Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on August 21st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Baseball)……….

Padres-W-Texas (8-7)….Padres set all time MLB record-hitting grand slam HR for 4th game in a row…Eric Hosmer hit screaming line drive HR with bases coached early in game….Ty France-Austin Hedges hit solor HRs in 8th inning….Friars score winning run in 10th on an outfield error….Padres survived another blown save opportunity when Michel Baez gave up 3-runs in an inning to let Texas back into game…San Diego sweeps Rangers in 4-game series…Friars (15-12)..Rangers (10-14)

Padres-Astros…Weekend series at Petco Park…Garrett Richards (1-1)-vs-Lance McCullers (2-1).

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler praises team’s grift…”we get to the playoffs we will be battle tested”

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Dodgers-W-Seattle (6-1)…Clayton Kershaw 11-strikeout outing…Cody Bellinger HR…LA (17-8)…Mariners (8-19)

Dodgers-Rockies…Open weekend series in LA…Walker Beuhler (0-0)-vs-Jon Gray (1-2).

Dodgers..DL-P-Pedro Baez-groin issue
Dodgers..Option P-Tony Gonsolin-has thrown 14-shutout innings row.

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Angels-L-Giants..SF led (8-1) at Press Time…Giants scored 6-runs in first two innings off P-Jose Suarez…Halos (8-18)…SF (11-16)

Angels-A’s…Friday matchup..Andrew Heaney (1-1)-vs-Mike Fiers (2-1)

Angels…Struggling badly..Halos (.232) Batting Average…Starting pitching (6.01-ERA)

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(Scoreboard)

Tampa Bay-W-Yankees..Rays sweep series in NY..Mike Zunino 3RE-HR…Rays (17-9)..NY (16-9).

Phillies-L-Blue Jays..1st game..Lourdes Gurriel RBI single
Phillies-W-Blue Jays..Phillies score 7R-first inning for split

White Sox-W-Tigers..Tim anderson HR.Jose Abreu 3H..Sox (15-11)

Astros-W-Rockies..Houston scores 10R off starter German Marquez

Mets-Miami..Postponed by Mets positive tests for virus

Indians-W-Pirates Shane Bieber 11-strikeout outing…Tribe (16-9)..Buccos (4-17)

Twins-W-Milwaukee..Jose Berriors allows 1-hit in 6-innings..Minnesota (17-9)

Red Sox-W-Orioles..Mitch Moreland 3R-HR early..Boston (8-18)

Reds-Cardinals..Yadier Molina 2R-single..St Louis led (5-4) at press time..

A’s-Arizona…Oakland led (3-1) at press time…Matt Olson-Matt Chapman HRs…Athletics (17-8)

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(MLB)

Curt Shilling…Reportedly arrested as part of group led by indicted journalist Steve Bannon for fraud in stealing millions of money in fund raising scheme for “Build the Wall” campaign supported by President Trump.

Reds..Broadcaster Thom Brennaman-suspended for homophobic slur during telecast-enters treatment program for diversity…writes letter of apology  in Cincinnati Enquirer….Also fired from his NFL job by Fox TV.

Mets…Game on Friday vs Miami…Saturday vs Yankees-postponed after 2-positive tests for virus on travelling staff…1-player-1-staff member.

Mets..Demote P-Steven Matz from rotation…had given up 22R-allowed 33 Baserunners in last 17-innings.

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(Injuries)

Orioles..Legendary Hall of Famer Cal Ripken confirms he has recovered from prostate cancer surgery.

Pirates..Team President Travis Williams tests positive for covid

Astros..DL-3B-Alex Bregman-hamstring
Arizona..DL-P-Andrew Chafin-shoulder
Twins..DL-OF-Byron Buxton-shoulder
Twins..DL-C-Mitch Garver-rib cage
Yankees..DL-P-James Paxton..MRI on elbow
Yankees..DL-P-Zach Britton-hamstring..7 on DL now
Yankees..2B-Gleyber Torres-hamstring issue

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Callup #1 draft pick C-Joey Bart
Miami..Callup P-Sixto Sanchez…OF-Jesus Sanchez
Red Sox..DFA-2B-Christian Arroyo
Tigers..DFA-P-Carson Fulmer.
Mariners..DFA-1B-Dave Voglebach..hitting (.133)

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………..(Basketball)………..

(Playoff Scoreboard)

Lakers-W-Portland (111-88)…Anthony Davis (31P-11R)…Lakers built 27P lead in early blowout….Blazers shot 34% in opening half…Portland went (8-29) from 3-point range…Series tied (1-1)…

Milwaukee-W-Orlando (111-89)…Giannis Antetokounmpo (28P-20R)….Bucks tie series (1-1)..

Houston-W-Oklahoma City (111-98)..Rockets hit 19-3’s in game..Houston leads (2-0).

Miami-W-Indiana (109-100)…Heat hit 18-3’s in win…Lead series (2-0)

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(Schedule)

Clippers-Dallas…Series tied (1-1)…Mavs G-Luka Doncic-“Ready to fight with them”..Friday

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(NBA Notes)

NBA Draft Lottery-Thursday night…
..Minnesota Timberwolves win lottery getting 1st pick
..Golden State dropped to 2nd pick despite worst record in NBA
..Chicago Bulls will choose 3rd.

NBA…Top picks likely to be Georgia G-Anthony Edwards…former UCLA recruit LaMelo Ball…ex Memphis C-James Wiseman.

