Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on October 11th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(BASEBALL)………

Padres…P-Jacob Nix arrested in Peoria, Arizona on charges of breaking and entering a resident near the Padres ballpark….Was charged with criminal trespassing…was kicked in face by resident and tasered…Police arrested Nix and fellow minor league P-Thomas Cosgrove at 3:30am after incident…Nix had just reported to Padres Arizona Fall League team…Last Padres player arrested-Jose Torres-was suspended for 100-games for Domestic Abuse incident with a gun…Padres then released him.

Padres…Formally interview Brad Ausmus-ex Angels-Tigers manager…Sources say team will interview 5-candidates-but is not going to interview Bruce Bochy-Joe Girardi-Mike Scoscia-Buck Showalter nor Joe Maddon.

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Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts remains defiant over the way he used his pitching staff in losing Games 4-5 to Washington Nationals in National League playoffs.

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Angels…Will interview ex Red Sox manager John Farrell and veteran manager Buck Showalter for vacant Halos job even though they spent 5-hours with Joe Maddon earlier in the week.

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(Playoffs)

Houston-W-Tampa Bay (6-1)….Astros move on to American League Championship Series…P-Gerritt Cole throws 2-hitter-10K in another dominant outing…Michsrl Brantley-Jose Altuve hit solo HRs…Alex Bregman 2R-double……..Game 5-AL playoffs.

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(Schedule)

NLCS..Friday..Game 1-Washington-at-St Louis..Anubal Sanchez-vs-Miles Mikolas

ALCS…Saturday….Yankees-vs-Astros.

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(Teams)

Phillies..Fire Manager Gabe Kaplan afte 2-weeks of evaluaiton..(161-163) record.

NYMets..Intreview Derek Shelton-bench coach Twins.
Miami..Veteran coach Fredi Gonzalez quits after 3-years on job
Marlins..Have 4-staff openings now on Don Mattingly staff.
White Sox..Hire Frank Menechino-hitting coach

Twins..Open contract extension talks with VP-Baseball Ops Derek Falvey.

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(NFL)

Chargers-Steelers…Both teams ravaged by injuries heading into Sunday Night game…Chargers without Pro Bowl C-Mike Pouncey-neck surgery…Pittsburgh likely without QB-Mason Rudolph-still in concussion protocol…Rookie QB-Devlin Hodges-from 1AA-Samford-may start..Bolts (2-3)..Steelers (1-4)-worst start in Mike Tomlin career.

Chargers…Offense has allowed 11-QB sacks…turned ball over 8-times..3-missed field goals…has had 5-TDs voided by penalties…Chargers defense allowing (4.6YPC) against the run…Opposing QBs 73% completion..9TDs..108QB rating

Steelers…Averaging just (280YPG)…Defense giving ump (355YPG)….Pittsburgh averaging just (67YPG) running the ball…Steelers defense has 19-sacks…12-takeaways this yer…WR-JJ Smith (13.9YPC)…RB-James Conner (347APY).

Chargers..TE-Hunter Henry-begins sideline workouts with trainers recovering from fractured kneecap.

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(Scoreboard)

Patriots-W-Giants (35-14)….New England scores TDs on blocked punt and Fumble Recovery run…Pats intercept rookie QB-Daniel Jones 3-times-recover 1 fumble….New England survived shaky first half…Tom Brady had 2-fumbles…took 5-hits…Failed on 4th down all…Missed Field Goal…Brady wound up (334P)….Julian Edelman (9R-136Y)….Patriots go to (6-0)Thursday Night Football

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(Schedule)

Carolina-Tampa Bay..Panthers RB-Christian McCaffrey (812APY)
Seattle-Cleveland..QB-Baker Mayfield (68QBR)..Russell Wilson (1,409Y-12TD)
Houston-Chiefs..QB-Deshaun Watson (1,364P-115QBR)..Pat Mahomes (1,831P)
Washington-Miami..Case Keenum returns as starting QB for Redskins
Eagles-Vikings..Minnesota RB-Dalvin Cook (572Y) rushing
Saints-Jaguars..QB-Ted Bridgewater (99QBR)
Ravens-Bengals..Baltimore QB-Lamar Jackson (1,579APY)
49ers-Rams..LA defense given up 85P..(653Y) passing in last 2-games
Falcons-Arizona..QB-Matt Ryan (1,655P-11TD)..Kyler Murray (1,530APY)
Denver-Tennessee..Broncos (1-4)..Titans (1-3)
Dallas-Jets..QB-Dak Prescott (1,606-11TD)..Jets offense 2TDs-4 games
Lions-Packers..RB-Aaron Jones 8TD..Aaron Rodgers 6TDs in (4-1) start

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(Teams)

Rams-Redskins..Report Rams contact Washington about possible trade for holdout LT-Trent Williams…Washington wants 1st round pick in return.

