Best 15 Minutes in Sports

Posted by on January 24th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Soccer)…………

MLS….San Diego consortium “FS Investors” proposing construction of 200M stadium for MLS soccer expansion team and for Aztecs football-seating for 30,000….SDSU may ask for increase to 40,000,….FS would pay 100M…San Diego State would pay 100M for construction….FS would turn over operation o f the stadium after 5-years ….SDSU would sell signage and skyboxes in new stadium that would open in 2020…

Michael Stone group would file 150M application for MLS expansion team that would start in 2020…Expansion application must be made by January 31st this year…San Diego-Detroit-Tampa Bay-St Louis all competing for 2-expansion slots…

FS package includes 55-acres San Diego River Park…800-units dormitory space for SDSU…possible condos for faculty…..possible research building…then later on construction of mixed use shopping-entertainment buildings…FS would negotiate contracts to host Liga Mexico soccer games…FS would become minority owner of a Liga-MX franchise….would also schedule English Premeir League teams to play exhibition games here on their US-tours…might consider sales pitching US Soccer about making San Diego a base of operations…also formation of a Soccer Academy.

San Diego State…confirms it has met for more than 2-months with FS-still exploring ideas and costs.

Mayor-City Council….Kevin Faulconer says he has not seen final proposal…FS group wants to buy the entire 166-acre Qualcomm sight for development at fair market price-ridding the city of the financial drain of upkeep-repairs of crumbling Qualcomm Stadium.

Padres…Ron Fowler-lead owner-confirms to UT he has discussed with architects a plan to change the seating at Petco Park as an option for Aztecs football and the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl, if Qualcomm Stadium is closed down.

………(Football)…………..

(NFL)

Chargers…ESPN reporters say NFL is “beside itself” over the move of the franchise from San Diego…calling the decision Dean Spanos made “a debacle”.

Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon named to play in Pro Bowl in Orlando as a replacement..coming off (997Y) rushing season and over (1,600) all purpose yards.

Raiders..Hire ex Chargers Def Coor-John Pagano, as Assistant Head Coach-Defense…will retain Ken Norton as defensive coordinator.

Chargers..Sign on church in Fallbrook..”God will never forsake you-unlike the Chargers”

(NFL)

TV Ratings…NFC-title game-Packers-Falcons drew (27.4R)-down from last year’s (31.8)….AFC game-Steelers-New England (27.8)..up from last year’s (26.8).

Cincinnati…CB-Pac Man Jones apologizes to police and says he will enter anger management classes..after police video revealed he shouted racial slurs..”bitch-nigger” at police during incident at bar..said he hoped they lost die on the job.

(Coaching)

49ers….Kyle Shanahan-Atlanta Off Coor…will go thru 2nd interview for San Francisco job next Saturday during bye week.

49ers..George Paton-Vikings returning for 2nd interview for vacant GM job.

Colts..Get permission to interview Trent Kirchner-Seattle and George Paton-Minnesota for just opened Indianpolis GM post.

Rams…Wade Phillips denies Denver report he was ‘toxic’ in Broncos dressing room-splitting the offense and defense apart…says it is a ‘lie’

Redskins..Hire Jim Tomsula for DL-coaching job..ex head coach San Francisco.

Jets…Interview George Godsey-Off Coor opening-was with Houston.

(Teams)

New England…Bill Belicheck (25-10) in post season playoff games says key to Pats success is front office acquisition of players who ‘fit’ Patriots way…says players commit to intensive team meetings and 100% practices for preparation for games.

Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers wants team to get involved in free agency to help build roster.

Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown no-show for exit meetings with coaches-media after loss in playoffs.

Browns..Sign FA-LB-Jamie Collins to 4Y-contract extension.

(College)

California…Hires Tim DeRuyter as Defensive Coordinator…ex head coach Fresno State….Hire Marques Tuiasosopo as QB-coach..had coached at USC-UCLA over last couple of seasons.

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…………….(Baseball)………………….

Padres….Sign 1B-Wil Myers to (8Y-63M) extension…says he bypassed arbitration years and free agency for 3-years…’believes in blueprint’ of young talent the Padres have stockpiled.

