Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on February 19th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(NASCAR)……………

Ryan Newman-Fenway-Rousch Racing….Announce NASCAR driver remains in serious condition in ICU….Came out of induced come and did talk to doctors and his family on Tuesday….NASCAR yet to reveal details-severity of his injuries after head on crash-and-double flip on final lap of Daytona 500.

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……………(Baseball)……………

Padres-Red Sox-Reds…Reportedly reopen trade talks about possible 3-way deal…Padres would send OF-Wil Myers and 30M to Boston….Red Sox would send OF-Jackie Bradley and Padres would deal C-Luis Campusano to Cincinnati…Padres would get Reds OF-Nick Senzel in deal.

Padres…Lead owner Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler talked to media on 1st day full camp.
..Expect team to finish over .500
..Sign players to money we spent-people know we are committed
..This is our decade…like pieces we have in place.
..Expect Manny Machado to be leader on team
..Pleased how he has conducted himself since his disappointing season ended
..Guys in this clubhouse believe
..Like what is in this clubhouse this year
..Jayce Tingler-comfortable in his own skin..he is a grinder
..I want us to continually do the right thing in games
..Here to be one of 5-teams in National League playoffs
..AJ Preller has always made trades right infront of start of season-anything possible.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler comments:
..Manny Machado strong offseason…important have ‘Manny season’
..Wil Myers in very good shape
..Zach Davies-most impressive pitcher arriving
..MacKenzie Gore..impressed all phases of workouts
..SS-Gabe Arias will play in some preseason games-not at 2B

Padres…3B-Manny Machado refutes questions he ‘gave up on season’ after team faltered following All Stat Break..Machado hit (.209) final 2-months of campaign….Sources say he told management of a ‘diminished effort’ at end of season…and that the free agent process drained him last winter.

Padres..New infield coach Bobby Dickerson meets with error prone infield and demands changes in footwork and mechanics for coming season…Eric Hosmer-Manny Machado 14-errors each last year…Fernando Tatis had 19-errors in half a season…Padres finished 13th in National League on defense (116-errors)

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler says he will decide in 48-hours what his starting pitching looks like for this weekend’s Cactus League opener.

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts says it is time to ‘move forward’ in aftermath of the Houston sign-stealing scandal.

Dodgers…President Stan Kasten says ‘LA has most wins of any team over last 5-years-look what we added-time to go forward.’

Dodgers…P-Clayton Kershaw…’great season coming’

Angels..owner Arte Moreno says GM-Billy Eppler has salary space to acquire a 4th or 5th starting pitcher for rotation.

Dodgers…1st full team workout…P-Jimmy Nelson held out-groin…P-Dustin May throwing session pushed back-side issue

Angels…Owner Arte Moreno says GM-Billy Eppler has salary space to acquire a 4th or 5th type starting pitcher….’Not done dealing’ in aftermath of collapse of Dodgers trade talks.

Angels..Arte Moreno says signing 3B-Anthony Rendon was ‘best money spent’….Rendon hit (.328-3HR-15RBI-17 postseason games.

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(MLB)

Rob Manfred…Commissioner-meeting with managers in Arizona…had lots to say on Tuesday:
..Union demanded immunity for Astros players before allowing them to cooperate in probe
..Apologized for referring to World Series Trophy as piece of metal
..Says impossible to vacate World Series title for Astros for games played
..Says P-Mike Fires did industry service by going public
..Does not answer question about 12-teams complaining about Astros
..We will earn trust back of fans and players.

Cubs..P-Jon Lester calls it ‘insult’ that Commissioner Rob Manfred referred to the World Series trophy as a ‘piece of metal’.
Yankees…OF-Aaron Judge…”You didn’t earn it-2017 World Series’
Atlanta..OF-Nick Markakis…”Every Astro deserves a beating’
Yankees..P-Aroldis Chapman….”How can you defend the legitimacy of your title?”
Mets..OF-Michael Conforto…..Super stars-no Super Cheats”

Union..Players upset that President Tony Clark has not spoken out on lack of discipline to Astros players.

Boston..JD Martinez lauded fired Manager Alex Cora-‘never once mentioned any type of sign stealing program with Red Sox.

Boston..Owner Tom Werner defending Rookie Betts trade…tried for 3-years to give him an extension…Offered (10Y-300M)….He came back demanded (12Y-420M) 35M-average…couldn’t do that.

Red Sox..Season Ticket sales down 10%…Advanced ticket sales down 15% this year.

Houston..MLB suspends P-Francis Marte (162G) for 2nd PED test.

Giants..Refuse to invite OF-Aubrey Huff to 10th anniversary celebration of World Series team because of critical off-color tweets about people’s religions and attacks on gays-lesbians.

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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox…Sign FA-Jonathom Lucroy-ex Texas-Milwaukee
Twins..Sign FA-P-Cory Gearrin-ex Mariners

Tampa Bay…Veteran FA-P-Scott Kazmir to hold workouts for teams this week…Career (4.01-ERA)…not pitched since 2018-injuries

Cleveland..OF-Yasiel Puig remains unsigned as training camps open.

