Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on November 6th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)…………..

 

(NFL)

NFL fines Raiders 500,000….strips club of 6th round pick….fines Jon Gruen 150,000 for ‘brazen violations’ of Covid Protocols…It is 4th time NFL has disciplined Raiders in 8-week span for multiple violations of protocols in facility…on practice field…or with players in the community.

 

Chargers-Raiders…Sunday shootout….Bolts (2-5)…Raiders (4-3)….Two high powered offenses…Both teams struggling on defense
..Bolts…(417YPG) offense…Raiders (379YG)
..Bolts…(364YPG) defense…Raiders (377YPG)
..Justin Herbert..(1820P…15TD..5Int)
..Derek Carr…(1828P…14TD..2Int..71%)
..Chargers WR-Keenan Allen (53R)
..Raiders RB-Josh Jacobs (644APY)…TE-Darren Waller (43R)…
..Raiders..WR-Hunter Renfrow (12YPC)..Nelson Agholor (19YPC)..Henry Rugg (22YPC)
..Raiders…Defense giving up (29PPG)..only 7-QB sacks this season

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(Schedule)

Ravens-Colts..QB-Lamar Jackson coming off 4-turnover game
Chiefs-Carolina..Panthers hope RB-Christian McCaffrey returns
Bears-Titans..Tennessee lost 2-in a row
Denver-Atlanta…Teams combined record (5-10)
Lions-Minnesota..QB-Matthew Stafford may not play-on Covid list
Houston-Jacksonville..Jags without QB-Gardner Minshew
Giants-Washington..Teams combined (3-12) record
Seattle-Buffalo..Russell Wilson (26TD) passes this year
Miami-Arizona..Tua Tagovailoa went (12-20) passing in debut
Steelers-Dallas..Cowboys to start 4th different QB in 5W
Saints-Tampa Bay…Tom Brady-Drew Brees combined throw (44TD)

Patriots-Jets..Monday Night Game..Teams combined (2-13) records.

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(Scoreboard)

Packers-W-49ers….Packers led (31-3) in 4th quarter at press time….Aaron Rodgers (262P-4TD)….Davante Adams (9R-139Y) in lopsided win….Both teams had to close practice facilities this week.

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(Injuries)

Bears…49ers..Houston…Chiefs….all forced to close facilities because of Covd tests.

Lions…QB-Matthew Stafford on Covid list because of close contact with player who tested positive…Has not tested positive himself.

Giants..S-Logan Ryan credit team trainer with saving his wife’s life..who was hospitalized with blood issue during pregnancy incident this week.

Steelers…Players buy dinners for 1,100 poll workers in Allegheny County who are working and counting ballots this week.

49ers..Place Deebo Samuel..Trent Williams…Brandon Aiyuk…Ken Bourne on Covid IR-list

Raiders…OT-Trent Brown placed back on Covid list for 2nd time this season
Houston..LB-Whitney Mercilus and 2-other LBs placed on Covid IR list
Chiefs..DT-Chris Jones put on Covid list

Tampa Bay…DE-William Gholston put in isolation ..exposure to virus
Tennessee…MRI-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-knee issues…no sacks in 7-games
Dallas..DE-Randy Gregory confirms he is under treatment-anxiety attacks
Bears..OC-Cody Whitehead-IR-Covid test
Bears..QB-Mitch Trubisky-sprained shoulder-could be out 3-5W
SF..Activate TE-Jordan Reed from IR
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(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Ryan Glasgow-ex Bengals
Bears..Workout QB-Kyle Sloter-ex Vikings..QB-Jake Rudock-ex Miami

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(College Football)

Aztecs-San Jose State…Both teams (2-0)….SDSU defense-vs-Spartans passing attack…Friday game at Carson.

..Aztecs #1 in nation scoring defense (6.5PPG)..#1 defense (200YPG)
..Aztecs defense 6-sacks…4-takeaways…18-tackles for losses in 2-games
..Aztecs defense 23%-on 3rd downs
..Aztecs offense…averaging (347YPG) rushing
..Aztecs RB-Greg Bell…(441Y) rushing..(5.8YPC)
..Spartans offense (436YPG)…(353YPG passing)
..Spartans QB-Nick Starkel comes off (467Y-5TD) passing vs New Mexico
..WR-Isaiah Hamilton (16.8YPC)..WR-Tre Walker (14.7YPC)
..TE-Derrick Deese (9.8YPC)

(Mountain West)
..Utah State-L-Nevada (34-9)…Wolfpack QB-Carson Strong (411P-4TD)
..Wyoming-Colorado State…Rams led (24-14) in 3rd Q at Press Time…Pat O’Brien TD pass..Rams defense 2-takeaways.

