Los Angeles Lakers Russell Westbrook left the podium to confront Los Angeles Times writer Brian Turner regarding Westbrook’s question to Turner about what needed to change and when Turner said “winning” Westbrook went to confront Turner (photo from TMZ)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers was questioned Los Angeles Time reporter Brad Turner who asked Westbrook “what changes going forward?” Westbrook said “Nothing man Nothing” then asked Turner “What do you think needs to change?” Turner responded “winning” Westbrook got off the podium and confront Turner where he was standing and the two went back and forth before Westbrook asked the members of the media there present if they videoed the interaction.
#2 Westbrook has been struggling badly, he has been heckled by fans on the street and in the stands, the Lakers have struggled all season long and he and his family members have been called “the Westbricks” by fans. Were does Russell Westbrook go from here?
#2 Tony, former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden sold his Las Vegas mansion for over $7 million. Gruden was fired by the Raiders for sending racist, misogynistic and homophobic emails to former Washington Commanders team president Robert Allen which were uncovered in an NFL investigation. The $7 million Gruden mansion sold quickly.
#3 Talks between former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks have not progressed. Kaepernick who had filed a grievance with the NFL over collusion which settled with him privately. It looks smells like a rat again as the Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll likes what he sees in Kaepernick but the Seahawks won’t sign him. Are the Seahawks management getting marching orders from the league not to sign Kaepernick?
#4 Rory McIlroy said it would be phenomenal if Tiger Woods could participate in next week’s Master’s at Augusta National Golf Club. It’s been over 500 days since Woods has participated in official PGA tour event. McIlroy and the sport would like to see him come back.
#5 Former Los Angeles Angels superstar Albert Pujols has joined the St Louis Cardinals for his last year of playing ball. Pujols formerly played first base for Cards before leaving for the Southland and played for the Angels for ten years and is back for a last hurrah with the Cards before retiring.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving goes one on three against Memphis Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton (0), forward Dillon Brooks (24), and center Steven Adams, right, on Wed Mar 23, 2022 in Memphis. Irving on Sun Mar 27, 2022 will be allowed to play in Brooklyn his first home game this season as New York is lifting it’s Covid 19 protocols. Irving is still not vaccinated and refuses to be. (AP News photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has lifted the Covid 19 protocols effective today (Thursday) and that will allow Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving to play this Sunday. Without Irving in the line up for 35 home games how much did the team miss his talents as the Nets are in eighth in the Eastern Conference and hold the last and final playoff spot.
#2 The Miami Heat lost their second straight game and their were words exchanged and fingers were pointed between Heat star Jimmy Butler and Udonis Haslem on the bench and head coach Eric Spoelstra threw his clipboard down in frustration. Heat players were trying to keep the peace as the Heat lost to the Golden State Warriors in Miami on Wed Mar 23rd 118-104. In the post game press conference players expressed it was just passion and getting some frustration out from losing games.
#3 UFC star Jorge Masvidal who was booked into custody for hitting UFC rival and former friend Colby Covington at the Papi Steak Restaurant in Miami. Masvidal said in a tweet “You talk that s—, you got to back it up. That’s how my city rolls, man.” Masvidal is being charged with aggravated battery with bodily harm and criminal mischief. Covington lost a tooth was punched in the mouth and left eye.
#4 Well lower the temperature with a discussion on the sport of baseball. The Oakland A’s signed Stephen Vogt who formerly caught for the A’s and was a fan favorite not to mention a media favorite for four years 2013 to 2017. After Vogt left the A’s he caught for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves. Tony what’s it going to be like having a guy like Vogt in the A’s clubhouse.
#5 Tony, the Miami Dolphins haven’t had a top ten offensive team in ten years but they have a shot at getting one now with a major deal getting the wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange of five draft picks on Wednesday. Hill’s line from the 2021 season 111 receptions for 1239 yards, was tied for ninth in touchdowns with nine. How does this improve the Dolphins offense?
San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl skates against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at Raleigh, N.C. on Jan 30, 2022. Hertl signed an eight year deal with the Sharks on Wed Mar 16, 2022 (AP News photo)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 Tony the San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl signed a eight year deal with the Sharks worth $65.1 million. Hertl was about to be a unrestricted free agent but Sharks General Manager Joe Will knew that the Sharks needed to get a deal done to keep their star forward.
#2 The Oakland A’s are dealing they traded Matt Chapman to the Toronto Blue Jays and the A’s are now shopping pitchers Sean Manaea and Frankie Montas. The Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees have indicated that their interested in Manaea and Montas’ services.
#3 The San Francisco Giants have picked up Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. Pederson agreed to a $6 million one year deal. Pederson bats and throws left handed. Pederson in 2021 playing for both clubs hit .238, 18 home runs, and 61 RBIs.
