Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on March 20th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-Dodgers…MLB opening game at Skydome-Seoul,South Korea
..Game time 3am-PST-Wednesday on ESPN
..Yu Darvish-vs-Tyler Glasnow
..Manny Machado will DH to start the season
..Padres could have as many as 7-SS in opening day lineup…Machado-Kim-Xander-Cronenworth-Tatis-Profar-Merrill
..Padres new look roster…21-players in all, including Juan Soto, gone from 2023
..Padres 26-man roster to be turned in to MLB by 7pm-Tuesday night
..Padres chose rookie Grahame Pauley-Jackson Merrill-Ty Wade for 26-roster
..Padres option Brett Sullivan-C-Woo Suk Go-P sent to El Paso

Dodgers..Shohei Ohtani says ‘Appreciate all the attention-but I want to fit in on a good team

Dodgers..Put 4-pitchers on DL..Walker Beuhler..Em Sheehan..Blake Treinen..Brusdar Grateerol to get to 26-man roster….Dodgers have 7-on DL to start season.

Angels..Name Patrick Sandoval as opening day pitcher next week.
(Roster Moves)

Giants..Signing FA-P-Blake Snell (2Y-62M) deal with opt-out clause after first year…Giants will give up #2-3 draft picks, pay a 4M-dollar tax on contract..and will forfeit 1M in International signing bonus money

Giants..have gone over Luxury Tax threshold with signings of Matt Chapman..Jorge Soler..Jordan Hicks..Jugh Hoo-Lee

Yankees..OF-Aaron Judge has abdominal injury
Red Sox..Lose P-Chris Murphy-torn elbow ligament
(MLB Notes)

Players Union…Voting players want to remove Bruce Meyer as lead negotiator of union…On zoom call from Texas:
..Player unrest that 8-teams cut payroll in the off season
..300M-less spending on contracts this year
..Only 6-long term contracts given out to marquee free agents..22-in-2020

NY Mets..Lay off 25-employees from business side operations to streamline budgets.


…(College Basketball)…

March Madness…First Four Playoff games begin:

..Colorado State-W-Virginia-…Rams destroyed UVA inside all night long..Cavaliers went 16-minutes without a basket during game…Shot 17%-from floor in opening half…Rams built as much as 23 point lead inTuesday..Joel Scott-Steve Clifford-Pat Chartier combined (52P)…dominated UVA all night

..Wagner-Howard….Wagner built 10P-lead and held off cold shooting Howard onTuesday

..Montana State-vs-Grambling-Wednesday game
..Boise State-vs-Colorado
(College Notes)

Aztecs…F-Jaedon LeDee named ‘3rd Team All America..averaged 20PPG

AP All American team:
..1st team..Zach Edey (7’4-300) Purdue…got all 62-first place votes…Dalton Knecht-Tennessee Vols..RJ Davis-Norrh Carolina…Jamal Shead-Houston..Tustin Newton-UConn
..2nd team..Kyle Filipowski-Duke..Hunter Dickinson-Kansas..Mark Sears-Alabama
..3rd team..Caleb Love-Arizona

Stanford..Freshman F-Andrej Stojakovic files for NBA-draft

Clippers-at-Portland..Wednesday game..Clippers lost 4-of-5 games

Spurs..F-Zach Collins-concussion issues
Cleveland..G-Donovan Mitchell-out 2-weeks-fractured nose
Lakers..C-Christian Wood-out 2W-knee scope surgery
Washington..C-Belal Coulibaly-out for year-fractured writ
Kings..F-Kevin Huerter-shoulder injury
Knicks..G-OG Anunoby-knee sprain

Minnesota…Attempt by Alex Rodgriguez to buy complete control of Timberwolves runs into trouble..300M-equity group may have backed out.



NFL Free Agency…180-players changed teams so far

Jets..Sign FA-WR-Mike Williams-ex Chargers (1Y-15M) package
49ers..Sign FA-QB-Josh Dobbs-ex Vikings-Browns-Steelers-Arizona
49ers..Sign FA-OG-Brandon Parker-ex Raiders
Lions..Sign FA-OT-Kevin Zeitler-ex Ravens
Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Trent Williams-ex Patriots
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Mario Edwards-ex Eagles
Housto..Sign FA-DT-Sebastian Joseph Dayi-ex Chargers
Seattle..Sign FA-OG-Trey Anchrum-ex Rams
Seattle..Sign FA-DT-Jonahton Hankins-ex Cowboys-Raiders-Colt
Saints..Sign FA-OG-Uli Odoh-ex Vikings
Carolina..Sign FA-OG-Yosh Nijman-ex Packers
Vikings…Sign FA-DE-Jonah Williams-ex Rams

Seattle..Works out FA-DE-Randy Gregory..Ex Seattle-Denver-Cowboys
Chargers..Visit with FA-CB-Kristain Fulton-ex Tiatns

Rams…Begin search for DT-to replace retiring Aaon Donald..may use 19th pick to find DT.
…(College Football)…

Clemson..Files lawsuit against ACC over 30M-exit fee the conference wants to


Kings-Blackhawks….LA led (2-1) 2nd period at Press Time…Tuesday game…LA (33-24-11) record

Ducks-Minnesota.Anaheim trailed (2-0) midway thru 2nd period at Press Time….Tuesday game..Ducks (23-42-2)…Lost 6-in a row.

Kings-vs-Minnesota Wild-Wednesday

Gulls-at-San Jose-Wednesday

Pittsburgh…Former Penguins player Konstantin Kaltsov plunged to his death off hotel balcony in Miami..was coaching in KHL-Russia…is boyfriend of tennis star Aryna Sabalenka

Chris Simon…Legendary NHL tough guy passes away (52Y).._Played for Flyers-Quebec-Colorado-Calgary

Winnipeg…Coach Ric Bowness leaves team for medical procedure.

NHL-Board of Governors…refuses to change 3-on-3 Overtime rule for next season


…(Soccer)…English World Cup coach Gareth Southgate approached by new owners of Manchester United-about replacing coach Eric ten Hag at end of EPL season.


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