Best 15 Minutes Sports-Wednesday

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Phil Mickelson….Golfer-Agent refuse to discuss how nearly 3M-personal funds was transferred into bank accounts of known-convicted gambler-and used for off-shore betting….Gambler pleads guilty to 3-counts money laundering-transferring Mickelson money thru accounts at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan-Chase onto off shore accounts.


Padres-L-Seattle (5-0)…Journeyman Mike Montgomery throws 1-hit shutout…2nd shutout in row for pitcher…Brad Miller 2R-HR..Mike Zunino solo HR for Mariners…Padres made 3-defensive mistakes in field…San Diego shutout 12th this year…Lost 5-of-8…10-of-15…SD now 7GB-Dodgers.
San Diego-Mariners..Close out short homestand with afternoon game…James Shields (7-2)-vs-Tijuan Walker (6-6)
Padres…Recall 2B-Jedd Gyorko-El Paso…DL-2B-Corey Spangenburg-bruised knee…Gyorko back to starting at 2B.

Dodgers-W-Arizona (6-3)…Howie Kenddrick RBI-single ties game…solo HR-puts LA ahead in 10th..Yasmani Grandal 2-2R-HRs.
LA-Diamondbacks..Brett Anderson (4-4)-vs-Robbie Ray (1.98ERA)

Angels-W-Yankees (2-1)..Albert Pujols-Eric Aybar hit back to back HRs off Ivan Nova..Halos beat Yankees 2nd nite in row…
Halos-New York…Matt Shoemaker (4-5)-vs-Aaron Warren
Angels…Deny reports renewed friction between GM-Jerry DiPoto-Mike Scoscia for manager-coaches refusal to use analytics reports on defensive setups and pitch calls in games.

Giants-L-Miami..Dee Gordon 3R-Inside Park-HR for Marlins.
Rockies-W-A’s..Jorge DeLaRosa 7-shutout innings for Colorado…
Cubs-W-Mets…Kyle Kendricks 3-hitter-shutout.
Astros-W-Royals..Dallas Keuchel (10-3) for Astros…now (46-34) on season..
Cardinals-L-White Sox..Chris Sale 12K performance over 8-innings..Ty Flowers HR in 11th for Chicago….
Pirates-W-Tigers…Neil Walker RBI-double in 14th..
Nats-W-Braves..Washington wins 9th in row vs Atlanta this season
Brewers-W-Phillies…Adam Lind bases loaded walk forces in winning run for Milwaukee
Orioles-L-Rangers…Mitch Moreland 2-2R-HRs for Rangers..Josh Hamilton 2-hits-first game off DL
Red Sox-W-Blue Jays…David Ortiz-Jack Bradley hit HRs for Boston..
Indians-W-Rays…Tribe hits 3-HRs in win ..
Twins-W-Reds..Tori Hunter HR for Minnesota..

Tampa Bay..Activate P-Matt Moore-DL..14 months after elbow surgery.
Orioles..Shutdown P-Dylan Bundy for year-severe shoulder inflammation
Giants..Activate P-Matt Cain from DL..will start Thursday.
Mets..Activate 2B-Daniel Murphy from DL

Giants..DFA-3B-Casey McGehee
Tigers-Rays…Trade-Detroit acquires 2B-Alexi Casilla for player named later.
Texas..Option OF-Joey Gallo back to AAA

Phillies..Name Pete Mackinin as interim manager rest of year-replacing Ryne Sandberg-who quit last week.
Eugene Emeralds..78-year old former minor league stadium burns to ground last nite…had been used for years in Pacific Coast League.


NBA…Free Agency Window opened at 12:01am today

LeMarcus Aldridge…Trailblazer leading scorer talking today with Lakers-Houston….interest from Knicks-Dallas-Toronto
DeAndre Jordan..Clippers center has been contacted by Lakers-possible visits Mavericks-Knicks
Monta Ellis…Dallas shooting guard to visit Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler…Bulls offer guard max contract (5Y-90M) to re-sign.
Dwayne Wade..Opts out of Miami Heat 16M deal..wants max contract to stay
Eddie Davis..Lakers forward opts out of contract…(8P-7R) per game last year.

