Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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

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Chargers…Offensive line woes grow…Lose starting OG-Matt Slauson-signs FA contract with Colts….had already lost starting OG-Kenny Wiggins to Detroit….means young OL-Forrest Lamp-Dan Feeney will be starting guards with veteran Mike Pouncey at OC….Russell Okung-Joe Barksdale remain at OT.

(Free Agency)

Steelers..Sign FA-S-Morgan Burnett-ex Packers
Seahawks..Sign FA-OT-DJ Fluker-ex Giants-Chargers
49ers..Sign FA-OG-Jon Cooper-ex Cowboys-Cardinals-Patriots
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Eric Ebron-ex Lions
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Ryan Grant-ex Redskins
Chiefs..Sign FA-DT-Xavier Williams-exArizona.
Jets..Sign FA-CB-Brandon Copeland-ex Lions
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Josh Keyes-ex Cleveland

(Visits)

Washington..Visit with DT-Sylvester Williams-ex Broncos-Titans
Rams..Visit with DT-Ndamakong Suh-ex Miami
Raiders..Visit with DT-Ndamakong Suh-ex Miami
Saints..Visit with WR-Eric Decker-ex Broncos-Jets
Raiders..Visit with WR-Eric Decker-ex Broncos-Jets
Steelers..Visit with S-Mike Thomas-ex Miami
49ers..Visit with CB-Jaylen Watkins-ex Eagles
Falcons..Visit with WR-Justin Bethel-ex Arizona
Colts..Visit with WR-Cam Meredith-ex Bears
Jets..Visit with WR-Charles Johnson-ex Vikings
Lions..Visit with TE-Levine Toilolo-ex Falcons
Dallas..Visit with WR-Allan Hurns-ex Jaguars

(Roster Moves)

Lions..S-James Ihedigbo-retires
Jaguars..Release WR-Allen Hurns….TE-Marcedes Lewis.

Vikings..Re-sign K-Kai Forth
Patriots..Re-sign Special teams star Matt Slater

(NFL)

Competition Committee…about to present radical change in ‘Pass Catch Rule’……
..Will not recommend change in ‘targeting rule’….
..Will propose (:40) clock for coaches to decide on use of instant replay.
..Will put up for vote the ’15-yard penalty on pass interference penalty rather than a spot foul ‘
..Will recommend permanent adoption of touchback rule bringing ball out to 25-yard line.

Bill Polian…will be named Commissioner of Alliance of American Football….want to start Spring 2019…want to have 8-cities…Teams will have 50-man rosters.

Peyton Manning…will decide this week on offer to be analyst on Fox-TV-Thursday night package.

Buffalo..Wr-Zay Jones-arrested for kicking out window in condo in fight with brother in Los Angeles.
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(College)

Army….says record setting QB-Ahmad Bradshaw will likely ‘not play in 2018’….under investigation for consensual sex with female cadet on the post last season…Rushed for record (1,746-14TD) last year.

USC…Pro Day for QB-Sam Darold on cmspus…may have to throw in rain

UCLA…QB-Josh Rosen…private workout with Giants-Browns scouts
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……(Baseball)……..

Dodgers…Lose 3B-Justin Turner-5-8-weeks with fractured wrist-hit by pitch…does not need surgery luckily.

Dodgers..1B-Cody Bellinger injures foot in Tuesday exhibition game-taken off field.

Dodgers..Option P-Adam Liberatore to AAA

Dodgers-Oakland…..Yasiel Puig 2-doubles-4RBI…Yasmani Grandal hits 5th HR of spring…Kenta Made (5-inn-1R).

Padres-Reds…Tied (3-3) in extra innings…Matt Szczur hits solo HR to force extra innings…Dinelson Lamet (5.1-inn-3R-6H-7K)…Eric Hosmer-Jose Pirela combine 4-hits

Padres..Announce Kevin Towers will be named to Padres Hall of Fame in May ceremonies at Petco Park.

Padres..OF-Alex Dickerson to have surgery to repair damaged elbow-miss 2018-season..10-months rehab…3rd season ending injury in a row.

