Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on September 15th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Football)……

NFL…Weekend 2-of NFL season

Chargers-Miami..Dolphins coming off bye week-practiced in LA all week-Jay Cutler starts at QB-vs-Joey Bosa-Melvin Ingram pass rush…Chargers say they will continue to establish run game despite have 15-carries for 2-yards or less last weekend.

Browns-Ravens..Rookie QB-DeShone Kizer-vs-tough Baltimore defense
Bills-Carolina..Home debut Christian McCaffrey-return QB-Cam Newton
Arizona-Colts..Jacoby Brissett could start QB for Indy.

Titans-Jacksonville..Jags 10-sacks last week-face Marcus Mariota
Eagles-Chiefs..Big play KC-offense vs very good Eagles defense,
Patriots-Saints..Tom Brady-Drew Brees duel-vs-bad defenses

Vikings-Steelers..Sam Bradford-vs-Ben Roethlisberger-big play day
Chicago-Tampa Bay..Bucs-Jameis Winston vs QB-Mike Glennon
Jets-Raiders..Derek Carr-Marshawn Lynch debut at home

Dallas-Denver..Ezekiel Elliott plays-Broncos QB-Trev Siemian on road
Rams-Washington..Coach Sean McCoy against former club
Seahawks-49ers..Brian Hoyer-vs-Legion of Doom defense

Packers-Falcons..Big early season NFC matchup Rodgers-vs-Ryan
Lions-Giants..Matt Stafford-vs-Eli Manning-troubled NY offense

(Scoreboard)

Houston-W-Cincinnati (13-9)….QB-Deshaun Watson scores on 49-yard TD scramble…Texans defense keeps Bengals out of end zone…Watson finishes with (125P-51R)…Houston defense 3-sacks-1 fumble recovery-6-tackles for losses…16-punts in game….Bengals now (0-2) at home-have not scored an offensive touchdown at home in 8-quarters…ties record with 1939-Philadelphia Eagles.

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(NFL Notes)

Raiders..RB-Marshawn Lynch fined 12,500 for obscene gestures last weekend in Tennessee.

Houston..LB-Brian Cushing to lose nearly 5M-game checks due to 10G-PED suspension.

Miami..WR-Ken Stills says surprised NFL players not supporting Colin Kaeperneck more.

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton criticized throwing more to Res than to WR-TE down the field.

Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson to start…18th different QB last 54-games.

Kansas City..QB-Alex Smith says he expects to leave as FA-end of season.

(Roster Moves)

Ravens..sign ex-Bears RB-Jeremy Langford.
Carolina..sign ex-49ers-OG-John Theus
Houston..workout FA-TE-Gary Barnidge

(Injuries)

Ravens..IR-RB-Danny Woodhead-bad hamstring injury
Browns..OT-Joe Thomas misses practice-has never missed game career
Dallas..CB-Byron Jones-injured groin in practice
Green Bay..DE-Mike Daniels-groin-misses practice.
Jaguars..CBs-Jalen Ramsey-AJ Bouye-both miss practice
Vikings..CB-Terrance Newman out practice-knee issue
Giants..WR-Odell Beckham practices despite ankle injury
Seahawks..RB-Thomas Rawls goes thru full practice-had ankle injury

(College)

San Diego State-Stanford…Cardinal ranked 19th in country…Aztecs go after 2nd win in a row against PAC-12 school….SDSU defense vs Cardinals ‘heavy-big boy offense’…Aztecs RB-Rashaad Penny against Stanford rugged defensive front…SDSU must slow down Cardinals RB-Bryce Love…Cardinal averaging (499YPG)-SDSU defense allows (328YPG)…Aztecs defense 4-takeaways-6 sacks in two wins..Cardinal gave up (692Y) last week to Southern Cal.

USD-Princeton…Toreros (1-1) head to Ivy League to face Tigers in their season opener…Star TE-Ross Dwelley to miss 6W-dislocated finger.

USC-Texas…Trojans go for 12th win in a row…Longhorns QB Shane Buechel-banged up shoulder..Sam Darnold-Ron Jones lead firepower offense.

UCLA-Memphis…Early Saturday road game for Bruins..Josh Rosen coming off 2-big games..thrown for (820) in 2-games.

(Mountain West)

Air Force-Michigan…Falcons take option attack to Ann Arbor.l
Utah State-Wake Forest..Aggies cross country to ACC territory
Colorado State-Alabama..Nick Stevens vs Tide defense
Nevada-Idaho State..Wolfpack to start freshman QB
Oregon-Wyoming..Josh Allen vs Ducks improved defense
Washington-Fresno..Huskies try to go 3-0) vs Jeff Tedford team
Utah-San Jose..Spartans continue tough non conference schedule

(Thursday Scoreboard)

Boise State-W-New Mexico (28-14)..Backup QB-Maontell Cozart replaces injured Brett Rypien (137P-71R) in Broncos win…Lobos QB-Lamar Jordan knocked out of game by cheap shot hit-led to ejection of Broncos player..Jake Roh scores 3TDs for Boise.

(PAC-12)

Washington State-Oregon State..Luke Falk back at QB for Cougars
Cal-Ole Miss..Bears face (2-0) Rebels team
Washington-Fresno..Huskies go for 3rd win in row
Oregon-Wyoming..Ducks face big play QB-Josh Allen
Utah-San Jose State..Utes QB-Tyler Huntley off to hot start
Arizona-UTEP..Wildcats play Friday night game.
ASU-Texas Tech..Sun Devils defense continues to leak oil.
Colorado-Northern Colorado..Buffs play 1AA school.

