Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday
Padres-W-Rockies (14-2)….Padres jumped to (7-0) lead in 2-innings…Matt Carpenter 3RBI…P-Anderson Espinoza (4inn-0R) in win……Tuesday night game
Padres…P-Drew Pomeranz-shutdown…pain and inflammation returns to back of his elbow…Likely headed to IL again-miss start of the season.
Padres..MRI-OF-Juan Soto-strained oblique
Padres..C-Austin Nola-minor fracture of nose-could play this week
Dodgers-W-Cleveland (4-2)..David Peralta 3RHR..Clayton Kershaw (5inn-2R)
Dodgers-L-Giants (12-1)..Noah Syndegaard (4inn-6R)-struggled in rain
Dodgers..Option P-Gavin Stone to AAA despite strong spring
Angels-W-Arizona (7-1)..Anthony Rendon (3-4)..Jo Adell 2RHR…Tyler Anderson (6inn-0R)
USA-L-Japan (3-2)…Japan hits HRs in 2nd and 4th inning to get lead…Shohei Ohtani comes in the 9th inning and strikes out Mike Trout on 100-mile an hour slider for last out of the game…Japan wins 3rd title in WBC…Padres P-Yu Darvish gave up HR in 8th working out of the bullpen.
Opening ceremonies…Mike Trout-Shohei Ohtani carried nation’s flag to home plate in snazzy opening game ceremony
Toronto..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu begins long toss-recovery elbow surgery-could be back in June
Houston..OF-Michael Brantley-headed to IR-continue rehab shoulder surgery
White Sox..P-Matt Foster-shutdown-forearm problem
Arizona..Lose C-Carson Kelly-fractured forearm
St Louis..SS-Paul DeJong-headed to IL-back issues
Orioles..Option P-Bruce Zimmerman to AAA
Rockies..Option P-Logan Allen to AAA
Atlanta..Option top prospect SS-Vaughn Grissom to AAA
Milwaukee..Moves starting P-Adrian Hauser to bullpen
Bally Sports..Confirms in bankruptcy filings..in 4-year span…lost 22M-subscribers…lost 810M-Revenues in 4-year span.
Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher says OG Aroup-Nathan Mensah the prime example of how good SDSU program is…’Made right choice for them-it was basketball-the program-the culture…not NIL money’…..’Never once has a player come to us asking about how much NIL money they get;…..’Aroup-Mensah both getting their Masters Degrees this year and both came back from severe injury-illness situations’.
Aztecs…Leave Wednesday for Louisville….Have 10am practice time (7am-PT) on Thursday…play Friday vs #1 seed Alabama
Aztecs-Charleston game…drew (1.5M) viewers on Thursday
Aztecs-Furman..Saturday game had (4.8M) viewers…7th highest game
St Francis University-Pennsylvania….smallest Division 1-program in country-folding its entire 21-team Athletic Program.
Iona..Hire Fairleigh Dickinson head coach Tobin Anderson..went (21-16)
Boston College…2-year extensio to head coach Earl Grant
Wofford..Promotes assistant Dwight Perry to head coach job-Terriers.
Wyoming…High scoring (6’9-F)..Grahame Ike-enters transfer portal..missed all of last year with fractured leg…Cowboys lost 2-starters earlier this week when Jeremiah Oden and Xavier DuSell enters portal…3-PAC 12-transfers left program in December as season collapsed.
Wichita State…Hires Paul Mills-Oral Roberts as coach
Clippers-Oklahoma City…LA jumped to (18-4) lead at start…Thunder clawed back into the game…Shea Alexander (31P) in comeback win….Thunder hit 10-3’s in victory….Paul George-Kawhi Leonard combined (29P)Tuesday games
NY Knicks..Mourn passing of legendary C-Willis Reed (80Y)…led knicks to 2-NBA titles…7X-All Star…Career (18P-12R) per game.
