Best 15-Minutes–Friday–10/2

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

——(Football)——

 

Chargers-Browns..San Diego tries to stop 2-game losing streak…faces struggling Browns team….Phillip Rivers to start behind new LT-LG-C….Injuries offensive line continue to be problem….LT-King Dunlop-LG-Orlando Franklin most seriously hurt…TE-Ladarius Green concussion issues remain a concern.

 

Chargers…Defensive numbers horrible…Given up 175-163 on ground the last two weeks….Last 2-games-allowed 25-plays of 10-yards or more….Chargers allowed 7-plays of 20-yards or more….No pass rush…Blitzed 46-times-just 1-QB sack in 3-weeks…Run Defense giving up (4.9YPC) to opposing running backs….Kickoff-Punt cover teams poor-allowed 12.6-yards per punt return….29.6-yards per kickoff return…San Diego (0.0) on punt returns this season.

 

Browns…Equally poor team with QB-issues…Josh McCown returns to start despite strong game from Johnny Manziel (3-big TD-bombs) in his 2-appearances…Browns allowing (395YPG) to opponents….given up 6-TD passes in 3-weeks…Defense allowing (4.9YPC) vs run….(13.4YPR) by receivers.

 

(Scoreboard)

 

Baltimore-W-Steelers (23-20)…Justin Tucker kicks 48Y-FG with (:02) left to tie game…then 42Y-FG in OT to win for Ravens in Pittsburgh…K-Josh Scobee missed 2-FGs for Steelers…RB-Justin Forsett (150Y) rushning for Ravens…Le’Veon Bell (129Y) for Steelers…Michel Vick (124Y) passing.

 

(NFL Schedule)

 

Saints-at-Dallas…Brandon Weeden stays at QB..Drew Brees health-shoulder-uncertain.

Denver-at-Minnesota…Adrian Peterson-vs-Broncos strong defensive front.

Bengals-Kansas City…Cincinnati tries to go to (4-0)…Chiefs ‘must win’-cannot afford to go to (1-3)

Eagles-Washington…Chip Kelly struggling offensive vs improved Redskins defense.

Green Bay-49ers…Colin Kaeperneck coming off (16QB) Rating and 4-picks last weekend.

Arizona-Rams…Cardinals-Carson Palmer try to make it 4-wins in a row.

Carolina-Tampa Bay…Panthers off to surprising (3-0) start with Cam Newton throwing-running

Raiders-Chicago…Oakland bids to go (3-1) out of the gate vs winless-hurt Bears team.

Colts-Jaguars….Indy QB-Andrew Luck-limited practice with shoulder bruise.

Bills-Giants…Old school coaches Rex Ryan-vs-Tom Coughlin…Eli Manning-vs-Bills blitz.

Atlanta-Houston…Falcons try to push season record to (4-0).

Seahawks-Lions….Detroit facing (0-4) start with this road game.

Jets-Miami…Game in London early Sunday morning.

 

(NFL)

 

Bears-Carolina….Trade-Panthers given up only 6th round pick and take on just 893,000-in salary to acquire pass rusher Jared Allen.

Saints-Patriots…Trade…NOrleans sends DE-Akiem Hicks to Pats for TE-Michael Hoomanavanni

Broncos..Sign FA-OT-Tyler Polumubs-ex Falcon.

Chargers…Sign FA-C-JD Walton-ex Broncos-Giants starter

Texans..Sign FA-LB-Brian Peters-Vikings…LB-Kournei Browns-ex-Bucs

Carolina..Release DT-Colin Cole

Houston…Sign FA-K-Nick Novak-ex Chargers…Release K-Randy Bulloch.

Rams..Release RB-Isiah Pead-knee issues.

Tampa Bay…Release RB-Mike Jones

 

(Injuries)

 

Chargers..IR-G-Johnny Troutman-broken arm.

Redskins…IR-Shaun Lauvo-OG-ankle

Carolina…IR-DE-Charles Johnson-foot.

Eagles..IR-K-Cody Parkey-torn 3-groin muscles.

Bucs..RB-Doug Martin injures knee in practice.

Ravens..WR-Breshard Perrimaen-knee scope surgery-reinjure knee

Packers…TE-Andrew Quarless-8W-IR-.

Chiefs..IR-CB-Philip Gaines-torn ACL.

Eagles..LB-Kiko Alonso-Knee scope surgery

Giants..WR-Victor Cruz comes out of practice-more calf issues.

Carolina..LB-Luke Kuehcly-miss 3rd straight game-concussion

 

(College Football)

 

SDSU…Aztecs host troubled Fresno State team…Bulldogs (1-3)..QB-injuries-arrests.

USD-Marist….Toreros (2-1)..QB-Anthony Lawrence 8TD passes in 2-starts.

UCLA…Arizona State…Bruins can knock Sun Devils out of PAC-12 race with win.USC….Trojans have weekend off.

 

(PAC-12)

Cal-Washington State….Bears need to avoid ambush in Pullman.

Stanford-Arizona…Wildcats could be in big trouble with another loss.

Oregon-Colorado….Ducks out of Top 25 for first time since 2009.

 

(Mountain West)

Boise Stat-Utah…QB-Brett Rypien on torrid pace.

