Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on November 15th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…Mourn passing of lead owner Peter Seidler-63Y-after extended battle with cancer…Seidler Equity purchased the Padres from Jeff Moorad in 2012 with co-owner Ron Fowler then became lead owner in 2018…Funded Padres to record (253M) payroll this year…Deeply involved in community work with the homeless and battered women foundations…Came from the O’Malley family-grandson of Walter O’Malley who moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles…Survived by wife and 3-children…Brother Tom Seidler is VP of the franchise…Plan is to retain family ownership.

Padres..Blake Snell-Josh Hader reject (20M) qualifying offers from team…Padres will receive draft pick compensation when they sign elsewhere.

Padres..Put relief P-Scott Barlow on trade block-not willing to pay him (7.1M) in arbitration…had (3.07ERA) after trade from Kansas City.

Padres..Outright P-Russ Knehr off roster…Add-PJairo Iriartell to 40-man roster protecting him from Rule 5-draft..had (3.49-ERA) in A-AA.

Angels…Former player Torii Hunter turns down offer to join Ron Washington coaching staff.

Angels..Hire Bo Porter as 1st base coach

Angels..DH-Shohei Ohtani rejects (20M)-qualifying offer
(MLB Notes)

Yankees…Feud breaks out between GM-Brian Cashman and the agent for DH-Giancarlo Stanton…Cashman said ‘Stanton will likely get hurt next year because way he plays’…Agents responded pending free agents should not consider signing with Yankees because of way NY treats its players…Stanton hit (.191-24HR) in injury ravaged season.

AL Manager Year…Orioles Brandon Hyde-27 votes..Bruce Bochy 3-votes
NL Manager Year..Skip Schumacher-Miami dominates votes over Craig Counsell

Milwaukee..Offers managers job to bench coach Pat Murphy-spent 8-years working under Craig Counsell.

Giants..Hire Bryan pitching coach
(Roster Moves)

Yankees..prepare contract offer to Phillies FA-P-Aaron Nola
Toronto..3B-Matt Chapman rejects (4Y-100M) offer
Milwaukee..Sign FA-OF-Oliver Dunn-ex Phillies
Cleveland..DFA-P-Cal Quantrill..had shoulder woes (5.24-ERA)
Colorado..Sign FA-P-Geoff Hartlieb-ex Miami
Atlanta..DFA-P-Yonny Chirinos
Washington.DFA-OF-Dominic Smith

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke says ‘it was time’ to retire at age (65)…said his team meeting ‘very emotional-can’t talk about it’..

Aztecs..AD-JD Wicker says school should ‘honor’ all the good things Brady Hoke stood for as a leader-teacher of young men.

Aztecs..JD Wicker says he believes the Mountain West will reach a scheduling alliance with Oregon State-Washington State beginning next year..says ‘carousel will not stop-that talks will continue….’Pac 12 has a number of lawsuits that have to be resolved’….MWC has not talked about changing their exit fees…Would like to ‘hire a new coach before signing date and transfer portal opens in early December’…Calls ‘August 4th-worst day of athletic life-with collapse of Pac 12’.

Virginia..RB-Peris Jones remains in ICU following spinal column surgery…facing months in a rehab center

Nebraska..Gives AD-Trev Alberts 8Y-extension.

College Football Poll….1-Georgia passes Ohio State to top spot-based on quality wins…2-Ohio State…3-Michigan…4-Florida State…5-Washington.
(NFL Notes)

Bills..Fire Off Coor-Ken Dorsey in wake of continued turnover problems…replaced by former LSU off coord-Joe Brady….QB-Josh Allen has 11-interceptions-2 fumbles this season.

Carolina..May demote Thomas Brown as play-caller-Frank Reich may re-take responsibilities…QB-Bryce Young (8TD-7Int-4 Fum-29 QB sacks..75-QBR.

Houston..NFL suspends LB-Denzell Perryman for 3-games for multiple helmet hits…6th time he has been disciplined in his career…Had been fined (66,000) as a repeat offender earlier in season.

Jets..Team meeting to discuss teams offensive woes..0TD-2 Games..17-penalties

Jets..Give QB-Zach Wilson-vote of confidence.
(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Sign FA-CB-Jack Jones-ex Patriots
Detroit..Sign FA-OT-Michael Schofield-ex Chargers
Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Myles Gaskins-ex Miami-Rams
Jets..Release RB-Michael Carter for taking critical penalties
Chargers..Release S-Mark Webb
Ravens..Sign FA-OG-Josh Wells
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Buce Irvin-ex Seahawks

Dallas..LB-Leighton Vander Esch-miss rest of year-ongoing neck issues
Rams..Activate DT-Bobbie Brown from IR
Vikings..LB-Jordan Hicks-still hospitalized-emergency blood clot surgery-leg
Cleveland..RB-Nick Chubb-2nd knee surgery-had 4-different injuries
Lions..IR-OG-Hala Vaital-leg injury

Lakers-W-Memphis…Lakers jumped out to 21-point lead early….led(111-91 late in 4th quarter….LA (6-5)

Clippers-L-Denver  (111-108)…Nuggets go on (17-5) scoring spurt late in 4th quarter for win…Clippers lose 6th in a row…and (0-6) on road…Nikola Jokic (32P-14R)…Eric Gordon (20P)….Paul George (35P) in loss…..LA (3-7)….

Lakers-Sacramento Kings…Wednesday game

Aztecs-W-Long Beach State (88-76)…Jaedon LeDee (27P-11R)…Reese Waters (15P)..Tuesday night…Aztecs (2-1)

Brooklyn Nets..G-Ben Simmons diagnosed with pinched nerve-neck
Pelicans..F-Larry Nance-fractured rib
Suns…Activate G-Devin Booker-been out calf

Dick Vitale..Confirms he is cancer free after 3-years treatment for vocal chord problems.

Ducks-W-Nashville Predators (3-2)….D-Urho Vaakahainen scores with 3-minutes left capping comeback from (2-0) deficit…..Ducks win 5th straight on road….Tuesday game

Ducks-at-Colorado..Wednesday game]


Gulls-Charlotte Checkers…Wednesday game..Gulls winless streak at 9-games

Patrick Kane…Veteran NHL free agent forward will meet with 8-teams discussing contract after completing surgery rehab on hip…Has (457) career goals

Edmonton..NHL fines RW-Leon Draisaitl (5,000) for leg whip incident

London..Police arrest hockey player Matt Pegrave who was involved in open ice hit that fatally injured ex NHL player Adam Johnson-who died after suffering cut windpipe.

Calgary…Send goalie Dustin Wolfe back to AHL-Calgary Wranglers team.

USA..National Women’s team signs Emma Hayes-Chelsea to record (1.6M) per year contract…highest paid women’s coach in world.

Neymar…Legendary soccer star will miss 8-months rehab after surgery for torn ACL-Meniscus damage


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