Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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Padres-Yankees….Trade…San Diego reacquires 3B-Chase Headley…P-Bryan Mitchell and 500,000-cash for OF-Jabari Blash….Headley hit (.273) last year-strong postseason-playing 3B-1B…Mitchell (4.94-ERA) with 96mph fastball-but walks batters…had (3.25-ERA) will likely be moved back to starters job.

Padres-Tampa Bay…Trade…SD deals 2B-Ryan Schimpf to Rays for Class A-SS-Deion Tansel…Schimpf hit 35HRs in parts of 2-seasons in San Diego…had (175K).

Padres…GM-AJ Preller-Press Conference quotes:
..Alot of history with Headley
..Wanted to create depth with hitting lineup
..Strong corner infielder both 1B-3B
..Bryan Mitchell-only 26-big stuff-real upside…still young
..Mitchell been on our radar for 4-years..98mph fastball
..We have foundation in place with farm system
..Now we layer talent with some added veterans
..Not putting a year nor date on being in is a process
..7-young kids proved they could play-now must take next step
..Want select veterans to put around these kids now
..Told Headley other teams are calling on him already

Padres-Cubs..San Diego inquires about Chicago SS-Javy Baez…
Padres-Reds..have talked about Reds FA-SS-Zack Cosart
Padres-Phillies..remain interested in Phillies SS-Fred Galvis.

Dodgers….Yu Darvish evidently leaving LA-club not willing to increase payroll beyond 207M because of luxury tax.

Dodgers…reliever Brandon Morrow says priority was to stay in LA-but club could not make financial offer he wanted because of luxury tax.

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts-press conference
..Losing Morrow tough to replace his bullpen leadership
..Morrow was special demeanor guy..starter-closer-long reliever-willing to do all jobs
..Will backfill the bullpen
..Losing Darvish tough-but we still have 8-starters with Ryu coming back
..Young starters Julio Urias-Walker Beuhler next in line to step up.

Angels…Manager Mike Scoscia press conference
..Ohtani will be a pitcher first and DH in between starts
..Ohtani will work with training staff to determine regimen between starts
..Albert Pujols-first offseason in 4-years not recovering form surgery
..Pujols could play 1B-3 times a week, then DH in rotation with Ohtani
..Believes in health of 7-starters who had injury problems last year.

Angels…Confirm Japanese P-Shohei Ohtani has a minor sprain of elbow ligament…had plasma platelet injection right at end of season in October…will be fully healed.
Angels-Tigers….Reopen trade talks for Ian Kindler…GM-Al Avila confirms teams are now exchanging names in trade proposals.


(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Sign FA-reliever Bryan Shaw-ex Indians
Cubs..Sign FQ-P-Drew Smyly-ex Mariners-recovering from elbow surgery
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Tampa Bay
Angels…Sign OF-Rymer Liriano-ex Padres prospect.
Indians..Sign FA-P-Alexi Ogando..had (3.93-ERA) in Korea
Tampa Bay..Sign OF-Jeffry Marte-ex Braves-Twins
Mariners..Sign FA-1B-Matt Hague-ex Twins



Boston…meets with OF-JD Martinez-Arizona contract talks with P-Yu Darvish-ex Dodgers with P-CC Sabathia-ex Yankees with OF-Jay Bruce-ex Indians talks with P-Jake Arrieta-Cubs and P-Addison Reed-Red Sox with OF-Carlos Gonzalez-Rockies with P-Wade Davis-ex Cubs
Mets..Talk to P-Juan Nicasio-ex Pirates…1B-Mike Napoli-ex Texas
Twins..Talk to P-Brandon Kintzler about returning to team
Rangers..Meet with P-Fernando Rodney-ex Tampa Bay
Washington..Meet with 1B-Matt Adams-ex Braves
Brewers..Meet with P-Jesse Chavez-ex Angels


(Trade Rumors)

Texas-Arizona…Reports Rangers-Diamondbacks discussing blockbuster deal…Texas gets P-Zack Grienke (138M-contract) for OF-Shin Soo Choo and prospects.

Giants-Marlins..discussing big package deal OF-Marcel Ozuna-P-Brad Ziegler about Marcel Ozuna trade
Miami-Rockies…discuss Ozuna trade
Marlins…..10-teams make offers for OF-Christian Yelich
Orioles-Phillies..discuss Manny Machardo deal for Fred Galvis and pitching
Yankees-Royals..NY opens trade talks for P-Danny Duffy.
Yankees-Arizona..NY talks about deal for P-Patrick Corbin
Giants-Reds..reopen talks for OFBilly Hamilton
Mets-Texas..continue trade talks about deal for P-Matt Harvey
Tigers-Texas..discuss deal with P-Michael Fulmer


Umpire Darrell Scott-(58Y)…retires 2-concussions in 9-months..was crew chief for 16-years.

