Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday
Padres-W-Miami (10-1)…Friars blowout Marlins to win series..7R-6th inning:
..Gary Sanchez HR..2R-single
..Fernando Tatis RBI double..2R-double..3-doubles-4RBIs in win
..Joe Musgrove throws 5-no hit innings in 2nd dominant outing
Padres-Cubs..Open weekend series…Michael Wacha-vs-Jameson Taillon
Padres..Re-sign FA-SS-Jose Igleasias..hitting (.293) at El Paso
Padres..3B-Manny Machado could be activated from IL-on Friday
Dodgers-Yankees…Open weekend series in LA..Dodgers (34-23)..Clayton Kershaw-vs-Luis Severino…Yankees get Giancarlo Stanton back into lineup-has been out since early April.
Dodgers..P-Noah Syndegaard (6.54-ERA)…has given up 10-homers in 51-innings…says he has a mechanical flaw in his delivery by studying video-but has not ironed it out yet…has lost velocity on his pitches too.
Dodgers..Activate P-Michael Grove from IL-had groin issue.
Dodgers-Texas…TRADE…LA acquires P-Ricky Vanasko from Texas for minor league P-Luis Valdez.
Angels-L-Houston (5-2)…Alex Bregman-Jose Abreu combined 4RBIS….Thursday game..Halos (30-28)
Angels-Astros..Friday game..Shohei Ohtani-vs-Christian Javier…Ohtani is (5-1)-2.91-ERA…90-strikeouts in 65-innings.
Toronto-W-Milwaukee..Matt Chapman 2RHR-Toronto
Mets-W-Phillies..Mark Canha 2R-HR-NY
Arizona-W-Rockies..Corbin Carroll 2R-single-Az..
Red Sox-W-Reds.Boston 6R-8th rally.
Twins-W-Cleveland..Royce Lewis 2R-HR-Minn..
Judge…Orders Diamond Sports to pay ‘full value’ TV rights fees or forefeit rest of TV packages they own in Bankruptcy hearing…Diamond had asked for right to reduce rights fee because of collapsing cable business.
Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB will pay the Padres 80% of the 40M owed by Diamond Sports Group who have dropped Padres games…The fee will be for the 2023-season only…..Padres will recieve 32M from MLB in outstanding rights fee….Manfred testified that Sinclair’s President threatened him to take Diamond Sports into bankruptcy unless baseball gave Diamond Sports the streaming rights to all 30-baseball teams.
Yankees..Activate DH-Giancarlo Stanton from IL-has played just 4-games this year.
Yankees..Activate 3B-Josh Donaldson from IL
Yankees..Activate P-Tommy Kahnle from IL
Phillies..IL-!B-Alex Bohm-hamstring issue
Rockies..IL-OF-Kris Bryant-heel injury
Cleveland..IL-P-Cal Quantrill-shoulder issue
Giants..OF-Michael Conforto-neck injury
Twins..Activate 1B-Jorge Polanco from IL
Red Sox..C-Jorge Alfaro-opts out of contract..was hitting (.320) at AAA
Yankees..OF-Kole Calhoun-opts out..was hitting (.293) at AAA
Cubs..P-Tyler Duffy-Vin Nittoli-opt out of minor league contracts
Yankees..Option 2B-Oswaldo Cabrera..OF-Franchy Cordero to AAA
Twins-Mets..TRADE..Minnesota deals 1B-Tyler White to NY in cash deal
Cardinals..Callup OF-Jordan Walker from AAA
Seattle..Callup OF-Mike Ford from AAA
Seattle..Option OF-Traylor Trammell to Tacoma
Denver-W-Miami (104-93)……Nuggets jump to early lead behind hot shooting Jamal Murray-Mchael Porter…Miami whittled lead to 6-points in 3rd quarter but Denver exploded-built out 24-point lead…..Nikola Jokic-Jamal Murray combined (53P)…Denver shot 56%….Nuggets held Jimmy Butler to (13P)… …Game 1-NBA Finals
NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says league has completed its probe of Ja Morant’s latest gun incident and will announce discipline after the playoffs…’We have uncovered new information…and coupled with Player’s Past history-will announce decision after working the Union”
Piston..Hire Monty Williams-ex Suns coach..signs (6Y-78M) deal
Boston..Will retain Joe Mazzullah as head coach-will hire veteran assistant
NBA..Removes referee Eric Lewis from working Playoffs..investigation of his use of burner phone with alias name to criticize NBA refs on Twitter
Washington..Hires Taylor Schlenk as Director Basketball Operations-ex Atlanta
Purdue..7’4-C-Zach Edey withdraws from NBA draft..((23P-15R) last year
Lakers..Workout UCLA G-Tyger Campbell
Warriors..Workout UCLA F-Jaime Jacquez.