Raiders..Release WR-JJ Nelson….signed in off season as free agent.
Raiders..Activate WR-Zay Jones coming from Buffalo ion trade.

Denver..LB-Von Miller denies he is feuding with new coach Vic Fangio over teams new defenses.

Atlanta..Head coach Dan Quinn not giving up calling defensive plays.
Cincinnati..Rumors WR-AJ Green on NFL trading block-deadline October 29
Jaguars..Owner Shad Khan meets with unhappy CB-Jalen Ramsey.
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold cleared to play after battling mono
Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell-averaging just (2.9YPC)
Rams..RB-Darrell Henderson may play this weekend

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(Injuries)

Rams..RB-Todd Gurley-thigh..CB-Aqib Talib-rib..miss workouts
Jaguars..QB-Gardner Minshew-groin issue but did practice
Seattle..OG-DJ Fluker-hamstring remains out
Jets..WR-Chris Herndon-Grade 1-hamstring-could be out 4-weeks
Giants..RBs Saquon Barkley-Wayne Gallman ruled out injuries
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill..WR-Sammy Watkins..DT-Chris Jones miss workouts
Cowboys..OT-Tyron Smith..OG-La’El Collins remain out of workouts
Arizona..RB-David Johnson-wrist-out of workouts

Carolina..RB-Christian McCaffrey-full workout-back issue
Bengals..WR-AJ Green-1st workout since torn ankle ligament in camp

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……..(COLLEGE FOOTBALL)….

San Diego State…School President Adela delaTorre says University is prepared to make firm offer to City Council on Monday to purchase 132-acres of land to build new Stadium and proceed with massive development to expand campus on SDCCU land sight.

..SDSU ends Confidentiality Clause with City on negotiations
..Appraisal company says land value is 68.2M (500,000) acre
..SDSU says Measure G specifically says City must accept Appraisal figure
..SDSU will take on 12M price tag to demolish SDCCU Stadium
..SDSU will fund 34M for building of River Park
..SDSU will fund ‘upfront’ money for Fenton Avenue Bridge
..Environmental impact study for stadium sight near completion
..Seperate Environmental study needed for Fenton Bridge site
..SDSU will take over 11M per year operational costs for SDCCU Stadium
..SDSU will start on 10-year building plan for dorms-office-research buildings
..Stadium construction must begin in 2020..10-year expansion planning begins after.
..SDSU not yet selected Developmental Partners for buildout of academic campus yet.
..SDSU will meet with Cal State-Board of Trustees to discuss 300M funding for buildout of campus.
..SDSU will finance football stadium thru Philanthropy-Corporate sponsors-Alumni Drive…No student fees will be increased.
..SDSU believes enrollment will increase by 15,000 once build out on campus is completed.

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(Mountain West Conference)

Aztecs-vs-Wyoming…Both teams (4-1)…SDSU defense giving up just (270YPG)..SDSU defense has 11-takeaways..14 sacks..42-tackles for loss…Wyoming averaging (357YPG)-including (250YPG) rushing….Cowboys defense has 20-sacks but is allowing (412YPG)…Cowboys QB-Sean Chambers has (977APY) passing and running…Wyoming (5.7Y) per carry .

Boise State-Hawaii…Broncos (5-0)..Rainbow Warriors (4-1)..Hawaii led by sophomore run and shoot QB-Cole McDonald..Broncos led by QB-Hank Bachmeire.

Colorado State-New Mexico..Rams (1-5)..Lobos (2-3)
UNLV-Vanderbilt..Rebels (1-4)..making QB change
San Jose-Nevada..Spartans (3-2)..Wolfpack (3-2)..start FSU transfer at QB.
Fresno State-Air Force..Bulldogs (2-2)..Falcons (3-2) coming off loss to Navy

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(PAC-12)

UCLA…Bye Week..Chip Kelly (4-14) as head coach.

