Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on October 9th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(Baseball)………………

Padres-L-Dodgers (12-3)…LA erupts for 5R in 3rd inning against Adrian Morejon-Craig Stammen and slug their way to victory-eliminating Padres 3-straight games…Joe Pederson 2R-single..Will Smith went (5-for-6) with 3RBIs….-Justin Turner-AJ Pollack RBI singles…..Cody Bellinger 2-run triple…..Throwing error by Fernando Tatis aided Dodgers early rally….Dodgers to face Braves in NLCS next week….Padres used 10-pitchers in game…Dodgers have now won 15-of-17 games…..LA beat San Diego 9-of-13 times this season….Padres finished the season losing 10-of-17 games

Padres…Batting order wilted in Dodgers series…Hit (.183) vs LA….(3-23) with RISP.
..Tatis (3-14)
..Machado (3-16)
..Hosmer (3-16)
..Myers (1-12)
..Cronenworth (2-12)

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(Scoreboard)

Braves-W-Miami..(7-0)…Travis D’Arnaud 2R-double..Adam Duvall RBI double…Braves sweep series 3-straight….Atlanta now (5-0) in postseason…pitching staff has (0.92-ERA) with four shutouts in 5-postseason games.

Houston-W-A’s (11-6)….Astros dominate series over  Athletics-winning (3-1)….Carlos Correa 3R-HR on 5RBI day….Michael Brantley HR-2R-HR…Jose Altuve 2R-HR in lopsided win. ..

Yankees-W-Tampa Bay.(5-1)..Luke Voit HR…Gleyber Torres 2R-HR…NY ties series-heads to Game 5-on Friday..

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MLB-Union….Agree that Free Agent Qualifying offer for this fall will be (18.9M) for 2021…Players offered that amount have 10-days to accept offer locking them to team for 2021……if player leaves…signing team must give up draft pick compensation.

Korea…Top SS-Ha Seong-Kim being posted to take free agent offers this fall..hit (.306-27 HRs) in Korea.

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…………..(Football)……………..

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn names QB-Justin Herbert starting quarterback for Monday Night Game and likely rest of the season….Herbert is (0-3) as starter…(931Y-5TD-3Int-1 Fumble)…6-sacks…QB-rating (102-rating).

Chargers-Saints….Monday Night game in Louisiana Superdome….13th meeting….Chargers lead series (7-5)….Bolts (4-2) at Superdome.

Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa misses Thursday workout with knee issues plus bicep issue…WR-Mike Williams remains out with hamstring…RT-Bryan Bulaga remains out with back issue…RG-Trei Turner-continuing groin problems.

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(Schedule)

Minnesota-Seattle..Seahawks (4-0)..Russell Wilson (16TD)
Patriots-Denver..New England (2-2)..Game moved to Monday night
Dallas-Giants..Cowboys (1-3)..NY (0-4)..Dak Prescott (1700P-9TD)
Colts-Browns…Both (3-1)..Philip Rivers-vs-Baker Mayfield
49ers-Miami..Ryan Fitzpatrick starts despite (5Int)
Houston-Jacksonville..Texans (0-4)..Jaguars (1-3)
Ravens-Bengals..Matchup Lamar Jackson-vs-Joe Burrow
Rams-Washington..Rams (3-1)..Kyle Allen starts at QB for Wash
Steelers-Eagles..Pittsburgh (3-0) after cancelled game
Arizona-Jets…Cardinals (2-2)…Joe Flacco starts for NY at QB
Raiders-Chiefs…KC (4-0)…Derek Carr (2-10) vs KC
Bills-Titans..Buffalo (4-0)..Josh Allen (1326P-12TD-1Int)
Carolina-Atlanta..Panthers won 2-in a row

Packers-Lions…Bye week.

