Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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Aztecs….Punter-Matt Araiza-wins Ray Guy Award for punting…Leads nation (51.3YPP)…had 39-punts of Plus 50Y…18-punts of Plus 60…also had 6-punts of Plus 70 including an 86-yarder…Was 4th player in SDSU history nominated for national award…Marshall Faulk..Rashaad Penny..DJ Pumphrey were Heisman Candidates

Army-Navy…..122nd meeting of Middies-Black Knights rivalry…will be played at Meadowlands in New Jersey…Army (8-3)…Navy (3-8)…Series started in 1890

Oregon..Asks permission to interview UCLA coach Chip Kelly…(18-25) at UCLA…was (46-7) at Oregon before he went to NFL Philadelphia Eagles…Has 9M buyout

Oregon..Confirms report Miami of Florida never asked permission to interview Mario Cristobal…Hurricanes owe 9M buyout to Ducks for hiring Cristobal

Fresno State…Star QB-Jake Haener changes mind-will not transfer to Washington…will stay with Bulldogs after hiring of Jeff Tedford as head coach

Grambling..Hires former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson..(3-36-1) in NFL…Longtime Off Coor with Bengals-Browns-USC

Florida International..Hires Mike MacIntryre…ex head coach San Jose State-Colorado

College Football Awards Night:
..Davey O’Brien-QB…Bryce Young- Alabama
..Bednarik Defense..DT-Jordan Davis-Georgia
..Doak Walker-RB..Kenneth Walker-Michigan State
..Biletnikoff-WR..Jordan Addison-Pitt
..Mackey-TE..Trae Ward-Colorado State
..Outland Tropy..Jordan Davis-Georgia
..Butkus-LB..Nakobe Dean-Georgia
..Naguriski..Will Anderson-Alabama
..Ray Guy-P-Matt Araiza-SDSU
..Walter Camp..Kenneth Walker-Michigan State

FCS-1AA Playoffs…Top games:
..Montana-at-James Madison
..North Dakota State-East Tennessee State
..Villanova-South Dakota State
..Montana State-at-Sam Houston State

Division II…Semifinals
..Shepard-West Virginia-vs-Ferris State-Michigan
..Valdosta-Georgia-vs-Colorado Mines

Division III..Semifinals
..Mount Union-vs-North Central-Illinois

Chargers..WR-Mike Williams placed on Covid IR-list…unvaccinated…could be out 10-days…went from Close Contact to testing positive… CB-Chris Harris put on list as Close Contact-unvaccinated but has not tested positive…Join WR-Keenan Allen-still on Covid list till Saturday-was vaccinated.

Chargers-Giants..Sunday matchup…Bolts (7-5)…NY (4-8)…Giants without 1st-2nd staring QBs-Daniel Jones (neck)..Mike Glennon (concussion)

Chargers…Legendary AFL-kick return star Leslie ‘Speedy’ Duncan passes away (79)…starred in old AFL..played 7-years with Chargers..then 4-with Redskins…21-interceptions…9-TDs on returns…averaged (25Y-KR)..(11Y-Punts) in career.

(Scoreboard)..Thursday Night Football

Steelers-Vikings…Minnesota destroys Steelers…led (29-0) in 3rd quarter…Minnesita lead was (29-14) at Press Time in 4th quarter…tRB-Dalvin Cook runs for (143Y) in first half…Vikings defense had interception and 5-sacks of Ben Roethlisberger into 3rd quarter of game….Minnesota had (331-89) yardage edge midway thru 3rd quarter..Pittsburgh (6-6-1)..Minnesota (6-7)


Ravens-Browns..Lamar Jackson-vs-Myles Garrett..Jackson sacked 27-times
Chiefs-Raiders..KC won 5-in row…Raiders lost 4-of-5
Rams-Arizona…Matthew Stafford 27TD…Cardinals (10-2) on season
Bears-Packers..Rookie Justin Fields to start at QB
49ers-Bengals..Niners (6-5) desperate for win..Bengals (7-5)
Falcons-Carolina..Cam Newton works with new Off Coord
Cowboys-Washington..WFT now (6-6)
Jaguars-Titans..Jacksonville lost 25-of-27 games
Saints-Jets..Taysom Hill will try to start at QB with hand injury
Seahawks-Houston..Seattle (4-8)
Lions-Denver..Broncos (6-6) try to stay in playoff race
Bills-Tampa Bay..Tom Brady 34-TD passes

(NFL Notes)

Report Bears want to talk to Biolls Def Coord-Leslie Frazier about coaching job
Buffalo..Longtime LB-Mark Pike passes away Cancer at (57Y)

