Best 15 Minutes

Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

…(Baseball)…

Padres-Blue Jays…Open homestand on Friday…Padres (11-9)..Matt Waldren-vs-Jariel Rodriguez.

Padres..off day-Thursday
Padres..Evaluation 1B-Jake Cronenworth-calf-foot issue..could be headed to DL
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Dodgers-NY Mets..Friday..Yoshi Yomamato-vs-Sean Manaea..LA (12-9)

Dodgers…off day-Thursday
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Angels-Reds..Friday game..Tyler Anderson-vs-Nic Ledolo

Angels-L-Tampa Bay (2-1)-Thursday..Amed Rosario RBI-triple..P-Ryan Pepiot (6inn-1R-3H)

Angels..P-Rob Stehpenson to miss the year-needs elbow surgery
Angels..1B-Brandon Drury-ailing hamstring

Angels..Sign FA-P-Bryan Shaw (3.96-ERA) 14-year career with Indians-Rockies-White Sox
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(Thursday Scoreboard)

Giants-W-Arizona.Logan Webb (7inn-0R-2H)-SF.
Texas-W-Detroit..Marcus Semien-Adolis Garcia-Jon Keim HRs
Cleveland-W-Boston..Andres Giminez 2RBI..Guardians (13-6)
Cubs-Marlins..Rained out

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(MLB Notes)

Pirates..P-Aroldis Chapman-suspended 2-games-abuse of umpires
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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Taylor Trammel..ex Dodgers-Mariners-Padres
Meets..Sign FA-P-Mike Tomkin-ex Twins
Milwaukee..DFA-P-Kevin Herget
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(Injuries)

Rockies..DL-1B-Kris Bryant-back issues
Red Sox..DL-OF-Tylere O’Neill-head injury
Red Sox..3B-Raf Devers-bruised knee
Cleveland..MRI-P-Tristan McKenzie-elbow issue (13inn-11R-12W)
Yankees..3B-DJ LeMahieu sent out on rehab outing
Giants..P-Alex Cobb-shoulder issue
Cubs..Activate P-Jameson Tallion from DL

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…(Basketball)…

NBA Play In Games
..Miami-vs-Chicago…Heat without G-Jimmy Butler-knee sprain..Bulls G-Alex Caruso-ankle

..Sacramento-vs-New Orleans..Pelicans without C-Zion Williamson-hamstring issue
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NBA 1st round playoffs: Saturday

Lakers-at-Denver..Lakers won 11-of-14 games to storm into playoffs
..LeBron James (33P) game in last 2-weeks
..Anthony Davis (24P-12R) in hot streak
..Lakers just (19-21) on road this year
..Lakers (117P) on offense..(115P) on defense
..Nuggets won 8-in row vs Lakers
..Denver (57-25) on season…(33-8) at home-2nd best in NBA
..Denver averages (118P) at home..shoots (49%) from floor..(39%) 3-s at home
..Nikola Jokic (26P-12R)..Dauvonte Murray (21P)..Michael Porter (17P)
..G-Kantavious Caldwell Pope-Reggie Jackson

Knicks-76ers…G-Jalen Brunson leads NY..Joel Embiid-76ers
Suns-Minnesota..Timberwolves (56-26)-Karl Anthony Towns returns..Suns-injury issues
Cleveland-Orlando..Cavs bad tailspin end of season
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NBA-1st round games Sunday

Clippers-at-Dallas..LA (51-31)…Mavs (50-22)
..Clippers unsure about Kawhi Leonard-knee issues
..Clippers G-James Harden-foot ailment
..Mavericks led by F-Luka Doncic (33P)..Kyrie Irving (26P)
..Tim Hardaway-PJ Washington-combined (26P)
..Mavs averaging (117P)-42 rebounds a game..
..Mavs shooting 47%..37% on 3’s

Bucks-Indiana..Milwaukee without F-Giannis Antetokounmpo..Damian Lillard ailing too
Oklahoma City-vs-Sacramento-New Orleans winner
Boston-vs-Miami-Chicago winner
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(NBA Notes)

Miami..Jimmy Butler-knee..Terry Rozier-back out of playoff games
San Antonio..F-Zach Collins-shoulder surgery
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(College Notes)

St Mary’s..G-Aiden Mahaney files for NBA transfer portal
Kentucky..G-Reed Sheppard files for NBA draft
Arizona..G-Pelle Larson enters NBA draft
U Conn..Lands (6’10-C) Tarris Reed-transfer from Michigan (9P-7R)

USD..Announces formation of NIL-cooperative for football-basketball players in WCC

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…(Football)….

