Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on April 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(Football)…………….

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco heaps praise on Oregon QB-Justin Herbert…Bolts 1st round draft pick….”He has the ‘It’ favor”….”Highly Competitive”….”Acountable”….”Humble”….”Mentally Tough”…Highly Intelligent”….”Drive to be Great”…..”Never lets a bad pass-turnover-o half-get him down-comes back to compete”

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(NFL Notes)

NFL-Roger Goodell….Says league has plans to start season on schedule in September…but also has plans it could delay season till October 15th…

..Could still play full 16G-schedule starting in mid-October.
..Eliminate bye weeks.
..Eliminate bye week leading to Super Bowl.
..Cancel Pro Bowl
..Take postponed September dates and put them at back of schedule ..Push Playoffs back February
..Super Bowl move to February 28th.
..Eliminate all preseason games

Las Vegas…Report that 7-stadium workers at Alleigent Stadium-new home of Raiders-have tested positive for the virus…Workers have been wearing masks since March 20th

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(Roster Moves)

Saints…Sign FA-QB-Jameis Winston-ex Tampa Bay
Ravens..Sign FA-OG-DJ Fluker-ex Seattle
Denver..Sign FA-DT-Chris Covington-ex Dallas
Bears..Sign FA-DT-John Jenkins-ex-Miam
Bengals..Sign FA-LB-Austin Colitro-ex Jaguars
Bengals..Sign FA-RB-Sammy Perine-ex Redskins
Giants..Sign FA-Montrae Hartage-ex-Miami

Washington..Sign FA-QB-Steve Montez-ex Colorado Buffaloes

Chiefs..Release P-Darren Colquitt-13Y veteran
Dallas..Release LB-Jeff Holland

Seattle…Continue talks with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-Everson Griffin

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(College Football)

San Diego State…President of University says University has suffered 42M in losses due to shutdown during Virus-Crisis…says there will be huge impact on campus….SDSU asked FEMA for 29M-in stimulus loans.

Kansas ….Jayhawks head coaches take 10% paycuts across the board.

Oregon….President of university says he expects students to be ‘on campus’ for fall term in September.

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………………….(Basketball)……………..

NBA….Moves opening of team facilities back 1-week till May 8th….Guidelines include no more than 4-players in facility at a time…Workouts will consist only of shooting and conditioning….No physical contact…no scrimmaging….no coaches-execs to be on hand…just 1-trainer and a team hygiene officer.

NBA…Lakers-contacted Mayor’s Office to inquire about opening facility on May 8th though city is in shutdown mode till at least May 15th…..Atlanta, Knicks, Brooklyn, Dallas say they are not prepared to open.

Portland…Mother and brother of former Blazers first round pick Sebastien Telfair-both die of Covid-19 in Brooklyn.

NBA..Survey shows they would have to test 150-to-200 people per game if they opened NBA season in padlocked arenas….Takes that many people to stage an event.

Brazil…Former NBA player Leandro Barbosa and his pregnant wife both tested positive for the virus in South America.

UCLA…Lose top recruit…G-Daishen Nix signs to play intstead with NBA-G League ‘Select Team’…..3rd high school player to commit to bypass college for G-League setup.

Roc Nation Sports…Sports agency run by rapper Jay-Z…signs to represent Lonzo Ball and his brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo.

Georgetown….7’-C-Omer Yertseven files for NBA draft…(15P-9R).

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……………(Baseball)……………

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred investigating logistics of “3-State Plan” to start up baseball…..Looking at using Texas..Arizona..Tampa Bay-Miami….as sights to start up season on June 1st….would play in empty stadiums for one month…have 10-teams in seclusion at each sight to play round robin schedule…with hopes of then moving games to home town parks on July 1st.

USA-Today…Reports Owners evaluating 3-State Plan…would dissolve American-National League for 1-season…would realign by geography…3-divisions-10 teams each….play first month in domed stadiums in Miami-Tampa-Texas-Houston-Arizona with hopes teams could move into own stadiums in July….Plan would allow teams to play as much as 100-games this season..and a full playoffs..Fans would not be allowed in games in June…Owners say Union must agree to players taking payouts…Plan would include 3-weeks of spring training…Major league rosters would report back to individual spring training camps in mid-May…then open season June 1st.

MLB…gives teams permission to workout season ticket refunds to fans who want their money returned because of cancelled games.

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(Teams)

Giants…Prepared to offer FA-OF-Yasiel Puig a contract when baseball camps reopen.

Orioles..OF-Trey Mancini confirms Stage 3-colon cancer….has already had surgery…facing 6-months chemo treatment.

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……………..(Hockey)………………..

American Hockey League….Commissioner David Andrews confirming league now considering cancelling season and playoffs.

NHL…Meets with Infectious Disease specialists to discuss possible plan to hold end of season in 4-City setup….games to be played without fans…inquiring on availability of test kits and access to medical staffs….Looking at using arenas in Minnesota-Edmonton-Raliegh-Toronto…Needs access to practice facilities also for teams.

Dallas..Veteran F-Oula Palve signs to play for Linkoping-Swedish League next year.

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…………………(General)……………..

FIFA….Chief medical officer of soccer group says he does not believe any soccer leagues should start up till September 15th.

English Premier League meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson..wants to reopen season June 8th-thru-July 27th to finish 2020 schedule-would play without fans…..Would then start 20-21 season on August 22nd.

France…Liga 1-Soccer suspends play till September 1st.

Formula 1…Cancels French Grand Prix on June 28th…Wants to open season on July 15th with Australian Grand Prix…then on July 19th run  British Grand Prix….no fans allowed at events….F-1 has already lost 10-races this year.

NASCAR…Veteran driver Ryan Newman wants physical exam and clearance to return racing after bad Daytona 500-crash……NASCAR hoping to reopen schedule in mid-May.

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