Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on December 22nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(College Football)…..

Aztecs-Army….Play Saturday in Armed Forces Bowl in Ft-Worth….Final game in career of RB-Rashaad Penny…leads nation in rushing (2,074)…7.4YPC…and all purpose yards (2,698Y)….and set NCAA record with 15-TDs on kick-off and punt returns….Aztecs defense 23-sacks,,,,,,19 takeaways….55-tackles for losses…SDSU defense has given up just (303YPG)…and 35% on 3rd down conversions….

Army…has won 7-of-8 games…Army offense is averaging (355YPG) and (6.2) YPC running the power option offense…Black Knights QB-Ahmed Bradshaw has (1,566Y) rushing….(7.5YPC) breaking Army rushing records…fullback Don Woolfork (725Y) rushing….Army has run the ball (698-times) with just 5-fumbles….Army has 53%-3rd down conversion rate…and controls the ball nearly 34-minutes per game.

Rocky Long-Comments on Bowl game
..Tough to game plan-might get ball just 5-or-6 times when play Army.
..Most aggressive option team ever seen
..QB runs as a power back
..QB-reads defensive line…DL-slow to react
..Bradshaw wants to run the ball a lot..210-carries this year
..Army uses RB as blocking back for QB-gives extra blocker
..OL very physical-power blockers
..Ahmed Bradshaw QB-is really their best RB.
..Army defense give lots of looks to confuse your OL
..Army offense-very frustrating to defend.
..Jeff Monken-great job in tough coaching situation
..Special type of players on is roster
..Roster-good guys-play really hard
..Army has huge following..bet 90% crowd root for Army.
..Play a (9-3) team doing things not done in 25-years there.
..Utmost respect for players at West Point
..Such a different feel to play Army.
..Great feeling for those players and the sacrifice they will make in life
..Respect people like that who will protect you in their military career.

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Dollar Bowl…Toledo-led by QB-Logan Woodside-face Appalachian State
Birmingham Bowl..Texas Tech-vs-South Florida

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(Scoreboard)-Thursday

Tampa Bay Bowl…Temple-Florida International

(Schedule)-Friday

Bahamas Bowl…Ohio U-led by coach Frank Solich faces Alabama Birmingham.
Potato Bowl…Wyoming-led by QB-Josh Allen meets Central Michigan

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Ohio State…loses 5th recruit in a week-S-Jaiden Woodley recommits and signs at Florida State.

Georgia..LB-Natrez Patrick leaves team-enters drug rehab-will miss Bowl game and playoffs…asrrested possession of marijuana last month-then tested positive for marijuana in separate test.

Marshall…Fires Off Coor Bill Legg.

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(NFL)

NFL….League office says it had no knowledge that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had settle 4-harassment cases out of court without informing the NFL.

Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald says he is not sure he will play in 2018…has (1,217-receptions) and 109-TDs.

Miami..Coach Adam Gase gives lukewarm vote of confidence to QB-Jay Cutler…he 26th in QB-rating…(18TD-14Int) this year as team missed playoffs.

Giants..Reportedly want to interview Josh McDaniels-Patriots Off Coor

Raiders..CB-Sean Smith ordered to trial in January for a felony assault case last July.

Cleveland..OT-Shon Coleman fined (30,300) for knocking down official in tantrum.
Texans..CB-Johnathon Joseph fined (18,231) for horse collar tackle.
Raiders…RB-Marshawn Lynch fined (24,000) for abuse of officials last weekend.

Seattle..Fined 100,000-for violation of Concussion Protocol for allowing QB-Russell Wilson to walk out of injury tent and return to field before he was examined.

Houston…Charley Bennigan-One of first great WRs in AFL-passes away (83Y)…had 10-100 yard games…and 3-200 yard games playing with George Blanda in first year of AFL.

NFL League Office…Greg Aiello retires after 29 years working in Communications in NFL.

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………….(Injuries)………..

Chargers…RB-Austin Eckeler practices despite broken ring finger on hand.
Chargers..Both OT-Russell Okung-Joe Barksdale miss practice 3rd day in row

Saints…IR-S-Ken Vaccaro-wrist surgery
Colts..WR-Dontae Moncrief-ruled out ankle.
Packers..LB-Clay Matthews-hamstring…Nick Perry-ankle.
Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect returns to practice from concussion
Falcons..RB-Tevin Coleman practices after concussion.

