Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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Padres…P-Jose Torres suspended after arrest on 3-charges, that he pulled a gun on his significant other in violent argument in Phoenix in December…Charged with domestic violence, assault with deadly weapon, intimidation for tirade that damaged his condominium….That arrest came after he was arrested earlier in the month for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia-also in Phoenix.

Padres…Pitchers and Catchers report to camp in Peoria…included in the group will be newcomers Bryan Mitchell-Yankees…Matt Strahm-Royals..and Japanese free agent P-Kaz Makita….Also reporting veteran free agents Tyson Ross-Chris Young-coming off surgeries and injuries.

Padres…SS-OF-Alan Cordoba may miss early workouts-minor auto accident injuries

Dodgers..OF-Matt Kemp reports to camp 41-pounds lighter than what he finished up last season in Atlanta..Ready to play different roles

Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Chase Utley-2Y deal..hit (.235) last year.

Dodgers…Pitchers and Catchers go thru first workouts on Wednesday…Young starting P-Julio Urias not cleared to pitch-still recovering from shoulder surgery….Newcomers in camp include P-Tom Koehler-ex Marlins..P-Henry Owens-ex Red Sox phenom…P-Scott Alexander-ex Royals

Angels…P-DH-Shohei Ohtani reports to camp with nearly 75-media expected in Tempe…Also reporting ex-Orioles-Braves closer Jim Johnson….6-pitchers coming off surgeries in last years…Manager Mike Scoscia says Ohtani will get ‘most looks as a pitcher’…..Halos will go to a 6-man rotation with pitching staff.


(Roster Moves)

Yankees…Make contact with FA-3B-Mike Moustakas-had 38HRs with Royals

A’s…P-Jarrod Parker retires-elbow issues.
Twins..Sign FA-OF-Chris Heisey-ex Dodgers-Reds
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Wynton Bernard-ex Tigerts
Brewers..Sign FA-OF-Quentin Berry-ex Tigers
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Matt Tracy-ex Twins

Giants..Open talks with FA-P-Tony Watson-ex Dodgers-Pirates



Union…Opens camp for unsigned free agents at IMG-headquarters in Bradenton, but bars media from access to camp.

Boston..P-David Price tells media he handled his personal relationships badly last year…feuded with media all season.



Aztecs…Coach Mark Martinez ready to open season-SDSU plays UCSB on weekend…quotes from press conference
..42-wins last season..won 4-conference titles-lots to build on.
..SDSU ranked 13th in nation in recruiting
..Excited SDSU will host Mountain West Conference Tourney
..Lose 5-big bats in middle of lineup..will not be a HR hitting team
..Goal to get back to regionals-this year with pitching-defense
..Best group of arms on staff in years..13-pitchers on roster
..1st time we held recruiting class together-kids not take pro offers
..Not recruiting JUCO players..want kids in pipeline for 3-4 years
..JUCO recruiting means no grown nor continuity
..Excited with recruits 3B-Casey Schmitt..OF-Matt Rudick
..Must replace closer CJ Saylor-13-saves
..Must replace 1B-Ty Adkinson-15 home runs





Aztecs-vs-Wyoming…SDSU staggers home with (5-7) conference record…have been beaten by 10-18-25 in last 3-losses…Aztecs (9-6) vs top teams in conference….(9-2) at home….(2-7) on road…Cowboys (16-9) on year….Wyo led by F-Hayden Dalton and G-Justin James-both averaging 18P per game…Pokes (5-5) on road.

Aztecs-Coach Jim Dutcher press conference quotes.
..Need win in the worst way
..Trey Kell-missed 8-games with injuries-will try to practice.
..Kell needs to get into rhythm of playing games
..Hard to deal with all these double digit losses
..Teams get rolling downhill on you-tough to stop
..We’re playing 1-senior and 4-underclassmen right now
..Playing 8-man rotation-maybe fatigued in 2nd half of losses.
..Malik Pope getting double teamed alit-not making tough shots
..Freshman on roster-season wearing on them
..Confidence level low-frustration level high
..Players working hard-still searching for results
..Need more stops in 2nd half of games..teams shooting 50-60% against us in 2nd halfs.
..We don’t have shot blockers-we need to contest shots
..Seniors frustrated-been in NCAA tourney before-won MWC titles-this is there last chance and team not doing well.

