Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on August 4th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Baseball)……….

Padres-Pirates…San Diego opens tough 10G-road trip…Travis Wood (2-3)-vs-Ivan Nova (10-8).

Padres..Travel day on Thursday.

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Dodgers-W-Braves (7-4)..Chris Taylor 2R-HR-went (3-for-5)..Alex Wood now (13-1)..LA goes to (76-32)

Dodgers-Mets..Friday matchup-Yu Darvish (6-7) makes debut for LA-vs-Jacob deGrom (12-4) at Citi Field.

Padres..Decision coming this weekend on Adrian Gonzalez-possible rehab stint at Oklahoma City or Rancho Cucamonga.

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Angels-Phillies..Mike Trout 2R-HR for Halos..Nick Williams 2R-HR for Phillies

Halos-A’s…P-Tyler Skaggs (1-1) comes off DL after 3-months rehab oblique injury-vs-Jarel Cotton (5-8).

Angels..Demote P-Jesse Chavez to bullpen with (5.43-ERA)
Angels..Send OF-Cam Maybin out on rehab
Angels..P-Matt Shoemaker throws 30P-bullpen session
Angels..P-Garrett Richard throws 200-feet-long toss.

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(Scoreboard)

Cardinals-L-Brewers..Keon Broxton RBI-single

Cubs-L-Arizona..Paul Goldschmidt solo HR-2R-HR-3R-HR in 10-run explosion

Mets-L-Rockies..Nolan Arenado bases loaded walk…Charley Blackmon-Mark Reynolds HRs

Orioles-L-Tigers..Ian Kindler-Justin Upton HRs..Chris Tillman shelled for 7R-2innings

Reds-L-Pirates..David Freese 2-run scoring singles

Red Sox-W-White Sox..Mookie Betts 2R-HR

Yankees-L-Indians..Corey Kluber 11-strikeout-3 hitter

Texas-W-Twins..Joey Gallo 3R-HR

Houston-L-Tampa Bay..Steve Souza 2R-double and HR

Mariners-W-Royals..Brandon Moss 2R-HR…Trevor Cahill fails to get to 5th inning

Giants-W-A’s..Brandon Belt 2R-HR…SF scores 7R in first two innings

(Roster)

Tigers..P-Justin Verlander on trade waivers
Blue Jays..Put OF-Jose Bautista on trade waivers

Tigers..Callup P-Edwin Mujica-ex Padres-Cardinals
Milwaukee..Recall OF-Keon Broxton
A’s..Callup OF-Mark Canha
Tampa Bay..Option P-Chase Whitley to AAA
Washington..Callup P-AJ Cole..Option P-Sammy Solis

Rockies..Release P-Jordan Lyles
Giants..DFA-IF-Conor Gillaspie

(Injuries)

Mets..3B-David Wright-out all season with shoulder impingement and neck stenois-cleared to beging limited baseball activities..throwing-hitting off tee.

Rockies..P-Greg Holland out with cut finger from kitchen accident-33 saves.

Indians..DL-P-Josh Tomlin-out 6W-hamstring
Giants..Activate IF-Jarrett Parker from DL
Pirates..Activate OF-Greg Polanco from DL
Twins..P-Hector Santiago begins throwing program.

(MLB)

Red Sox..Name Sam Kennedy-President and CEO

Dodgers..Former co-owner-Jamie McCourt-nominated for Ambassador to France…was part of Dodgers bankruptcy issues.

Yankees..Slugger Aaron Judge stays in lineup..hitting just (.147) since All Star game and Home Run Derby.

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……….(Football)……….

(NFL)

Hall of Fame…Ceremonies in Canton…Enshrine legendary Chargers RB-LaDainian Tomlinson….Broncos RB-Terrell Davis….Rams QB-Kurt Warner….Seahawks safety Kenny Easley…..Saints kicker Morten Anderson..Miami pass rusher Jason Taylor…and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Hall of Fame Game….Cowboys-W-Cardinals (20-18)…QB-Kellen Moore throws for (182Y)…rookie RB-Rod Smith (64Y) rushing…Cowboys run for (127Y)…rallied from 15-0 deficit…WR-Brice Butler (2R-78Y)….Arizona QB-Blaine Garrett hit 8-passes in a row to start game…finished with (185Y) passing.

June Jones..Former Falcons-Chargers coach named Offensive Consultant-CFL-Hamilton TiCats…Cats are (0-5) were beaten (60-1) by Calgary last weekend..and had a major brawl on practrce field this week between offense-defense.

John Reaves…Former Florida Gators QB-passes away (67Y)…had battled drug problems..Former lst round pick of Eagles..played with 5-clubs..starred in USFL with Tampa Bay Bandits.

(Camp Notes)

Chargers…Face Rams in joint workout and scrimmage on Saturday in Carson-closed to public.

Chargers..Remove sign ‘San Diego Chargers’ from their facility in Mission Valley.

Denver..Trying to sort out play-calling of new staff..Mike McCoy-Bill Miusgrave-Geep Chryst-Jeff Davidson all been offensive cooridinators.

Steelers..Tony Dungy sais Donnie Shell belongs in Hall of Fame..had 51-interceptions and 19-fumble recoveries in career

Jets..DT-Sheldon Richardson rejected paycut from 8.1M deal-would have led to trade to Seahawks.

Giants..Battle for backup QB-job..Geno Smith-vs-Josh Johnson.

