Best 15 Minutes

Friday June 27, 2014


  • USA-Advances to Knockout Round-World Cup-finishing 2nd in Group of Death….USA lost 1-0 to Germany-Thomas Mueller score on blistering rebound kick give Germany the win….US will play Belgium-next-Tuesday in the Round of 16.
  • FIFA-Soccer Governing Body-hands out record suspension to Uruguay star Luis Suarez for biting an Italian player this week…Record 9-game suspension…4-month suspension…$112,000-Fine…effectively ends Suarez World Cup Career.


  • NBA Draft-No Blockbuster trades at top of draft board.
  • Cleveland-lst pick-Andrew Wiggins-G-Kansas…2-Milwaukee-Jabari Parker-F-Duke…3-Philadelphia-Joel Embiid-C-Kansas…4-Orlando-Aaron Gordon-F-Arizona…5-Utah-Dante Exum-G-Australia…6-Boston-Marcus Smart-G-Okl State…7-Lakers-Julius Randle-F-Kentucky.
  • Later name picks…Houston took Nick Johnson-G-Arizona..San Antonio-Kyle Anderson-F-UCLA…Minnesota-Zach Levine-G-UCLA…Memphis-Jordan Adams-G-UCLA….Toronto-Xavier Thames-G-San Diego State…Chicago-Cam Bairstow-F-NMexico.
  • Orlando traded Aaron Aflalo-G to Denver for 2nd round pick.


  • Padres Fans-21,000-said goodbye to Tony Gwynn in Petco Park Memorial Service.
  • Padres-open weekend series with Arizona Diamondbacks tonite..Tyson Ross-vs-Brandon McCarthy…both teams fighting to stay out of last place…Padres (34-45)…Diamondbacks (33-48).
  • Sports Illustrated report-GM-Josh Byrnes wrote 15-page summary organization in spring-said club was not ready to be playoff team-offended ownership and team execs.
  • Padres-1st Interview for vacant GM-job today…Larry Beinfest-ex Florida Marlins-GM
  • Padres-Roster Move-place Robbie Erlin-P-on 60-Day DL-damaged elbow.
  • Dodgers-W-Cardinals (1-0) Justin Turner RBI-Single..Josh Beckett outduels Adam Wainwright
  • Angels-W-Minnesota (6-4)..Albert Pujols 3H-2RBI..Halos won 6-row
  • Cinn-W-SF..Brandon Phillips HR
  • Toronto-Shutout-White Sox..Jose Reyes 4-Hits
  • Detroit-Bombs-Texas..Rick Porcello 10th win of year
  • Milwaukee-Clobber-Colorado..Brewers hit 3-homers
  • Phillies-Nip-Marlins..Chase Utley 2R-HR
  • Pirates-Beat-Mets..Rookie Greg Polanco 4RBIs
  • Cubs-Whip-Washington..Anthony Rizzo (3-4)
  • Phillies-Cliff Lee-P will test ailing elbow-simulated game-Saturday..been out 6-weeks
  • Texas-Derek Holland-P-simulated game-tomorrow..been out all year with knee injury
  • Cubs-Manny Ramirez reported last nite to Iowa farmclub-begin working as hitting coach
  • Athletics-Sign-10Y-lease extension to stay at Oakland Coliseum.
  • LA-Jury begin deliberations into damages in Brian Stow beating case-Crippled Giants fan asking for 37M-damages
  • LA-Judge-Orders Jamie McCourt-ex wife of former Dodgers owner-pay 1.9M-Legal Fees for frivolous lawsuit thrown out of court


  • Seattle Times-Detroit Free Press-will stop using “Redskins” nickname in stories about Washington-NFL team.
  • California-Athletic Director-Sandy Barbour forced to step down…failing football-basketball program-academic issues


  • NHL Draft Today…Florida Panthers have lst pick.
  • NHL-Could be record day for trades of veteran players-Rumors-Jason Spezza-Ottawa..Joe Thornton-Pat Marleau-San Jose..Ryan Kesler-Vancouver..could all be traded during draft this afternoon.
  • NHL-Free Agency opens Tuesday..Top players likely to jump clubs-Thomas Vanek-Montreal..Paul Stasny-Colorado.


  • Tiger Woods-Congressional PGA Tourney..shoots (74-3-over)..erratic irons and putter-lst tourney after back surgery.
  • Wimbledon-Rafael Nadal-come from behind win…John Isner wins a (19-17) record tiebreaker in his match…Venus Williams-wins.
  • NASCAR-Kentucky 400..Jimmie Johnson-5 Point Lead-over Dale Earnhardt.
  • Indy Car…Grand Prix of Houston
  • Formula 1-off weekend-head to Silverstone for English Grand Prix next weekend