Orioles..1B-Chris Davis contemplated retirement…has hit (.172) last two years…has 3Y-69M left on contract.

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(Injuries)

St Louis…P-Miles Mikolas given 2nd PPR-Plasma injection in elbow-could face surgery.

Yankees..shutdown OF-Aaron Judge-shoulder issues
Tigers..P-Joey Wentz-shutdown-elbow issue
Mets..P-Seth Lugo fractures toe in home accident

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…………..(Football)…………..

Seattle…Seahawks sign FA-TE-Greg Olson-ex Carolina (1Y-7M) outbidding Buffalo-New England-Washington for Pro Bowl free agent.

Cincinnati…Former NFL-1st round pick QB-Steve Bartkowski says LSU-QB-Joe Burrow should pull an ‘Eli Manning’…refuse to play for Bengals and demand they trade top pick.

New Orleans..QB-Drew Bree’s will play in 2020..likely to sign (1Y-25M) contract.

Lions..Open trade talks with Denver-Eagles in a deal for CB-Darrius Slay.

Eagles..Release veteran LB-Nigel Bradham

Denver..CB-Chris Harris rejected 12M-year contract-will be free agent

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton to have club physical on surgically repaired foot in March-team has 18M option on contract.

Atlanta..Sign K-Young Koo to 1-year extension..was (23-26) on FGs

San Francisco…former owner Eddie DeBartolo given ‘Pardon’ from President Trump for felony conviction of bribery in 1988 that led to conviction of Louisiana Governor.

Cleveland…Hires Ben Bloom as Def consultant..ex Cowboys

XFL…Loses 35% of TV ratings in Week #2….viewersship went from (3.3M) to (2.1M) average this past weekend.

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(College Football)

Colorado…Eric Bieniemy-Chiefs Off Coor-withdraws name from Buffs coaching search

Alabama…Hire former head coach Charley Strong as consultant on Nick Saban staff…had been fired at Texas-South Florida after successful run at Louisville.

NW Louisiana..Coach Brad Laird-suspended following DUI arrest on weekend.

ACC-Big 10…Both say they would approve NCAA new transfer proposal that would allow players a 1-time transfer to another school in league without sitting out a year.

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……………..(Basketball)………….

Lakers…C-DeMarcus Cousins-ahead of schedule on rehab from knee surgery…could be ready to rejoin team in playoffs.

Brooklyn….G-Kyrie Irving leaves team to see shoulder specialist about chronic injury.

Clippers…Sign FA-G-Reggie Jackson…contract bought out by Detroit Pistons….averaged (15P-5A) a game with Detroit.

San Antonio…Release-buyout F-DeMarre Carroll.

Cleveland…John Beilein expected to step aside as head coach…walking away from 5M-year job…JB-Bickerstaff-ex Memphis head coach-expected to replace him.

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……………….(Hockey)…………………

St Louis…D-Jay Bouwmeester returns home after undergoing heart surgical procedure for Arrythmia…in stable condition as he continues rehab.

Vancouver..Lose high scoring F-Brock Boeser for 8W-fractured rib
Vancouver..Lose RW-Michael Ferland for year-concussion syndrome
Edmonton..Lose F-Oscar Kliffbom-3W-shoulder injury

LA Kings-Las Vegas…Kings to trade D-Alec Martinez to Knights for #-2-#2 draft picks…Comes on heels of Kings-Vancouver trade that sent RW-Tyler Toffolli to Canucks for #2-#4 picks.

Kings-Flyers…Open trade talks about veteran C-Jeff Carter (17-goals)

Kings….GM-Rob Blake will have stockpiled 21-draft picks over the next two years.

NY Rangers-Colorado…Open trade talks about deal for RW-Chris Kreider.

Montreal-St Louis…Habs deal D-Marco Scandella for #3-#4 picks

San Jose-Washington..Sharks trade D-Brenden Dillon for #2-#3
Ottawa-Winnipeg…Senators ship D-Dylan DeMelo for #3 pick
Rangers-Carolina..NY ships F-Joey Keane for D-Julien Gauthier.

Kings-L-Winnipeg (6-3)….Jets sor 3G in 5-minutes in 2nd period….3G-in 3rd period…..Tuesday NHL action

Ducks-Florida…Wednesday home game at Honda Center

Gulls-Stockton Heat…Wednesday AHL action…Gulls in 5th place (23-17-5-2).

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………..(General)………….

LPGA….Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright passes away (85) from heart attack….won 82-tourneys-2nd most to Kathy Whitworth’s 88…won 13-Grand Slams in career that spanned 1950s into 1960s.

Soccer…MLS-head coach Ron Jans-FC-Cincinnati-resigns in midst of probe he used racial slurs in lockeroom tirade over weekend.

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