Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on November 1st, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(BASEBALL)………..

**********Read my 1-Man’s Opinion Column on Padres press conference*******

Padres…Introduce new manager Jayce Tingler-spent 14-years with Texas Rangers organization in wide variety of Player Development jobs.

..GM-AJ Preller..”I wanted a manager who the players would go thru a wall for.  He will deliver to the players his clear expectations”

..Owner-Ron Fowler….”We had no chemistry in that clubhouse after the All Star game…The Players have to own what happened to this team…Jayce has lots of connections-everyone spoke highly of him”

..Manager Jayce Tingler…”We have championship calibre players on this roster…1st time managers don’t normally inherit the type of talent I have been given.”

Padres-Reds…Friars deal OF-Travis Jankowski to Cincinnati for international signing bonus…Missed most of last year with broken wrist…

Padres…reportedly offering bench coach job to Phillies coach Bobby Dickerson-spent 1-year with Gabe Kaplar….prior 10-years in Orioles farm system

Padres…Buyout option of injured P-Aaron Loup-coming off surgery
Padres..Outright assignment of P-Robbie Erlin-he opts for free agency.
Padres…buyout contract of P-Adam Warren-who underwent elbow surgery last month.

Padres..Lose P-Robert Stock-claimed on waivers by Phillies
Padres..Assign P-Brett Kennedy to AAA-El Paso-will not be protected on 40-man roster.
Padres..Had already let go P-Kaz Makita-Bryan Mitchell.
Padres…Have to get to 40-man roster by Monday…Started Friday with 51-players they had to account for heading into the weekend.

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(Teams)

Cardinals..Hire-Mike Matheny as manager…Spent 7-years with Cardinals (591-414) record.

Phillies..Hire Bryan Price as pitching coach-ex Reds.
Arizona..Hire Matt Hergez as pitching coach-ex Giants

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Buy out contract 1B-DH-Edwin Encarnarcion…gets 5M-buyout-Yankees refuse to pick up 20M option on next year.

Marlins…Do not pick up 16M-option on SS-Starlin Castro-making him a free agent

Indians..Decline (12.6M) option on 2B-Jason Kipnis
Indians..Pick up 17.5M-option on P-Corey Kluber.

Seattle..Buyout contract P-Wade LeBlanc-making him free agent

Texas..Decline pick up options P-Shawn Kelly..C-Wellington Castillo

White Sox-Texas..Sox deal C-Wellington Castillo and 250,000-International bonus money for minor league 2B-Jonah McReynolds.

Arizona..Decline option 2B-Wilmer Flores-hit (.317) last year.

Atlanta..Decline option on OF-Billy Hamilton worth (7.5M)
Phillies..Decline option P-Pat Neshek.
Toronto..Decline option P-Brock Stewart
Boston..Sign FA-P-Josh Osick-ex White Sox.

Cubs..P-Yu Darvish opts in to remain in Chicago on 21M deal with Cubs for next season.
Reds..Pick up 5.5M-option for SS-Freddy Galvis
A’s…Pick up option on P-Yusmerio Petit…Decline option on P-Jake Diekmann
Washington Nationals…waiting for decision by Monday from P-Stephen Strasburg if he will opt out on the remaining 4Y-100M of contract.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Parker Markel-ex Pirates…had (7.70-ERA) last year

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…………(FOOTBALL)……………

Chargers-Packers…Sunday shootout…..Packers (7-1)…Bolts (3-5) trying to save season…

…Green Bay averaging (373YPG) on offense but defense giving up (375YPG)……QB-Aaron Rodgers (2324P-16TD-2Int)..has (102R)…RB-Aaron Jones (821APY)-coming off (226Y) game last weekend…WR-Mark Scantling (19YPC)..Davante Adams (15YPC)..TE-Jimmie Grahame (11YPC)…Aaron Jones (10YPC)….LBs-Za’Darius Smith-Preston Smith-combined (15-sacks)

..Chargers…Philip Rivers (7-int-2fumbles-14-sacks)..QB-rating (92)..Bolts offense (340YPG)….RBs last four games (142Y)-rushing…averaging just (35YPG)…(2.3-YPC)…DE-Joey Bosa 7-sacks on season has strung together two great games in a row

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(Schedule)

Houston-Jacksonville..QB-Deshaun Watson (2,473APY)..Texans without DE-JJ Watt….QB-Gardner Minshew (13TD-2Int)

Buffalo-Washington..Bills play 3rd home game in a row…Buffalo defense allow (303YPG)…Redskins worst disparity in league (361Y-offense-378Y-defense.

