Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on August 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(College Football)…………..

San Diego State….Mountain West Conference cancels football season…Will work to have spring football season….Athletic Director JD Wicker’s comments:

..Envision 8-to-10 game season in spring
..Athletic Department looking at 12M deficit this year
..Working to obtain loan from University
..No impact on plans to build stadium at SDCCU sight
..Basketball season may not start till January
..Scared because we know there was no flattening of curve-virus
..Biggest challenge…labor intensive..how to put all sports on spring.

Pac 12-Conference…cancel all fall sports and winter sports up till January….will look to play a spring schedule…College basketball will likely be delayed till January start…Larry Scott-Commissioner..”Science and Medicine” would not allow us to go forward….Report early Tuesday that Doctors game conference Presidents “sobering-scary report-eye opening about inherent heart dangers for Covid victims”

Big 10-Conference..Presidents vote to cancel season with hopes of spring schedule.

ACC…Will play fall season..”Medical people gave us safe path”
SEC…Will play in fall..”Medical officers say we can go forward”
Conference USA…Will play in fall
Sun Belt Conference..Will play in fall

U-Massachusetts..Cancels football season.

Nebraska…Says it will talk about playing independent schedule or possibly join Big 12 for 1-year as a member in football.

Lou Holtz…Former Notre Dame coach…”Football should play-yes there are risks…We stormed Normandy-we knew there would be casualties”

Donald Trump…”Tragic mistake if you cancel the season…Only tiny percent of people get sick”

Mike Pence…”America needs college football”

Trevor Lawrence-Clemson…”We are committed to play football”

NCAA…Being ridiculed for not developing a “National Health Board” to guide the Power 5-Conferences in spring to develop a nationwide testing program.

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(NFL)

NFL Covid List….107-players on list…80-now activated…only 26-still afflicted.

NFL…Referees will be tested weekly..also test on Saturdays of game week.

NFL Network…Analyst Deion Sanders removed from broadcast team.

New England…WR-Julian Edelman says QB-Cam Newton will have to “learn the calculus of how to play for Bill Belichick”….says “train has moved on from Tom Brady”.

Rams..Coach Sean McVay projects “RB-by-committee..to replace Todd Gurley”…starting with Malcom Brown..Darrell Henderson..Cam Aikers.

Giants..Jason Garrett says Off Coor job was “too good to pass up”

Miami…may “Quarantine 3rd QB” on roster to protect him from getting sick.

Jaguars…Holdout DE-Yannick Ngakoue calls Coach Doug Marrone…has refused to sign his franchise tag and report to camp.

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(Roster Moves)

Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Mike Daniels-ex Packers
Packers..Sign FA-WR-Travis Fulgham-ex Lions
Colts..Sign FA-S-Tavon Wilson-ex Lions
Patriots..Sign FA-C-Ty Gauthier
Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Darius Kilgo-ex Lions

Eagles..OG-Lane Johnson-activated from Covid list
Steelers..S-Justin Layne-activated from list
Titans..Put LB-Vic Beasley on NFI-failed physical list
Miami..Put CB-Xavierian Howard on Covid list

Bengals..CB-Trae Waynes-gets 2nd medical opinion on pec injury

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………..(Baseball)………….

Padres-W-Dodgers (6-2)…Manny Machado hits Grand Slam HR early…Dodgers commit two errors to open door for early rally…….San Diego (17-7)….Dodgers (11-7)…Padres move into tie for 2nd place with LA..

San Diego-LA..Wednesday game..Zach Davies (2-1)-vs-Julio Urias (1-0)

Padres-Atlanta…San Diego purchases contract 1B-Yonder Alonso…33Y-veteran returns to San Diego after stops with A’s-White Sox-Atlanta…will go to taxi squad

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Angels-W-A’s (6-0)..Anthony Rendon HR..Juan Castro 2R-HR….Halos (7-11)…A’s had won 10-in row-streak snapped.. (12-6)

Angels-Athletics..Wednesday matchup..Griff Canning (0-2)-vs-Chris Bassitt (1-0)

Angels..DFA-P-Jose Rodriguez

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(Scoreboard)

Giants-Astros..Tied (6-6) in 9th at Press Time..Alex Bregman HR

Mariners-L-Rangers..Nick Solak 3RBIs for Rangers

Rockies-W-Arizona..Nolan Arenado 2R-HR..Colorado (12-5)

Twins-L-Brewers..Manny Pina 2-solo HRs..Jed Gyorko 2R-HR

Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Hunter Renfroe 2R-double..Boston (6-11)

Mets-L-Nationals..Trea Turner HR for Washington

Tigers-L-White Sox..Eloy Jiminez 3R-HR for Chicago

Cubs-W-Indians..Jason Heyward 3R-HR..Chicago (11-3)

Orioles-W-Phillies..Austin Hays 2R-HR-Baltimore..Phils waste 3HRs

Braves-L-Yankees..Luke Voit 3R-HR..NY (11-6)

Royals-L-Reds..Joey Votto RBI-double in 10th..

