Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on April 22nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(Football)……………..

Chargers…Unveil 6-combinations of uniforms designed by Nike…Featuring Powder Blue Jerseys….White Pants-Blue Pants-Gold Pants all with Lightning Bolt down side…White Helmets with Gold Lightning Bolt and Uniform number on helmet…Also included All Blue Rush uniform and pants…and Navy Blue Rush uniform and pants…All White uniform and pants.

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots-Tampa Bay….Trade-New England deals retired TE-Rob Gronkowski and #7 pick to Bucs for #4 pick….Gronkowski passes physical…Patriots clear 10M cap space by trading final year of contract….Brady-Gronkowski teamed up for (529R-7,786Y-71TD) in New England

Patriots…now have picks in round #1-3-3-3-4-4 in top 125-picks.

Eagles..set up physical exam for QB-Joe Flacco-ex Broncos-Ravens

Dallas-Jets..Trade talks..Cowboys would offer #1 pick (17) and another pick for S-Jamal Adams.

Jaguars..Release WR-Marquis Lee-plagued by knee problems.

Seattle..Sign FA-CB-Linden Stephens-ex Miami

Packers..Sigh FA-DT-Gerald Willis…DE-Jamal Davis…both ex Dolphins.

Colts..in contact with FA-S-Eric Berry…ex Chiefs star..has not played in nearly 2-years..Achilles-Heel injuries

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(Teams)

NFL…Tua Tagovailoa-Surgeon Dr. Chip Routt says surgery on fractured and dislocated hip was complete success…says QB rehabbed religiously-was patient-disciplined-focused-dedicated…Dr-Thomas Boyd-assigned by NFL for physical-says all XRays-MRI were perfect.

NFL…Grants each team 1-Draft exemption in time allocation if there are technical problems with IT setup during draft.

NFL…Adjusts off season rules…Players in Virtual OTA’s will be allowed 2-hours per day for classroom work and 2-hours a day for virtual training for four days a week.

Baltimore…QB-Lamar Jackson says he wants Ravens to consider signing WR-Antonio Brown.

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott informed his franchise tag salary will be (31.4M) for coming season.

NFL Union..Chief DeMaurice Smith says he has questions about starting NFL season…
..Is it right have 1st responders at games instead in communities?
..Should we be mass testing players but not citizens?
..View football as non-essential business
..No one should fee sorry about players losing salary
..Not talk about salary cap when unemployment at rate it is
..Science-Doctors should determine when we go back to work

XFL…Commissioner Oliver Luck files lawsuit against Vince McMahon for terminating his job and violating 20M contract he signed…McMahon says termination was ‘for cause’

Carolina…City Council-Rock Hill, South Carolina approves funding for training facility for Carolina Panthers.

Tampa Bay..Glazer family donates 5M-meals to Suncoast Food Bank
Chicago..DE-Khalil Mack donates (350,000) for charities
New Orleans..Coach Sean Payton donates Blood Plasma for anti-body research.

Zac Henderson…former Eagles-Toronto Argonauts CB-passes away (36).

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(College Football)

Clemson…Loses top recruit (DE) Korey Foreman-Corona…decommits..will visit USC-LSU-Ohio State

Boise State…Facing 10M-in losses…furloughs entire staff at University…All Athletic Department members to face 10-days loss of pay in entire campus financial cuts.

Syracuse…Coaches Dino Babers-Jim Boeheim take 10% pay cuts

Louisville…All coaches take 15%-pay cuts…slashes university budget 15%.

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…………………(Baseball)……………….

MLB….To hold Wednesday conference call with Minor League baseball to detail plans for contraction…Minor League baseball is now expected to sign off on plan to contract 4-leagues and 40-teams for 2021 season…MLB will detail plans:
..”Dream Teams” into small communities that lose their minor league teams.
..Will also sponsor “Wooden Bat” short season leagues to replace lower minor league towns.
..MLB plan is to fold all rookie leagues and short season leagues and then take Minor League baseball under MLB umbrella.
..Will also grant minor league teams to St Paul Saints and Sugar Land Skeeters from Independent Leagues.
..Master Plan-each Major League team will have 4-minor league affiliates and 1-rookie league team at Spring Training sights.
..Will limit MLB teams to 125-prospects under contract.
..Will mandate pay upgrades for each class of minor leagues..AAA-AA-A-Rookie League.

MLB…Facing class action lawsuit-2 New York fans filing suit against Baseball and 30-teams for refusing to refund season ticket money owed fans for cancelled games.

New York Mets…Alex Rodriguez links up with JP Morgan Chase to create offer to buy Mets franchise…Asking price from Wilson Family (2.6B)

Dodgers…Commit (1.3M) in funds to pay unemployed workers at Dodgers Stadium.

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……………..(Basketball)……………

NBA-G League….Negotiating to place “Select Team” high school players to be headquartered at Kobe Bryant Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks…Former NBA player and G-League coach Sam Mitchell will run the “Select Team” made up of high school prospects and few veteran players.

Chicago..Bulls interview Milt Newton-Milwaukee Asst GM for vacant Bulls GM job.

Brooklyn Nets…want permission to interview Tyronne Lue-Clippers assistant for vacant Nets head coaching job

Charlotte..Michael Jordan announces all 4M-he is to receive from ESPN documentary “Last Dance” will go to Covid research in Charlotte.

ESPN…(6.1M) viewers watched Sunday debut of “Last Dance”

Virginia Tech..lose G-Lander Nalley (6’7)..transfers to Memphis (15PPG)
Arkansas…G-Isaiah Joe (17PPG) files NBA draft.

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………………(Hockey)………………..

New Jersey Devils…Interview Gerrard Gallant-ex Las Vegas coach-for vacant coaching job.

Montreal..Sign G-Vasili Demchenko-ex Mettalurg-spentĀ 7-years in KHL in Russia.

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………….(General)…………….

Indy Car….Texas Motor Speedway….opens negotiations to hold doubleheader event…Indy car-NASCAR on June 6th…likely without fans.

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