Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon ends 64-day holdout and reports to team facility at 7am on Thursday to take physical….Working out with team but unlikely to play this weekend in Miami…Chargers could apply for roster exemption for at least 1-to-3 weeks…Reports club is unwilling to waive the daily fines Gordan ran up during boycott of camp…Means he would forfeit 2.2M for missing all preseason and 989,000 in game checks for first three weeks of season….Chargers will likely cut RB-Dextraze Newsmen when they activate Gordon.

Charges-at-Miami….Dolphins (0-3)…ranked #31 in offense..#32 on defense…Miami scored 1-offensive TD in 12-quarters of play…Josh Rosen starts at QB…Miami (223YPG) on oddwnaw…allowed 13-sacks…8-turnovers…Miami defense allowing (499YPG)…18TDs allowed in 3-games….Opposing QBs 72%-completion rate…..Chargers QB-Philip Rivers (5TD-2Int-1Fumble)….Bolts OL allow 10-sacks..21-hits on Rivers…WR-Keenan Allen leads NFL with (29Rec-13YPC).

Chargers…7-starters missed practice this week with injuries, including WR-Mike Williams-back and TE-Virgil Green-groin

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(Scoreboard)……Thursday Night Football

Green Bay-L-Eagles (34-27)….Aaron Rodgers throw interception at goal line with (:19) left as Eagles hold on to win hi scoring, big play,penalty marred, injury prone game….Rogers threw for (422Y-2TD-46Ru) in loss…WR-Davante Adams (10R-180Y) in loss….Carson Wentz (160P-3TD)…Eagles RBs (176R)…Green Bay (491Y-366Y) in offense…Packers had (75-60) edge in plays….Eagles had 10-penalties including  4-pesonal foul helmet hits…….Packers RB-Jamal Williams-neck injury on personal foul helmet hit….Eagles CB-Avante Maddox-neck injury on helmet hit….Davante Adams left with toe injury….

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(Schedule)

Chiefs-Lions…KC offense averaging (493YPG)
Raiders-Colts..Rookie Radiers TE-Darrin Waller coming off (13R-134Y) game
Denver-Jacksonville..Broncos trying to avert (0-4) start..Defense no sacks-takeaways yet
Cowboys-Saints..Dak Prescott-Zeke Elliott off to red hot starts in (3-0) season.
Atlanta-Tennesse…Falcons off to poor (1-2) start
Patriots-Buffalo..Bills (3-0)..New England defense 0TDs allowed in (3-0) start
Giants-Redskins..Daniel Jones makes 2nd start at QB for NY
Browns-Ravens..Baker Mayfield-vs-Baltimore defense
Carolina-Houston..Cam Newton to miss 2nd straight game
Rams-Tampa Bay…Jameis Winston comes off (380Y) passing game
Seattle-Arizona..Russell Wilson coming off (401Y) passing day
Vikings-Bears…Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook leads NFL in rushing
Bengals-Steelers.Teams combined (0-6) in Monday Night game

Bye Week..Jets-49ers.

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(NFL)

Owners proposing to Union for 17G-schedule next season and just 3-preseason games….Owners also discussing expansion of playoffs by adding a 2nd wildcard team for AFC-NFC…Would have to restructure playoff format…..Union wants bigger slice of revenue pie…and increased rosters as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

New England..Report QB-Tom Brady upset with owner Robert Kraft for release of WR-Antonio Brown-saing his talent level was a difference maker…Report Kraft was enraged when Brown tweeted on social media about Kraft’s incident with prostitutes in Florida in off season.

Jacksonville…Jaguars upset with Florida Times Union columnist who tweeted about Jalen Ramsey’s agenda to leave team to go to Nashville for birth of daughter…columnist said Ramsey had different ‘motives’ in leaving the team.

San Francisco…Terrell Owens files 1M-lawsuit against ‘Storage Company’…which seized his storage locker in Georgia for non payment of past bills, and sold the contents (memorabilia) for 40,000 owed to company….Bills had gone unpaid for a couple of years.

Cleveland..Head coach Freddie Kitches remains steadfast he will continue calling plays, and not turn it over to Off Coor Todd Monkey.

Rams….Coach Sean McVay says he wants to increase number of touches for RB-Todd Gurley despite arthritic knee issues….Rams offense is down (421Y-to-358YPG)…Scoring down (32P-to-25PPG).

