Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on November 17th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)………..

MVP-National League….Giancarlo Stanton-Miami…wins in very close vote….got 10-first place votes and total (302P)….Joey Votto-Reds was second-received 10-votes and finished with (300P)….Stanton hit 59-home runs-but Votto carried a bad Reds team.

MVP-American League…Jose Altuve-Astros runs away with votes…got 27-votes after (.346-204Hit) season..Yankees Aaron Judge was second..received just 2-first place votes….

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Atlanta…Reports that MLB is about to drop the hammer on the Braves with severe sanctions for egregious violations of the International salary cap…..Reports of a major fine to Atlanta organization….1 year ban on signing any international players…voiding contracts of international players signed the last two years…

Atlanta…Braves found to have violated at least 7-different rules….Tampering with 14-and-15 year old underage players with payments given before they signed….illegal bonus payments to trainers and scouts to steer

Rob Manfred…Commissioner says MLB will implement (:20) pitch clock for next year and reduce time between innings…and limit visits to the mound by teammates…regardless if Union signs off on deals.

(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Make contact with FA-1B-Eric Hosmer-Royals…Brandon Morrow-P-Dodgers.

Yankees-Texas..Trade talks involving SS-Jurickson Profar for pitching.

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………(Football)…………

Chargers…..QB-Philip Rivers still not cleared by doctors in concussion protocol….did go thru some practice wirjiyts,,….OT-Joe Barksdale…DE-Corey Liuget ailing still….11-players in all were either limited or did not practice-included in that group were 9-starters.

Buffalo……Bills have lost 2-in a row….Outscored (81-31) in 2-losses…Rookie Nathan Peterman starts at QBs….Bills are 28th in offense (292YPG)….30th in passing (188YPG)….QB-Tyrod Taylor benched after throwing for 56Y-last Sunday…Bills have turned it over just 7-times this season….Bills defense allowing (359YPG)….Buffalo not won road game vs Chargers since 1981.

Chargers…now (3-6) on season…Offense continues to be issue…..ranked 25th in scoring….26th in rushing….27th in red zone….29th on 3rd down conversion (33%)….Kellen Clemens just (8-13) as a starter in NFL….Defense giving up (343YPG)….Bolts have 29-sacks-but only 11-takeaways on season.

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(Scoreboard)

Steelers-W-Titans.(40-17)…Steelers defense 4-interceptions and 5-sacks of QB-Marcus Mariota…Ben Roethlisberger (299P-4TD)….AntonioBrown (10R-144Y)….Le’Veon Bell 9-receptions …Thursday Night Football….

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(Schedule)

Eagles-Cowboys…Carson Wentz (24TD)-vs-Dak Prescott…Dallas without Ezekiel Elliott-Tyron Smith-Sean Lee…ailing WR-Dez Bryant.

Patriots-Raiders…Mexico City game…New England practiced all week at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs…New England offense (409YPG-45% on 3rd down conversions)…..Tom Brady (19TD-2Int)……Raiders defense allowed (364YPG-45% on 3rd downs)…..Raiders no interceptions…only 6-takeaways and 13-QB sacks.

Rams-Minnesota…Case Keenum stays as starters (5-1) record…Rams offense (388YPG-47% on 3rd downs)….Jared Goff (16TD-4 Int)…..WRs averaging (14YPC)…Rams defense 19-takeaways-28-QB sacks.

Falcons-Seahawks…..Matt Ryan-vs-Seattle defense allowing (318YPG)…but Seattle with 3-injured in secondary.

Ravens-Green Bay…Baltimore defense-vs-rookie QB-Brett Hundley.

Arizona-Houston…battle backup QBs-Drew Stanton-vs-Tom Savage

Tampa Bay-Miami…Dolphins defense falling apart.

Saints-Redskins…New Orleans goes for 8th win in a row…Offense averaging (402YPG) and (122YPG) rushing…Drew Brees sacks only 8-times this year.

Jaguars-Browns..Jacksonville tries to solidify 1st place in AFC-South…Browns (1-24) under Hue Jackson..QB-DeShone Kizer (14-turnovers-16 QB sacks) as starter.

Lions-Bears…Matthew Stafford-vs-Chicago pass rush

Chiefs-Giants..Kansas City has lost 3-of-4 but comes off bye week…Giants (1-8) in disastrous season.

Bengals-Broncos…Denver QBs (21-turnovers-taken 28 sacks)

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(Injuries)

Chiefs..DE-Tambsa Hali missed practice again…knee swelling after just 1-game after coming off IR list following knee surgery.

Browns..Activate WR-Corey Coleman -been out with broken hand.
Cowboys..OT-Tyron Smith..LB-Sean Lee-ruled out with injuries
Green Bay..Activate CB-Demetri Goodson-recover knee surgery
Washington..IR-OT-TJ Cummings-knee

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(Teams)

Arizona..Coach Bruce Arians-vote confidence QB-Blaine Gabbert as starter despite (9-31) career record.

Bears..workout K-Cairo Santos-ex Chiefs

Cowboys..stay with LT-Chaz Green despite giving up 5-sacks last week.

Broncos..demote PR-Isaiah McKenzie after 2-fumbled punts

Giants..Coach Ben McAdoo-angry team meeting-criticizing players by name for not playing hard.