Knicks..1st round pick Kris Porzingas has hip ailment-will not play in NBA-Las Vegas Summer League.
Oklahoma City-Toronto..Trade-Thunder deal G-Luke Ridnour to Raptors for pick….4th time Ridenour been traded in a week.
Orlando..Release G-Ben Gordon.
Miami..Lu’el Deng-F-invokes option to return to team next season

NBA…Top Free Agents
LeBron James-Kevin Love-Cleveland
Kawhi Leonard-Spurs
DeAndre Jordan-Clippers
Marc Gasol-Memphis
Lionel Aldridge-Portland
Jimmy Butler-Bulls
Paul Millsap-Atlanta
Draymond Green-Golden State
Dwayne Wade-Miami
Monta Ellis Mavericks

Sacramento Kings…Front office chaos continues-reports ownership contacted Kentucky coach-John Calipuri about coming in to coach and be Director Basketball Operations..Calipuri turned down request

Jackson Vroman…Former Chicago Bulls-Phoenix Suns-NOrleans Hornets-drowns in swimming pool accident in LA..was (34Y).

SDSU…Top recruit Broderick Jones (6’9-F) LA Lawndale asks to be released from scholarship…Aztecs had stayed with his committment despite academic issues and had worked to get him into Prep school if he did not quality…did finally qualify-now wants out…SDSU believes he was tampered with.


Chargers-Raiders..Owners Mark Davis-Dean Spanos meet with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss Stadium plans in Carson yesterday.

NFL..Troy Vincent-Director of Discipline-Criticizes NFL Union for wasting 8-10M on legal fees this year to go thru appeals hearings on Tom Brady-Ray Rice-Greg Hardy-Adrian Peterson…’Money be better spent on programs for retiring players rather than people broke the law’…..’NFL has responsibility to protect integrity of the game’.

NFL..Issues Memo-August 11th meeting in Chicago on NFL-LA situation…Only 1-representiative per club allowed to attend.

CFL..Edmonton Eskimos-lost starting QB-Mike Reilly-4-months with sprained knee.
CFL..Montreal Alouettes-DE-Michael Sam returns to workouts after walkout on club..TMZ reports he broke up with his male-fiancee.


LAKings…Terminated contract F-Mike Richards upon learning of RCMP investigation of June 17th incident at border crossing-possession of powerful painkillers ‘oxycodone’ pills……No details released yet nor has player been charged….Kings GM-Dean Lombardi was about to trade Richards to Edmonton or Calgary when iinformed of probe….Club says he violated Clause 2E in contract “Conduct dealing with honesty-morality”….was due 14.6M on buyout.
Carolina Hurricane…Buyout contract F-Alexander Semin-owe him 14M.

Vancouver-Anaheim…Trade..Ducks acquire veteran D-Kevin Bieksa (4.6M) for 2nd round pick.
Chicago-Columbus…7-Player trade..Blackhawks deal RW-Boris Saad-and-prospect for Blue Jackets C-Antem Anisimov-C-Markov Dano-2-younger players plus draft pick.
Boston-San Jose…Bruins trade recenlty acquired G-Martin Jones to Sharks for #1-pick….had obtained Jones from LA Kings at draft in Milan Lucic deal.

Seattle…Ray Bartozsek-developer-backing consturction of new arena-will file application for NHL expansion franchise..joining Las Vegas-Quebec City.

NHL…Free Agency opened at 12:01 this morning.
NHL…Top Free Agents
Mike Green-D-Washington
Mike Reilly-D-Univ Minnesota
Matt Beleskey-RW-Ducks
Justin Williams-Kings
Jarrett Stoll-Kings
Cody Franson-D-Nashville
Paul Martin-D-Pittsburgh
Johnny Oduya-D-Blackhawks
Joel Ward-D-Washington
Martin St. Louis-C-Rangers

NHL Hall of Fame…Inductees named-Chris Pronger..Nic Lidstrom..Sergei Fedorov..Phil Houseley amongst others.


Women’s World Cup…US-wins-Germany (2-0)..advances to finals…Germany misses wide open penalty shot early in 2nd half….Carli Lloyd scores on penalty shot 69-minutes…Kelli O’Meara scores on centering pass into box-deflection 85-minute mark…US dominated game…
Women’s World Cup…England-vs-Japan tonite…winner moves into finals vs US in Vancouver.

Wimbledon…Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer easy first round wins…Andy Murray struggles but wins….Genie Bouchard-Canadian star-knocked out in lst round-tried to play with torn ribcage muscle…Venus-Serena Williams pull out of doubles compeititon to concentrate on Women’s singles.

PGA..Peter Oosterhuis-golfer-broadcaster…confirms he is being treated for dementia-age-67.

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