Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on December 17th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

 

…(Football)…

Chargers-L-Chiefs (34-28) OT….Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with (1:18) left to tie the game, then threw a 34Y-TD pass to Kelce in overtimes to give KC the wild Thursday night win….The Chiefs won their 7th in a row…Mahomes threw for (412Y-3TD)….Kelce (10R-191Y)…Tyreek Hill (12R-148Y)…KC hit big chunk plays of 34-40-69 in the second half….Chargers head coach Brandon Staley failed on 4th down plays at the KC 3-5-28 and RB-Josh Kelly fumbled at the 2-going in for a score…The Bolts left 16-points on the field…Justin Herbert (236P-2TD) in loss…Chargers ran for (192Y) including Justin Jackson’s career best (86Y)..Chiefs win for 8th straight time on the Chargers field..

Chargers..Activated C-Scott Quessenberry off Covid list after two clean tests

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(Schedule)

Raiders-Cleveland..Saturday game..Raiders lost 5-of-6….Browns without QBs-Baker Mayfield-Case Keenum will start Nick Mullens off Developmental Squad…Browns added 4-DBs to Covid list also on Thursday.

Patriots-Indianapolis..Saturday game..New England (9-4) chasing home field advantage for AFC-playoffs…Colts (7-6)…Matchup RB-Jon Taylor-vs-Belichick’s defense.

Arizona-Detroit..Cardinals without WR-DeAndre Hopkins-OC-Rod Hudson..Arizona (10-3)
Carolina-Buffalo..Bills staggering at (7-6)
Dallas-Giants..Cowboys beset by Injuries-Covid illness issues at (9-4)
Jacksonville-Houston…Teams combined (4-22)
Miami-Jets..Dolphins surging with Tua Tagovailoa
Titans-Steelers..Pittsburgh must win game (6-6-1)..Titans (9-4)
Eagles-Washington…Both (6-7)…WFT hit by Covid outbreak
49ers-Falcons..SF trying to hold onto playoff spot
Bengals-Denver….Cinn lost 2-in row…both (7-6)
Packers-Ravens..Lamar Jackson-Aaron Rodgers both missed 3-days practice-injuries
Rams-Seahawks..LA trying to catch 1st place Cardinals
Saints-Tampa Bay…Tom Brady (4100Y-36TD) passing
Vikings-Bears..Monday Night Football…both coaches on hot seat
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(NFL Notes)

NFL-Union…Install new Covid Protocols effective Friday morning:
..Full time masks in all facilities
..All group meetings now virtual
..Social distancing in all meetings with masks
..Grab-and-Go meals
..Limited numbers in weight-training rooms
..Daily  covid tests
..Return to Play Rules..Can be reinstated after 1-clean test if vaccinated
..Unvaxxed players must be out 10-days until 2-clean tests

Jacksonville…Owner Shad Khan fired Coach Urban Meyer late Thursday night after revelations of another Coach-Player Incident in which he kicked field goal kicker Josh Lambo in the leg and cursed him out during pregame stretching exercises….Khan says he may begin interviews for coaching candidates on 12/28.

Tampa Bay..Autopsy shows ex-Chargers WR-Vincent Jackson had state 2-CTE when he died at age (38Y)…Brain exam showed damage to two front lobes of brain..high amount Tau Protein led to depression..isolation…migraines…Paranoia in final 30-days of his life.

Washington..Longtime Redskins offensive tackle Len Hauss passes away (79Y)..played 14-years for Redskins

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(Roster  Moves)

Washington..Sign FA-DT-Akeem Spence
Denver..Sign FA-S-Clinton Ha Ha Dix
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Calvin Munson-ex Patriots
Browns..Elevate QB-Nick Mullens from Taxi Squad
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(Injuries-Illness)

Miami..WR-Jaylen Waddle-positive covid test
Packers..DT-Kenny Clark on Covid list
Browns..8-starters on Covid list..lose both Baker Mayfield-Case Keenum
Washington..Have 21-on Covid list including C-Keith Ishmael
Rams..Have 16-on Covid list…no practices-facility still close
Giants..CB-Adoree Jackson-Covid list
Vikings..Defensive coach Paul Guenther-3 weight coaches-positive test
Bengals..CB-Chidobe Awuzieu on covid list
Arizona..OC-Rod Hudson on covid list

Bengals..IR-OT-Riley Reiff-knee-ankle issues
Lions..TE-TJ Hockman-surgery-thumb injury
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(College Football)

Aztecs…Land 2-more recruits-brining to 15-number of signings
..RB-Lucky Sutton-Cleveland Cathedral…(2700Y-40TD)
..LB-Cooper McDonald-transfer from U-Washington

