Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on December 9th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)…………

Chargers….Mayor Kevin Faulconer confirms to CW-6 he met privately with Owner Dean Spanos on Wednesday to further discuss a timetable for talks for a new Stadium….this in response to reports that the Chargers are negotiating to rent dates at the LA Coliseum next season with the Rams and USC…The Mayor’s office confirmed the meeting and said Spanos told Faulconer he has not made any decision about moving and would not till the season was over.

Chargers-Carolina..Bolts (5-7) play Panthers (4-8)…Bolts healthiest been in 5-weeks..only 1-player out of workouts CB-Brandon Flowers….San Diego leads NFL in takeaways (24)…but leads NFL in turnovers (25)…..Chargers WRs averaging (12.6YPC)…RB-Melvin Gordon now has (1,411APY) on 292-touches this season….Bolts are just (1-6) vs top teams in NFL…Have 7-losses by a TD or less…blown 4th quarter leads 6X-this season.

Carolina.. (1-5) vs top teams…have lost games by 1-3-3-3 this season..without 4-starting OL..QB-Cam Newton (2,900 APY) this season..10-turnovers-taken 27-sacks..Newton hitting just (42%) passes in last 3-games.

(Scoreboard)

Chiefs-W-Raiders (21-13)…Tyreek Hill 36Y-TD catch..76Y-Punt Return TD..KC scores 21-in 2nd quarter….Derek Carr (17-41) 117Y-passing..Raiders just (5-18) on 3rd downs…Chiefs QB-Alex Smith (264-1TD)…KC survived 3-turnovers…Chiefs takeover first place..both teams (10-3) but KC has tiebreakers….

(Schedule)

Broncos-Tennessee…Ambush in waiting in Nashville…Titans back in playoff race and they play well at home…Denver offense really MIA…Von Miller and Orange Crush defense will have to win this one because young QB-Trevor Siemian doesn’t seem able to put together 4-quarters in a row..Broncos could lose again.

Falcons-Rams..Atlanta in dog fight for lst place in division…but not much opposition here..Rams rookie QB-Jared Goff struggling with blitzes-reading defenses…Matt Ryan and offense too much firepower for LA defense…Jeff Fisher credibility problems with fans continue.

Cincinnati-Cleveland…Browns may start RGIII at quarterback but won’t make a difference..Cleveland cannot protect anyone..can’t run ball…not much defense…Andy Dalton struggling without AJ Green-but this is Cleveland, who will be (0-13) by Sunday night.

Vikings-Jaguars…Minnesota should win but playoff hopes seem dashed…Jaguars regressing..Gus Bradley likely to be fired…QB-Blake Bortels looks all out of sync.

Arizona-Miami….Dolphins look to bounce back after getting smoked by New England…Cardinals having very disappointing season…Bruce Arians not happy-not healthy either…Miami could win-should win-has to win at home.

Houston-Indianapolis…Texans paid alot of money for QB-Brock Osweiler and they are fading in the playoff race…Colts fighting for thier lives-though Andrew Luck had huge game, first game back from injury..3-way tie in AFC-South gets broken this weekend.

Redskins-Eagles…Kirk Cousins needs big passing game for Washington…Carson Wentz going thru confidence crisis with Philly losing 7-of-9.

Pittsburgh-Buffalo….Rex Ryan and defense laying in the snow drift to get Ben Roethlisberger-Le’Veon Bell-Antonio Brown…Wintry weather may make a difference…Steelers need win to stay with Baltimore in fight for lst place in AFC-North.

Chicago-Detroit…Lions coming of age under Coach Jim Caldwell…Bears just need to get to end of season with reports shakeup of coaching staff coming.

Jets-San Francisco…Ugliest game of season…Jets seem to have quit on coach Todd Bowles…49ers-worst quarterbacking this side of Cleveland…so much for Chip Kelly magic.

Saints-Tampa…Bucs really feel good about team with Jameis Winston maturing as quarterback..Tampa has won at Atlanta-Carolina-Kansas City and Sand Diego, and beaten Seattle too.

Seattle-Green Bay…Russell Wilson-vs-Aaron Rodgers…Neither team has anything else…but brual Winter Vortex weather may dominate storyline.

Dallas-Giants…Cowboys 11-game win streak…Dak Prescott-Ezekiel Elliot-Dez Bryant-Jason Witten vs pretty good New York defense…Eli Manning needs big day from receivers to stay in this game.

Ravens-New England…Tom Brady meet Baltimore’s #1-ranked defense…Joe Flacco playing mad bomber this year with big play Baltimore passing game…This could be a real upset in making at Gillette Stadium where Bill Belicheck hardly ever loses…could this weekend.”

(NFL)

Rams…Source within organization upset that coach Jeff Fisher would drop hints that team’s problems on field are directly related to personnel acquisitions by GM and scouts…says there is alot of dysfunction in organization.

