Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday
NFL…says there have been no conversations in the league about a potential move of the Chargers back to San Diego…”league is committed to the longterm success of the team in LA.”…Chargers averaging (25,318) fans per home game at Carson Center.
Rams…Headed to biggest drop-off in attendance in 25Y in the NFL…averaged 84,457-last year…this season just over 58,050 per game
Boston University…Researchers say they have a way to diagnose possible CTE issues in players still alive…Sample tests on deceased players showed they have a protein CCL-11 in their systems. The conducted tests on non athletes-who have Alzheimers, do not have the protein…Doctors can use a spinal tap to draw fluid to determine if players have the CCL-11 in their system…Next up would be a survey test of current NFL players who have concussion issues thru spinal fluid or blood sample-to seem if they have protein in their system.
NFL..Roger Goodell meets with 16-others including owners and players to determine best method of showing unity at league games without creating issues with National Anthem….decides NFL will not mandate teams about the anthem..each club will choose their own policy.
Donald Trump…continues on-going assault against NFL saying owners are afraid to take control of game back from the players.
Giants..Owner John Mara meets with Odell Beckham to discuss his ugly celebration taunt last weekend…Likely player fine coming from league.
Colin Kaeperneck…decides not interested in negotiating with CFL-Montreal Alouettes.
Johnny Manziel…has been told he will be declared a CFL-free agent-November 30th and can sign with any team.
Ryan Lindley..ex-Aztecs QB makes 2nd CFL start-Ottawa vs Saskatchewan on Friday night…went (16-36) passing in first start last week.
OJ Simpson…could be released from 9-year prison stay on Monday and head home to Florida…will remain on probation however.
Carolina..Coach Ron Rivera pledges 50,000 and will lead 5M-flood drive for native Puerto Rico.
Bengals..reinstate suspended LB-Vontaze Burfect
Miami..LB-Lawrence Timmons-resintated after 1-game suspension..cost himself 4.8M-roster guarantee for next year.
Raiders..Coach Jack DelRio criticizes WR-Amari Cooper for 6-drops in 3-games.
Tampa Bay..QB-Jameis Winston lectured by coaches over 5-turnvoers in 2-games.
Saints..RB-Adrian Peterson-bruised knee in practice.
Cowboys..LB-Sean Lee out with hamstring
Bills..LB-Shaq Lawson leaves practice-groin injury
Titans..WR-Corey Davis remains out with hamstring issue
Washington..OT-Ty Sikhe-surgery-rib cage-out 6W.
Chargers-Eagles…Bolts (0-3) start…Team has lost 28-of-38 games…RB-Melvin Gordon limited in practice as is OT-Joe Barksdale…
Chargers-Stats…Offensive line problems run blocking…28-runs this year gained 1-yard or less…38-carries of 2-yards or less…QB-Philip Rivers (4-Int…4-QB Sacks…15 Hits..19-pressures) in 3-games….Chargers do have 44-plays of Plus 10Y this season…Chargers defense allowing 4.7-YPC to opposing running backs..Opposing QBs complete 68% of passes.
Eagles-Stats… Carson Went with big play WRs-Alshon Jeffrey (13YPC)…Torrey Smith (13Y)…Nelson Agholor (12Y)…plus Res Zach Erts-Brent Celak….Offense averaging (372YPG)…52% conversion rates on 3rd down…..but have allowed 11-sacks in 3-games…Defensive front is tough-Fletcher Cox-Brandon Grahame-with Malcom Jenkins leading secondary.
Raiders-Broncos…Trevor Siemian coming off 2-bad picks last week…Marshawn Lynch yet to break loose for run game.
Titans-Houston..Marcus Mariota-vs-Deshaun Watson.
Steelers-Ravens..Ben Roethlisberger vs Ravens defense.
Carolina-New England..Cam Newton yet to get dialed in..Tom Brady is
Rams-Dallas..Jared Goff coming off 2-great games throwing ball
Saints-Miami..Dolphins RB-Jay Ajayi ailing
Bills-Atlanta..Matt Ryan vs tough Bills defense
Bengals-Browns..DeShone Kizer 7-interceptions already
Lions-Vikings..Sam Bradford to miss 3rd game in a row at QB
Jaguars-Jets..Blake Bortels comes off 4-TD game in win
49ers-Arizona..Niners winless face big throwing Carson Palmer
Giants-Tampa Bay…Turnvoer prone Jameis Winston-vs Eli Manning
Colts-Seahawks..Jacoby Brissett coming off big game vs Sea defense
Chiefs-Redskins..KC tries to pull away in AFC West
Packers-W-Bears (35-14)…Aaron Rodgers (179P-4TD)…Jordy Nelson 2-TD catches…Packers defense 2-interceptions-2 fumble recoveries QB-Mike Glennon..Green Bay scored 2-TDs in (:50) span in last quarter and never looked back.
Aztecs-Northern Illinois…San Diego State tries to go to (5-0)….RB-Rashaad Penny leads nation in rushing (716Y)….and all purpose yards (920Y) this season…Aztecs defense 10-sacks..8-takeaways..26-tackles for loss this season….SDSU offensive line has allowed 13-sacks in 4-games…..Aztecs have 25-of-last-28 games played….Have not started season (5-0) since 1975…..Huskies (2-1)…lost by 3-Boston College..but won at Nebraska…RBs Jordan Huff-Marcus Jones (316Y) rushing…(4.2YPC)….NIU defense giving up just (2.2YPC) vs running backs..only (9.5YPC) to wide receivers.
