Best 15 Minutes–Sports Radio—Monday
Chargers…Interview DEs-Joey Bosa-Ohio State..DeForest Buckner and 7-OL at the combine…Bosa runs disappointing (4.89)-40-time…Buckner impressive (5.0) time at 6’7-290….DE-Shaq Lawson-Clemson ran (4.73)…DT-Rob Kmendiche ran (4.87)
Chargers…Meet with 7-OL over weekend-very interested in Indiana-LT-Jason Spriggs-4Y-starter-ran a (4.9) and bench pressed 31X…likely top of 2nd round pick
Tennessee…Meet with OT-Laremy Tunsil-Ole Miss…apprarently locking in on him.
Cleveland..looking to trade back-still get shot at QB later in first round..but Browns also interested in trading for QB-Colin Kaeperneck-would then stay at #2-pick and take a defensive lineman..
QBs…Carson Wentz-NDakota State-rifle arm passing display…Jared Goff-Cal-very mobile-accurate….Paxton Lynch-Memphis State..concern over bone chip in shoulder.
RBs..Ezekiel Elliott-Ohio State-runs (4.46) in 40..Derrick Henry ran (4.5) despite (247lbs)..Bench press 21X….Alex Collins-Arkansas (4.59)…Tyler Ervin-San Jose (4.41)…Keith Marshall-Georgia (4.32)-25X-bench press.
WR…Will Fuller-Notre Dame (4.31)….Kolby Listenbee-TCU (4.35)…Trevor Davis-Cal (4.42)…Jared Payton-UCLA (4.48)…receivers ran slow times.
OL…Jason Spriggs-Indiana-ran (4.9)..(31X-Bench Press)..Ronnie Stanley-Note Dame-ran (5.2)…Josh Garnett-Stanford (34X) Bench Press..Nick Martin-Notre Dame (30X)….Jack Conklin-Michigan State (25X)..
LB…Jaylan Smith-Notre Dame-will miss all of 2016-season-slow to recover from 2-torn knee ligaments and possible nerve damage in knee from bowl game..will drop into 3rd or 4th round from lst round slot.
Aztecs…OT-Darrelle Green (5.2-40-28X)…Pearce Slater (5.4-17X)
Salary Cap….Union announces cap goes up to (155.7M)…12M-higher than last year.
NFL..Investigates incident Bryan Cox-Falcons-shoved Cardinals assistant coach in argument over interview with players at combine.
49ers….Reports San Francisco discussing 3-team-QB deal….Browns interested in QB-Colin Kaeperneck-Niners want 2nd round pick……San Francisco interested in Redskins Robert Griffin III but wants permission to discuss paycut from 16M due next year.
Redskins..Give Robert Griffin III-agent permission to talk to other clubs about restructuring down 16M-contract to facilitate trade….Redskins grant it.
Broncos…Open talks to reduce contracts of OT-Ryan Clady (9.5M)…DeMarcus Ware (10M)…Tuesday is deadline for franchise tag offer to LB-Von Miller….Denver Post reporting Peyton Manning will retire-John Elway denies the story.
Browns..Open talks to restructure contract C-Alex Mack-due (8M)
Eagles..RB-DeMarco Murray asks club to trade him..Cap problems may hurt potential deal…Is owed (4Y-32M) left on deal….wants to return to Cowboys. .
49ers..Agent for Colin Kaeperneck tells team-does not want to play for Chip Kelly….OT-Anthony Davis asks NFL for reinsatement-sat out last year with injuries….Hire Kevin O’Connell-Browns as QB coach
Washington…Will franchise tag QB-Kirk Cousins (20M)-contract talks break off.
Bears…Franchise tag WR-Alshon Jeffrey
Ravens..Franchise tag K-Justin Tucker
Saints..Visit with LB-James Laurinaitis-ex-Rams.
Bills…Visit with FA-CB-Antonio Cromartie just released by Jets.
Giants..TE-Larry Donnell meets with specialists-may retire-neck injuries
Ohio State…Coach Urban Meyer trying to help former Florida QB-Tim Tebow get opportunity in CFL with Montreal Alouettes.
Sun Belt Conference…Considering dropping New Mexico State-Idaho as members because of travel costs.
Big Sky Conference…Commissioner Doug Fullerton announces retirement.
Aztecs-L-Boise State…(66-63)…SDSU blows 9-point lead in final (:68)….Miss 7-free throws in row…Nick Duncan hits back-to-back 3’s….Broncos hit their final 6-free throws….State was outrebounded…committed 17-turnovers in terrible loss…..State (21-8)….but RPI ranking collapsing…4th bad home loss….Steve Fisher says team must focus-can run the table…Tells team remember how bad this loss hurts-do something about it.
USD-W-Portland…Duda Sanadze scores (38P)….Torereos hit 14-3’s…Torreros (9-20)
UCLA…Bruins falling apart…(6-10) conference play-not getting at large berth in NCAA tourney….Season record falls to (15-14) after loss to Cal.
Lakers…Now (11-49)..Lost 8-row…with 33-double digit losses.
Clippers-Brooklyn…..Monday night matchup.
Clippers-Brooklyn Nets…Monday night matchup…Clips (38-20)
Golden State-W-Oklahoma City…Warriors (53-5)…Steph Curry tweaks ankle-leaves game for awhile..Warriors win in OT…Curry hits half court 3-point shot at end of overtime for win…finishes with (46P)..Klay Thompson (32P)…Curry is shooting 50% from floor with shots from 28′ and out
San Antonio-W-Houston..Spurs go to (50-9)
Spurs..sign FA-G-Andre Miller-released by Minnesota.
