Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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………….(San Diego State)……………

San Diego State receives 15M-contribution to funding for construction of their football stadium….Dianne Bashor, with a history a philanthropic giving in the community, became the largest donor ever to the athletic program….SDSU has raised 30M so far of the 68M needed of its share for the 250M Aztecs Stadium….SDSU hopes finalize the sale-purchase of the land from the city by late January…with construction slated to begin April 2020.

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………….(Baseball)………….

Padres…Made FA-contract offer to Japanese P-Kwang Kim (31Y)…12-year veteran…SK-Wyverns-Korea….was (17-6) 2.51-ERA last year….Career record (136-77) 3.27-ERA…Korean League posting him…Padres have till January 5th to sign him.

Padres…Given 35th pick next June as part of Compensatory picks awarded by MLB to small market teams.

Padres….Promote Skip Schumacher to ‘Associate Manager’…..reassign Rod Barajas to catch coach…Promote Damian Easley to hitting coach.

Dodgers..Open talks with A’s relief pitcher Blake Trienen.

Angels…Open talks with FA-P-Josh Lindblom-Pitchez in Japan the last 3-years.

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(Roster Moves)

Washington….Owner Mark Lerner says club can afford to re-sign only 1-of its free agents…either Anthony Rendon or Stephen Strasburg….Rendon is seeking 30M a year…Strasburg price is no up to 33M.

Yankees…reportedly prepared to offer FA-Gerrit Cole upwards of (6Y-240M) package to sign him…Deal would include big incentives for Cy Young Award and bonus clauses….Yankees prepared to go over Luxury Tax limit to sign him….Sources say Cole’s asking price is 35M per year.

Mariners-Milwaukee..Trade…Seattle deals C-Omar Narvaez to Brewers for P-Adam Hill….Narvaez hit (.278-22HRs)…Hill won 14-games in AA ball.

Houston-Mets..Trade…Astros deal OF-Jake Marsiniak to Mets for two minor league players..P-Blair Taylor..OF-Ken Corona

Mets..Sign FA-OF-Jarrett Parker-ex Giants…OF-Max Monoff-ex Indians-Pirates.

Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Justin Grimm-ex Cubs

Christian Villanueva….ex-Padres-Braves catcher-signs with Nippon Ham Fighters-Japan…hit just (.233) with Yomiuri Giants last year.

Corey Spangenburg….signs with Seibu Lions-Japan…leaving Milwaukee Brewers.

White Sox…Place bid on Japanese OF-Yosh Tsutsugo…hit 128HRs in Japan.
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(MLB)

Union-MLB…Negotiating “Opioid Testing” program for players…who will go into treatment program for first offenses….Discipline stage if relapsed.

Giants..Hire Brian Bannister as Director of Pitching…was with Red Sox organization.

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……………..(Football)…………..

Chargers-Jaguars…..Sunday road game…Both teams (4-8)….Philip Rivers 18-turnovers this season..Bolts lost 8-of-10-games….8-losses by combined (39P) margin this year….Jaguars insert Gardner Minshew back as starting QB-benching Nick Foles….Minshew (4-4) as starter…(14TD-5Int-7-fumbles)…completing 61% passes (2,285P) this year.

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(Scoreboard)

Bears-W-Cowboys (31-24)…QB-Mitch Trubisky (244P-63R)-3TD….RB-David Montgomery (83R) in upset win…..Bears built 17-point lead in middle of game….Dake Prescott (344P-TD) in loss….Prescott had one stretch where he was (1-10) passing the ball……Cowboys fall to (6-7)…Bears (7-6)

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(Schedule)

Ravens-Bills….Baltimore QB-Lamar Jackson (3,509APY-44TD)…Bills defense 37-sacks-15-takeaways this year….Baltimore (10-2)…Buffalo (9-3).

49ers-Saints…Drew Brees-vs-SF defense (45-QB sacks…24 takeaways..91-tackles for loss)….Niners (10-2)…Saints (10-2)

Chiefs-New England..Patrick Mahomes (3,085APY) 20TD-2Int….vs Tom Brady (3,268-18TD)…KC (8-4)..Pats (10-2)

Seattle-Rams….Russell Wilson (26TD-4Int-111QB rating..RBs-Chris Carson-Rashaad Penny combined (1,351R)….Jared Goff (3,412P-13TD)…Seahawks (10-2)…Rams (7-5)

Carolina-Atlanta….1st game since firing Ron Rivera…Panthers (5-7)..Falcons (3-9)

Browns-Bengals..Cleveland (5-7)…Cincinnati (1-11)

Green Bay-Washington…Aaron Rodgers (3,065P-22TD)…Packers (9-3)..Redskins (3-9)

Vikings-Lions…Kirk Cousins (3,042P)..RB-Dalvin Cook (1,046Y)…Minnesota (8-4)..Detroit (3-8-1)

Miami-Jets..NY (4-8)..Dolphins (3-9)

Bucs-Colts…Jameis Winston (3,659-27TD)…Tampa Bay (5-7)…Indianapolis (6-6)

Houston-Denver….Deshaun Watson (3,433APY-33TD)…Texans (8-4)…Broncos (4-8)

Tennessee-Oakland…Ryan Tannehill now (5-1) as starter…Titans (7-5)…Raiders (6-6)

Steelers-Arizona…Pittsburgh (7-5)..Cardinals (3-8-1)

Giants-Eagles..Monday Night Game…Eli Manning returns to starting lineup….Giants (2-10)…Eagles (5-7).