CFL..108th Grey Cup Game-Sunday…Hamilton Ti-Cats-vs-Winnipeg Blue Bombers…Ti Cats going with backup QB-Dane Evans as starter…Blue Bombers led by former U-Cincinnati star QB-Zach Collaros

CFL..Suspend Toronto Argos VP-Player Personnel John Murphy for altercation with Hamilton Ti Cat fans after playoff game last week

Lions…21-players miss practice with flu situation…Not Covid related
Arizona..Activate RB-Chase Edmonds from IR list
Jets..OT-Mekhi Becton suffers setback in knee surgery rehab-may not play this year
Saints..RB-Mark Ingram put on Covid list
Packers..WR-Randall Cobb-out with core injury
Cowboys..RB-Tony Poillard-foot injury
Browns..LB-Anthony Walker-Covid list

(Roster Moves)

Titans..Sign FA-LB-Zach Cunningham..former Houston Tesans starter.

Aztecs…Off weekend…(6-3) San Diego Christian next week
USD-Cal Lutheran..Saturday game..Toreros (5-5) host (7-1) Titans

Lakers-L-Memphis..108-95)….Jaren Jackson (25P) for Grizzlies…Memphis hit 41-shots and 14-3’s…Lakers 23-turnovers in loss….Lost to Grizzlies team without its star G-Ja Morant…Thursday night…LA (13-13) on season

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City…Friday game
Clippers-Orlando..Play on Saturday..LA (14-12) on season

Indiana Pacers-Toronto Raptors..both cancel practices because of Covid issues
Indiana…Pacers coach Rick Carlisle in isolation-Covid test
Memphis..G-Ja Morant placed on Covid list
Chicago..F-Derrick Jones on Covid list..5th player this week to have symptoms
Portland..G-Damon Lillard-cortisone shot for rib issue
New Orleans..Reports C-Zion Williamson has balooned to (330-pounds) while on Injured list
New Orleans..G-Kira Lewis-gone for year-torn ACL

Boston..Former GM-Danny Ainge says he would like to return to NBA in a front office

Angels…City of Anaheim told to restructure 320M-sales of Anaheim Stadium Land to owner Arte Moreno…says it violated state laws about affordable housing….Deal must be redone to include more housing…or be put out to bid…City facing 96M-fine if it goes forward with project.

Rockies..Hire Clint Hurdle as Assistant GM..former Rockies manager

Arizona..Hire Jason McLeod as Assistant GM…former exec with Padres-Cubs
(Roster Moves)

Brewers..Sign FA-OF-Tyler White-ex Dodgers-Astros
Brewers..Sign FA-OF-Gazrrett Whittley-ex Tampa Bay
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Moises Gomez-ex Seattle
Reds..Sign FA-P-Kyle Derody-ex Texas

Lotte Giants-Korea..sign OF-DJ Peters-ex Dodgers-Rangers

Ducks-W-Columbus (2-1) Overtime shootout..Trevor Zegras-Rikard Rekell score shoot goals in win…..Thursday game…Ducks (15-9-4)

Kings-Dallas..(0-0) late first period at Press Time…Thursday game..LA (10-10-4)

Vancouver…Canucks hire Jim Rutherford as President Hockey Operations…former Penguins-Carolina GM…has won 3-Stanley Cups.

Arizona Coyotes..Pay (1.4M) in back taxes-rent to city of Glendale, Arizona to stay in arena

Avalanche..Send veteran D-JaysonMegna to AHL-Colorado Eagles
Blackhawks-Leafs..TRADE..Chicago deals D-Chad Krys for F-Kurtis Gabriel
Montreal..Release F-Arsen Khisalmitdinov so he can sign in KHL-Russia

Gulls-at-Ontario..Friday game..Gulls (8-8-1)
Gulls-Ontario…Saturday game at Pechanga Arena

Formula 1…Season ending race-Abu Dhabi-Grand Prix..Leonard Hamilton-Max Verstappen tied for Points lead for championship…First time since race has a tie atop points championship.

Soccer..English Premier League…top games:
..Manchester City (11-2-2)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Liverpool (11-1-4)-vs-Aston Villa
..Chelsea (10-2-2)-vs-Leeds

Al Franken…Legendary Track-Field Promoter-passes away (92Y)…Developed huge following for hosting Sunkist Invitational Track meet in Los Angeles and the San Diego Indoor Games at Sports Arena..Brought in legends like Eammon Coughlin-Steve Scott-Dwight Stones-Steve Prefontaine  to compete in events.

Tennis..Serena Williams…pulls out of Australian Open-continuing hamstring problems that have plagued her since last summer at Wimbledon.




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