Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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NFL Free-Agency….40 ‘name’ player sign in Day-1

Vikings..Sign QB-Kirk Cousins-(3Y-84M)-ex Redskins
Broncos..Sign QB-Case Keenum (2Y-36M)-ex Minnesota
Arizona..Sign QB-Sam Bradford (1Y-20M)-ex Minnesota

Packers..Sign FA-TE-Jimmy Graham-ex Seahawks
Chiefs..Sign FA-WR-Sammy Watkins-ex Rams (3Y-48M)
Chiefs..Sign FA-LB-Anthony Hitchens-ex Cowboys
Titans..Sign FA-CB-Malcom Butler-ex Patriots
Titans..Sign FA-RB-Dion Lewis-ex Patriots (4Y-20M)
Packers..Sign FA-DT-Mohammed Wilkerson-ex Jets

Miami..Sign FA-WR-Danny Amendola-ex Patriots
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Albert Wilson-ex Chiefs
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-John Brown-Arizona
49ers..Sign FA-C-Weston Richburg-ex Giants
Giants..Sign FA-RB-Jon Stewart-ex Carolina
Eagles..Sign FA-DT-Hloti Ngata-ex Lions
Eagles..Sign FA-LB-Corey Nelson-ex Denver

Jets..Sign FA-CB-Trumaine Johnson-ex Rams
Jets..Sign FA-QB-Ted Bridgewater-ex Minnesota
Jets..Sign FA-RB-Isaiah Crowell-ex-Browns
Jaguars..Sign FA-OG-Aaron Norvelle-ex Carolina (6Y-66M)
Jaguars..Sign FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Colts

Bills..Sign DT-Star Lotuleilei-ex Carolina
Bills..Sign S-Rafael Bush-ex Saints
Bears..Sign FA-WR-Allan Robinson (3Y-42M)-ex-Jaguars
Bears..Sign FA-WR-Taylor Gabriel-ex Falcons
Bears..Sign FA-TE-Trey Burton-ex Eagles
Bears..Sign FA-K-Cody Parkey-ex-Miami

Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Ryan Grant-es-Redskins
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-John Brown-ex Cardinals
Washington..Sign FA-WR-Paul Richardson-ex Seahawks.
Houston..Sign FA-OT-Seantrelle Henderson-ex-Bills
Houston..Sign FA-CB-Aaron Colvin-ex Jaguars
Carolina..Sign FA-CB-Bashaud Breeland-ex Redskins

Browns..Sign FA-OT-Donald Stephenson-ex Broncos
Browns..Sign FA-OT-Chris Hubbard-ex Steelers
Browns..Sign FA-DE-Chris Smith-ex Bengals
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Devon Kennard-ex Giants
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Christian Jones-ex-Bears
Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Derrick Carrier-exRams
Jets..Sign FA-LB-Avery Williamson-ex Titans



Saints..Re-sign QB-Drew Bree’s (2Y-50M)
Jets..Re-sign QB-Josh McCown (1Y-10M)
Rams..Re-sign CB-Nikell Coleman
Bills..Re-sign DT-Kyle Williams
Broncos..Re-sign WR-Demaryious Thomas
Jaguars..Re-sign WR-Marquise Lee

Houston..Visit with RB-Adrian Peterson-ex Vikings
Redskins..Visit with WR-Jordy Nelson-ex Packers
Lions..Visit with CB-DeShaun Shead-ex Seattle
Miami..Visit with RB-Dion Lewis-ex Patriots
Raiders..Visit with LB-Zach Brown-ex Redskins..DT-Tom Johnson-ex Vikings

Jaguars..LB-Paul Posluszny-retires after 11-year carrere

Packers..Release WR-Jordy Nelson
Eagles..Release TE-Brent Celek
Ravens..Release RB-Danny Woodhead..OT-Austin Howard
Bears..Release QB-Mike Glennon



Todd Leiweke…Resigns as COO-NFL to join brother Tim Leiweke in move to get NHL franchise for Seattle.



BYU..QB-Kody Wilstead transfers out…Cougars had 8-QBs on roster
Virginia Tech..QB-AJ Bush-transfers to Illinois
Colorado State..QB-Collin Hill-torn ACL playing baseball-had missed last year with torn Achilles.





Aztecs….workout today preparing for Thursday opening round game vs Houston Cougars in NCAA tourney.

