Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on March 31st, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

(March Madness)

Gonzaga-W-USC (86-55)…Zags forced 6-turovers into baskets in first 6-minutes of game to create blowout situation…Led (17-4) and then (36-15)….C-Drew Timme had 11-points in first 7-minutes for Bulldogs….Timme finished (23P)..Corey Kispert-Jalen Suggs (18P) each….Zags had 21-assists on 33-baskets..put on a clinin in ball screens-cuts-back door passes in going to (30-0) on the season….Zags play UCLA on Saturday.

UCLA-W-Michigan (51-49)…Bruins forward Johnny Jerzang was 1-man wrecking crew (28P)…scored 12 points in a row in first half to get UCLA the lead…came off gimpy ankle..hit key basket (:50) left and a free throw to seal the win….UCLA defense shutoff Michigan in final 2-minutes…Wolverines missed their final 8-shots of the game including 3-3’s when they had good looks trying to get the lead…UCLA-Gonzaga on Saturday

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(Basketball Notes)

Utah State…Aggies C-Neemias Queta files for NBA draft…averaged (14P-1-R-3BS) per game

Kentucky..lands G-Kellan Grady (17PPG)-transfer-Davidson
USD..lands G-Jace Towsend-transfer Denver Univ (19PPG)
USD..loses C-Yanhen Massalski (6’10)..transfers..(9P-8R)
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(NBA

Clippers-L-Orlando (103-96)…Otto Porter-Wendel Carter come off bench combine (24P)…Magic explode for 66P in 2nd half in come from behind win….Magic (22-25) from free throw line…Snap Clips win streak…LA won 6-in row..(32-17)..Tuesday game

Lakers-Milwaukee..Wednesday game..Lakers (30-17)

Lakers..C-Andre Drummond says he will come in as a defender first-shooter-second.

Lakers..G-Dennis Shroeder rejects (4Y-84M) extension

Brooklyn..F-LaMarcus Aldridge begins workouts with Nets
Bucks..Sign FA-G-Jeff Teague
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……..(Baseball)……….

Padres…Workout on Wednesday at Petco Park
Padres-Arizona..Home opener on Thursday afternoon-8,000 fans
Padres..Open season with 26-man roster-5 man taxi squad
Padres..Drop P-Chris Paddack to 5th in rotation after (10.64-ERA)

Dodgers-W-Angels (6-4)…Mookie Betts 2-solo HRs..Cody Bellinger 3R-HR..Will Smith HR..all off Halos P-Jose Quintana in LA win……Freeway series game Tuesday
Dodgers..Travel day-Wednesday..open season in Colorado-Thursday
Dodgers..Name Dustin May as starter..move David Price to bullpen

Angels..off day Wednesday
Angels..Open season Thursday with White Sox
Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani develops minor blister problem on hand

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(Injuries)

Arizona..Put P-Tyler Clippard on 60-day DL
Cardinals..Put P-Kwang Kim-Dakoda Hudson-OF-Harrison Bader-DL
Tampa Bay..1B-Ji Man-Choi-knee scope-out 5W

Tigers..Pitching Coach Chris Fetter-positive covid test
Tigers..Coaching staff re-tested on Tuesday
Red Sox..P-Matt Barnes-false positive test-rejoins team
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(Roster)

White Sox..Sign FA-3B-Jake Lamb-ex Braves
Pirates..Re-sign FA-3B-Todd Frazier
Braves..Sign FA-C-Jeff Mathis-ex Texas
Pirates..Release C-Tony Wolters
Seattle..Release P-Matt Magill
Red Sox..Option OF-Michael Chavis-P-Colton Brewer to AAA
Boston..Sign FA-P-Tyler Olson-ex Cubs
Miami..Option P-Sixto Sanchez to AAA
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(MLB Notes)

Larry Lucchino-Longtime Padres-Red Sox executive calls the Dodgers ‘new Evil Empire’ for their 254M-budet.

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……………(Football)……………

Chargers..Sign FA-CB-ST-Ryan Smith-ex Tampa Bay

Chargers..NFL schedules Bolts-vs-Vikings as 17th game season in LA
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(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Sign FA-RB-Kalen Ballage-ex Chargers
Chiefs..Sign FA-OC-Austin Blythe-ex Rams
Bills..Sign FA-OT-Bobby Hart-ex Bengals-Arizona
Atlanta..Sign FA-OG-Josh Anderson-ex Jets
Arizona..Sign veteran FA-QB-Colt McCoy-ex Washington-Browns-Giants
Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Mike Daniels-ex Packers

Arizona..Workout FA-CB-Quinton Dunbar-ex Washington
Colts..Workout FA-TE-Jeremy Sprinkle-ex Washington
Raiders..Re-sign OT-Kolten Miller (3Y-18M)
Tampa Bay..Reopens contract talks FA-WR-Antonio Brown

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(NFL Notes)

Roger Goodell..Commissioner says he expects NFL Stadiums at full capacity by September.
..Owners approve 17th game for 2021 season
..Top games for 17th game..Patriots-Cowboys..Ravens-Rams..Browns-Arizona..Packers-Chiefs..Colts-Tampa Bay
..Negotiating International Game-Germany for 2022
..Super Bowl Game-moved to February 13th next year
..NFL approves opening off season meetings teams-players-Apr19th
..No decision whether off season will be virtual or in person
..No decision on Cutting preseason to 3-games or 2-games

Houston..GM-Nick Caserio views Deshaun Watson as ‘Serious Situation…now facing 23-lawsuits involving 24-women

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(College Football Notes)

Aztecs…98-players take part in lst day of spring football workouts…1st of 15-on field workouts

Alabama..QB-Mac Jones goes thru full throwing drills-Pro Days
Alabama..WR-DeVonta Smith-WR-Jaylen Waddle-RB-Najee Harris do not run in Pro Day

Ohio State..QB-Justin Fields-runs (4.4-40) in Buckeyes Pro Day

Vanderbilt..Announce 300M-Stadium expansion

Cal Poly..Cancels rest of spring season schedule because of injuries and Covid concerns-Players Opt Outs.
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…………..(Hockey)……………..

Kings-Las Vegas..Wednesday game…LA (13-14-6) on season

Gulls-Ontario..AHL action on Wednesday…

Buffalo..NHL winless string now 18-games in a row.
Vancouver..F-Andre Gaudette-tests positive for Covid
Vancouver..F-Josh Bailey-shoulder surgery

Chicago..Sign FA-F-Mike Hardman-ex Boston College
North Dakota..Star D-Matt Kiersted-has 20-NHL free agent offers

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…………..(General)………..

Soccer..Liverpool star Mo Salah negotiating with Real Madrid-FC Barcelona.

US Open-Torrey Pines…massive cutback in volunteers to work tourney leading to speculation no fans will be allowed at June Tourney.

US Women’s Open-San Francisco..announce no fans for tourney.
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