Vikings-Chiefs…Kansas City lost 3-in row at Arrowhead..Vikings red-hot..QB-Kirk Cousins (1,997Y-13TD-3Int)..WR-Stefon Diggs (19YPC)..RB-Dalvin Cook (1,116APY)

Miami-Jets..Dolphins (0-7)..Jets (1-6)

Eagles-Bears..Desperation game both teams..Bears lost 3-in row..QB-Mitch Trubisky (82QBR)…..Eagles defense allowing (346YPG)

Steelers-Colts…Pittsburgh Res James Conner-Ben Snell both likely out..Steelers defense (24-sacks-19-takeaways)

Carolina-Tennessee..RB-Christian McCaffrey (1,088APY)…Ryan Tannehill remains starting QB for Titans.

Lions-Raiders..Oakland defense only 5-takeaways-giving up (378YPG)…Lions offense (420YPG)

Seattle-Tampa Bay…Russewll Wilson (17TD-1Int-115 QB rating)…Bucs -Jameis Winston (12Int-8Fu-28 sacks)

Browns-Denver..Baker Mayfield (6TD-12Int-28 sacks) in (2-6) start…Broncos without QB-Joe Flacco-neck injury..Denver allowed 26-sacks this year.

Patriots-Ravens…New England defense (234YPG)-allow 30% on 3rd down…31-sacks..25-takeaways….allowed just 4TDs in 7-games…..Ravens-QB-Lamar Jackson leads offense (434YPG)…Defense give cup just (349YPG).

Giants-Cowboys…Dallas offense (437YPG)…Dak Prescott (102R)….NY-QB-Daniel Jones (10TD-7Int-6Fumbles-21-sacks)

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(Scoreboard)

49ers-W-Arizona (28-25)…..QB-Jimmy Garoppolo (28-37)-317Y-4TD….WR-Emmanuel Sanders (7R-112Y) in win….Cardinals QB-Kyler Murray (241P-2TD)…RB-Kenyan Drake (110R-52-Rec) in loss……..Thursday night football……..Niners go to (8-0)….Arizona (3-5-1).

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(Teams)

Washington…OT-Trent Williams says Redskins doctors knew for 6Y-there was possible tumor growth in head-did not recommend surgery-tumor became skin cancer-removed in off season…says he does not trust team doctors.

Steelers..LB-Anthony Chickello-removed from NFL exempt list…after investigation for domestic abuse issue.

Carolina..DE-Mario Addison leaves team-brother-murdered in Alabama.

Chiefs..coach Andy Reid vote of confidence for QB-Matt Moore-remains as starter.

Saints..QB-Drew Brees awarded 8.9M-damages-in fraud lawsuit against San Diego Jeweler.

Cowboys…Fine DTs Tryston Hill-Antwaun Woods 10,000 for missing team meetings and being asleep in meetings during bye week.

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(Roster Move)

Patriots..Release WR-Josh Gordon off IR…averaged (14.4YPC) this year before suffering minor knee bruise….Has played in NFL for 5-years-averaged (17YPC) but has been disciplined by league 5X…Miami-Cincinnati-Washington-Jets will have first waiver claims on Gordon.

Titans..Sign FA-C-Hronnis Grasu-ex Bears

Steelers..Sign FA-RB-Darrin Hall-ex Packers
Seahawks..Sign FA-LB-Dakoa Watson-ex Rams

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Bye week in schedule

USD-vs-Drake…Both teams (4-0) on season…Toreros QB-Reed Sinnett (2,323Y-25TD) this season…USD is 4th in nation in offense (489YPG)….WR-Michael Bandy (49R-874Y-10TD) this season.

UCLA-vs-Colorado…Bruins (3-6) on season go for 3rd win in a row…Buffaloes (3-5).

USC-Oregon….Ducks (7-1) led by heavy duty RB-CJ Verdell and QB-Justin Herbert…Trojans (5-3) with QB-Kedan Slovis running show.

