Best 15 Minutes Sports-Radio—Friday

Posted by on April 15th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres-L-Phillies (3-0)…Vincent Velasquez strikes out 16-batters-throws 3-hit shutout…Ryan Howard solo HR-Sac Fly….Padres wasted 3rd straight strong outing by a starter-Drew Pomeranz (6inn-2R-3H)…Padres fall to (3-7)…shutout for MLB record 5th time in opening 10-games of the season…San Diego scored just 5-runs-in-4-games in Philadelphia…San Diego scored 32-runs in Colorado, all the rest of their games they have (5R-in-63-innings).

Padres-Diamondbacks..San Diego opens 9G-homestand tonite…James Shields (0-2)-vs-Zack Greinke (0-2) 9.90-ERA

Dodgers-W-Arizona (5-2)..Kiki Hernandez 2R-Double..Ross Stripling-second strong outing.
Dodgers-Giants…Friday night matchup Clayton Kershaw-vs-Madison Bumgarner

Angels…Off last night
Halos-at-Minnesota..Garrett Richards-vs-Tommy Milone.

(Scoreboard)

Tigers-W-Pirates..Jordan Zimmerman (6inn-0R)..Nick Castellanos 4RBI.
White Sox-W-Minnesota..Mat Latos (6inn-1R)….Sox (7-2)..Twins (0-9)..have scored 14-runs this season.
Indians-W-Tampa Bay..Danny Salazar 3-hit shuout..Marlon Byrd HR
Cardinals-W-Milwaukee..Jaime Garcia 1-hitter-13K.
Rockies-W-Giants..Mark Reynolds 3R-double..Nolan Arenado 2R-double..Gerrardo Parra HR.
Washington-W-Atlanta..Bryce Harper grand slam HR-his 100th bomb career..Braves (0-9)
Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Josh Donaldson 3R-HR..Troy Tulowitzki solo HR..
Cubs-W-Reds..Dexter Fowler-Addison Russell combine 6-hits..Chicago (8-1)..best start since 1969
Orioles-L-Rangers..Rangers 5R-in-6th inning…Baltimore (7-2)
Royals-W-Astros.Ian Kennedy (7inn-1R)..Eric Hosmer 2R-double…KC (6-2) start

(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Option slumping OF-Rusney Castillo to AAA..was hitting (.183) this spring.
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Justin Masterson-ex Indian-Red Sox
Giants..Sign FA-P-Alex Torres-ex Padres-Braves
Twins..Sign FA-2B-David Murphy-ex Indians-Red Sox.
Braves..Release OF-Michael Bourn-eat 15M owed on contract

(Injuries)

Pirates..shutdown C-Elias Diaz-possible torn elbow ligament.
Giants..MRI-P-Sergio Romo-ailing elbow
Tampa Bay..P-Alex Cobb-Chase Whitley begin throwing off the mound-comeback elbow surgeries.

(MLB)


Phillies…Relief P-Daniel Stumpf-suspended 80G-PED positive test…was on major league roster.
Braves..Bench 1B-Fred Freeman-in (2-for-25-slump).
Mets…3-Fans bid 300,000 for Mike Piazza 9/11-Home Run Jersey-will donate it to Citi Field and Hall of Fame for displays.

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Chargers….2016-Schedule-released…Brutal first half of schedule against big time QBs…5-of-first-8 on the road
Chargers…at Kansas City…Jacksonville…at Indy…New Orleans…at Oakland..Denver..at Atlanta…at Denver…first 8-weeks of season…2nd half of schedule 5-home games…1-tough road game at Carolina…season ending game home with Kansas City….1-Thursday Nite Game….no Monday nite games…No Sunday night games….Chargers have 1-playoff win in the last 7-years with Philip Rivers at quarterback.

Rams..Tough schedule…Play 4-of-6 on the road to start season..at SFrancisco..Seattle…at Tampa Bay…at Arizona…Buffalo…at Detroit…face the Giants in London…have very hard 5-in a row late in season vs Carolina-at New Orleans-at New England-Atlanta-at Seattle.

Raiders..Tough opening slate…at New Orleans…Atlanta..at Tennessee…at Baltimore…Chargers…Kansas City.

Broncos..Open with Carolina-Indy at home..at Cincinnati..at Tamp Bay…Atlanta..at San Diego…finish up with Chiefs-Patriots end of year.

