Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Padres-Dodgers…Friars open a 10-game road trip in desperate need of wins to stay ahead of the Reds-Phillies-Cardinals in the fight for final wildcard playoff spot….Friday starters Joe Musgrove (10-8)-vs-Julio Urias (16-3)….Padres are (74-65) on season but have lost 16-of-24 games….Friars are only (23-24) vs teams with winning records.

Padres…Play 16-of-final 22-games on the road…Play the Giants-Dodgers a combined 16-times in next 3-weeks….Teams left on the Padres schedule are a combined (94) games above .500.

Dodgers-L-Cardinals (2-1)…….Tyler O’Neal solo HR for St Louis…Cards bullpen throws 5-shutout innings of 1-hit ball…Dodgers (88-53)….won 23-of-last 31-games…

Dodgers..Activated P-Tony Gonsolin from disabled list-has had shoulder issues much of the season.

Dodgers..Will actviate P-Clayton Kershaw on Monday for start vs Diamondbacks….Has been out 8-weeks with elbow inflammation.

Dodgers..DFA-P-Neftali Feliz
Angels-Houston..Friday matchup…Halos (69-71) on season.

Angels…Ownership asks judge to dismiss motion in Tyler Skaggs lawsuit…Prosecution wants information about Angels in-house investigation  if any front office execs were aware former PR Director Eric Kay was dealing drugs to Angels players…Skaggs died of drug overdoese on road in 2019…Kay has been charged with 7-felony counts of trafficking to at least 5-players.


White Sox-L-A’s..Sal Manaea 9-strikeouts for Oak..
Indians-W-Twins..Cal Quantrill (7inn-1R)..3.98-ERA..Franmil Reyes HR
Mets-L-Miami..Jazz Chisholm HR for Miami
Rockies-W-Phillies..Ryan McMahon 2RHR..Garrett Hampson HR-9th
Royals-W-Orioles.Nicky Lopez HR.
Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Bo Bichette HR..Randal Grichuk HR-Toronto
Braves-W-Washington..Steven Vogt 2HRs..Fred Freeman-Jorge Soler HRs
(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Release P-Seth Frankoff

Yankees..P-Zach Britton elbow surgery-torn ligament-bone chip
Yankees..P-Jameson Taillon-elbow issue
St Louis..P-Wade LeBlanc-needs elbow surgery
Texas…OF-Eli White has elbow surgery
Tigers..C-Jake Rogers-elbow surgery
(MLB Notes)

Tampa Bay…Elevate Eric Neander to President of Baseball Operations.

Red Sox..OF Hunter Renfroe says MLB said they would stop testing players  for Covid..Boston has 9-out with Covid tests and 11 for close contract issues…MLB denies they have stopped testing Red Sox players

Chargers-at-Washington…Bolts open season agaisnt Washington…Coach Brandon Staley debuts as head coach with entire new staff..QB-Justin Herbert coming off 4,000-yard rookie season…Chargers elected to travel on Saturday for early Sunday game rather than fly in on Friday

..Chargers offense led by WRs Keenan Allen-Mike Williams.
..RB-Austin Ekeler not practice Wed-Thursday-hamstring
..Bolts..4-new offensive lineman
..Chargers move DE-Joey Bosa to LB in new 3-4 front
..Rookies Asante Samuel and Nassir Adderly will both play a lot
…Washington-led by veteran QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick returns  hoping to improve on last year’s 30th ranked defense.
..Washington defense, led by Ron Rivera-Jack DelRio ranked 2nd in NFL last year and 2nd in pass defense.
..Washington allowed just (304YPG)…allowed just (191Y) passing…
..Had 50-sacks-allowed just 35TDs and had 23-takeaways.


Tampa Bay-W-Dallas (31-29)…Ryan Succor 36Y-FG with (:07) leading Bucs to come from behind win after Greg Zeurlein kicked 48FG (1:24) to give Dallas the lead.
..Tom Brady (379P-4TD)
..Dak Prescott (403P-3TD)
..Antonio Brown (5R-121Y)..Rob Gronkowski (8R-90Y)
..Amari Cooper (13R-169Y)..CD Lamb (7R-104Y)
..Bucs survived 4-turnovers in game..2-picks-2 fumbles
..Greg Zeurlein miss 2FGs-1 PAT in loss..