Colorado State-Utah State…Aggies without QB-Chuckie Keeton for 3rd year in row.

New Mexico-New Mexico State…Lobos averaging 290-yards per game running ball.

Air Force-Navy…battle of option offenses

Wyoming-Appalachian State…Cowboys struggling to throw ball to help RB-Brian Hill.

Nevada-UNLV…Nasty in-state rivalry.

 

(Top 25)

#1-Ohio State-vs-Indiana

#2-Michigan State-vs-Purdue

#3-Ole Miss-vs-Florida

#4-TCU-vs-Texas

#5-Baylor-vs-Texas Tech.

 

 

—–(Baseball)—–

 

Padres-W-Brewers (3-1)..Ian Kennedy 11K-in-6 innings…Yanger Solarte 2R-HR…Craig Kimbrel 39th save

Padres…Wil Myers out of lineup again wrsit soreness..OF-Justin Upton-sore neck…OF-Matt Kemp-tendon injury finger.

Padres-Dodgers…Final series of season…Casey Kelly-vs-Alex Wood.

Padres…Hire Red Sox TV-voice Dan Orsillo to begin next year and replace Dick Enberg after 2016-season…Team lets go popular color analyst Bob Scanlan….Ted Leitner-Mark Grant-Mark Sweeney-Jessie Agler round out Radio-TV team.

Padres….Ownership meets Monday to determine fate of interim manager Pat Muirphy….MLB.com says Padres will talke to ex-Rangers manager Ron Washington.

Padres…MLB Fines franchise for illegal workouts of Venezualan players in Aruba-who were not eligible for MLB-free agency.

 

Dodgers-W-Giants (3-2)…Brett Anderson 2-hitters….LA-Mets tied record-wise in battle for home field advantage in playoffs.

Dodgers…OF-Yasiel Puig plays 4-innings in intrasquad game and runs bases without hamstring problems.

 

Angels-L-Texas (5-3)..Adrian Beltre 3-run double…Halos fall 1GB-Astros in fite for final wildcard slot.

Halos-Rangers…Jared Weaver-vs-Martin Perez tonight.

 

(Injuries)

 

Royals…DH-Kendrys Morales injures quad last night.

Giants..Surgery-1B-Brandon Belt-torn meniscus.

Mariners..Shutdown P-Felix Hernandez-elbow.

Indians..Shutdown OF-Michael Brantley-shoulder.

Cardinals..OF-Steven Piscotty-concussion issues.

Yankees….2B-Stephen Drew-inner ear-vertigo problems.

 

(Roster)

 

Angels..Sign FA-P-Mat Latos-just released by Dodgers.

Angels..DFA-SS-Grant Green off 40-man roster.

Toronto..DFA-P-Donny Roach.

Giants…Offer P-Tim Lincecum contract extension rather than let him test free agency.

 

(Teams)

 

Mariners….Hire Jerry DiPoto as GM-ex Angels boss…says ‘communications’ every facet of baseball operation-important-criticized Angels owner Arte Moreno for solo decisions that have hurt team-Josh Hamilton-contract.

 

 

—–(Basketball)——

 

Lakers…G-DeAngelo Russell-bruises foot in 3rd workout with team in Hawaii.

Miami…C-Hassan Whiteside-calf injury

Bulls…Surgery-G-Derrick Rose-orbital fractur of eye.

Denver..Sign FA-F-Mike Miller-ex Miami-Cleveland 3-point specilist.

Golden State..Coach Steve Kerr rehospitalized-another setback from 2nd off seson back surgery.

Atlanta..G-Mike Scott facing 25Y-prison-2 felonies…possession of 45-grams of marijuana-molly.

 

SDSU…Aztecs open preseason workouts….Return of sophomore Malik Pope bears watching…arrival of G-Jeremy Hensley to try to win point guard spot….is Trey Kell point guard or shooting guard…Who replaces injured 3-point shooter Matt Shrigley…How quickly does Zylan Cheatum adjust to college game after sitting out last year…Aztecs begin practice with cloud of NCAA-probe still out there….5-top recruits SDSU were in on committed elsewhere in the last two weeks since the rumors of investigation surfaced.

 

SMU…NCAA hits Mustangs basketball with NCAA-probation…bans from post season tourney…Suspends Coach Larry Brown for academic fraud involving assistant coaches and players classes….Orders Brown to ‘show cause’ hearing as to why he should not be fired….3rd school Brown has coached at wound up in NCAA-hot water.

 

—–(Hockey)——

 

Gulls…Continue preseason workouts in Anaheim-awaiting final Ducks cuts…still waiting for decision on 2-goaltenders and goal-scorers from NHL club.

Maple Leafs…Send lst round pick Mitch Marner back to the Ontario Hockey League.

Arizona Coyotes…Decide to keep high 1st round pick Dylan Strome with team to open season.

Oilers…F-Jason Eberle-out 6-weeks-with shoulder injury.

Ducks-W-Colorado (3-0)….Anaheim goes to (4-0) in preseason

 

—–(General)——

 

NASCAR….Delaware 400-Chase for Championship moves on with 3rd race in series…Bottom 4-drivers in points standings will be cut off the Chase list after Sunday race.

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