(Mountain West)-Wednesday Schedule

Nevada-at-Boise..Wolfpack (21-5)..Broncos (20-5)
Fresno-at-San Jose..Bulldogs (17-8)
UNLV-Air Force..Rebels (18-7)
New Mexico-Utah State..Lobos (12-14)



Colorado State..Suspends interim head coach Steve Barnes in aftermath of suspension of head coach Larry Eustachy..both involved in abusive incidents with players.

Ole Miss..Andy Kennedy leaves Rebels program…(4-8) in SEC..was in 12th year.

AP Poll…1-Virginia..2-Michigan State…3-Villanova…4-Xavier…5-Cincinnati

South Carolina…Coach Frank Martin fined 25,000 for criticism officials



Lakers-at-New Orleans…Wednesday night
Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball will not play till next week..has missed 13-games with sprained knee.

Clippers-at-Boston…LA continues Eastern road swing

NYKnicks..F-Kristaps Porzingas will miss 20-months of action following major knee surgery.

Suns…lose games by 46-and-48 points this week…tie NBA record with 4-losses this season by 40-points or more.






Dallas…Legendary star Charles Haley says Cowboys players have become losers….’too many big egos-get off twitter-facebook-get into your playbook’.

49ers…LB-Reuben Foster facing NFL suspension for multiple anger management issues.

49ers..Ex-QB-Colin Kaeperneck-suing NFL-has put Roger Goodell…Jerry Jones..Bob Kraft…Bob McNair on witness list…will also demand depositions from Pete Carroll..John Harbaugh..and NFL-VP-Troy Vincent in his ‘blackball case’.

Denver..S-Syd’Quan Thompson-being held on 50,000-bail-domestic abuse arrest.

Los Angeles…Titus Young-ex WR-Lions-request for parole on 4-year prison sentence turned down…suffering from Bi-Polar disorder…had been involved in 7-incidents in one year span.


Giants..Hire Mike Shula-Off Coord-ex Carolina
Eagles..Talk to Deuce Staley about becoming Off Coord
Bills..Interview Terry Robiske-as WR coach..ex Titans
Chargers..Hire Phil McGeoghan-WR coach-ex Bills…Keith Burns-Asst Special Teams-ex Denver-Wasingon
Dallas..Interview Doug Nussmeier-TE opening…was coaching at LSU.

Seattle..Kam Chancellor says he will play next year-despite neck injury..due to make (6.9M) on contract.

Chiefs..LB-Derrick Johnson will not be offered new contract-played 13-years with Kansas City.

Half Fame Game…Bears-Ravens selected to play in Canton.



USC…Contract extensions to Off Coor-Tee Martin and Def Coor-Clancy Pendergast.

USC..WR-Joseph Lewis arrested-held 50,000-bail on domestic violence incident with girlfriend.

Penn State…signs non conference contracts with San Jose-Nevada-Bowling Green…being criticized for not wanting to sign deal with Pitt.





LAKings-Ottawa…Trade..Kings deal RW-Marian Gaborik-and-F-Nick Shore to Senators for D-Dion Phaneuf-and-C-Nate Thompson

Kings-L-Carolina (7-3)..Hurricane score 3G in 1st period..D-Justin Faulk 3-goals in 12 minutes
Ducks-L-Detroit (2-1)..G-Jimmy Howard 32-saves for Wings.

San Diego Gulls-Bakersfield….Gulls won 6-games in row…heading into Wednesday game.
Gulls…Release F-Dennis Rasmussen-to sign in Europe

Flyers…G-Brian Elliott to miss 6-weeks-core muscle surgery

Blackhawks…Roster shakeup coming…Chicago lost 6-in row.

New York Rangers…Shopping F-Rick Nash and D-Ryan McDonogh with trade deadline coming in two weeks.





Olympics…Shaun White-Carlsbad-storms from 2nd place on final run of Snowboard Half Pipe to win Gold medal…White scored an amazing 97.75 on final run…did two 1440-s flips to stars run then executed back to back 1260s-to explode for final score….White’s 3rd Olympic Gold of career….White broke down and wept in his father’s arms after finishing race.

US Women’s Hockey-W-Russia…(5-0)…Jocelyn Lamoreaux scored 2-goals in 6-seconds to trigger win.

US Men’s Hockey-vs-Slovenia in opening game at 4:10am…US coached by ex Kings star Tony Granato…roster made up of Americans playing in Europe and some college players…led by ex-New Jersey Devils center Brian Gionta

Russia-vs-Slovakia in first round game….Russians loaded with former NHL players currently in KHL…Pavel Dytksuka….Igor Kovulchuk…..Slava Voynov.

PGA Tour…Big name field arrives for Genesis Open at LA Riviera-tees off on Thursday.


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