Minnesota..F-Karl Anthony Towns-returns to lineup-out 4-months-calf
Dallas..G-Kyrie Irving-reinjures foot 2nd time
Memphis..G-Ja Morant says he has struggled with stress attacks as part of his stardom..spent 11-days in in-house counseling program in Florida..Denies he has a substance-alcohol abuse issue
Chargers…RB-Austin Ekeler speaks out about his contract issue:
..I am so underpaid for what I contributed
..I want a team that wants me
..I am getting half my value
..I would stay only in the right circumstances
Chargers…Surprised outcome…Team lost chance to sign TE-Daulton Schultz-ex Cowboys…signed with Houston.
Bills..Sign FA-RB-Damien Harris-ex Patriots
Dallas..Sign FA-RB-Ronald Jones-ex Tampa Bay-Chiefs
Dallas..Sign FA-OG-Chima Odugo-ex Jeets
Denver..Sign FA-P-Riley Dixon-ex Rams-Giants
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Cory Littleton-ex Rams-Carolina-Raiders
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Isaiah McKenzie-ex Bills
49ers..Sign FA-OG-Jon Feliciano-ex Bills-Raiders
Saints..Sign FA-CB-Lonnie Johnson-ex Titans
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Leonard Johnson-ex Duke star-undrafted
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Bobby McCain-ex Washington
Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Cam Sims-ex Washington
Raiders..Visit with FA-TE-Austin Hooper-ex Browns-Falcons
Eagles..Sign FA-LB-Nick Morrow-ex Bears-Raiders
Seattle..Release DT-Al Woods
Arizona..Sign FA-DE-LT Collier-ex Seahawks #1 pick
Atlanta..Sign FA-DT-Eddie Goldman-ex Bears
Atlanta..Visit with FA-DT-Calais Campbell-ex Ravens
Chicago..Sign FA-Special Teams-Matt Allen-ex Eagles
Ravens..Visit with FA-WR-Nelson Agholor-ex Patriots
NFL Union…Investigates report that Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson is using ‘unlicensed agents’ to make contacts with NFL teams about free agent contract offers.
Cam Newton…will hold a passing showcase workout at Auburn University Pro Day…Newton has (194TD-123 Int) in injury prone career.
Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke says team is ‘ready’ to rollout new offense under Off Coord-Ryan Lindley on Thursday night at Red-Black scrimmage….’It will a Utah like offense-tight end package…QB-runs..’Has 3-to-4 scholarships to use in Transfer Portal in May-likely to bring in more WR help…OL…DL
USD..Head coch Dale Lindsey retires at age (80Y)…Was (80-30) …won 7-Pioneer League titles in building a 1AA football power as a non scholarship school…Spent 50-years in football…Longtime LB in NFL with Cleveland Browns…..Longtime assistant coach with Chargers-Redskins
Alabama…Suspends top young CB-Tony Mitchell….after speeding-drug arrest…Was clocked doing (141mph) trying to flee police…also had 8-ounces marijuana in the vehicle.
Ohio University…Contract extension thru 2027 to coach Tim Albin after leading Bobcats to (10-4) season.
Ducks–L-Calgary (5-1)….Flames rebound from giving up 8-goals to Kings the night before with strong outing….Tuesday game
Gulls-L-Iowa (4-3)-shootout….Gulls wasted 2-goals from Justin Kirkland and early lead…Wild score 2-goals to tie the game…and 2-goals then in shootout……Gulls now (19-42-1)
Boston..Lose D-Derek Forbort for rest of season-league injury
Penguins..F-Evan Rodrigeus-out with concussion.
Soccer….Manchester City-goal scoring star Erling Haaland returns to England with groin injury…scored 9-goals in last 3-games…has 49-goals this year.
USA Soccer…Says relationship with Gia Reyna has been positive since return to team.
Golf…PGA Tour heads to Austin, Texas for 1st day of WGC-World Match Play Tourney…16-4 man teams will play 3-days of match play to get 16-finalists to play each other on Saturday and Sunday.