Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday
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…………..(Football)………..

Chargers-Tampa Bay…What was once looked on as an easy game has become alot tougher. The Bucs are winning..Jameis Winston has over 2900-passing-110-rushing..(23TD-11Int-4 fumbles-we-sacks..Tampa offense (399YPG)….Bucs defense giving up (406Y)….has 27-QB sacks and 20-takeaways….

Chargers…Won 4-of last 6-games…Defense has 20-sacks…23-takeaways..Joey Bosa-Melvin Ingram combined 10-and-half sacks this season…Philip Rivers led offense averaging (371YPG)…Team has 32-touchdowns on offense.

(Schedule).

Chiefs-Atlanta…Matt Ryan meet Justin Houston-coming off 3-sack-10 tackle performance..Falcons too much firepower…Alex Smith taking too many hits…KC run game not what it was before.

Rams-New England..Jared Goff coming off 3-TD game-but that is Bill Belicheck’s defense..and Tom Brady plays lights out at Gillette Stadium.

Eagles-Cincinnati…Bottom falling out on Philadelphia..no run game to support Carson Wentz…Bengals major disappointment-now don’t have AJ Green-WR either

Miami-Baltimore…Dolphins playing really well for Adam Gase..face very rugged Ravens defense…but Joe Flacoo faces challenge with Miami front..will be rock’em-sock’em

Denver-Jacksonville…Broncos coming off enormous loss….Are they exhausted or can they go chase down Blake Bortels….Are Broncos about to fall out of wildcard race….Gus Bradley coaching final weeks with Jaguars?

Detroit-New Orleans…Drew Brees driving Saints back into playoff race…Lions playing balanced football now that Matthew Stafford doesn’t have to wing it all the time…Can Lions slow Brees down?

49ers-Chicago…Ugly game of week..Colin Kaeperneck should get San Francisco win…Chip Kelly-John Fox combined record this year (3-19)

Houston-Green Bay…Packers badly banged up but Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson continue to light it up with passing game..Texans way too conservative..Brock Osweliler not handling blitz well…Houston in danger of blowing first place lead in the division.

Buffalo-Oakland..Pretty good matchup….Rex Ryan defense to go after Derek Carr and Raiders passing game…but then again LeSean McCoy-Tyrod Taylor must contain Khalil Mack.

Washington-Arizona…Kirk Cousins lighting up defenses with passing game…Having huge contract season…Arizona just not same team as a year ago…offense not as scary…lots of issues on defense…

Giants-Steelers…Eli Manning and passing game-vs-Ben Roethlisberger and big play offense…Key match up-can Le’Veon Bell run the ball against Giants defensive front?

Carolina-Seattle….Cam Newton taking lots of shots…Panthers offensive front in state of chaos with injuries…no Luke Kuechly….Russell Wilson and Legion of Boom to have big day.

Jets-Colts…Andrew Luck posibly back from concussion…Colts trying to push back into playoff race…Jets having terrible season every way possible.

(Scoreboard)

Dallas-W-Minnesota (17-15)…Cowboys hold on when Vikings fail on 2-point pass play conversion on final play of game..,Refs missed blow to Sam Bradford facemask on final play of game-should have given Vikings another snap at 1-yard line on final 2-point conversion…Dallas wins-survived 4-fumbles..5-major penalties offensive line….QB-Dak Prescott (139P)…took 3-sacks in defensive struggle…Vikes QB-Sam Bradford (247P) in loss..Dallas won 11th in row..Vikings, who started (5-0)..now (6-6).

(NFL)

NFL…Being criticized for featuring Chiefs KR-star Tyreek Hill on facebook page..Hill arrested in college-strangling pregnant girlfriend.

NFL…VP-operations Troy Vincent confirms NFL considering making 17-officials full time employees of league…and adding 8th member to each officiating crew.

NFL..Owners will be given full report on Raiders Stadium situations in Oakland and Las Vegas-December 14th….Owner Mark Davis maintains he wants to file to move to Las Vegas in January…not interested in any proposal from Oakland.

NFL..Confirms it will schedule 4-regular season games in London next fall.

Joe McKnight..former USC running back…played with Jets-Chiefs-CFL-Saskatchewan-murdered in Road Rage incident…Other driver emerged from car and fired shots killing McKnight who had no weapons-killed standing infront of his damaged car….Police arrested shooter.

(Roster Moves)

Browns..Sign FA-OG-Jon Cooper-ex Arizona lst round draft pick.
Colts..Release QB-Steven Morris-ex Miami Hurricane.

(Injuries)

Patriots..TE-Rob Gronkowski-surgery-herniated disc back-out 8W.
Bears..QB-Jay Cutler to have surgery-torn labrum.
Broncos..QB-Trevor Siemian misses another practice-sprained left foot
Colts..Activate DE-Trent Cole from IR list
Chiefs..IR-DT-Jay Howard-knee.
Miami..WR-Davante Parker-out-back injury

(College)

Mountain West Championship…Aztecs (9-3)-at-Wyoming (8-4)….Game to be played in Laramie at sunset…Windchill will be around 5-degrees then drop into evening….Both teams coming off losses…SDSU gave up 34-points to Wyoming then 63-to Colorado State…Cowboys gave up 56-at New Mexico in final game of season.

USD-vs-North Dakota State…2nd round of Division 1AA-playoffs…Torerors averaging (454YPG) on offense…Defense giving up just (244YPG) with 22-takeaways and 30-sacks and 70-tackles for loss….Bison are 5X-Division 1AA-champions…..North Dakota State is (16-0) in postseason games at Fargodome…(22-1) in 1AA-playoff games…and (133-23)…at home in Dome.

