Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Padres-Arizona…Final homestand of season..Eric Lauer (6-7)-vs-Patrick Corbin (11-7)……Padres (64-95) on season…..(29-49) at home-2nd worst home record in baseball…Arizona lost 13-of-18 to fall out of wildcard race.

Dodgers-Giants…Friday matchup..Hyun Jin-Ryu (6-3)-vs-Madison Bumgarner (6-6)…..LA won 10-of-14…..Giants lost 18-of-23…..Dodgers (7-9) vs San Francisco this year……LA (44-34) on road-2nd best road record in National League…Dodgers 1-game behind Rockies with 3-to play.

Angels-A’s…Friday matchup…Jamie Barria (10-9)-vs-Mike Fiers (12-7)…Halos lost 8-of-13 down the stretch.

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(Pennant Race)

Rockies lead Dodgers by 1-game in NL West
..Rockies-host-Washington
..Dodgers at Giants

Brewers tied with Cubs
..Cubs-host-Cardinals
..Milwaukee-host-Detroit

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(Scoreboard)

Rockies-W-Phillies..David Dahl HR-RBI triple..Trevor Story HR…Rockies lead Dodgers by 1-games..Rockies won 7-in row..Phillies fade badly-lost 14-of-18.

Cubs-W-Pirates….David Boe 2R-triple…Jon Lester 6-shutout inning….Cubs tied Brewers in NL Central……..Cubs (8-5) stretch

Yankees-W-Tampa Bay…Mike Stanton 2-solo HRs..Luke Voit HR-RBI double…CC Sabathia ejected 6th inning throwing at Rays hitter-loses 500,000-innings bonus…NY (98-61)

Houston-Baltimore…Rained out….Astros (100-58)….Baltimore (46-112)

Atlanta-L-Mets….Devon Mesoraco 3R-HR….Brazves (90-69)

Indians-L-Royals…Sal Perez RBI single in 10th….KC (57-102)

Tigers-L-Twins..Tyler Austin 2-2R-doubles..4RBIs in game…Detroit (64-85)

Texas-Seattle…Rangers led (2-0) at press-time…Mariners (86-72)

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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay…OF-Kevin Kiermaier-fractured foot-hit by pitch.

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(MLB)

Toronto…wants to interview Mike Matheny-Joe Girardi-Eric Wedge for Blue Jays managerial opening.

Washington..Bryce Harper-headed to free agency-may play final games for Nationals this weekend.

Cubs…SS-Addison Russell will not be on postseaosn roster while MLB continues probe of additional information about chronic domestic abuse involving his wife.

Yankees..Upset with C-Gary Sanchez…17-passed balls this season..had 16-last season.

Miami…Marlins will host FA-workouts of Cuban OFs-Victor Victor Mesa and his brother Victor Mesa-Junior.

Tampa Bay…Owner Stewart Sternberg says team will put in 200M towards construction of new (892M) Sunoast Stadium….Needs City-County-State help.

Pirates…Activate Jung Ho Kang-will play this weekend…has been suspended for a year for DUI issues in Korea.

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……….(Football)………….

Chargers-49ers…Bolts hi-octain offense averaging (415YPG)….Philip Rivers (906P-8TD-1 Int)…115-rating…Defense allowing (392YPG)…allows 93 P-in-3 games..Opposing QBs-64% of passes….CJ Beathard starts at QB for Niners in place of injured Jimmy Garoppolo…Beathard (4TD-8 Turnovers) 55% completion as starter last year in mid season….Niners defense allows (392YPG) and 29-points per game.

(Schedule)

Broncos-Chiefs….Matchup Pat Mahomes (10TD-0Int)-vs-Case Keenum

Ravens-Steelers..,Joe Flacco-vs-Ben Roethlisberger

Saints-Giants…Drew Brees-vs-Eli Manning

Seahawks-Cardinals..Arizona (0-3) starts Josh Rosen-QB

Browns-Raiders…Derek Carr-vs-improved Cleveland defense..Baker Mayfield 1st NFL start.

Jaguars-Jets…Sam Darnold against strong Jacksonville defense.

Miami-New England..Dolphins (3-0) heading to Foxboro…Patriots have not lost 3-in row since 2002.

Houston-Colts..Andrew Luck vs fierce Texans pass rush

Eagles-Titans…Carson Wentz makes 2nd QB-start

Bills-Packers..Green Bay (1-1-1) on season..QB-Josh Allen makes 2nd Buffalo start..

Lions-Cowboys..Dallas (1-2)…30th ranked offense

Tampa Bay-Chicago…Ryan Fitspatrick-3 straight 400Y games-vs-Khalil Mack-Bears pass rush.

Bengals-Atlants…Falcons off to (1-2) start.

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(Scoreboard)

Rams-W-Vikings (38-31)……Jared Goo (465Y-passing-5TD) outguns Kirk Cousins (422Y-3TD)…..Goff threw TDs 31-47-70 yards…..Cousins threw 45Y-TD…Rams WR-Cooper Kupp (9R-162Y)…Brandin Cooks (7R-116)….Robert Woods (5R-101)…..Vikings WR-Adam Thielen (8R-135Y)…..Stefon Diggs (11R-123Y)…..Rams defense had 1-takeaway and 4-QB sacks….Rams finished with (556Y)…Vikings (446Y) in game…

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(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Sign FA-S-Eric Reid-ex 49ers….Release OT-Corey Robinson.