#4 The Las Vegas Raiders agreed to terms with Chandler Jones who is a pass rusher. Chandler signed a three year deal worth $51 million with $34 million guarantees. Chandler’s 2021 record 10.5 sacks, 41 tackles 12 of those tackles were for a loss which six of resulted in fumbles. How big of a move and how much help will Chandler provide at pass rusher for Vegas?
#5 Finally the money just keeps growing and for Kris Bryant he signs a huge deal worth $182 million for seven years with the Colorado Rockies. Bryant played the first six years of his career with the Chicago Cubs and then moved onto the San Francisco Giants in the 2021 season and now the Rockies are his third club.
The Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis (10) is fouled by the New York Knicks forward Julius Randall on Mon Mar 7, 2022 at the Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News file)
Tony Renteria on Headline Sports podcast:
#1 Tony, the Sacramento Kings (24-43) Domantas Sabonis bumped an official after being called for a technical foul for verbally arguing after being called for a foul against the New York Knicks. Sobonis served the one game suspension on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets (39-26).
#2 The Major League Baseball lockout talks went into the early morning hours of Wednesday at 3:00 AM. The one positive side showed that union officials walked to the MLB conference room. MLB said that if a deal was in place by Tuesday there would be a 162 game schedule. No deal was done but it was said that MLB might consider make up games to make up the 162 game schedule.
#3 Tony, MLB has come up with a plan that will finance Florida and Arizona employees for wages lost during spring training at the Grapefruit and Cactus league venues. The fund of $1 million will cover grounds crew, security, concession, engineers and more. There was no word if MLB employees of individual teams would be covered.
#4 Tony, talk about the gain for the Denver Broncos in picking up former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Tuesday night. Will this be a step in the right direction for the Broncos to punch their ticket for making post season. Also does Wilson have two or more years left in the tank?
#5 Former New England Patriot and Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady said he would like come out of retirement and take a pay cut and join the San Francisco 49ers to end his career. Ironically his former back up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is on the trade block. Could Brady join the 49ers?
Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is one of some 50 Russian players in the NHL who are saying very little about their country’s invasion of Ukraine (AP file photo)
Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, talk about how this war in the Ukraine will effect professional sports now that the NBA and the NHL have cut off ties with Russia in obtaining Russian players?
#2 On the flip side who this will effect Russian players who are playing the NHL whose country who has invaded the Ukraine or players waiting to leave Russia to come to play in the NHL.
#3 Tony first two weeks of the Major League Baseball season canceled by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred because the players declined MLB’s latest offer. The owners raised the MLB minimum from 650,000 to 700,000 but other issues the players were not agreeing to revenue sharing and player arbitration.
#4 Manfred said that the cancelation of the first two weeks of the season is a result of a “disastrous decision” of having to cancel games but the players have said that the offer did not only seem right but it didn’t earn the trust of the players.
#5 The Sacramento Kings were trounced by the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Arena 125-95 and the Pelicans Brandon Ingram led with 33 points. The Kings have dropped four of their last five games.
Phil Mickelson seen here during the third round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course on May 22, 2021. Mickelson this week lost two of his sponsors because on controversial remarks made possibly joining a Saudi super golf league (AP file photo)
On Headline Sports with Tony Renteria:
#1 After golfer Phil Mickelson’s remarks in his new autobiography that were actually suppose to be off the record according to Mickelson saying that the idea of a Super Golf league in Saudi Arabia would be a great idea and saying he was aware of human rights abuses in Saudi including the death of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered on Oct 2, 2018 by Saudi and Turkish officials in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul that he would like to join a Saudi Super golf league. After the remarks were published Mickelson’s sponsors Heineken and Amstel dropped him. Because of the heavy fall out of the remarks do you think Mickelson could lose the rest of his sponsors?
#2 Talk to the hand: The Michigan Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard has received a tsunami of coverage since his open slap to the head of the Wisconsin Cowboys assistant coach Jake Krabbenhoft after the line hand shake last Sun Feb 20th. Howard who was suspended for the rest of the season and fined $40,000. Howard will be back in front of the bench on March 9th for the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
#3 Tony talk about former Oakland A’s pitcher Goose Gossage who said this week that he would to stuff Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in the trash bin head first for using analytics saying “it breaks my heart what happened to this game.” Gossage said he would like to punch MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in the nose. Baseball writer Bob Nightengale wrote “what is Gossage doing these days? Nothing but burning bridges.”
#4 How much danger does baseball get into if they can’t get an agreement this Sunday and as announced by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred the beginning of the season March 31st could you see one to three weeks of the regular canceled?
#5 The Sacramento Kings after picking up Domantas Sabonis most likely will trade Richaun Holmes. If that happens Holmes would have played for the Kings for three seasons since the 2019-20 Holmes is averaging 11 points per game.
Tough break for the New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry as doctors have ordered that Curry play no contact sports and will be out for three to six months (file photo from Sports Illustrated)
On NFL podcast with Tony R:
#1 The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Trevor Lawrence as their starting quarterback, Jags head coach Urban Myer made the announcement on Wednesday and Lawrence is slated to make his start on Sep 12th versus against the Houston Texans in Houston.
