Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on November 22nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 


MLB…Commissioner’s Office hands down historical sanctions to Atlanta Braves for ‘egregious’ violations of the International Salary cap rules over a 3-year period of violations.

..Bar for life-GM-John Coppollelo
..1-Year suspension for Assistant GM-Gordon Bleakley.
..Will suspend scouts in Atlanta organization who were part of scandal.
..Void contracts of 12-top farm system players-become free agents
..Void contract of 4.5M-SS-Kevin Maitan
..Void contracts of top 4-signees from 2016-class..1st..5th..8th..12th ranked in system.
..Strip Braves of 3rd round pick in regular 2018 draft
..Take 50% of Braves signing pools for 2018-19-20-21
..Limit Braves to 10,000 bonus to any player over next 4-years
..Banned from signing highly rated player in 2019.

MLB…Found Guilty…
..Atlanta exceeded International Signing pool for 3-straight years
..Braves falsified documents yearly on how much they spent on players
..Circumvented cap by giving Agents bonus money to deliver package of players at below value signings
..Tampered with underage players-paying them to not sign with other clubs in coming years.
..Gave cars to players and apartments to families to circumvent cap bonuses.

MLB-Union-Japan….Reach agreement on new posting system for Japanese free agents…..Shoehei Otahni will be posted December 1st-Nippon Ham Fighters will request 20M posting fee from any team that wants to bid…Otahni can then negotiate for 21-days, with any club that posts 20M fee….. and must sign….Effective next year, the posting system will go away….Japanese clubs will instead receive a percentage of players contract…3-tiered percentage plan going from 15%-to-29% based on total value of contract taking effect next December 2019……Japan drops proposal for ‘pull back clause’ that would have allowed it to take player off posting free agent board….

Houston…Astros players will get World Series checks of (438,000) each.

Joe Morgan…Hall of Famer writes emotional letter to BWAA members asking them not to vote for any player caught up in PED violations…including Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens.

Angels..Hire ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as Assistant to GM for 2018-season.

Cubs..Hire ex-Padres player Will Venable as 1st base coach…Jim Benedict-ex Miami-as VP-scouting

NY Daily News…Reports woman dating Alex Rodriguez broke off relationship because ex-Yankees star could not carry on a normal conversation without referencing baseball….A Rod watched 10-hours of baseball a day and had no interest in family or social life.

Yankees…Longtime OF-Hidecki Matsui will work for front office in recruiting FA-Japanese start Shohei Otahni next month

Minor League baseball…Suspends 5-more minor league players for PED violations…brings to 79-number of minor leaguers sanctioned for drug violations.

(Roster Moves)

Phillies…DFA former 1st pick in draft-P-Mark Appel-will be available in Rule 5-draft.

Rockies-Orioles..Trade..Colorado deals P-Konnor Wade to Orioles for international signing slot.



Yankees…Slugger Adam Judge undergoes surgery-cartilage damage-left shoulder.





Aztecs…Football coach Rocky Long goes on tirade over snub job RB-Rashaad Penny from Maxwell Club and Doak Walker Award ceremony….calling it ‘ridiculous snub’ and ‘disservice to great college player’.
..Any of these other top RBs retruning punts-kicks-catching passes?
..Leads nation in rushing and all purpose yards and 5-TDs on returns.
..Power 5-schools and media trying to exclude Group of 5-schools
..Power 5-not want give us recognition
..Snubbing Rashaad Penny is an example.
..Financial gap between Power 5-Group of 5-is widening-it’s unfair
..Penny invited to play in Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

Chip Kelly….in tug of war between UCLA-Florida-Tennessee-all want to interview him.



Denver…Names Paxton Lynch-starting QB-3rd different starter in 5-weeks
Denver..Mike McCoy removed as Off Coor because of 414-page playbook
Denver..Vance Joseph-head coach…’we mastered nothing on offense’

Raiders..Fire Defensive coordinator Ken Norton
Raiders..Name John Pagano-Def Poor
Raiders..Defense ranked #26….#37-pass defense..0-Int…14-sacks.

Vikings…Case Keenum stays as starting QB…(6-1) record.

Broncos..QB-Trevor Siemian moved to backup….Brock Osweiler-dropped to 3rd string.



Bears..TE-Zach Miller transferred from hospital to rehab center…spent 3W recovering from Artery graph surgery in knee.

Cowboys..OT-Tyron Smith-K-Dan Bailey-both practice

Colts..QB-Jacoby Brissett-practices coming off concussion

Steelers..WR-JuJu Smith-out with hamstring
Steelers…CB-Joe Haden-fractured fibula
Rams..WR-Robert Woods-out 3W-bruised shoulder

Chargers..9-players limited in practice with injuries….30OL limited-Russell Okung..Joe Barksade..Spencer Pulley

Redskins..Put 4-starters on IR-list…TE-Terrelle Pryor..RB-Chris Thompson…OL-Shaun Lauvo-Spencer Long.


(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Release veteran DE-Dwight Freeney (37Y)
Patriots..Release DE-Cassius Marsh
Houston..Sign FA-RB-Andre Ellington-ex-Arizona
49ers..Release DE-Datone Jones
Atlanta..Release CB-Jalen Collins.





LaVar Ball….Interviewed on CNN says ….’President Trump should do more important things than worrying about how I raise my 3-boys’…..”Trump tweets because he wants someone to love him’…….Tells Trump….’stay in your lane’.

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher worried about team having to play 3-games in 4-days in Wooden Legacy Tourney.

Lakers-W-Chicago Bulls (103-94)….LA rallies from 19-point deficit…gets on (30-12) run…Kyle Kouzma (22P)…Lonzo Ball (8P-4-Assists-14-Rebounds)…

Lakers-at-Sacramento…Wednesday matchup
Clippers-at-Atlanta….LA has lost 9-games in a row.

Toronto…F-Norm Powell-out with hip injury.
Denver..C-Paul Milksops-out 3-months-wrist surgery





Kings..send 1st round pick LW-Gabe Villardi back to Ontario Hockey League Windsor Spitfires…recovering from back surgery.

Montreal….Rumblings Canadiens may consider trading G-Carey Price to start a major rebuilding project.

Edmonton….Possible roster shakeup coming in wake of (7-11-2) start…plagued by poor goaltending.

Kings-Winnipeg…Wednesday matchup at Staples..
Ducks-Las Vegas..Wednesday game at Honda Center




Soccer…West Brom Albion fires coach Tony Pulis…team in 17th place.

Everton…Will interview former Ajaz-Manchester United-FC Barcelona coach Lous vandal for vacant coaching job.


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