Dallas ..RB-Jamal Charles caught 3-passes in first live action in camp

Chiefs..QB-Alex Smith poor outing (14-29) 2 interceptions…Chiefs QBs throw 4-picks..Pat Mahomes (12-29)

Saints..Coaches praise RB-Adrian Peterson-running with ‘temperament’

Rams..QB-Sean Mannion throws 2TDs-continuing to shine in camp.

(Roster Moves)

49ers..Release WR-Bruce Ellington
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-WR-Shaq Hill-ex-Houston
Texans…Visit with FA-OT-Austin Howard
Bears..Release RB-Joel Bouagnon-Northern Illinois
Jaguars..Sign LS-Matt Overton-Colts
Eagles..Sign WR-Corey Grahame-ex Bills

(Injuries)

Miami..QB-Ryan Tannehill hyperextends left knee-has MRI..same knee had surgery last year
Bengals..RB-Joe Mixon injures foot in workouts
Packers..Lose CB-Herb Walters for year-shoulder dislocation
Jaguars..Lose LS-Carson Tinhu for year with torn knee ligament
Vikings..WR-Laquon Treadwell-leg injury
Rams..WR-Tavon Austin-hand injury
Titans..RB-DeMarco Murray-goes down with hamstring
Bills..OT-Cordy Glenn-out with stress fracture foot
Jaguars..DT-Calais Campbell-out with medical issues-not injury
Vikings..OT-Riley Rieff-sidelined-back issues
Tampa Bay..WR-Cecil Shorts has 3rd knee surgery in 7-months-tore 3-knee ligaments last year vs Chargers.
Titans..WR-Corey Davis-out with hamstring
Redskins..DT-Junior Galette-cleared full workouts-out 2Y-achilles injuries

Seattle..eject DE-Frank Clark from practice-punched teammate in face on sidelines.

(College)

San Diego State…Coaches Media Day…..Rocky Long’s team not ranked in ESPN-Preseason Top 25….Aztecs complete 3-day of workouts with 51-freshman..transfers…redshirt players…First full squad workout will be Saturday….Long quotes:
..Young offensive lineman will have to play
..Toughest challenge is to learn assignment and polish technique
..Likely youngest starting OL ever had here
..Freshman and redshirt freshman will scrimmage a lot
..Christian Chapman will have to do more in the passing game
..We need chunk passing plays to get teams to stop putting 8-men in box
..Fred Truvillion-JUCO transfer-Mississippi-has great speed..put on 20lbs.
..We have to prove ourselves in the polls…beat Power 5-schools
..Most important thing to us is winning the conference
..The value of our season is winning in the league
..Games vs Pac 12-we need them to prove we can play with them
..Being top pick in Pac 12-we get everyone’s best game
..May have to start 2-freshman at safety
..We have 6-young safeties…3 of them will have to play
..Playing spread offenses-communication in back 8-is huge
..Will play a lot of young kids in the secondary
..Closer you get to line of scrimmage-the bigger-tougher you have to get
..Line of scrimmage play..you have to be a man in there.
..Rashaad Penney-real threat catching the ball…
..DJ Humphrey was a slot guy catching balls…Penny is a flat guy-catch-run over you
..We will find a punter so John Barron can concentrate on kickoffs-field goals
..Juwaan Washington will likely handled kickoffs..Penny will get 25-touches a game
..Nico Siracusa-learning about severity of injuyry-so tough to come back from when you such a big man
..Reports on Humphrey in Eagles camp positive as slot receiver

USD….Open camp on Saturday…Coach Dale Lindsey (36-10)…laoded on offense..returns key players on defense.

UCLA..Begins preseason camp…OT-Sunny Odagwu (6’8-310)..transfer from Miami joins program in rebuilt offensive front….Bruins must replace 3-starters in OL and DT-Eddie Vanderhose.

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………..(Basketball)………….

San Diego State…Aztecs basketball confirming huge dropoff in student fan support…65% of student tickets distributed-were not used at home games last year.

Charlotte Hornets…Sign FA-G-Marcus Paige-North Carolina.

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………….(Hockey)………………

Nashville…Captain-C-Mike Fisher-retires after 17Y in NHL.

Florida Panthers..reneged on contract extension for F-Jaromir Jagr-team cutting payroll.

Minnesota..Sign FA-F-Jack Walkerj-scored 67-goals for Victoria in WHL.

St Louis Blues..sign working agreement with San Antonio Rampage for 2018…..Colorado Avalanche will relocated AHL team to Loveland, Colorado-home of ECHL team as AHL goes to 31 teams next year.

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…………….(General)…………….

World Championship of Golf….Firestone Country Club….Thomas Pieters hits 30-foot birdie putt on 18…finishes (65)….Russell Knox in at (66)….(67)-Rory McIlroy…Bubba Watson…Jon Rahm….Jordan Spieth-hit 30-and-50 foot birdie putts on 5th-6th holes…..(68)-Jimmy Walker-Dustin Johsnon….(70)-Ricky Fowler…..(73)-Phil Mickelson-Jason Day

Soccer..Neymar signs deal for 35M-contract with Paris Ste. Germain….FC-Barcelona gets record 263M-tranfer fee in deal

NASCAR…Suspends Eric Jones crew chief 2-races..fined 50,000-for violations of rules..Hands out 30,000-in fines to 3-other crews for incidents at Pocono 400 last Sunday

NASCAR…runs road race at the Glen…Watkins Glen-upstate NY.
Indy Car…off weekend
Formula 1..off weekend..

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