Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on November 15th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(FOOTBALL)………

Chargers-Chiefs…Monday Night Football in Mexico City…Bolts (4-6)…Chiefs (6-4)…Bolts wrap up week’s practice in altitude in Colorado Springs..but plagued by cold weather…day temperatures of 27-30-37 out of 5-days there to practice…Coach Anthony Lynn mandated players had to get used to playing in altitude…Coach Andy Reid said he did not want to change the continuity of his practice schedules.

Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers (14TD-10 Int-2 Fumbles-21 QB sacks)…WR-Mike Williams (18YPC)..TE-Hunter Henry (12YPC)..WR-Keenan Allen (11YPC)….RB-Austin Ekeler (899APY)…Bolts offense (356YPG)…Defense (318YPG) but allowing QBs complete 71% passes.

Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes (2676P-18TD-1 Int-61%)….WR-Mecole Hardman (20YPC)..WR-Tyreek Hill (16YPC)…TE-Travis Kelce (13YPC)…WR-Sammy Watkins (12YPC)…Chiefs (404YPG) on offense….averaging 13YPC….have scored 29-TDs on offense….45%-conversion rate on 3rd down…KC defense allowing (369YP)G)…allowed 16TD passes.

Chargers…DT-Justin Jones-goes thru full practice-had been out with shoulder injury…LB-Denzel Perryman-full practice knee…OTs-Russell Okung-Sam Tavi not practice this week…Groin-Knee injuries

Chargers..Activate S-Adrian Phillips from IR…had broken forearm…will have 3-week slot to workout before he goes on active roster..

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(Schedule)

Dallas-Lions…Cowboys (5-4) .Lions (3-5-1) may not have QB-Matthew Stafford for 2nd week in a row.

Colts-Jaguars…Injured QBs Jacoby Brissett-Nick Foles will both start..Indy (5-4)..Jacksonville (4-5)

Bills-Miami..Buffalo (6-3)..Dolphins won 2-in a row after (0-7) start.

Vikings-Broncos..Minnesota (7-3)…Broncos (3-6)..rookie QB-Drew Lock may play in game.

Saints-Tampa Bay….Drew Brees-vs-Jameis Winston in wild throwing contest..Saints (7-2)..Bucs (3-6)

Jets-Redskins…Dwayne Haskins starts at QB for (1-8) Washington…Jets (2-7) with QB-Sam Darnold.

Falcons-Panthers…Atlanta (2-7)…Carolina without Cam Newton (5-4)

Houston-Baltimore…Matchhp of QB-Deshaun Watson-vs-Lamar Jackson…Texans (6-3)…Ravens (7-2)

49ers-Arizona…San Francisco badly banged up (8-1)..Cardinals (3-6-1)

Raiders-Bengals…Oakland (5-4)…Cincinnati now (0-9)-lost 11-in row dating to last year.

Patriots-Eagles…New England (8-1)…Eagles (5-4)

Rams-Bears…LA (5-4) struggling on offense-Jared Goff (2600P-14-turnovers on season….Bears (4-5).

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(Scoreboard)

Steelers-L-Browns (21-7)….Cleveland defense 4-interceptions…4-sacks….QB-Baker Mayfield (193P-2TD)…Nick Chubb (92R)….Steelers QB-Mason Rudolph (23-44) 221 in ugly loss…End of game marred by violent fight…DE-Myles Garrett of Browns ripped Rudolph helmet off and hit him in head with it…Pittsburgh OC-Mike Pouncey threw punches at Garrett then kicked him on the ground….3-ejections in game….Earlier Browns CB-Damarius Randall ejected for targeting…Steelers lost WRs JuJu Smith-Diontae Johnson with concussions…S-Artie Burns-hamstring…RB-James Conner reinsures shoulder joint…..Browns S-Morgan Burnett-ruptured Achilles… …Thursday Night Football….Pittsburgh (5-5)…Cleveland (4-6).

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(NFL)

Colin Kaepernick….will take part in 3pm-Saturday workout infront of all 32-NFL teams in Atlanta…will also have private interviews with teams who request it…13-teams say they will attend the game…NFL says 6-teams asked the league to help them set up joint workout… Has not played since 2016-season.

NFL-Union…Continue dialogue about a 17-game schedule as part of new Collective Bargaining Agreement….NFL could also add 2-playoff teams as wildcards for post season play.

Washington…Police investigating report that Redskins S-Montae Nicholson drove an unconscious woman to an emergency room in Ashburn, Virginia, then left…Woman died of drug overdose.

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(Roster Moves)

Browns…Release WR-Antonio Callaway after 2nd positive drug test-leading to 10-game suspension…was suspended first 4-games of this season.