PAC-12 Championship….Tonight….Washington (11-1)-vs-Colorado (9-2)…Huskies led by QB-Jake Browning (44TD) this year…Buffs outstanding defense and spread option QB -Seifu Liufau.

Big 10 Championship…Wisconsin-vs-Penn State..Nittany Lions led by big play QB-Trace McSorley….Badgers run the ball with RB-Cory Clements.

SEC Championship…Alabama (12-0) vs outmanned Florida Gators.

ACC Championship…Virginia Tech (9-3) vs Clemson (11-1) and Tigers QB-DeShaun Watson (34-TD) this year.

Mid American Championship….Western Michigan (12-0) and ranked 17th-vs-Ohio University…Broncos can earn Cotton Bowl berth with win.

Oklahoma-vs-Oklahoma State…in final Big 12-game of season.

(Division 1AA)…2nd round playoffs

Eastern Washington (10-1) vs Central Arkansas
Citadel (10-1) vs Wofford
North Dakota (9-2) vs Richmond (9-3)
UT Chattanooga vs Sam Houston State (11-0)
New Hampshire vs James Madison
Youngstown State vs Jacksonville State
Villanova vs South Dakota State

(Coaching)

Penn State…Judge in Jerry Sandusky sex case…increases award to former coach Mike McQueary to 12M-for defamation and whistleblower retaliation damages by University which suspended him after he went public with what he saw Sandusky do to youths at Penn State camps.

UHouston…Interested in talking to Lane Kiffin-ex USC..now at Alabama…and ex-LSU coach Les Miles…about vacant Cougars coaching job.

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…………………(Baseball)……………………..

Padres…Facing 2pm deadline to tender offers to unsigned players…Club has decisions to make on SS-Alexi Amirista…Adam Rosales…Ryan Schimpf…journeyman P-Jared Cosart..Paul Clemens..Edwin Jackson…Carlos Villanueva.

Dodgers..Re-sign OF- Scott Van Slyke…P-Chris Hatcher.

Angels-Royals..Trade..Halos acquire P-Brooks Pounders for P-Jared Ruxner in swap of mjinor league arms.

(Roster Moves)

Cardinals-Braves…Trade…St-Louis deals P-Jaime Garcia to Atlanta for 3-minor leaguers.

Pirates-Washington…Trade Talks…Washington Post reports Pirates are discussing 3-for-1 trade that would send OF-Andrew McCutchen to Nationals.

Mariners..Sign FA-P-Mark Rzepczynsky-ex-Washington Nationals
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Logan Shaeffer-ex Twins
Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Henry Ramos-ex Red Sox
A’s…Sign FA-C-Ryan Lavarnway-ex Red Sox..1B-Chris Parmalee-ex Yanks
Indians..Sign FA-C-Eric Kratz
White Sox..Sign FA-C-Roberto Pena-ex Astros
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Dan Runzler-ex-Twins
A’s..Sign FA-P-Justin Miller-ex Rockies

(Teams)

Pirates..SS-Jung Kang arrested in Korea…DUI-leaving scene of property accident.

Phillies..Hire John Kruck-ex-ESPN for TV broadcast crew.

(MLB)

MLB-Union…Additional details on collective bargaining agreement.

…International Signing Bonus Rule…any team exceeding 5M-cap figure will lose 50% of signing money following year.

…Drug Program…any player suspended will not receive service time towards free agency-arbitration while under suspension.

…Drug Program….additional out of season testing for players.

….Cuban Free Agents…Any Cuban veteran 25Y or older-will not fall under the 5M-Hard Cap rule for international signings.

…Free Agent Compensation…for players with qualifying offer-If signing with team over Luxury Tax….if deal is worth more than 50M package…signing team must give up 2nd and 5th round pick and 500,000 international signing slot also…….if under 50M…team gives up 3rd round

…Free Agent Qualifying offer…can be given to a player just one time in career.

….Disabled List…15-Day DL reduced to 10-Day DL.

…World Series…Home field advantage decided by team best record-not All Star Game.

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…………..(Basketball)………………….

Aztecs-at-Loyola-Chicago…..Saturday afternoon….SDSU (4-1) faces challenging road game..Ramblers are (6-2)…Winning non conference games key for NCAA tourney consideration…..Losing to Grand Canyon and Arkansas Little Rock buried SDSU tourney hopes last year.

USD-at-Northern Arizona…Saturday afternoon..Toreros (2-5)…Lumberjacks (2-5)

Clippers-W-Cleveland (113-94)….LA hits 13-3’s in win…JJ RFeddick-Chris Paul combine for (39)…LeBron James held to (16P)…Cavs shoot 40%.

Clippers-at-New Orleans..Friday night game
Lakers-at-Toronto…Friday night matchup.

Lakers..G-Nick Young has calf-achilles injury…out 4-weeks.

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………………(Hockey)…………………

San Diego Gulls..Take 7-game winnng streak on road…play at Stockton both Friday-Saturday night.

Ducks-W-Vancouver (4-1)…Ondrej Kase scores lst goal of career-ex Gulls.
Kings-W-Arizona..(4-3)…LA’s..Jordan Nolan scores first 2-goals of career.

Las Vegas Golden Knights…plan on interview former head coaches Marc Crawford-Bob Hartley-Paul MacLean for expansion team job.

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…………………(General)…………………..

Tiger Woods…shoots 1-over-73…in Bahamas Challenge…first tournament in 15-moths since back surgery…Had 4-birdies in 8-holes..but fatigue set in and missed fairway drives and putts. on back nine.

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