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-TE-Brad Sowell
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Torry ;McTyer-ex Chiefs
Seattle..Release WR-Gary Jennings-was 4th round draft pick.
Patriots..Workout FA-WR-Ryan Grant-ex Raiders

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(Injuries)

Cowboys..WR-Amari Cooper-leaves practice-ankle issue..OG-Zach Martin-back.
Bengals..IR-Darius Phillips-knee injury
Steelers..IR-TE=kXavier Grimble-calf…Lost 2-TEs in a week
Steelers..CB-Joe Haden out of practice-shoulder
Seattle..LT-Duane Brown-bicep
Redskins..QB-Case Keenum cleared to practice.
Bills..RB-Devin Singletary-returns to practice-hamstring
Giants..RB-Saquon Barkley will not need surgery for sprained ankle.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Bye Week…play at Colorado State next Saturday.

USC-Washigton…Trojans start 3rd string QB-Matt Fink against Huskies.
UCLA-Arizona..QB battle Dorian Thompson-Robinson-vs-Khalil Tate

USD…Toreros off weekend (1-2) on season before moving into Pioneer Conference play

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(Mountain West Conference)

Air Force-San Jose..Falcons won at Colorado…Spartans won at Arkansas last week
Colorado State-Utah State…early season MWC showdown
New Mexico-Liberty..Lobos coach Bob Davie returns from heart problems.
Wyoming-UNLV…Cowboys try to go to (4-0)
Fresno-New Mexico State..Bulldogs hope to go to (3-1)
Hawaii-Nevada..Warriors try to take firm control-1st place in West division

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(PAC-12)

Washington State-Utah..QB matchup Cougars-Andrew Gordon-vs-Utes Ty Huntley.
Arizona State-Cal..Sun Devils come off win at Michigan State..Cal won at Ole Miss
Stanford-Oregon State…Cardinal defense falling apart
Bye Week for Oregon-Colorado.

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(Top 10)

1-Clemson-North Carolina…ACC schedule opener
2-Alabama-Ole Miss
3-Georgia-Bye Week
4-LSU-Bye Week
5-Ohio State-Nebraska..Early season Big 10-showedown in Lincoln
6-Oklahoma-Texas Tech..Matchup QB-Jalen Hurts for Red Raiders ‘Air Raid’ offense
7-Auburn-Misiissippi State
8-Wisconsin-Northwester..Badgers come off blowout win over Michigan
9-Florida-Towson State
10-Notre Dame-Virginia..Irish coming off loss to Georgia.

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(College Notes)

Oregon State…Lands WR-Devon Williams-transfer from USC
Arkansas State…B-Logan Bonner gone for year-broken thumb.

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………(BASEBALL)……………

Dodgers-W-Padres (1-0)….LA sweeps series in San Diego…Max Muncy RBI single……..Clayton Kershaw retired 13 in row….Joey Luchessi (6inn-1R-3H)….Dodgers now (102-57)….Padres lost 12-of-14….(70-89)….now (26-44) since All Star Game.

Padres-Arizona…Open weekend series..Friday pitchers Eric Lauer (8-10)-vs-Taylor Clark (5-5)

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Dodges-Giants..Friday matches..Walker Beuhler  (13-4)-vs-Johnny Cueto (1-1)

Dodgers…SS-Corey Seager sits with hamstring tightness.

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Angels-Astros…..Tied (3-3 at Press Time…Will Smith 2R-double for Halos….Kyle Tucker HR-for Astros…Halos lost 21-of-28 games..

Halos-Houston..Friday pitchers..Patrick Sandoval (0-3)-vs-Jose Urquidy (0-1)

Angels…Unconfirmed report Angels would consider removing Brad Ausmus after just 1-year on job if the Cubs fire Joe Maddon.

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(Scoreboard)

Boston-L-Texas…Domingo Santana Grand Slam HR…Mike Minor gets 14th win of season..Bosox lost 6-of-10

Brewers-W-Reds..Ozzie Arcia 3-R-double…Brewers won 17-of-20…Marty Brennaman concludes 46Y-broadcasting career-Reds on Radio

Twins-W-Tigers..Jon Schoop HR-RBI single…Twins (99-60)….Tigers now (46-112)

Washington-W-Phillies…Nationals score on wild pitch-passed ball-sac fly….Natiohals now (90-69)

Rockies-L-Giants…Mike Yastremzki HR-RBI double..Mauricio Dubron HR-RBI single

Cubs-L-Pirates…Franmil Reyes 2R-double…Chicago lost 9-row

Mets-L-Marlins..Curtis Grandson HR…Marlins hit 3 homers…NY won 11-of-17…Marlins (56-103)..

Indians-L-White Sox….James McCann 3R-HR….Tribe won 11-of-16

A’s-Mariners….Oakland leads (3-1) at Press Time….Matt Chapman 2R-HR…Oakland (95-63)

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.(Injuries)

Mets..OF-Jeff McNeil on DL-fracured wrist
Cardinals..P-Michael Wacha-strained shoulder
A’s..OF-Mark Canha-groin
Arizona..Shutdown P-Luke Weaver-innings limit to protect forearm.

