Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Chargers….OT-Russell Okung confirms he is being treated for blood clot near lung….Out indefinitely while on blood thinners….Likely to miss all of training camp…..Drove himself to hospital during OTA workouts with chest pains…Doctors diagnosed blood clots near lung-began immediate treatment….Called it ‘life and death experience’…..Will take part in team meetings-but no physical activity….Counts 13M against the Chargers salary cap….Will tutor young OL during next 6-weeks….

Chargers…1st full team workout…88-players on hand….RB-Melvin Gordon began holdout….Being fined 30,000-per day….Will lose 330,000 pe week game checks once Preseason games begin.

Chargers…Move RT-Sam Tavi to LT to replace Russell Okung…Used 2nd year player Trent Scott at RT…..Could move journeyman Michael Schofield to LT or try Forrest Lamp at LT….also working rookie Trey Pipkins at LT…..Lamp was given snaps at OC also on first day.

Rams….QBs and rookies go thru 1st workouts on field at UC-Irvine…Veterans report on Friday night….1st full team workout on Saturday.

Rams..Say rookie DT-Greg Gaines will be given first opportunity to win starting DT-job in place of Ndomakong Suh-who left as free agent.

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(Roster Moves)

Bengals…Sign FA-OT-Andre Smith to contract….played with Bengals and Minnesota
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-TE-Troy Niklaus-ex Tampa Bay
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Josh Martin-ex Jets
Giants..Release rookie QB-Eric Dungey-Syracuse
Giants..Release S-Tony Lippett

Redksins…Workout FA-OT-Donald Penn-ex Raiders
Browns…Workout FA-DT-Mike Daniels-ex Packers
Miami…Workout FA-WR-Allan Hurns-ex Dallas
Jacksonville..Workout FA-CB-Josh Robinson-ex Saints

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(Teams)

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliot not on team plane headed to Oxnard…wants final 2Y of his contract renegotiated…Due to make only 3.8M this year

Chiefs..DT-Chris Jones will not report to camp on Friday-wants extension from final year of his 2M-a year deal.

Saints..WR-Mike Thomas-no show at camp…Wants final year of 1.1M-deal upgraded.

49ers..Sign #1-pick-DE-Nick Bosa (4Y-33M) contract
Jets..Sign #1-pick-DT-Quinnen Williams to (4Y-38M) deal
Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell reports to camp-says ready to have 500-touches this year
Raiders..QB-Derek Carr goes thru workouts with WR-Antonio Brown-Tyrell Williams
Patriots…Move 3rd string QB-Dan Etling to WR-TE for tryout

Washington..Declare open QB-competition-Case Keenum-vs-Dwayne Haskins
Washington..Move Erek Flowers to LT-in place holdout Trent Williams
Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz goes thru 1st full workout since knee surgery
Miami..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick takes all 1st team snaps…Josh Rosen runs #2 team
Denver..QB-Kevin Hogan runs #2 offense…Rookie Drew Lock-3rd team
Tennessee…Sign S-Keon Byard to (6Y-70M) extension-14M per year
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin given 2-year extension thru 2021.

SF…Report unrest in 49ers ranks…that Coach Kyle Shanahan has too much influence in NFL draft room and that GM-John Lynch is demanding mor input in defense gameplay.

CFL…Friday nite showdown game….Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0)-vs-Hamilton TiCats (4-1)…..Blue Bombers (5-0) first time since 1960

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(Injuries)

Ravens..OT-Orlando Brown..LB-Shawn Ray-fail conditioning tests
Bengals…Place RB-Rod Anderson on NFI List…PUP-CB-Darqueze Dennard
Denver..4-WRs-TEs miss workouts with nagging injuries
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck does not practice…throws on side..had calf injury in spring
Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard-MRI-thumb injury
Raiders..FB-Kevin Smith-0ut 3W-knee strain
Eagles..PUP-CB-Jalen Mills-hamstring injury
Houston..DE-JJ Watt-WR-Will Fuller-cleared full workouts
Washington…Put rookie RB-Bryce Love-Stanford on NFI-list

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(College Football)

Boise State….Negotiates contract extension to keep its TV package separate from Mountain West Conference package….Boise State gets 2.8M-per year in TV revenue….other Mountain West teams receive 1.1M.

