Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on February 21st, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)……….

Padres…1B-Eric Hosmer goes thru first workout after impressive opening press conference.

Padres…FA-Eric Hosmer says he will wear uniform #30 to honor the late Royals pitcher Yordano ‘Ace’ Ventura-who died a year ago in auto accident.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller says organization did mountain of inquiries on Hosmer-players-person

Padres-Owner Ron Fowler said Hosmer checked every box we had

Padres..Agent Scott Boras says ‘analytics cannot evaluate heart-dedication-intangibles for Eric Hosmer.

Padres..Manager Andy Green says Will Myers and Chase Headley can serve as backup 1st baseman, though Hosmer averaged 150-games a season in his career in KC.

Padres…Owner Ron Fowler says Will Myers does not want to be a team leader…’not in his DNA’

Padres…DFA-C-Rocky Gale-want to send him to El Paso..hit (.278) last year

Dodgers…Sign FA-OF-Tyler Colvin-ex Cubs-Reds

Angels…Change dimensions in right field at Angels Stadium..Move HR boundary from 18′ high in right field to 8′ high to benefit hitters.

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(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred-Spring Training press conference in Florida
..Pace of Play game rules are fan friendly…make game crisper.
..Limited changes for 2018-see if it helps speed up games
..Reserve right to implement pitching clock in 2019
..Players told us we needed to speed games up also
..Did research on Pace of Game with fans-media
..Pace of Game not as big issue inside stadium for fans..big issue TV partners
..Clarify-Mound visits..if team makes a 7th visit to mound-pitcher must be pulled.
..Give new rules a chance to grow-just like 2nd base and home plate catcher rules
..Florida franchises very important to us-think they can be successful
..Great confidence in Marlins owner Bruce Sherman-Derek Jeter
..Believe Tampa can succeed with new location being discussed
..A’s-Jack London Square sight is right one..but finances-transportation issues exist
..Baseball changed because of analytics-so many young international payers
..Maintain there will always be a place for veteran players
..Arizona stadium situation serious-involves 100M-maintenance
..Doing research project on manufacturing of baseball-report not done.
..Not interested in monetizing successful Arizona Fall League.

Miami-Washington…Feud-Bryce Harper says he was shocked Marlins traded four top players…Miami manager Don Mattingly responds ‘mind your business’.

Miami…Chkristian Yelich says everything changed in Miami with Jose Fernandez death in boating accident end of 2016-season…..Payroll purge began….says to give Derek Jeter a chance.

Washington…OF-Bryce Harper tells media he will not discuss his 2019-contract status

Toronto…breakoff contract talks with SS-Josh Donaldson-he will test free agency.

Colorado…Move Ian Desmond to LF…Ryan McMahon will start at 1B.

San Francisco…Legendary slugger Orlando Cepeda rushed to hospital on Monday night…is (80Y)…may have heart problem.

(Roster Moves)

Yankees-Tampa-Arizona…Trade..Pull off 7-player deal
..Arizona gets OF-Steven Souza (30HR)..P-Tyson Widener (2.68-ERA)
..Yankees get 3B-Brandon Drury (.267-12HR)
..Rays receive P-Anthony Banda (3.83-ERA)..2B-Nick Solak (.305) and 2-players to be named later

Phillies..Open contract talks with FA-P-Jake Arrieta-ex-Cubs

Pirates-Red Sox…Bucs acquire 1B-Bryce Brent-hit 31HRs-Bradenton.

Yankees…DFA-OF-Jabari Blash-ex Padres

MLB…Declares OF-Pablo Martinez-a Cuban free agent….hit (.333) last year-can now sign with MLB team.
(Injuries)

Orioles..C-Andrew Susac leaves workouts-staph infection
Texas..SS-Elvis Andrus-leaves workouts back stiffness
Angels..P-JC Ramirez throws to live hitters-had stem cell injection on elbow
Pirates..P-Nick Bondi out with elbow issues
Pirates..OF-Daniel Nava-out with back issues

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…….(Football)………

Tampa Bay…Release RB-Doug Martin…had 2-1400Y-rushing seasons…but last 2-years…(421-406) with injuries and drug suspension.

Houston..Release LB-Brian Cushing-suspended twice for PED violations.