Denver…G-Will Barton leaves bubble for exam on knee
Brooklyn…G-Joe Harris exits bubble with family issue
Portland..F-Zach Collins-out 3W-ankle iissue

Toronto..GM-Masai Ujiri-charges he was shoved by police officer twice after playoff game last year-because ‘I am black’.

Lakers…LeBron James says he will openly campaign for Joe Biden this fall.

Lakers..Coach Frank Vogel adds to rotation list playing guards Dion Waiters-JR Smith looking for oustide 3-point shooting.

NBA…Confirm 341-players tested this week in bubble…No positive tests

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………………(Football)……………

Chargers…DE-Melvin Ingram returns to full practice after sitting 3-days in contract dispute.

Chargers..Move DT-Jerry Tillery to DE as rush end

Chargers..LB-Kenneth Murray misses another workout-leg soreness

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(NFL)

Chiefs…Ban fans from wearing Indian head-dress or war paint to games at Arrowhead Stadium…Evaluating eliminating Tomahawk Chop and banning Tomahawk war chant.

NFL..Bans Network sideline reporters for TV-Radio….Cheerleaders and Mascots this year.

CFL Players Union…obtains financing to give players unemployment salaries thru December…and health benefits thru end of 2021….CFL cancelled its season on Wednesday.

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(Injuries)

Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-leaves workout with hamstring issue
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins misses workout with groin issue

Bills..CB-Josh Norman goes down with calf injury
Bengals..S-Shaun Williams-calf injury
Browns..CB-Kevin Johnson-hospitalized with lacerated liver
Dallas..OT-Tyron Smith-hamstring issue
Broncos..RB-Melvin Gordon misses workout with rib injury
Broncos..WR-KJ Hamler-hamstring injury
Broncos..LB-Todd Davis-leg issue
Jaguars..IR-TE-Josh Oliver-broken foot
49ers..CB-K’waun Williams-calf issue
Tampa Bay..RB-TJ Logan-knee injury

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(Roster Moves)

Ravens..FA-WR-Dez Bryant goes thru workout-not offered contract
Ravens..Workout FA-WR-Dwayne Harris-ex Raiders-Cowboys

Bills..Sign FA-P-Lachan Edwards-ex Jets
Bills..Release P-Kaare Vedvik

Carolina..Release TE-Andrew Vollert
Carolina..Sign FA-P-Kaare Vedvik-ex Bills.

Browns..Workout FA-LB-Malcom Smith-ex Patriots-Seattle-49ers
Browns..Workout FA-K-Nick Folk..Kai Forbath..Cody Parkey..Matt McCrane.

Patriots..Workout FA-DT-Xavier Williams-ex Chiefs

Jets..Workout FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Colts
Jets..Workout FA-WR-Kevin White-ex Bears

Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Travis Fulgham-ex Packers
Steelers..Sign FA-WR-Ray Ray McCloud-ex Bills

49ers..Sign FA-OC-Hronnis Grasu-ex Bears
49ers..Sign FA-S-Jon Cyprien-ex Tampa Bay

Tennessee..Sign FA-RB-Marcus Marshall-ex Broncos
Redskins..Workout FA-OG-Josh Garnett-ex 49ers

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(College Football)

Notre Dame…Shutdown training camp for weekend..5-players tested positive..6-others quarantined.

Georgia State…Loses QB-Mikele Colasurdo-positive covid test and heart issue

East Carolina..Shuts down preseason workouts because of outbreak on campus on virus.

South Carolina..Loses RB-Mar Shawn Lloyd-torn ACL.

Pac 12..Hires longtime NFL star Merton Hanks as Director of FB-Operations.

Auburn…Announces it will allow only 20%-capacity at home games

BYU…Signs home and home schedule with Army-Navy

NCAA…Granting full year of eligibility for football players who miss this fall season because of cancellation.

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…………(Hockey)…………….

(Scoreboard)

Calgary-Dallas…Flames led (3-1) but Stars roared back to take (5-3) lead in 2nd period at press time…Calgary scored 3-goals in (2:52) span in opening period..Stars scored 4-goals in 7-minutes early in second period to retake the lead…

NY Islanders-W-Washington (4-0)…Anthony Beauvillier scores 2-goals in landslide win…Isles win series (4-1)

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Montreal…LW-Brandon Gallagher suffers broken jaw when crosschecked in face by Flyers-Matt Niskanen-facing suspension.

Edmonton..Loan D-Philip Broberg-will play for Skelleftea-Sweden
Ottawa..Loan D-Lassi Thomson-will play for Ilves-Finland

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…………(General)……………..

Indy 500….Sunday race…Marco Andretti…Scott Dixon…Ryan Hunter Reay will start in front row.

NASCAR..Delaware 400-Dover..Kevin Harvick running away with the points race heads the field.

NASCAR…Changes rules…opening right side windows to help drivers with heat issues inside cars in summer heat.

Formula 1…Off weekend

PGA-Northern Trust Open-Boston
(64)..Harris English..Kevin Streelman head 4-way tie
(65)..Charley Hoffman part of 7-way tie
(66)..Tommy Fleetwood
(67)..Ricky Fowler
(68)..Tiger Woods
(69)..Rory McIlroy
(70)..Jason Day
(74)..Phil Mickelson

Soccer…English Premier League…Fulham signs Defender-Antonee Robinson-US Men’s National Team.

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