Best 15 Minutes Sports-Radio–Friday

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

————-(Golf)———-

British Open…….Phil Mickelson dominates opening round at Troon, Scotland….(-8-63)….had 8-birdies in bogey-free round…..Missed final putt-lipped off cup-would have been record 62-for British Open record….Mickelson best round ever was (60) at Phoenix Open….Has not won on PGA Tour since 2013-Open victory at Muirfield…Mickelson’s 2nd round tee time was at 3:30am.

British Open…Leader board…(63) Phil Mickelson….(66) Martin Kaymer-Pat Reed…..(67) Steve Stricker heads up 8-way tie…..(69) Rory McIlory-Ricky Fowler in 10-way tie…..(71) Jordan Spieth…..(73) Jason Day.

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——————(Baseball)———————

Padres-Red Sox…Trade…Padres deal P-Drew Pomeranz to Boston for top minor league pitcher Anderson Espinoza…..Pomeranz (8-7) with 2.47-ERA….Opponents hitting (.184) off him this season…Espinoza (18Y) is in Class A ball…is rated as 14th best minor leaguer in baseball…Espinoza has a 94mph fastball and been clocked at 99…is (5-10) with 3.01-ERA in 2-years in Red Sox system…(137K-134inn)….Padres had talked to 10-clubs about possible deal for Pomeranz, who pitched in All Star game on Tuesday…Texas and Baltimore were also involved in the trade talks…GM-AJ Preller has now dealt away Pomeranz-James Shields and Fernando Rodney-established pitchers, and received 2-Class pitchers and Erik Johnson-currently on DL.

Padres…GM-AJ Preller defended the trade…”We set a value on our players-if someone meets it-we make the deal”…..”We need lots of prospects to end up with a championship staff”…..You look up and we have impactful pitchers at every level”. .

Padres-Giants…Open 2nd half of season at Petco….Andrew Cashner (3-7)-vs-Madison Bumgarner (10-4)…Padres (38-51)….Giants (57-33)….San Francisco has won 9-of-11 heading into All Star break……Padres (0-9) vs Giants this year…San Diego (16-27) vs NL West……San Francisco (31-15) vs NL-West….Giants (28-16) Road-top record in MLB.

Padres…Shopping relief pitchers Brad Hand-Ryan Buchter also.

Padres…Final hours of window to sign draft picks….Padres have signed all picks in top 14-rounds and 31-of-top-36 picks.

Dodgers-Arizona…LA opens 9-game road trip…..Bud Norris to start for LA-Diamondbacks not sure of starter…..LA (51-40)…Backs a disappointing (15-32) at home-2nd worst record in MLB at home.

Angels-White Sox….Hector Santiago-vs-Miguel Gonzalez….Halos (37-52)…had lost 14-of-20 heading into All Star game.

MLB….Top games tonite as 2nd half of season begins…Divisional leaders matchup….Cubs-at-Texas….Nationals-vs-Pirates

(Injuries)

Red Sox..DL-P-Junichi Tazawa-shoulder impingement.

(Roster Moves)

Phillies..Release P-Edwin Mujica.
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Kevin Jepsen-ex Twins
Yankees-Indians…Open discussion of blockbuster trade involving reliever Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman.
Texas…2B-Rougned Odor rejects (6Y-35M) extension..wants to test free agency.

(MLB)

MLB….Says San Diego All Star game set all time record for merchandise sales..up 36% from last year Fan Fest record.
MLB…All Star TV rating-all time low (5.4)…8.6M viewers….however higher than NBA-NHL-All Star Games or NFL Pro Bowl…San Diego (9.8R).

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—————-(Basketball)———————

NBA Players….Unite at ESPY awards-to form coalition to try and rally black and white America in aftermath of Dallas shooting tragedies.
Chris Paul…”Unite our communities…urgency to create change”
Dwayne Wade..”Enough is enough…it is on us to do more in each of our communities”
LeBron James..”Look in mirror-time to educate ourselves-right vs wrong”
Carmelo Anthony…”Injustice-Distrust-Anger must cease…System in broken”

San Antonio….Spurs coach Greg Popovich lauds Tim Duncan career…Duncan in letter to fans called career with Spurs “Dream Journey”…..
Popovich…”Without Duncan-I’d be in the Budweiser Leagues”…..”He made a living for all of us”…..”Created winning environment”…..”Most real-consistent-true person ever meet in my life”

Adam Silver…NBA Commissioner….Speaks out against “Super Teams”….in aftermath of Kevin Durant signing at Golden State….”Super teams not good for NBA”….”Every team needs a chance to compete”…..”Must re-examine the free agent system”……”This is not ideal for league”

Warriors..Re-sign CO-Anderson Sarajevo
Spurs..Re-sign GO-Manu Ignobly
Sixes..Sign GO-Dario Sari-European draft pick
Pelicans..Sign FA-I-Terrance Jones-ex Celtic
Spurs..Sign FA-CO-Dewayne Demon-ex Orlando
Brooklyn..Sign FA-I-Anthony Bennett-former lest round pick-failed in Cleveland-Toronto.

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———————(Football)———————–

Chargers….Police in LA says Danny Wood head and 3-other players lost 308,000 to financial investor who stole money from players investments…They thought he was investing in ownership of horses in racing industry.

NFL…Friday deadline Pam for Franchise Tag free agents to sign contracts-or have to play under terms of 1-year franchise tag…..Unsigned as of this morning…Broncos LB-Von Miller…..Redskins BE-Kirk Cousins….Chiefs SO-Eric Berry…..Jets DE-Mohammed Wilkerson….Bears WRY-Alton Jeffrey.

Rams..Sign 3M-lease to hold training camp at US-Irvine

Saints..Negotiate with WRY-Naquin Bolden-49ers.
Carolina..Sign FA-CB-Leonard Johnson-Tampa Bay
Browns..Lose DE-Desmond Bryant for year with torn pectoral muscle surgery
Colts..RB-Robert Turbin-arrested for marijuana possession at football camp at Utah State.

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——————-(Hockey)———————-

LA Kings..Sign FA-F-Pat Bjorkstrand-scored 13-goals in KHL-Russia last year.
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-F-Cory Conacher-ex Sabres….scored 52-points in 48-games in Switzerland last winter.

Las Vegas…NHL Expansion franchise meets with AHL-asking for rights to put top minor league team in Salt Lake City and to sign players this year…Las Vegas starts play in 2017 season.

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——————–(General)————————————-

NASCAR….New Hampshire 400…Dale Earnhardt-Junior…team running out of time to try and make Chase for Championship.
Formula 1…Off weekend
Formula 1…Haas Team-based out of Charlotte signs 18Y-old driver Santino Ferruci to be test driver…lst American to drive in F-1 since 1977-Danny Ongais.

Delmar….2016 Summer Horse Racing Season starts today at 4pm.

Tijuana XOLOs…Open season tonite under 2nd year head coach Miguel Herrera…Team scored just 17-goals in 17-games last year…fading at end of year-missing playoffs.

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