Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on September 4th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………..(Baseball)………….

Padres-L-Angels (2-0)…Last place Halos blank Padres…P-Andrew Heaney throws 7-shutout innings of 3-hit ball….Justin Upton RBI-single….Mike Clevinger-Padres (6inn-2R-7H) in debut loss…..Friars (23-16)…Halos (13-25)

Padres-Athletics…San Diego opens series against 1st place Athletics in Oakland…A’s (22-12) but have been off for 4-days because of a positive covid test cancelling games with Houston-Seattle…..Friday matchup-Zach Davies (6-2)-vs-Juan Luzardo (2-1)…

Athletics…Led by middle of batting order…Matt Chapman-Matt Olson…combined for 20HRs….Stephen Piscotty..Ramon Laureano…Khris Davis…Team hitting just (.224) but middle of order has 94RBIs…team has drawn 140-walks in 34-games….A’s pitching staff with (3.51-ERA)

Padres…Report from Cleveland that Indians broke off trade talks for Mike Clevinger on Sunday night…told GM-AJ Preller he would have to add pieces in the deal…Preller called back and added C-Austin Hedges and young infielder Owen Miller to make it a (6-for-3) transaction.

Padres…P-Drew Pomeranz nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award for service to the community.

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Dodgers-Arizona…Chris Taylor RBI-single….Dodgers led (2-0) at Press Time…Heading into game…LA (28-10)

Dodgers-Colorado…Friday matchup…Dustin May (1-1)-vs-Antonio Senzatelo.

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Angels-Houston…Friday night matchup….Dylan Bundy (4-2)-vs-Lance McCullers.

Angels..DL-SS-David Fletcher…ankle

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(Scoreboard)

Houston-W-Texas..Aledmys Diaz 3R-HR for Houston

Cubs-L-Pirates..Bryan Reynolds 3R-HR…in Bucs win

Phillies-W-Washington..Alec Bohm Sac Fly in 10th for Phils

Toronto-W-Boston..Teo Hernandez 3R-HR in 10th for Jays…Bosox now (12-26)

White Sox-W-Royals..Luis Robert 3R-HR..Edwin Encarnarcio HR…Sox (23-15)

Yankees-L-Mets..Peter Alonso 2R-HR in 10th for Mets…Yankees (20-16)..

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(Injuries)

A’s..Confirm P-Daniel Mengden tested positive for virus last weekend…is still in Houston…forced cancellation of 4-games with Astros-Mariners…Team has tested clean since then.

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(Roster)

Phillies..Call up former #1 pick Mickey Moniak-OF…hit just (.252) in Eastern League last year.

Astros..Release P-Fernando Rodney
Cubs..Release P-Cody Allen…P-AJ Ramos

White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Phil Ervin-ex Reds

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……….(Basketball)…………….

(Playoff Scoreboard)

Clippers-W-Denver (120-97)…LA shot 63% in opening half…led by 18 early…scored 69P in opening half…helled Nuggets F-Michael Porter without basket…stretched lead to 27-in 3rd quarter in blowout… Kawhi Leonard (29P) in win….Opening game of 2nd round of playoffs.

Boston-L-Toronto (104-103)..Raptors OG Anunoby hits 3-point shot with no time left on clock for win….Kyle Lowry-Fred Van Fleet combined for (56P) in Raptors win ….Celtics still leads (2-1)

(Schedule)

Lakers-Houston…Game 1-playoff series….LeBron James-Anthony Davis present huge defensive problems for undersized Rockets….Davis (29PPG)…LeBron (27PPG)…Rockets guards hot…James Harden (29PPG)…Eric Gordon (18PPG)..Russell Westbrook (14PPG)….Rockets averaging (110PPG)…hit 18-3’s a game…Lakers hit just 12-3’s a night.

Miami-Milwaukee….Heat lead series (2-0) heading into must-win game for Bucks on Friday.

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Brooklyn Nets….Surprise hire-Steve Nash as head coach….legendary guard played 20-years in league…never coached before…becomes 16th former player to get a head coaching job with no experience.

Chauncey Billups….could be headed towards coaching job if Tyronne Lue lands with Philadelphia 76ers.

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………………(Football)……………….

Chargers…Say WR-Mike Williams will attempt to practice next week-game week to test ailing shoulder…wants to play vs Bengals in opening game of season.

Chargers…OC-Mike Pouncey misses 5th straight days of workouts…Club refuses to discuss whether he has had a setba ckin recovery from neck surgery.

Chargers…2nd year safety Nassir Adderly moves into starters job replacing injured Derwin James…DB-coach Ron Milus “Ready-or-Not-he plays”

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle…Signs FA-WR-Josh Gordon…about to be reinstated from NFL -suspension…has played just 63-games in career…been suspended for 65-games…averaged (17YPC) in career.