Miami..Sign FA-G-Joe Johnson-bought out by Brooklyn.
Houston…Dwight Howard fires agent Dan Feagan-failed to get trade done at deadline.
Atlanta..Sign FA-F-Kris Humphries-released by Suns
Denver…Lose F-Danilo Gallinari-2W-sprained ankle.
Padres-Cubs…MLB reports Padres offered to deal P-Andrew Cashner to Cubs for OF-Jorge Soler…..Cubs demanded P-Tyson Ross instead….
Padres….Send P-Buddy Bauman back to San Diego-exam continued tightness in back.
Dodgers….P-Hyun Jin-Ryu throwing only changeups in bullpen sessions..throwing just 1X-every-4 days…will miss 6W of season..
Dodgers..Inform OF-Yasiel Puig he cannot rent a helicopter to fly him into Chavez Ravine for home games.
Dodgers..Release P-Brooks Brown-ex Rockies-shoulder woes.
Rangers..Sign FA-SS-Ian Desmond (1Y-8M)…will give up lst round pick-Nationals
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Dexter Fowler-(1Y-13M)..backed out of Orioles deal
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Shane Victorino-ex-Phillies-Red Sox
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Will Venable-ex Padres-Texas
Arizona..Sign FA-2B-Rickie Weeks-ex Brewers
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Ralf Soriano-ex Washington
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Drew Stubbs-ex Rockies-Reds
Astros..Sign FA-P-Neal Cotts-ex-White Sox.
Rockies..P-Rafael Betancourt-retires-struggled 3Y-coming back elbow surgery.
Giants..Contact FA-OF-Ryan Rayburn-ex-Tigers.
Pirates..Renew contract P-Gerrit Cole (1Y-541,000) same as last year despite 19-wins-All Star berth-getting votes for Cy Young Award.
Tigers..Move OF-Justin Upton to #2 spot-batting order-ahead of power hitters Miggy Cabrera-Victor Martinez-JD Martinez.
Union…Pitchers reject overtures to try new protective helmets-too heavy-vistor hangs too low-affects view of home plate.
MLB…Suspends OF-Abraham Almonte-80G-PED positive test.
NHL Trade Deadline….12-Noon-Monday….19-deals so far.
Carolina-Rangers..Canes deal C-Eric Staal to NY for #2-2 and Alexi Saarela.
Kings-Chicago..LA deals D-Christian Erhoff for D-Rob Scuderi.
Maple Leafs-San Jose..Toronto trades G-James Reimer for #4-pick.
Oilers-Penguins..Penguins get D-Justin Schultz for #3-pick
Oilers-Florida..Panthers pick up C-Teddy Purcell for #3 pick
Flames-Florida..Calgary ships F-Jiri Hudler for #2-4 picks.
Montreal-Chicago..Habs deal F-Tomas Fleischmann-Dale Weise for #2 pick
Sabres-Washington..Buffalo ships D-Mike Weber for #3
Jets-Chicago…Winnipeg sends F-Andrew Ladd out in 6-player trade
Buffalo-Ottawa…Trade of 8-minor league players in deal (4-for-4) swap.
Blackhawks…Release F-Jeri Sekac.
Ducks-W-Kings (4-2)….Corey Perry scores hat-trick….Ducks within 2-points of Kings for lst place in Pacific Division……Battle for 1st place-Pacific Division-Sunday night….Ducks (16-1-1) since January.
Gulls-W-San Jose….San Diego completes weekend sweep home games-dominating San Antonio and San Jose Barricudas…Gulls have won 8-of-11 in battle to stay in playoff race-must finish in 3rd place in Pacific Division to earn postseason spot in AHL playoffs..
NASCAR-Atlanta 500…Jimmie Johnson pulls off (:04) pit stop for tires-beats Kevin Harvick out of pits with 40-laps left and wins race..Harvick had 11-second stop for 4-tires…Johnson wins 76th career race-tying Dale Earnhardt-Senior.
NASCAR…Truck driver Chris Bell spends part of week in hospital with late developing concussion at 7-flip accident last Sunday at Daytona.
PGA-Honda Classic….Adam Scott-wins first time in 2-years after giving up ‘long putter’…held off Sergio Garcia Scott (271)…Garcia (272)…Ricky Fowler (277)…Phil Mickelson fades (283)…..Rory McIlroy missed the cut.
Lindsey Vonn…Fractures kneecap hitting gate in Super G-downhill race in Austria.
John Moores…Fails in bid to buy Everton franchise-English Premeir League for (277M)…ownership instead sells to group from Iran.
MLS….G-Tim Howard-Everton reaches buyout to leave English Premeir League to sign 4Y-deal with Colorado Rapids..MLS pays 600,000-transfer fee.
FIFA…Names Italian Gian Infantino-Italy to replace Sepp Bladder as President…inherits scandal marred sports….41-top executives removed in yearlong probe of kickbacks-financial fraud with World Cup funds.
Tijuana XOLOs-Tie-Chivas…..Goalie Federico Vera makes save on penalty show-game winds up in (1-1) tie…Under Coach Miguel Herrera-XOLOs now lost just 1-of-8 gaems.