Rams..Defensive coordinator credited with saving life of 3-year old boy who was drowning in Las Vegas hotel swimming pool….Pulled child out of pool and got him on an AED-defibrillator.
NFL..Rich McKay-head of Competition Committee says the new Kickoff-Fair Catch Rule is for 2023 season only…says NFL hand was forced because of mounting injuries…19-concussions on kickoffs last year…49 over 3-seasons.
Chargers…Off Coord-Kellen Moore talks about RB-Austin Ekeler:
..Glad for OTAs..off season feels like a desk job
..Ekeler has had such an impact on this place-this team
..We will determine his ‘touch count in training camp in summer
..Ekeler has great vision..makes explosive plays
..It’s an 18-week season-need to find a reliable second running back
..WR-Quentin Johnston has tremendous range as a receiver
..Being a rook in a WR room with Keenan Allen is priceless
Chargers..Sign FA-WR-Darius Sheppard…ex Green Bay Packers..has played with 6-teams in NFL
Raiders..Coach Josh McDaniels says he has ‘no anxiety’ about the status-health of QB-Jim Garopplo, who had second foot surgery in spring…Not known if he will be ready for camp in July.
Titans..Veteran P-Brett Kern retires after 16-years in NFL
Colts..sign FA-LB-Genard Avery-ex Tampa Bay
Bills..Release DT-Brendan Bryant
Penguins..Hire Kyle Dubas as President of Hockey Ops..ex GM-Toronto
Seattle..3Y-contract extension to GM-Ron Francis
Calgary..Interview Marc Savard..head coach Windsor Spitfires-OHL
NY Rangers..Veteran F-Patrick Kane undergoes hip surgery-will be laid up 6-months..Hopes to play next season
Toronto..Lose D-Carl Dahlstrom-signed with Farjestad-Sweden.
..(-5)..Davis Riley 6-birdie day surgest to lead late in day
..(-3)..Jordan Spieth-..7-way tie
..(+5)..Xander Schaufelle…4-bogeys and a ‘Quadruple 7’ on another hole
NASCAR…Fines Stewart-Haas team (250,000)…Suspends Crew Chief 6-races…docks team 125-points and 25-playoff points…Strips driver Chase Briscoe of same points..teams goes from 17th to 31st in point standings…Used illegally manufactured engine parts.
NASCAR…Runs Portland Gateway 300-this weekend.
Indy Car…Grand Prix of Detroit
Formula 1..Runs Spanish Grand Prix-Sunday..Team Red Bulls has won all 6-races this year..
Soccer…USA Soccer adds French goal scoring star Folarin Balogus to roster for Nations League and Gold Cup…Scored 21-goals in France this year….Roster also includes Christian Pulisic…Weston McKennie..Gia Reyna..Alejandro Zendehas.
UEFA..Confirms it is negotiating a hard salary cap with all pro leagues and the union representing players to deal with out of control salaries…Proposal teams could spend to 90%-revenue first year…80%=second year and 75%-in third year of new union deal.
LA Galaxy…Fire President Chris Klien after 10-years on the job..Galaxy in last place in MLS…4th straight bad season…Coach Greg Vanney will remain on the job.