Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(Baseball)……………..

Padres…GM-AJ Preller talks about train of thought this off season
..Build pitching staff sustainable 4-or-5 years.
..Looking at internal options to add to pitching staff
..Want to figure out best combo for bullpen-Yates-Rosenthal
..Tatis burst onto the scene-super exciting-talking extension

Padres..contact Cincinnati to discuss possible Sonny Gray trade
Padres..continue talks with Tampa Bay about P-Blake Snell

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(MLB)

MLB…USA Today quoting owners in both leagues…Discussing delay to start the season…push back till May…May play 120-games…Want all players and staff to have vaccine before starting season…Would push spring training back from February to April

Union…Reiterates wants a full 162-game schedule and full pay.

Scott Boras…Agent tells national media that MLB needs to hire a CEO to run business side of the game and let Rob Manfred run the structural side of baseball….Boras of opinion that every major league team made money last year despite Manfred’s statements that MLB lost 3B in revenues.

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(Roster Moves)

Texas-Seattle..Trade..Rangers deal P-Rafael Montero to Mariners.

Washington..Sign FA-P-Luis Avilan…ex Yankees-Mets-Braves
Yankees…Sign FA-P-Matt Bowman-ex Cardinals
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Ian Kroll..ex Washington-Atlanta-Angels
Blue Jays..Sign FA-1B-Tyler White-ex Dodgers-Astros

Phillies..Open negotiations with FA-OF-Jackie Bradley-ex Red Sox

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……….(Football)…………

Chargers….10-players on injured list-either did not practice on Tuesday or were very limited….Among those out..DE-Joey Bosa-shin..OT-Brian Bulaga-concussion….Limited in practice..WR-Keenan Allen-back..TE-Hunter Henry-hip…RB-Austin Ekeler-back…Chargers play Raiders on Thursday night.

Chargers..Off Coord-Shane Steichlen refuses to comment on controversial blown play call at end of first half in Atlanta game…only to say ‘we’ll fix it’.

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(NFL)

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger being criticized-too many audible calls away from running game..Pittsburgh struggled 4-weeks in a row moving football.

Chicago..DE-Mario Edwards under investigation after being charged with domestic abuse for incident in October.

Detroit…Lions hire former LB-Chris Spielman as Assistant to President of team.

NFL..Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL will not step into line to try and buy vaccines before NFL playoffs.

NFL…Says it will not mandate teams use a hotel bubble for the playoffs…says NFL risks greater spread by keeping players and staffs locked up in hotels each week during playoffs.

NFL…Reveals test results last week….(41,875-tests….45-positive tests)

Carolina..Coach Matt Rhule says he will not be holding ‘tryouts’ for next years team during final 3-weeks of season

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(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Release K-Livin Hajrullahu-Visa problems..was in CFL 2019
Packers..Release OT-Ryan Pope
Houston..Release K-Brett Maher
Vikings..Release WR-Tajae Sharp
Jets..Release K-Sergio Castillo..was (8-15) on FGs
49ers..Release DE-Alex Barrett
Seattle..Release LB-Ray Ray Armstrong

Colts..Sign FA-LB-Chris Covington-ex Cowboys

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(Injuries)

Washington..QB-Alex Smith-not practicing-calf issue
Serattle..TE-Greg Olson-cleared workout-coming off arch sprain
Ravens..QB-Trace McSorley-sprained knee-no ligament damage
Browns..S-Alex Senjedo-concussion
Houston..DT-Brandon Dunn-IR-fractured pelvis
Houston..LB-Justin Reed-broken hand
Miami..WR-Davante Parker-hamstring
Raiders..IR-WR-Henry Rugg-Covid test…(18YPC)
Steelers..RB-James Connor-quad injury

Colts..P-Rigo Sanchez-cleared to practice-2 weeks after cancer surgery

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(College Football)

College Football Poll…1-Alabama..2-Notre Dame..3-Clemson..4-Ohio State…5-Texas AM…8-Cincinnati despite being unbeaten…Unbeaten Coastal Carolina ranked 12th…Unbeaten USC ranked 13th.

