Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on August 26th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…Owner Ron Fowler confirms that MLB is evaluating possibly using Petco Park…Dodgers Stadium…Angels Stadium as ‘hubs’ for possible playoff game bubbles….Says MLB has not revealed game plan whether it would be for all postseason games or later in month of October….No decision yet whether fans would be allowed to attend any postseason games.

Padres…GM-AJ Preller compliments Fernando Tatis-Manny Machado in mid-season assessment of team….”Tatis is the fire…Manny is the ice”

Padres-L-Seattle…Lowly Mariners stun Chris Paddack with 4-runs early…led (8-3) late in game at press time….JP Crawford 2R-HR..RBI double..Evan White 3-hits for Seattle…Paddack (5inn-6R-8H) in rocky outing… San Diego (18-13)….had won 7-in row…Mariners (12-19) on season.

San Diego-Mariners..Wednesday matchups,,Dinelson Lamet (2-1)-vs-Taijuan Walker (2-2)

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Dodgers-Giants…..LA led (6-4) at press time…Max Muncy 3R-HR…LA was  (22-8)….SF (14-16)

LA-San Francisco…Wednesday pitchers…Clayton Kershaw (3-1)-vs-Kevin Gausman (1-1)

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Angels-L-Houston (6-3)..1st game..Astros score 5R-1st inning

Angels-W-Houston..(12-5)..2nd game….Shohei Ohtani 2R-double..Jo Adell RBI-double…Halos (10-22)…Astros (17-14)

Angels..Callup P-Jaime Barria from taxi squad.

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(Scoreboard)

Red Sox-W-Toronto….Mitch Moreland RBI single..RBI double .Boston (10-20)

Rays-W-Orioles..Rays P-Tyler Glasnow 13Ks..Hunter Renfroe 2R-HR..Manny Margot solo HR..Tampa Bay (20-11)

Twins-L-Indians..Shane Bieber 10Ks..Francisco Lindor 2R-HR…Minnesota (20-11)..Tribe (18-12)

A’s-W-Rangers..Matt Olson 3R-HR…Marcus Siemian 2R-HR…Athletics (21-10)

Cubs-L-Tigers…Jon Schoop Grand Slam HR…Chicago (18-11)

Yankees-Braves…Rained out…NY (16-9)..Atlanta (16-12)

White Sox-W-Pirates..Lucas Giolito throws ‘no hitter’….Buccos (7-18)..Sox (18-12)

Royals-W-Cardinals..Ryan O’Hearn HR..RBI double in KC win

Rockies-Arizona…Tied (3-3) at Press time…Matt Kemp-Nolan Arenado RBI doubles for Colorado

Mets-L-Miami..1st game..Miguel Rojas 2R-single
Mets-Miami..2nd game..Marlins led (2-0) press time-Brian Anderson 2R-double

Reds-L-Brewers..Mat Gamel RBI double

Phillies-W-Washington..JT Realmuto 3R-HR.

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(Injuries)

Arizona..DL-P-Merrill Kelly-shoulder impingement
Texas..Activate C-Rob Chirinos from DL
Cubs..Activate P-Jose Quintana…P-Tyler Chatwood from DL.
Cubs…DL-3B-Kris Bryant-finger injury
Tampa..P-Yonny Chirinos-surgery-elbow

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(Roster Moves)

Indians..Callup P-Mike Clevinger from taxi squad after 10-days of discipline measures for violating health protocols

Reds..Callup P-Jess Biddle from taxi squad

White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Yolmer Sanchez-ex Giants
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Cubs-Dodgers
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Carson Fulmer-ex Tigers

White Sox..Release P-Bryan Mitchell…P-Adalbert Mejia
Reds..DFA-P-Cody Reed
Texas..DFA-2B-Rob Refsnyder
Miami..DFA-C-Ryan Lavarnway

Indians..Option P-Logan Allen to taxi squad
A’s..Option C-Austin Allen to taxi squad

Yankees-Indians…Open trade talks for Tribe P-Mike Clevinger…Indians interested in 3B-Miguel Andujar and OF-Clint Frazier….Yankees have had 6-pitchers on DL with injuries and Covid issues.

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(MLB)

MLB network…Hires ex Yankees-Texas-Orioles-Arizona manager Buck Showalter to be in studio analyst.

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……………..(Basketball)……………..

(Scoreboard)

Clippers-W-Dallas (154-111)…Kawhi Leonard-Paul George combine (67P)…built 22-point lead early…shot 68% in first half…LA leads series (3-2)

Denver-W-Utah (117-107)…Jamal Murray (42P) in Nuggets win… ….Jazz up (3-2)

(Schedule)

Lakers-Portland…LA leads (3-1) coming off 150-point outburst in Monday night win.

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76ers…Interested in interviewing ex Cavs coach Tyronne Lue for vacant Philadelphis head coaching job…Also interested in Villanova coach Jay Wright.

76ers..GM-Elton Brand says Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons are ‘untouchables in trade talks’

Dallas..F-Kristaps Porzingas out with bruised knee

Portland..2nd MRI on knee G-Damien Lillard.

Boston..G-Javonte Green-out 3W-knee scope..already without F-Gordon Hayward.

Cleveland…Lose C-Ante Zizic…signs with Maccabi-Tel Aviv.

NBA…Says it is going ahead with plans to allow family members of four to join players in NBA bubble in Atlanta on August 31st.

Lakers…Columnist Jason Whitlock-who is black-rips LeBron James for his public comments on shooting of victim in Kenosha, Wisconsin….Labelled LeBron as a ‘bigot’…called James ‘ignorant’ for not knowing facts….said Josh Blake had a knife when confronted by police…was wanted on sexual assault warrant…had history of domestic abuse…Accused LeBron of ‘spreading fear’.

