Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on August 21st, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…………..(BASEBALL)…………

Padres-L-Reds..(3-2)…Freddy Galvis 2R-HR…breaks up pitching duel between Sonny Gray-Cal Quantrill…..Gray 10-strikeouts..Quantrill fanned 9-hitters….Friars (59-66)….Reds lost 7-of-10.

Padres-Reds..Thursday getaway game..Padres may use a ‘bullpen day’ instead of Chris Paddack (7-5)-vs-Reds starter Luis Castillo (11-5).

Padres..P-Garrett Richards throws strong bullpen session to test shoulder…could head out early in week for 3rd rehab outing.

Padres..P-Jacob Nix…rehab start…(5inn-0R-6K)

Padres..P-Pedro Avila needs elbow ligament surgery-will miss all of 2020 while rehabbing.

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Dodgers-Toronto….LA built (8-2) lead at Press Time…Will Smith 2R-HR…Cody Bellinger 3R-triple….AJ Pollock HR….LA (84-55)…won 14-of-19….Blue Jays (52-76).

LA-Blue Jays…Walker Beuhler (10-3)-vs-Jacob Wauguespek (2-3)

Dodgers…Activate 3B-Jedd Gyorko…Keke Hernandez…Christian Taylor from the disabled list.

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Angels-W-Texas (5-1)…1st game…Mike Trout hits 2R-HR…42nd of season…Kole Calhoun HR….Andrew Heaney 14-strikouts in 8-strong innings..
Angels-L-Texas…(3-2)…Albert Pujols 11th inning error…Nick Solek HR….2nd game….Angels (9-7)….Rangers (4-11) stretch

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(Scoreboard)

Royals-L-Orioles…Hanser Alberto 3R-HR for Birds……Baltimore lost 13-of-15…(40-86) on year….KC (45-81)

Washington-L-Pittsburgh…Starlin Marte 3R-HR….Nationals on (10-4) tear…Pirates lost 12-of-16…and 20-of-25

Mets-W-Indians…Mike Conforto-JD Davis hit 2R-HRs…NY won 19-of-24….Tribe on (18-10) hot streak

Red Sox-L-Phillies..Jean Segura 2R-double….Boston lost 14-of-21…Phillies (6-4)

Tampa Bay-L-Seattle..Kyle Seager 2R-HR..Tom Murphy7 2R-HR…Rays (73-55)….Mariners (54-72)

Atlanta-W-Miami…Freddie Freeman 2-solo HRs-2RBI single….Braves (75-52)….Marlins (45-79)

Cardinals-W-Brewers…Dexter Fowler3R-doule….St Louis won 9-of-11….Brewers won 7-of-13

Cubs-W-Giants….Anthony Rizzo 2-solo HRs…Nick Castellans HR…Cubs won just 4-of-10….SF on (6-3) spurt

Houston-W-Detroit…George Springer-Jose Altuve-Martin Maldonado HRs…Astros (81-42)…Tigers (37-86)

Twins-W-White Sox…Minnesota 14-run outburst….Nelson Cruz HR-2R-HR and 4-hits…Minnesota (78-48)…

Arizona-Rockies….D-Backs led (8-3) at Press Time..Eddie Escobar 2R-triple

Yankees-A’s…Athletics had (6-1) lead at Press Time…Matt Olson 2R-HR..Mark Canha HR in 1st inning…NY won 16-of-20…(83-43) on year…A’s won 15-of-21.

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(Injuries)

Red Sox..P-Chris Sale to miss rest of season after Plasma Platelet Injection in elbow.

Mets..P-Robert Gsellman-torn lat muscle in shoulder.

Houston..SS-Carlos Cornea-Back spasms

Washington..P-Hunter Strickland-facial injuries in weight room accident

Pittsburgh…P-Chris Archer pulled from game in 1st inning-shoulder discomfort

Texas..DL-OF-Nomar Mazara-oblique
Texas..3B-Danny Santana-hamstring

Twins..Activate DH-Nelson Cruz from DL
Brewers..Activate P-Zach Davies from DL
Pirates..Activate P-Richard Rodriguez from DL

Mets..Send SS-Jed Lowrie on rehab-been out all year with knee issues
Phillies..Send P-Jared Eichoff out on rehab assignment
Seattle..P-Felix Hernandez (3inn-1R) in rehab start-Tacoma
Indians..P-Carlos Carrasco (1inn-0R) in Akron rehab start coming back from leukemia treatments

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(Roster Moves)

A’s..Release P-Marco Estrada-ex Blue Jays
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Trevor Rosenthal-ex Tigers-Nationals

Mers..Callup OF-Raji Davis from Syracuse
Cardinals..Callup OF-Harrison Bader
Tampa Bay..Option P-Brandon McKay (5.55-ERA)
Seattle..Callup OF-Jake Raley (.313BA)
Yankees..Callup OF-Tyler Wade from AAA
Oakland..Option P-Wie Chang to AAA

MLB…12 teams flock to scout former major league P-Josh Lindblom…has (19-1) 2.03-eRA pitching in Korean League.

