Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on January 8th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long due back in office on Wednesday after holiday break…Met with officials at Syracuse University on Monday to discuss their vacant Defensive Coordinator job….Source at Syracuse says Orange willing to pay 1.2M to new coordinator….3-jobs open on Dino Babers coaching staff…..Long also under consideration for Washington State Cougars Def Coord job on Mike Leach staff…Pays 1.5M per year….Long makes (878,000) a year at SDSU but is only 7th highest paid coach in league despite (81-38) record…Budget for assistant coaches is at 1.4M-also low.

Baylor…Expects Carolina Panthers to pay the 15M-buyout on contract of Bears coach Matt Rhule, who took Panthers job on Tuesday.

Baylor..Interested in talking to Seth Littrell-North Texas State..Blake Anderson-Arkansas State about Bears coaching job.

Washington..Huskies to interview Kellen Moore-for vacant Off Coord-job…was Dallas Cowboys coordinator last year.

Mississippi State…Interested in talking to Troy Calhoun-Air Force..Steve Sarkisian-Alabama…Bill Clark-UAB….Gene Chizek-ex Auburn withdrew name on Tuesday.

Fresno State..Hire Eric Schmidt-Def Coord-North Dakota
Colorado State..Hire Joey Lynch-Off Coord-Ball State…Chuck Heater-assistant Florida..Brian White-assistant Boston College for Steve Addazzio staff.

Boston College..Hire Frank Cignetti-Off Poor..ex Rams-Packers assistant

Oregon State…reached agreement on 6Y-extension package for Coach Jonathon Smith.

Georgia…3-OL file for NFL draft…OG-Solomon Kindley..OTs Andrew Thomas-Isaiah Wilson.

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(NFL)

Carolina..Hire Matt Rhule-ex Baylor head coach…signs (7Y-60M) deal…rebuilt Temple-Baylor programs.
Carolina..Hire Sean Ryan-ex Detroit as Off Coord….Phil Snow-ex Baylor as Def Coord on Matt Rhule staff

Giants..Hire Joe Judge-ex Patriots special teams coach as head coach…Spent 8Y with Bill Belichick.
Giants..Interviewing Jason Garrett-ex Cowboys-as Off Coord

Browns..Interview Eagles Def Coord-Jim Schwartz on Wednesday…Kevin Stafanski-Vikings on Thursday…Josh McDaniels-Patriots on Friday.

Dallas…Ft Worth Star-Telegram reports that Mike McCarthy met with the Cowboys for 12-straight hours in his only interview and ‘blew their socks off’ in interview.  Was offered the job the next day..  The team decided they could not find a role for Jason Garrett to remain in a from office job.
Dallas..Cowboys open talks with Jim Tomsula-ex 49ers-about assistant coaching job.
Dallas..Offers special teams coaching job to John Fassell-LA Rams.

Lions..Promote Hank Fraley to Off Line coach.
Miami..Hire Curt Kuntz-DB coach-high school coach-Struthers, Ohio
Redskins..Interview Scott Turner-ex Carolina for QB coach job..offer him job Tuesday night.

New England..Reports Josh McDaniels has spoken to Kevin O’Connell-Redskins and John Gannon-Colts about Coordinators jobs if he goes to Cleveland.

Rams..Interview Kevin O’Connell for possible offensive coaching job on Sean McVay staff.

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………………..(Basketball)………………..

Aztecs-at-Wyoming…..SDSU (15-0)…ranked 7th in nation…play Cowboys (5-11) in Laramie on Wednesday night…

NBA…9-players-led by Ben Simmons..Aaron Baynes-Australian natives…donate 950,000 to Red Cross for Australian Fire Fund…more than 25-million acres burned. in weeklong fires.

 

Lakers-NY Knicks…..LA led (62-45) at halftime at Press Time….Lakers shot 56% from floor in opening half…LeBron James (15P) early in game.

Lakers-Clippers…both off till Friday night games

Lakers..F-Anthony Davis rejects (4Y-145M) contract extension..will become a free agent in July then be eligible for (5Y-202M) max extenison.

Lakers..NBA sources report LA shopping F-Kyle Kuzma….talking to Minnesota about F-Robert Covington…Sacramento about F-Bogdan Bogdanovic…Suns about C-Aaron Baynes.

Golden State..Release C-Marquese Chriss (7P-5R) a game.
Knicks..Put F-Kevin Knox..F-Bobby Portis on trade block.

Detroit..F-Blake Griffin-undergoes knee cleanup surgery..will need 3-months rehab.
76ers..F-Joel Embid-dislocated finger.

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……………..(Baseball)……………..

Padres…Continue to shop C-Austin Hedges but want established starting pitcher in return.

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Jimmy Nelson-ex Brewers…(33-46) 4.22-ERA in career….coming off shoulder surgery last winter.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Edubray Ramos-ex Phillies..had (2.32-ERA) in 2018-then hurt last year.

Angels..DFA-P-Ada Medias from roster.
Angels..Sign FA-C-Juan Castro-ex Twins

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(MLB)

Commissioner’s Office…Implicated Red Sox for sign stealing in 2018-using video replay room as way to steal signals during regular season.

Houston..Reports MLB will hand down massive fines and possible suspensions to GM-Jeff Luhnow…Manager AJ Hinch…and then coach Alex Cora for their part in 2017 electric sign stealing scheme during games in season and post season…this after MLB had warned teams in spring of 2017 about doing it.

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(Roster Moves)

Tecas..Sign FA-C-Rob Chorines to contract…ex-Astros…hit 17-homers..(.238)
Rockies..Sign FA-C-Elias Diaz-ex Pirates..hit (.241) last year
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Steve Cishek-ex Cubs-Cardinals
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Carlos Tocci-ex Texas
Phillies..Sign FA-C-Christian Betancourt-ex Padres-Braves
Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Ron Torreyes-ex Twins.
Cardinals..Sign FA-C-Oscar Hernandez-ex Red Sox
Marlins…Sign FA-P-Ryan Cook-ex Yomiuri Giants-Japan

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…………………(Hockey)………………….

Nashville…Surprise hire of John Hynes-coach…had just been fired by NJ Devils two weeks ago after (9-13-4) start…replaces Peter Laviollette-fired on Monday.

Justin Williams….veteran NHL FA-F ready to come out of retirement…has offers from Carolina-Boston-Washington.

Kings..Send D-Kale Clague to Ontario Reign-AHL.

Montreal-Nashville…Trade….Canadiens acquire F-Laurent Dauphin for F-Mike Mccarran.

Ducks-Columbus Blue Jackets…Blue Jackets led (3-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Columbus scored 2-goals in (:72) span late in 2nd period…Tuesday game….Ducks (17-20-5)

Kings-vs-Dallas..Wednesday night game

Gulls-vs-Iowa…San Diego lost 4-in row…now (12-12-4) trying to avoid falling into last place heading into Wednesday game.

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………..(General)…………..

Farmers Insurance Open….Ricky Fowler-Jason Day sign to play in tourney end of month.

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