Titans..Release WR-Rishard Matthews-had caught just 3-passes-3 games

Seattle..Release CB-Dontae Johnson

Lions…Release RB-Donnell Pumphrey-ex Aztecs from developmental squad

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(NFL)

NFL-Competition Committee….Conference call on ‘Roughing QB’ controversy…will not change language in rule….wants players tomake sure to move body to side when sacking quarterback…not pancake QBs…urge refs to view ‘intent’ of hit before throwing flag.

Dallas..WR-Alan Hurns upset-only targeted 9-times in 3-games
Dallas..1st round pick Leighton Vander Esch starts at linebacker

Saints..WR-Michael Thomas off to blazing start (38R-3G)..398-yards

Raiders…Ranked 30th in pass rush-just 3-sacks in 98-drop backs

Steelers..CB-Joe Haden upset with NFL…made 7-players take drug tests at 3am on Tuesday at Pittsburgh airport-hours after Monday Night game with Tampa Bay

.Seattle..S-Earl Thomas does not practice on Wednesday in continuing feud with team over contract extension…wants to be traded…had 2-interceptions last week.

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(Injuries)

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-limited in practice-groin injury
Eagles..S-Rod McLeod put on IR-knee injury-out for year
Eagles..WR-Alshon Jeffries does not practice Thursday-shoulder flareup
Broncos..Young TE-Jake Butt tears knee ligament in practice.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Bye week…play Boise State next week.

USD…Saturday matchup with Stetson at Torero Stadium.

USC-Arizona…Trojans defense must control Wildcats spread-option QB-Khalil Tate.

UCLA-Colorado…Bruins off to (0-3) start may play both Dorian Robinson-Will Speight vs Buffaloes.

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(Mountain West)

Nevada-Air Force…Falcons wishbone matched up against Wolfpack big play QB-Ty Gangi.

New Mexico-Liberty…Lobos host Virginia team.

Boise State-Wyoming…Red hot QB-Brad Rypien leads Broncos into Laramie

Hawaii-San Jose…Rainbows led by QB-Cole McDonald.

Toledo-Fresno…Bulldogs host Mid American Conference Rockets.

Bye week for Colorado State-Utah State-UNLV.

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(Pac 12)

Utah-Washington State…Cougars try to bounce back from loss to USC.

Stanford-Notre Dame…Cardinal RB-Bryce Love-QB-KJ Costello vs Irish defense.

Washington-BYU…Huskies face Cougars QB-Ty Mangum

Arizona State-Oregon State..Sun Devils lost 2-in row

Oregon-Cal…Ducks QB-Justin Herbert leading passer in conference

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(Top Ranked)

1-Alabama-Louisville
2-Georgia-Tennessee
3-Clemson-Syracuse..QB-Kelly Bryant transfers out of Tigers program
4-Ohio State-vs-9-Penn State…QBs Dwayne Haskins-vs-Trace McSorley
5-LSU-bye week
6-Oklahoma-Baylor..Sooners go for 5th win in row
7-Stanford-8-Notre Dame…Irish defense-vs-RB-Bryce Love
10-Auburn-Southern Mississippi

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(College Notes)

Oklahoma State…Coach Mike Gundy under fire for threatening to ban media from interviewing players if they asked about player transferring out of program.

Clemson…Criticism of coaching staff for letting QB-Kelly Bryant transfer out of program despite (16-2) record as a starter.

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………(Basketball)………….

Minnesota…..Timberwolves continue trade talks with Miami-Los Angeles about deal for unhappy F-Jimmy Butler….76ers pull out ot talks citing Minnesota steep demands of star players and draft pick package.

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…….(Hockey)…………..

San Diego Gulls…Open preseason camp at Rink-Poway….Still awaiting more roster cuts from Anaheim Ducks.

Gulls-L-Ontario (4-3) in 13-round shootout exhibition game…Gio Fiore-Ben Thomson score goals for Gulls…G-Jared Correau made 10-saves in shootout round…Gulls had 38-shots on goal during game…Ontario goalie Peter Budaj had 46-saves in game-overtime-and shootout.

Gulls..Sign FA-D-Simon Benoit (6’3)…played at Shawinigan in Quebec League last year..came to Ducks camp on tryout.

Columbus…Sign FA-C-Mark Letestu-ex Oilers
Blackhawks..Sign FA-D-Brandon Davidson-ex Islanders.

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……….(General)………..

Ryder Cup….Fourball play tees off early morning in Paris, France
..Brett Koepka-Tony Finau play Justin Rose-Jon Rahm
..Dustin Johnson-Ricky Fowler. goes against Rory McIlroy team
..Jordan Spieth-Justin Thomas vs Paul Casey team
..Tiger Woods-Patrick Reed-vs-Francisco Molinari-Tommy Fleetwood.

Team USA…Coach Jim Furyk not using Phil Mickelson-Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson in 1st round matches.

Team USA…Furyk quesioned for shaking up lineup…bypassing teams of DustinJohnson-Brett Koepka….Ricky Flwler-Justin Thomas…Patrick Reed-Jordan Spieth….trio had combined (9-2-3) record in President’s Cup play last two years.

Team USA…Not pair Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson together…they have combined record of (31-37-10) in Ryder Cup play….Phil (18-20-7)…Tiger (13-17-3) career marks.

NASCAR…Chase for Championship moves to Charlotte Road Course….2.2-miles with 16-turns drives like street course…1st NASCAR race on ROVAL course.

Formula 1…Grand Prix of Russia….Lewis Hamilton running away with points race.

English Premeir League-top games
..Liverpool (6-0)-vs-Chelsea (5-0-1)
..Manchester City (5-0-1)-vs-Brighton
..Tottenham (4-2)-vs-Huddersfield
..Arsenal (4-2)-vs-Watford (4-1-1)
..Manchester United (3-2-1)-vs-West Ham

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