Padres..OF-Franchy Cordero-sidelined 5-days with groin-begins limited running drills.

Angels-W-A’s (6-5)….Zach Coast solo HR…Halos get 3R in bottom of 9th for win.

Angels..Shoehei Ohtani problems continues…(1-4)…now (3-24) this spring as DH in games.

Angels..reliever Blake Parker problems continues..spring ERA (16.20)-was supposed to be closer.

Angels-Tampa Bay…Halos pick up 2B-Luis Rengifo (12HR) in minors as payment for 1B-CJ Cron in earlier trade.

……(MLB)…….

MLB…Negotiating to have Red Sox-Yankees play 3-game series in London in 2019.

Milwaukee…Legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker confirms-hospitalized for 8-weeks after severe spider bite.

Brewers..Begin 50M-renovation of Maryvale spring training sight.

Pirates..say will start season with 13-pitchers on 25-roster.

Mets..1B-Adrian Gonzalez..hitting just (.191) in spring

(Injuries)

Texas..P-Tim Lincecum-behind in conditioning-not ready to open season…likely stay extended spring training.

White Sox..1B-Jose Abreu-hamstring
White Sox..C-Kevin Smith-ankle
Miami..P-Dan Straily-forearm
Phillies..P-Mark Leiter-forearm

(Roster Moves)

Orioles…Offer FA-P-Alex Cobb (3Y-50M)-ex Tampa Bay
A’s..Sign FA-P-Brett Anderson-ex Cubs-Blue Jays-Dodgers
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Eric Goeddel-ex Rangers
Arizona..Release P-Antonio Bastardo

Arizona..Option OF-Jeremy Hazlebaker-Neftali Feliz to AAA.
White Sox..Option P-Michael Kopeck to AAA
Washington..Option OF-Victor Robles to AAA-hitting (.188)
Mets..Option 3B-Gavin Cecchinni..C-Jose Lobaton to AAA.

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……(Basketball)……..

Clippers-L-Minnesota (123-109)…Karl Anthony Townes (30P-10R)….Clippers (37-33). .playoff hopes slip…Tuesday night

Clippers-at-Milwaukee…Wednesday matchup

Lakers..off till Thursday night game in New Orleans.

Blake Griffin…rips Clippers…compliments Pistons…”Coming here-Detroit-realize what a real franchise looks like”

Pistons..Talk to longtime NBA star Chauncey Billups about Assistant GM job.

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(College)

(NIT)

Penn State-W-Marquette..Lamar Stevens-Tony Carr combined (55P)
Louisville-L-Mississippi State..Ben Howland team wins by 23-ending troubled Cardinals season.

St-Marys-W-Washington..Jordan Ford (26P)..Gaels had 18P lead
Oklahoma State-W-Stanford..John Carroll (26P)
Utah-W-LSU..Utes hit 14-3’s..shoot 58%..score 95P
USC-L-WKentucky..Justin Johnson (23P)…1st time since 1948-Hilltoppers have won 2-games in NIT

(CIT)

USD-vs-Northern Colorado…Toreros go for 21st win…Bears come in (23-13)

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……(Hockey)…….

Kings-L-Winnipeg. (2-1) overtime…Jets get club record 44th win….lose hi scoring star Pat Laine (43-goals) foot injury-hit by snapshot….Tuesday night…

Ducks-at-Calgary…Wednesday night-hoping to stay in hunt for 6th playoff spot.

NHL…GMs meet in Boca Raton to discuss changing goaltender interference rule to use more instant replay.

Ottawa…Fans buy billboards asking owner Eugene Melnyk to sell the team. #Melnyk-Out….Owner saved team from bankrutpcy a decade ago.

Ottawa…Star D-Eric Karlsson leaves team after death of infant son.

Ducks..Callup D-Andy Welinski from San Diego Gulls.
Ducks..Sign college hockey star Kiefer Sherwood-6’2-RW-Miami of Ohio (32-goals)…scored 42-goals in USHL prior to college career.

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…..(General)……..

Indianapolis Speedway….Hall of Fame names Jeff Gordon-Tony Stewart for enshrinement.

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