Dallas..NFL says it is looking into 5-domestic abuse incidents involving Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot that occurred in 6-day span in July….Police had investigated one in February.

Navy..Admiral Harry Harris chastises 49ers QB-Colin Kaeperneck in speed at Pearl Harbor…”You can bet men-women honored today-and those who died on that fateful morning 75-years ago-never took a knee or failed to stand for the National Anthem”

Giants..Bergen County police investigate vandalism at home of Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock..KKK-Swastika-Trump name-spray painted on walls of house.

(Injuries)

Lions..C-Travis Swanson placed in concussion protocol.
Packers..OT-TJ Lang returns to practice-been out broken foot
Houston..LB-Brian Cushing says he has 2-minor fractures in his back
Jets..IR-C-Nick Mangold-on going ankle problems.

(Roster)

Lions..Release TE-Brandon Pettigrew-injury issues
Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Griff Whalen-ex Charger

(College)

Army-Navy…Black Knights (6-5)..Middies (9-3)…Army trying to break 14-game losing streak….115th meeting that began in 1890.

1AA Playoffs move into Quarterfinals
James Madison (11-1)-vs-Sam Houston State (12-0)
North Dakota State (11-1)-vs-South Dakota State (9-3)
Wofford (10-3)-vs-Youngstown State (10-3)
Eastern Washington (11-1)-vs-Richmond (10-3)

Lamar Jackson..Louisville QB wins Maxwell Club and Walt Camp Awards as Player of the Year.

D’Onta Foreman..Texas RB wins Doak Walker Award-top running back.

Heisman Trophy…Ceremony on Saturday night…Lamar Jackson-DeShaun Watson will likely finish 1-2 in voting.

(Coaching)

Nevada..Hire Jay Norvell-Arizona State-as Wolfpack head coach
San Jose State..Hire Brent Brennan-Oregon State assistant
South Florida..wants to interview Charley Strong-Lane Kiffin
Cincinnati..will interview Luke Fickell-Ohio State assistant
Houston…3-left in running for Cougars job-including Lane Kiffin-Les Miles.

Baylor…Ex coach Art Briles files Libel-Slander lawsuit against school for releasing information about 17-women being assaulted by 19-players and insinuating Briles knew about incidents-did not discipline players….Files suit against 3-Board of Regents and COO of University..Scandal cost President-AD-Head coach their jobs.

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………………(Baseball)………………

Padres…Make deals to win up with top 3-choices in Rule 5-Draft…
1st..P-Miguel Diaz-22Y old pitcher-Brewers farm system (8-18) career.
2nd..C-Luis Torrens-20Y old catcher..hit (.250) Yankees farm system
3rd..OF-Allen Cordoba-24Y old outfielder..hit (.362) Cardinals system.

Padres-Tigers…Open trade talks for Detroit SS-Jose Iglesias.
Padres-Texas..Discuss deal for Rangers SS-Hanser Alberto.

Dodgers..Sources say club will not match (4Y-80M) package Marlins made to P-Kenley Jansen
Dodgers..Open talks with FA-P-Greg Holland-ex Royals closter

Angels..Open trade talks with Cardinals for 2B-Kolten Wong

(Free Agency)

Cardinals..Sign FA-OF-Dexter Fowler (5Y-80M)
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Koji Uehara-Red Sox.
Braves..Release P-Williams Perez

(MLB)

Marlins..offer FA-P-Kenley Jansen (4Y-80M) deal.
Rockies..continue talks with FA-OF-Mark Trumbo-Orioles
Rockies-Tampa..Discuss deal OF-for-P..want Alex Cobb.
Blue Jays..contract talks with C-Chris Ianetta

MLB..Proposes to Union…MRI-exams on Top 50-pitching prospects in draft

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…………….(Basketball)……………….

Lakers-Suns…Lakers (10-14)….Suns come in (6-16) for Friday night game.

Boston..G-Isiah Thomas-Plasma Platelet injection-groin.
Sacramento..Manhattan police investigate bar fight 3am-Monday…Matt Barnes choked woman in argument…DeMarco Cousins punched male in argument….both people taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.

Aztecs-Arizona State..Saturday afternoon game..SDSU (4-3).
USD-UCSB…Sunday afternoon game..Toreros (4-5)

Cal State Northridge…NCAA places program on 2-years probation…suspended assistant in basketball office for turning in computer course work for 10-players over 2-years period…Coach Reggie Theus not implicated in scandal.

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………………….(Hockey)…………………

San Diego Gulls….Weekend roadtrip..Saturday-Sunday at San Jose in AHL action…Gulls have won 9-of-10 games..

Gulls..call up F-Kent Helgerson from Utah in ECHL.

LA Kings-L-Carolina..LA backup goalie Jeff Zatkoff gives up shorthanded goal…and 3-goals early to Hurricane.-.

Ducks-Sharks…Friday night game.

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