chargers..John Spanos-President of Football Operations says “anger at father-Dean Spanos is misguided”.

Chargers…Will take part in NFL in LA pep rally on Wednesday at the Forum in Inglewood…by invitation party…Commissioner Roger Goodell will be there…

Chargers..35-moving companies in San Diego and LA now say they will not take orders nor do business to move the Chargers from Mission Valley building to new building in Costa Mesa.-

(NFL)

Steelers…Coach Mike Tomlin says clubs will fine WR-Antonio Brown for putting coaches rant on social media..says Brown is ‘selfish’.

Seahawks..Coach Pete Carroll defends young offensive line..allowed Russell Wilson (42QB-sacks)…offense went from #4 to #18 in points scored..#4-total offense to #12.

Pittsburgh..WR-Martavis Bryant-suspended for entire year-files for reinstatement hearing infront of commissioner.

Ravens..Owner Steve Bisciotti says NFL must change its Network TV telecasts..too many commercial breaks.

(Coaching)

49ers..GM-candidate Travis Kirchner-Seattle pulls out of running for job…day after Coaching candidate-Josh McDaniels-Patriots removed his name from consideration….Tom Cable-Seattle also withdraws…Kyle Shanahan-Atlanta to get offer likely next week

Bills..Interview Greg Olson-ex-Jaguars..for Off Coor job.
Carolina..WR-coach Ricky Proehl quits
Browns..Hire Clyde Simmons-DL coach-had been with Rams.
Denver..Hire Marcus Robertson-DB-coach-ex-Raiders.
Jaguars..Interview Mike Nolan for LB-coach job..ex-Chargers-Niners
Saints..Interview Derius Swinton-special teams job..ex-49ers

(College)

USC…Star CB-WR-KR-Adoree Jackson files for NFL draft.

Oregon..Investigates off season workouts that led to 3-players being hospitalized with severe dehydration problems….Strength coach on Willie Taggert staff was suspended on Tuesday night.

Northern Michigan…Starting OG-Anthony Herbert found dead of possible heart attack in dorm room after early morning off season workout…was a starter on team as freshman…had worked out…had breakfast in cafeteria..found dead later in morning.

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…….(Baseball)…………….

Padres…Sign 1B-Wil Myers to (6Y-83M) extension..includes 15M signing bonus…will earn 4.5M this year.

Padres…Defend fact team payroll is (18.7M) for current roster..GM-AJ Preller said following:
…”Don’t want be mediocre”
…”Not pay big prices veteran players who have ‘been there-done that’.
…”As team grows-payroll will grow”
…”Turn this around with young players-more to come this season.”
…”Want this young group to grow together”

(MLB)

Hall of Fame…Ballots will be released today….Jeff Bagwell-Astros..Tim Raines-Montreal…Trevor Hoffman-Padres all expected to be close to 75% total…Vlad Guerrero-ex Angels-Expos could be surprise 1st time entrant into Hall…Votes to be revealed 12N-Pacific.

Hall of Fame..Big question will Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens-both implicated in PED use, get close to total…both were at 44% last year.

Seattle…Danny O’Brien-former GM-Mariners-Rangers-Angels-passes away at age (87)

(Roster)

Texas..Re-signs DH-Josh Hamilton (36Y)..coming off 3-knee surgeries…is still owed 26M from old Angels contract.

Texas..Sign FA-P-Dillon Gee-ex Mets-Royals.
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Shawn Tolleson-ex Texas.
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Dylan Floro-ex Tampa Bay
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Josh Judy..had (1.20-ERA) Mexico City Tigers.
Tigers..Visit with FA-OF-Peter Bourjos-ex Angels-Cardinals.

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…………..(Basketball)………………

Aztecs-W-UNLV (64-51)…G-Trey Kell scored 3-baskets in (:90) span early in 2nd half to blow game open…Scored 11-points in a row…Had 17-in 2nd half and 24-for game in SDSU win…Jeremy Hensley had (1-10) shooting night…Aztecs defense held Rebels to 35% shooting…SDSU wins 3rd in a row in conference place…..

Lakers-L-Denver….Nuggest score 66P in first half…Lakers Julius Randle-DeAngelo Russell shoot (4-17) in first half..Lakers never recover…now (15-31) for season.

Lakers..Lose G-Luel Deng indefinitely with wrist injury suffered over weekend to Pistons.

Knicks..F-Carmelo Anthony meets with GM-Phil Jackson..wants to remain in New York-not willing to waive no trade clause in contract.

Clippers..G-Chris Paul-MRI sprained thumb
Kings..F-Omri Casspi-out 2W-calf

AP-College Poll….Villanova vaults back into #1 spot..Kansas is #2….UCLA (18-1) is at #3…..Gonzaga (17-0) moves into #4 spot….Kentucky is at #5…Baylor tumbled from top spot to #6.

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…………(Hockey)…………..

Ducks-Tampa….Anaheim (24-13-9)….Ducks in 1st place in Pacific Division.

LA Kings-San Jose…Wednesday night game..Kings just (5-5) in last 10-home games.

NY Islanders..Fire Coach Jack Capuano..team was (17-17-8) this year.

Vancouver..Lose D-Ben Hutton-4W-fractured hand..F-Anton Rodin-knee

Penguins..Lose C-Matt Cullen-bruised foot..D-Kris Letang-knee

Nasvhville..Acquires D-Brad Hunt in deal with St. Louis Blues.

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