Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on July 12th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Baseball)………….

All Star Game….American League wins (2-1) over National League…Robbie Cano-Mariners hits 10thi inning home run for AL…Yadier Molina-Cardinals had solo HR earlier for NL….Yonder Alonso-A’s had 2-hits…Bryce Harper-Nationals-made big diving catch in outfield.

Fox TV…Spiced up All Star broadcast..Hot Mic’d Bryce Harper in outfield during the game….Ken Rosenthal interviewed the leadoff hitters in the lst inning on their way to the plate….Alex Rodriguez walked the infield to interview players during pitching change…Hot mic’d Cubs manager Joe Madden for a half inning…Game stopped for ‘Stand Up 2-Fight Cancer’ promotion.

Commissioner-Rob Manfred….Says MLB will invoke rule changes for 2018 without approval of Union..likely to include :20-pitch clock…Manfred says he will not intercede in Dodgers-TV contract dispute..”Not my job tell clubs to renegotiate TV contracts”….Some 60% of LA market still cannot access Dodgers telecasts for 4th year in row….Says MLB will monitor any Marlins trade to prevent fire sale to reduce salary before Jeffrey Loria sells club….Says there are 3-groups bidding now to buy Marlins….Baseball must solve stadium issues in Oakland-Tampa before ever considering expansion….Admits Charlotte-Mexico City-Las Vegas-Montreal might be expansion candidates-but they must build stadiums too…

Detroit-Miguel Cabrera…Tells reporters of horrible corruption in his native country of Venezuela government….says he is tired of paying ‘protection money’ so his family members will not be kidnapped…says citizens have right to protest and overthrow corrupt government.

Livan Hernandez…Longtime major league pitcher-earned 51M in salaries-files for bankruptcy protection.

Miami…Derek Jeter adds Michael Jordan to investment group-attempting to buy Marlins team.

Miami..Industrialist Jorge Mas surfaces in bidding for Marlins…willing to pay price of 1.17B for franchise.

Coco Crisp…Longtime OF-retires to take head coaching job at high school in Indio,California.

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Padres…Promote P-Calvin Quantrill…1B-Josh Naylor to AA-San Antonio Missions…Last week moved P-Eric Lauer-Joey Luchessi to AA from Lake Elsinore.

..Quantrill..(6-5)..3.57-ERA..76K-73-innings.. at Lake Elsinore
..Naylor..(.297-8HR) at Lake Elsinore

..Luchessi..(6-4) .2.52-ERA..95K-78 innings at Lake Elsinore
..Luchessi..(2-0)..(2-0)..2.61-ERA..13K-13-innings at San Antonio

..Lauer..(2-5)..2.97-ERA..84K-67innings..at Lake Elsinore
..Lauer..(1-0)..1.42-ERA..13K-12-innings at San Antonio

Angels-Miami…Trade talks for Marlins SS-Dee Gordon

Yankees..Release 1B-Chris Carter-hitting (.201)

Giants..Option OF-Mac Williamson to AAA.

Orioles..Send 1B-Chris Davis to AAA on rehab assignment.

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……….(Basketball)…..

Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball to test ailing groin in practice..sat out last Las Vegas Summer League game.

Knicks-Houston…NY reports that Carmelo Anthony would waive ‘no trade clause’ to accept deal with Houston Rockets..linking him with James Harden-Chris Paul.

Oklahoma City…Newly acquired Paul George says he and Russell Westbrook will try to recruit a big name free agent to join them next season..George would then sign extension to stay with Thunder.

Cavaliers..Sign FA-G-Jose Calderon-ex Toronto-Lakers
Minnesota..Sign FA-F-Taj Gibson-ex Bulls.

Bulls..Say they will be patient with lst round pick-Laurie Markinnen-who was (1-13) shooting in Summer League game.

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……………..(Football)…………….

Saints…QB-Drew Brees says he will play out his option in New Orleans and test free agent market in 2018…has 5-5,000-yard passing seasons with Saints.

Redskins..QB-Kirk Cousins-no contract extension talks on his 23.9M-franchise tag contract…faces July 15th deadline to sign deal or play out contract and become free agent in 2018.

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens confirms he was diagnosed with a cancerous cell on a kidney last season…had surgery in February-is cancer free.

CFL…Suspends Hamilton Ti-Cats CB-Will Hill for 1-game and fines him for grabbing shirt of referee during argument and for violent hit on Saskatchewan Roughriders player.

Bills..DT-Adolphus Washington arrested for pulling gun infront of police officer during discussion..did not threaten officer.

Dallas..LB-Damian Williams-police report he threatened woman in road rage argument over a parking lot space at a stadium…and pulled gun on woman..facing two felony charges.

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…………(Hockey)…………

Arizona…Coyotes hire Rick Tocchett as head coach…was assistant with Penguins…former head coach for year and half in Tampa Bay.

Penguins..Hire longtime player Marc Recchi as assistant coach.

Islanders…Hire Kelly Buchberger as assistant coach…was VP-Player Development with Edmonton Oilers for 2-years.

Ottawa…Lose D-Viktor Stallberg…signs to play in Switzerland.

Gulls..Announce AHL-schedule…will open with road game-vs-Tucson-October 7th….Home opener vs Texas on October 13th…..Play 22-home games on either Friday or Saturday night.

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………..(General)…………….

Floyd Mayweather…Boxing legend involved in dispute with IRS over back taxes…IRS may garnish purse from upcoming fight with Conor McGregor-UFC champ….Owes 22M in back taxes.

ITF…Federation fines Bernard Tomic-15,000, for comments he quit in lst round loss at Wimbledon…Head Tennis Racket Company cancels endorsement deal with Tomic.

Wimbledon…Venus Williams wins 86th career match in London to advance to semi-finals….Simona Haelp upset by Johanna Konta…

Wimbledon..Mens quarterfinals on Wednesday…Andy Murray plays….Roger Federer meets Milos Raonic….Novak Djokovic-vs-Thomas Berdych in key matches.

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