Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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….(Baseball)………..

(World Series)

Red Sox-Dodgers…Game 3-in LA….Boston up (2-0)…game will be played in 87-degree weather….Walker Beuhler-vs-Ric Porcello in pitching matchup.

..Boston…hitting (.415) with runners in scoring position in postseason
..Boston…hitting (.297) in postseason…(.406) slugging percentage.
..LA..hitting (.175) in series
..LA hitting (.239) on base percentage
..LA with (.222) slugging percentage
..LA batting order…Bellinger-Pederson-Muncy-Kemp-Puig combined (3-27) in series.

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(MLB)

Mets…GM candidate Doug Melvin announces he pulls out of running for job.

Toronto..Hire Charley Montoyo-Tampa Bay-as Jays new manager…spent 18Y-in Rays minor league system.

Twins..Hire Rocco Baldelli-Tampa ‘Bay as manager…3-years as coach…1-year as minor league field instructor…never managed before.

Tigers…Hitting coach Darnell Coles resigns…team fires bullpen coach Lee Tunnell.

Arizona..Sign FA-P-Artie Lewicki-ex Tigers

Detroit..Open 5-roster slots..outright 2B-Peter Kozma..P-Luis Coleman-OF-Jiam Aducci off major league roster.

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……….(Football)…………..

Aztecs-Nevada…Saturday showdown in Mountain West Conference..State going for 7th win in a row (6-1)…Nevada (4-4)
…SDSU defense giving up just (2.4YPC) against the run…
…Aztecs offense strugglilng…QB-Ryan Agnew (4TD-4Int-51% completion)
…Offense just 32%-3rd down conversion rate…
…Wolfpack led by QB-Ty Gangi (1883-14TD)
..Nevada RBs-Toa Tua-Kelton Moore (823Y-5.3YPC)
..Wolfpack (431Y)G offense…allow (40-1YPG) defense.

USD-Jacksonville State..Toreros (5-2)…won 25-straight games in Pioneer League..wib 32-straight league games at home.

USC-Arizona State..Trojans (4-3)..Sun Devils (3-4)…USC will start 3rd string QB-Jack Sears because of injuries to JTDaniels-Matt Fink.

UCLA-Utah…Bruins (2-4)…Utes (5-2)…Will Speight likely starter at QB in place injured Dorian Robinson….Utes QB-Ty Huntley (1652P-11TD)…RB-Zach Moss (753Y) rushing.

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(Mountain West Conference)

Boise-Air Force..Broncos (5-2)..Falcons (3-4)…Broncos QB-Brett Rypien (2166P-18TD)..Falcons QB-Isaiah Sanders leads triple option offense that has (1895Y) rushing in 7-games.

Colorado State-Wyoming..Border War game..Rams QB-KJ Samuels (2172P-18TD)

Utah State-New Mexico..Aggies (6-1)…USU running backs Darius Thompson-Garrett Bright combined (991Y) rushing.

Frenso-Hawaii…Bulldogs (6-1)..Warriors (6-3)….Rainbows QB-Cole McDonald (2607P-26TD)…Dogs QB-Marcus McMaryion (1858P-14TD)

UNLV-San Jose..Rebels-Spartans combined record (2-12)

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(Pac 12)

Washington State-Stanford….Cougars (6-1)…Cardinal (5-2)…Cougars QB-Gardner Minshew (2745Y-23TD)..Stanford QB-KJ Costello (1823P-18TD)

Colorado-Oregon State…Buffs (5-2);..Beavers (1-6)

Washington-Cal..Huskies (6-2)..QB-Jake Browning (1901P-112TD)

Oregon-Arizona..Ducks (5-2)..Cats (3-5)..Oregon QB-Justin Herbert (1883P-18TD)

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(Top Ranked).

1-Alabama…Bye…Tide (8-0)
2-Clemson-Florida State..Tigers (7-0)
3-Notre Dame-Navy..Irish (7-0)..Middies (2-5)..66,000-fans for game in San Diego
4-LSU..Bye
5-Michigan..Bye
6-Texas-Oklahoma State..Injured Longhorns QB-Sam Ehringer to start
7-Georgia–9-Florida..Greatest Cocktail Party in World
8-Oklahoma-Kansas State
10-Central Florida-Temple

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(College Notes)

Pac 12..Fines ASU Defensive Coordinator Danny Gonzales (5,000) for criticism of refs over 3-blown calls last week.

Big 10..Fines Michigan State (10,000) for players linking arms-walking across field and making contact with Michigan players last weekend in pregame warmup.

Miami..Former Hurricanes coach Al Golden files 3M-lawsuit against school for failure to pay off contract.

Maryland…Board of Regents completes evaluation of in house report on death of OT-Jordan McNair and allegation toxic culture in football program..recommending Coach DJ Durkin not be retained..and School President Dr. Walter Loh to step aside next year.

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(NFL)

Chargers…Bye weekend…play at Seattle next Sunday.

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(Schedule)

Saints-Vikings..Drew Brees (13TD-0 Int) vs Kirk Cousins.

Patriots-Bills…Tom Brady-New England (6-2).

Jets-Bears..Chicago defense allow 69P- last 2-games…Sam Darnold coming off 3-interception game.

Eagles-Jaguars..Philadelphia (3-4)…Blake Bortels stays at QB for Jags despite 2TD-8 Turnovers) in 3-game losing streak.

