Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on February 5th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres-Red Sox….Trade talks fails for OF-Mookie Betts as team put names in…pull other names out in potential trade for former MVP-OF…Sources say Red Sox demanded  P-Luis Patino (20Y) as part of deal..Patino (16-13) 2.35-ERA in 3-years in minor leagues…Red Sox wanted Patino-Cal Quantill and willing to take on Wil Myers contract if Padres pay 30M-of-60M still owed on deal…Padres balking at including Patino in deal and ownership would not pay off 30M of Myers contract..

Dodgers-Red Sox…Wind up making a 4-team deal…….LA takes on OF-Mookie Betts and P-David Price….Red Sox will pay 45M of the Price salary over the next 3-years…Dodgers deal OF-Alex Verdugo (.294-12HR)…and P-Brusdar Graterol (100mph reliever) to Boston…..Dodgers-Minnesota-Trade……..LA shipped P-Kenta Maeda to Minnesota for Graterol-who was shipped on to Boston…..Dodgers also cleared payroll sending OF-Joc Pederson (36HR) and his 9M contract to Angels for 2B-Luis Rengifo ….Sources say in final day of talks…Dodgers offered then withdrew SS-Jeter Downs and P-Caleb Ferguson…..Boston asked for P-Julio Urias-Dodgers rejected demand…Dodgers got Boston to agree to pay 45M to add Price in trade…Boston had to take less back in the deal to rid themselves of Price’s contract…..Boston knocked knocked 59M off their payroll to get below luxury tax finally.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-3B-Wilmer Flores..ex Mets-Arizona…(.317) in 2019
Texas..Sign FA-1B-Greg Byrd-ex Yankees
Miami..Sign FA-SS-Sean Rodriguez-ex Pirates-Phillies-Atlanta
A’s..Sign FA-P-Donnie Hart-ex Orioles

Houston..Offer contract to FA-OF-Hunter Pence-ex Texas (.297-18HR)

Rockies..Relief P-Mike Dunn retires.

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…………(Football)……………..

Chargers..Hire James Campen-OL coach..ex Packers-Browns coach
Chargers..Hire David Diaz-Infante-Asst OL coach..ex Jets
Chargers..Name Shane Steichen as full-time Off Coord
Chargers..NFL releases Salary Cap list…Bolts (48.8M) cap space

Jaguars..Hire Trent Baalke-Director Player Personnel-ex 49ers GM

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Workouts FA-TE-Greg Olson-ex Carolina
Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth says he will play in 2020
Toronto Argonauts..Open talks with FA-QB-Matt Nichols-ex Winnipeg

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(NFL)

Jacksonville…Confirm they will play 2-home games in London on back to back weekends next season…leaving them just 6-home games in 2020.

NFL-Salary Cap List…Miami-Colts-Buffalo-Tampa Bay have most cap room
..89.3M-Miami
..86.1M-Indianapolis
..80.1M-Buffalo
..79.8M-Tampa Bay
..77.2M-Dallas.
..11.3M-Vikings over cap
..  3.4M-Jaguars over cap

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(College Football)

Michigan State…Mark Dantonio retires as Spartans head coach…(115-57) in 13-years…Luke Fickell-Cincinnati…Pat Narduzzi-Pitt hot candidates for job.
Vanderbilt…Athletic Director Malcom Turner retires after 1-year on job

NCAA…Letter of Intent Day for recruits on Wednesday…Aztecs expected to sign 8-more players.

USC…Hire Craig Naivar-DB coach-ex Texas
UNLV..RB-Darren Williams retires after suffering heart attack..has enlarged heart…transferred in from NE-Oklahama A&M.
Arizona State…Names Marvin Lewis-Antonio Pearce as Co-Def Coord

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…………….(Basketball)……………..

Lakers-San Antonio…..LeBron James-Anthony Davis score (20P) in first half…held LaMarcus Aldridge held to zero points…..Lakers hot 53% despite going (1-10) from 3-point line….Lakers led (51-41) at halftime….Tuesday night game…..Lakers (37-11) on season.

Clippers-Miami…Wednesday night game…LA (35-15) on season

NY Knicks..Fire President Steve Mills-had job since 2014….comes a month after firing of coach David Fizdale.

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(Trading Deadline)…Thursday…Hot Rumors

Minnesota-Houston-Atlanta-Golden State….Discussing 4-team trade..Timberwolves would land G-DeAngelo Russell…Rockets would get F-Robert Covington…Atlanta would get C-Clint Cappella….Warriors wind up with G-Andrew Wiggins and #1-#1 in trade.

Clippers-Cavaliers..LA receives F-Kevin Love for #1 pick-F-Moe Harkless
Clippers-Cavaliers…LA-Harkless to Cavs straight up for C-Tristan Thompson
Clippers-Suns..LA would deal #1 for C-Aaron Baynes
Clippers-Knicks..LA would get F-Marcus Morris for Harkless-#1
Clippers-Memphis..LA would receive F-Andre Iguodala for Harkless

Lakers-Memphis…F-Kyle Kuzma for Andre Iguodala and #1
Lakers-Knicks..Trade conversation Kyle Kozma-Avery Bradley-DeMarco Cousins….for F-Marcus Morris

Boston-Detroit..Celtics land F-Andre Drummond for #1-#1
Boston-Houston..Celtics deal #1-for C-Clint Capela
Boston-Minnesota..Celtics deal #1 for F-Robert Covington
Boston-Washington..Celtics deal #1-#1 for F-David Bertans

Knicks-Charlotte…NY ships F-Julius Randle to Hornets for G-Terry Rozier-F-Malik Monk.

Detroit…Shopping G-Derrick Rose
New Orleans..Shopping G-Jrue Holiday

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……………(Hockey)………………

Ducks-W-Ottawa (3-2)….OT-shootout win….Ondrej Kase 2-goals…Rikard Rakell goal……Anaheim (22-26-5)…won 5-of-7 games
Kings-L-Washington (4-2)…Alexander Ovechkin scores 3-goals in (4:24)  span late in third period.

Gulls-at-San Jose…Wednesday night game….San Diego (19-16-6) but in 5th place in Pacific Division.

Toronto-Kings…Leafs open trade talks for Kings backup goal Jack Campbell…might offer a #1 pick.

Toronto..G-Frederik Andersen out with possible neck-back and concussion issues.

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………….(General)…………….

NASCAR….Daytona Clash…..Field of 24-cars set for Sunday race.

Indy Car…AJ Foyt racing sign Sebastian Borders-4 time Indy points champion-to run partial schedule with veteran Tony Kanaan…..Last week Foyt signed Charley Kimball for full-time ride.

Golf…..England based investors discussing a “Premier League Tour” to compete against PGA and European Tour….Proposing 17-tournament schedule…would have just 48-golfers playing on 12-teams…Each tourney would have 10M prize for winners and 2M for winning team….Tour would address shortcomings on PGA tour..where top golfers like Woods-Mickelson-McIlroy do not get superstar salaries like NFL-NBA-MLB players…Says current stars sell tickets-TV ratings for Tour-but do not reap benefits…Says current stars are financing the tour so that 150-other guys can play each week…Barclays Bank and Reign Global Capital would fund the Premier League…..PGA says players who go on competing tour would be banned from playing all PGA events.

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