Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Friday

Posted by on August 16th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-Saints…Sunday afternoon preseason game….Philip Rivers-Drew Bree’s both expected to start at QB in game for a series or two….Trent Scott stays at LT despite struggles last weekend….OG-Forrest Lamp-Dan Feeney will both play extensive snaps after playing 60-snaps last weekend.

Chargers..Meet for 4th time in agent for holdout RB-Melvin Gordon…no progress in any structure of contract extension….Chargers remain adamant they will not allow agent to try and arrange a trade…Sources Bolts could only get a 4th round pick.

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Rams…Travel day-head to Honolulu for Saturday night preseason game with Dallas Cowboys…..Rams leaving QB-Jared Goff..RB-Todd Gurley behind….QB-Blake Bortels to play first half….Cowboys without QB-Dak Prescott..RB-Ezekiel Elliott…WR-Amari Cooper.

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Raiders…Searching trade market looking for OG-help because of injuries.

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(Scoreboard)….Thursday night

Eagles-W-Jaguars (24-10)..QB-Clay Thorson (175P-TD)…RB-DJ Humphrey (5R-29Y)…QB-Gardner Minshow (202P) 3-sacks-Fumble..

Jets-W-Falcons (22-10)…Sam Darnold (46P)…Luke Falk TD pass for Jets..Matt Ryan (118P)…Jets Defense 3-takeaways-5 sacks ..

Redskins-L-Bengals (23-13)..QB-Ryan Finley (20-26)..150Y….Dwayne Haskins (7-14) 114Y-3 sacks-1 fumble….

Packers-L-Ravens (26-13)..Lamar Jackson (58P-14R)…Trace McSorley (74P-17R)..

Raiders-W-Arizona. (33-26)….QB-Mike Glennon (175P-2TD)….Nathan Peterman (8-8) passing…..QB-Kyler Murray (3-8) 12Y..2-sacks….Raiders give up 2TD passes late in game…

(Friday Schedule)

Bills-Carolina..QB-Cam Newton to start game
Giants-Bears..Rookie QB-Daniel Jones to play a lot in 1st half
Tampa Bay-Miami…QB-Jameis Winston-vs-QB-Josh Rosen

(Saturday Schedule)

Browns-Colts…Jacoby Brissett to start for Indy.
Patriots-Titans..QB-Jarret Stidholm to play again-strong first outing
Steelers-Chiefs…Pittsburgh unveils new 3-WR set-Donte Moncrief
Lions-Houston..Detroit trying recover allow 9-sacks last weekend
Cowboys-Rams..Game in Hawaii..Rams leaving starters home

(Sunday Schedule)

Seattle-Minnesota..QB-Paxton Lynch looks for 2nd strong outing
Broncos-49ers..QB-Jim Garoppolo to get extended playing time.

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(Injuries)

49ers…DE-Nick Rosa-#1 pick-cleared for conditioning drills after suffering high ankle sprain two weeks ago.

Patriots…WR-Phil Dorsett-N’Keal Harry injured in joint workouts with Tennessee…Patriots are down 4-veteran WRs

Steelers..WR-Donte Moncrief-cleared play-broken finger
Eagles..DT-Fletcher Cox-remains out with foot issue
Miami..RB-Kenyan Drake-out 3W-foot injury
Colts..WR-Reece Fountain-dislocates ankle-gone for year
Browns..WR-Odell Beckham leaves workout-hip issue

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(Teams)

Pittsburgh….WR-coach Darryl Drake checked himself into hospital on Sunday with chest pains..then left hospital…returned to team dorm and passed away from possible heart attack or blood clot early Monday morning.

Washington…RB-Adrian Peterson-money problems grow…now being sued for defaulting on 7.5M-loan….has failed to pay 4-back loans…Lawyer says Peterson is financially broke despite earning (92M) during his career.

Steelers..OT-Alejandro Villanueva says weight gain to (335) pounds has made him feel ‘gross’ and heavy.

Colts…Say they don’t want joint workouts with Browns-this weeks drills plagued by player fights.

Lions..DT-Damon Harrison ends holdout and reports to camp.