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(Injuries)

Eagles..WR-Alshon Jeffrey misses practice-calf
49ers..OT-Joe Staley-dislocated finger surgery-out 3W
49ers..RB-Matt Brieda-ankle sprain-out 2W
49ers..WR-George Kittle-ankle-to miss 2nd game in row
Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell-ailing-rib-knee issues.
Colts..WR-TY Hilton rules out-calf
Bears..RB-David Montgomery-ankle injury in practice
Carolina..OT-Greg Little-cleared from concussion protocol
Vikings..IR-OT-Brett Jones-knee injury
Steelers..IR-KR-Ryan Switzer-back injury

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(College Football)

Aztecs-Fresno State…Friday night matchup at SDCCU Stadium….SDSU (7-2)….Bulldogs (4-5)

Aztecs…struggling on offense-ranked #112 in Division 1-points scored….SDSU defense giving up just (277YPG)…15-takeaways..21-sacks…allowing only 32% conversion rate on 3rd down…allowing only (2.4YPC) by running backs….State scored just 18-TDs on offense in 9-games….Run game averaging (3.3YPC) this year…last year (5.2YPC)

Bulldogs…Averaging (425YPG) on offense…but defense giving up (422YPG)…QB-Jorge Reyna (2,100P-11TD)…Dogs run game (5.3YPC)..Defense giving up (4.3YPC) to run game and (12.9YPC) to receivers.

USD-vs-Morehead State….Toreros final home game…USD (7-2) on season…Eagles (5-5)…USD shoots for 6th straight Pioneer League football title and berth in 1-AA playoffs….USD won 35-conference games in a row….lead series (12-0)….Offense averaging (501YPG)….QB-Reid Sinnett (2,861P-28TD).

UCLA-Utah…Bruins (4-5) have 3-in a row…Utes (8-1)….Matchup RB-Joshua Kelly vs Utes defense….Utah QB-Tyler Huntley-RB-Zach Moss vs Bruins defense.

USC-California…Trojans (6-4)…QB-Kevan Slodan and 3-healthy running backs vs (5-4) Golden Bears team.

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(Mountain West Conference)

Hawaii-vs-UNLV…Rainbows (6-4)…Rebels (2-7)

Wyoming-vs-Utah State..Cowboys (6-3)-vs-Aggies (5-4)..Wyoming without QB-Sean Chambers…Aggies led by QB-Jordan Love (2,402-11TD)

Air Force-vs-Colorado State…Falcons (7-2) averaging (323YPG) rushing…Rams (5-4) led by QB-Patrick O’Brien (1,950Y)passing.

Boise State-vs-New Mexico..Broncos (9-1)…Lobos (2-7)

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(PAC 12 Conference)

Stanford-vs-Washington State..Cardinal (4-5)…Cougars (4-5) lost 5-of-6.

Arizona State-vs-Oregon State…Sun Devils (5-4) very streaky…Beavers surprise 2nd half of season now (4-5)

Oregon-vs-Arizona…Ducks (8-1)…QB-Justin Herbert-vs-Wildcats team stumbling (4-5).

Bye week-Colorado-Washington.

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(Top 10)

1-LSU-vs-Ole Miss..Tigers have to avoid letdown game after win over Alabama.

2-Ohio State-Rutgers…Buckeyes to go to (10-0)

3-Clemson-Wake Forest…Tigers (9-0)

4-Georgia-Auburn…SEC matchup..Dogs cannot afford another loss

5-Alabama-Mississippi State..QB-Tua Tagovailoa game time decision

6-Oregon-Arizona…Ducks red bot on offense try to go to (9-1)

7-Utah-UCLA…Utes must win game to stay in hunt for plahyoffs

8-Minnesota-Iowa..Gophers try to go to (10-0) first time since 1904.

9-Penn State-Indiana….Lions QB-Sean Clifford ailing

10-Oklahoma-Baylor…Bears surprising (8-0) record.

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…………….(BASEBALL)………….

Padres-Rockies…Open trade talks about possible divisional trade….San Diego interested in Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray..but Rockies want P-Calvin Quantrill-C-Austin Hedges in deal…Gray (28Y) has (43-33)-4.46-ERA in career….Is owed (5.6M) on contract…..Hedges strong defensive skills solve Rockies problems behind the plate….Quantrill would replace Gray in rotation.

Padres..Make contact with agent for FA-P-Madison Bumgarner-Giants.

Dodgers..Announce P-Julio Urias will go into starting rotation next year replacing free agent P-Rich Hill.

Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin Ryu-contacted by Texas-Washington in free agency.

Angels…Owner Arte Moreno meets with Agent Scott Boras to start dialogue about FA-P-Gerritt Cole-Astros.

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(MLB) Most Valuable Player Award

NL MVP….Dodgers Cody Bellinger (.305-47HR-115RBI) gets 29-first place votes, outdistances Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich (10 votes) and Anthony Rendon-Washington (2 votes)

AL MVP…Angels Mike Trout (.291-45HRs) gets 17-first place votes….Houston’s Alex Bregman second in balloting (13-votes)

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(Roster Moves)

Braves…sign first big name FA-P-Will Smith-Giants closer…(3Y-39M)

Twins..P-Jake Odorizzi accepts (17.8M) qualifying offer to return.
White Sox..1B-Jose Abreu accepts (17.8) offer to remain in Chicago

Free Agency….Madison Bumgarner..Gerritt Cole…Anthony Rendon…Stephen Strasburg…Josh Donaldson…Zach Wheeler…Marcel Ozuna all reject qualifying offers…will go on the open free agent market.