Chiefs..Hardest schedule of all…Open home Chargers…at Houston..Jets..at Pittsburgh..at Oakland..New Orleans..at Indy…late season at Carolina..at Denver..at Atlanta..finish up Broncos-
San Diego to end season.

NFL…Thursday night opener…Super Bowl rematch-Broncos-Carolina…in Denver.

(Teams)

Rams-Titans…Pull off 9-draft pick trade….Rams get lst pick in draft plus 4th and 6th round picks….Tennessee gets #1…#2-2…#3 this year…and a #1-and-#3 next year….Rams have 2-weeks to decide whether they take Cal-QB-Jared Goff or North Dakota State QB-Carson Wentz with lst pick….Titans now have 6-of-65 top picks in draft.

Patriots…1st round draft pick Dominique Easley-DT-clears waivers…sources say he was cancer in lockeroom-lazy-fought with doctors about rehab from injuries.
Bills..WR-Percy Harvin-retires-career marred by injuries.
Jets..Prepared to open OTA-workouts without QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick-remains in salary dispute over free agent value.

(NFL)

Drew Rosenhaus…Agent terminates deal with Johnny Manziel…says QB must check himself into rehab.
Kyle Turley…Longtime New Orleans Saints OT-signs up with 30-NFL players to begin ‘Medical Marijuana’ experimental treatments for concussion issues..also on board DB-Toi Cook.
Myles Jack…UCLA linebacker one of 35-players back to Indianapolis for NFL-Combine physical re-check after surgeries last year.
John Bowlen..son of Broncos owner put on 2Y-probation-ordered into medical-psychiatric-alcohol evaluation-guilty plea for domestic abuse harassment incident.

(College)

USC…Hires Lynn Swann-legendary Steelers Hall of Fame receiver-to become new AD-replacing Pat Haden.

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Sacramento..Fires Coach George Karl after (33-49) season..Owed 6.5M-contract…volatile season conflicts with players-front office.
Washington..Axes Coach Randy Wittman after (41-41) season.
Minnesota..Fires coach Sam Mitchell who replaced the deceased Flip Saunders-week before season started.
76ers..Considering firing coach Brett Brown-replacing him with Mike D’Antoni after (10-72) season..GM-Sam Hinkle ousted last week.

NBA Playoffs…lst round games start on Saturday.
Golden State-Houston….Warriors (73-9) record setting season….(39-2) at home.
Oklahoma City-Dallas…Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook…Thunder (55-27)
Toronto-Indiana….Raptors (56-26)

NBA-Sunday matchups include
Clippers-Portland..LA finished strong with (53-29) record.
Cleveland-Detroit…Cavs ailing but wound up (57-25)
Spurs-Memphis…San Antonio (67-15)…(40-1) at home..Grizzlies without Marc Gasol-Michael Conley.

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———————(Hockey)—————————

NHL-Playoffs

(Scoreboard)

Kings-L-San Jose (4-3)..Joe Pavelski scores 2G for Sharks in upset win in LA…
Dallas-W-Minnesota..Jamie Benn scores goal
NY Islanders-W-Florida..John Tavares scores goal in upset win on road..
Flyers-L-Washington…Caps hold Philadelphia to 19-shots on goal.

Friday Night Schedule…
Ducks-Nashville…Anaheim (34-10-5) since Christmas
Red Wings-Tampa Bay…Lightning go for 2nd win in row
Blues-Chicago..St. Louis up (1-0)
Florida-Islanders…Isles go for 2nd win in a row.

LAKings…Sign F-Spencer Watson-scored 43-goals with Kingston in OHL.
Vancouver..Sign F-Troy Stecher-North Dakota…led Fighting Hawks to NCAA-championship…top undrafted college player in nation.

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————————(General)—————————

US Soccer..Coach Jurgen Klinsmann-denies he is negotiating to take Everton coaching job in English Premeir League

NASCAR…Bristol 500-this weekend…Kevin Harvick heads the field.
Indy 500…Long Beach Grand Prix for Indy cars…Juan Pablo Montoya heads field
Formula 1…Grand Prix of China

PGA-Heritage Classic-South Carolina..Luke Donald reeled off 3-birides on back nine-tied Branden Grace for lst round lead (66)….Jason Day-Matt Kuchard in group (67)…Charley Hoffman leads contingent (68)

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