Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on January 13th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Basketball)…………

Aztecs head to Utah State for Thursday game…Aggies won 8-in row and (6-0) in Mountain West Conference….SDSU (8-2)

Indiana..Hoosiers announce passing F-Wayne¬†Radford..part of Bobby Knight’s unbeaten team in 1976 with Kent Benson..Scott May..Quinn Buckner..had heart issues..was (64Y)

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Houston (117-100)…Lakers jump out to (28-10) lead in lst quarter…scored 71-points in first half..had 26-point lead enroute to win…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (45P-18R) ..Tuesday night…LA (9-3)…James Harden continues poor play-shooting (5-16)

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City..Wednesday
Clippers-New Orleans…Wednesday
Utah-Washington….becomes 6th game cancelled by virus on Wednesday

Brooklyn..NBA investigate video..Kyree Irving went to party-no masks worn..has missed 4-games in a row.

NBA..Fines Lakers-Markieff Morris (35,000)…Rockets-DeMarcus Cousins (10,000) for flagrant fouls-fight over weekend.

Cleveland..G-Matthew Delladvedova fails concussion protocol-remains out of workouts

Washington…Wizards shutdown practice after 2-more positive tests
San Antonio..Asst coach Becky Hammon tests positive-Covid

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(Football)

Chargers…Lose 3-coaches off staff…Raiders hire Def Coord-Gus Bradley…DB-coach Ron Milus…LB-coach Richard Smith…also ask for permission to interview Off Coord-Shane Steichen of Bolts

Chargers..Seattle Seahawks ask for permission to interview Bolts Off Coord-Shane Steichen.

New England..Coach Bill Belichick cancels plans for White House visit for Medal of Freedom ceremony.

Steelers..Club faces major salary cap issues..QB-Ben Roethlisberger has (41.1M) cap figure next year in final year of contract….Could restructure his contract…If they release him or retires-take (22M) cap hit.

Eagles…Refuse allegations they chose QB-Carson Wentz over Coach Doug Pederson..in making coaching change.

Eagles..Will interview Todd Bowles-Tampa Bay..
Eagles..Will interview Arthur Smith-Titans
Eagles..Will interview Robert Saleh-49ers

Jets..2nd interview with Robert Saleh-ex 49ers

Houston..Schedules interview with Eric Bienemy

Seattle..Fire Off Coor-Brian Schottenheimer after team fell apart on offense final 7-weeks season
Chicago..Def Coor-Chuck Pagano retires after 2-years on job.

Raiders..Hire Gus Bradley-Def Coord-ex Chargers
Raiders..Hires Ron Milus-DB coach-LB coach Richard Smith-ex Chargers

Washington..Interviews Martin Mayhew..ex GM-Detroit-49ers
Lions..Interview Brad Holmes-Rams a 2nd time for GM job

Carolina..interview Omar Khan-Steelers..Scott Fitterer-Seattle for GM job
Denver..2nd interview George Paton-Vikings..for GM job
Seattle..Contract extension GM-John Schnieder-thru 2027

NFL..Agrees to add 2-minutes advertising for networks to help makeup for financial hits TV partners took

NFL..Says only 3-positive covid tests Wildcard weekend.

Raiders..DUI charges dropped against RB-Josh Jacobs…tested below Blood Alcohol Count level…fell asleep at wheel of car.

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(Roster Moves)

Bills..Sign FA-RB-Davonta Freeman-ex Giants-Falcons
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Paul Perkins-ex Giants
Titans…Sign FA-QB-DeShone Kizer-ex Packers-Browns

Colts..LT-Anthony Constanzo retiring because of injuries

Washington..DE-Ryan Kerrigan says he will test FA market
Washington..Ron Rivera wants young developmental QB on roster
Washington..QB-Alex Smith not ready to decide on next year..2Y left on contract.

