Best 15 Minutes-Friday–9/11

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—–(Baseball)—–
Padres-L-Rockies (4-3)…Colorado hits 4-solo homers in game…Rockies pitchers fan 14-batters…lowly Colorado splits 4-game series with disappointing Padres…Carlos Gonzalez 37th HR-Nolan Arenado hits 38th…San Diego lost 7-of-10…now (67-74) this season.
Padres-Giants..San Diego opens road trip…Andrew Cashner (5-14)-vs-Jake Peavy (5-6)…Giants in state of collapse due to injuries to Hunter Pence, Nori Aoki, Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford and loss of P-Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Jeremly Affeldt…Giants lost 9-of-11

Padres…1B-Yonder Alonso-bone scan shows stress reaction injury in lower back-likely to sit out rest of season.
Dodgers….Idle last nite.
Dodgers-Arizona…LA opens road trip in Phoenix…Alex Wood (10-9)-vs-Robbie Ray (3-1)…Blue has won 13-of-16.
Angels….Idle last nite.
Halos-Houston….Jared Weaver (6-10)-vs-Dallas Keuchel (17-6) 2.29-ERA…Angels won only 5-of-last-12-trying stay in wildcard race.

 
(Scoreboard)
Yankees-Blue Jays…Rained Out..Jays still 1-and-half lead.
Mets-W-Braves..Juan Uribe key RBI-single.
Cardinals-L-Reds…Brandon Phillips HR-3RBI for Cinciannti.
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Texas-L-Seattle..Nelson Cruz 2R-HR…Rangers fall 2-and-half back Astros..
Cubs-Phillies..Rained Out
Indians-W-Tigers…Michael Brantley solo HR-2R-HR
Pirates-L-Brewers..Ryan Braun 2RBI…Khris Davis 2R-HR

 
(Teams)
Phillies..Fire Ruben Amaro as VP-GM….Scott Proefrock will serve as interim GM till end of season…..President Andy McPhail takes over team’s baseball operations….Phillies (54-86)-missed playoffs 4Y-in row.
Red Sox…Interested in interviewing ex-Dodgers exec DeJon Waston-now in Arizona for vacant GM job.
Milwaukee…Interviewing Chaim Bloom-Tampa Bay exec and Dan Kantrovitz-A’s for vacant GM job.
Athletics…Give Manager Bob Melvin-2Y-extension.

Reds…Joey Votto facing suspension for angry tirade over 2-blown strike calls-then umpire refusing to grant him time out in batters box. Had to be restrained by 2nd umpire.

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(Injuries)
Miami…Activate P-Jose Fernandez from DL-bicep.
Texas..OF-Josh Hamilton will have season ending knee scope surgery.
Reds..Lose OF-Kris Negron-season-torn cartilage.

