Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on February 8th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)…..

Padres…Sign FA-SS-Eric Aybar-ex Braves-Angels..will come in and compete with Luis Sardinas for San Diego starting SS-job…..hit (.243) last year with Tigers-Braves..prior 4Y-hit (.279) with Angels..

Padres..Sign FA-C-Tony Cruz..former Royals-Cardinals backup.

(Teams)

Yankees..Sign FA-1B-DH-Chris Carter-ex Brewers-Astros..hit (41HR) last year.
Texas..Sign FA-1B-DH-Mike Napoli-ex Indians..hit (34HR) in 2016
Arizona..Sign FA-2B-Daniel Descalso-ex-Rockies-Cardinals
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-David Lough-ex Phillies
Royals..Sign FA-C-Brayan Pena-ex Reds
Red Sox..Sign FA-3B-Mike Olt-ex Cubs.

(MLB)

Yankees..Mark Teixeira-former 1B-signs contract with ESPN as analyst.

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…….(Basketball)………………..

Aztecs-L-San Jose State (76-71)…Another crushing loss for SDSU…San Jose State hit 23-of-26 free throws against a foul prone Aztecs team….State had 20-fouls and 15-turnovers…SDSU jumped to a (7-0) lead at start of game..by mid point 2nd half-trailed by 12-never caught up….Aztecs now (13-10)…and (5-6) in conference.

AP-Poll….1-Gonzaga (24-0)…2-Villanova (23-2)…3-Kansas (20-3)…4-Louisville (19-4)….5-Oregon (21-3).

Lakers-at-Detroit..Wednesday night game…LA (18-36)….
Clippers-at-Knicks..Tonight..LA lost 7-of-9….NY lost 18-of-24.

Cavaliers…LeBron James pushing front office to make a trade for NY forward Carmelo Anthony even if it costs team F-Kevin Love.

Minnesota..Sign FA-G-Lance Stephenson-ex Clipper-Hornet-Pacer.

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…………..(Football)………………..

Atlanta..Surprise hire of Steve Sarkisian as new Off Coor-hired off Nick Saban-Alabama staff…Reports of falling out between Saban-Sarkisian after Tide got blown out by Clemson in National Championship Game.

Buffalo..Hire Gil Byrd as DB-coach..been with Rams.

Denver..Coach Mike McCoy says he’s happy to be back calling plays with Broncos…says he could not call plays for 4-years in San Diego-even though he was head coach.

Chiefs..Hire Mike Kafka-QB consultant

Rams..Hire Matt LaFleur as Off Coor-was assistant with Atlanta.

Eagles..Hire Chad Hall-kick and punt return coach.

(Roster Moves)

Browns..Release QB-Josh McCown-14Y-veteran…
Browns..Release CB-Trayvon Williams
Packers..Release RB-James Shields-plagued by injuries

Patriots..Sign FA-Rob Houseler-ex Arizona tight end.

Titans..Former TE-Frank Wycheck fears he is developing CTE from playing career concussions.

Raiders..DE-Aldon Smith says he will be reinstated by NFL next month from year long drug suspension.

(College)

Minnesota..Ray Christensen-longtime Voice Golden Gophers (1951-2003)..passes away (92Y)

Tennessee..Hires Brady Hoke as DL-coach-spent last year at Oregon.

Oregon..WR-coach David Reaves-resigns after DUI-arrest.

Army..Suspends Jay Bateman-Def Coor…Fines him 25,000 …has access to Wake Forest game plans from broadcaster-did not tell head coach and then lied during investigation….Virginia Tech and Louisville were hit with 25,000 fines by ACC league office for having knowledge of game plans also.

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…………..(Hockey)……………….

Boston..Fires Coach Claude Julien-Bruins miss playoffs 3rd year in a row..did win Stanley Cup early in his 10-year stay with Boston…Bruins (26-23-6) this year…career record (419-246-984)….3rd NHL coach to lose his job in the last 3-weeks.

LA Kings-L-Tampa Bay (5-0)….Kings shutout second straight road game..have scored 1-goal in last 12-periods of hockey.

Ducks-L-NY Rangers (4-1)…NY netminder Henrik Lundqvist 43-saves in victory at Garden…Ducks has lost 5-of-7.

San Diego Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-2)…Antoine Laganiere 2-more goals…Jhonas Enroth now (8-0) as starter in net…San Diego with longest unbeaten streak in AHL this season-unbeaten in 12-games…..Gulls (13-1-1) streak in last 15-games.

Winnipeg..Lose F-Tyler Myers 8-weeks-leg injury.
Flyers..F-Travis Konecy-out 6-weeks with lower body injury

Carolina..F-Bryan Bickell-cleared to practice and play-has been receiving injections of Tyzabri medication to battle MS.

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