(Scoreboard)-NCAA Play-In Game

UCLA-L-St Bonaventure (65-58)..Courtney Stockard (26P) in Bonnies upset win…UCLA G-Aaron Holiday 2-offensive fouls end of game…Bruins went 5-minutes without basket in 2nd half…first postseason Bonnies win since 1970

LIU-L-Radford…Blackbirds shot just 37% from floor in loss.

Syracuse-vs-Arizona State…Play in game on Wednesday
Texas Southern-vs-North Carolina Central


(Scoreboard)-NIT first round

USC-NC Asheville…were tied (85-85) in 2nd overtime at press time..Both teams shooting 50% from floor.
Louisville-W-Northern Kentucky..Cardinal survive poor first half…rally to win by 8-points
Oregon-W-Rider…Ducks erupt for 99-points
Baylor-W-Wagner..Manu Lecompte hits 5-3’s
Notre Dame-W-Hampton..Irish Marti Gabeau (18P)
St Mary’s-W-SE Louisiana..Gaels now (28-5)…led by 24-at half…won by 44-points
Oklahoma State-W-Florida Gulf Coast..Cowboys jumped to 17-point lead
Middle Tennessee-W-Vermont..Blue Raiders now (25-7)
Western Kentucky-W-Boston College..Hilltoppers now (25-10)

NIT-Wednesday games

Utah-UC Davis
LSU-Louisiana Tech
Penn State-Temple
Nebraska-Mississippi State

(College Basketball)

Virginia…Top seed Cavaliers lose F-DeAndre Hunter-broken wrist-was top 6th man.

NCAA-selection show…had 2.4M-viewers on TBS.

Evansville..Fire coach Marty Simmons-11 year veteran-never got Purple Aces to NCAA tourney.

Pac 12…Proposed elimination of ‘1-and-Done’ rule….If player goes into draft-but not taken-he must go to college for 3-years before becoming eligible for draft again…similar to MLB-NFL rules.



Lakers-W-Denver (112-103)…Kyle Kozma hits 5-3’s….Lakers sink 15-3’s in win…Survive combined (9-30) shooting from Lonzo Ball-Isaiah Wright..
Clippers-W-Chicago.(112-106)…DeAndre Jordan (29P-18R)….Lou Williams (23P)..

Lakers-at-Golden State…Wednesday matchup





Padres-W-Cubs (7-5)….Manny Margot-Hunter Renfroe combine 4-hits…Christian Villanueva 2-RBIs…..Eric Hosmer (0-3)-hitting (.161)…..Jordan Lyles (3inn-4R-5H)….now has (12.38-ERA)

Padres…Send red-hot minor leaguers Luis Urias-Fernando Tatis to minor league camp…Urias hit (.285) with 5-doubles…Tatis (.281) HR-3 doubles….Urias expected to start season at El Paso…Tatis at San Antonio-AA.

Dodgers-Angels…both had day off.


Mets..Doctors shutdown 3B-David Wright-continued neck and shoulder issues-missed much of last two years with spinal stenosis then neck vertebrae and rotator cuff injuries.

Toronto..SS-Troy Tulowitzki to miss start of season-bonespurs ankle.

(Roster Moves)

Mets..Option Tim Tebow to minors…was (1-18) .056
Texas..Option OF-William Calhoun to minors..hit (.300) last year AAA
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Huntrer Cerveka-ex Marlins
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Ezekiel Carerra-ex Jays.





LAKings-L-Arizona (4-3) OT-Shootout….Clayton Keller scores 2-goals in Coyotes win…Kings get 1-point in playoff race…now (82P) and still holding onto 8th place in Western Conference…Ducks-Calgary-Colorado all have (80)…..St Louis (79)……Kings just (8-8) in last 16-games..

Gulls-W-San Antonio (2-1)…Rookie Gio Fiore scores 17th goal of season…Gulls win despite being outshot 34-25 at home…

Gulls..Callup C-Austin Ortega-Utah-ECHL…(17G-45-Points-29-Games)





PGA…TV ratings for Valspar Classic drew highest viewership (6.9M) in a tourney since 2006…as Tiger Woods finished second.

PGA…Tiger Woods leads field into Orlando for Arnold Palmer Invitational-at Bay Hill.

Soccer..Tottenham Hot Spur lose high scoring Harry Kane-6-weeks-ankle ligament injury.

Indian Wells…Venus Williams eliminates sister-Serena Williams in 3rd round match…Serena first major tourney since giving birth to daughter last year.




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