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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay..IR-LB-Kevin Minter-Covid test
Saints..Activate S-DJ Swearinger from Covid IR list
Chiefs..Activate LB-Anthony Hitchens from Covid IR list
Browns..IR-CB-Robert Jackson-hamstring..OG-Mike Dunn-calf
Browns..LB-BJ Goodson-shoulder issue
Bills..IR-RB-Zach Moss-ankle injury

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(College Football)

Alabama-Ohio State…Championship game had lowest TV ratings in playoff history…(18.4M-vieweres) drop of 3M from a year ago.

Oklahoma…Coach Lincoln Riley (45-8)…contacted by Eagles for interview
Northwestern..Coach Pat Fitzgerald turns down 3-interview offers
Alabama..Talking to Bill O’Brien-ex Houston Texans-about Off Coor job
Tennessee..Hire Kevin Steele-Def Coord-ex Auburn
Louisiana-Monroe…Terry Bowden hires ex WVU-Michigan-Arizona coach Rich Rodrigeuz-Off Coord
Colorado..Fire Ty Simmers-Def Coord

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………….(Baseball)………..

Angels-Cubs..Open trade talks for C-Will Contreras..Cubs want young pitching in deal.

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(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Liam Hendricks-ex A’s
Texas..Sign FA-C-Drew Butera-ex A’s-Reds

Mets….Open contract talks with FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Indians

Miami-Boston..Open trade talks about deal for OF-Andrew Benetendi

Giants..Sign FA-SS-Aris Alcantra-ex Cubs

Texas..Veteran P-Corey Kluber to throw 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday infront of 23-teams…has pitched in just 8-games in two years with arm problems.

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…………….(Hockey)………….

Gulls…Land Anaheim Ducks¬†#1-pick D-Jamie Drysdale..starts season in AHL while Ontario Hockey League remains shutdown..18-year old top pick for Anaheim

Gulls…1st major roster cuts by Ducks..sent to Gulls camp:
..D-Simon Benoit
..D-Hunter Drew
..D-Josh Mahura
..G-Luka Dostal
..C-Chase DeLeo
..F-Andrew Poturalski
..C-Brandon Groulx
..F-Jack Kopacka
..F-Antoine Morand
..F-Jacob Perrault
..F-Brayden Tracey

Gulls..Sign C-Alex Dostie..D-Jeremy Roy to free agent contracts

Kings..Send F-Rasmus Kaspari…F-Sam Fagemo..F-Tyler Madden..F-Akil Thomas to AHL-Ontario Reign

AHL…Covid Roster Rule…Teams must have 14-skaters and 2-goalies active to play a game if there are any outbreaks…

NHL..Season opens on Wednesday with 5-games…Top games-Toronto-vs-Montreal….Edmonton-vs-Vancouver

NHL..Commissioner Gary Bettman says Teams will lose ‘North of 1-B this year”…..”Losing more money by playing compared to not playing”

San Jose..F-Evander Kane files for bankruptcy…has 26M-in debts-defaulting on business loans…has 29M left on contract.

Boston…announce will retire #22 uniform of former Gulls-Willie O’Ree who broke the color barrier

Carolina..Sign FA-G-Anton Forsborg-ex Edmonton
Devils..Sign FA-F-Eric Comrie-ex Winnipeg
Nashville..Sign FA-D-Lucas Sbisa-ex Winnipeg

Blackhawks..Give GM-Jeremy Colliton-2 year extension

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…………..(General)…………

English Premier League..Mid Week games
..Manchester United-W-Burnley..Paul Pogba scores (71′)
..Everton-W-Wolverhampton..Mike Keane goal (77′)
..Sheffield-W-Newcastle…United scores on penalty shot (73’)

IOC…Kyodo News Agency-Japan does poll of Tokyo residents…81%-want IOC to postpone July Olympics till-2022…Does not believe it is safe to import 15,000-athletes-trainers-coaches into Tokyo for 3-weeks Olympics.

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