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(MLB)

Octovio Dotel-Luis Castillo….Former major league stars arrested for running Drug Laundering ring in Dominican Republic…Both 15Y-major league veterans.

Mets..Mourn passing of P-Al Jackson…original Mets…went (8-20) with first Mets team (1962)….had (67-95) record-3.98-ERA….pitching for bad Mets team…became longtime pitching coach Mets-Pirates.

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………(FOOTBALL)………….

Chargers…Release veteran LS-Mike Windt..9-year veteran center

Chargers…Re-sign FA-WR-Dontrelle Inman…as insurance policy because of WR-Keenan Allen injury issues…Inman just released by Patriots.

Chargers..FA-RB-KR Troymaine Pope-to return both punts-kickoffs in final preseason games.

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Raiders..WR-Antonio Brown practices with approved helmet…1st full workout with the team…No lingering problems with frostbite on feet

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Rams….LB-Micah Kiser has surgery for torn pectoral…will likely go on IR with right to recall after 8W.

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(Injuries)

Denver…Rookie QB-Drew Lock-badly sprained thumb…could be out 4-to-6W.
Denver..Rookie TE-Noah Fant-sprained foot

Chiefs…WR-KR-Marcus Kemp-surgery-2 torn knee ligaments

Arizona..WR-Hakeem Butler-fractured hand

Packers..WR-J’Mon Moore-escapes injury-wrecked Mercedes-hit y truck

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(Roster Moves)

Bears..Sign FA-RB-Josh Caldwell-ex Chiefs
Colts..Sign FA-RB-James Williams-ex Chiefs-Washington State
Chiefs…Sign FA-KR-WR-DeAnthony Thomas

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(Teams)

Dallas…Signs LB-Jaylon Smith to (5Y-64M) extension…while Dak Prescott-Ezekiel Elliott have rejected Jerry Jones contract offers.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield claims he was misquoted when he told reporter “I couldn’t believe they drafted him in the last round’…making reference to Giants choice of Duke QB-Daniel Jones.

Jim Hardy…Former QB-USC…Rams…Chicago Cardinals…passes away (96Y)….Became President-General Manager of LA Coliseum for 13-years.

TJ Simers..Former LA Times columnist awarded 22M in damages after jury rules the newspaper discriminated against him in age lawsuit and healthcare lawsuit.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long displeased with Abs…hitting just 50% of passes in camp….’this spread offense-should be completing 60-65%”

Aztecs..Sophomore QB-Marc Salazar out of action..strained knee

Aztecs…Add 2-more JUCO transfers-walkons.
..Jalen Booth-OT-6’4-355-San Diego Mesa College
..Sefo Mailanti-DE-6’2-225-Saddleback College.

Washington State…Dismiss OG-Christian Haangana after arrest on vandalism charges in spring.

UTEP…lands CB-Ykeli Ross..Transfer from USC.

West Virginia..NCAA clears transfer QB-Austin Kendall-Oklahoma to play this year….NCAA also clears Bowling Green transfer QB-Jarret Doege to play this season for Mountaineers.

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…………(BASKETBALL)………

Lakers….Workout FA-C-Marreese Speights (6’11)….played in China last year…has played with Clippers-Wasrriors-76ers in career.

Lakers..Contact FA-C-Marcin Gortat (7′)…played last year with Clippers.

Denver…7’F-Bol Bol-Oregon rejects a 2-way contract offer from Nuggets…Fell to 2nd round in draft.

Steph Curry…Announces he will privately fund the Men’s-Women’s Golf programs at Howard University…with donation to foundation.

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………..(HOCKEY)……….

Russ Conway….Longtime Boston Bruins columnist-who won Pulitzer Prize and broke the story about corruption in NHL Players Union with Alan Eagleson….passes away (70)….NHL Hall of Fame disbarred Eagleton-Who also lost his law practice.

Toronto…..Maple Leafs unsigned high scoring forward Mitch Marner negotiations with Zurich Lions team in Sweden…..Marner (224P-241 Games) wants a 5Y-55M extension as restricted free agent.

Sports Arena…City of San Diego chooses Anaheim Sports-Henry Samuel Family to take over operation of building…electing not to renew operations agreement with AEG-Anschutz Entertainment group….Ron Hahn family have run the Sports Arena since 1991.

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………..(GENERAL)………….

PGA Tour…Golfers head into Atlanta for PGA Championships that begin on Thursday…Top 30-golfers go for 15M prize package.

Soccer…Manchester United-Ties-Wolverhampton (1-1)…Paul Pogba misses penalty shot for United

Major League Soccer…Awards expansion franchise to St-Louis…will be 28th team..starts play in 2021.

MLS…David Beckham-Miami expansion team encounters major problems….Evinvironmental study show large buildup of arsenic on landfill sight they want to build new stadium on…Facing 50M-toxic cleanup costs.

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