Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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

……..(BASEBALL)……….

Padres-Angels….Exhibition game Anaheim Stadium (6:40pm) on Wednesday..Joey Luchessi-Cal Quantrill likely to get some work…

Dodgers..Option 3B-Gavin Lux to Taxi squad despite (.357) BA last year in AAA.

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Jake McGee-ex Rockies
Dodgers..DL-P-Jimmy Nelson for year-back surgery

Angels..P-Keynan Middleton kneels with black fist raised during National Anthem.

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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox-Rays..Boston purchases P-Dylan Covey from Tampa
Braves..Sign FA-P-Jhoulys Chacin-ex Rockies-Padres-Twins
Braves..Sign FA-1B-Matt Adams-ex Nationals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Bryan Shaw-ex Rockies
Miami..Release P-Ryan Cook
Seattle..Option P-Nick Vincent to taxi squad
Pirates..Promote P-Robbie Erlin…C-John Murphy to 30-man roster
Rays..Promote C-Kevan Smith to 30-man roster
Yankees..Promote P-Luis Avilan..C-Chris Ianetta..P-David Hale to roster
Yankees..Option P-Dan Otero..SS-Matt Duffy
Toronto..2B-Breyvic Valera fails to report to camp-visa issue

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(Injuries)

A’s..DL-P-AJ Puk-shoulder strain
Orioles..DL-2B-Steve Wilkerson-fractured finger
Orioles..P-John Means sent to specialist-shoulder fatigue
Braves..DL-P-Ray Black-rotator cuff issue
Braves..DL-P-Jacob Webb-shoulder
Braves..DL-P-Phil Phiefer-elbow
Giants..DL-3B-Evan Longoria-oblique
Giants..DL-1B-Brandon Belt..heel injury
Mets..DL-P-Walker Lockett-back
Mets..DL-SS-Jed Lowrie-leg injury
Tampa Bay..DL-P-Colin Poche-elbow surgery
Milwaukee..DL-P-Brett Anderson-blisters

Milwaukee..OF-Ryan Braun out lineup back-oblique issues

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(MLB)

MLB…says it would consider allowing fans to attend late season games or playoffs in Covid-conditions improve nationwide.

Indians..Ownership holds team meeting with players-staff to discuss ‘team nickname’

Giants..Manager Gabe Kaplar-2 players-kneel during anthem to protest ‘systemic racism’

Boston..P-Eduardo Rodriguez confirms hospitalized-very ill..feared he might die.

Cardinals..P-Carlos Martinez moved into rotation

Houston..TV broadcaster Todd Kalas to miss season-contracts virus

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……….(FOOTBALL)………….

NFL-Union…Continued negotiations on Tuesday
..Opt Out bylaws
..Guaranteed contract structure..free agent service time
..Structure of training camps
..Covid testing plans

NFL…proposes new testing plan
..Test first day
..Isolate for 48-hours
..Test 4th day
..Enter facility
..Testing everyday for 2-weeks..then test every other day 3rd week on

NFL..Confirms it will spend 75M in Covid-Testing with Bio Reference Labs…Private lab will handle (3,840) tests per day with 24-hour turnaround results.

NFL..Proposal to Union:
..No preseason games
..21-days conditioning drills-classroom work
..10-days walkthrus and classroom work
..14-days padded practices to start the season
..80-man roster for camp…10-player standby list
..Opt out list for players at risk-will be paid
..Discuss players with diabetes-cancer-sickle cell have right opt out
..IR List..No limit players can be recalled

LA Rams..Inform fans likely no fans allowed So Fi Stadium this season…will roll over season tickets next year…Will refund all fans who purchased single game tickets

NY Jets..postpone arrival of rookies to camp-still not sure on testing protocols
NY Giants..postpone arrival of players-state New Jersey not signed off yet health plans.