Mountain West…Negotiating to take TV package to ESPN-Plus in 2020…would leave CBS Sports Network.

California…Loses QB-Brandon Mcilwaine-giving up football to play baseball…QB-Ross Bowers transfers out….UCLA-QB-Devon Modster transfers in.

Kent State…NCAA rules QB-Quan Knight-transfer from Maryland-can play immediately.

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…………(BASEBALL)………………

Padres-L-Mets (4-0)……NY ace Jacob deGrom throws 4-hit shutout-9 strikeouts…….Todd Frazier 2R-double…….Padres now lost 9-of-12 since All Star break….(48-54) on season.

Padres-Giants…Open weekend series with hottest team in National League….Joey Lucchesi (7-5)-vs-Jeff Samardzija (7-9)…..Giants have won 16-of-20 games to try and climb back into Wildcard race.

Padres…Decision coming on rookie 2B-Luis Urias…hitting (.075) this season.
Padres..OF-Wil Myers remains buried on bench…hitting (.213) on season…..Since June 15th (.148)…..Sine April 19th-batting average (.178) has 90-strikeouts in 203-at bats.

Padres-Texas….Report says San Diego has inquired about infielder Rougned Odor…..Rangers want young pitching prospects

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Dodgers….Off day Thursday

Dodgers-at-Washington….Friday matchup…Hyun Jin-Ryu (11-2)-vs-Anubal Sanchez (6-6)….Dodgers are (67-37) on season….Nationals have won 14-of-19 games-2nd best in National League

Dodgers-Astros…Trade….LA acquires OF-Tyler White-hitting just (.225) this season.
Dodgers…Exam P-Ross Stripling-neck issue…..2B-Keke Hernandez-hand strain

Dodgers..Option slumping C-Austin Barnes to Oklahoma City…callup C-Will Smith-has hit 21HRs in PCL

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Angels-Orioles…..Tied (1-1) at Press Time….Justin Upton sacrifice fly……Halos won 9-of-12…(54-49) on year…Baltimore (32-69).

Angels…OF-Mike Trout on hot streak…..(.291-11HR) in last 15 games.
Angels..Callup P-Jose Suarez from Salt Lake City

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(Scoreboard)

Cardinals-W-Pirates….Paul Goldschmidt homers for 4th game in row…Kolten Wong HR…Dexter Fowler 2R-HR…..Cards won 11-of-13….Buccos lost 13-of-17.

Rockies-W-Washington…..Garrett Hampson 2R-HR…Ryan McMahon 2R-HR…Ian Desmond HR…..Daniel Murphy HR for Colorado……Anthony Rendon 3R-HR for Nationals….Colorado just (4-16) over last 3-weeks….Nationals won 14-of-20.

Yankees-L-Red Sox…Boston explodes for 19-runs…..Scores 12R-off starter Masahiro Tanaka in 3-innings……Xander Bogarts 3R-HR…Mookie Betts 2R-single….triggers 7-run 1st inning vs Tanaka…..Sox hit 4-HRs in win at Fenway Park……….NY won 9-of-14….NY (66-36)……Boston won 12-of-18.