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(Teams)

Mets..Interview Joey Cora-Pirates for coaching job.
Cubs..Hire Mike Napoli as quality control coach
Giants..Interview Chris Fetter-U Michigan-for pitching coach job.

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(MLB)

Commissioners office has opened probe of ‘Electronic Cheating Charge’ filed against Houston Astros for 2017-World Series and possibly in 2019-playoffs….Sources say former players-coaches Carlos Beltran-Alex Cora will be interviewed….Astros facing 1M in fines and loss of draft picks if found guilty of cheating.

Scott Boras…Super agent says MLB teams are in ‘competitive hibernation’….says ‘Teams feel greater rewards in losing that winning’…..says ‘Luxury Tax has corrupted the free agency system’.

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………….(BASKETBALL)…………..

LA Clippers-L-New Orleans Pelicans (132-127)….Jarue Holiday (36P)-makes 3-steals in final minute….New Orleans hits 18-3’s in win….Paul George scores (33P) in debut for LA….Kawhi Leonard rested-did not play….Derek Favors added (20P-20R) in Pelicans win….LA (7-5)…Pelicans (3-8) without #1 pick Zion Williamson.

Clippers..Coach Doc Rivers facing 25,000 fine for violent outburst-double technical and ejection in Wednesday game vs Houston.

Lakers-Sacramento…Friday night matchup…Lakers (9-2) start to season…Luke Walton-King struggling badly (4-6) plagued by injuries.

Clippers-Atlanta…Saturday night matchup

Portland….Trailblazers sign FA-F-Carmelo Anthony-ex Knicks-Denver-Houston shooter…10X-All Star……(35Y) old

Brooklyn…Lose G-Caris LeVert-thumb surgery-out 6W
Brooklyn..Sign FA-G-Inman Shumpert-ex Cavs-Knicks
Detroit..Los G-Khyri Thomas-foot surgery.

University of Memphis…7’1 C-John Wiseman withdraws lawsuit against NCAA for suspension for receiving a financial loss while in high school

Aztecs…Sign 3-recruits
..6’7-F-Che Evans-Philadelphia
..6′-G-Lamont Butler-Riverside Poly
..6’2-G-Keith Dinwiddie-LA Fairfax.

USC…Sign 7’5-C-Evan Mobely-Temecula Christian
UCLA..Sign 6’5-G-Daishen Nix-Las Vegas Trinity-#1 PG in nation

Aztecs…Off weekend…(3-0)…play USD next Wednesday
USD…Take (1-2) record to Colorado on Saturday

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…………..(HOCKEY)…………….

Ducks-San Jose…Game Tied (2-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Jakob Silfverberg scored 9th goal of season for Ducks..Thursday night action…Anaheim (9-8-1)

Kings-Red Wings…Tied (1-1) at Press Time…Anzi Kopitar goal for Kings….LA (6-11-1)

Kings-Las Vegas..Saturday night game
Ducks-at-St Louis…Saturday night road game

Gulls-at-Ontario…Friday night AHL action….Gulls (5-7) won 5-of-6.
Gulls-Ontario..Home game on Saturday

Pittsburgh…F-Sidney Crosby-out 6W-sports hernia surgery

Calgary..D-TJ Brodie suffers seizure while on ice in practice-hospitalized

Boston..F-Zach Senyshyn-out 4W-groin injury
Ottawa…F-Andrew Ladd sent to AHL-rehab knee surgery

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……………(GENERAL)…………

NASCAR….Miami 400-Championship race….4-drivers compete for points title….Kevin Harvick (4-wins)…Kyle Busch (4-wins)…Denny Hamlin (6-wins)….Martin Truex (7-wins)

Formula 1…Grand Prix of Brazil….Lewis Hamilton-10 wins on season.

NASCAR…Stewart-Haas team fires driver Daniel Suarez….hires Cole Custer-9 wins in Infinity Series

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(Soccer)

LA Galaxy….Superstar Zlatan Ibramhimovic leaves MLS-likely to sign with AC-Milan in Italy…Scored 53-goals in 58-games in MLS…but was often critical of league, quality of play, players, pay scale….Told reporters “I Came-I Saw-I Conquered-Now You Can Go Back to Watching Baseball”….”You Wanted Zlatan–I Gave you Zlatan”….”Nobody will remember the MLS in future”….

LA Galaxy…Begin negotiations to sign Paris St-Germaine star Edinson Cavini-scored 195-goals for PSG in career….played last year for Parc-de-Princes in France.

English Premier League…bye week

MLS…Montreal Impact hire former French star Thierry Henry as coach…was assistant coach for Belgium World Cup side.

San Diego Loyal…USL team will be coached by Landon Donovan when it debuts in spring in Division II-League…will play home games at USD-Torero Stadium.

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