..New Mexico-Hawaii…Lobos (0-1) head back on road
..Fresno State-UNLV…Rebels name Max Gilliam starting QB..(0-2) start season
..Air Force-Army….Game cancelled Friday…out break at Air Force Academy campus…Falcons off to (0-2) start

(Pac 12)

..USC-ASU….QB-Kedon Slovis comes off 30-TD season for Trojans
..UCLA-Colorado..Chip Kelly (7-17) as head coach..Karl Dorrell-debuts at CU
..Cal-Washington..Game cancelled….Positive Test of Cal player…..Jimmy Lake debuts as Husky coach
..Oregon-Stanford..Ducks begin post-Justin Herbert era at QB
..Arizona-Utah…Utes must rebuild entire¬†offense
..Washington State-Oregon State..Nick Rolovich head coach debut with WSU

(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Clemson-4 Notre Dame..Tigers without QB-Trevor Lawrence
2-Alabama-Bye week
3-Ohio State-Rutgers…QB-Justin Fields in Heisman race
5-Georgia-Florida
6-Cincinnati-Houston..Bearcats off to (6-0) start

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California…Golden Bears…Outbreak…Contact testing
Louisville…15-players test positive..Game with Virginia cancelled
Navy-Tulsa..Cancelled by outbreak
Minnesota…..Defensive Coordinator leaves team-Covid test

Fox TV…College Game Day broadcast team ‘isolated’ positive Covid Test…Urban Meyer..Matt Leinart..Reggie Bush…Brady Quinn all tested positive.

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……………(Baseball)………………

MLB-Union…continue negotiations about any possible fine to 3B-Justin Turner for Covid violation during World Series.

Dave Dombrowski…Withdraws as candidate for Angels GM job…will remain in Nashville heading group to get expansion team.

Boston…down to 2-finalists for Red Sox managerial job…Alex Cora…and Phillies front office exec Sam Fuld.

Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis-Wins Silver Slugger…(.277-17HR…..937-OPS….571-Slugging Percentage)
Padres…3B-Manny Machado-Wins Silver Slugger..(.304-16HR….950-OPS…589-Slugging Percentage)
Angels..OF-Mike Trout-Wins Silver Slugger…(.293-17HR-46RBI…993-OPS…390-OB..603 Slugging)
Dodgers..OF-Mookie Betts-Wins Silver Slugger..(.292-16HR-39RBI…927-OPS…562-Slugging)

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(Roster Move)

Mets..sign FA-C-Bruce Maxwell-ex A’s.

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……………….(Basketball)…………..

Minnesota….G-Malik Beasley charged pulling gun and pointing it at his 19-month child…Child Security officials file paperwork to remove the child from home…Beasley facing felony gun-drug charges.

Houston…Retain veteran Jon Lucas as assistant coach.

Utah State…Former Aggies G-Abel Porter retires because cardiac health issue.

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………………….(Hockey)……………

Anaheim Ducks…Sign #1 pick…RW-Jacob Perrault…scored 30G-with Sarnia Sting in OHL last season.

Winnipeg….Jets sign FA-F-Marko Dano-ex Columbus Blue Jacket.

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………………(General)……………….

PGA…Houston Open…Brandt Snedeker cards 3-birides in 4-hole span on back nin..finishes with 5-under par-65.
(65)..Brandt Snedeker
(67)..Scottie Scheffler..Harold Varner
(68)..Jason Day
(72)..Dustin Johnson-Brooks Koepka
(75)..Phil Mickelson…2-double bogeys

NASCAR….Phoenix 500….Final race of season….Chase Elliott starts on pole in race for 1M-first prize.

NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson makes final start of career…won 8-ponts titles…83-career wins….has gone 92-races without a win…not won since 2017 season.

Formula 1…off weekend before Turkish Grand Prix next Sunday
Formula 1..Alfa Romeo re-signs driver Kimi Raikkonen.

ESPN…Layoffs 300-employees…will not replace another 200-employees who are leaving…Disney Corporation laying off large number employees.

English Premier League…Top weekend games:
..Everton (4-2-1)-vs-Manchester United
..Hot Spur (4-1-2)-vs-West Brom
..Liverpool (5-1-1)-vs-Manchester City (3-1-2)
..Leicester (5-2)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Chelsea (3-1-3)-vs-Sheffield.

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