Padres…P-Jered Weaver rejects a 1Y-1.7M contract offer…made 20M with Angels last year.

Dodgers-Tampa Bay…Trade-LA acquires 20-HR-hitting 2nd baseman Logan Forsythe from Rays for young pitcher Jose DeLeon.

Angels..Open talks with FA-C-Matt Wieters-Orioles

Dodgers..Say OF-Yasiel Puig has reduced weight to (240lbs) for coming season..down from last year (255).

(Roster Moves)

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Brett Anderson-ex Dodgers-Rockies-A’s
Giants..Sign FA-3B-Jae-Hwang-Korea..(29Y)..hit (.335-27HR).
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Anthony Swarzak-ex Twins-Indians
Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Gregorio Petit-ex-Angels.
Arizona..Sign FA-C-Josh Thole-ex Astros-Blue Jays-Mets
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Shawn Tolleson-ex Rangers,
Blue Jays..DFA-P-Leonyl Campos
Tampa Bay…Open talks with FA-1B-DH-Chris Carter-Ex Brewers.
Seattle..Lose OF-Dae Ho-Lee..signs to play for Lotte Giants-Korea..hit 14HRs in rookie season last year

(MLB)

Kansas City…Mourns death of-P-Yordano Ventura…Police in Santo Domingo say excessive speed led him to run into ditchhit a house and flip his Mercedes SUV.

MLB-Union…Puts out travel log…showed teams travelled most last year.
..Seattle (47,704-miles)….Angels (44,495)…Arizona (42,119)…Dodgers (40,294)….Cubs travelled least (24,271)..Washington (24,668)

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……….(Basketball)…………………

Aztecs-at-Air Force…SDSU goes for 4th win in row..now (11-7) on year.

AP Poll….1-Villanova (19-1)…2-Kansas (18-1)..3-Gonzaga (19-0)….4-Kentucky (17-2)…5-Baylor (18-1)…..UCLA drops all the way to 8th after loss to Arizona

(NBA)

Clippers-W-Atlanta (115-105)…Austin Rivers (27P)..Jamal Crawford (19P)…playing shorthanded…LA (30-16)..coming off 25P-loss in Denver.
Clippers-at-76ers…Tuesday night matchup..Blake Griffin may return to lineup-had missed 18-games with knee scope surgery

NOrleans-W-Cavaliers (124-122)..Pelicans win despite Kyrie Irving (49P) and LeBron James (26P-10R-12A)…Pelicans-without Anthony Davis got (69) from Jrue Holiday-Terrance Jones.

Lakers..Reeling under 49-point loss loss on weekend in Dallas….worst loss in Lakers history…3rd biggest beating in history of NBA…Lakers now (16-31).

Golden State….Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 14-3 point shots in Sunday night win.

Miwaukee..Benched F-Jabari Parker after he told media contents of closed door team meeting with Coach Jason Kidd.

76ers..Will rest C-Joel Embid-suffering knee fatigue

Chicago…Putting G-Rajon Rondo on NBA trading block

Miami-Orlando..Discuss trade..Heat would deal G-Goran Drajic to Magic for C-Nikola Vucevic and a lst round draft pick

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………..(Hockey)……………

Kings-L-New York Rangers (3-2)…G-Henrik Lundquist 36-saves…LA lost 4-in row.

Ducks-W-Winnipeg (3-2)..Ryan Getzlaf PPlay goals..Jon Bernie 31-saves……Anaheim won 9-of-12

LA Kings-at New Jersey Devils on Tuesday

San Diego Gulls…head into Tucson for 3-games with Roadrunners…Gulls playing 8-road game out of 9-on schedule.

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……………..(General)………………..

Australian Open…!-seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber both bounced out of tourney-failing to get to quarterfinals….Roger Federer comeback continues….has won against 5th and 10th seeds….Rafael Nadal comeback rolls on..faces Milos Ronic in quarterfinals…Stan Wasrwinka-vs-Joe Tsonga in featured match

Soccer…F-Ryan Mason-Hull in English Premeir League-hospitalized with fractured skull….injured collided with Chelsea player.

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