Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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Padres….Fernando Tatis-MVP voting…finished distant 3rd in balloting because he tailed off twice after coming off the disabled list with shoulder issues..did finish (.282-42HR-99RBI) in banner season

Dodgers…Trade talks with Reds involving P-Sonny Gray…has (10.7M) left on contract

Angels..Continue talks with FA-P-Jon Gray-Colorado Rockies free agent.
(MLB Notes)

NL-MVP Award..Phillies-Bryce Harper runs away with Award..gets 17-first place votes…Juan Soto-Washington got 6-votes..Fernando Tatis received only 2-votes..Harper (.309-35HRs-102RBI-OPS .1044)

AL-MVP Award…Angels Shohei Ohtani gets all 30-first place votes..Hit 46HRs….was (9-2) 2-position player..had not been done in 105-years..Toronto-Vlad Guerrero got 29-2nd place votes…2nd Japanese player to win MVP-behind Ichuro Suzuki-Seattle

Yankees..Owner Hal Steinbrenner confirms he is in favor of lowering the Luxury Tax from 210M to 180M and imposing a 100M-payroll floor to spending for all small market teams.

Tampa Bay..Team President is proposing that Rays would pay 300M of 700M-for smaller 25,000 open air Stadium for Suncoast as part of plan to play split schedule between Tampa and Montreal…Proposal also includes Montreal building a smaller version of Jarry Park to house team for split schedule

MLB..Commissioner Rob Manfred says it owners get to December 1st..with no deal on CBA..and  lockout happens…negotiations will continue…Wants to keep talking…will not risk spring training…wants off season deal…Meet with Union on Friday..Monday..Tuesday to continue talks..
(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Preparing contract offers to SS-Corey Seager-ex Dodgers and SS-Carlos Correa-ex Astros..Want to sign 1-of marquee free agents before CBA expires on December 1st.

Tigers…meet with FA-SS-Carlos Correa-Houston
Texas..Opens talks with Rockies FA-SS-Trevor Story

Seattle..Opens negotiations with FA-SS-Marcus Semien-ex Blue Jays

Astros..Reach agreement with FA-P-Justin Verlander on (2Y-50M) extension

Brewers..Sign FA-P-Trevor Kelly-ex Phillies…OF-Jonathon Davis-ex Blue Jays…P-Jason Alexander-ex Phillies

Pirates..Re-sign C-Elizer Diaz to 3Y-extension
Tampa Bay…Offers OF-Wander Franco (10Y-150M) extension)

Chargers…Problems continue in DL…DT-Linval Joseph out of practice shoulder issue…Covid issues Jerry Tillery-Joey Bosa-Chris Covington.


Patriots-W-Falcons (25-0)…Patriots defense destroys Atlanta offense-batters QB-Matt Ryan….Patriots 4-interceptions…4-sacks…12-hits on QBs…(2-11) on 3rd downs…6-tackles for losses….QB-Mac Jones (205P-TD)….New England had (310-165) edge in offense….New England won 5-in a row…..Thursday Night Football

Chargers-Steelers…Mason Rudolph may start at QB in place of Ben Roethlisberger-who has been on Covid list for a week….Chargers without 3-Defensive lineman…Chargers lost 3-of-4

..Chargers defense..given up (154P-5-games)
..Bolts defense give up 46%-conversions on 3rd downs
..Chargers ranked #32 in run defense (155YPG-4.8YPC)
..Chargers have 17-sacks..11-takeaways in 9-games
..Kick cover unit allowing (22YPR)…Punt cover (13.4YPP)
..Justin Herbertr (19TD-7Int) this year
..Chargers offense has gone from 414YPG to 370YPG in 5-weeks
..Steelers are (4-0-1) in last 5-games
..Steelers defense 26-sacks..8-takeaways..allowed 19-TD in 9-games
..Steelers #9 in pass defense
..RB-Najee Harris (963APY)

Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley comments:
..Team would not have 5-wins without Justin Herbert ability to deal with pressure
..Justin Herbert plays with poise under pressure



Bills-Colts..Josh Allen vs Colts battered secondary without 3-starters
Ravens-Bears..Baltimore defense-vs-rookie QB-Justin Fields
Miami-Jets..Joe Flacco starts at QB for NY
Titans-Texans..Tennessee goes for 9th win of season
Carolina-Washington..Cam Newton to make first start of season
Browns-Lions..Detroit (0-8-1)
49ers-Jaguars..Jacksonville going for 3rdd win of season
Packers-Vikings..Banged up QB-Aaron Rodgers wants to start
Saints-Eagles..New Orleans dropped 2-in a row since Jameis Winston injury
Bengals-Raiders..Joe Burrow-JaMarr Chase vs battered Raiders defense
Dallas-Kansas City..Dak Prescott-vs-Patrick Mahomes
Seattle-Arizona..Seahawks faltering (3-6)
Bucs-Giants..Tom Brady plagued by turnovers last two weeks..Monday Night game


Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson miss practice..non-Covid virus
Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers-misses practice again-toe issue
Bills..OT-Spencer Brown placed on Covid list
Titans..RB-Derrick Henry ahead of schedule on rehab..could play in postseason in January
Patriots..RB-Damien Harris cleared from concussion protocol
Titans..RB-Jeremy McNichol-out with concussion
Patriots..Activate LB-Chase Winovich
Arizona..WR-DeAndre Hopkins-still out of practice-hamstring
Atlanta..IR-TE-Hayden Hurst-ankle
Chiefs..TE-Marcus Kemp-positive Covid test
Bucs..TE-Rob Gronkowski rejoins team in practice
Titans..WR-AJ Brown confirms he has been fighting depression since last year..says Coach Mike Vrabel has guided him thru issues
(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Tyron Johnson-ex Chargers-Lions..averaged (19.9YPC) for Bolts last year
Bears…Sign FA-LB-Bruce Irvin-ex Seattle
(NFL Notes)

Rams..Former NFL running back Zac Stacy-fugitive at large in Florida after video goes public with an ugly domestic abuse assault against girlfriend…punched her in face 3-times and smashed her head into big screen TV…Stacy played for Rams-Jets

St Louis..Report Rams owner Stan Kroenke willing to pay 1B-out of court settlement to have his name withdrawn from St Louis lawsuit against NFL over violation of Relocation Rules…NFL and other owners would still be facing lawsuit for their part invote to allow Rams to move

NFL..Confirms Positive Covid tests have doubled…October 15-to-31…35-positive tests…November 1-to-13…81-confirmed cases

Tampa Bay….Tampa Times reports Bucs WR-Antonio Brown asked his former chef to buy him counterfeit Covid-card to avoid NFL protocols…Chef turned over texts and information to newspaper….Bucaneers believe the card was legitimate…NFL opening investigation as to whether Brown was vaccinated or not.

(College Football)

Aztecs-UNLV…SDSU takes (10-1) record to Las Vegas..Rebels (2-8)-won 2-in a row…heading into Friday night game
..Rebels…3-winning seasons since 1987…combined record (124-279)..3-Bowl games in 35-years

USD-Stetson…Toreros season ending game at home on Saturday..go for 6th win in a row after (0-4) start.

USC-UCLA…Jaxson Dart makes first college start for Trojans in place of veteran QB-Kedon Slovis…USC (4-5) season beset by injuries…Bruins (6-4)
(Pac 12 Conference)

Oregon-Utah..Utes have to deal with QB-Anthony Brown-RB-Travis Dye..Ducks (9-1)
Oregon State-Arizona State..Beavers must contain Devils QB-Jaden Daniels
Stanford-Cal..Both teams ravaged by injuries-Covid
Washington-Colorado..2-big disappointments.
Washington State-Arizona..Cougars scrambling to get bowl eligible-Friday game

(Mountain West)

