Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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


Padres…Stunning signing of FA-SS-Xander Bogaerts has tax implications
..Padres payroll now at (254M)…over 2nd Luxury Tax Threshold
..Padres will over (10.6M)  in luxury tax payments as 3rd time offender
..Padres will also forfeit 2nd and 5th round draft picks
..Padres give up 1M-in International Signing Bonus money
..Report that Red Sox officials found out about signing while boarding plane at Lindbergh Field waiting to board overnight flight to Boston.

Padres..Continue pursuit of pitching…Interested in Mets P-Seth Lugo..Tampa Bay-Corey Kluber…Japanese star Koudai Senga.

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Jason Heyward-ex Cubs..hit (.204)..Career (.257) hitter
(Roster Moves)

Twins…Setup meeting with Braves FA-SS-Dansby Swanson
Mets..Open talks with FA-P-Kodai Senga-Japan..P-Ross Stripling-Toronto
Mets..Sign FA-P-David Robertson-ex Phillies


Mets..Re-sign OF-Brandon Nimmo (8Y-162M)
Miami..Sign FA-C-Austin Allen-ex Padres-A’s
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Austin Brice-ex Pirates
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Masa Yoshida (5Y-90M)
(MLB Notes)

St Louis..TV Voice Dan O’Neil arrested for 3rd time in 3-years on DUI
Cubs..Broadcaster Pat Hughes-named to Media wing-Hall of Fame

Red Sox..Criticism of GM-Chaim Bloom for offering Xander Bogaerts a (6Y-160M) deal

Chargers-Miami…Sunday Night Game…
..Dolphins QB-Tua Tagovailoa (2859Y-21TD-5 Int)
..Dolphins WR-Tyreek Hill (96R-14YPC)
..Dolphins WR-Jaylen Waddle (57R-19YPC)
..Miami offense (380YPG)-4th in NFL
..Bolts QB-Justin Herbert (3339Y-20TD)
..Chargers Defense (371YPG)..7th worst in NFL
..Chargers without Derwin James-Bryce Callahan in Thursday workouts
..Chargers..OC-Will Clapp-miss workouts shoulder issue
(Scoreboard) Thursday Night Football

Raiders-L-Rams (17-16)…New QB-Baker Mayfield comes off bench..leads 2-TD drives in final 3-minutes for Rams win…Raiders lost 16-3 lead…Mayfield led Rams on 98-yard TD drive at end of game…23Y-TD to Van Jefferson…Raiders 2-costly penalties aided Rams final drive…Mayfield (230Y) passing…Defense stymied Deerek Carr (137P)…Josh Jacobs (99R) in loss….


Browns-Cincinnati..Deshaun Watson-2nd start
Vikings-Detroit…Minnesota (10-2)..Lions worst defense NFL (402YPG)
Tampa Bay-49ers..Brock Purdy starts at QB for SF
Ravens-Pittsburgh..Lamar Jackson-bruised knee-Ty Huntley may start
Dallas-Houston..Davis Mills starts at QB-Texans
Titans-Jaguars..Jacksonville QB-Trevor Lawrence-foot issue
Bills-Jets..Buffalo averaging (408YPG) on offense
Eagles-Giants…Eagles averaging (388YPG) offense..(296YPG) defense
Chiefs-Broncos..Patrick Mahomes (30TD-8Int)
Seattle-Carolina…QB-Geno Smith (3169-22TD)
Patriots-Atlanta..Monday Night Football..Desmond Ridder starts at QB-Atl
(NFL Notes)

Congressional Oversight Committee…Issues 79-page report condemning Washington owner Daniel Snyder for attempting to block hearings..intimidate witnesses…Paid Hush money…Obstruction of justice…Allowed and participated in Toxic workplace environment…..Said  Snyder answered over 100-questions with ‘I Don’t Remember’ to pointed questions about incidents while owning the Redskins …Also charged Roger Goodell and NFL covered up Beth Wilkinson probe by refusing to release documents requested…Said Snyder ‘lied’ to the Committee….Testimony said harassment happened every single day…and went on for 14-years unstopped by the NFL….Hired private investigators to bully people

Titans..CB-Caleb Farley-miss year-disc surgery back
Titans..IR-CB-Elijah Molden-reinjure groin
Steelers..Activate K-Chris Boswell from IR
Giants..CB-Xavier McKenney-2nd surgery-hand injury
Miami..Activate OG-Liam Eichenberg
Carolina..Activate DE-Henry Anderson from IR-blood clot.
(College Football)

Army-Navy…Renew rivalry on Saturday in Philadelphia…Black Knights (5-7)…Midshipmen (4-7)…Series began in 1890…Have met every year since 1930

1AA Playoffs
..South Dakota State-Holy Cross…HC QB-Matt Sluka (3300APY-36TD)
..William-Mary-Montana State..Bobcats QB-Tommy Mellott (2500APY)
..North Dakota State-Samford…Samford QB-Mike Hiers (2200Y-35TD)
..Immaculate Word-Sacramento State..QB-Lance Scott (4156-55TD) for IMW

Division II-Playoffs..
..Ferris State (12-1)-vs-West Florida
..Shepard State-WVa (13-1)-vs-Colorado Mines (12-2)

Division III-Playoffs
..Mt Union-Ohio-Wartburg-Iowa..Both (13-0)
..Harden Baylor-Texas-North Central-Illinois (13-0)

Heisman Trophy…Ceremony Saturday night…USC-QB-Caleb Williams likely winner

Stanford..Interview ex Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett for Cardinal job
Stanford..Ask for permission to interview Sacramento State coach Troy Taylor
Western Michigan..Hires Lance Taylor-as head coch.Off Coord-Louisville

Nebraska..Hire Tony White-ex Syracuse-Def Coord..Marcus Satterfield-ex South Carolina as Off Coord

North Carolina State..Hire Robert Anae-Off Coord-ex Syracuse
Oregon State..RB-Damien Martinez-files for NFL draft.

USC..QB-Caleb Williams-named AP Off Player of Year

Clippers-L-Miami (115-110)..Bam Adebajo (31P) for Heat…Paul George (29P) in loss…Kawhi Leonard does not play…Clippers lost despite hitting 17-3’s in game….Thursday game

Lakers-at-Philadelphia…Friday game

Utah..G-Collin Sexton-ankle injury
Atlanta..MRI-G-DDejounte Murray-out 2W-ankle
Knicks..F-Obi Toppin-knee
Lakers..F-Juan Toscano-Anderson-ankle injury

WNBA..Britteny Griner arrives in San Antonio after prisoner swap with Russia…Had been in Penal Colony in Russia on drug charge..

San Diego State-St Mary’s….Saturday-Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix…Aztecs (7-2)…Gaels (7-3)

USD-vs-Cal Baptist..Saturday…Toreros (5-4)


Kings-L-Maple Leafs (5-0)…Toronto scores 4-goals in 8-minutes in 2nd period.

Gulls-at-Calgary…Friday AHL-game..Gulls (6-16)…lost 6-in a row…and 9-of-10…Wranglers in 2nd place (13-6-1)

Gulls-Coachella Valley…TRADE…San Diego acquires C-David Cotton from Firebirds..has scored 21-goals in his career.

World Cup-Quarterfinal Games-Friday games

..France-England..Portugal-Morocco…Saturday games

Spain..Fires Coach Luis Enrique after elimination in World Cup upset.

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