Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday
Padres-W-Arizona (7-2)….1st win of Cactus League schedule..
..Fernando Tatis Grand Slam HR onto hillside
..Trent Grisham stole home
..CJ Abrams triple
..Manny Machado-Eric Hosmer combined (0-6)
..Wil Myers (1-3)
Padres-Milwaukee…Wednesday game..Blake Snell to start
Padres…Sign FA-P-Riley Yeatman-Australia-top ranked pitcher
Padres…Signed FA-P-Victor Lizarraga-Mexico..1M-bonus
Padres..P-Jose Castillo-possibly reinjures elbow in first BP session…had thrown two bullpens this past week…left mound after 6-pitches on Tuesday in pain…has pitched just 1-inning since 2018 with elbow-forearm-shoulder issues and 2-surgeries.
Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet throws first live BP session.
Dodgers-Giants…Tied (1-1)..Walker Beuhler-Dustin May combine (4inn-0R-2H) in tie game.
Dodgers-vs-Reds…Wednesday night game
Angels-L-Reds (7-5)..Jose Iglesias 3R-HR..Andrew Heaney (2.1inn-1R)…Halos built (5-2) lead…Bullpen gave up 6R to Cincinnati in loss
Angels..3B-Anthony Rendon talks about Manager Joe Maddon
..Calls him ‘Nutcase’
..Don’t know what goes on his mind-what comes out of mouth
..Don’t correlate what thinks-says
MLB..Postpones start of AAA-season for 1-full month from April 4th to first week of May…Wants all minor leaguers vaccinated….Also plans to have MLB teams use alternate training sight for taxi squad players…
Indians..The ‘Athletic’ writes Cleveland President Chris Antonetti lied to media..’knew’ sexual indiscretions with then pitching coach Mickey Callaway
..12-women come forward saying Callaway harrassed them
..Husband of Cleveland woman said Callaway had affair with wife
..Husband contacted Indians front office about porno material
..Women worked for Indians called Callaway ‘creepy’
..Wives of major league players were told ‘stay away from him’
..Callaway hit on girlfriends of minor league players he coached
..Had affairs with women he brought on road-stayed team hotel
..Phoenix police officer investigated Callaway during spring training
Cubs..GM-Jed Hoyer says his two years as GM with Padres..owners gave him payroll of (38.5M and 40M) to operate team.
Arizona..OF-Kole Calhoun-torn meniscus in knee.
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Jarrod Dyson
Tampa Bay..P-Michael Wacha (1inn-0H)
Boston..P-Martin Perez (1inn-1-hit)
White Sox..P-Lucas Giolito (2inn-4K)
Tigers..P-Casey Mize (2inn-0H-3K)
Braves..P-Isn Anderson (2inn-0R)
Yankees..P-Jeff Montgomery (2inn-1R)
Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwrigfht (2inn-0H)
Toronto..P-Steven Matz (2inn-0R)
Phillies..P-Zach Wheller (2inn-0R)
Toronto..P-Marcus Strohman (2inn-0H)
A’s..P-Parker Dunshee (2inn-0H)
Seattle..P-Yusei Kikuchi (2inn-1R)
Cleveland..P-Adam Plutko (2inn-0R)
Royals..P-Jeff Junis (2inn-0R)
Texas..OF-Joey Gallo 2HRs
Texas..P-Kohei Arihara (2inn-3R-5H).
Lakers-Suns…Phoenix led (86-83) at Press Time in 4th quarter…LeBron James (24P)…Devin Booker-D’Andre Ayton (17P) each…Chris Paul (0-1) shooting thru 3-quarters of play…Tuesday night games…Lakers (24-10) entering game.
Lakers…Put C-Marc Gasol on Covid list
Clippers-L-Boston (117-112)….Celtics hit 16-3’s…Kemba Walker (25P)…Boston 6-in double figures….Paul George-Reggie Jackson combined (57P) in LA loss..Tuesday night action…Clippers (24-12)
Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard-sits out with back spasms
Lakers-at-Sacramento…Wednesday road game …Kings (13-21)
Atlanta..Hawks fire Coach Lloyd Pierce with (14-20) record….Report star G-Trae Young went to ownership saying Pierce had ‘lost the team’….Nate McMillan will be interim coach…ex head coach Seattle-Portland-Indiana (661-588) record…Hawks have had 5-major injuries and 84-man games lost in 2-months.
