Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on July 10th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(BASEBALL)……………

All Star Game-Cleveland…….American League-W-National League (4-3)…Michael Brantley RBI double…Joey Gallo pinch hit HR helps AL get win…Peter Alonso 2R-single…Charley Blackmon solo HR for NL

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(MLB Notes)

Commissioner Rob Manfred….Denies accusation that MLB’s purchase of Rawlings Baseball has led to change in manufacturing of game balls….MLB teams hit record (3,691) home runs in the first half of 2019….and will likely establish new season record for homers, breaking mark (6,105) set in 2017…MLB on pace for (6,800) homers this year…..’We’ve made no alterations to the manufacturing of baseballs’

Justin Verlander….Astros ace says baseball’s are ‘juiced’….says that is reason home runs totals have rocketed this year.

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Tony Clark…MLB Union Chief says negotiations with MLB on new CBA are underway…Discusses items he is talking to MLB about…

..Wants baseball to restore competitive environment in game
..Fears epic teardowns of teams and teams tanking to cut payroll and increase profits
..Wants meaningful free agency for veteran players…says middle class baseball being forced out of game
..Interested in better pay structure system for veteran free agents.
..Wants changes in cost controls-wants earlier free agency for players ;rather than wait for 6-years service time
..Wants MLB to address better compensation system for minor league players.
..Wants to eliminate qualifying offers for top free agents-stop loss of draft picks as compensation for top free agents.

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Scott Boras…Agent representing Pirates slugger Josh Bell…criticizes organization…”History of not giving star players big contracts….says team is making 100M more in revenue a year-but payroll has increased only 20M in same span……Says revenue for Pirates in 2004 was (109M)….Revenue now (254M)….says Payroll in 2004 was (54M)…Payroll now (74M) eventhough profits have rocketed.

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NYMets…1B-Peter Alonso-who won HR derby and earned 1M bonus…donated 100,000 of prize money to the 9/11 Fund…and 100,000 to Wounded Warriors.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees-Arizona…NY talking about deal for D-Backs P-Robbie Ray
Houston-Indians…Trade talks for Tribe P-Trevor Bauer.
Giants-Brewers…Milwaukee interested in P-Madison Bumgarner.

Red Sox..P-Tyler Thornberg asks for release-refused assignment to AAA
Reds…Sign FA-C-Nick Ciuffo-ex Tampa Bay

Padres…Promote P-MacKenzie Gore to AA-Amarillo…had (7-1)-1.02-ERA with 110K at Lake Elsinore….Promote SS-Xavier Edwards to Lake Elsinore-was hitting (.336) at Ft Wayne.

Dodgers…Activate SS-Corey Seager…OF-AJ Pollock to roster for Friday’s games.

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……………..(FOOTBALL)……………

Lions…S-Glover Quinn announces retirement-starter 6-years in row.

Jets…Coach Adam Gase predicts QB-Sam Darnold will be better practicing everyday against schemes of Def Coor-Greg Williams.

Steelers…Young WR-James Washington-admits he was overwhelmed learning NFL playbooks…had only 16-receptions in 526-snaps played.

Chiefs…WR-Tyreek Hill-commenting on 2014-assault of girlfriend-heard on audio tape denying he ever choked her…said girlfriend lied to police about incident.

Seattle…Ex-DT-Malik McDowell caught on TMZ-video tape-fighting with 3-officers…reached for officers gun in violent argument…facing 2-felony counts…had to be tasured..

Robert Kraft-Patriots…Stan Kroenke-Rams owners invited to dinner with President Trump on Monday night.

Seahawks…Workout FA-DT-Ahtyba Rubin-ex Raiders

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Jalen Thompson-CB-Washington State…worked out for 26-teams on Monday…met with Packers-Rams…Will be top player in July 10th-NFL Supplemental draft.

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……….(BASKETBALL)…………….

NBA-Adam Silver….Commissioner says owners want to change rules on free agency…to prevent teams from tampering with players…Considering ban on any team talking to any agent till the first day of free agency.

Oklahoma City-Miami….Trade talks continue about deal for G-Russell Westbrook…has (4Y-170M) left on contract.

Milwaukee…Release C-Jon Leurer
Golden State..Release G-Shaun Livingston…clears 7.7M-cap space
Lakers..Sign FA-C-Aric Holman-6’10-C from Mississippi State.
San Antonio…Re-signs G-Rudy Gay
Washington..Re-signs C-Thomas Bryant

Aztecs…F-Jalen McDaniels…2nd round draft pick Charlotte Hornets…struggling in LA Summer League….3-games played…40-minutes played….(3-11) shooting….6-rebounds….3-turnovers….6-fouls….averaging (2.6PPG)

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………..(HOCKEY)…………..

Las Vegas Golden Knights….Put RW-Nikita Gusev on trade block…has no cap space to sign Russian goal scoring star…Gusev wants 4M a year…Vegas can offer 1.5M…..Gusev scored (102G) in 3-years in KHL-St Petersburg team.

Chicago-Buffalo…..Blackhawks trade D-Henri Jakiharju to Sabres for F-Alexander Nylander.

Edmonton…F-Ty Rattie signs with KHL-Lokomotiv team.coached by ex-Oilers coach Craig MacTavish.

Colorado…Sign Coach Jared Bednar to 2-year contract extension.

Nashville…Greg Johnson-12Y veteran center…1st captain of Predators-passes away at age (48)
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………..(GENERAL)…………………

Soccer…Team USA-World Cup champions to be honored on Wednesday in New York City parade thru Canyon of Heroes.

Tennis…Wimbledon…Simona Halep….Serena Williams post wins….Alison Riske beaten……Andy Murray-Serena Williams post 2nd round win in mixed doubles…..Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic all play quarterfinal matches on Wednesday….

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