UCLA..Lands transfer QB-Dillon Gabriel-Central Florida 8,037Y-70TD) in career

Michigan State..RB-Kenneth Walker files for NFL draft (1636R-18TD)-won Doak Walker Award
LSU..QB-Max Johnson enters transfer portal..QB-Myles Brennan wioll return
Florida..QB-Emory Jones to transfer (2300APY)

Temple..Hires Stan Drayton-from Texas Longhorns staff
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(Bowl Games)

Bahamas Bowl..Toledo-Middle Tennessee on Friday
Cure Bowl..Northern Illinois-Coastal Carolina on Friday

Boca Raton Bowl..Western Kentucky-Appalachian State on Saturday
Celebration Bowl..Jackson State-South Carolina State
New Mexico Bowl..Fresno State-UTEP
New Orleans..Marshall-Louisiana Lafayette
LA Bowl..Oregon State-Utah State
Lending Bowl..Liberty-Eastern Michigan
Independence..BYU-UAB
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…(Basketball)…

Aztecs-St Mary’s…Friday…opening game in Colangelo Classic in Phoenix…SDSU (6-3)..Gaels (10-2)….St Mary’s has wins over Notre Dame-Oregon

USD-Northern Arizona..Saturday..Toreros (6-5)..Lumberjacks (4-6)

UCLA..coach Mick Cronin in isolation-positive Covid test

Lakers..Lose G-Russell Westbrook-Avery Bradley-Covid tests
Lakers..Sign FA-G-Isaiha Thomas..ex Nuggets-Cavs-Brooklyn..had been in NBA-G League

Lakers-at-Minnesota..Friday game
Clippers-at Oklahoma City..Saturday game

NBA..Invokes daily testing of all players-coaches-staffs
Sacramento..C-Marvin Bagley..G-Terrence Davis-Covid issues
NY Knicks..F-Kevin Knox-Covid test

New Orleans..Troubled C-Zion Williamson has stem cell injection in surgically repaired foot…has had 2-operations and now setback..has not played all year…#1 pick has played just 83-games in 3-years with Pelicans
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…(Baseball)…

Padres..Sign FA-OF-Nomar Mazara-ex Rangers-White Sox-Tigers…hit (223-212) last two years..was career hitter (.255)

Padres..Sign FA-OF-Ollier Carilloa (19Y)..undrafted…was hitting (.441) in Mexican Winter League
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(Roster Moves)

Twins..Sign FA-OF-Derek Fisher-ex Astros-Blue Jays
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Ender Inciarte-ex Braves-Arizona
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Jim Cordero-ex White Sox
NC Dinos-Korean League..Sign OF-Nick Martini-ex A’s-Padres-Reds
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(MLB Notes)

Tampa Bay..Elevate Peter Bendix to GM..Eric Neander moves up to President Baseball Ops
Pirates..Minor League pitching director Joel Hanrihan-leaves team
Pirates..Hire Andy Haines-Hitting Coach-ex Brewers

MLB Network..Reports MLB-Union have had no CBA talks since shutdown-December 2nd.
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…(Hockey)…

Calgary…Covid list explodes to (30) players-coaches-staff members..Games into next week likiely to be canceled

LA Kings..D-Drew Doughty placed on Covid list
Kings..Activate C-Blake Lizotte from Covid list
Kings..Lose F-Andreas Athanasiou-lower body injury

Montreal..Send F-Mattias Norlandir to Frolunda, Sweden

Montreal..Province of Quebec locksdown Bell Centre..ho fans at Habs home games

Kings-W-Florida Panthers (4-1)….Jon Quick 41-saves in road win..Dustin Brown scores key goal….Thursday game..LA(13-10-5)

Ducks-Arizona…Friday game…Ducks in 1st place in Pacific Division (17-9-5)

Gulls-Bakersfield…Friday game..Gulls struggles continue (9-10-1)
Gulls-San Jose..Saturday AHL game
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…(General)

Indy Car….Jimmie Johnson announces will run full Indy Car schedule in 2022 after passing Indy rookie tests…Ran only road races this year…Highest finish was 17th at end of year.

Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton given Knighthood at Buckingham Palace..has won 7-Formula 1-championships

English Premier League…Cancels 6-games this weekend Covid outbreak

EPL…Thursday games:
..Liverpool-W-Newcastle..Diego Jota-Mo Salah score at 21′-25′ mark
..Chelsea-Tie-Everton..Everton knots game at 74′

EPL..Top weekend games:
..Manchester City (13-2-2)-vs-Newcastle
..Liverpool (11-1-4)-vs Hot Spur
..Chelsea-vs-Wolverhampton
..Arsenal-Leeds

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