Chicago..Release LB-Jerrell Freeman-had concussion and 10G-PED suspension

Bears..Releasse OG-Josh Sitton-due 8M next year

Titans..Sign K-Ryan Succupp to 5-year-20M extension

Jaguars…Sign TE-Marcedes Lewis to 1-year extension
Jaguars..Release TE-Mychal Rivera….WR-Arrelious Benn

Denver…Considering releasing RB-CJ Anderson (4.5M-cap figure)

Miami..Franchise tag Wr-Jarvis Landry…(16.2M)…has 400-career catches-22TDs
Tampa Bay…Release DT-Chris Baker

49ers..Visit with FA-CB-Vontae Davis-ex Colts

Kansas City…No comment on rumors they are shopping CB-Marcus Peters.

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck begins throwing routine-hoping to be ready for OTA’s..says not need more surgery..

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott denies ‘sophomore slump’…thought he dropped in 4-different areas…also went from 4-to-13 touchdowns.

Steelers….Minority owner David Tepper becomes lead bidder for Carolina Panthers franchise.

CFL…Tells teams to release their list of top players on negotiations list-most are QBs
..Montreal-Colin Kaeperneck
..Hamilton…Johnny Manziel-Robert Griffin
..BC Lions..Lamar Jackson-Deondre Francois-Brett Rypien
..Calgary-Greg Ward
..Edmonton-RB-Philip Lindsey
..Saskatchewan-Trace McSorley
..Winnipeg-Quinton Flowers
..Toronto-RB-Dennard Robinson
..Ottawa-QB-Ty Ferguson

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(College)

San Diego State….Players enthralled with spring workouts at Chargers Park.

San Diego…Dale Lindsey opens spring workouts..must replace 4-offensive lineman….WR-Justin Priest-TE-Ross Dwelley (combined 125R)…DL-Jon Peterson…and both his Off & Def Coord.

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………(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-at-Air Force…Wednesday nite matchup…SDSU (15-10)…(7-7) in MWC.

Boise-Colorado State..Broncos (21-6)-Wednesday nite matchup
Nevada-San Jose…Wolfpack (23-5)
UNLV-Fresno..Rebels (19-8)..Bulldogs (19-8)

New Mexico-W-Wyoming….Lobos pull off (119-114) upset win in Laramie….Troy Simons-Sam Longwood combine for 48P off the bench for UNM…..Lobos hit 13-3’s…hit 32 free throws in wild game….2-teams combined for 64-fouls….81-free throws.

NCAA…Rejects U-Louisville appears of sanction in aftermath of Recruiting Sex scandal…orders school to vacate wins and NCAA championship under the Rick Pitino era.

(NBA)

NBA All Star Game…TV Ratings dropped from 7.8M to 7.7M-viewers despite the new roster concept of LeBron James-vs-Steph Curry.

Charlotte..Fires Gm-Rich Chao….Interviewing ex-Lakers GM-Mitch Kupchack.

Boston…Legendary G-Nate Archibald confirms he has severe heat disease-not eligible for heart transplant.

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………..(Hockey)………..

(Olympics) Quarter Final matches Wednesday
..US-Czechsolovakia
..Canada-Finland
..Germany-Sweden
..Russia-Norway

..USA-Canada for Womens Gold Medal-tonight

LAKings–W-Winnipeg (4-3)….Dion Phaneuf power play goal…Dustin Brown.scores 17th goal of season in big road win….Kings now with (71-points) moves into 3-way tie with Ducks-Minnesota for 8th and final playoff spot…….Tuesday night action

Ducks-Dallas Stars….Wednesday night matchup

Seattle…Begins NHL season ticket drive on March 1st..alrxeady filed expansion proposal with NHL office.

Vancouver…Sign D-Eric Gudbranson to 3Y-deal rather than trade him.
Flyers..F-Wayne Simmonds-out 3W-shoulder injury from fight
Buffalo..D-Jake McCabe-shoulder surgery-gone for year.

Slava Voynov….LATimes says ex-Kings defenseman plead guilty of domestic abue…Police report said he punched his wife…choked her 3-times…knocked her to floor 6-times…threw her into wall TV screen causing 1-inch cut on head…in drunken rage incident in October 2014….was expelled from NFL and deported back to Russia.

San Diego Gulls….lose leading scorer Eric Fehr-Toronto Maple Leafs, who loaned him to Gulls, deal him to San Jose Sharts for 7th round pick….Fehr had 17-goals in 34-games for Gulls…

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