Best 15 Minutes

Thursday November 27th, 2014

Baseball

  • Padres…Strikeout in attempts to land another free-agent…Cuban rookie slugger Yasmany Tomas signs with Arizona Diamondbacks (6Y-$68M) front-end loaded deal with opt out clause after the 4th year….Padres had offered (3Y-$36M) package with ability to test free agency again at age 27…..Earlier in week-Padres bid to sign Pablo Sandoval was rejected-not want to play at Petco Park-took American League offer to play 3rd base-then-DH.
  • Padres..GM-AJ Preller will have to turn attention to trading P-Ian Kennedy…Interest in Boston-OF-Yoenis Cespedes…Reds-OF-Jay Bruce…Royals-3B-Matt Moustakas .
    Padres..P-Blaine Boyer opts for free-agency rather than accept assignment to AAA-El Paso roster.
  • Arizona..Signs-FA-OF-Yasmany Tomas (6Y-$68M) deal with ability to opt out as free-agent after 4th season.
  • Mets-Boston…Trade Rumors involving SS-Xander Bogaerts to Mets for front-line young pitcher.
  • Reds-Boston…Discussing P-Mike Leake trade for OF-Yoenis Cespedes…Boston rejects a Mat Latos offer.
  • Yankees-Phillies..Discussing SS-Jimmy Rollins trade
    Dodgers…Trade SS-Ryan Jackson to Kansas City for minor leaguer.
  • Giants…Talk FAs-P-Max Scherzer-Detroit..3B-Chase Headley-Yankees..OF-Nick Markakis-Orioles.
  • Indians..Talk FA-OF-Chris Denorfia-Seattle…1B-Kendrys Morales-Twins
  • Reds..Talk FA-OF-Tori Hunter-Detroit…OF-Chris Denorfia-Seattle..OF-Mike Morse-Giants.
  • Mets..Talk FA-P-Craig Breslow-Red Sox
  • Yankees…Agent-3B-Chase Headley asking for (4Y-$60M) after he hit .268-with New York following trade from San Diego..Yankees offering (3Y)
  • TBay..Signs FA-P-Ernesto Frieri-Pirates…DFA-SS-Sean Rodriguez.
  • Reds..Sign-FA-Brendon Boesch-OF-Angels.

Football

NFL-Tripleheader-Thanksgiving Day

  • Eagles-Cowboys..Both (8-3)…Meet 2X-in-18 days…Mark Sanchez-vs-Tony Romo…RBs-DeMarco Murray (1354Y)-vs-LeSean McCoy.
  • Seahawks-49ers..Both (7-4)…Winner gets tiebreaker in wildcard race in NFL…Russell Wilson (2874APY) 18TD-vs-Colin Kaeperneck (2951APY) 15TD.
  • Lions-Bears..Detroit (7-4) needs win to stay ahead in wildcard race.
  • Chargers..NFL-fines Dwight Freeney ($16,000) for helmet to facemask hit on Rams QB last weekend.
  • Lions..NFL-fines C-Dominick Raiola ($10,000) for throwing punch but no fine for bad cut block in Pats game.
  • Bengals..Lawyer Gloria Allred asks NFL to discipline DT-Devin Still-not paid child support 4-months to mother of his daughter-fighting cancer.
  • Carolina..Ex-NFL QB-Tyler Thigpen-acute DUI-passed out-SUV in gear-foot on break-in drive thru at restaurant in South Carolina.
  • Jets..Bench Michael Vick…go back to QB-Geno Smith (1-7) record this year.
    Redskins..Coach Jay Gruden says QB-RGIII must work at his craft..just (4-14) starter last two years.
  • Arizona..Signs-FA-RB-Michael Bush-ex Bears.
  • Colts..Sign-FA-LB-Shaun Phillips-ex-Tennessee.

College Football

  • TCU (9-1) meets Texas (6-5) today.

Basketball

  • SDSU-L-Arizona (61-59)…Maui Classic…Teams traded baskets all night…Aztecs missed 11-FT…scored 1-basket in 7-trips down floor late in game…Arizona (20-24) from charity stripe….SDSU got Cats in foul trouble-just could not convert….Aztecs now (5-1)..Wildcats (6-0).
  • Lakers-L-Grizzlies (99-93)…LA had 9-point lead…Marc Gasol (19P) rallies Memphis (13-2)…Lakers (3-12)..LA (1-7) at Staples Center.
  • Clippers-W-Detroit..Chris Paul-Jamal Crawford combine (46P)…LA (8-5) record.
  • Portland-W-Charlotte..Blazers go to (12-3)..Portland won 9-in a row.
  • Cavaliers-W-Washington..LeBron James (29P-10R-8A)…Cavs (7-7).
  • Golden State-W-Orlando..Step Curry hits 6-3’s….Warriors (12-2).
  • Brooklyn-W-Philadelphia…76ers (0-15) tie club record for worst start since 1972.
  • Spurs-W-Indiana…Coach Greg Popovich misses game-surgical procedure.
  • Houston-W-Sacramento…Rockets (12-3)..James Harden (29P)
  • Toronto-W-Atlanta..Raptors go to (12-2).

Hockey

  • Kings-W-Minnesota…LA explodes 4-goals in lst period…G-Martin Jones-28 save shutout vs Wild…Kings just (2-8) on road this year.
  • NYIslanders-W-Washington…Isles a surprising (16-6).
  • Penguins-W-Leafs…Pittsburgh (15-4-2) this year.
  • Blues..Talk-Goalie-Martin Brodeur-about coming out of retirement.
  • Montreal..Mourns passing of 1970s hockey star Gilles Tremblay (75)..spent 20Y in broadcasting after playing career.

General

  • Tiger Woods….5-years ago today his auto accident-running into fire hydrant…Wife Elin goes after him with golf club…ugly divorce…collapse of credibility-infidelity.