NFL..says only 95-players have tested positive in last 3-weeks…with intake tests with arrival at training camps about to begin

Arizona..Sign #1-pick..LB-Isaiah Simmons-Clemson (4Y-20M)
Miami..Sign #1-pick..CB-Noah Igbinoghene-Auburn
Raiders..Sign #1-pick..WR-Henry Ruggs-Alabama (4Y-16M)

CFL…Chooses Winnipeg as Hub City to host all 9-teams in a 6-game regular season and possible playoffs….CFL still awaiting word on Government loan for 40M to pay players.

CFL…Edmonton Eskimos ownership will drop nickname…team has had that name since 1905 played rugby-became football.

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas..DE-Michael Bennett-retires…69-QB sacks in career
Eagles..Release WR-Khalil Tate-former Arizona QB

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(College Football)

NCAA….Drawing criticism for proposal testing players once a week.

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke says team will open camp on Friday…begin practice August 7th
..85-players report to camp on Friday for covid testing..
..53-players have been in voluntary workouts.
..No positive tests yet of players or coaches.
..Waiting for decision from Mountain West Conference on length of schedule.
..Have not decided yet on replacing UCLA on schedule
,,Have met with Parents of players twice to discuss health-safety

Aztecs…Overwhelming choice to win Mountain West Conference Western Division race..received 19-of-21 votes..ahead of Nevada-Hawaii….Boise State picked to win Mountain Division race ahead of Wyoming-Air Force.

Texas..Postpones opening of high school football camps for 5-weeks..
Florida-Georgia..Despite outbreaks-will allow camps to open

SWAC…Cancels football season-move to spring..league includes Grambling-Jackson State-Southern-Alcorn State

Nebraska..Top WR-JD Spielman transfers to TCU
Texas Tech…Lands QB-Henry Colombi-transfer from Utah State

Stanford…Doctors contact NCAA express concern that 14-day quarantine for player who was in contact with positive case player may be impossible to police.

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……………..(BASKETBALL)………………

Lakers..C-Dwight Howard continues to be ‘difficult’ in NBA bubble-questioning need for masks.
Lakers..F-Markieff Morris arrives in Orlando bubble-tested

Clippers..F-Marcus Morris-clears quarantine-will practice

Phoenix..G-Ricky Rubio remains away from camp-test issues

Oklahoma City..C-Steve Adams criticizes player complaining about life inside the bubble…’This is not Syria’.

Memphis..F-Justise Winslow to miss rest of season -hip issues

NY Knicks..Interview Kenny Atkinson-3rd time for vacant head coaching job-former Brooklyn Nets coach.

Gonzaga…C-Filip Petrusev leaves school to sign contract in Serbia…(17P-8RB) per game last year.

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……………..(HOCKEY)…………..

Jack McIlhargey…longtime Flyers-Canucks defenseman and then longtime NHL coach passea away from cancer (68Y).

Avangard Omsk…Russian team in KHL withdraws from league after 20-players test positive for virus.

Blues..D-Jay Bouwrmeester will not join team in playoff hub cities..had heart pacemaker installed in late fall.

Edmonton..Send D-Theodor Lennstrom to play for Frolunda-Sweden to start season.

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……………….(GENERAL)……………….

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Manchester City-W-Watford..Raheem Sterling scores 31-40′
..Arsenal-Aston Villas

MLS…Inter-Milan-owned by David Beckham, knocked out of tourney after losing 5th game in a row.

Formula 1…Dispute breaks out between legendary driver Mario Andretti and Team Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton…Andretti criticizes Hamilton for stance on Black Lives Matter.  Andretti comments:
..”Creating problem not exist in Formula 1
..Painting your car black-what good does that do.
..You’ve been welcomed with open arms
..Bubba Watson-NASCAR incident bigger than it should be”

F-1..Lewis Hamilton response…’Andretti plain ignorant about BLM’

Indy 500….says it will have only 25-percent fan capacity for this years race…track holds 250,000 fans….Will allow only 50,000 on premisis.

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