Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on October 18th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(FOOTBALL)…….

Chargers-Tennessee….Road game for Bolts…have lost 4-of-5…now (2-4) on season….Riddled by injuries….Running game has disappeared since return of RB-Melvin Gordon….Gordon-Austin Ekeler have just (28C-71Y) in last two losses…QB-Philip Rivers last 2-games..2-sacks-14hits-14 pressures in losses…Bolts offense just 4-plays of 20-plus yards in 2-losses to Broncos-Steelers…

Titans..Ryan Tannehill starts at QB-replacing benched Marcus Mariota…Tannehill (42-46) as starters in Miami…Tannehill has (176-TD-76Int-52 Fumbles-252-sacks) over 6-seasons with Dolphins…Mariota benched with 25-sacks this year…Titans RB-Derrick Henry (416R)…Titans averaging just (290YP_G)….have allowed 29-sacks..WRs Anthony Brown-Corey Davis both average (14.8-YPC)….Titans begin stretch play 4-of-5 at home in Nashville.

Chargers..Put WR-Travis Benjamin on IR with quad injury

Chargers..Activate OT-Russell Okung-begins on field workouts-recovering from blood clots…Bolts have 3W-to decide when to activate Okung….Okung said he was in ‘intense battle for his life’…….’Looked death in the face’……Agent restructured contract to get Okung back on the field.

Chargers..DT-Justin Jones-Brandon Mebane miss workouts both Wednesday-Thursday with injuries.

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(Scoreboard)

Chiefs-W-Broncos (30-6)…..KC wins game but loses QB-Patrick Mahomes with hyperextended knee in 2nd quarter….Having an MRI early Friday….Mahomes injured on quarterback sneak on goaline when teammate fell on back of his leg…..Mahomes had injured his ankle 2-weeks ago when kicked by a teammate….Chiefs defense 8-sacks in game…LB-Reggie Ragland scores 5Y-TD on fumble recovery….Tyreek Hill scores on 51Y-TD pass….Mecole Hardman 21Y-TD catch……Thursday Night Football.

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(Schedule)

Rams-Atlanta..LA lost 3-in row..QB-Jared Goff coming off (78Y) passing day..Falcons 31st in NFL in defense…Coach Dan Quinn under fire with (1-5) record.

Miami-Buffalo..Winless Dolphins start Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB
Jaguars-Bengals..Cincinnati (0-6) on season
Vikings-Detroit..Lions defense-vs-Kirk Cousins-Dalvin Cook
Raiders-Green Bay..Oakland comes off bye to face Aaron Rodgers-Lambeau
Houston-Colts..Texans QB-Deshaun Watson (1644P-12TD)
Arizona-Giants..Rookie QBs-Kyler Murray (1644P)-vs-Daniel Jones
49ers-Redskins..SF (5-0) on season heading on road
Saints-Bears..NO-QB-Teddy Bridgewater has team at (5-1)
Ravens-Seattle..Baltimore defense vs QB-Russell Wilson (1704P-14TD)
Eagles-Cowboys..Sunday night…both teams (3-3)
Patriots-Jets..Monday night..Sam Darnold comes off (338P) day-vs-Pats (6-0).

Bye week..Cleveland-Pittsburgh-Carolina-Tampa Bay.

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(NFL Notes)

Roger Goodell..Confirms league-Union are discussing 17-G schedule…2-preseason games and adding 2-wildcard playoff teams.

Cincinnati..Fine OT-Cordy Glenn (200,000) for fight with assistant coach in practice over his criticism of team medical treatment for concussion.

Denver..former Broncos DT-Justin Bannon arrested charged with attempted murder in shooting of woman in Boulder…facing 5-charges…said he was being stalked by Russian mafia at time of arrest.

Raiders..Def Coor Paul Guenther rips NFL for handing out year long suspension to LB-Vontaze Burfict-calls is a ‘witch hunt’.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Taking trade offers for CB-Patrick Peterson
Washington..Reject 3-offers for holdout LT-Trent Williams
Tampa Bay..Rejects trade offers for TE-OJ Howard
Miami..Shopping unhappy RB-Kenyan Drake

Raiders..Workout FA-RB-LeGarrette Blount
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Parry Nickerson-ex Seattle
Bengals..Sign FA-DE-Anthony Zettel-ex Lions
Packers..Sign FA-WR-Ryan Grant-ex Raiders
Lions..Sign FA-RB-Tra Carson-ex Packers

Bengals..Release RB-Sammy Perijne

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(Injuries)

Raiders…WR-Tyrell Williams-sidelined arch injury-plantar fasciitis
Dallas..WR-Amari Cooper sits out 2nd day of workouts-quad
Saints..TE-Jared Cook-RB-Alvin Kamara miss workouts-ankle injuries
Jets..LB-CJ Moseley-cleared to play-been out since preseason-hamstring

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(College Football)

Aztecs-San Jose State…Matchup big throwing Spartans QB-Josh Love (1800Y-10TD-2Int)-vs-SDSU defense giving up (270YPG)..15-sacks..13-takeaways..45-tackles for loss…allowed just 4-TD passes…(2.3-YPC) against the run..allowed just (9TD) this season in 6-games.