Arizona..Police video shows COO-Ron Mingegar refusing breathalyzer…falling down while trying to do sobriety test…facing NFL suspension.

Jack Del Rio…Ex Raiders-Jaguars coach hired by ESPN as in studio analyst.

Carolina….Coach Ron Rivera says ‘joint practices’ more meaningful that preseason games.

Bears..OT-Kyle Long expelled from practice for fights with rookie lineman.

Saints..Louisiana Bond Commission-approves 350M in bonds for upgrades to Super Dome.

XFL…Signs 1st QB for spring league…Landry Jones-ex Steelers..will sign 8-starting QBs before expansion draft in October.

Calgary…CFL-star QB-Bo Levi Mitchell reinsures shoulder in workouts.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona…Workouts FA-DE-Corey Liuget-ex Chargers
Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Danny Etling-ex Patriots
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Drew Lewis-ex Colts

Bengals..OG-Christian Western leaves camp-reitring-5th OL to leave Cincinnati roster in a month.

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(College Football)

Holiday Bowl….Announces 6Y-contract to match Pac 12-team-vs-ACC team starting in 2020.
..Bowl payoff will be all time high 6.8M-combined for teams
..Bowl game could be moved to New Year’s Eve as part of new Fox TV contract in 2020.

..Holiday Bowl will get Pac 12’s either 2nd or 3rd team after College Football Bowl slots are filled…will alternate with Las Vegas Bowl

..Holiday Bowl will choose 3-teams from ACC it wants to consider after College Football Bowl slots are filled…will share teams with Gator Bowl-Orlando Bowl

..Notre Dame will be part of ACC mix in addition to 14-teams in the conference that Holiday Bowl could put a bowl bid..if Irish are not part of College Football Playoff setup.

..Holiday Bowl game in 2019 will be December 27th…final year of Pac 12-Big 10 matchup

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Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long-headed to Red-Black scrimmage on Saturday night at SDCCU stadium….says no one has surfaced to take the backup QB-job-disappointed…says JUCO transfer Defensive lineman are struggling learning complex defensive calls…says Oregon transfer RT-Jacob Capra is running with 1st unit…BYU RG-Joe Jiminez is running 2nd team….Says CB-transfers Eric Wilson-Sammy Morrison have yet to make a statement to land starting job.

USC…AD-Lynn Swann says ‘time for Trojans to win the PAC-12 championship’….coach Clay Helton coming off (5-7) season.

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……….(BASEBALL)………….

Padres-Philadelphia….Open 6-game road trip on Friday night…Chris Paddack (7-5)-vs-Vincent Velasquez (4-7)…Padres (56-64)…Phillies struggles continue…had lost 5-of-8.

Padres….Off day on Thursday.

Padres..Could put SS-Fernando Tatis on DL-with strained back.
Padres..Call up 2B-Ty France…hitting (.399) at El Paso…hit (.235) earlier in season

Padres..1B-Eric Hosmer could be platooned….hitting (.295) vs right-handed pitching…just (.204) vs southpaws.

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Dodgers-L-Miami (13-7)…Brian Anderson RBI single…2R-single…Starlin Castro 3RBIs….Cody Bellinger hits 40th HR of season…..Dodgers won 12-of-15….(81-42) on season.

Dodgers-at-Atlanta…Friday matchup…Kenta Maeda (8-8)-vs-Matt Siroka (10-2).

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Angels-W-White Sox….Justin Upton 3R-HR…Mike Trout HR….Halos led (8-3) at Press Time……Halos (5-14) skid.

Angels-White Sox…Friday pitchers…Patrick Sandoval (0-0)-vs-Lucas Giolito (12-6).

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(Scoreboard)

Indians-W-Yankees….Tribe scores 7R-in 1st inning…enroute to (19-5) win….Rob Perez 2R-HR…Jose Ramirez Grand Slam HR-2R-HR…..Carlos Santana 2R-HR….Tribe (73-48)…won 17-of-24
..Yankees won 14-of-17…(81-42) on season.

