Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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——(Football)—–

Chargers-Miami….Sunday shootout..Bolts won 3-of-4…Dolphins have won 3-in a row…

Chargers…Ailing pass catching group..TEs-Antonio Gates-Hunter Henry battling thru knee woes…WR-Travis Benjamin likely out with knee issues…OC-Matt Slauson had bicep issue…OG-Orlando Franklin returned to practice after clearing concussion protcol…..Chargers offense fueled by RB-Melvin Gordon..(760R-4.0-YPC)….Gordon now has 5-runs of 20-yards or more…Defense improving-now giving up (364-YPG)…Defense has 18-sacks and 18-takeaways in 9-games.

Miami..QB-Ryan Tannehill running more refined offense under new coach Adam Gase…(1,877P-8TD-7Int)…OL issues-been sacked 19-times in 8-games…RB-Jay Ajayi (656Y-6.0YPC) rushing…WR-Jarvis Landry (45Rec-12.5YPC)…Defense still poor (362YPG)..only 8-takeaways this season.

(Schedule)

Chiefs-Carolina..QB-Alex Smith-LB-Justin Houston-RB-Spencer Ware all return to starting lineup from injuries..Panthers now (3-5) go for 3rd win row.

Denver-New Orleans..Broncos beat up..cannot run ball..Drew Brees red hot throwing ball.

Dallas-Pittsburgh..Steelers need to open up offense with QB-Ben Roethlisberger..Rookie QB-Dak Prescott has Cowboys at (7-1)

Seahawks-New England..Tom Brady-vs-Richard Sherman led defense..Pats try to get to (8-1).

Packers-Tennessee…Both Titans RB’s ailing with injuries

Vikings-Washington..Redskins come off bye..Minnesota lost 3-in row.

Bears-Tampa Bay..QB-Jameis Winston gets RB-Doug Martin back lineup.

Falcons-Eagles..QB-Matt Ryan (2,980P-23TDs) vs Eagles pass rush.

Rams-Jets..LA tries to snap 4-game losing streak-Case Keenum (9TD-11Intr-3Fu) stays at QB..Rams #31-on offense.

Houston-Jaguars..Texans (5-3)..Jacksonville (2-6).

Arizona-49ers..San Francisco defense ripped by injuries-team is (1-7)..here comes Carson Palmer and big play receivers.

Giants-Bengals..Monday Night Football..Eli Manning vs faltering Cincinnati defense.

(Scoreboard)

Browns-L-Ravens (28-7)…Joe Flacco throws 2nd half TD passes to Steve Smith-Breshard Perriman-rallies team from lst half deficity…Browns bench QB-Cody Kessler..put journeyman Josh McCown in for 2nd half…Baltimore defense 4-sacks…3-takeaways-overwhelming Browns offense. Cleveland now (0-10) on season…Ravens take over lst place in AFC-North …

(Teams)

49ers..QB-Colin Kaeperneck refused to vote in election-..”Makes no difference-nothing changes…Make America great? …America never been great if you have been a black man”

Bengals..Dispute-Coach Marvin Lewis-Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther-Lewis wants to stay with veterans..Guenther wants younger athletes on field.

Vikings..OT-Alex Boone-concussion issues..”I know what’s going to happen”

Saints..S-Ken Vacarro facing 4G-suspension..violation rules on Adderall.

Seahawks..CB-Richard Sherman fined (9,100) running into Buffalo kicker.

(Injuries)

Carolina..without both C’s..Ryan Kalil-shoulder..Geno Gradkowski-knee
Miami..activate DT-Earl Mitchell off IR-been out with calf injury.
Steelers..RB-DeAngelo Williams-knee scope surgery
Seattle..S-Kam Chancellor cleared to practice as is RB-Thomas Rawls.
Tampa Bay..RB-Doug Martin practices-out 6W-hamstring.

(NFL)

Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is not in favor of having referees become full time employees of league…says officials do great job in complex game.

NFL Network..TV exec says NFL will examine length of games…have gone in 2014 (3:05)…to (3:09) in 2015…to all time high (3:12) this year….consider cutting back on commercial breaks…but incomplete passes-everyone throws more….injury timeouts…and replay stoppages all part of problem.

(College Football)

Aztecs-at-Nevada..San Diego State (8-1) has won 18-of-last 19-games…RB-DJ Pumphrey now at (1,581Y) rushing and (1,732APY) this season…Aztecs defense…last 5G…allowed 2-TDs..(203YPG)…35% on 3rd downs…10-takeaways…For season…SDSU now 4th in nation in defense…Wolfpack disappointing (3-6) season.

