Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on October 21st, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Dodgers-L-Cubs (8-4)…Addison Miller hits 2R-HR…Javy Baez adds 3R-double amongst 3-hits…..Cubs beat up LA bullpen late in game…Jon Lester throws 7-innings-1R-5 hit ball…Dodgers fail to turn 3-infield ground balls into outs in fatal 8th inning..Reliever Pedro Baez falls apart in 8th inning rally….Cubs lead series (3-2) heading back for Saturday Game-6 at Wrigley Field…Clayton Kershaw will start for LA to try and get series to Sunday 7th game.

Cleveland Indians…waiting for World Series to begin next week…1st Tribe appearance in Fall Classic since 1997…Indians were in World Series-swept by the Giants in 1954…last World Series win-1948-vs-Boston Braves.

MLB…Says it will not intercede in on-going dispute about use of “Chief Wahoo” logo by the Indians in World Series

Blue Jays…Clean out lockers in Toronto after getting knocked out of ALCS…Club not re-signing Jose Bautista…3B-Edwin Encarnarcion likely to test free agency.

Atlanta..Young P-Matt Marsberry hospitalized severe dehydration in Orlando-doctors feared stroke possible.

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———————(Football)———————

Charges-Atlanta…Travel day for Bolts-play Falcons in late Sunday game in Atlanta…

Atlanta ranked #1-offense averaging (399YPG)…QB-Matt Ryan (2,085-15TD-3Int-15 Sacks)…WR-Julio Jones (21.2YPC)..Mo Sanu (11.5YPC)…RB-Tevin Coleman (17.8YPC) coming out of backfield…Offense averaging 32Pts per game…Defense giving up (285YPG)…Falcons won at New Orleans-at-Oakland-at-Denver this year already.

Chargers…Averaging (355YPG) on offense…Defense giving up (362YPG)…..Chargers running game struggling…Taking away 5-big runs by Melvin Gordon…run game (2.7YPC) on other 148-carries……Chargers DE-Joey Bosa impressive start…3G-2-sacks-3-tackles for loss..6-solo tackles..9-pressures..4-QB hits.

(Scoreboard)

Packers-W-Bears (26-10)…Green Bay QB-Aaron Rodgers throws for (326P-3TD)…Davante Adams (13R-132)..Randall Cobb (11R)…Green Bay defense had 2-interceptions of Matt Barkley…Bears QB-Brian Hoyer broken left forearm on QB-sack……..Thursday Night Football

(Schedule)

Saints-Chiefs…Drew Brees coming off (465Y) passing day vs KC blitz.
Raiders-Jacksonville..Oakland goes for 4th road win of year
Patriots-Pittsburgh…Backup QB-Landry Jones-vs-Bill Belicheck defense
Seahawks-Arizona..Russell Wilson-vs-Carson Palmer big play matchup
Houston-Denver..Brock Osweiler-vs-Trevor Siemian-QB matchup
Vikings-Eagles..Minnesota goes for 7th win of season.
Bills-Miami..Ryan Tannehill-vs-Rex Ryan defense
Ravens-Jets..Geno Smith starts at QB for (1-5) Jets..Joe Flacco ailing
Giants-Rams..Eli Manning-vs-LA defense shredded by injuries
Colts-Titans..Andrew Luck-vs-Marcus Mariota improving
Browns-Bengals..Cody Kessler-vs-Bengals team desperate now (2-4)
Washington-Detroit..Kirk Cousins-vs-Matthew Stafford throwing game
Tampa Bay-49er..Colin Kaeperneck makes 2nd start

(NFL)

Indianapolis…Wife of CB-Antonio Cromartie says team released player because he knelt for national anthem.

Giants..Reopen probe of domestic abuse incidents K-Josh Brown after journal appears from wife showing at least 20-incidents in marriage…had been suspended 1-game earlier in season.

Washington..Redskins TE-Jordan Reed confirms he played nearly 5-quarters of football with severe headaches from concussion-never told team doctors.