Lakers…LeBron James-heading NBA coalition will fund the hiring of poll workers to work in black precincts to help get the vote out.

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…………..(Football)……………..

Chargers-Rams-49ers…announce no fans will be allowed in stadiums to open the season in September.

Chargers…WR-Mike Williams to be out 6-weeks with sprained shoulder…Club preparing to have to play 4-games without WR-who caught 41-passes for (1,001Y) last season…injured shoulder diving for football without shoulder pads….Teams searching for WR-help opposite Keenan Allen….”Looking at”
..WR-Darius Jennings-ex Titans
..WR-Jason Moore-on developmental squad
..WR-Joe Reed-drafted from Virginia
..WR-KJ Hill-drafted from Ohio State-but has been hurt

Chargers…Have cap space to sign a veteran free agent-available”
..Demaryius Thomas-ex Broncos-Jets veteran
..Dwayne Harris-ex Raiders-Cowboys
..Taylor Gabriel-ex Bears-Falcons
..Jordan Matthews-ex 49ers-Eagles
..Ryan Grant-ex Packers
..Kevin White-ex Bears

Chargers..OC-Mike Pouncey returns to team after trip to Florida for family funeral.

Chargers..to hold full scrimmage inside So-Fi Stadium on Thursday.

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(Teams)

Detroit…Lions do not hold practice on Tuesday-meet instead to discuss social unrest related to shooting in Wisconsin.

Raiders..GM-Mike Mayock praises QB-Derek Carr-leadership…’it’s his team now’

Steelers..rave about 2nd round draft pick WR-Chase Claypool-pushing for starting job.

Hall of Fame…Adds longtime Steelers scout Bill Nunn to ‘Hall of Fame ballot-Contributor class’….Scout who uncovered gems playing at small black colleges…Joe Green-John Stallworth-Joe Gilliam-Ernie Holmes.

NFL…Will allow TV Network broadcast crews to work from stadiums this year instead of relegating them to studios

Arizona..Sign CB-Budda Baker to (4Y-59M) extension

NFL…Longtime exec Vince Casey passes away (78Y)..helped with stats-information for decades in league office under Pete Rozelle-Paul Tagliabue.

Kansas City…DT-Mike Pennel suspended 2-games for NFL drug violation.

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(Roster Moves)

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones say he will meet with agent for ex Ravens-Seattle safety Earl Thomas.

Ravens..Sign FA-WR-DeAndrew White-ex Carolina
Ravens..Sign FA-P-Johnnie Townsend-ex Raiders
Jets..Sign FA-RB-Pete Guerriero-Monmouth College (1,995Y) rushing
49ers..Sign FA-TE-Eric Swoopes-ex Colts
Rams..Sign FA-LB-Derrick Moncrief-ex Raiders

Rams..Release QB-Josh Love-ex San Jose State

Vikings..Workout FA-LB-Bryce Hager-ex Eagles-Rams
Titans..Workout FA-LB-Will Compton-ex Raiders
Bucs..Workout FA-WR-Greg Dortch-ex Jets
49ers..Workout FA-WR-Kevin White-ex Bears

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(Injuries)

Browns..S-Grant Delpit-torn Achilles-to miss season
49ers..DE-Nick Bosa-could miss 2-weeks with leg muscle strain
49ers..WR-Brandon Alyuk-hamstring injury-could be out 4W
Vikings..LB-Cam Smith-open heart surgery-damaged valve
Saints..IR-LB-Jon Bademosi-reinjures foot

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Longtime coach Kevin McGarry leaves SDSU to take Defensive consultant job at Syracuse University on Dino Babers staff…Was head coach at USD for 8-years..spent 11-years at San Diego State working as coach and recruiting coordinator under Brady Hoke-Rocky Long.

UCLA…OT-Jake Burton to transfer to play this season
Tennessee..Announces Vols will play to 20% fan capacity

College Football Playoff….Committee announces it will hold playoff games at the end of season from teams in SEC-ACC-Big 12.

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……………(Hockey)……………

(Playoff Scoreboard)

Vancouver-W-Las Vegas (4-1)…Tyler Toffoli scores (:09) into game…Bo Horvat scores (:18) into third period…Canucks tie series (1-1)….

Boston-L-Tampa Bay (4-3)..Ondrej Palet scores in goal mouth scramble in overtime…Series tied (1-1)…

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(NHL Notes)

Toronto-Pittsburgh….Trade…Leafs deal F-Kasperi Kapanen..D-Jesper Lindgren..F-Pontus Aberg to Penguins for #1-draft pick…C-Evan Rodrigues..C-Filip Hollander…D-Dave Warsofsky….Kapanen scored 33-goals in 2Y with Leafs…Deals nets Toronto a #1-pick and 3.2M in cap space….Penguins add firepower.

Columbus…NHL fines coach John Tortorerello (25,000) for condescending-abusive treatment of media during playoffs….4th fine of year against Blue Jackets coach….has been fined (162,000).

Calgary…run out of playoffs…confirms F-Matthew Tkachuck (concussion)..D-Rasmus Anderson (broken foot)…F-Sam Bennett (torn tricep) during final 2-games of series.

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………..(General)……………..

PGA-Champions Tour….Phil Mickelson shoots (10-under-61) in opening round of first senior tour event.

Indy 500…Distributes purse of 7.5M-to teams-drivers….down 50% from last year’s record 15M in prize money….Winner Takuma Sato gets (1.3M)…lowest prize money since 1991…because of fan lockout-loss of sponsorships due to Covid virus.

Soccer…LAFC-loses F-Carlos Vela for 6-weeks-sprained knee.

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