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(Mountain West Conference)

Boise State-San Jose…Broncos (6-1)..Spartans surprising (4-4)
Air Force-Army….Falcons (6-2)..Cadets (3-5)
Colorado State-UNLV..Rams (3-5)..Rebels (2-6)
Utah State-BYY…Aggies (4-3)..Cougars (3-4)
Nevada-New Mexico…Wolfpack (4-4)…Lobos (2-6)
Fresno-Hawaii…Bulldogs (3-4)..Rainbows (5-3)

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(Pac 12)

Utah-vs-Washington..Utes (7-1)…Huskies (5-3)
Oregon State-Arizona..Beavers (3-4)..Wildcats up and down (4-4)

Bye Weeks for Stanford-Washington State-Arizona State-California

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(Top 10)

1-LSU-Bye week
2-Alabama-Bye week…Tide-Tigers meet next week in 1-2 showdown
3-Ohio State-Bye week
4-Clemson-Wofford..Tigers non-conference game
5-Penn State-Bye Week
6-Florida-vs-8-Georgia in huge SEC showdown
7-Oregon-USC…Ducks take (7-1) record on road
9-Utah-Washington..Utes try to go to (8-1)

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………….(BASKETBALL)………..

Clippers-San Antonio….Clippers led (86-77) in 4th quarter at Press Time….Kawhi Leonard (27P)…only starter in double figures…Thursday night action.

Lakers-at-Dallas..Friday night action…F-Anthony Davis coming off his (40P-20R) explosion.

Golden State…CT scan on broken hand of G-Steph Curry-could be gone 3-months if surgery needed.

Indiana..Starting C-Myles Turner-sprained ankle
Portland..MRI-F-Zach Collins-shoulder
Denver..G-Bol Bol assigned to play in NBA-G League

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……….(HOCKEY)………..

Gulls-Colorado Eagles…San Diego trying to wipe out (0-6) start to season…worst start in AHL franchise history in San Diego.
Gulls-Toronto Marlies…Gulls acquire D-Ryan Johnston (27Y)…played in Sweden last year…former Maple Leafs farmhand.

Ducks-Vancovuer…..Anaheim (8-6)….Canucks (7-3-1).

Ducks..Lose D-Josh Manson for up to 10W-with sprained knee
Winnipeg…D-Dustin Byfuglien-ankle surgery-out 4-months
Winnipeg..C-Mark Latest-diagnosed with ‘heart virus’..could be out year

Winnipeg..Send D-Ville Heinola to AHL
Edmonton..meet with F-Jesse Puljujarrvi-has scored 11-goals in 17-games in Finland for Karpat team.

Penguins..F-Evgeni Malken reportedly lost 4M-in investment with Russian marketing firm that is under investigation. for cryptocurrency violations.

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………..(GENERAL)………

Breeders Cup….Friday-Saturday at Santa Anita….Track plagued by 36-horse deaths since December..Classic has 11-horse field…led by Elate-top fillie entered…could be lst female to win since Kenyatta……War of Will-Preakness winner…. Mckenzie-Speed horse…..Code of Honor-coming off strong season…. the favorites in race..

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NASCAR…Texas 400….Martin Truex is points leader heading into playoff race.

Formula 1…US Grand Prix-Austin, Texas….Lewis Hamilton won 5-times at track..on brink of winning 6th points championship.

Indy Car…Shakeup at Arrow-McLaren team…James Hincliffe fired from ride…Sam Schmidt hires former Indy Light champions Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew to drive next year…..Bobby Rahal-Darrell Coyne racing talking about deal with Hinchcliffe-but need sponsorship.

Texas Motor Speedway….Negotiating to stage a ‘Super Star weekend’ have an Indy Car race on Saturday night and NASCAR race on Sunday.

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English Premier League…top weekend games
..Liverpool (9-0-1)-vs-Aston Villa
..Manchester City-vs-Southampton..City (7-2-1)
..Leicester City (6-2-2)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Chelsa (6-2-2)-vs-Watford
..Arsenal (4-1-4)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Manchester United (3-3-4)-vs-Bournemouth
..Hot Spur (3-4-3)-vs-Everton (3-6-1)

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