Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on September 9th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

..(NFL Football)…

Chargers-Raiders….Sunday NFL Opener…
..Bolts QB-Justin Herbert coming off 5,000Y-31TD season
..Chargers 1st round pick Zion Johnson starts at RG
..Bolts defense features 4-new starters who came in trades-free agency
..Raiders debut under new Coach Josh McDaniels.
..Debut of WR-Davante Adams coming from Green Bay
..Rebuilt Raiders defense adding DE-Chandler Jones-ex Arizona

Rams-L-Buffalo (31-10)…Bills bury Rams QB-Matthew Stafford with 7-sacks and 3-interceptions….Buffalo QB-Josh Allen tears apart Rams defense (297P-57R)…WR-Stefon Diggs (13R-137Y) in win….Rams WR-Cooper Kupp 13R-128Y) in loss….Bills defense not only had 7-sacks..but 11-pressures and 11-hits on Stafford…Bills won despite 4-turnovers in game-2 interceptions-2 lost fumbles…Von Miller led fierce pass rush with 2-sacks of Stafford and 5-pressures…..Thursday Night opener

(NFL Schedule)

Chiefs-Arizona..Patrick Mahomes-Kyler Murray showdown
Dallas-Tampa Bay..Tom Brady-vs-Dak Prescott matchup
Cleveland-Carolina..Baker Mayfield agaisnt his old team
Denver-Seattle..Russell Wilson faces Seahawks teammates
Packers-Vikings..Debut of Kevin O’Connell as Vikes head coach
Patriots-Miami..New England practiced 5-days in Florida heat
Steelers-Bengals..Life after Ben Roethlisberger begins Pittsburgh
Saints-Atlanta..Jameis Winston returns from knee injury
49ers-Bears..Trey Lance debuts as SF quarterback
Eagles-Lions..Jalen Hurts-vs-Jared Goff at QB
Ravens-Jets..Joe Flacco starts for NY at age 37.
Jaguars-Washington..Carson Wentz takes over Commanders QB
Colts-Houston..Matt Ryan starts at QB-Indy
Giants-Titans..New coaching staff-Brian Daboll takes over in NY
(NFL Notes)

LA Rams..GM-Les Snead contract extension thru 2026

Washington..CB-Deshazor Everett placed in 3-months house arrest -following guilty plea in manslaughter death of girlfriend last year in 90mph-auto accident.
(Roster Moves)

Ravens..Sign FA-LB-Kyle Fackrell-ex Chargers-Packers
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Corey Ballentine-ex Giants-Carolina
Saints..Sign FA-OG-Wyatt Davis-ex Giants
Raiders..Visit with FA-LB-Jamie Collins-ex Patriots-Browns
49ers..Release WR-Willie Snead
(College Football)

Aztecs-Idaho State…Saturday night game to be played in the rain..Bengals are led by Wyoming transfer QB-John VanderWaal…Braxton Burmeister returns after suffering shoulder injury in opening loss to Arizona.

USD-Cal Poly…Toreros head on road against 1AA-Mustangs team.

USC-Stanford..Trojans open Pac 12-play against Cardinal
UCLA-Alabama State..Bruins host 1AA-SWAC team in afternoon heat
(Pac 12 Games)

Washington State-Wisconsin..Cougars play at Camp Randall Stadium
Washington-Portland State..Huskies play 1AA team
Oregon-Eastern Washington..Ducks try to rebound from 49-3 loss
Oregon State-Fresno..Beavers face hi powered Bulldogs offense
Utah-Southern Utah..Utes knocked out of Top 10-rankings
Cal-UNLV..Bears face hi-octane Rebels passing attack
Arizona-Mississippi State..Wildcats meet Mike Leach ‘Air Raid’ offense
ASU-Oklahoma State..Sun Devils huge test against Big 12-Cowboys
Colorado-Air Force..Buffs face explosive triple option Falcons
(Mountain West Games)

Boise State-New Mexico…Friday game..Broncos with QB issues
Wyoming-Northern Colorado..Cowboys unveil new QB-RB
Colorado State-Middle Tennessee..Rams face 1AA power
Nevada-Incarnate Word..Wolfpack go for 2nd win in a row
Utah State-Weber State…Aggies coming off 55-0 battering-at Alabama
San Jose State-Auburn..Spartans play in SEC
Hawaii-Michigan..Warriors play in Ann Arbor
(Top 10 Games)

1-Auburn-Texas…Early season showdown=-Nick Saban-vs-Steve Sarkisian
2-Georgia-Samford..Bulldogs face 1AA team
3-Ohio State-Arkansas State..QB-CJ Stroud comes off 6-TD day
4-Michigan-Hawaii..Wolverines continue
5-Clemson-Furman..Tigers meet 1AA-Paladins
6-Texas AM-Appalachian State
7-Oklahoma-Kent State..Sooners vs Golden Flashes
8-Notre Dame-Marshall..1st time Thundering Herd play Irish
9-Baylor-BYU..High powered Bears-vs-Cougars
10-USC-Stanford..Trojans open Pac 12-schedule
(College Notes)

San Diego State…says it would have cost additional 40M to put canopy cover around new Snapdragon Stadium…would not pencial out financially since Aztecs play so many games at night.

