Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Aztecs-UC Irvine….State goes for 2nd win in a row after impressive opening night win over UCLA…..Irvine is preseason favorite to win Big West Conference.

UCLA-Pepperdine…Bruins try to recover from awful opening night loss to SDSU…Coach Mick Cronin furious at his team’s ‘regression’ and how poorly they played against SDSU….Bruins plagued by injuries…loss of G-John Juzang-stress fracture foot….Jalen Hill-knee tendonitis.

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(NBA)

Sacramento….Sign FA-C-Hassan Whiteside-ex Portland-Miami
Cleveland..Sign FA-C-Noah Vonlih-ex Denver

Portland..G-Klay Thompson undergoes surgery Torn Achilles-will be ready to play next fall.

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(Football)

Chargers-Buffalo….Bolts (3-7) head into Buffalo to face Bills (7-3)…

Chargers..QB-Justin Herbert (2,699P-22D-6Int-68%-104QB Rating)….WR-Kareem Allen (84R)…WR-Mike Williams (17.3YPC)….Bolts offense (400YPG)…Defense allowing (344YPG)

Bills..QB-JOsh Allen (2871Y-279R)..(21TD-7Int-68%-103R)….WR-Stephon Diggs (73R)…WR-Cole Beasley (55R)….Defense 27-sacks..16-takeaways…Bills coming off bye week.

Chargers…Debut new Special Teams Coach Keith Burns after removing longtime coach George Stewart this past week.

Chargers…CB-Chris Harris likely to be activated to roster to play on Sunday….OT-Bryan Bulaga…LB-Melvin Ingram…CB-Casey Hayward…De-Uchenna Nwosu did not practice on Thursday.

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(Scoreboard)

Dallas-L-Washington (41-16)…..Cowboys fall apart in 2nd half of game…Washington RB-Antonio Gibson (115R-3TD)..QB-Alex Smith (149P)…Washington defense 3-sacks..Interception…Fumble REcovery…Cowboys (3-8) on season

Houston-W-Detroit (41-25)….QB-Deshaun Watson (381P-4TD)….JJ Watt 19Y-TD with interception….Texans defense (4-QB sacks..2-Fumble recoveries-1 Interception)….Matthew Stafford (295P) in loss…Lions cosch Matt Patricia in trouble with (13-29) record.

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(Schedule)

Arizona-New England..Cardinals averaging (414YPG)
Carolina-Minnesota..RB-Dalvin Cook (1303APY)-15TD
Cleveland-Jacksonville..RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt (1219Y) combined
Raiders-Atlanta..Deerek Carr (19td-3Int-QB rating 108)
Jets-Miami..Tua Tagovailoa (6TD-0Int)
Bengals-Giants..Cinn without QB-Joe Burrow for rest of year
Titans-Colts..RB-Derrick Henry (1079R)-vs-Colts defense (298YPG)
Ravens-Steelers..QB-Lamar Jackson-vs-Pitts def (38-sacks-21-takeaways)
Saints-Denver..NOrleans defense 302YPG-32 sacks)
Rams-49ers..WRs Cooper Kupp-Robert Woods (118R) combined
Chiefs-Tampa Bay..Patrick Mahomes (27TD-2Int)..Tom Brady (25TD)
Bears-Green Bay..Aaron Rodgers (29TD-4Int)

Monday Night Game..Seattle-Eagles..Russell Wilson (3353APY)-31TD

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(NFL Notes)

Dallas..Mourns passing of Strength Coach Markus Paul-died of heart attack right in front of players during the week.

Baltimore..Suspended strength coach for not reporting he had virus symptoms..may have led to outbreak in which 10-players other staff members tested positive.

Cardinals…Mourn passing of former Head Coach Jim Hanifan-passed away (87Y)..was head coach of St Louis Cardinals and legendary longtime OL-coach in NFL.

Atlanta..Closed facility on Thursday after player test positive

NFL…Lead Doctor Allen Sills confirms league considering “Home Bubble Hotel” for final 5-weeks of the season because of outbreak of virus issues.