Cubs-L-Phillies..Bryce Harper Grand Slam HR in 9th….Kyle Schwarber-Anthony Rizzo HRs early….Phillies lost 4-of-6….Cubs lost 5-of-7

Cardinals-L-Reds….Sonny Gray 10-strikeouts….Redbirds had won 5-in row…..Cincinnati had lost 4-row

Mets-W-Atlanta…Peter Alonso 3R-HR (#40) on season..finishes with 5-hits…6RBI………Mets won 17-of-21…Braves won 10-of-17.

Seattle-W-Detroit…Kyle Seager 3RBIs…Mriners (50-72)..Tigers (36-82)

Twins-W-Texas…Minnesota exploded for 10-runs early in game..Twins hit 3-HRs….Minnesota (73-48)

Giants-W-Arizona….SF jumps out to (7-0) lead…Evan Longoria HR-2R-single…

Astros-A’s…Athletics led (7-6) at Press Time……10-home runs hit in the game….Houston won 12-of-16….(78-43)….Oakland won 10-of-15.

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(MLB)

Miami…Report Marlins have not talked to Manager Don Mattingly about contract status for next year…is (264-339) in Miami.

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(Injuries)

Seattle..DL-P-Brandon Brennan-shoulder
Arizona..DL-P-Robbie Ray-back

Twins..Activate P-Michael Pineda from DL
Mets..SS-Jed Lowrie cleared for rehab-missed season-3 injuries

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(Roster)

Yankees..Sign FA-P-David Hernandez-ex Reds
A’s..Sign FA-P-Matt Harvey-ex Angels
Giants..Sign FA-P-Fernando Adad-ex Twins
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Hunter Cervenka-ex Cardinals
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Jared Hughes-ex Reds

Pirates..Release P-Tyler Lyons…
Twins..Release 2B-Jordy Valdespin..was hitting (.294) at Rochester
Mets..Release SS-Adeiny Hechavvair

Mariners..Callup P-Taylor Guilbeau…had (1.77-2.80-ERA) minors
Reds..Callup P-Joel Kuhnel (2.18-ERA) at AA

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…………(BASKETBALL)……………

Lakers…C-DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn knee ligament workout in Las Vegas…3rd major injury in 4-years…following Achilles and torn quad injuries.

Clippers..Sign FA-C-Patrick Patterson-ex Oklahoma City backup.

Minnesota…Veteran G-Jerryd Bayless signs to play in China.

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…………(HOCKEY)…………..

LA Kings..Sign F-Johan Sodergran-played in Sweden last year-likely to play for AHL-Ontario Reign.

San Jose…Re-signs veteran C-Joe Thornton…22nd year in NHL…(41Y)…scored 16-goals last year.

Vancouver…Veteran G-Eddie Lack retires-to become college goalie coach at Arizona State.

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…………(GENERAL)………….

NASCAR…..Driving legend Dale Earnhardt-Junior….his wife…15 month old child taken to hospital for observation after Earnhardt led jet crashes in Elizabethton, Tennessee airport…on way to Bristol for weekend race….Plane burst into flames….Earnhardt may have minor neck injury…Both pilots also escaped.

NASCAR….Bristol 400-on Saturday night.

Indy Car…Runs Pocono 500-on Sunday

Indy Car…McLaren-Sam Schmidt Racing merger may lead to giving Fernando Alonso a full-time ride in 2020 as teammate to James Hincliffe…Alonso has run Indy 500 the last two years.

Formula 1…Report that Val Bottas may leave Team Mercedes at end of season…Bottas is 2nd in points race behind teammate Lewis Hamilton…..and that Haas-USA team may want to hire him to replace struggling Roman Grosjean.

Formula 1…Off weekend

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PGA…BMW-Championship-1st round leaderboard
..(65)..Justin Thomas-Jason Kokrak
..(66)..Brandt Snedeker-Jim Furyk
..(67)..Xander Schaufelle
..(68)..Jon Rahm
..(69)..Rory McIlroy
..(70)..Phil Mickelson
..(71)..Tiger Woods…Birdied 2-early holes but then fell apart

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Tennis-ATP…NickKyrgios-fined 113,000 for 8-outburst in tourney in Cincinnati on Wednesday…Cursed out chair…smashed two rackets…Refused to stand on line to take a serve.

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