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(Teams)

Red Sox..OF-Mookie Betts rejects contract extension-says he will text free agency after 2020 season.

Phillies..OF-Bryce Harper-critical Washington fans who mocked his wife and little boy-making chants about ‘autism’.

Cubs..President Theo Epstein..’no interest in Boston Red Sox job.

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………….(BASKETBALL)………….

Clippers..Hire Ryan West as consultant…Former Director Player Personnel Lakers….Hire Tyronne Lue as assistant coach to Doc Rivers.

Clippers…C-Jokim Noah cancels free agent workout with team.

Spurts..Sign FA-G-Matt Farrell…former Notre Dame star..played in NBA-G League.

Denver..Veteran G-Ty Lawson to stay and play in China next year…averaged 26PPG last season for Shandong franchise.

Aztecs..Open preseason workouts with 5-newcomers on roster…led by Washington State transfer G-Malachi Flynn…Vanderbilt transfer C-Yanni Wentzel….Santa Clar G-KJ Feagin…and freshman F-Keshad Johnson…G-Trey Pulliam-JUCO transfer from Texas…..Veteran F-Matt Mitchell is lone starter returning…C-Nolan Nahrain…C-Nathan Mensah coming off 2-hand injuries will miss early workouts.

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……………..(HOCKEY)……………..

San Diego Gulls…11-more players sent down from Anaheim Ducks-NHL..24 in Gulls AHL-camp.
..G-Anthony Stularz-ex Edmonton-Flyers goalie
..D-Hunter Drew..scored 50P-with Charlottetown in Quebec League
..D-Chris Wideman..ex Ottawa-Florida Panthers
..D-Zach Hayes..Prince Albert Raiders in WHL
..C-Alex Broadhurst..scored 8G with Cleveland AHL
..LW-Blake Pietila..played with NJ Devils..scored 20G-Bighamton

Ducks…Still have 36 players in camp including all of Gulls top prospects…D-Simon Benoit..RW-Troy Terry..LW-Max Jones..C-Sam Steele…RW-Maxime Comtois…C-Benoit Groulx..C-Issac Lundestrom…G-Kevin Boyle..D-Josh Mahura.

Ducks..Put G-Kevin Boyle..D-Janni Hakanpaa…F-Andreas Martinsen on waivers to send them to Gulls.

Gulls-W-Ontario Reign (5-2) in AHL Peseason action…LW-Blake Pietila scores hat trick..G-Anthony Stularz (30-saves) in win.

Gulls-Ontario…2nd preseason game is Monday at Honda Center in Anaheim.

LA Kings-Las Vegas…Friday NHL preseason action
Ducks-Arizona…Saturday night preseason game.

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Flyers..Lose F-Nolan Patrick with migraine headache disorder.
Columbus..Lose  C-Brandon Dubinsky with fractured wrist.

Montreal..Legendary Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur undergoes quadruple heart bypass surgery after heart attack…(68Y)…scored 560G-in career.

Colorado…In suprise move-send #1-pick D-Bowen Byram back to Vancouver in WHL juniors.
Buffalo..Send #1 pick F-Dylan Cozens back to Lethbridge in WHL
Oilers..Send F-Kail Yamamoto to AHL-Bakersfield.

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……………(GENERAL)………………..

NASCAR…Playoff chase continues with Sunday race at Charlotte Roval road course…Martin Truex 21-point lead over Kevin Harvick….24-point lead over Kyle Busch in points race.

NASCAR…Rousch-Fenway Racing fires Ricky Stenhouse after failing to make Playoff race 2-years in a row..Hire Chris Beuscher-formeer Infinity star-now driving for Daugherty Racing. .

Formula 1…Russian Grand Prix-Sochi…Lewis Hamilton is points leader..

Formujla 1…Driving stars Lewis Hamilton-Sebastian Vettle criticize FIA proposal to change race qualifying in 2020…FIA wants to experiment using a Saturday “Reverse Grid” qualifying race on Saturdays in select races next year….Starting grid in Saturday race would be inverse point standings…Star drivers against the move saying it would lead top cars potential victims to crashes with slower cars running up front….Drivers also against changesfor 2021-season…FIA wants to go to heavier cars…’Drivers say it will slow cars down and led to more dangerous tire wear in races.

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English Premier League…Top weekend games
..Liverpool (6-0)-vs-Sheffield United
..Manchester City (4-1-1)-vs-Everton
..Arsenal (3-1-2)-vs-Manchester United (2-2-2)
..Hot Spur (2-2-2)-vs-Southampton
..Chelsea (2-2-2)-vs-Brighton

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