Air Force-Nevada..Falcons run game vs Wolfpack big throwing QB-Carson Strong
Boise State-New Mexico..Lobos disappointing (3-6) season
Utah State-Wyoming…Cowboys in bad tailspin
Colorado State-Hawaii…Rams defense faltering
Fresno-San Jose…off weekend
(Top Ranked)

1-Georgia-Charleston Southern..Bulldogs go for 11th win in row
2-Alabama-Arkansas…Tide without 3-top RBs
3-Oregon-Utah..Ducks (9-1) on year
4-Ohio State-Michigan State..Battle QB-CJ Stroud-vs-RB-Kenneth Walker
5-Cincinnati-SMU..Tough match for unbeaten Bearcats
6-Michigan-Maryland..Hi powered Wolverines offense
8-Notre Dame-Georgia Tech
9-Oklahoma State-Texas Tech
10-Wake Forest-Clemson..Deacons shoot for (11-1) season

Aztecs-Arizona State….Sun Devils led (38-28) early in 2nd half….SDSU just (2-11) on 3 point shooting.. at Press Time….Aztecs Matt Bradley (2-8) shooting in opening half….Thursday game…SDSU (1-1) entering the game

USD-vs-Fullerton…Friday game…Toreros (3-1) on season

Lakers-at-Boston…Friday matchup…Lakers (8-8)..expect LeBron James back in lineup
Clippers-at-New Orleans..Friday game

Lakers…Frustration grows over team’s struggles….Anthony Davis…’We put a team together-we haven’t seen it yet’…because of injuries

Clippers-L-Memphis..(120-108)….Ja Morant 28P in Grizzlies win….Clippers now (9-6).Thursday game

Toronto..Bench former #1-Malachi Flynn…averaging (1PPG)
Portland..Move F-Larry Nance into starting lineup..averaging (22P) last 3-games
Brooklyn..F-Blake Griffin…(0-18) shooting 3’s on year..averaging (5P-5R) game-31% shooting
Sacramento..Kings lost (6-9) on season..Coach Luke Walton under fire
Toronto..Lose G-OG Anunoby-hip issue

76ers..Agent Rich Paul says team must be concerned about Ben Simmons mental health before trying to make a trade.

Gulls-at-San Jose…Open weekend series at San Jose..Gulls (3-6-1)..worst offense in AHL.

Ducks-Carolina..Tied (1-1) in 3rd period at Press Time…Troy Terry scored 12th goal of season..Thursday game…Anaheim won 8-in row…(10-4-3 on season

Ottawa..Players react to Covid outbreak…’Scary how quick it went thru the room’…10-players got sick in less than 4-days.

Vancouver..Mounting criticism GM-Jim Benning in wake of (5-10-2) start
Arizona..GM-Bill Armstrong on (2-13-1) start..’Road to greatness is thru the draft’…Coyotes have 3-high number 1-picks next June
Seattle..Expansion Kraken reeling..3-goals have (.871) saves percentage

Montreal..Callup C-Cole Caufield from AHL
Ottawa..Send F-Anthony Agozzino to AHL
Islanders…Lose D-Ryan Pulock-6W-knee injury
Flyers..D-Ryan Ellis to miss 6W-knee issue
Arizona..Season ending knee surgeries D-Connor Timmins..F-Liam Kirk

USHL…Omaha Lancers…Coaching staff quits…players in junior league go on strike over ownership problems with operation of team..


Soccer..English Premier League: Top games
..Liverpool (6-1-4)-vs-Arsenal (6-3-2)
..Manchester United (5-4-2)-vs-Watford
..Manchester City (7-2-2)-vs-Everton
..Chelsea (8-1-2)-vs-Leicester City

MLS-LAFC..Fires coach Bob Bradley after failing to make playoffs…Was (54-34-32) in 4-years as head coach of expansion team. ..Went (12-13-9) with injury plagued roster.
Formula 1…Off weekend…3-races left on schedule


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