Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 20th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres..Offer 2Y-contract to Japanese FA-reliever Yuki Matsui-Rakuten Eagles..(39-saves..1.57-ERA) in 2023…Career (238-saves-2.40 ERA) in 9-year Japanese (5’8-170)…Outbid Cardinals

Dodgers…Balking at offering a (10Y-300M) contract to Yosh Yamamoto-Japanese free agent…Might be willing to offer (5Y-150M) with options.

Angels..Reports made contact with FA-P-Blake Snell-ex Padres-Cy Young Award winner.
(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Sign FA-SS-Jeter Downs-ex Washington
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Michael Reed-ex Padres-Braves
Washington…Sign FA-P-Ty Tice-ex Braves
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Joe Record-ex Astros
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Tom Pannone-ex Tigers..pitched in Korea in 2023
Reds-Giants..TRADE..Reds deal OF-TJ Hopkins
Royals..DFA-P-Max Castillo

Giants..Put C-Joey Bart on trade block


Chargers…President Football Operations John Spanos ends 2-years of silence and meet with the Media to discuss houseclearning-firing of Coach-GM:
..No financial limitations on who we hire..
..Don’t know where that narrative comes
..Everything starts with ownership
..Re-evaluate our top hierarchy
..We must push to get better
..Did not get to where we ultimately wanted to go
..Expectations were not met two years in a row
..The past 3-coaches we hired were all hot coordinators
..The Chargers-desirable place to be
..Will cast a wide net for a head coach
..Experienced leadership is important
..Might hire coach first-GM second

Chargers…Interim head coach Giff Smith:
..Disappointed-we failed Brandon Staley
..Yes I have challenged our leaders-come together
..Friday was an emotional day
..We flushed the outcome of the Raiders game
..Time for us to show our character
..QB-Will Grier is familiar with Kellen Moore’s playbook

Chargers..QB-Easton Stick:
..We were embarrassed by the Raiders
..We’re the ones who put us here
..We must stick together
..I wanted to burn the film of Raiders game
..Sad-we were with Coach for 3-years.

Eagles..Coach Nick Sirianni takes responsibility…’My call give Matt Patricia responsibility for defensive play calls and taking over defensive team meetings.

Colts..Suspend WR-Isaiah McKenzie-CB-Tony Brown-discipline violations-will miss the test of the season.

Atlanta..Benches QB-Desmond Ridder again..reinserts Taylor Heinicke as starter.

NYGiants..Pizza store owner cancels appearance with Giants QB-Tommy DeVito after his agent asked for a 20,000-appearance fee after agreeing to lower price.
(College Football)

Aztecs..Pick up 3-more players via transfer portal:
..(6’3-CB)..Jason Mitchell-St John Boscoe
..(OT-6’3-290)..Nate Williams-transfer Akron
..(TE-6’3)..Gabe Garrettson-transfer Butte Community College

Aztecs..Expected to sign 21-players to letter of intent-including at least 9-from transfer portal on Wednesday.

Aztecs..Former starting DB-Dallas Branch transfers to Kent State
Nebraska..lands top recruit..Dylan Raiola-decommits from Georgia

AP Coach of Year..Kalen DeBoer-U Washington..Mike Norvell-Florida State was second in voting

Colorado..Buffs coach Deion Sanders says QB-Shedeur Sanders will return next season and not go to NFL draft.

Bowl Games:
..Charlotte Bowl..Western Kentucky-W-Old Dominion..Backup QB-Cade Veltkamp (383P-5TD) coming off the bench…Hilltoppers wipe out (28-0) deficit beat Old Dominion (38-35)..Western Kentucky blocked 2-field goals

..Frisco Bowl..Marshall-UTSA

Aztecs-St Katharines College…..SDSU led (55-22) at halftime in non conference game..Jaedon Lee had (14P) at Press Time.

Lakers…off night Tuesday…have lost 7-of-9 games


Indiana..Pacers coach Rick Carlyle rips defense..Indiana giving up (127PPG)

Houston..NBA fines Dillon Brooks (35,000) Ime Udoka (25,000) for abuse of officials.

Memphis…Suspended G-Ja Morant rejoins team on Tuesday.after 25-game suspension for gun incidents.

Gulls-Rockford Ice Hogs…AHL action at Pechanga Arena….Gulls have gone (5-2-1) in last 8-games after a horrid start.

Kings-San Jose..(0-0) in 2nd period at Press Time..Tuesday game
Kings-Seattle..Wednesday game till Thursday


Masters…Tourney officials say only 77-players have qualified to play at Augusta…Most of big name LIV players cannot qualify now because they are not getting Global Ranking points.

PGA Tour..Announces Angel Cabrera…former US Open and Masters eligible to return to the Tour after 2-years in prison after conviction of domestic abuse.

Soccer..Nottingham Forest..fires coach Steve Cooper.


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