Chargers…GM-Joe Hortiz talks about draft
..I’m the one who picks the players
..Jim Harbaugh connects with every player we interview
..We know every guy in Big 10-because of Harbaugh
..This draft is ‘deep in OL…a cluster of great WRs early’
..I want OL-DL..big-strong-long-tough
..We will take best player available regardless of our needs…get a great player
..We have prepared a list of trade scenarios..reviewed all situations
..We have had calls for 5th pick-but no offers till end of next week
..We will get great player at #5..must determine if ‘bigger value’ to trade down
..I want to win a trade if we make one..give me ‘too good a deal to turn down’
..Why wouldn’t I want Michigan players-they are national champions

Chargers..Report both Raiders-Denver contacted Chargers about #5 pick..would Bolts deal within the AFC-West

Atlanta..Reports Falcons President Rich McKay and GM-Terry Fontenot killed the idea of hiring Bill Belichick..could not work with him

Bills..QB-Josh Allen salutes traded WR-Stephon Diggs…a very hard workeer
Ravens..WR-Zay Flowers will not be disciplined after domestic abuse probe
Lions..WR-Quentez Cephus-reinstated after 1-year gambling ban
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(Roster Moves)

Green Bay..Sign FA-OT-Andre Dillard-ex Eagles-Titans
Browns..Sign FA-OG=German Ifedi-ex Seattle-Bears
Seattle..P-Jon Ryan-retires
Seattle..Visit with FA-RB-Rashad Penny-ex Eagles
Steelers..Setting up FA-visits with WR-Michael Gallup-ex Dallas..Hunter Renfroe-ex Raiders

Seattle..Shopping WR-DK Metcalf for a late 1st round pick
Arizona-Raiders..Trade rumor..Cardinals would deal #4 for #13-WR-Davante Adams
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(College Football)

Arizona State…Lands QB-Sam Leavitt-transfer Michigan State
Iowa..QB-Hunter Deekers-suspended last year-gambling..transfer to Iowa Western JC
Albany..DE-AJ Simons..NFL prospect-dies of heart attack (25Y)

Aztecs..Longtime radio announcer Ted Leitner removed after 19-years..replaced by John Schaeffer…Leitner has been plagued by eyesight problems.
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…(Hockey)…

NHL-Board of Governors…Approves sale of Arizona Coyotes to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith…Delta Center will consider expanding from 12,000 to 17,000..Sale price 1.2B.

NHL..Will allow Arizona owner Alex Merulo to keep Coyotes name..colors..records for 5-yer period while he builds and arena with hopes of getting expansion team in Phoenix by 2028

Devils..Will begin interviewing outside coaching candidates after firing Lindy Ruff and not retaining Travis Green.

Devils..Legendary scout Glen Dirk-passes away (85Y)

Kings-Chicago..Chicago led  (4-3) in 3rd period at Press Time….Quentin Byfield scores 20th goal of season…Thursday-final game of season..Kings won 9-of-14

Ducks-W-Las Vegas..Frank Vatrano hat trick..finishes with 37-goals on year…last game of year…Ducks lost 16-of-20,,.finish (27-50-5) season.

Gulls..Final games of AHL-schedule…Saturday-home Coachella Valley…Sunday at Coachella Valley.

NHL Playoffs-1st round Saturday:
..Carolina-vs-NY Islanders..Hurricane coming off 52-win season

NHL Playoffs-Sunday
..Tampa Bay Lightning-vs-Florida Panthers..Florida (52 wins)
..Washington-vs-NY Rangers..Rangers (55-win season)
..Maple Leafs-vs-Boston..Auston Matthews (69-Goals)
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…(General)…

(PGA)..Heritage Classic-Hilton Head
..(-8)..JT Poston
..(-6)..Colin Morikawa
..(-5)..Lud Aberg heads u[p big 3-way tie
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(Auto Racing)

NASCAR…Talladega 500-Sunday..Red hot William Byron leads field
Indy Car..Long Beach Grand Prix
Formula 1..Chinese Grand Prix

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