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(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Activate CB-Brandon Facyson from Covid IR
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Greg Mabin-ex Titans
Ravens..Sign FA-OT-Jacob Rodgers-ex Denver
Titans..Workout FA-LB-Brooks Reid

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(Injuries)

Dallas…Lose OT-Zach Martin-shoulder..OT-Cam Irvin-knee..CB-Anthony Brown-knee

Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald-Positive Covid test
Denver..IR-QB-Jeff Driskel-Covid test
Lions..CB-Desmond Trufant-hamstring
Packers..IR-LB-James Burgess-Covid test
Rams..IR-LB-Mikah Kiser-knee injury
49ers…Confirm 9-players on Covid-IR list
Tampa Bay..IR-C-AQ Shipley-neck injury
Denver…IR-LB-Marc Barron from IR

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Continue practicing…Mountain West approved replacement game on Thanksgiving night to have SDSU play at Colorado on Saturday afternoon….Mountain West Conference talked to Air Force but virus outbreaks seem to be issue on the Post in Colorado Springs…Game will  be at Boulder after CU-USC game was cancelled on Thursday night…because of outbreak in Trojans lockeroom.

(Mountain West Conference)

New Mexico-L-Utah State (41-20)….Aggies sophomore QB-Adam Peasley (243P)…(118R) including 3-TD passes and a 62Y-TD run…Utah State now (1-4)….Lobos fall to (0-5)……Thursday game..

Wyoming-UNLV..Cowboys had 2-games cancelled.
Boise State-San Jose..Broncos (4-1)..Spartans (4-0)
Nevada-Hawaii..Wolfpack (5-0) on year

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(Pac 12)

USC-Colorado…Trojans had 3-positive tests this week…Then outbreak in Off Line Group at midweek…Game cancelled.

UCLA-Arizona…QB-Dorian Thompson waiting for clearance
Stanford-Cal…The “Game” will go on
Oregon-Oregon State..”Civil War” game scheduled
Utah-Washington..Pac 12-clears Utes despite outbreak on campus

Arizona State-Washington State..Both teams games cancelled by virus

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(Top Ranked Teams)

1..Alabama-Auburn..Coach Nick Saban will not coach-Covid test
2-Notre Dame-North Carolina
3-Clemson-Pitt
4-Ohio State-Illinois

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(College Football Notes)

South Carolina…Will interview Shane Beamer-Off Coord-Oklahoma for vacant Gamecocks job…Will also interview Billy Napier-head coach Louisiana Lafayette….Tony Elliott-Clemson Off Coord.

Minnesota..Star WR-Rashod Bateman-opts out to prepare for NFL..had (36R) this year

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………………….(Baseball)………………..

Tampa Bay….Mexican police release OF-Randy Arozarena…family decides not to file assault and child abduction charges involving his former girlfriend and his daughter living in Yucatan, Mexico

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(Roster Moves)..

Twins..Sign FA-P-Derek Law-ex Giants

Yomiuri Giants..Post FA-P-Tomu Sugano (31Y)…2.14-ERA last 3-years
Nippon Ham Fighters…Post FA-P-Kohei Arihar..had (2.95-ERA) Japan

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……………..(Hockey)……………..

(NHL)

Anaheim Ducks…recall young G-Lukas Dostal….had (1.64GAA) playing Ilves team in Finland…Likely starting goalie for San Diego Gulls.

Swedish Hockey League…Cancels 6-games as Virus outbreak worsens amont teams in that top league.

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……………….(General)……………….

Argentina…..Government investigation into Ambulance companies that took more than 30-minutes to get to a Gated Community in Buenos Aires after 911-calls were made following Diego Maradona heart attack on Wednesday…Country in 4-days of mourning.

Formula 1….Grand Prix of Bahrain…Lewis Hamilton goes after 10th win.

Soccer…English Premier League….Top Games on weekend
..Liverpool (6-1-2)-Brighton
..Everton (5-3-1)-Leeds
..Hot Spur (6-1-2)-Chelsea (5-3-1)
..Manchester City (3-2-3)-Burnley
..Manchester United-Southampton

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