Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on February 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-W-New Mexico…..SDSU survives  awful shooting first half…uses defense to blow game open in 2nd half…Led (76-53) at Pess time late in 2nd half…..Turnovers-steals-block shots-defensive rebounds…..State turned (35-33) halftime lead into (64-44) lead halfway thru 2nd half….Lobos just (4-18) shooting to start second half…..Aztecs  Yanni Wentzel-Matt Michell combined (10-13)shooting in opening half…off set guards who went (2-13) shooting in opening half….SDSU (25-0)….Lobos (17-9)

Clippers-L-76ers (110-103)….Ben Simmons (26P-12R-10A)…Joel Embed (26P)……Tuesday night game

Lakers-at-Denver…Wednesday night game…Lakers (37-16)

Dallas..Sign FA-F-Michael Kidd-Gilchris-ex Charlotte
Milwaukee..Sign FA-F-Marvin Williams-ex Charlotte

Sacramento..Lose F-Richaun Holmes-3W-Plasma Platelet injection in labrum.

Forbes Magazine..Listed its valuation of NBA team…NY Knicks (4.6B)…Lakers (4.4B)…Golden State (4.3B)….Clippers (2.6B)….Lowest valued teams Memphis-New Orleans-Minnesota (1.3B).

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………..(Baseball)…………….

Padres…Pitchers & Catchers report….(38P-7C) come to camp to being full workouts on Thursday.  Emilio Pagan..Drew Pomeranz-Zach Davies-Jared Eichoff lead list of new pitchers…Rookies Mackenzie Gore-Luis Patino headline rooks in camp.

Padres..Sign FA-OF-Juan Lagares-ex NY Mets…(.254-career hitter)….hit just (.213) in injury prone 2019.

Padres…Drop use of “New Era” spring training camp….had swinging friar on front on top of ‘SD’ lettering….looked like a Swastika symbol.

Breitbard Hall of Fame….Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman to be enshrined in Hall of Champions Hall of Fame…along with ex Helix-USC-New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush.

Dodgers…Place OF-Joc Pederson and P-Ross Stripling back on 40-man roster.
Dodgers..DFA-OF-Tyler White…OF-Kyle Garlick off 40-man roster.

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani cleared to rejoin pitching rotation in May-coming off elbow surgery a year ago.

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(MLB)

Minnesota….Ex-Astros 2B-Marwin Gonzalez apologizes for ‘sign stealing scheme’ while member of Astros…”Hard to speculate how it impacts Astros legacy”…..”Hard to measure if it helped us win World Series”…”Astros face a hard season-they will get booed”….”We should have stopped it”……Gonzalez joins Dallas Keuchel-Mike Fiers with apologies…no current Houston player has yet apologized.

Houston…Owner Jim Crane calls player only meeting on Wednesday to discuss what he wants players to do in apologizing for Sign Stealing campaign.
Houston..Former Astros P-Tony Sipp says he told Washington Nationals about Astros sign stealing tactics before World Series.
Houston..Ex C-Brian McCann told Yankees about Houston tactics leading into playoffs.

Boston….Red Sox say MLB has not completed its probe of wrong doing in sign stealing probe…why they named Ron Roenicke as ‘interim’ manager.

Union…Tony Clark says MLB has not yet approached  Players Association about expansion of wildcard playoff format.

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..sign FA-OF-Carlos Gonzalez-ex Rockies-Indians
Boston..sign FA-OF-Carlos Puella-ex Angels
Orioles..sign FA-2B-Ramon Urias-ex Cardinals
Cubs..sign FA-2B-Jason Kipnis-ex Indians

A’s..Open contract talks with FA-C-Russell Martin-ex Dodgers
Giants..sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill-ex Angels
Seattle..sign fA-P-Manny Banuelos-ex Yankees-Doddgers-White Sox
Red Sox..make contract offer to FA-OF-Kevin Pillar-ex Giants

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……………(Football)……………..

Chargers…General Manager Tom Telesco says ‘very different feeling now without Philip Rivers part of this team”….’we will build things differently going forward’……’he was QB you could count on…he was consistent with his high level of play’….’he was accountable every minute-every day’.

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(NFL)

New Orleans….Saints owner Gayle Benson responds to media criticism of the organization helping the Diocese of New Orleans deal with all the issues from the fallout of Priest-Sex Scandals dating back 50-years….”I am devout Catholic…We were asked to have input on what the Archbishop should do….We told them they must be transpart-honest-complete….Must own up to the wrongs….Must find solutions….Must release all names of those implicated.”

Antonio Brown…Personal lawyer handling sexual assault lawsuit fires former NFL player as client.

XFL…Drew total average of 3M for the 4-opening weekend telecasts on Fox-ESPN.

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(Teams)

Dallas…Report team in house conversations…considering contacting FA-QB-Tom Brady-Patriots when free agency opens…unable to get QB-Dak Prescott signed.

Bengals..Indicate they will franchise tag FA-WR-AJ Green.
Saints..say they will place 1st round tender on QB-Taysom Hill.
Raiders..inform RB-DeAndre Washington-will not be re-signed.

Tennessee…QB-Ryan Tannehill hires new agent to handle FA-talks

Carolina..Owner David Tepper tells QB-Cam Newton “he needs to buy in with new philosophies of coaching staff”

49ers..GM-John Lynch says “Cap situation-there will have to be roster tradeoffs”

Redskins..Coach Ron Rivera has private meeting with OT-Trent Williams..suspended last year over feud with medical care for head surgery.

Packers..Troubled CB-Davon House-retires…had off season issues.
Washington..Unhappy CB-Quinton Dunbar asks for trade

Rams..Hire John Bonamego-Special Teams..ex-Lions.
Steelers..Interview Jerricho Cotchery-Asst Coach job-ex Carolina.
Arizona..Hire former QB-Mike Berecovici to be assistant coach
Jaguars..Hire Ben McAdoo-QB coach-ex NY Giants head coach
Jets..Hire Leigh Torrence-DB coach-ex Saints.
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(College Football)

USC…Hires Donte Williams-ex Oregon-Recruiting Coordinator
Arizona State..Hire Rob Rodriguez-DL coach-ex Minnesota Vikings
LSU…Hire Scott Linehan-Passing Game Coord..ex-Cowboys

Alabama..QB-Tua Tagovailoa begins full range of motion drills coming off hip surgery.

Boise State..Signs QB-Cade Finnegan-coming off LSD-mission in South America…rejected overtures USC.

USD..Announces 2020 schedule…Open 3-in row on road…at UC Davis-Cal Poly-Valparaiso…plays 6-road…5-home including key games with Dayton-Davidson.

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……………..(Hockey)……………..

Ducks-Blues…Game postponed early in 1st period after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has apparent seizure or cardiac episode on bench after taking a short shift…Game was tied (1-1)..then postponed…Bouwmeester was responsive on way to hospital….Anaheim won 6-of-10…..Tuesday night game

Kings-Calgary…Wednesday game at Staples…LA lost 14-of-16

Vancouver..Send RW-Michael Ferlund to AHL for conditioning
Edmonton…Lose superstar Connor McDavid (2W) quad injury
Colorado…Lose C-Nazim Kadri-3W-Knee injury

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