Packers..RB-Eddie Lacy-surgery for bone chips ankle-gone on IR.

(College Football)

BYU-Boise State…Thursday Night Football

(Schedule)

Aztecs-San Jose State…SDSU (5-10) face Spartans (2-5)…San Jose giving up (444Y) per game on defense…Offense has allowed 33-sacks and turned over (14X)…Ron Caregher under fire (17-27) with Spartans.

USD (5-1) Valpariso in Pioneer Conference game…QB-Anthony Lawrence thrown for 11-TDs in 6-games.

(Schedule)

Air Force-Hawaii..Falcons try go climb back into MWC race.
UNLV-Colorado State..Rebels go for 4th win of year
New Mexico-Louisana Monroe..Lobos lead nation in rushing yardage
Fresno-Utah State..Both struggling
Wyoming-Nevada..Cowboys go for 5th win of year

USC…Bye Week
UCLA-Utah…QB-Josh Rosen still questionable..Utes (6-1)
Oregon-Cal…Bears QB-Davis Webb-vs-Ducks dreary defense
Colorado-Stanford..Buffaloes (5-2)..Cardinal might not have RB-Chris McCaffrey.
Washington-Oregon State…Huskies (6-0)
Washington State-ASU..Cougars (4-2)-vs-Sun Devils (5-2)

#1-Alabama-vs-#6-Texas AM.
#2-Ohio State-at-Penn State
#3-Michigan-vs-Illinois
#7-Louisville-vs-North Carolina State
#8-Nebraksa-vs-Purdue
#10-Wisconsin-at-Iowa

(College Football)

Virginia..Invesitgating hazing incident in which 2-wide receivers were placed in Gladiator ring to fight…Top recruit suffered fractured orbital bone and concussion…left school-transferred…is now suing school and assistant coach Marques Hagens for incident.

Penn State..Testimony begins in “Whistleblower” lawsuit-former assistant coach Mike McQueary who turned in Jerry Sandusky triggering conviction for sexual assault of youths at camps….School says McQuery agreed to 18-month buyout of salary as had other assistants…New coach Bill O’Brien brought in his own staff to replace Joe Paterno staff.

Alcorn State..NCAA strips school of 2-years of football victories and placed on probation…28-athletes were illegally certified to play in 2013-14…had not made academic progress to be eligible.

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———————–(Basketball)———————-

San Diego State…snubbed is USA-Today preseason Coaches Poll…not ranked in Top 25.

USA Today…Preseason poll…1-Duke..2-Kansas…3-Villanova…4-Kentucky…5-Oregon.

Louisville…NCAA says 4-major violations occured in Cardinal basketball program…holds coach Rick Pitino responsible for not monitoring assistant coach who put together a “hooker ring” to enterain recruits and their guardians on visits….Also found illegal payments to 17-players and 2-AAU coaches during recruiting periods…2-assistant coaches refused to cooperate with NCAA probe.

Elton Brand..Retires after 17Y-NBA..played Chicago-Clippers-76ers.
Boston..G-Marcus Smart out 3-weeks with ankle injury

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———————-(Hockey)—————

Kings…Lose G-Jon Quick-3-months-surgery for torn groin.
Arizona..Callup G-Justin Peeters from Tucson-AHL

Ducks-Flyers…
Kings-Dallas…

Gulls…Host Texas Stars in AHL action-Saturday night..San Diego (1-1) to start year.

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——————-(General)———————-

NASCAR…Runs Talladega 499-on Sunday…Chase for Championship continues…Field of drivers in running for 5M-bonus prize will be cut from 12-to-8…Drivers without wins in jeopardy of getting cut..Denny Hamlin…Joey Logano…Brad Keselowski

Formula 1…US Grand Prix-Austin, Texas….Haas-F1 team-based in Charlotte, North Carolina, runs first race on US soil….Driver Roman Grosjean in 13th place in standings.

NASCAR…Clint Bowyer signs to move to Stewart-Haas team for 2017 to replace retiring Tony Stewart.

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