(Schedule)–Opening Weekend

Steelers-Bills..Josh Allen-vs-Ben Roethlisberger throwing contest
Seahawks-Colts..Carson Wentz to make debut for Indy
Ravens-Las Vegas..1st home game with fans at Allegiant Stadium
Packers-New Orleans..Jameis Winston starts at QB for Saints
Miami-New England..Mac Jones-vs-Tua Tagovailoa in QB battle
Browns-Chiefs..Baker Mayfield-vs-Patrick Mahomes
Arizona-Tennessee..Kyler Murray takes Cardinals on the road
Rams-Bears..Matthew Stafford  debuts for LA
Eagles-Atlanta..Debut of new coaches Nick Biriani-Arthur Smith
Vikings-Bengals..Joe Burrow returns as Cincinnati QB
49ers-Detroit..Jared Goff starts at QB for Lions
Jets-Carolina..Sam Darnold starts at QB for Panthers against old team
Jaguars-Houston..1st game for Jags QB-Trevor Lawrence
Denver-Giants..Ted Bridgewater debuts as Broncos QB
(Roster Moves

Ravens..Sign FA-RB-Truston Connors-ex Carolina
Ravens..Sign FA-RB-Devonta Freeman-ex Falcons-Giants
Bears..Sign FA-DE-Margus Hunt-ex Bengals
Bears..Sign FA-DT-Damian Square-ex Chargers

Houston-Saints..Texans deal CB-Bradley Roby for Saints #3 pick

Steelers..sign LB-TJ Watt (4Y-125M)…28M-averaged salary
Baltimore..Lose RB-Gus Edwards..CB-Marcus Peters-torn ACLs in practice
Atlanta..IR-CB-Kendall Sheffield-Knee issue
Houston..IR-K-Kai Fairborn-groin
49ers..IR-WR-Jalen Hurd-knee
(College Football)

Aztecs-at-Arizona…SDSU comes off strong defensive performance in come-from-behind win over New Mexico State…SDSU faces Wildcats QB-Gunnar Cruz, who threw for (338Y) coming off bench last week for Arizona.

USD-vs-UC Davis…Toreros  face Aggies team after opening day loss to Cal Poly.

UCLA-vs-Fresno state…Bruins ranked 16th go for 3rd win in a row against Bulldogs and big throwing QB-Jake Haener.

USC-vs-San Jose State..Trojans ranked 14th go for 2nd win in a row.
(Pac 12)

Oregon-Ohio State..4th ranked Buckeyes against 11th rated Ducks
Oregon Sate-at-Hawaii…Rainbows home game-no fans allowed state rivalry..both teams )1-0)
Washington-Michigan…Huskies try rebound bad loss to Montana
Washington State-Portland State

(Mountain West Conference)

Nevada-Idaho State..Wolfpack go for 2nd win
UNLV-Arizona State..Sun Devils fo for 2nd win in a row
Colorado State-Vanderbilt..Rams coming off bad loss
New Mexico-New Mexico State..Lobos try to go to (2-0)
Air Force-Navy..Falcons (1-) start
Wyoming-Northern Illinois.

Notre Dame..Mourns passing former Irish coach Terry Brennan (91Y)…had (32-18) record for Irish-replacing  legendary coach Frank Leahy.

Cavaliers..Sign FA-G-Kevin Pangos-played in Russia last year
Suns..Lose G-Ty Alexander-signs to play in Italy
Orlando..Sign FA-G-E’Twann Moore-ex Suns
Chicago..Sign FA-G-Ty Cook
New Orleans..Sign FA-G-Malcom Hill-played in Israel

TSN…Reports NHL investigation into allegation Evander Kane bet on games has stalled….ex-wife refuses to meet with NHL officials.


Soccer…Team USA flies home from Honduras after World Cup qualifying win…(4-1) come from behind win…USA gets first win in group play by scoring all four goals in 2nd half after 3-substituions were made…USA (1-0-2) now takes break…Christian Pulisic suffers ankle injury in game

English Premier League-Top weekend games:
..Manchester City-vs-Leicester City
..Manchester United-vs-Newcastle
..Chelsea-vs-Aston Villa
NASCAR….Run Richmond 400 on Weekend.
Indy Car…Runs Grand Prix of Portland
Formula 1…Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Tennis..US Open…Novak Djokovic comes from behind to win to move to semifinals in New York




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