USC-Notre Dame..Trojans get freshman Kedon Slovis back as starting QB (77%) completion rate…Irish QB-Ian Book (1,354P-13TD) this year…Trojans (3-2)..Irish (4-1)

Washington State-Arizona State..Cougars lost 2-in row…WSU (3-2)..Arizona State (4-1) led by freshman QB-Jaden Daniels.

Utah-Oregon State..Utes (4-1)..Beavers coming off big win over UCLA.

Oregon-Colorado..Ducks (4-1)-Buffaloes (3-2)..Battle of throwing QBs Justin Herbert-Steve Montez.

Washington-Arizona..Huskies (4-1)…Wildcats (4-1) led by explosive QB-Khalil Tate.

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(Top 10)

1-Alabama-Texas AM..Tide have to avoid ambush at College Station
2-Clemson-Florida State…Early season ACC battle
3-Georgia-South Carolina
4-Ohio State..Bye Week
5-LSU-7Florida..Tigers QB-Joe Burrows-hot Heisman candidate
6-Oklahoma-11-Texas..Red River battle in Austin
8-Wisconsin-Michigan State..Jon Taylor-Badgers leads conference rushing
9-Notre Dame-USC..Irish QB-Ian Book (13TD)
10-Penn State-Iowa

USD-at-Davidson..Torerors (2-2) face (Wildcats (4-1) team…Matchup USD QB-Reid Sinnett (1,380P-12TD) vs Davidson read option run game…Last year Davidson had NCAA record (789Y) rushing in game vs Toreros.

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(College Notes)

USC…Interim AD-Dave Roberts says no decision will be made on coach Clay Helton’s status until a new AD is named in late fall.

NCAA..Strips Division III football title from Hardin-Baylor College…says Texas school violated NCAA rules by allowing head coach to give 3-players use of a 13-year old car to get around campus…School stripped of title..vacate wins..fined (2,500)…Coach suspended for 3-games…Salary frozen.

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……….(BASKETBALL)……….

Lakers-L-Brooklyn (114-111)…Preseason game in China…Nets G-Spencer Dinwiddie comes off bench to score (20P) in Nets win…LeBron James (20P)..Anthony Davis (16P)…Dwight Howard (5P-8R)….Lakers bench shot (17-48) in loss…..Game played despite week of controversy…No National Anthems..No Pregame or Postgame Press Conferences….Nets G-Kyrie Irving left 1-minute into game rein jurying his facial fracture when he ran into Rajon Rondo.

Clippers-Denver…NBA preseason opener..LA led by 66-65 in 3rd quarter at Press Time…..Kawhi Leonard scored 7-points-4 assists in first 8-minutes of game..

Dallas..F-Krystaps Porzingas (18P) in 19-minutes in first game since ACL-knee surgery.

Charlotte…Signs F-Jalen McDaniels-ex Aztecs to 1-year non guaranteed contract….Missed 10-days of training camp…Could wind up in the NBA-G League in Greensboro.
Charlotte..Release C-Thomas Welch.

Olympiacios…Top team in Greece talking to Scott Skiles about head coaching job…Release Coach Dave Blatt because of health issues.

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……….(HOCKEY)……….

Ducks-L-Pittsburgh (2-1)…Sidney Crosby goal-and-assist in Pengs win…Ducks now (3-1)

Ducks-at-Columbus…Friday night game
Kings-Nashville..Home opener at LA celebrates 20th anniversary of Staples Center.

 

Ducks…Sign Benoit Olivier Groulx-C-2nd round pick-to 3Y entry level contract…will stay at Halifax in Quebec League.

Gulls-at-San Jose..Friday night AHL action…Gulls (0-1)
Gulls-at-Stockton..Saturday night AHL action

Carolina..F-Jordan Martinook-surgery-abdominal injury
Dallas..D-Julius Honka leaves team..signs to play in Finland.

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……………(GENERAL)………….

Soccer..Team USA-vs-Cuba…opening round of Nations League Cup play…Christian Pulisic will suit up for US side…has played only 1-game with Chelseas.

English Premier League…Off weekend for teams.

Manchester United..Report Chevrolet is willing to add 200M in sponsorship money to allow Red Devils to make deal to acquire Neymar from Paris St-Germaine.

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NASCAR…Talladega 500…Martin Truex is points leaders with 15-point lead over Denny Hamlin-Kyle Busch in points championship.

Formula 1…Grand Prix of Japan…Biggest storyline now Lewis Hamilton-Team Mercedes dominance…but bitter feud between Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettle-Charles Leclerc.

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