Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on March 2nd, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…

MLB-Union…Talks collapse…Owners reject Union final proposal…Union rejects MLB final offer…Commissioner Rob Manfred cancels first two series of season…91-games…Scheduled to start season on Thursday April 7th..Could reopen talks with Union this Thursday in New York.

Padres lose 6-games at home vs Giants-Arizona
Padres will open on road at Arizona on Thursday April 7th
Dodgers lose home games against Colorado-Arizona
Dodgers opener at Colorado on Friday April 8th
Angels lose road games at A’s-Seattle
Angels open at home against Houston on Friday April 8th

Rob Manfred press conference:
..We are deadlocked
..We did not make a ‘take it-leave it offer’
..Cancelled games…Games not played..Players not paid
..Takes two parties to reach agreement
..Union created a negative environment directed at us for five years
..We worked hard for 10-days in Jupiter
..We compromised and compromised

..Offered increase first year pay to 700,000..20% raise
..Offered bonus pool 30M to top rookies
..Offered 33% pay raises to 66% of players on rosters
..Offered 1-year service time to Rookie of Year winners
..Offered Increased Luxury Tax from 212M to 220M
..Offered International draft
..Expand playoffs to 12-teams
..Dropped draft pick compensation

Union President Tony Clark:
..Sad day for players and fans
..We came to navigate a fair deal
..Revenues have grown-owners making record profits
..Reason we’re not playing..owners used ultimate economic weapon-lockout
..You used this weapon against your product-the players
..Surprised at priorities of owners..we made first proposal in May-stood ready for months
..Lockout December-we had to wait till February 28th to work on issues
..Work to do-wish these conversations started Day 1
..We were available-I would not have changed anything
..Players want pay for full 162-games-there is precedent
..We saw this coming-seen these patterns for years
..Game is damaged
..Players manipulated by analytics
..Slap in face offer
..Exhuastion-Despair-Anger

Union..Source says Owners tried to insert things like Pitch Clock..Ban Shift..Larger bases yesterday during talks rather than zero in on key financial issues.

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(Notes)

MLB..Opens talks with NBC about possible Wednesday night TV package of game that would stream weekly on Peacock.

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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-Dallas…Mavs built (71-56) blowout lead at half…Lakers barrage of 3’s in 3rd quarter led to (14-1) surge and (34-point quarter)….Lakers led 97-94 in 3rd quarter at Press Time…-Tuesday game…Lakers (27-33)…Lost 9-of-12

Clippers-W-Houston (113-100)…C-Ivica Zubac (22P)…Clippers get 41-off bench…Clippers (33-31)

Lakers..Sign FA-G-DJ Augustin-ex Houston (9PPG)
Lakers..Release C-DeAndre Jordan (4P-5R)
Lakers..Sign FA-F-Wen Gabriel-ex New Orleans
Charlotte..Sign FA-G-Isaiah Thomas-ex Cavs-Boston
76ers..Express interest in FA-C-DeAndre Jordan-ex Lakers-Clippers

Philadelphia..Wednesday-50th Anniversary Wilt Chamberlain 100pt game vs NY Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Aztecs…Matt Bradley-Adam Seiko announce they will play next year under the NCAA-1 Year-Covid bonus rule.

Aztecs…now (19-7) after win at Wyoming…play Thursday vs Fresno State
USD..now (14-15)…open WCC tourney play Thursday vs Pepperdine

USC-Arizona..Wildcats blowing out Trojans…jumoed to (51-27-halftime lead at Press Time…Tuesday game..Trojans (25-4)..Wildcats (25-3)

UCLA-W-Washington (76-66)…Jaime Jaquez (30P) in win..Bruins (20-6)
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…(Football)…

NFL Combine…Opens to 329-players
NFL Combine..Workouts-Thurs-QB-RB-TE..Fri-RB-OL-Kickers..Sat-DL-LB..Sunday-DBs

San Diego State…6-Aztecs arrive at combine led by DE-Cam Thomas..P-Matt Araiza..OG-Will Dunkle…OT-Zach Thomas..TE-Daniel Bellinger.RB-Greg Bell

Seattle..QB-Russell Wilson-wants to remain with Seahawks
49eers..QB-Jim Garoppolo needs shoulder surgery
Arizona..Coach Kliff Kingsbury-QB-Kyler Murray-we are in a great place
Denver..GM-George Paton-will add another QB in draft
Colts..Not completed evaluation of QB-Carson Wentz
New England..Seeking Tag-Trade partner for CB-JC Jackson
Saints..Restructure contract OT-Andrus Peat-clears 8M-cap space
Raiders..Express interest in WR-Davante Adams-Packers if free agent
Giants..interest in QB-Mitch Trubisky-ex Bills

49ers..Longtime RB-coach Bobby Jackson leaves team

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians says Tom Brady ‘slammed door shut when left as FA’

Houston..Trainer for QB-.Deshaun Watson…”Players on team should have been working at Walmart”

Fox TV…Original owners of USFL teams file suit to block league from using former team names-logos-colors
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(College Football)

Arizona State..Signs transfer OG-Chris Martinez-San Diego State
LSU..Meets with QB-Jayden Daniels-transfer from ASU
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…(Hockey)…

Ducks-Boston…Game tied (3-3) in 3rd period at Press Time…Ducks jumped to (3-1) lead in Tuesday game

Kings-L-Boston (7-0)..Monday blowout loss

Gulls…Open 3-game road trip to Colorado..Play Eagles-Wed-Fri-Sat

Blackhawks..Elevate Kyle Davidson to fulltime GM

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-F-=Ben MacArthur-F-undrafted..scored 25-goals in 26-games in Quebec
Penguins..Sign FA-F-Jordan Frasca..has 32-goals for Kingston in OHL
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…(General)…

Bob Baffert..Files lawsuit against Churchill Downs over 2-year suspension for positive drug test of Medina Spirit…Violated ‘Due Process’ hearing…Churchill Downs response ‘he always blamed others-always tried to find loopholes around rules.

Golf..Bryson DeChambeau pulls out of Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational..lingering hip-hand injuries

UFC..Champion Cain Vasquez arrested attempted Murder Charge in shooting in Santa Clara.

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