Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on January 17th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NBA)

League office..Expected to hand out suspensions and fines for ugly incidents at end of Clippers-Rockets game on Tuesday..
..Blake Griffin stepping out of bounds to make contact with Houston coach Mike D’Antoni..in 4th quarter.
..Austin Rivers-Trevor Ariza cursing incident on court at end of game..
..Ariza gaining entrance to Clippers locker room after the game to get at Rivers.
..Rivers using a racial slur directed at Ariza
..Chris Paul-James Harden entering LA locker room to try and break up fight.
..LA-PD arrives at Staples Center to enter Clippers locker room.

Cavaliers…Lost 9-of-11 games…Ranked 29th in defense…criticism roster of aging talent….redundant bench players..

Boston…Legendary G-JoJo White passes away (71Y)..complicstions from brain tumor surgery and pneumonia

(Schedule)

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City…LA without Lonzo Ball-knee sprain…Brandon Ingram-questionable with ankle.Wednesday game

Clippers-Denver…Wedneday night matchup.

San Diego State-Fresno…Aztecs (11-5)..Bulldogs (13-4) in Mountain West play.

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……(Football)……..

(Teams)

Pittsburgh…Post Gazette reports some of 13-monority partners urging owner Art Rooney to consider coaching change because of game management issues with Mike Tomlin..

Pittsburgh..QB-Ben Roethlisberger says Tomlin-Todd Haley-banned him from audibilizing to QB sneaks on 4th and 1-calls twice in playoff game.

Pittsburgh..DE-Cam Hayward says team missed leadership of Ryan Shazier-James Harrison in playoffs…team failed to execute….OG-David DeCastro said team lost ‘focus’ in week leading up to game-spent too much time talking about New England.

Pittsburgh..Reports Steelers will not renew contract of Todd Haley-Off Coor….WR-coach Richard Mann leaves team-retiring

Pittsburgh…Legendary WR-Hines Ward talking to club about becoming WR-coach.

Tampa Bay..GM-Jason Licht says (5-11) season was ‘brutal’….RB-Doug Martin no longer same player since NFL suspension.

Bengals..Backup QB-AJ McCarron files grievance-believes he should be allowed to become a free agent this off season.

CFL..Montreal Alouettes release starting QB-Darian Durant (15TD-16 Int) for (3-15) team…

Jets..Announce ticket price cut of 11% for 2018 tickets-not been to playoffs in 7-years.

Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette escapes injury-car was rear-ended on Tuesday morning.

Carolina Panthers…Front office employee-Christina Treadway-killed her 2-children in home…then jumped off a bridge in a suicide incident on Tuesday…mental illness issues suspected.

NYJets..Jury selection begins in murder case of RB-Joe McKnight….Ron Gesser plead not guilty of road rage incident

(Coaching)

Arizona..interviews John DeFilippo-Eagles..2nd time for head coaching job.
Browns..interview fired Giants coach Ben McAdoo for Off Coor job.
Atlanta..Interview Jedd Fish for QB-coaching job…ex-Off Coor-UCLAl
Bears..Interview Pat O’Hara-Houston QB coach for same job
Texans..Interview Darin Perry-DB coach-Packers for same job
Seahawks..Fire Def Cool Kris Richard…Hire Ken Norton-Jr-49ers for Def Coor job
Seahawks..Fire LB-coach Michael Barrow
Steelers..WR-coach Richard Mann retires
Packers..Hire Pat Grahame-TE coach..ex-Giants

Giants…Mike Holmgren says incoming head coach Pat Shurmur needs to ‘lighten up’…’Have fun’….’Not everything Doomsday’….’Quit reading everything written about him’…Holmgren hired Shurmur as head coach with Browns-went (9-23) in 2-seasons.

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(College)

Stanford..RB-Bryce Love will return to school-bypass draft..(2,113Y) rushing last season.

Alabama..Nick Saban visits with fired Ole Miss coach Hughe Freeze about Off Coor job…Freeze lost job in flurry of NCAA violations…Tide looking to hire 4th coordinator in 13-months.

Arizona..WR-Keyshawn Johnson-Jr-transfers in from Nebraska…left school in fall with drug violation.

Kent State..QB-Woody Barrett-top recruit from Auburn-transfers into Golden Flashes program.

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……..(Baseball)………..

Pirates..2B-Josh Harrison asks for trade following Buccos decision to deal Andrew McCutchen-Gerrit Cole…over weekend.

Miami..Agent for OF-Christian Yelich says relationship with team forever damaged…demands trade.

Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Curtis Grandson-ex Dodgers-Mets.
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Wade LeBlanc-ex Padres-Rays-Pirates
Texas..Sign FA-P-Deolis Guerra-ex Angels
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tyler Pill-ex Mets
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Gonzalez Germon-Orix Buffaloes-Japan..had (2.98-ERA)

Giants..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Jarrod Dyson-ex Mariners

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……..(Hockey)……….

Gulls-at-Tucson…San Diego tries to snap 2-game losing streak to Roadrunners.

Ducks-Penguins…Wednesday night matchup

LA Kings..send D-Osc0ar Frantenburg-Kent McDermitt to Ontario-AHL….callup C-Mike Amadio..D-Paul LaDue….Put F-Jussi Jokinen on waivers-to send him to AHL

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……(General)………..

USA Gymnastics…4X-Gold Medalist Simone Biles says it was a ‘horrifying experience’….was told ‘to trust Dr. Larry Nasser’…who then repeatedly touched her while treating her for injuries….Biles went public saying she could not live with the guilt of pain…..wants to know why USOC officials let this go on for years…she becomes the 134th athlete to go public…Nasser facing life in prison.

Australian Open…Venus Williams-Sloane Stephens-Coco Vandeweigh all knocked out in first round matches…1st round winners include Maria Sharapova-Anna Kerber…Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic.

English Premier League…Manchester United-W-Stoke City…United within 12 points of first place Manchester City.

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