Best 15 Minutes-Sports-Thursday

Posted by on June 18th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

(Football)

Chargers-City…Negotiations hit impasse…Mayor Kevin Faulconer harsh-blunt-press conference on Wednesday….
“We have made good faith efforts to provide responses to every Chargers concern”:
“We have offered solution after solution-they have offered only criticism-no alternatives”
“I challenge Dean Spanos to ‘prove’ he wants to stay in San Diego-re-engage these negotiations”
“We work on solutions-they work on their LA plan”
“They have refused to discuss any financial negotiations”
“We have the best legal experts in the state working on these ideas-they refute what is being recommended”
“We remain positive-the Chargers are always negative”
“We need a ‘willing partner’ at the negotiating table”
“We will tell the NFL what we have done-and what they haven’t”
Chargers…City Attorney-Jan Goldsmith
“Neither Mark Fabiani nor I are Environmental impact specialists-let the pro’s do their job”
“We have given them a timeline to get the impact study done by October 15th-our professionals say it can be done-they team says it can’t”
“We have hired the foremost experts in the environmental field-they know the law-Fabiani does not:”
Chargers..County Supervisor-Ron Roberts.
“The Chargers are not a willing partner”
“We have put up solution after solution-they reject all of them”
“It appears the Chargers are trying to run out the clock” on negotiations.
Chargers…Jason Roe-Mayor’s Political Consultant
“Chargers have walked away from the table:
“Chargers have not done one tangible thing towards a solution, but instead put up phony roadblocks to success.”
“They were never at the negotiating table-they have misled the public and civic leaders”

Chargers…City angry press conference followed Mark Fabiani’s comments the talks were going ‘nowhere’, a ‘waste of time’, and ‘laughable’.
Chargers…Team begins selling individual game tickets for 2015 season on Friday

Green Bay…Legendary QB-Bart Starr undergoing Stem-Cell treatment for complications from stroke at age (81Y)

Dallas..WR-Dez Bryant says 13M-Franchise Tag contract provides him no NFL security.
Cleveland..QB-Johnny Manziel calls last year rookie season “disaster”.
Denver..OG-John Moffitt-who left NFL 2-years ago with drug issues-cleared to return-wants to be reinstated.
Bears..Visit with FA-RB-Daniel Thomas-Miami…Sherrod Martin-S-Carolina
Bills..Visit with FA-OT-Wayne Hunter-ex Jets-Seahawks-Lions-Rams

Collegiate Commissioners…Table plan for December early signing football recruits..Wants NCAA-Oversight Committee to evaluate that, plus other issues like Satellite workout camps..Cost of Living stipends for athletes.

(Baseball)

Padres-L-Athletics (16-2)…Bottom falling out on season…Padres lost 7-of-9…Billy Butler 3R-HR-had 4-hits..Ben Zobrist single-double-triple-3RBI..Jesse Chavez 11-strikeout outing…Friars (32-36)…Odri Despaigne gives up 4-runs lst inning…A’s explode 7-more run in 8th inning..burned up bullpen-asked Alexi Amirista to pitch in 8th inning..Manager Pat Murphy says ‘team been thru a lot…loss like this might be a cleansing.’
San Diego-Oakland..Ian Kennedy (3-5)-vs-Kevin Graverman (3-3)…Kennedy 3-quality starts row (18inn-6R-18K)

Padres..OF-Wil Myers undergoes wrist surgery today for bone spur-out till September..has injured wrist 4X in 2-years…believe solve problem.
Padres..P-Josh Johnson-shutdowns simulated game after 3-pitches-twinges in finger from forearm.
Padres..P-Cory Luebke-throws another 1-2-3- rehab inning at Lake Elsinore.
Padres..2B-Jedd Gyroko-struggles at El Paso continue…now (3-18)..(.138-BA)
Padres..Promote Jamie Quirk to manage at AAA-El Paso to replace Pat Murphy.

Dodgers-L-Texas (5-3)…Joey Gallo 2R-HR off Clayton Kershaw…Ended streak 30-straight home starts by Kershaw-allowing 3R or less..LA lost 4-of-5
LA-Rangers..Colby Lewis-vs-Zack Greinke (5-2) 1.95ERA-tonite
Dodgers…DL-Chris Hatcher-oblique injury

Angels-L-Arizona (3-2)..Paul Goldschmidt-Wellington Castillo HRs
Halos-Diamondbacks…CJ Wilson-vs-Alan Webster today
Angels..Call up P-Trevor Gott from Salt Lake City

Giants-L-Mariners..Robbie Cano RBI-double
Astros-W-Rockies..Rookie Carlos Correra 2R-HR..RBI-double
Cardinals-L-Minnesota…Eduardo Nunez 2-RBI
Royals-W-Brewers…Alcides Escobar 3R-triple, RBI-single
Pirates-W-White Sox..Jang Kang 2R-HR
Tigers-L-Reds….Todd Frazier grand slam HR in 13th for Cincinnati…Miggy Cabrera 3R-HR for Tigers.
Red Sox-L-Braves..Cam Maybin game winning RBI-single-hitting (.296)
Cubs-W-Indians..Kris Bryant Grand Slam HR..Chris Denorfia 3R-HR..Anthony Rizzo 2R-HR..Ad Russell 2R-HR in (17-0) rout
Mets-L-Blue Jays…Danny Valencia 3R-HR.
Orioles-W-Phillies..Chris Parmalee-Travis Snider HRs..Phillies (22-45).
Yankees-W-Marlins…A Rod (2-2) 2-walks..Chase Headley score both runs
Rays-W-Nationals…Steven Souza HR-RBI single

Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-60P-rehab start (5inn-2R-6K) in AA.
Washington…Activate P-Doug Fister from DL-forearm issues all year.
Red Sox..P-Brandon Workman-surgery-elbow…25th pitcher to have Tommy John surgery this year
Brewers..OF-Carlos Gomez-MRI came back clean.
Phillies..DL-P-Jerome Williams-hamstring

Milwaukee..Sign FA-3B-Matt Dominguez-Astros
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Marco Scutaro-been out year with back issues.
Marlins..P-Kevin Gregg-opts out of contract as free agent.

MLB-FBI-now investigating 5-Cardinals front office exec-involved in hacking of Houston Astros website to steal scouting reports-analytics-Emails.

(Basketball)

Golden State….NBA Championship Trophy parade in San Francisco.
Golden State…Club says it will help trade C-David Lee- to another team where he might be a starter.
Chicago…Hire Jim Boylen-assistant coach-Fred Hoiberg staff.

LA Clippers..Unveil new logo-uniforms…not very impressive.

(Hockey)

San Diego Gulls…Have sold 2200-full season tickets already and 500 part-season packages for AHL team.
Nashville..Signs top G-Finland…Jusse Saros (2.14GAA) .929-Save percentage..

(General)

PGA….US Open tees off this morning on very long, very tough Chambers Bay Course near Tacoma…5-longest Par 4-holes in PGA history..lots of pot bunkers..looks like British Open Course in Scotland-Ireland.
US Open…Tee Times…7-33am..Phil Mickelson…8-28-Rory McIlroy….2-17pm-Jordan Spieth….2-28-Tiger Woods

FIFA..Swiss authorities raid FIFA headquarters-Zurich-take financial computers showing possible illegal dealings 53-banks involving 104-transactions.

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