USD-Stetson…USD (7-1)…Toreros QB-Anthony Lawrence (1,996-17TD) on year…Defense has allowed 3TD-last-5 games…19-Sacks..10-turnovers…31% on 3rd down conversions…ranked #1 in scoring defense in 1-AA football.

(Top 20)

#1-Alabama-Mississippi State..Tide now (9-0)
#2-Clemson-Pitt..Tigers go for 10th in of season.
#3-Michigan faces Iowa on road in Iowa City.
#4-Washington-vs-USC..Matchup QBs Jake Browning-vs-Sam Darnold.
#5-Ohio State-vs-Maryland
#6-Louisville-vs-Wake Forest..QB-Lamar Jackson-hottest Heisman candidate
#7-Wisconsin-vs-Illinois
#8-Texas AM-vs-Ole Miss..Aggies lost QB-Trevor Knight.
#9-Auburn-vs-Georgia
#10-Penn State-vs-Indiana

(Mountain West)

Boise State-Hawaii..Broncos (8-1)
Wyoming-UNLV..Cowboys (7-2)
New Mexico-Utah State..Lobos go for 7th win
Colorado State-Air Force..Falcons (6-3) on year.

(Pac 12)

USC-Washington..Shootout QBs-Jake Browning-vs-Sam Darnold
UCLA-Oregon State..Bruins now (3-6)
Washington State-Cal..Throwing game-Luke Falk-vs-Davis Webb
Colorado-Arizona..Buffaloes (7-2)..Rich Rodriguez (2-7) in Tucson
Stanford-Oregon..Christain McCaffrey-vs-leaky Ducks defense.
ASU-Utah…Utes go for 8th win of year

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(Baseball)

Padres…Shopping 3B-Yangervais Solarte-Derek Norris in trade talks for pitching.

Braves..Sign FA-P-RA Dickey-Toronto..lst free agent to change teams
New York Mets..Meet with Blue Jays FA-slugger-Jose Bautista.
Red Sox..Focused on Toronto FA-3B-Edwin Encarnarcion
Giants..Meet with FA-closer Aroldis Chapman-Cubs
Yankees..Meet with FA-P-Rich Hill-Dodgers.

Tampa Bay..Shopping 3B-Evan Longoria on trade market-talk to Dodgers
Brewers..Put slugger Ryan Braun back on trade block
Yankees-Houston..Trade talks for C-Brian McCann

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—————(Basketball)———–

Aztecs-USD…San Diego State opens college season tonite…State debuts Missouri transfer Tiki Caesar Gill and Washington State C-Valentine Iznundu…SDSU will be without F-Malik Pope..G-Matt Shrigley with knee-ankle issues…USD coming off (9-21) season..led by G-Olin Carter..must replace shot blocking C-Zito Koc and shooter Duda Sanadze.

(Scoreboard)

Lakers-Sacramento…

Clippers-vs-Oklahoma City in Friday night matchup…LA (7-1)..Thunder (6-2) as life without Kevin Durant has begun.

NBA..Fines G-John Wall (25,000) for back-to-back ejections and confrontations with refs.

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—————–(Hockey)—————–

Ducks-W-Carolina (4-2)…Ryan Kesler-Jakob Silfverberg each score 2-goals in road win.

Kings-L-Montreal..(4-1)..Corey Price 24-saves..Canadiens now (13-1-1) this year.

San Diego Gulls-Manitoba Moose…Gulls-riddled by callups by Ducks..try to snap 5-game losing streak.

Gulls..Sign FA-F-Jordan Samuels-Thomas..had been in camp but cut..was playing in ECHL.

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—————–(General)——————-

US-Mexico…..World Cup soccer qualifying game in Columbus, Ohio…US led by Jozy Altadore..Bobby Wood…Mexican side led by Chicharito..Gio Dos Santos…Orb Pienda…US has beaten Mexico 4-times in a row in games in Columbus…Veteran Tim Howard will start in goal for US team coach Jurgen Klinsmann…Mexican coach Juan Osario under criticism after Mexico was destroyed in Copa Amerca tourney.

NASCAR….Phoenix 400…last regular qualifying race in Chase for Championship…6-drivers fighting for final 2-spots on grid heading towards championship race in Miami a week from now…Joey Logan-Kyle Busch..Matt Kenseth…Denny Hamlin all on the bubble….Whoever wins race gets automatic bid to final four..other qualifier will be driver with highest point total.

Formula 1…Brazilian Grand Prix…Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton continue to dominate. season….

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