Best 15 Minutes-Thursday-12/3

Posted by on December 3rd, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

——(Football)——-

 

 

NFL Owners….End daylong meetings in Dallas discussing LA situation….Owners call meeting January 12th in Houston….will ask that “Vote” take place to determine which teams get permission to move to Los Angeles….Owners heard individual reports from Stan Kroenke and Dean Spanos….then in late afternoon-Owners went into “1-on-1″ session, 1-rep per club for internal discussion….Spanos-Kroenke-Mark Davis were asked to leave the room.

Roger Goodell….Gives St Louis-San Diego-Oakland till December 28th to make ‘final proposal’ for new stadiums in their city….:”Proposals with certainty”…meaning no public votes can be attached to the financial proposals….”Teams can file to move January 4th”.

Stan Kroenke….Wrote letter to NFL last week-said he was willing to have 2nd team at Hollywood Park as “Equal Partner”….2nd team would pay half the construction cost of the Stadium…and would share all profits from Stadium 50-50….Kroenke would retain development rights to rest of land and would pay cost of any outside further developments…keep profits..

Eric Grubman…No decision on possible 500M-territorial fee for teams moving in…nor if any of money would be given to San Diego or Oakland….No discussion about potential future expansion teams if St. Louis-San Diego built stadiums….No decision on ‘interim homes’ of two teams if they moved to LA next season…LA Coliseum-and-Home Depot Center-Carson could be part of the mix.

Jim Irsay-Colts…”Strong feeling there will be 2-teams in LA next season.”
Bob McNair-Houston..”We must get this done in January, none of 3-communities-don’t have a firm proposal.”
John Mara-Giants..”We want a solution for all 3-cities..this is like the Wild West.”
Clark Hunt-Chiefs..”Likelihood-we need a deadline.”
Jed York-49ers…”Vote is not going to be delayed.”

NFL Sources….”Too many unanswered questions involving San Diego financing, EIR report, threatened lawsuits……St. Louis-Questions about cost overruns…Taxing team on tickets sold…use of Naming Rights to get bonds approved….”No money in Oakland-Alameda County-Raiders should move to Santa Clara.

NFL League Office…Response of problems with blown refs calls in games…..Thru 11-weeks of season, more than 26,000-snaps in NFL games…on average 4-mistakes per game by officiating crews.
Chargers…Fire Special Teams Coach Kevin Spencer….Had left team early in season with ‘personal problems’…..Special teams, aside from K-Josh Lambo have hurt team all year.
Chargers…OT-King Dunlop returned to practice after missing 2-weeks with ankle issues….OG-DJ Fluker remains in concussion protocol.
Green Bay-Detroit…Thursday Night Football….Packers lost 4-of-5….QB-Aaron Rodgers critical of teammates lack of preparation….Lions going for 4th win in a row since coaching shakeup. .

(Injuries)

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger-cleared to practice after minor concussion last week
Rams..QB-Case Keenum remains in concussion protocol.
Atlanta..RB-Davonte Freeman-returns to practice-cleared concussion protocol.
Browns..QB-Josh McCown-broke 2-ribs in October-continued to play-before suffering broken collarbone.
Broncos..QB-Peyton Manning-cast removed from injured arch..will remain in walking boot..may not be back before Christmas.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck began throwing workouts-recovering shoulder injuries.
Chiefs..LB-Justin Houston out of workouts-hyper extended knee.

(Roster)

Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Corey White-ex Cowboys.
Ravens..Workout-FA-QB-Ryan Mallett-ex Patriots-Texans
Seattle..Sign FA-TE-Chase Coffman-ex Titans
(Teams)

Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel remains backup QB as club remains angry over discipline issues.
Cowboys..Investigate team security official choking Carolina Panthers fan on Sunday.
Eagles..Coach Jeff Fisher says he will not conduct criticism of plays in team meeting..prefers critiques in group meetings.
(College Football)

San Diego State…Apparently headed to Hawaii Bowl-vs-Tulsa or U-Conn….
Las Vegas Bowl…will have BYU play Pac 12-school
Rose Bowl…May bypass loser of Iowa-Michigan State game..instead take Ohio State.

USC…Clay Helton makes overtures to Ed Ogeron about returning as key assistant coach.
Miami-Virginia…Will interview ex-Georgia coach Mark Richt.
Miami…Interviews Dan Mullen-Mississippi State…Greg Schiano-ex Rutgers coach
Missouri..Interviews Troy Calhoun-Air Force Academy
South Carolina…Will interview Lincoln Riley-Oklahoma assistant
Syracuse…Interviews Dino Babers-Bowling Green.
Memphis..Interviews Barry Odom for head job.