CFB Panel…Draws criticism for ranking Florida 7th after it lost to LSU…ranking Georgia 8th-not beaten a top 25-team this season..dropping unbeaten Cincinnati to 9th….Having 3-teams with 2-losses each ranked ahead of unbeaten teams

Auburn…Wants to interview Mario Cristobal-Oregon..Huge Freeze-Libderty…Kevin Steele-Baylor for War Eagles coaching job.

Illinois..Wants to interview Army head coach Jeff Monken..Lance Leipold-Buffalo for vacant Illini job.

Arizona…Interested in talking to Guz Malzahn-ex Auburn….Chris Peterson-ex Boise State….Luke Fickell-Cincinnati for Wildcats job.

Virginia Tech…Vote Confidence coach Justin Fuente after (5-6) season…is (43-32) with Hokies.

ACC…Hires Jim Phillips-as Commissioner…was AD-Northwestern

Aztecs…National signing day-Wednesday…SDSU expects to sign 20-to-23-players….Biggest recruit is 6’4-QB-Will Haskell-Ironwood High-Arizona….(2300APY-30TD) playing for small school in state.

Aztecs…5-players named 1st team all Mountain West Conferrence…OT-Kyle Spalding..DE-Cam Thomas..DE-Kaden McDonald…CB-Darren Hall…S-Tariq Thompson….4-players named to 2nd team…6-Honorable mention.

Mountain West Conference…Player of Year..QB-Carson Strong-Nevada
..Coach of Year-Brett Brennan-San Jose State.

Big 10..Cancels Michigan-Iowa as Covid outbreaks worsen at UM.

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…………….(Basketball)…………….

Lakers-Suns…Wednesday night preseason game…G-Talen Horton-Tucker has (18-31) points in first two games.

Toronto..Malachi Flynn continues to excel in Raptors games…Ex-Aztec had 17-points-3 assist in second game…after scoring 9-points in first game

Charlotte..Ex-Aztec Jalen McDaniels has had games of (9-15) for Hornets in preseason.

Charlotte…Rookie LaMelo Ball (3-15) shooting in first two preseason games

UCLA…Cancels Long Beach State non conference game for second time in a week with Covid issues.

USC…Cancels game with USF-covid issues

Florida..Family of F-Keyontae Johnson says player has come out of a coma after suffering possible heart arrhythmia in game on weekend.

Duke…F-Jalen Johnson suffers broken foot…Frehman averaging (11PPG) for Blue Devils.

Bucks..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo signs ‘Max Extension’ contract…(5Y-228M) to take himself off free agent list.

NBA G-League….”Ignite Team” signs G-Jeremy Lin to join five high school stars who will play in G-League this season.

Golden State…1st round pick C-James Wiseman rejoins team from Covid list..Goes thru first practice on Tuesday.

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………………(Hockey)…………….

Wayne Gretzky….Police in Brantford, Ontario arrest two ringleaders who robbed the Gretzky home of 500,000 of memorabilia…Police raided 5-homes in Brantford recovering items taken from Walter Gretzky home.

Anaheim Ducks…Send young goalies Roman Durny-Ollie Ericksson Ek to ECHL-Tulsa to start the season…Both likely to wind up with San Diego Gulls.

San Jose..F-Milker Karlsson signs to play with Skelleftea-Sweden
Penguins..Hi scoring AHL F-Adam Johnson signs with Malmo-Sweden

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……….(General)…………..

Fernando Alonso….signs to drive for newly formed Alpine Racing in F-1 next year….Alpine is former Renault team…Alonson replaces Daniel Ricciardi.

English Premier League…
..Manchester City-Ties-West Brom…City gives up own goal
..Wolverhampton-W-Chelsea…Petro Neto scores (95′) for Wolves

EPL…Top games on Wednesday
..Liverpool-Hot Spur
..Arsenal-Southampton
..Everton-Leicester City

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