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(Scoreboard)

Tampa Bay-L-Chicago (20-19)…Cairo Santos kicks 37-47Y-FGs…Game winner with (1:13) left in game in Bears win at Soldier Field…Nick Foles (243P-TD)….Chicago defense had 3-sacks-1 fumble recovery-8 his on QB…Tom Brady (253P-1TD)…Bucs RB-Ronnie Jones (106R)…Chicago now (4-1) on season.

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(NFL)

NFL…Decision due on Bills-Tennessee game because of covid outbreak-Titans..Game moved to Tuesday night.

NFL…Moves Patriots-Denver game also because of covid tests..will be played Monday

NFL..League considering moving next Thursday night game…Bills-Chiefs to a Sunday game instead…since Bill are playing on Tuesday.

NFL..Investigating reports Titans held 3-multiple off campus workouts last week despite NFL memo closing facility and mandate no practices…Source says Titans could face historic discipline from league office.

Tennessee….Another player tests positive…Now 23-players-staff members have tested positive in 13-days.

Seattle-Rams…Coaches Pete Carroll-Sean McVay say NFL should severely punish teams or players who blatantly violate Covid protocols.

New England…Coach Bill Belichick says NFL must consider ‘health and safety’ over playing games.

NFL…Report that league is not ‘testing players’ on morning of game days…Not enough turn around time for results.

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliott says his 3-fumbles have hurt team badly.

Houston…Ownership says it will hire a GM-first and have GM-hire a coach

Washington…QB-Kyle Allen replaces Dwayne Haskins as starter.

ESPN…Reports network is about to lay off 300-to-700 employees in next three weeks in cost-cutting….Preparing to make bigger bids for NFL package and for the NHL-TV package.

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(Injuries)

Cowboys…OT-Tyron Smith suffers setback-reinjures neck
Denver..QB-Drew Lock-limited practice-shoulder injury
Denver..RB-Philip Lindsey cleared to practice-foot
Eagles..IR-LB-TJ Ford..S-Rudy Ford-hamstring injuries
Washington..DE-Chase Young-#1 pick-cleared to practxice

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Begin 11-on-11 practices in training camp on Friday
UCLA…Open preseason workouts on Friday…4-weeks till opener
USC…Open preseason workouts…75 players in camp;

(Schedule)

1-Clemson-vs-Miami
2-Alabama-vs-Ole Miss
3-Georgia-vs-Tennessee
4-Florida-vs-Texas AM
5-Notre Dame-vs-Florida State

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………………(Basketball)…………………..

Lakers-Miami……….

Houston…Interview David Vanterpool for head coaching job…4th to interview in two weeks….Tyronne Lue to interview this weekend.

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………………….(Hockey)…………………….

NHL….Free Agency begins on Friday….Teams face challenges with salary cap staying at (81M) next season.

NHL…Top free agents on board
..Taylor Hall-Arizona Coyotes-C
..Alex Pietrangelo-St Louis-D
..Torrey Krug-Boston-D
..Mikka Koivu-Minnesota-C
..Henrik Lundqvist-NY Rangers-G
..Corey Crawford-Chicago-G
..Anton Khudobin-Dallas-G
..Vancouver-Jakob Markstrom-G

Columbus…Buyout contract D-Alex Wennberg-3 years remaining on deal
NJ Devils..Buyout G-Cory Schnieder
Chicago..Will not offer contract to G-Corey Crawford

Ducks-Ottawa….Anaheim deals D-Eric Gudbranson for 5th round pick

Dallas…says Ric Bowness will return as fulltime head coach next year.

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…………(General)…………..

NASCAR….Charlotte 400-Roval road race.on Sunday

Formula 1..German Grand Prix-Nurburg…Lewis Hamilton goes for 91st career win.

Indy Car…Off weekend.

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Soccer…English Premier League…top games…
Liverpool (4-0)-vs-Everton (3-1)
Manchester United (1-2)-vs-Newcastle
Manchester City (1-1-1)-vs-Arsenal
Hot Spur (2-1-1)-vs-West Ham
Chelsea (2-1-1)-vs-Southampton

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