Clemson..Coach Dabo Swinney signs (10Y-115M) extension

Padres-Dodgers…Weekend series opener…Mike Clevinger-vs-Dustin May…Dodgers have won 19-of 23-games  vs San Diego dating back to middle last season….Padres (76-62)…Dodgers (94-42)….LA won 30-of-40 games…and (49-14) since May.

Padres..OF-Juan Soto-bruised shoulder blade-hit by pitch…Is in a (2-for-29) slump.

Padres-Dodgers…off day on Thursday
Angels-Houston…Friday game..Michael Lorenzen-vs-Lance McCullers..angels won 8-of-12. day Thursday

Cardinals-L-Nationals..Alex Call 3RHR-2R-double
Reds-W-Cubs..Kyle Farmer HR
Giants-L-Brewers…1st game..Corbin Byrnes (6inn-14K)-Milw..
Giants-L-Brewers..2nd game..Brewers score 2-runs on error in win
Phillies-L-Marlins..Brian Andeson RBI single in comeback win-Miami..
Yankees-L-Twins..Carlos Correa 2RHR-Minn..
White Sox-A’s..Yoan Moncada 3RHR-solo HR..Sox led 6-0 Press Time..
(MLB Notes)

MLB Competition Committee..Votes on Friday on 2023-Rule Changes:
..(:15)  pitch clock
..Ban of Infield Shift
..Infielders must remain on infield dirt when ptich made
..Batters allowed 1-time out to step outside batters box
..Use bigger bases next year

Angels..Hit with 21M-lawsuit by 2-teenager infielders in Dominican Republic who charges then GM-Billy Epplar made promises to sign then when they were 14-and-15 years of age.

Oakland…Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by environmental groups trying to block A’s stadium at Howard Terminal sight…’does not violate environmental laws by rezoning land’

Doug Gottlieb..Fox Radio host apologizes to agent Casey Close saying he was wrong to report Close withheld final Braves contract offer to Freddie Freeman in off season before Freeman signed with Dodgers.

Mets..OF-Starling Marte-fractured finger
Texas..IL-SS-Brad Miller-hip injury
Yankees..IL-SS-DJ LeMahieu-toe
Braves..Surgery P-Huascar Ynoa-elbow
White Sox..Activate P-Michael Kopech from IL
Tampa Bay..Activate 1B-Brandon Lowe
(Roster Moves)

Twins..DFA-P-Austin Davis
Reds..Release 3B-Colin Moran-(,211 BA)
Texas..Callup 3B-Josh Jung..hit (.348-263) in AA-AAA

Lakers-Utah..Continue trade talks…Lakers interested in G-Jordan Clarkson and F-Bojan Bogdanovic.

Kings..Invite high draft picks Quinton Byfield..Alex Turcotte…James Stefair (34G)…Martin Chromiak (44G)…D-Brandt Clarke to Developmental Camp.

Ducks..Development Camp invites include high draft picks Mason MacTavish..Nathan Gauche..Ben King (52G)..Sasha Pastuov (34G)…D-Pavel Mintyukov…D-Ollen Zellweger to preseason camp

Edmonton..sign FA-F-Justin Bailey-ex Vancouver
New Jersey Devils..G-Jon Bernier will miss start of camp-hip surgery

Calgary…Nazem Kadri-donates 1M to Hospital in native London, Ontario


BMW-PGA…1st round suspended in Virginia Water, England after death of Queen Elizabeth in Scotland.
..(-8) Tommy Fleetwood tied with Victor Hovland
..(-6)..Shane Lowry
..(-4)..Rory McIlroy-Billy Hoschel

US Open..Women’s Semifinals:
..#1-Iga Swiatek-Arnya Sabalenko
..Caroline Garcia-Onel Jabeur

Men’s Semifinals-Friday
..Framces Tiafoe-vs-Carlos Alcarez
..Casper Ruud-vs-Kara Khachanov

US Open..Media praise for 19Y-old Carlos Alcarez for winning (5:15) minute quarterfinal match over Jannik Sinner…5-set match ended at 2:50am-Thursday-London time
(Soccer)..English Premier League-Top games:

..Manchester City-Hot Spur…both teams (4-0-2)
..Arsenal (5-1)-Everton
..Manchester United (4-2)-Crystal Palace

Chelsea…Hires Brighton coach Grahame Potter in 20M-transfer fee
(Auto Racing)

NASCAR..Kansas 400…2nd race in Playoffs

Indy Car..Leguna race of season-5 drivers still in hunt for title…Will Power has 20-point lead over Josef Newgarden-Scott Dixon

Formula 1..Italian Grand Prix…Max Verstappen leads field

Formula 1..Lewis Hamilton sent to back of grid for Sunday race for engine change

NASCAR..Announces 2023-All Star race will be run at North Wilkesboro-legendary small track in North Carolina…hosted races from 1950s to 1996.

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