#2 Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has announced that Andy Dalton will be the starting quarterback and he was selected over Justin Fields to start. Dalton has a lot of veteran experience but also Nagy had to measure how Dalton looked in pre season and camp as well.
#3 Sad story Tony, New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry will miss the entire 2021 season due to a rare blood disorder and Curry had to have his spleen removed which led to complications. During the recovery process Curry developed blood clots doctors have put Curry on blood thinners and said he is not to play contact sports for three to six months and miss this season.
#4 San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that while he hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback yet there has been talk that the 49ers who are favored to win the NFC West will be going with quarterback Trey Lance. Lance in his last pre season game threw two touchdown passes and saw more time under center than starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in last Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
#5 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman has started in the first two pre season games and completed both games. This Sunday against the 49ers do you see starting quarterback Derek Carr and back up Marcus Mariota getting some time or will Peterman play most of the game?
Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson drops back to pass is under investigation for extortion and has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior is seen here during practice on Wed Aug 18, 2021 (AP News photo)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 The Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior is being investigated by the FBI. Watson also spoke to the FBI about extortion as well. Watson is being sued by different women. Can he get out of this fix?
#2 Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers who is signed for one more year under restructured contract. Rogers heart isn’t in Green Bay and most likely will leave after this season. Do you think he fits in in New England or Denver for next season.
#3 The Dallas Cowboys said they won’t use Dak Prescott until the regular season on Sep 9th. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he wants to reserving Prescott for the regular season. He’s been injured prone how long can the Cowboys protect Prescott.
#4 The Las Vegas Raiders used quarterback Nathan Peterman who impressed Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in their last game against Seattle Seahawks who threw for 246 yards, one interception, no touchdowns and got the running backs in good position.
#5 Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is trying to stay ahead of back up quarterback Justin Fields for the starting job. Dalton said this week “right now it’s my time” Dalton threw for 2-4 for 18 yards last Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. Fields threw 14-20 for 143 yards and one touchdown. Do you see a quarterback controversy in Chicago?
Former Seattle Seahawk defensive end Aldon Smith was cut by the Seahawks for what was reported “off field” issues on Wed Aug 11, 2021 (file photo from Tacoma News Tribune)
On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Former San Francisco defensive end 49ers Aldon Smith was cut by the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday due to non football related issues. Smith was trying to make the Seahawks as defensive end and had problems in the past when he played for the 49ers.
#2 Smith 31, had had alcohol and legal issues for most of his time with the 49ers. Smith had played with the 49ers from 2011-2014 and with the Oakland Raiders 2015-17. He was charged with second degree battery in Louisiana in April. The April incident took place just after the Seahawks signed Smith a NFL minimum salary agreement.
#3 New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims said that when he got food poisoning it took a big toll on him. Mims used to enjoy salmon but not anymore he got a bad batch of it and ended up getting the food poisoning and lost 20 pounds. Mims suffered from intestinal infection and it took two weeks to recover as he was on anti biotics. He was vomiting for two weeks.
#4 Tony, ever since Tom Brady left the New England Patriots the question each year has been who was going to start for the Pats. For awhile they went with Cam Newton. Head coach Bill Belichick said that it’s Newton quarterback Mac Jones has been looking great in camp and the Pats who play the Washington Football Team tonight on Thursday Night Football will be looking closely at Jones and what he can do.
#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is very impressed with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Sanu said he’s in the best shape of his life. His numbers in nine seasons in the NFL 4,694 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns.
Team USA softball team celebrates their first win at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Fukushima against Italy on Tue Jul 20, 2021 (photo from USA Today)
On Headlines Sports with Tony R:
#1 Tony, 2021 Tokyo Olympics it was an event that had the Japanese populous saying it was a bad idea to even have the Olympics but here it is and the sport of softball kicked off the games on Tuesday it’s the first time softball has been back to the games in 13 years.
#2 Today the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their championship victory in the NBA Finals over the Phoenix Suns winning four games to two with a celebration parade in downtown Milwaukee. This was the Bucks first championship since 1971.
#3 Tony, the Oakland A’s turned down the Oakland City Council’s offer of approving one of the infrastructure plans but turned down the other. The A’s said they’ll take their marbles to Las Vegas hence team president David Kaval in Vegas this week to meet with city officials about building a new park for the A’s. Was the turn down by the A’s a matter of being greedy because they wanted more out of the deal or was it a matter of being cheap not wanting to spend their own money for the other infrastructure.
#4 Tony, with the Delta Variant has spread, hospitals are filling up, an outbreak is in full effect. Are ballparks and arenas filling up without wearing masks a huge risk considering what’s going no social distancing and do you see places shutting down again?
#5 Tony, the Seattle Kraken got cracking with their first player signing of unrestricted free agent defenceman Jamie Oleksiak who played the last three seasons with the Dallas Stars. Oleksiak will get an annual salary of $4.6 million for five years. Expansion hockey has come to Seattle.