Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on January 26th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


Hall of Fame….Vote…Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz gets (77.9%) vote in first time on ballot…is only player voted in….Spent 20-years in baseball….Career (.286-541HR-1,786RBI)..10X All Star…Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens failed in last time in voting and come off the ballot-stained by the PED-Steroid Allegations…Alex Rodriguez-on ballot first time way down on voting list-nowhere near 75% needed.

..David Ortiz (77.9)
..Barry Bonds (66%)
..Roger Clemens (65%)
..Scott Rolen (63%)
..Curt Shilling (58%)
..Todd Helton (52%)
..Billy Wagner (51%)
..Alex Rodriguez (34%)
MLB-Union…Negotiated for a 2nd day in a row
..Owners propose a 10M-Bonus Pool for 2nd-3rd year players based on performance-Top 30-players by stats would qualify…Union asked for 105M pool.
..Owners proposed Rookie base pay go from 500,000 to 615,000-Union asked for 750,000 first year salary
..Owners rejected Union demand-decrease in Revenue sharing from 100M-to-30M..Union says revenue sharing  decreases small market urgency to compete
..Owners propose Luxury Tax increase from 210M-to-214M…Union wants threshold increased to 245M
..Owners do not respond to using draft lottery for 8-teams as Union asked
..Union does not respond to ‘Floor to Spending’ proposal by owners.

Union…Upset with statements made by MLB Lawyer Daniel Halem that ‘Baseball would consider missing games’ if new CBA is not agreed to in next 23-days..Union is viewing the comment as a ‘threat’

(Roster Moves)

Angels..Sign FA-P-Daniel Ponce DeLeon-ex Cardinals-Reds-Pirates
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Eric Yardley-ex Padres-Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-C-Juan Centeno-ex Tigers

Saints…Coach Sean Payton steps aside-despite 3Y left on his contract..record (152-89)..1 Super Bowl ring..Payton cited ‘burnout’ after 16-years on the job.

Saints..Could promote Dennis Allen from Def Coord-to-head coach

Ravens..Will interview Kris Richard-Saints-for Def Coord job
Bears..Interview Jim Caldwell-Dan Quinn for 2nd time for head job
Bears..Hire Ryan Poles-Chiefs-as GM
Denver..Interview Nathaniel Hackett-Packers-2nd time for head job
Jaguars..Interview Byron Leftwich-Tampa Bay for head job
Raiders..Get permission to interview Todd Bowles-Tampa for head job
Raiders..Interview Dwayne Joseph from own staff for GM job
Steelers..Will interview Kris Richard-Saints for Def Coord job

Titans..Fire LB-coach Jim Haslett..DL-coach Keneche Udeze..Special teams coach Matt Edwards.
(NFL Notes)

Chargers…Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre files 35-page lawsuit against Dean Spanos, the NFL, and all 32-owners  charging they refused to negotiate in good faith to build a new Stadium over a 10-year period……Said city paid for Stadium expansion…Built team new Practice facility…Developed ticket guarantee…and then offered the team land to develop at Qualcomm sight…Value of team has gone from 84M purchase price to 2.6B since it moved to LA….City lawyers say there is no statute of limitations for the civil suit….The NFL settled a 790M suit filed by St Louis over the Rams move to LA….St Louis claimed similar breach of promises made by owner Stan Kroenke-similar to claims Spanos made to San Diego leaders.

Green Bay..QB-Aaron Rodgers says Packers fans are rooting against his team because of his stance on anti-vaccine.

Andy Reid-Art Rooney…Say they are in favor of making a change on overtime rule in playoffs…Willing to allow each team to have 1-possession in playoff overtime.

Antonio Brown…Veteran WR-expresses interest in playing with Lamar Jackson-Ravens.

NFL Playoffs…TV ratings…Divisional games on weekend averaged 37M per game….up 21% from a year ago
..Chiefs-Bills..(42.7M) viewers
..Rams-Bucs..(38M) viewers
..Packers-49ers..(36.9M) viewers
..Bengals-Titans..(30M) viewers
(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Sign DE-Jamal Davis (6’4-250)..CFL-Montreal Alouettes…had 4-sacks-17 tackles in 9-games in CFL.

Tampa Bay..Release RB-Le’Veon Bell
Chiefs..Release WR-Josh Gordon
49ers..Release S-Jarrod Wilson
(College Football)

Aztecs…QB-Braxton Burmeister enrolls as transfer from Virginia Tech…Has 1-year left of eligibility..Played 2-years for Hokies after 1-year at Oregon.

USC..Lands transfer LBs-Shawn Lee-Alabama..LB-Rom Height-Arkansas..Gives Trojans 12-transfers

BYU…Meets with USC-QB-Jaxson Dart in transfer portal


UCLA-Arizona…Pac 12-showdown…Bruins (13-2)…Wildcats (16-1)…Late game…Arizona 3rd in nation..Bruins ranked 7th.

Lakers-W-Brooklyn (106-96)…LeBron James-Russell Westbrook combined (55P)…Lakers blew 14-point lead-Nets tied game-Lakers exploded to take 15P lead….LeBron hit back to back 3’s to stop rally…then had back to back steals for slams to blow game open……Tuesday game…Lakers (24-24)

Clippers-W-Washington (116-115)….Clippers rallied from 35-point deficit to win…Luke Kennard hits fade-away three and free throw for win…Kennard (22P) off the bench….Amir Coffee (29P) in shocking road win…LA (24-25)..Tuesday game

Brooklyn..G-James Harden may opt out of (47.7M) clause for next year to become free agent

Cleveland-Boston..Open trade talks for G-Dennis Schroeder

Lakers..Reportedly offering G-Talen Horton-Tucker and future #1 pick to get a center in trade.

Suns..Give GM-James Jones-contract extension…(37-9) this year…after (51-21) a year ago.

Miami..Activate G-Ty Herro from Covid list
Pelicans..Put F-Trey Murphy on Covid list

Ducks-at-Toronto…Wednesday game.
Ducks..#1 pick Mason McTavish-named to Canadian Olympic team..has 9-goals in 7-games in Ontario Hockey League

San Jose..D-Erik Karlsson-out 8W-torn tendon in forearm
Penguins..D-Ted Bleuger-out 8W-surgery fractured jaw
Vancouver..F-Tanner Pearson-on Covid list
Tampa Bay..F-Nikita Kucherov on Covid list
Las Vegas..F-Reilly Smith-on Covid list

Flyers..Vote confidence interim coach Mike Yeo despite 12-game losing streak

Gulls-vs-Colorado Eagles..Wednesday game..Gulls (13-13-2) in 7th place in AHL-Pacific Division…have to be in top 4-for playoffs.

Farmers Insurance Open..1st round on Wednesday in (8.4M) tourney
..9-20am..Jason Day
..9-30am..Phil Mickelson
..9-40am..Xander Schauffele..Tony Finan..Jon Rahm..Dustin Johnson..Justin Thomas..Jordan Spieth..Ricky Fowler

Soccer…Team USA-vs-El Salvador-Thursday game-Columbus, Ohio…Weather forecast 24-degrees-light snow

English Premier League…Watford hires Roy Hodgson as head coach for rest of season..former head coach Liverpool..Fulham..Crystal Palace..England-World Cup team

NASCAR…Teams spend 8-hours on track at Phoenix International Speedway testing new Next Gen car.

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