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(Injuries)

Colts..MRI-K-Adam Vinatieri-knee..has missed 11-kicks.
Colts..MRI-WR-TY Hilton-calf
Jaguars..IR-LB-Myles Jack-neck injury
Chiefs..IR-RB-Darrell Williams-knee
Vikings..OT-Riley Reiff in concussion protocol

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(Roster Moves)

Colts..Sign FA-K-Chase McLaughlin-ex Chargers-49ers
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Mack Hollins-ex Eagles
Ravens..Sign FA-C-Hronis Grasu-ex Bears

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(NFL)

Arizona….Vote of confidence to Def Coor-Vance Joseph…Cardinals 32nd in NFL defense

Washington…Holdout OT-Trent Williams blames GM-Bruce Allen for ugly problems all year over his health….says Allen ‘burned all the bridges’ in dealing with surgery player needed on his head…

Dallas..DT-Antwan Woods-arrested possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

Pittsburgh..TE-Terrelle Pryor re-enters hospital-complications from stab wounds after domestic abuse incident…woman stabbed him and refused to leave his home.

49ers…Cas Banazek passes away (79)….#1 draft pick…played 11-years-

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(College Football)-Conference Championship games

Pac 12…Oregon-Utah…Ducks QB-Justin Herbert (3,140P-31TD)…Utes RB-Zach Moss (1,240R).

Big 10-…Ohio State-Wisconsin…Buckeyes QB-Justin Fields (2,654-31TD)…Wisconsin RB-Jon Taylor (I1,760R)

Big 12..Oklahoma-Baylor…Sooners QB-Jalen Hurts (4,564-49TD)

SEC…LSU-Georgia…Tigers QB-Joe Burrow (4,366-44TD)

ACC..Clemson-Virginia…Tigers RB-Travis Etienne (1,386-16TD)

Mountain West…Boise State-Hawaii..Rainbow QB-Cole McDonald (3,401-29TD)

AAC…Cincinnati-Memphis State…Bearcats-Memphis both (11-1)

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(Division 1AA)…Playoffs

North Dakota State (12-0)-vs-Nicholls State
James Madison (11-1)-vs-Monmouth
Montana (9-3)-vs-SE Louisiana
Central Arkansas-vs-Illinois State
Montana State-vs-Albany
Sacramento State-vs-Austin Peay
Weber State-vs-Kennesaw State
South Dakota State-vs-Northern Iowa

(Division II)

Slippery Rock (12-0)-vs-Notre Dame-Ohio (11-1)
Minnesota State (12-0)-vs-Texas AM-Commerce (10-2)
NW Missouri (12-1)-vs-Ferris State (11-0)
Lenoir Rhyne (13-0)-vs-West Florida (12-2)

(Division III)

Hardin-Baylor (12-0)-vs-Wisconsin Whitewater (11-1)
Salisbury State (11-0)-vs-Muhlenberg (12-0)
Delaware Valley (11-1)-vs-North Central (11-1)
St Johns-Minnesota (11-1)-vs-Wheaton-Illinois (12-0)

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(College Notes)

USC…Athletic Director Mike Bohn under siege for staying with Coach Clay Helton…projects successful season next year…Bohn (40-21) as head coach.

USC…Injured QB-JT Daniels says he will not transfer-will play next year after redshirting this year.

Washington State..Contract extension for Mike Leach thru 2024…he was rumored a hot candidate at Arkansas.

UNLV…Wants to interview Marcus Arroyo..Off Coor-Oregon

South Alabama…Vote of Confidence Coach Steve Campbell despite (2-10) season.
Tulsa..Will retain Coach Phil Montgomery despite (4-8) record

Missouri…will interview Blake Anderson-head coach Arkansas State.

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………..(Basketball)…………..

Aztecs-San Jose State…Sunday game…SDSU now (9-0) on season
USD-Holy Cross..Saturday game…Toreros now (3-7)

Lakers-at-Portland..Friday game…Lakers (19-3)
Clippers-at-Milwaukee…LA (16-6) heading into Friday game

Sacramento…Lawsuit against Luke Walton dropped by prosecution..was being sued for sexual assault by TV sports reporter.

Miami…G-Dion Waiters-remains benched…yet to play in a game because of off court issues and conditioning.

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………….(Hockey)………….

Gulls-Colorado Eagles….Saturday night game…Gulls off to (7-9) streaky start.

Gulls..Send LW-Jack Kopacka to Tulsa-ECHL

Ducks-Washington Capitals…Friday night matchup…Anaheim (12-12-4)

Kings-at-Edmonton…LA (11-16-2)…Oilers led by Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl…combined for 37-goals and 102 points this year

Calgary Flames..sign 35Y-lease to play in new Saddledome Arena to open in 2024

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………….(General)…………..

English Premier League
..Arsenal-L-Brighton..Gunners upset on goal at (80′)
..Newcastle-W-Sheffield…United fighting out of relegation

Premier League-top weekend games
..Liverpool (14-0-1)-vs-Bournemouth
..Manchester City (10-3-2)-vs-Manchester United..
..Chelsea (9-4-2)-vs-Everton
..Leicester (11-2-2)-vs-Aston Villa

Real Madrid…Lose star F-Eden Hazard-possible torn thigh muscle

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