Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on November 10th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…

Padres…Baseball GM meeting open in Carlsbad-running thru Friday..Padres will explore possible trades of 1B-Eric Hosmer (3Y-59M) left on contract…OF Wil Myers (1Y-20M) left on his deal…..Padres will look at adding a veteran OF to replace departing free agent Tommy Pham.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller has made 18-trades dealing away 31-players-prospects  since December 2019.

Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager-rejects (18.4M) qualifying offer-will test the free agent market

Angels..P-Chris Rodriguez to miss much of 2022 season following shoulder surgery…Had (3.24-ERA) with Halos as part time starter.
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(MLB Notes)

Mets..President Sandy Alderson says he will hire a GM rather than a President of Operations…New GM will hire a manager.

A’s…Report Athletics will pare payroll from 83M to 50M likely meaning Matt Chapman for Matt Olson will be traded for prospects…Also on trade block P-Sean Manaea.

Houston..P-Justin Verlander impressive in showcase workout infront of 18-teams in Florida…Clocked at 94mph…Has not pitched since early in 2020 season…13-months removed from elbow surgery…Has (226-129) 3.33-ERA in career.

Reds..OF-Nick Castellanos rejects qualifying offer
Toronto..SS-Marcus Semien rejects q-offer
Mets..OF-Mike Conforto rejects offer

Atlanta..1B-Freddie Freeman reportedly will ask for (5Y-140M) contract from Braves
Dodgers…Report that P-Max Scherzer may seed a (3Y-150M) record contract from LA

Giants…GM-Farhain Zaidi wins Executive of Year award for 107-win season
Mets..Will interview ex-Washington Asst GM-Adam Cromie-for vacant GM position in New York

 

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…(Basketball)…

Aztecs-W-UC Riverside (66-53)…Matt Bradley scores 16P in first half…finishes with (23P)…Trent Pulliam (15P)…SDSU coasts to victory…held UCR (39%) shooting….SDSU went (2-11) shooting on 3’s……season opening game

USD-W-LaVerne (103-38)……Toreros hit 11-3’s in 65-point blowout win..modern day margin of victory…USD hit 11-3’s …season lidlifter

UCLA-W-CS-Bakersfield (68-37)….2nd ranked Bruins jumped to (42-18) lead in blowout..

USC-W-Cal State-Northridge (89-49)….1st game without star C-Evan Mobely who went to NBA

UCSD-W-California (80-67)…Tritons upset win as school moves to Division 1-status fulltime

UCLA..Lose 6’10-F-Mac Etienne-torn knee ligament-gone for year

Clippers-W-Portland..(117-109)….Paul George (24P)…Clippers win 5th in row…LA (6-4)

Lakers-Miami..Wednesday matchup…Lakers (6-5)…Heat (7-3)

76ers..C-Joel Embiid-out with significant Covid symptoms
Denver..F-Michael Porter-out 8W-with recurring back issues

Denver..C-Nikola Jokic facing suspension for shoving incident and hard fouls in incident with Markieff Morris-Miami Heat game

Suns….Wife of owner Robert Sarver sent messages for 3-former employees charging they are smearing family name by inferring Suns owner runs a toxic workplace environment…Former employees say Penny Sarver was trying to intimidate them

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…(Football)….

NFL…Fines Packers 300,000 for violations of Covid protocols in lockeroom and fines Aaron Rodgers and Allan Lazard (29,000-combined) for violations away from facility

Green Bay…QB-Aaron Rodgers continues public tirades against media and fans for criticism over his Covid situation…Says being ‘crucified’…’witchhunt’ by national media…Told reporters “If vaccine is so great-how come people still getting Covid?”

Green Bay..NFL investigating Packers for violations of protocols..Players went to Haloween party without masks…Players at press briefings without masks.

Raiders..Report NFL may be asked to do intervention to help Mark Davis overcome crisis in front office and with roster…aftermath of the off field incidents with Henry Rugg-Damon Arnette…the resignation of Jon Gruden…4-front office execs leaving in IRS issue

Colts..say they will not release RB-Marlon Mack after failing to trade him at deadline last week.

Washington..Sign FA-K-Joey Slye-ex Carolina
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(Injuries)

Browns..RB-Nick Chubb-Demetric Felton-positive Covid tests
Dallas..K-Greg Zeurlein positive test for Covid
Denver..QB-Drew Lock placed on Covid list
Jets..WR-Denzel Mims on Covid list
Bills..Lose TE-Jake Kumerow-Covid issue
Miami..QB-Tua Tagovailoa-limited practice-finger injury
Carolina…QB-Sam Darnold-out 2W-with shoulder injury..
Patriots..RBs Damien Harris-Chamondre Stevenson-concussion issues
Steelers..MRI-WR-Chase Claypool-toe injury
49ers..WR-Mo Sanu-knee…Tavon Wilson-foot injiuries

Seattle..Activate RB-Chris Carson from IR
Jets..Activate QB-Zach Wilson..QB-Mike White from IR
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(College Football)

PAC 12….cancels USC-Cal game because of outbreak of Covid in Golden Bears program….24-players and 5-coaches have had positive tests or Close Contact issues….Conference rules state Cal would forefeit game to Trojans.

Aztecs…coach Brady Hoke press conference comments:
..Love how we win games..Turnovers…Field position game…Special teams dominate…Protect ball…Had drives 10-16-19 plays in win at Hawaii
..Nevada game..Must challenge at line of scrimmage this weekend-did not do that in loss to Fresno
..Offense..we stretch the field but have not hit the big plays in passing game
..Have not had an explosive play in the last 3-weeks
..Defenses have loaded the box to slow down our run-must hit passes
..Lucas Johnson-Will Haskell will remain 1-2 at QB
..Nevada QB-Carson Strong..Pro..Tall..Good Arm..can move in pocket…Quick delivery…Makes alot of play calls at line of scrimmage
..Nevada is ‘old football team’…alot of seniors, 5th year players and grad transfers

Nebraska..Vote of Confidence coach Scott Frost despite (15-27) record..but Cornhuskers fire 4-offensive assistant coaches.
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…(Hockey)…

Ducks…GM-Bob Murray placed on administrative leave by front office while investigation begins into workplace problems with  abuse of hockey and staff employees….Murray has been GM since 2013….been employed by team since 2005

Ducks-W-Vancouver (3-2) OT…Troy Terry scores 9th goal of season in road win……Anaheim (7-4-3)

Kings-W-Montreal..(3-2) OT…Adrian Kempe scores overtime goal…G-Jack Campbell withstands shooting gallery night in Bell Centre.

Ottawa…D-Victor Mette placed on Covid list…5th Senators player to test positive.

Chicago..Lose F-MacKenzie Entwistle…6W-ankle injury

Flyers…Send F-Samlu Tauomaala to Karpat-Finland.

Montreal…G-Carey Price returns to team after 40-days in residential rehab center in NHL substance program….Not ready to play-facing

Toronto…Lose G-Petr Mrazek for 4W with groin injury
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…(General)…

San Diego Wave…New team awarded in National Women’s Soccer League…Expansion draft December 16th…will join NWSL along with Angeles FC in Orange County…will play first season at USD Toreros Stadium

Speedway Corporation…Owners of Indy Speedway purchase Nashville Speedway and Dover International Speedway-Delaware.

NASCAR….Salutes Kyle Larson-won 11-races this year to claim Point Championship for Rick Hendrick Racing after missing last year for racial slur incident.

Andretti Auto Sport…Signs young driver Dev DeFranceso-comes out of road racing background..will drive 4th car with Colton Herta..Alex Rossi..Romain Grosjean.

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