 
—–(Football)—–
Chargers-Lions….Sunday-Shootout likely between Philip Rivers-vs-Matt Stafford-battle QBs….Lions secondary will be tested by Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson, Malcom Floyd…..Chargers secondary will have hands full with WR-Calvin Johnson (16.5YPC-career)….Golden Tate (99R-last year)…Rivers has thrown (116-TD-4Y)..Stafford (112TD)…Rivers-career record (92-66) 252-TD passes…….Stafford (36-45) record…….Stafford (0-18) in road games against teams with winning records…Lions have had just 2-winning seasons in 14-years….Detroit not won a playoff game since Wayne Fontes era-1991….Bolts only 1-playoff win in 6-years with Rivers.
Chargers…Re-sign FA-TE-John Phillips after losing TE-Ladarius Green with concussion symptoms…Release-OT-Tyreek Burwell..
(NFL Schedule)
Steelers-L-Patriots (28-21)…Tom Brady tore up young Pittsburgh secondary (281P-4TD)…Rob Gronkowski (5R-94Y-3TD)..Julian Edelman (11R) for Pats…Ben Roethlisberger (351Passing) …DeAngelo Williams (127Rushing) for Steelers…Pittsburgh put up (485Y-Offense) playing catchup…Pats (361-Offense)…Josh Scobee missed 2FGs for Steelers.
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(Sunday Schedule)
Colts-Bills..Andrew Luck-vs-Rex Ryan’s new defense.
Saints-Arizona…Carson Palmer-vs-bad New Orleans defense
Packers-Bears…Aaron Rodgers without WRs-Jordy Nelson-Randall Cobb.
Titans-Bucs…Kid QBs-Marcus Mariota-vs-Jameis Winston.
Broncos-Ravens…Peyton Manning under center-vs-Joe Flacco.
Eagles-Atlanta…Chip Kelly unveils 3-RB set
Giants-Cowboys…Eli Manning-vs-Tony Romo…NY defense battered.
Bengals-Raiders…Ambush in waiting with new-look Oakland roster-Coach.
(Injuries)
Cardinals..TE-Ifyani Momah-torn meniscus in practice.
Carolina..DT-Star Lotoklelei-still problems stress fracture foot.
Browns..RB-Duke Johnson-cleared concussion issues.
Lions..OG-Larry Warford still out-hamstring.
Jaguars..WR-Marquise Lee-sits out-hamstring.
Bears..WR-Alshon Jeffries-practices after calf issue.
Bucs..WR-Mike Evans-sits out with hamstring
Chiefs..IR-OG-Paul Fanasika-knee.
Vikings..IR-C-John Sullivan-gone 8W-back surgery.
Redskins..NFL doctors refuse to clear QB-Robert Griffin-concussion protocol.
(NFL)
Buffalo..LB-IK Enemkpal-facing 4G-suspension for sucker punch injured Jets QB-Geno Smith.
Cleveland..Prosecuting Attorney-not ready to file charges against Browns OL coach Andy Moeller for alledged choking incident with woman last weekend.
Arizona..Sign-FA-TE-Joe Fauria-just released by Lions.
Browns..Sign-FA-RB-Robert Turbin-Seahawks…Release-WR-Tyrelle Pryor.
Carolina..Signs LB-Luke Kuechly to (4Y-43M) extension….
(College Football)
Aztecs-California…SDSU defense must contain Golden Bears QB-Jared Goff (7,481Y-53TD) in 2-years passing…Aztecs coming off 5-interception game….Key to game-Can State control tempo running back with Donnell Pumphrey and Chase Price-keep Goff and the no huddle offense on the sidelines?…Bears scored 59-TDs last season….Ran 81-Plays a game…(494Y-offense) per game….but fell apart defensively-lost 6-of-final 7-games….Sonny Dykes just (6-18) in 2-years at Berkeley.
UCLA-UNLV…Frosh QB-Josh Rosen coming off 355Y-passing debut.
USC-Idaho…Trojans hosts struggling Vandals program in payday game…Idaho is (2-22) since 2013.
Ohio State-hosts-Hawaii.
Michigan-vs-Oregon State
Michigan State-vs-Oregon in battle of #5-vs-#7
LSU-Mississippi State-early season SEC matchup.
Boise State-BYU…Cougars without QB-Taysom Hill-broken foot.
Colorado State-Minnesota..Gophers come to Ft-Collins.
Fresno State-Ole Miss…Bulldogs road game at Oxford.
New Mexico-Tulsa…Lobos had 8-rushing TDs last week.
San Jose-Air Force..Big time passer Joe Gray-vs-Falcons option run game.
—–(Basketball)—–
NBA…Hall of Fame last night inducts Tommy Heinsohn…Jo Jo White…ABA-stars Louie Dampier and Spencer Haywoord….WNBA legend Lisa Leslie…DKikembe Mutombo…..legendary ref Dick Bavetta.
—–(Hockey)—–
LA Kings..Hire former player Brant Myhres-player programs…help players thru substance abuse issues.
Buffalo…Signs FA-D-Cody Franson-Nashville-2Y deal.
Colorado-Arizona…Trade…Avalanche ship D-Stefan Elliott to Coyotes for D-Brandon Gromley in deal of #2 pick for a #1 pick.
Montreal….Canadiens high scorer Max Pacioretty not cleared for camp-slow healing fractured tibia.
(General)
US-Open…Rained out Thursday…Today…Serena Williams-vs-Robert Vinci in women’s semi finals…..Roger Federer-vs-Stan Warwenka in men’s semis.
US Open…Retired Tennis star James Blake receives apology from NY Police Commissoiner after being jumped and handcuffed infront of US Open Hotel in New York in case of mistaken identity.
NASCAR…Richmond 400-Saturday night..final qualifying race in Chase for Championship….Unless Kasey Kahne-Tony Stewart-Greg Biffle-Danica Patrick can win race-they will be left out of 16-car field in Chase for 5M-prize money. Winning 1-race in a season qualifies driver for Chase finals.
Formula 1…Off weekend…run next week in Singapore Grand Prix.

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