Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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NFL….Tuesday afternoon meeting in Indianapolis…8-Member Executive Committee of Management Council…..11-member Union Executive Committee to discuss new CBA.  Owners group also met separately with   the 32-Player Reps to discuss their concerns about segments of the new 10Y-deal offered to Union.

NFL…Indicating Salary Cap with new TV deal could go from 200M to 250M to 300M in next 3-seasons if Union approves 17G-schedule…Expanded playoffs…and league hammers out new TV deals.

NFL Competition Committee….Meets for 2-days but does not come up with recommendation on changes in Pass Interference-Instant Replay Challenge….Did debate use of ‘Sky Judge’ with each game crew.

NFL Combine…
..QB-Joe Burrow-LSU-says if Bengals draft him-will play in Cincinnati
..QB-Tua Tagovailoa-Alabama-excited at prospect going to Miami
..QB-Justin Herbert-Oregon-says he will throw at combine

Cleveland….Longtime NFL writer Tony Grossi suspended for calling QB-Baker Mayfield “f-ing little midget” in talkshow interview

XFL…TV ratings plunge for 3rd straight weekend….Week 1..(3.2M) viewers…Week 2..(2.3M)….Week 3..(1.9M).

Dallas..Suspended DE-David Irving-reinstated after 1-year drug suspension by NFL.

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(Teams)

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco-Media meeting at the Combine defends decision to get rid of QB-Philip Rivers.
..’Believe that QB-Tyrod Taylor has A-1 leadership qualities…Believe in him…Makes good decisions on field.’
..’Early in process to discuss draft-will use Wide Lens when evaluating 7-QBs at top of draft board.
..’I want a leader with great work ethic…Lots of skills…Makes quick decisions..great feet in the pocket.
..’Have met with agent for RB-Melvin Gordon-constructive discussions.
..’Will consider Franchise Tag on TE-Hunter Henry
..’Draft is rich in offensive lineman and wide receivers-area of needs’

Rams..Coach Sean McCoy at the Combine
..’Gave up 1st round picks in 2020-2021 because Jalen Ramsey was sloth the price…We go to Super Bowl’
..’Not having #1 picks  since 2017 means he must draft better-sign better free agents’

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New England..Owner Bob Kraft meets with agent Don Yee over Tom Brady contract offer.

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Ariens…’35 turnovers from QB-not
acceptable’

Raiders..GM-Mike Manock…’Strong vote confidence Derek Carr-QB’
Seattle..Hire Eliot Wolf-Alonzo Highsmith-ex Browns-scouts
Carolina..Coach Matt Ruhle…’Want QB-Cam Newton on roster’
Denver..GM-John Elway-‘Will franchise tag FA-S-Justin Simmons
Houston..Coach Bill O’Brien gives up play calling to QB-coach
Colts..OT-Anthony Castonzo says he will play in 2020
Jaguars..Owner Shad Khan…’Have Riches at QB-Foles-Minshew’
Miami..Coach Brian Flores..’We are rebuilding-why would Tom Brady want to come here?’
Jets..Deny they will put RB-Le’Veon Bell on trade block.
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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Release TE-Scott Simonton…TE-Isaiah Seawright
Carolina..Release WR-Jarius Wright.

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……………..(College)…………………

Aztecs…Hire Savai’i Eselu-TE coach..was head coach in Honolulu.
Stanford..Hire Eric Sanders-ex NY Jets-special teams coach

Alabama..QB-Tua Tagovailoa-cleared begin throwing workouts March 4th.

Oregon..QB-Justin Herbert taking snaps under center at Combine.

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…………………..(Baseball)……………….

Padres-W-A’s (9-6)…OF-Juan Lagares 2RBIs…C-Luis Torrens 2-hits…2B-Esteban Quiroz 2-RBIs in come from behind win…P-Joey Lucchesi (2inn-1R).