49ers..GM-John Lynch says no urgency to play newly acquired QB-Jim Garoppolo…starter CJ Beathard has 54-QB rating

New England..Coach Bill Belicheck confirms he was asked to speak to Navy football team…called it ‘honor-to look into their eyes-and know what their life ahead would be like’.

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(CFL) Playoffs-Semi finals

Toronto-Saskatchewan….Argos led by QB-Ricky Ray-Roughriders paced by Kevin Glenn
Edmonton-Calgary…Eskimos QB-Mike Reilly thrown for (5,830Y)-vs-Stampeders QB-Bo Levi Mitchell.

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(College Football)

Aztecs-vs-Nevada….SDSU (8-2)…Wolfpack (2-8)….Aztecs defense vs pass-happy QB-Tyler Gangi…..Nevada very poor on defense allowing (483YPG)….ranked 121st in nation…..have given up 41-41-44-44-45 in last five losses….Aztecs rushing for (294YPG)-7th in nation….and (396YPG) on offense…RB Rashaad Penny (2,033APY)…(1,602Y) rushing this year..18TD.

USD-Marist…Toreros final home game of season before 1-AA playoffs start…USD won 7-in a row….QB-Anthony Lawrence (2,677-28TD-1 Int) this year….USD will find out opponent for opening game 1AA playoffs on Sunday morning.

(Mountain West)

Boise State-Air Force…Broncos (8-2) on a roll.
Wyoming-Fresno State..both (7-3)..Cowboys might not have QB-Josh Allen-shoulder
Colorado State-San Jose…Rams (6-5) try to snap 2-game losing streak..SJSU (1-10)
Utah State-Hawaii…Rainbow Warriors just (3-7)..Aggies (5-5)

(Pac-12)

USC-UCLA…Trojans (9-2)…Bruins (5-5)…Sam Darold (3,198P-24TD)…RB-Ronnie Jones (1,824Y) rushing….Bruins QB-Jose Rosen (3,094-21TD).

Washington-Utah…Huskies (9-2)…Utes (5-5) in injury riddled year.
Stanford-Cal…Cardinal (7-3)…Bears (5-5)
Arizona-Oregon…Wildcats take (7-3) record to Eugene..Ducks (5-5)
Arizona State-Oregon State…Devils (5-5)…Beavers (1-9)

(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-vs-Mercer…..Mercer upset Auburn early in year.
2-Clemson-Citadel…Tigers non conference game
3-Miami-Virginia..Canes try to go (11-0)
4-Oklahoma-Kansas…Jayhawks (3-31) last 4-years
5-Wisconsin-Michigan…2-power running games
6-Auburn-Louisiana Monroe…non conference game for Tigets
7-Georgia-Kentucky…Bullogs try bounce back from loss
8-Notre Dame-Navy…Irish bubble burst last weekend.
9-Ohio State-Illinois…Buckeyes try to run table
10-Penn State-Nebraska…Mike Riley’s Cornhusker (4-6)

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……(Basketball)………

Lakers-76ers…Friday night matchup…Lonzo Ball remains starting guard despite benching last two games…shooting 30-percent from floor…23% from arc

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Clippers-at-Cleveland…LA lost 8-of-9…LeBron James averaging 28PPG
Clippers..will be without Danilo gallinari…Pat Beverly…Milos Teledosic with injuries

Boston-W-Golden State (92-88)…Celtics win 14th game in a row-beating Warriors

Phoenix Suns…in chaos with poor play…Houston Rockets scored 90-points in first half last night

NBA…Commissioenr Adam Silver meets with NCAA committee to discuss changes in NBA draft….Silver wants to go away with 1-and-done rule…and wants new rule players must staying college for two full seasons before filing for draft.

Aztecs-vs-McNeese State…SDSU tries to recover from shell-shock blowout loss at Arizona State
Aztecs…F-Max Montana will be out 2-to-4 weeks with hyper-extended knee

UCLA….Report Athletic Department split on how severe sanctions should be against 3-players arrested in China shoplifting case.

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……..(Hockey)……..

LA Kings-Boston Bruins…Boston had lead …Bruins trying to snap 4-game losing streak.
Kings..Callup F-Johnny Brodzinski from Ontario-AHL.

San Diego Gulls…host Tucson Roadrunners in Friday-Saturday games…Gulls lost 2-home games in row last weekend poor offensive output….Veteran NHL-C-Eric Fehr finally reports to team after resolving work permit paperwork…Ex-Maple Leaf will play on Friday night.

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…….(General)……….

NASCAR…Miami 400….Final 4-Chase for Championship…5M-prize….Martin Truex….Kyle Busch….Kevin Harvick….Brad Keselowski go for big prize money….Final career race for retiring Dale Earnhardt….final race for Danica Patrick-leaving Stewart-Haas racing.

Formula 1…Off weekend of racing.

English Premeir League matches
..Hot Spur-vs-Arsenal…Tottenham (7-2-2)
..Manchester City-vs-Leicester City…City is (10-0-1)
..Chelsea-vs-West Brom…Chelsea (7-3-1)]..
..Manchester United-vs-Newcastle…U is (7-2-1)
..Everton-vs-Crystal Palace

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