Seahawks-Lions…Detroit won 3-of-4..RB-Kerrion Johnson coming off (158Y) rushing day.

Tampa Bay-Cincinnati…Bengals come home-dropped 2-in row on road

Denver-Kansas City..Broncos lost 4-of-5..Case Keenum (8TD-9Int-17 sacks) this seson…Chiefs (6-1)…Defense giving up (406YPG)

Giants-Redskins…Eli Manning completed (12P-302Y) to Odell Beckham-Sterling Shepard..NY (1-6) on season.

Browns-Steelers…Cleveland coach Hue Jackson under fire with (3-35-1) record

Ravens-Carolina..Cam Newton-vs-Baltimore #1-ranked defense (288YPG)

Colts-Raiders..Oakland without Amari Cooper-Marshawn Lybch…QB-Derek Carr (8Int-17 sacks) this year…Andrew Luck (1948P-20TD) this year…Jon Gruden team now (1-5)

Packers-Rams…Shooout matchup QBs Jared Goff-Aaron Rodgers…combined for (4112Y-26TD) this year in half a season.

49ers-Arizona..Byron Leftwich debuts as Cardinals Off Coor…both teams (1-6)

Bye week…Chargers-Atlanta-Dallas-Titans.

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(Scoreboard)

Miami-L-Houston (42-23)….QB-Seshaun Waston (239P-5TD)…RB-Lamar Miller (133R)……Dolphins QB-Brock Osweiler (241Y) passing in loss….Thursday Night football

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(NFL Notes)

NFL..Fires line judge Hugo Cruz in midseason for 2-blown calls that impacted Chargers-Browns game…has had poor ratings all season long.

Raiders..WR-Jordy Nelson goes public says team in lockeroom supports QB-Derek Carr.

Jaguars..Lockerroom fite between Calais Campbell-Yannick Ngakoue was over criticism of QB-Blake Bortels poor play.

Giants..Sign FA-S-Tony Lippett-ex Miami…Activate WR-Corey Coleman fron taxi squad.

Browns..Sign FA-LB-Ray Ray Armstrong-ex Giants

Lions..Release DT-Sylvester Williams-was a starter.

Broncos..Sign FA-QB-Garrett Grayson-ex Saints

Cowboys..workout FA-S-Oli Melinonu-ex Raiders 2nd round pick.

Broncos..activate KR-Isaiha McKenzie from taxi squad

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(Injuries)

Bills..RB-LeSean McCoy-still in concussion protocol
Jaguars..CB-AJ Bouye-calf injury..IR-LB-Don Payne-hamstring
Patriots..RB-Sonny Michel-misses workouts-knee
Jets..WR-Robby Anderson-Quincy Enunwe miss workouts-injuries.

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………..(Basketball)…………

Lakers-W-Denver….Lance Stephenson hits back to back 3’s-triggering LA comeback from 8-point deficit…..Lakers go out on 13-2 run in come from behind ..LeBron James (28P-11R-11A))…Kyle Kozma (22P)…JaVale McGee (20P)…Lakers now (2-3)….play at San Antonio on weekend.

Clippers-at-Houston…Friday matchup

Houston-Minnesota…Report Rockets have offered 4-first round picks over a 7-year span plus other players in a deal to acquire F-Jimmy Butler from T-Wolves.

Houston..G-James Hardin-MRI on injured thigh.
Bulls..G-Bobby Portis-out 6W-sprained knee.
Pistons..F-Luke Lennard-Dislocated shoulder

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……….(Hockey)………..

Gulls-Stockton….San Diego goes after 4th win in a row.
Gulls-Tucson…Saturday night home game winds up 4-game homestand

Kings-L-Minnesota Wild (4-1)….Wild score 2-empty net goals…including shorthanded goal….Eric Fehlr-ex Gulls scores key goal….Kings lost 6-in row…have scored just 8-goals in 6-losses…

Ducks-L-Dallas Stars (5-2)…..Anaheim loses 3rd in a row…..Jason Dickinson scores twice for Stars….Ducks allow 40-more shots on goals…that (117-shots) over last 4-games.

Kings..GM-Rob Blake holds closed door meeting with players telling them “on the players to rally this team”.

Ducks…worst defense in NFL-allowing league high 37-shots on goal this year.

Washington..NHL rejects appeal of 20-game suspension F-Tom Wilson….was a 4-time repeat offender.

Winnipeg…G-Connor Hellebuyck goes to Union says new reduced size of chest protectors for goalis are not good enough to prevent major injury.

NHL Union…Glen Healy confirms Union has hired neurologist to study use of medical marijuana as possible replacement for painkillers given players during the season….Marijuana now legal across Canada….but outlawed by NHL drug testing program….15-year veteran goalie Glen Healy leads drive to get Union to do research.

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……….(General)…………….

NASCAR….Runs Martinsville 400 this weekend…Kyle Busch (4055P)….Kevin Harvick (4054P)…separated by 1-point in Chase for Championship driving title..

Formula 1…Grand Prix Mexico City…Lewis Hamilton goes for 10th win of season…Sebastian Vettle 5-wins-must win to stay in points race for driving title.

English Premier League-top weekend games
..Liverpool-Cardiff…Liverpool (7-0-2)
..Manchester City-Tottenham..City (7-0-2)-Hot Spurs (7-2)
..Arsenal-Crystal Palace…Gunners (7-2)
..Manchester United-Everton…Man U (4-3-2) in controversial season.

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