Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday
Padres…Sign FA-2B-Matt Carpenter (2Y12M) deal-ex Yankees-Cardinals…hit (.305-15HR) in NY-can play 5-positions and becomes likely DH.
Padres…Payroll now at (246M)…Luxury Tax number now (267M).
Angels..Sign FA-3B-1B-Brandon Drury (2Y-16M)..coming off ‘Silver Slugger’ Award as utilityman last year…Hit (.258-28HR) playing all the infield positions and the outfield…Joins Hunter Renfroe, Gio Urshela and Tyler Anderson as free agent acquisitions and in trades in the last month.
Giants….Postpone introductory Press Conference for SS-Carlos Correa-who signed a (13Y-350M) free agent contract…Reports Giants have red-flags about Correa physical-he had hand and back issues.
Texas…Opens contract talks with FA-OF-Mike Conforto-ex Yankees
Arizona..Open talks with FA-3B-Brandon Drury-ex Padres
Mets..Sign FA-P-Adam Ottavino (2Y-15M)..ex Rockies-Yankees
A’s..Sign FA-2B-Pablo Reyes-ex Pirates
Royals..Sign FA-P-Jordan Lyles-ex Orioles
NC Dinos-Korea…Sign FA-P-Eric Fedde-ex Washington
Seibu Lions-Japan..Sign FA-SS-David McKinon-ex A’s
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Sammy Watkins-ex Packers
Ravens..Sign FA-OG-John Simpson-ex Raiders
Vikings..Sign FA-QB-Josh Rosen-joining 7th team
Giants..Release LB-Tae Crowder
Seahawks..WR-Tyler Lockett-hand surgery
49ers..Activate DE-Javon Kinlaw from IR
Steelers..QB-Ken Pickett returns to practice on Wednesday
Bears..Activate RB-Khalil Herbert from IR
Ravens..IR-KR-Devin Duvernay-injured foot in practice.
CFL-Montreal Alouettes hire Jason Maas as head coach…Was head coach Edmonton Eskimos…Was Off Coor-Sasakatchewan last year.
Mike Leach…Honored in Memorial service at Mississippi State…21-head coaches from other school attended…Eulogized as ‘1-of-a Kind’ coach…Played Frank Sinatra song ‘My Way” at beginning of service.
Kentucky…Lands QB-Devin Leary-transfer from North Carolina State
Idaho Potato Bowl….Eastern Michigan-W-San Jose State (41-27)..Spartans blew (13-0) lead…QB-Taylor Powell (298P-2TD)…Spartans QB-Chev Cordeiro (366P-3TD) in loss.
Boca Raton Bowl…Toledo-W-Liberty (21-19)..Golden Rockets make stop on 2-point play with 1-minute left to preserve win
New Orleans Bowl…Wednesday….Western Kentucky-vs-South Alabama
Lakers-at-Sacramento….LA with 3-starters ailing is (13-17)..Wednesday game
Suns…Franchise sold for 4B to Matt Ishbia-Famous mortgage lender
Golden State…shopping C-James Wiseman in possible trade
Chicago..report Bulls may blow up roster with (6-14) start
Minnesota..C-Karl Anthony Towns-ongoing calf issues
Dallas..F-Dorain Smith-oblique injury
Orlando..F-Cheme Okeke-knee scope
Aztecs-W-UCSD (62-46)…Aztecs jump out to 16-point lead in first half..led by as much as 25 in lopsided game..SDSU hits 10-3’s….Held Tritons to 20%-shooting in first half….SDSU (9-3)
Kings-W-Ducks (4-1)…LA dominates game against Ducks struggling offense..Drew Doughty goal in Kings win……Anaheim (9-21-3)….LA (18-12-5)
Ducks…Make deals to bring in veteran help for troubled San Diego Gulls
..Sign D-Frank Hora-6’2 veteran from Greenville-ECHL
..Sign F-Travis Howe-6’4 power forward from Jacksonville-ECHL
..Traded for former #1 pick D-Michael Del Zotto of Florida-sent to Gulls
Ducks..Send down D-Colton White to Gulls for 5-game injury conditioning stint
Ducks..Call up C-Justin Kirkland from Gulls…had 6-goals this season.
Montreal..G-Andrew Hammond retires-chronic knee injury
San Jose..F-Tomas Hertl-2 game suspension for hi-stick incident
Vancouver..Send F-Nils Hoglander..G-Altus Silova to AHL-Abbotsford
Calgary..Activate D-Chris Tanev from IR list-had facial fractures
San Jose..Surgery-D-Luke Kunin-torn ACL
Winnipeg..F-Blake Wheeler-surgery-groin injury
Golf…Masters-Augusta National…say they will alow golfers on LIV-Tour to play in tourney next spring.