Astros…Houston players say Yu Darvish was tipping his slider and cutter in post-season…Houston hammered him for 9-runs in less than 3-innings in World Series starts.






Marshall Faulk….remains in seclusion following NFL Network suspension as part of ugly sexual battery-sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former NFL Network employee….Lawyers called Faulk’s action ‘insidious’….’ringleader’….

NFL Lawyers….say sexual harassment lawsuit is serious issue in that it is not ‘he said-she said’….Hard digital evidence….Emails…Texts…Videos…have all been preserved by the woman….as has correspondence with NFL Network officials who did not act on incidents for 4-years.

NFL Owners….Full meeting begins in Dallas with Commissioner Roger Goodall in face to face meeting about league’s many problems.


49ers…Coaches praise QB-Jimmy Garoppolo for ‘changing the culture’ of lockeroom
Colts..Coach Chuck Pagano says ‘we are all o 1-day contracts’..Indy (3-10)
Raiders…Coach Jack Del Rio says offense has to ‘let it rip’…criticixm of play-calls

(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Reinstate suspended CB-Marcus Peters
Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Ken Britt-ex Browns
Arizona..Sign FA-OT-Khalief Barnes-ex Raiders
Carolina..Release K-Roberto Aguayo
Saints..Sign FA-DE-George Johnson…release OT-Bryce Harris
Giants..Sign FA-WR-Hunter Sharp-ex Broncos
Bengals..Activae QB-Jeff Driskill from IR


Denver..IR-OG-Ron Leary-back issues
Lions..C-Trais Swanson placed in concussion protocol
Steelers..CB-Joe Haden-cleared to practice
Steelers..IR-LB-Ryan Shazier to open roster spot
Rams..WR-Robert Woods…LB-Connor Barwiin-cleared to practice
Washington..IR-TE-Jordan Reed…LB-Chris Carter..RB-Byton Marshall

Redskins..LB-Su’a Cravens cleared to return to practice-been out all year with Post-Concussion Syndrome.



Aztecs…RB-Rashaad Penny named 1st team All American by Associated Press
USD..DE-Jonathon Peterson named 1st team All American 1AA by AP.

UCLA..Fires LB-coach Scott White..DB-Demetrice Martin..won’t be with team for Bowl game vs Kansas State.

SMU…Hires Sonny Dykes as head coach.
Florida AM..Hires Willie Simmons-Prairie View head coach
Oregon..Hires Marcus Arroyo as Off Coor
Texas AM..Hires Darrell Dickey as Off Coor
BYU..Robbie Bosco rejects offer to become Off Coor replace Ty Detmer.

Delaware..Mourns passing (91Y) Tubby Raymond-built Blue Hens into 1AA power.

Rashaan Salaam….Family selling Heisman Trophy of ex-Colorado Buffs star…will donate money to CTE research…Salaam committed suicide after battling brain damage-from concussions and chronic depression

San Diego State…Confirms school drew just (28,619) turnstile count for home games this year, despite home games with Stanford-Fresno-Boise….Fans in attendance….school said it had distributed 39,347-tickets per game.





Lakers-L-NY Knicks (116-109)…Kristaps Porzingas scores 37P….Michael Beasley scores 13-off the bench…Lonzo Ball (17P-8R-6A) but was Minus 11 on the floor and benched….Tuesday night game

Lakers…Confirm meeting with LaVar Ball-asking him to back off criticism of coach Luke Walton and instead create positive environment to help his son cope with transition to NBA…LaVar tells reporters in New York…’what is best for the Lonzo is what is best for the Lakers”.

Clippers…F-Danilo Gallinari reinsures lower back after just 2-games back from Injured list.

Spurs..F-Kawhi Leonard..missed 27-games…first game back scores 16P-in-18 minutes.

New Orleans..Lose G-Tony Allen-4W-Fractured Fibula

USD-W-Colorado (69-59)…Isaiah Wright scores (20P) in road win…Toreros held Buffs to 24% shooting in first half….USD now (8-2)…best start since becoming Division 1-program….

SDSU…Coach Brian Dutcher says team was ‘ambushed’ when Cal went to zone defense 80% of time…Aztecs went (6-28) on 3-point shooting.
SDSU…G-Trey Kell misses more practice time….now bruised quad after missing time with ankle injury.




Kings-L-New Jersey Devils (5-1)…Taylor Hall scores 2-goals……..LA had won 8-in a row.

San Diego Gulls-Stockton….Wednesday night AHL matchup.

Ducks…Call up LW-Kevin Roy from San Diego.

Ducks..F-Corey Perry did not suffer fractured leg on Monday night…out at least a week.

Blues..Put captain Alex Pietrangleo-shoulder injury

Pittsburgh…Longtime NHL defenseman Zarley Zalapski-passes away (49Y)….played 14-years in NHL…was lst round pick by Penguins in 1986…also played for Calgary Flames….




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