(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-vs-Colorado State
2-Oklahoma-vs-Tulane
3-Clemson-vs-14-Louisville
4-USC-vs-Texas
5-Penn State-vs-Georgia State
6-Washington-Fresno State
7-Michigan-Air Force
8-Ohio State-Army
9-Oklahoma State-Pitt
10-Wisconsin-BYU

(College Notes)

Michigan…Will spend 14-M for renovations to Bo Schembechler football center.

Army..Gives contract extension to coach Todd Monkey..(16-23) record

Miami-Florida State..game postponed-hurricane issues in state.

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……(Baseball)……..

Padres…Off day on Thursday

Padres-at-Colorado…Friday matchup..Clayton Richard (7-13)-vs-Tyler Chatwood (7-12)….Friars lost 6-of-9…now (65-81) on season…Rockies (80-67)…won (8-of-11)..trying to grab wildcat spot.

Rockies…Hitting (.294) at Coors Field..97-HRs at home…(.492)-slugging percentage….(.849) OPS this year at home.

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Dodgers…Off on Thursday

LA-at-Washington…Alex Wood (14-3)-vs-Edwin Jackson (3-3)….LA has won 2-in row…but just 3-of last 18-games…(94-52) this season

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Angels-L-Houston…Marwin Gonzalez 2R-single late helps Astros get (4-1)….Halos fall 3-back of wildcard spot

Halos-Texas…Friday night matchup….LA yet to name starter….Rangers go with Nick Martinez (8-6).

Angels..P-JC Ramirez-partial tear elbow ligament.

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(Scoreboard)

Red Sox-W-A’s…Andrew Benetendi RBI-duble…2-R single..Sox won 6-of-8
Yankees-W-Orioles..Aaron Judge hits 2-3R-HRs..NY remains 3-back Sox.
Indians-W-Royals..Cleveland 22nd win in a row..Jay Bruce RBI single 9th
Cubs-W-Mets..Jason Heyward 4RBI..Anthony Rizzo HR-RBI double
Washington-W-Atlanta..Rookie Victor Robles RBI triple..
Arizona-W-Colorado..AJ Pollack 4RBI..JD Martinez HR
Cardinals-W-Reds..Tom Pham 2R-HR..Luke Weaver (6-1) as starter
Marlins-L-Phillies..Philly scores 9R in first 2-inningsl.
Seattle-W-Texas..Yonder Alonso 2R-double..Kyle Seager 2R-HR …
Toronto-L-Minnesota..Byron Buxton 10th inning HR
White Sox-W-Detroit..Avisaile Garcia (5-5) 7RBI including 3R-in 17-run outburst

(Injuries)

Red Sox..activate P-David Price-move him to bullpen-out twice elbow issues
Washington..DL-P-Koda Glover-out for year-shoulder
Houston..OF-Joe Mazrsiniak-out 8W-broken thumb.
Twins..SS-Miguel Sano-not ready to return-stress reaction leg
Reds..DL-Drew Storen-shoulder
Philles..Place P-Zach Elfin on 60-day DL
Atlanta..P-Jim Johnson-Achilles tendinitis

(Roster)

Cubs..DFA-P-Pierece Johnson-former 1st round pick

(MLB)

Pirates..Roy Searage-2Y contract extension as pitching coach
Boston..Hire David Ortiz to work isn front office
Houston..P-Mike Fiers-5 game suspension-beanballs vs Angels.
Miami..move 3G-series out of Marlins Park to Milwaukee-hurricane issues

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……(Basketball)…..

Knicks..Sign FA-G-Jarret Jack-ex Brooklyn-Atlanta-Portland
Minnesota..Workout FA-G-Nate Robinson.
Utah…F-Boria Diaw leaves-signs in France
Miami..Gives 4Y-42M) extension to F-Josh Richardson.

Charlotte..Hornets will wear original Teal-Purple-pinstripe uniforms.

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……(Hockey)…..

Ducks..Open camp with 62-players on Friday-Top new names
..Francois Beauchemin-signed from Colorado
..Ryan Miller-G-ex Vancouver-Buffalo-St Louis goalie
..Jacob Larsson-D-high pick from Sweden
..Julius Nattiness-F-top draft pick from Scandanavia
..Marcus Pettersson-D-from Sweden
..Derek Grant-C-Buffalo
..Mike Limbu-F-Milwaukee AHL
..Dennis Rasmussen-C-ex Blackhawks
..Rito Berra-G-from Springfield AHL
..Steve Olesky-D-Penguins
..Max Jones-LW-OHL star
..Gio Fiore-LW-52-goals-Cape Breton in QMJHL
..Sam Steel-C-scored 50-goals Regina-WHL

Kings..Leave Sunday for China and preseason games vs Vancouver.

Leafs..D-Roman Polak comes to camp-coming off broken leg
Colorado..F-Matt Duchene reports to camp amidst trade rumors
Dallas..F-Martin Hanzal-out ankle injury
Minnesota..C-Zach Parise-out back injury-first day in dap.

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……..(General)………..

Boxing..Las Vegas..Carmelo Anthony (49-1-1)-vs-Gennasdy Golovkin (37-0) in middleweight championship.

Golf…BMW Championships….Marc Leishman-10 birdies enroute to (62) and lead….Jason Day-Charley Hoffman (64)….Jordan Spieth-Ricky Fowler (65)….Phil Mickelson (66).

NASCAR….Playoffs-Chase for Championship begins…Chicagoland 400Martin Truex..Khle Larson are point leaders.

Indy Car…Grand Prix of Sonoma-final race of season..Josef Newgarden (560)..Scott Dixon (557) points leaders.

Formula 1..Grand Prix of Singapore…Lewis Hamilton (238) leads in points just ahead of Sebastian Vettle (235) points…Have won 10-races between them.

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