Saints..Open contract talks with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Seattle

Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Demontrae Moore-ex Giants-49ers…played last spring for San Diego Fleet-XFL.

Titans..Sign FA-K-Stephen Gostkowski-ex Patriots

Jaguars-Browns..Trade-Jacksonville ships S-Ronnie Harrison to Cleveland for #5 pick.

49ers..Workout FA-WR-Mohammed Sanu-ex Patriots-Falcons-Bengals

Cowboys..Release S-Clinton Ha-Ha Dix
Eagles..Release WR-Devontay Burnett…RB-Elijah Holyfield
Patriots..Release CB-Michael Jackson
49ers..Release S-Jamar Taylor

Miami…Shopping 3rd string QB-Josh Rosen…has (3-13) record as a starter…(12-TD-19-Int) in career.

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(Injuries)

Patriots…RB-Damien Harris-surgery-finger injury
49ers..CB-Jason Verrett-injures hamstring
49ers..IR-WR-Tavon Austin-hamstring

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(Teams)

Patriots…Name Cam Newton-starting QB and offensive captain

Saints…Move Jameis Winston to #2-QB…ahead of Taysom Hill.

Bears..Hire former CFL-QB-Henry Burris as fulltime assistant coach

Cleveland…Owner Jim Haslam expressing interest in buying NBA-Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jacksonville…QB-Gardner Minshew says franchise has rid itself of ‘selfish ambition players’

Steeles…Radio broadcaster Bill Hillgrove suspended for first two games of season for mid-summer DUI-arrest….Ran into front of grocery store…had (.16-Blood Alcohol Count)

Roger Goodell…says he believes fans will be allowed in stadium sometime in late fall….Only 3-teams will have fans in stands next weekend.

NFL…Says all offices and team facilities will close on November 3rd election today as part of “Get Out and Vote” campaign.

NFL…Roster Cutdown day…Saturday-1pm deadline…Teams will cut to 53-players and 16-on developmental squad.

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(College Football)

(Schedule)

ACC-Big 12 Open next weekend
SEC-starts September 26th

This weekend:
BYU-Navy…Monday opener
Army-Middle Tennessee State
Marshall-Eastern Kentucky
SMU-Texas State
Memphis-Arkansas State
UTEP-SF Austin

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Big 10 Conference….Head of Penn State Medical team told Presidents that 35% of Big 10-Athletes who tested positive for Covid has Heart Inflammation problems.

Big 10 Conference…Source says President have no intention of meeting to dicuss-vote early start to college football season.

Pac 12-Conference…reaches agreement for daily covid testing of athletes…and Point of care restesting program with results in 15 minutes…could lead to return of basketball in November and football in January.

ESPN…Reports 30-schools in the Power 5-Conferences are refusing to release information about how many of fall athletes have tested positive for Covid on campus…Schools not releasing data..UCLA..LSU..Ohio State…Notre Dame..Florida State…Miami.

Florida…announces it will allow 17,000-fans per game in Gainesville
Iowa State..reverses decision..no fans at home games in Ames

NCAA…Oversight committee will recommend a ‘fall practice schedule’ for all conferences that are shutdown…15-practices in 29-day window….Recommend a spring football schedule covering 13-weeks…must be over by mid-April.

Illinois…son of head coach Lovie Smith arrested on charges of running ‘sex trafficking ring of young girls’

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……………….(Hockey)………………..

(Scoreboard)

Vancouver-Las Vegas….Canucks led (2-0) in 3rd period of must win game…Vegas led series (3-2)…Canucks trying to force Game 7

Flyers-W-Islanders (5-4) 2OT…G-Carter Hall 49-saves…F-Ivan Provorov scores on slap shot thru a screen in 2nd over time for Flyers win….Series tied (3-3)…will be a 7th game….

Boston..D-Zedeno Chara says he wants to meet with Bruins and sign contract extension…not interested in becoming free agent.

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…………….(General)…………….

PGA…Tour Championships….30-top money winners tee off at East Lake-Atlanta…chasing 15M-first place prize money…2nd place pays 5M…Dustin Johnson-Jon Rahm seeded 1-2…PGA will use staggered scoring system….Johnson will start at 10-under par…Rahm will start at 8-under.

NASCAR….Chase for the Championship Playoffs begins…Darlington Southern 500….Kevin Harvick-Denny Hamlin finished regular season atop in points…Chase Elliott starts on pole this weekend.

Indy Car…Bye week.

Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton heads field for Italian Grand Prix-Monza.

F-1…Williams Racing team officially sold to USA-based Dorilton Capital….Williams Family owned team since 1990s…won 7-racing titles and 114-races…Drivers included Alain Prost..Nelson Piquet…Artyn Senna…Nigel Mansell in illustrious 20-year run.

NHRA…Cancels races at Charlotte..Bristol…Pomona.

Soccer….Aston Villa acquires D-Matt Cash in 18M-purchase from Nottingham Forest.

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