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(Schedule)

Chargers-at-Jets..Bolts must win to keep wildcard faint hopes alive.

Vikings-Packers..Brett Hundley returns to QB-Green Bay
Ravens-Colts..Baltimore must win to stay atop wildcard race
Browns-Bears…Cleveland (0-14)

Rams-Titans..LA (10-4)…Titans lost 2-in row-must win in wildcard race
Chiefs-Miami…KC clinches AFC West with win.
Patriots-Buffalo..New England (11-3)…Bills (8-6) face must win for wildcard hopes

Saints-Falcons..New Orleans (10-4) in 1st place..Atlanta (9-45)
Broncos-Washington..Will QB-Paxton Lynch get to play for Denver
Carolina-Tampa Bay….Panthers go for 11th in of year

Jacksonville-San Francisco…Jim Garoppolo goes for 4th win in a row.
Seahawks-Dallas..Both teams (8-6)…Ezekiel Elliot returns from suspension
Giants-Arizona…Davis Webb may play in 2nd half for New York.

Steelers-Houston…Pittsburgh (11-3)
Raiders-Eagles..Nick Foles goes for 2nd win in row at QB.
Bengals-Lions…Detroit (8-6) trying to stay in playoff race

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…………(Basketball)………….

Aztecs-W-Gonzaga (72-70)…Biggest win in first year for Coach Brian Dutcher….SDSU jumps to an (11-0) lead at start…Bulldogs never led…..Trey Kell hits 7-clutch free throws and adds key layup all in final 2-minutes of game…Matt Mitchell hits 3-3’s….Freshman Jalen McDaniels added 15-points…..SDSU defense held Zags without basket for 4-and-half minutes at start of game….then 0-baskets in 3-minute stretch…and 1-basket in 4-minutes late in game….SDSU (21-26) on FT…..Zags shot 42% after coming into game hitting 50% of shots…..Thursday night action.

Lakers-at-Golden State…LA coming off big road win in Houston….Warriors have won 10-in row despite injuries to Steph Curry-Draymond Green-Shaun Livingston.

Clippers-at-Houston…Rockets have won 14-of-15.

NBA…Changes Hall of Fame requirement…Players will need to be retired for just 4-years…list of possible entrants are Steve Nash..Ray Allen..Jason Kidd..Grant Hill are new members on the ballot.

Tim Donaghy…disgraced-suspended NBA ref…arrested for threatening man with a hammer in argument in Florida.

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……..(Baseball)………

MLB…Fired Bob Bowman-VP-MLB Media for gross workplace misconduct…..Charged with drinking on the job…propositioning female employees…having affairs with women employees…cursed out workers…shoved Red Sox exec….Hired Escort service for the 2016-All Star game.

Miami…Former Marlins SS-Dee Gordon rips MLB for allowing sale of team to under financed Derek Jeter group….’Let go 3-best players-don’t have money to run team properly’.

(Roster Moves)

Indians..Sign FA-1B-Yonder Alonso-ex-A’s-Padres-Reds.
Indians..Sign FA-P-Lis Bonilla-ex Reds

Yankees-Giants..Discuss deal for OF-Jacoby Ellsbury-but want NY to pay 30M of 68M on contract.

Orioles..Pull SS-Manny Machado off trade block-reject offers from 4-clubs.
Rockies..Meet with FA-P-Addison Reed.

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………(Hockey)………..

Ducks-W-NY Islanders (5-4) OT…D-Hamphus Lindholm scores hat trick in road win….Thursday night action.
Kings-Colorado….Avs had early lead on goal.

Gulls…finish up weeklong home stand with Ontario Reign.

Kings-at-San Jose..Saturday game
Ducks-at Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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…….(General)……..

NASCAR….Legendary car owner Richard Childress fired gunshots at 3-armed robbers who broke into his Davidson, North Carolina…was uninjured…robbers got away.

English Premier League….
..Arsenal-Liverpool…in matchup of 4th-vs-5th place teams.
..Manchester City-vs-Bournemouth…Cith has won 16-in row.
..Manchester United-vs-Leicester City
..Crystal Palace-Swansea….Palace unbeaten in last 7-games
..Everton-vs-Chelsea

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