USD-Valparaiso…Toreros QB-Reid Sinnett (1,738P-17TD) in 5-games this year…USD (3-2)..Valpo (0-6)

UCLA-Stanford….Thursday night game

USC-Arizona…Wildcats QB-Khalil Tate (1,272P-10TD)-vs-Trojans QB-Kedon Slovis (7TD)…Arizona (4-2)…Trojans (3-3)

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(Mountain West)

Boise State-BYU…Broncos (6-0)…Cougars just (2-4)
Fresno State-UNLV..Rebels coming off upset win at Vandy..Bulldogs (2-3)
Wyoming-New Mexico..Cowboys (4-2)-Lobos (2-4)
Nevada-Utah State..Wolfpack (4-2)-Aggies (3-2) coming off bye week
Air Force-Hawaii..Both (4-2)..Falcons option attack-vs-QB-Cole McDonald.

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(Pac 12)

Oregon-Washington..Ducks (5-1) led by QB-Justin Herbert..Huskies (5-2)
Arizona State-Utah..Both (5-1)..Devils big play offense vs Utes defense
Oregon State-Cal…Golden Bears (4-2)..Beavers (2-4)
Washington State-Colorado..Cougars lost 3-in row
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(Top 10)

1-Alabama-Tennessee..Vols (2-4) on year
2-LSU-Mississippi State..Tigers led by QB-Joe Burrows hot hand
3-Clemson-Louisville..Tigers led by RB-Travis Etienne
4-Ohio State-Northwestern..Buckeyes play Friday night game
5-Oklahoma-West Virginia..QB-Jalen Hurts in Heisman game now
6-Wisconsin-Illinois…Badgers RB-Jon Taylor dominant
7-Penn State-bye week
8-Notre Dame-bye week
9-Florida-South Carolina..Gamecocks coming off big win over Georgia
10-Georgia-Kentucky..Bulldogs plunged to 10th in rankings after loss.

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(College Notes)

Texas Tech..Big 12-fines AD-Kirby Hocutt 25,000 for condemnation of league officials for blown calls that cost Red Raiders a win last week.

Rutgers..Reportedly interested in talking to Mississippi State coach Joe Moorehead.

UCLA..LA Times reports 63-players have left Bruins football program since November 2017 hiring of Chip Kelly as head coach…UCLA has just 75-players on scholarship…School facing sanctions for poor academic standing with transfers leaving Schoo.

Oregon State..announces 175M-stadium renovation at Reser Stadium.

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………….(BASEBALL)…………….

Padres…Reports say ownership wants AJ Preller to hire Ron Washington-ex Texas manager…Preller wants to hire Jayce Tingler-who has never managed in the minor leagues….Washington reportedly meeting for 2nd interview with Padres brass.

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(Scoreboard)

Houston-W-Yankees (8-3)….Game in 9th inning at Press Time…George Springer 3R-HR in 3rd…Carlos Correa 3R-HR in 6th…..Ryan Pressley pitched out of bases loaded jam stopping Yankees from climbing back into game when it was (3-1)……Astros lead series (3-1)….could clinch on Friday…….Game 4-of ALCS

Astros-New York…Game 5-Friday night at Yankees Stadium…Justin Verlander-vs-James Paxton.

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(Teams)

Colorado..Fire minor league AAA-manager Glenallen Hill and minor league coaches Lee Stevens-Norby Martin.

Cubs..Reportedly wowed by interview with Astros bench coach Joe Sspada.

Giants..Will interview Tampa Bay bench coach Matt Quastraro

Phillies..Bringing back Dusty Baker-Joe Girardi-Buck Showalter for 2nd interviews.

Cubs..Hire Craig Breslow-as Director of Minor League pitching…Name Jaron Madison as Assistant to President.

Indians..C-Rob Perez-surgery-bone spurs-ankle.

Dodgers..Ask 3B-Justin Turner to consider moving to 1B-2B-next year.

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…………..(BASKETBALL)………..

NBA….Poll of GMs says LA Clippers will win NBA title…Clippers (46%) vote..Milwaukee Bucks (36%)..Lakers (11%)….Golden State (7%)

Lakers..Pick up option in contract of F-Kyle Kuzma for 2020-21 season.

Chicago…Veteran F-Lu’el Deng retires after 15Y-carrer
Washington..Sign G-Brad Beal to (2Y-72M) extension
Cavaliers..Lose C-Anti Zizic-sprained foot-out 4W

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says Chinese sports officials demanded League force Houston to fire GM-Daryl Morey…NBA refused to have that conversation…..Silver confirmed NBA has suffered substantial financial losses with sponsorships in China….says Chinese networks have yet to go back to televising games…..Silver admitted it was ‘regrettable’ the handling of the controversy i opening days and not supporting Morey in ‘freedom of speech’ initial right from start…told Chinese NBA would not discipline Morey.

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………..(HOCKEY)…………

San Diego Gulls-Stockton Heat….Gulls home opener…Team is (0-3)…Heat (3-1)…Gulls scored just 5-goals in 3-games…(1-11) on power play…Heat have 16-goals in 4-games….Brian Froese-Brandon Davidson-Glen Gawin have combined to record 12-pints in 4-games for Stockton….Gulls have given up 12-goals in first 3-games of season.

Kings-Sabres…Casey Middlestadt scored 2-goals early….Sabres led (3-0) late second period at Press Time…Thursday night hockey

Ducks…F-Nick Ritchie fined (4,100) for triggering a brawl with Sabres players on Wednesday night.

Las Vegas..F-Valentin Zykov-suspened 20G-for positive drug test.

Maple Leafs..Star C-John Tavares out 2-3W-broken finger.

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……….(GENERAL)…………

NASCAR….Chase for Championship runs Kansas 400….
Formula 1…Off weekend before Mexican Grand Prix a week from Sunday

English Premeir League…Top games
..Liverpool (8-0)-vs-Manchester United (2-3-3)
..Manchester City (5-2-1)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Tottenham Hot Spur (3-3-2)-vs-Watford.

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