Houston..Rockets lost 12-in row…about to stockpile pics..Put Victor Oladipo..PJ Tucker..Eric Gordon on trade block
Minnesota..G-Ricky Rubio-critical of team’s ‘bad work habits’….Timberwolves (7-28) on season
Sacramento..Lose F-Rob Woodard-4W-hamstring injury
Toronto..Put 5-players into isolation including ex Aztecs-Malachi Flynn and high scoring G-Fred Van Vleet..on Covid listi
Aztecs-at-UNLV…Wednesday game…SDSU (19-4) goes for 20th win of season…Rebels (11-12) on year..but (7-1) at home…SDSU won 10-in row…State (31-11) vs Rebels in last 15-years.
NIT…Moves post season tourney from Madison Square Garden to Dallas…Will cut field from 32-teams to 16-teams this spring
Denver University..Fire Coach Rod Billups (48-94)..(2-19) in conference
Binghamton University..Fire coach Tommy Dempsey (71-194)
Florida State..Give coach Leonard Hamilton-4Y-extension
Creighton..Coach Greg McDermott apologizes for using word ‘plantation’ while yelling at his players.
UCLA-vs-Oregon..Wednesday night..Bruins (17-6)..Ducks (17-5)
USC-vs-Stanford..Wednesday game..Trojans (19-6)
Kansas City…Lawyer for family of 5-year old girl-critically injured in alcohol crash involving Asst Coach Britt Reid-says the girl has permanent brain damage and cannot walk
NFL..Opens window for unsigned free agents to visit teams for physicals and meetings after they have Rapid Covid test.
Minnesota…Release veteran TE-Kyle Rudolph..(48TDs)..8M cap
Jets..Release DE-Henry Anderson..clears (8.2M) cap space
Miami..Release LB-Kyle Van Noy-clears (9.2M) cap space
Pittsburgh..Will not offer RB-James Conner a contract extension
Tampa Bay…Signs FA-DE-Noah Spence-former #1 pick
Dallas..Reopens contract talks with QB-Dak Prescott…Has 1-week before they have to decide on franchise tag him…Would cost team (37.7M) cap space.
Bengals..Workout FA-S-Ricardo Allen-ex Atlanta
SDSU…Will open spring football practice on March 15th.
Holiday Bowl…Longtime radio executive Bob Bolinger named President of Holiday Bowl…1st challenge will be to secure lease to move Bowl game into Petco Park next December
Pac 12..Releases 2021 football-non conference-schedule
,,UCLA plays LSU-Fresno-Hawaii
..USC meets San Jose-BYU-Notre Dame
..Arizona faces BYU
..ASU meets BYU
..Stanford faces Notre Dame
..Oregon goes against Ohio State
..Oregon State plays Purdue-Iowa State
..Cal plays TCU
..Utah faces BYU
..Washington meets Michigan
..Washington State goes against BYU..
Ducks-Blues..Wednesday…Anaheim winless in last 7-games…(6-10-6) on season
Ducks..C-Issac Lundestrom coming off ‘hat trick’ in Monday night loss
Kings-Arizona…LA (9-7-4) heading into Wednesday game
Gulls-at-Ontario…San Diego (7-4) heading into AHL game-Wednesday
Columbus..Ownership gives Coach John Tortorella-vote of confidence..teams is (8-10-5) fallen into 6th place
Pittsburgh..Star Sidney Crosby placed on Covid list because of close contact.
Ottawa…C-Derek Stepan-shoulder surgery-out for year
Montreal..Will rotate G-Carey Price with backup Jake Allen
..Price in (1-4-1) slump..(.888) save percentage..(3.49-GAA)
..Allen has (2.12-GAA)
Chelsea..Team concerned about continued health problems of young American star Christian Pulisic…has played only 192-minutes this year while battling hamstring-calf injuries.