Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on January 31st, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)…………

Padres…Kevin Towers….Longtime Padres ex-GM passes away after 14-months fighting thyroid cancer-tumor near his heart…Spent 14-years as GM after moving up from Scouting Director….Also served as GM-Arizona Diamondbacks and then worked as Assistant to President Cincinnati Reds…..Built Padres pennant contender-inheriting Tony Gwynn….helped develop Trevor Hoffman…..oversaw deals for Ken Caminitti-Steve Finley-Wally Joiner-Greg Vaughn-Kevin Brown-Phil Nevin-Ryan Klesko-Ricky Henderson-Greg Maddux….Also helped developed he Scout’s Dinner to raise fund for needy former baseball execs.

Dodgers….Reportedly attempting to trade OF-Matt Kemp (23M)…or Yasmani Grandal (8M)….Logan Forsythe (9M)…..or Hyun Jin-Ryu (7.8M)….to clear space to try and sign FA-P-Yu Darvish.

(Roster Moves)

Reds..Sign FA-P-David Hernandez-ex Angels-Braves
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Mark Lowe-ex Mariners…FA-P-Manny Banuelos-ex Yankees.
Texas..Sign FA-P-Jon Neise-ex Mets-Pirates
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Nestor Molina-ex Mexico (1.89-ERA)

Milwaukee..DFA-C-Andrew Susac
Houston..OF-Nori Aoki signs with Yakult Swallows-Japan

Rockies..Open contract talks with FA-3B-Todd Frazier-ex-Yankees

(MLB)

Tampa Bay….fires team physician over sex abuse case 8-years ago.

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………(Football)…………

(Super Bowl)

Patriots…QB-Tom Brady says he feels healthy enough to play 3-to-5 more years.
Eagles..Say arrival of RB-Jay Ajayi to compliment LaGarrett Blount changed personality of offense.

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(Trade)

Chiefs-Redskins….Kansas City deals QB-Alex Smith to Washington for a 3rd round pick and a plate to be named later….Smith signs (4Y-100M) extension (71M-guaranteed)….coming of (4,042Y-27TD) season….Redskins will let QB-Kirk Cousins walk as an NFL free agent, rather than franchise tag him for 34M for next season after failing to get him signed to multiyear contract extension over last two years.

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(Coaching)

Patriots…Josh McDaniels-headed to Colts as head coach…’failure is best teacher in NFL’…’So much better now that I was in Denver now’

Colts..Hire Dave DeGugliemo-OL coach-ex Dallas-Bills-Chargers

Miami..Hire Tony Oden-DB coach-x Lions

Giants..Hire Hal Hunter-OL-ex Browns-Chargers-Steelers-Chiefs

Rams..Name Aaron Kromer-Director of run game..Shane Waldron-Director of passing game on Sean McVay staff.

Titans…Hire Dean Pees-Def Coor….ex-Ravens
Titans..Hire Matt LaFleuar-Off Coor….ex-Rams

Bills…Fire Gill Byrd-FB coach…Hire John Butler-DB-ex Houston

(Teams)

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck begins throwing workouts in Los Angeles with specialists.
Jaguars..QB-Blake Bortels has surgery on right wrist.ow CVB

(College)

Navy…Jarren Jasper-14Y-son of Off Coor-Ivan Jasper has heart transplant surgery.
Nebraska…2-Cornhuskers hospitalized for severe dehydration after off season workout.

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………(Basketball)………….

Clippers-L-Portland (104-96)….Damian Lillard (28P)….Blazers (19-of-22) FT….LA shot 41% in first game after Blake Griffin trade.

Lakers-at-Orlando…Wednesday night matchup.

Cleveland..C-Kevin Love out 6-weeks with fractured left hand.

Washington…G-John Wall-out 6W-knee sprain.

(College)

Aztecs…off night.

Nevada-at-Fresno…Mountain West showdown..Wolfpack (18-4)..Bulldogs (15-7)
UNLV-San Jose State
Wyoming-Colorado State
New Mexico-Utah State

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…..(Hockey)………

LA Kings-W-Dallas (3-0)…Drew Doughty-Alec Martinez-Paul LaDue score goals

Ducks-W-Boston (3-1)…Adam Henrique scores 14th and 15th goals of year in road win.

Carolina Hurricane….New ownership talks to NHL about on-going attendance problems…Canes 30th in NHL….averaging just (12,963)…63% capacity.

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………(General)…………

PGA Tour….Heads into Scottsdale for Phoenix Open that tees off on Thursday.

Texas Governor….Orders hearing into the Karolyi Ranch Gymnastics Center where Larry Nassar worked for 12-years during sexual abuse incidents with young girls….Training center padlocked last week.

Auto Racing….Former Indy car driver Jerry Sneva passes (69Y)…brother of Indy 500-win Tom Sneva.

English Premier League.
..Arsenal-L-Swansea…Gunners lose to 17th place team in stunner.
..Liverpool-W-Huddersfield….Snap 2-game losing streak.
..Crystal Palace-Ties-West Ham…1-1 score

..Manchester United-vs-Tottenham Hot Spur-top Wednesday game
..Manchester City faces West Brom…City (21-1-2) the year.

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