Maryland..Hires DJ Durkin-Def Coor-Michigan
Illinois…Gives 2Y-Extension-Bill Cubit to remain as head coach-former Western Michigan coach.
Toledo…Promotes Jason Candell to head coach replacing Matt Campbell.
Kentucky State..Hires former Louisville-Utah State coach John L Smith.

Tennessee Tech…Veteran coach Watson Brown retires
Southern Illinois…Fires coach Dale Lennon.

 

 

——(Baseball)——
Padres…Hire Mark McGwire as Bench Coach….Manager Andy Green…”Wanted staff that would connect with players”….McGwire is “World Champion Player and Coach”……”Checks off on every box”……”Tremendous listener”…..”Of same philosophy”….Alan Zinter-“relates 1-on-1 with players”….Doug Bochtler-“outstanding working with pitchers mechanics”…..Tarrick Brock-“people rave about what he did in Padres farm system”….Darren Balsley-“most tenured pitching coach in NL”….Glen Hoffman-“excellent at positioning players and base running”
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Padres….Mark Gwire comments…”I went thru everything as a player…handling success…busting thru adversity”…..”Always liked challenges-that’s why I left Cardinals to take Dodgers job…why I wanted to come to San Diego”…..”I see alot of Tony LaRussa in Andy Green approach”…….”I don’t dictate things to hitter-best thing I do as a coach is let players talk about struggles”…..”I want to be eyes and ears of the manager”…….”Like coaching philosophy of bouncing things off each other”
Padres-A’s….Trade-San Diego deals 1B-Yonder Alonso-P-Mark Rzepczysnki to A’s for P-Drew Pomeranz-Jose Torres…Alonso injured 3-years in row-did hit (.282)….Pomeranz (5-6) 3.66-coming off collarbone surgery.
Dodgers..Hire Bob Geren-Mets-as bench coach Dave Roberts staff….Turner Ward-Arizona-hitting coach….Gabe Kaplar-will join coaching staff.
(Deals)

Cardinals-Royals…Trade-St Louis sends SS-Tony Cruz to Royals for C-Jose Martinez.
Dodgers-Atlanta..Discuss trade…OF-Joc Pederson for P-Shelby Miller.

Mariners..Sign FA-OF-Nori Aoki-Giants
Miami..Sign FA-OF-Justin Maxwell-Giants.
Braves..Sign FA-SS-Gord Beckham-White Sox.
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Peter Bourjos-ex Cardinals-Angels
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Rapahel Ortega-Colorado

(Contracts)

MLB…Midnite-Players non-tendered contracts-become free agents…Ike Davis-1B-A’s..Ben Revere-OF-Toronto…Ty Flowers-C-Chisox..Pedro Alvarez-1B-Pirates…Ruben Tejada-SS-Mets….Chris Carter-1B-Astros….Al Albuquerque-P-Tigers….Greg Holland-P-Royals…Jeff Locke-P-Pirates…Addison Reed-P-Mets.

 

 

——-(Basketball)——-
Lakers-W-Washington (108-104)…Kobe Bryant (31P)…hits 2-key jumpers late in game…Lakers (3-15)
Clippers-L-Indiana (103-91)..Pacers go on (11-1) spurt start 4th quarter..Paul George (31P) Pacers….
Golden State-W-Charlotte…Steph Curry goes for (40P)….Warriors (20-0) on season
Boston…Jim Lostucoff-legendary power forward in 1950s with Celtics, passes away (85)…averaged 10P-10R game.
76ers…Suspend #1-pick Jahlil Okafor-2-Games after video of another fite bar Boston surfaces…been involved in 5-off court incidents in 2-months.
Clippers…Already without G-Chris Paul…lose G-JJ Redkick-ankle injury
USD-W-Bethesda College (71-56)..Duda Sanadze 21P…Toreros (2-5) on season

 

 

—–(Hockey)——
Ducks-L-Tampa Bay (2-1)..Ben Bishop outduels John Gibson-Bishop (32Saves)…Lightning 2-goals wiped out by refs..Ducks won 9-of-26-gmes…..

Toronto…Sends big money goalie Jon Bernier to AHL-Marlies…(0-8-1) this year.
Vancouver…C-Bryan Sutter-surgery-sports hernia-out 6W.
Edmonton…Rumor roster shakeup coming…possible trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jason Eberle to get veteran player help on roster.

 

 

——-(General)———
Tiger Woods…..Confirms he will not start 2016-season…..rehab from 2nd disc surgery in back not going well……cannot do weight work in rehab……had 3-surgeries for disc issues in back in 18-months overall.

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