Twins-W-White Sox…..Nelson Cruz solo HR…2R-HR…2R-HR in 10-outburst…Minnesota (65-40) on year

Indians-Royals….Tied (3-3) at Press Time….Francisco Lindor HR……Hunter Dozier 2R-HR for KC….Tribe won 15-of-19……Royals (39-64)

A’s-Texas….Rangers led (5-3) at Press Time…Athletics won 17-of-24……Texas lost 9-of-10

Tigers-Seattle….Mariners led (5-1) at Press Time…….Tim Beckham Grand Slam HR…..Tigers (29-67)…..Mariners (42-63)

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees…SS-Troy Tulowitzki retires after 2Y of calf-Achilles injuries…5-time All Star…career (.290-225HRs)

Cubs..Callup 2B-Ian Happ…hit (.354) in AAA
Arizona..Callup 3B-Yasmani Tomas-former Cuban big money free-agent-buried in minors for 2-years…called up with (.923) OPS at Reno
Milwaukee…Callup 3B-Tyler Shaw from AAA

A’s..DFA-C-Nick Hundley-hitting (.200)-coming off knee surgery
Twins..DFA-P-Blake Parker…Callup P-Carlos Torres
Atlanta..DFA-P-Shane Carle
Houston..DFA-OF-Tony Kemp

Tigers..Option P-Daniel Stumpf to AAA
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Jake Thompson-ex Texas
Texas..Sign FA-P-Shane Carle-ex Braves

Twins-Yankees..Trade…Minnesota deals C-Brian Navaretto to NY for minor leaguer
Boston-Minnesota…Trade…Sox deal P-Jeremy Bleich to Twins in cash deal
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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay…Surgery-P-Blake Snell-out 6W-debris in elbow joint
Texas..OF-Joey Gallo-Surgery-broken hamate bone
Brewers..DL-P-Jhoulys Chancing-Hip injury
Pirates…MRI-P-Jameson Taillon-reinjured forearm
Pirates..Transfer C-Francisco Cervelli to 60day DL-concussion
Yankees…DL-OF-Brett Gardner-knee swelling

Reds..Activate P-Alex Wood-been out all year with ailing back
Washington..Activate P-Max Scherzer-had bursa sac issue
Cubs..Activate C-Will Contreras

Yankees..Send OF-Cam Maybin out on rehab

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(MLB)

Don Mossi….1950s-60s relief ace Cleveland Indians-Detroit Tigers-passes away (90)

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…………….(BASKETBALL)……………..

LA Clippers…..Season tickets sales jump with arrival of Kawhi Leonard-Paul George….Emotional press conference in Los Angeles-Players talk about decision to come to LA

..Not in battle for LA with Lakers
..Lakers are the Lakers
..We are chasing something else-a title
..We will build our own identity
..We will build our own legacy
..Great Christmas Present for our fans

Milwaukee..Sign FA-F-Dragen Bender-ex Suns..backed out on deal in Europe
76ers..Sign FA-G-Trey Burks-ex Utah Jazz
Washington..G-CJ Miles-surgery-fractured foot

Memphis…Wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleads guilty for eating up shooting murder of ex Clippes player in 2010….sentenced to 30Y-in prison….along with shooter.

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…………….(HOCKEY)…………..

Toronto-St Louis….Trade-Leafs acquire D-Jordan Schmaltz for F-Andreas Borgman.

Ottawa…Sign FA-C-Mike Brodzinksi-ex San Jose
Carolina…Sign Fa-F-Max McCormick-ex Colorado

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………..(GENERAL)…………….

Soccer…Team USA-Fullback-Geoff Cameron signs to play for Queens Park Rangers in England.

Golf…St Jude Classic-Memphis
..(62)..Jon Rahm explodes for 8-under par..birides 5-of-first 8-holes
..(65)..Bubba Watson-Pat Cantalay
..(66)..Ian Poulter
..(68)..Phil Mickelson
..(69)..Dustin Johnson..Rory McIlroy
..(70)..Jordan Spieth

NASCAR….Pocono 400…Kyle Busch is points leader…4-wins…11-top-5 finishes
NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson on brink of not making Chase for Championship….has not won in 79-races…is 17th in standings….has only 3-top 5-finishes this year.

Indy Car…Mid Ohio 250…Josef Newgarden 29-point lead in drivers standings

Formula 1…German Grand Prix….Team Mercedes-Lewis Hamilton-Val Bottas have won 9-of-10 races this year.

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