Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on July 18th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Baseball)…………..

All Star Game-Washington…American League slugs its way to (8-6) win over National Legue in 10-innings…..George Springer-Alex Bregman hit solo HRs off Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling in 10th for win…..Jean Segura hit a 3R-HR earlier…..Aaron Judge-Mike Trout hit solo HRs to start the game…..Scooter Gennett hit 2R-HR in bottom of 9th to tie game….10-home runs in all.

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MLB Union….Chief Tony Clark says players have opened discussions and seem interested in having National League adopt the Designated Hitter rule in the future….Clark says ‘Universal DH’ would help quality of game.

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at All Star Game

..Baseball wants to talk to union about rule change to outlaw the ‘shift’ on defense, or at least modify it….Says shift used 36,000-times last year in games…used just 2,400 times five years ago..
…Manfred says MLB will talk to Union about adopting DH in National League
…Will also begin laying out plans for 2-expansion franchises-says Portland-Montreal-Charlotte-Las Vegas and Mexico City might be hot spots for MLB to evaluate…..says no expansion until Stadium situations in Oakland and Tampa Bay are solved.

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(Roster Moves)

Orioles-Dodgers…Reports Baltimore is closing in on Manny Machado deal with LA…..Dodgers would give up top minor league slugger Yusneil Diaz-Cuban prospect hitting (.314) in Tulsa AA after hitting (.292) last year….Baltimore may have to take on veteran contract like Yasiel Puig-Logan Forsythe…Orioles also want a top young pitcher for Machado.

Orioles-Phillies…Trade talks stalled over demand for top young P-Adonis Medina (8-3) as part of Philadleplhia package.

Indians-Padres…Have talked about availability of relief ace Brad Hand.

Toronto-Phillies…Blue Jays shopping P-JA Happ back to Philadelphia.

Arizona…Sign FA-P-Barry Enright (3.35-ERA) for Mexico City Tigers.
Mariners..Sign FA-C-Cameron Rupp-ex Phillies
Braves..Sign FA-P-Fernando Salas
Tampa Bay…DFA-P-Ryan Weber

Washington…Option P-Trevor Gott to AAA
Phillies..Callup P-Enyel DeLos Santos

(Injuries)

Blue Jays..Activate P-Jaime Garcia
Phillies..DL-P-Zach Elfin
Tigers..Send OF-Leonys Martin out on rehab
Yankees..Send C-Gary Sanchez out on rehab.

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……….(Football)……..

Arizona…NFL suspends GM-Steve Keim for 5-weeks-fines him 200,000 and orders him into Alchol Rehab treatments after July 4th DUI….had (.19) blood alcohol limit (2-and-half) times legal limit.

Steelers…Agent for RB-Le’Veon Bell says he will holdout of all training camp-report for week 1-of season and play out option with (14.5M) franchise tag….Agent says Steelers refused to put ‘superstar guaranteed money’ in Bell’s longterm 5-year offer.

Rams..Sign WR-Brandon Cooks to (5Y-80M) extension after trade from Patriots.

Seattle…Club ready to open camp and find replacements for DL-Michael Bennett-Cliff Avrill-Sheldon Richardson.

Dallas…NFL reinstates DE-Randy Gregory-suspended 3X by league for drug violations…missed all of last year with relapse .

Jim Kelly…Bills icon QB-will go back to New York for additional exams-complications of jaw cancer surgery.

Gabe Rivera…paralyzed former Steelers 1st round pick passes away….was #1-pick in 1983..paralyzed rookie season in car accident.

Boomer Esiason…steps aside from color analyst job on Monday Nite Football on Westwood 1-radio.

Brent Musberger…reportedly hired to take over Raiders radio football play-by-play from Greg Papa.

Tom Stephens…1st TE of old AFL-Boston Patriots-passes away (83)…became small college athletic director at Curry College after playing career.

Papa John…disgraced CEO wants to rescind his resignation letter and return to run the company…embroiled in yearlong fued with NFL over National Anthem controversies.

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(College)

Syracuse…top RB-recruit Akeem Dixon drops out of school after just 3- months…will return to Florida…8th player to exit Orange program this off season.

Ohio State…Former star LB-Mike Kudla passes away (34Y)…was working for University as Director of Development for Business school.

Notre Dame-Navy…Over 51,000-tickets sold for Irish-Middies game-October 27th at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego.

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…….(Basketball)……………

Lakers-L-Trailblazers (91-73)…..Lakers shot just 93% in losing title game….G-Josh Hart-named MPV of League earlier in day…just (3-12) shooting…..Lakers just (3-21) from 3-point arc…. ……Las Vegas Summer League-championship game.

Cleveland..Release veteran C-Kendrick Perkins.

Memphis-Sacramento…Trade…Grizzlies deal G-Ben McLemore..C-Deytona Davis to Kings for G-Garrett Temple.

Houston-76ers…Rockets refuse Philadelphia request to interview Houston GM-Daryl Morley for GM job with Sixers.

Team USA…invites Spurs holdout F-Kawhi Leonard to preseason camp workouts in Las Vegas…..Team USA to be run by San Antonio coach Greg Popovich.

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…………..(Hockey)……………..

San Diego Gulls…Lose RW-Austin Ortega…signs to play in Sweden next season.

Ducks…Sign C-Kalle Kossila…LW-Kevin Roy…D-Andy Welinski to contracts-likely to return to AHL San Diego.

LA Kings..Lose F-Torrey Mitchell…signs to play in Switzerland.

Kelly Buchberger….Assistant coach NY Islanders…hired to coach Tri City Americans in Western Hockey League.

NY Rangers…Hire Boston College coach Greg Brown…..and AHL-exec David Oliver as assistant coaches on David Quinn new NHL staff.

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…….(General)……………

Delmar….Opens 7-W summer racing season on Thursday…….however trainer Bob Barrett says Triple Crown hero ‘Justify’ will not run in the meet.

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