Padres-Indians…Wednesday game…P-Chris Paddack starts….Adrian Morejon-Emilio Pagan will make first appearance of spring

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler comments:
..’We must learn to throw strikes early in count-play defense’
..’Veterans leading a cohesive group in clubhouse’
..’Brian Dozier-record in playoffs speaks for itself’
..’MacKenzie Gore-Luis Patino…not prepared to throw for 7-months’
..’Pomeranz-will be multi-inning reliever-short bursts help him’

Dodgers-L-Arizona (7-3)…D-Backs OF-Kole Calhoun (2H-2RBI) in win…Dodgers rookie P-Joe Broussard pulled-gets no one out in inning-gives up 4R-allows 4-baserunners….OF-AJ Pollock 2R-HR in loss….Angels used their “Big A” lineup with all starters-scored 6R in first 3-innings.

Dodgers..Tell P-Ross Stripling he will be either #5-starters in rotation or swingman-long relief to start the season.

Dodgers-Angels…Wednesday matchup.

Angels-W-Reds (7-3)..P-Dylan Bundy (2inn-0H-0R-4K) in first start…Albert Pujols 2R-single…OF-Taylor Ward single-triple-HR-3RBIs for Halos.

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(Injuries)

Yankees..P-Luis Severino needs Tommy John elbow surgery-will be out 14-months..2nd major injury in 2-years.

A’s…OF-Stephen Piscotty-oblique injury.
Pirates..P-Chris Archer-shutdown-neck issue
Atlanta..1B-Freddie Freeman-elbow joint issue.

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(Teams)

Miami…Marlins CEO-Derek Jeter says Don Mattingly must change culture in team that won just 57-games last year.

Cardinals….Move P-Carlos Martinez-back into starting rotation.

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…………………….(Basketball)…………………

Aztecs-W-Colorado State (66-60)…..SDSU avoids disastrous potential loss…came from 7-points back in second half to earn win…..Aztecs held Rams to 1-basket on final 14-possessions-covering over 9-minutes to get win…..SDSU hit 11-3’s…also hit 4-free throws at end to seal win….Went (17-20) at stripe….State won..Yanni Wentzel got in foul trouble…..Mikah Flynn-KJ Feagin-Wetzel went combined (2-14) in first half shooting….Rams shot 50% in opening half…SDSU shot 36%……….SDSU (27-1) heading to final regular season game at Nevada.

Lakers-W-New Orleans (118-109)…..LeBron James explodes (40P)…Anthony Davis adds (21P)….Lakers hit 13-3’s…..Pelicans got (34P) from Brandon Ingram…(29P) from Zion Willamson….LA (44-12)

Clippers-at-Philadelphia….Clippers (38-19) on Wednesday night.

Dallas…Lose G-Jalen Brandon-4G-sprained shoulder.

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…………….(Hockey)……………….

San Diego Gulls-at-Tucson….Gulls open rugged 7-game road streak on Wednesday night….Do not play at home till March 13th.

Ducks-W-Edmonton (4-3) OT….Newcomer Sonny Milano scores 1st goal of game…then overtime winner in win over Oilers……Tuesday night NHL action.,….Ducks (25-30-8)
Ducks…Had 5-new starters in lineup after making 7-trades on Monday at NHL trading deadline.

Kings-Penguins….LA (22-35-6) heading into Wednesday game.
Kings..Send C-Gabe Vilardi-RW-Tim Shaller to Ontario in AHL.

Kings…have (21) ‘early’ draft picks stockpiled next two seasons after all the deals…2-#1’s….5-#2’s….4-#3’s.
Ducks…have (12) ‘early’ draft picks over next two years..including 3-#1s and 2-#2’s.

Ducks..Send LW-Troy Terry..D-Brendan Guhle back to Gulls-AHL.
Ducks..D-Cam Fowler-D-Eric Gudbranson could both be out another 2W with injuries.

Vancouver..G-Jacob Markstrom-sent home from road trip for MRI on back.

Edmonton..Lose F-Kai Yamamoto-ankle injury

Arizona..G-Darcy Kuemper returns to lineup-been out since December 18th…with lower body injury.

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……………(General)……………

FIFA…Hires Investment firm in New York to raise 1B-dollars to help stage 24-“Club World Cup” in 2021….FIFA has been negotiating with Juventus-Liverpool-FC Barcelona to discuss structure of taking 24-top teams in world and pairing them together in an International tourney…UEFA has been battling FIFA-wanting to make sure 2nd Tier European teams would have access to tourney…and concerned how “World Cup” might impact UEFA championships.

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