Marlins-L-Toronto..Bo Bichette 3R-HR..game in Buffalo

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(MLB)

MLB..Suspends A’s OF-Ramon Laureano 6-games for fight with Houston..Suspends Astros coach Alex Citron 20-games for coming off bench to trigger incident with Laureano.

Indians..Will discipline P-Zach Plesac and P-Mike Clevinger for breaking health protocols and leaving team hotel…Clevinger did not tell team…and travelled on team plane exposing everyone…Indians clubhouse furious that 1-guy could risk everyone else health.

Toronto…Blue Jays play 1st ‘home game’ in Buffalo Bisons Stadium after 13-games on road.

MLB..Continues discussion about adopting a ‘bubble format’ for post season playoff games in October.

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(Roster Moves)

Braves..Option P-Sean Newcomb to taxi squad
Yankees..Callup OF-Clint Frazier
Mariners..Callup P-Bryan Shaw
Texas..DFA-1B-Greg Birdy
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Nick Tropeano-ex Angels-Yankees
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Seth Frankoff-ex Phillies

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(Injuries)

Pirates..Put P-Joe Musgrove on DL-inflamed tricep
Tigers..DL-1B-CJ Cron-sprained knee
Tigers..DL-P-Buck Farmer-groin
Yankees..DL-OF-Giancarlo Stanton-hamstring
Mariners..DL-P-Carl Edwards-forearm
Atlanta..OF-Ron Acuna-wrist injury-out of lineup
Tampa Bay..Shutdown P-Brandon McKay-shoulder

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…………(Basketball)…………..

Clippers-Denver…Wednesday matchup….LA (47-23) on year

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(Scoreboard)

Brooklyn-W-Orlando..Tim Cabbarrot-Jeremiah Martin (24P) each.
Rockets-L-Spurs..Keldon Johnson (24P) for San Antonio
Suns-W-76ers..Devin Booker (35P) for red hot Suns.
Boston-W-Memphis..Jayson Tatum (29P)
Portland-W-Dallas..Damian Lillard (61P)
Kings-W-Pelicans..Harrison Barnes (25P) for Kings
Washington-L-Milwaukee..Brook Lopez (24P) for Bucks

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NY Knicks..Hire Kenny Payne-assistant-was at U-Kentucky

New Orleans..G-Lonzo Ball plays poorly in bubble..shooting (26%) from floor (19%) from arc.

Orlando..G-Terrance Ross returns to bubble after undergoing medical tests.

Donald Trump…continued twitter firestorm criticism of NBA..”NBA in bigger trouble than they understand”…..”Must stand for flag”…They cow-tow to China to make money”

NBA..Final games of seeding schedule…4-teams fighting for final spot in West playoffs…Memphis (33-38)..Portland (33-39)…Phoenix (32-39)…San Antonio (31-38).

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…………..(Hockey)……………….

NHL Playoff Scoreboard:

Las Vegas-Chicago..Knights led (2-1) in 2nd Period-Press Time
Boston-Carolina..Game postponed till Wednesday morning
Calgary-W-Dallas..Flames kill off 6-on-4 power play end of game

Tampa Bay-W-Columbus…Braden Point scores on wrist shot thru screen in 5th overtime period for Lightning win…Tampa Bay had 55-shots on goal in 4th longest game in NHL history…Blue Jackets goalie Joona Korpislao had NHL record 85-saves in game.
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(Schedule)

NY Islanders-vs-Washington..Young NY team vs Alex Ovechkin
Montreal-vs-Flyers..Habs red hot G-Carey Price
Arizona-Colorado..Upstart Coyotes vs hi scoring Avalanche
Vancouver-St Louis..Young Canucks vs Defending Cup champion.
Boston-Carolina..Rescheduled game from Tuesday night

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Penguins..GM-Jim Rutherford..”Something wrong-changes need be made”
Minnesota..GM-Bill Guerin..”Disappointed goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Winnipeg..Injured F-Mark Schiefele not suffer torn Achilles..absolves Matt Tkachuk any wrong doing.

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…………….(General)…………

Soccer…Hot Spurs sign F-Pierre Hojbjerg-ex Southampton

NASCAR…Spire Motorsports buys Leavine Racing….had bought Front Row Motorsports last year…will run 2-car team in 2021.

Indy 500…Entry list 33-cars for next weekend race…8-former winners..5-rookies in field.

JMI…Erik Judson joins Toll Brothers to design potential new San Diego Sports Arena as part of sports-entertainment complex in Midway Sports District…Toll had already proposed allowing San Diego Loyal to build soccer stadium as part of complex.

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