Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on February 21st, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Kansas City…District Attorney charges two Missouri men with 2nd degree Murder charges, 22-counts assault deadly weapon and gun charges in shooting at Chiefs-Super Bowl party…Both men were wounded when they opened fire at each other after argument as ceremony ended…Both in hospital under arrest with 1M-bond held on them…Warrant says 1-man and another friend pulled guns after people from other group stared them down…leading to gun fire….Two 15-year olds still detained for gun charges-may have been involved in shootings too….Police also say other arrests may be forthcoming with other people who had guns.

NFL-Raiders…Investigating comments made by Coach Antonio Pierce-how Raiders beat Chiefs..’Knock the head off the snake-#15′.

Bears..Taking trade offers on QB-Justin Fields…likely to take USC-QB-Caleb Williams-USC with top pick in draft

Bears-Falcons…Atlanta considering offering a high second round pick to Justin Fields.

Giants..will not franchise tag RB-Saquon Barkley-instead hopes to sign him to multi year contract

Minnesota..Could be parting ways with QB-Kirk Cousins…Cannot franchise tag him…Refusing to guarantee his entire contract…Have cap problems and have to  re-sign FA-DE-Danielle Hunter and do extension with WR-Justin Jefferson.

Patriots…Special teams star Matthew Slater retires after 16Y-career..10X Pro Bowler

Eagles…Sign FA-RB-Ty Davis-Price..ex 49ers-third round pick.
Lions..Release S-Tracy Walker…clears (5.5M) salary cap space

Raiders..Hire Joe Philben-ex Miami head coach-offensive assistant
Washington..Hire John Glenn-Special Teams-ex Seahawks
New Orleans..Hire Keith Williams-WR coach-ex Ravens
Rams..Hire Greg Williams-LB coach-ex Saints
Seattle..Hire Josh Byrnes-LB coach-ex Ravens
(College Football)

CFB Playoff Committee..Announces 5 + 7-Format for 2024 season
..5-Highest rated conference champions automatic bids
..7-Highest rated team in CFP poll get at large bids
..Top 4-rated teams get first round byes
..Teams 5-thru-12 meet in first round
..6-New Year’s Bowl games will host the 2nd round of playoffs
..No Limit on how many teams from Conference can be chosen at large bids

Colorado State…Athletic Director Joe Parker steps aside…Had been on job since (2015)…Helped fund raising to build 220M-Stadium…But struggled to help create NIL funds…Had to fire head football and head basketball coaches.

Alabama…Hires Nick Sheridan as Off Coord…was TE coach with Kaelen DeBoer at Washington.



Padres…Manager Mike Schildt on Cactus League opener
..Rookie Jackson Merrill will play in CF in early games..will play SS too
..Rookie Yuki Matsui will pitch in Thursday game with Dodgers
..P-Jairo Iriarte clocked at 95mph in live BP
..Designated hitter..Will rotate vets-bench players-will be based-matchups

Angels..3B-Anthony Rendon being criticized nationally for saying ‘playing baseball is not my top priority’..has had 4-injury seasons in a row.
(Roster Moves)

Hyun Jin-Ryu…Signs record 12M-contract with Hanwah Eagles-Korea..Had (78-48) record with Dodgers-Blue Jays

Cubs..Sign OF-Dom Smith-ex Nationals-Mets
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-SS-Ahmed Rosario-ex Mets-Indians-Dodgers
Giants..Sign FA-OF-TJ Hopkins-ex Tigers
Rockies..Re-sign FA-P-Matt Carasitt

Reds..SS-Matt McLain-oblique issue
Seattle..3B-Luis Urias-shoulder injury
Yankees..DH-Giancarlo Stanton-reports to camp 21-lbs lighter-change swing
Texas..SS-Corey Seager cleared begin throwing-had hernia surgery
Giants..P-Alex Cobb-cleared to throw bullpens-hip surgery
(MLB Notes)

MLB Union…Tony Clark-Exec Director…says he approves of deferred contracts…’another tool help players get deals deserve’….’Up to Agents-GM to determine if deferred interest is in deal’…’Against owner’s proposal for Deadline for Free Agent signings-Players earned right to take as long as they want to decided best deal for them’….’Union should have been consulted on Uniform changes’

Arizona..Owner Ken Kendrick upset he has not been able to create a ‘Public-Private’ sector agreement on 400M proposed renovations for Chase Field.

Yankees..Juan Soto-struck out on 3-pitches from Nestor Cortes in 1st at bat
Yankees..Manager Aaron Boone…’We are hellbent to win World Series’



Aztecs-L-Utah State (68-63)…SDSU rallies twice from 10-point deficits twice but cannot regain lead….Aztecs lose 5th in a row on road…Drops to (4-7) on road..(20-7) overall….Utah State (22-5)..moves into 1st place in MWC….Tuesday game…

..Jaedon LeDee (23P)
..Aztecs young bigs combined for 7-baskets
..Lamont Butler-Micah Parrish combined (1-12)
..Aztecs (3-19) on 3s
..Great Osobor (17P-7R-7A-2Blocks)
..Darius Brown (25P)..hit 5-3’s
..Aggies had a 5-point play..Aztecs had a 4-point play

Brooklyn Nets…Owe fired coach Jacques Vaughn (2Y-15M) salary
Lakers..G-LeBron James remains out of practice-ankle treatment
Bulls..G-Torrey Craig-sprained knee in workouts during All Star break

Scott Pollard..Former NBA player undergoes heart pacemaker-defibrillator procedure to help stabilize irregular heart beat after weekend heart transplant surgery.

Robert Reid…10Y-veteran Houston Rockets,..passes away (58Y)..cancer battle.



Gulls-Bakersfield…Tuesday game…Gulls lost 2-in a row

Kings-Columbus Blue Jackets…(0-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…Tuesday game

Ducks-Columbus…Wednesday game

NHL..Rejects Toronto appeal of 5G-suspension of D-Morgan Reilly for violent cross check incident against Ottawa player..Commissioner Gary Bettman:
..Reject statement Ottawa player provoked incident on empty net goal
..Incident was not self-defense…not accidental..not reflexive
..There was was reckless.

Arizona Coyotes…Coaching staff under fire for 10-game losing streak.

NJ Devils..G-Vitek Vanecek on IR-leg issue
Las Vegas..D-Shea Theodore-activated from IR-missed 34-games


TSN..Canadian reports Ducks are shopping C-Trevor Zegras who has just 4-goals this season.

Paul D’Amato..who played Captain Hook in movie-slap shot passes away




Liverpool..Lose G-Alisson-hamstring-3W…F-Diego Jota-fractured foot-2-Months

Crystal Palace..Coach Roy Hodgson retires-health problems

Manchester City-W-Brentford…Erling Haaland scores in 71′ for City win.

MLS..Season opens-Wednesday..Inter Miami debuts Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez playing together for first time in MLS

(Auto Racing)

Daytona 500…Will not investigate winner William Byron for being at center of 23-car crash with 8-laps left and in final lap crash…’It was just racing’

Indy Car…Arrow McLaren…Lose driver David Makules for start of season..fractured wrist surgery…Bringing in Callium Ilott to replace him.


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