USC-Washington State…Matchup big play QBs-Sam Darnold-vs-Luke Falk…Darnold (1225Y-9TD)…Falk (1378Y-13TD)
UCLA-Colorado..Bruins defense ranked 124th in the nation…giving up (453YPG)…despite brilliance of QB-Josh Rosen (1763Y-16TD)
USD-Dayton…Toreros tough road game
Utah State-BYU..both teams with QB problems.
Wyoming-Texas State..QB-Josh Allen coming off (9-24) passing day
Air Force-NMexico..Battle of option run games
Fresno-Nevada..Wolfpack change QBs for 3rd time
UNLV-San Jose..Rebels-Spartans both come off bad losses
Colorado State-Hawaii..Passing show Nick Stevens-vs-Dru Brown
ASU-Stanford..Cardinal RB-Bryce Love-vs-Devils QB-Manny Wilkens
Washington-Oregon State..RB-Myles Gaskins coming off 202Y-day
Oregon-Cal…Ducks high octane offense vs improved Bears defense
Arizona-Utah…both have byes
(Top ranked teams)
1-Alabama-vs-Ole Miss..Tide try go (5-0)
2-Clemson-vs-Va Tech..QBs-Josh Jackson-vs-Kelly Bryant
4-Penn State-Indiana..RB-Saquon Barclay top power back in nation
5-USC-Washington State..Sam Darnold-vs-Luke Falk throwing ball
6-Washington-Oregon State..Huskies play in Corvallis
7-Georgia-Tennesee..Bulldogs led by RB-Nick Chubb
9-TCU..bye week coming off big win vs Oklahoma State
Padres-Giants..San Diego closes out season with weekend series in San Francisco…Friday matchup…Jordan Lyles (1-4)-vs-Chris Stratton (3-4)
Padres..were off on Thursday
Dodgers-Colorado…LA finishes up with weekend series in Denver…Clayton Kershaw (18-4)-vs-Chad Bettis (1-4).
Dodgers..were off on Thursday
Dodgers..Adrian Gonzalez says he will not have off season back surgery…rest-rehab…will play in 2018….owed (21.8M) next year.
Angels-L-White Sox (5-4)..Rymer Liriano RBI single in 9th caps 3-run rally for Sox..Angels lost 9-of-11…
Halos-Seattle..Final weekend series..Tyler Skaggs starts vs Mariners.
Red Sox-L-Astros..Houston hits 3HRs..Boston lost 3-of-4..still 3-ahead NY
Astros won 11-of-13..
Yankees-L-Tampa Bay..Will Ramos 2R-HR..Peter Bourjos 2R-triple
Indians-W-Minnesota..Carlos Carrasco 14-strikeouts…Tribe now (100-59)….won 29-of-32.
Brewers-W-Reds..Neil Walker-Brett Phillips combine 4H
Washington-W-Pirates..Alejandro deAza walkoff RBI single-9th
Atlanta-L-Miami..Giancarlo Stanton hits 58th-59th home runs
Cubs-W-Cardinals..Ian Happ HR..Cubs won 13-of-16
A’s-W-Texas..Ryan Chapman HR.
Tigers-W-Royals..Nick Castellanos 3RBI.
A’s..Contract extension manager Bob Melvin thru 2019
Mets..May interview Joe McEwing-White Sox coach for managers job.
White Sox…P-Carlos Rodon-surgery-bursitis shoulder-faces 5-months rehab.
Indians..Activate OF-Lonnie Chisenhall from DL
Texas..Adrian Beltre may waive no trade clause-does not want to be part of rebuilding program.
Tigers..Sign 3B-Pedro Martinez-16Y-phenom from Latin America..son of Red Sox-Dodgers-Expos star.
Lakers-Minnesota…Preseason opener on Saturday night…Debut of Lonzo Ball in Lakers lineup.
Oklahoma City…Coach Billy Donovan shocked at firing of Louisville coach Rick Pitino….said Pitino always taught about “values” to his players.
San Diego Gulls-L-Ontario (4-3) in preseason game…Gulls allowed 45-shots on goal…Kyle Thomas-Tyler Soy-Mitch Hults scored goals for Gulls.
Gulls…Get 9-more player cuts from Ducks camp..including key defenseman Brian Cooper-Andy Wilinski…plus Swedish D-Marcus Petterson…..Also coming in AHL veteran D-Stefe Olesky…..AHL-forward Michael Liamboss…plus return of young forward Sam Carrick-Mitch Hults and veterans Corey Tropp-Dustin Tokarski.
Blues..Open talks with F-Jaromir Jagr about free agent contract…ex-Washington Caps star.
Blues..Lose F-Robby Fabbri-reinjures knee-out for year..5th major injury in camp.
Colorado..Release D-Jared Cowan
Dallas..Release F-RJ Umberger
Kings..Release F-Andre Loktioniv
Calgary..Release F-Joe Crammarossa.
NYIslanders..Propose build new arena next to Belmont Race Course in Nassau County…want to leave Barclay Center in Brooklyn after 2018-season.
Kings-W-Arizona (4-1)..Mike Cammallari 2-goals..
Ducks-W-San Jose (3-0)..Gulls rookie Kallie Kosilla scores goal
Presidents Cup…USA leads International 3-and-half to 1-and-half after opening day of matches….Team of Justin Thomas-Ricky Fowler won 16-of-18 holes in their match..Jordan Spieth hit 35′ putt in high winds for his team’s win…Dustin Johnson-Matt Kuchar dominated….the battle was Jason Day-vs-Phil Mickelson…they halved the match.
NASCAR..Delaware 400-at Dover…1st group of drivers will be cut from Chase to Championship after this weekend…Only top 12-move on.
Formula 1..Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend…final race there…dropped off 2018 schedule.