Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Friday

Posted by on December 14th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)……

Chargers-W-Chiefs (29-28)….Philip Rivers drives Chargers to 2-TDs in final 4-minutes….Hits Mike Williams with pass for 2-point conversion with (:04) left to cap enormous comeback…Chargers trailed by 14-points three times in game……Chargers went to running game to wear down Chiefs in 2nd half…then hit big passes to Mike Williams-Antonio Gates as KC defense wilted….Rivers (313Y) passing….Williams (7R-71Y) receiving and 19Y-TD run plus 2-point conversion….Chargers got (138APY) rushing-receiving from rookie RBs Justin Jackson-Dextraze Newsmen to climb back in game…Rivers survived 5-sacks-2 Interceptions-9-hits-9-pressures in win….Chargers-Chiefs now (11-3) …..Chargers piled up (407Y) to Chiefs (294Y) in win….Controlled ball for 33-minutes….Bolts had scoring drives covering 11-11-12-12-15 plays on night.

Notes..
..RB-Melvin Gordon ran in afternoon workout but did not feel comfortable making cuts..Put on inactive list along with RB-Austin Ekeler.
..Chargers put CB-Trevor Williams on IR-back injury…was starting CB for first half of season.
..WR-Keenan Allen left with hip injury in 2nd quarter-never returned

…RB-Spencer Ware and OG-Cam Ervin-both on inactive list for Chiefs.

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(Schedule)

Browns-at-Denver…Saturday game..QB-Baker Mayfield (114QBRating) since coaching change…Broncos critical QB-Case Keenum not going down field more with offense…Browns-Broncos both won 8-of-4

Houston-at-Jets..Saturday game..Sam Darnold-vs-JJ Watt-fierce Texans pass rush…QB-Sam Darnold 16-turnovers…..Deshaun Watson taken 46-sacks.

Eagles-Rams..QB-Carson Wentz out with stress fracture of back..Rams (11-2) still with outside shot for home field advantage for NFC playoffs…Rams averaging (422YPG)….Eagles lost 3-of-5

Steelers-Patriots..QB-Ben Roethlisberger practices despite sore ribs…Pittsburgh lost 3-in a row….New England (9-4) still with outside shot for AFC-homefield advantage….Steelers (402YPG) on offense…Patriots (3-4) on road this year.

Dallas-Indianapolis…Cowboys won 5-in a row since Amari Cooper trade..Colts red hot with Andrew Luck-have won 6-of-7..win puts Colts in middle of fight for second wildcard spot…QB-Andrew Luck (3759P-34TD)…RB-Zeke Elliott (1262R)

Titans-Giants..NY won 3-of-4 with red hot rookie RB-Saquon Barkley (1124R-78R-629Y)…has (1753APY).

Packers-Chicago…Aaron Rodgers vs fierce Bears pass rush….Rodgers (3700P-23TD-1 Int)…Bears defense 34-takeaways-40-sacks

Lions-Bills..Buffalo QB Josh Allen continues amazing rookie season-running-passing…Lions lost (5-of-7)

Baltimore-Tampa Bay..Ravens in dogfight for 2nd wildcard spot -still outside chance to chase down Steelers for division title…Ravens defense giving up (293YPG)….Bucs offense (420YPG) in very erratic season.

Atlanta-Arizona..Falcons (4-9) in last place..Cardinals QB-Josh Rosen (55%) completion rate…14-turnvoers in 10-games…Atlanta defense giving up (386YPG)

Raiders-Bengals…Cincinnati playing to save Marvin Lewis’ coaching job..Bengals lost 5-in row and (7-of-8)….Raiders giving up (392YPG). ..

Minnesota-Miami..Kirk Cousins criticizes his play-must play to higher level…Dolphins rally to get back into wildcard playoff race….Cousins (3490P)

Washington-Jacksonville…Jaguars lost (8-of-9)…Redskins ripped by injury problems on offense-now (6-7)

Seattle-San Francisco…Seahawks unveil 3-back run game..Niners (3-10)…Chris Carson-Rashaad Penny-Mike Davis fueling Seattle offense..

Saints-Panthers..Monday night..New Orleans (11-2) wants to keep NFC-homefield advantage…Panthers lost 5-in row….Brees (3463P-31TD-4Int-70% completions)

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(Injuries)

Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz out with stress fracture of his back-finally showed up on MRI-could miss rest of season.

Redskins..RB-Derrious Grice confirms he has had 3-additional knee surgeries because of infection from knee surgery in October.

Browns..Put TE-Orson Charles on IR-ankle damage.

Cowboys..RB-Zeke Elliott returns to workouts-had neck stinger…had 40-touches in game last weekend.

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(Teams)

Raiders…Owner Mark Davis called Amari Cooper-‘great player-but didn’t fit our system’….had to be traded

Tampa Bay…QB-Jameis Winston…’playing to save coaches job’

Broncos..impressed with workout of CFL-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-Calgary Stampeders.

Bills..Workout veteran LB-Korey Toomer-ex Chargers-Packers

Steelers..Bring in kicking consultant Shaun Suisham to work with struggling Chris Boswell.

Seahawks..Sign FA-WR-Damore Stringfellow-ex Saints
Chargers..Sign FA-RB-Troymaine Pope to active roster

Indoor Football Legue announces San Diego Strike Force joining league as expansion team….Will play 14-game schedule beginning in February in 10-team league.

San Diego Fleet…Open 10-game schedule in Alliance for American Football in February.

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(College)-Bowl Season begins on Saturday

New Mexico Bowl…Utah State-vs-North Texas State….USU without head coach Matt Wells who took Texas Tech job.

Las Vegas Bowl..Fresno State-vs-Arizona State…Bulldogs led by QB-Marcus McMaryion…Sun Devils led by RB-Eno Benjamin-QB-Manny Wilkens.

Cameillia Bowl…Eastern Michigan-vs-Georgia Southern

New Orleans Bowl…Appalachian State-vs-Middle Tennessee….Mountaineers without Coach Scott Satterfield who took Louisville job.

(1AA Playoffs)-Semi finals

North Dakota State (12-0)-vs-South Dakota State (9-2) in Fargo Dome…on Friday night.

Maine (10-3)-vs-Eastern Washington (10-2) in Cheyney, Washington.

(Division II)-Championship game

Ferris State-Michigan (14-0)-vs-Valdosta State-Georgia (12-0).

(Division III) Championship game

Mt Union-Ohio (13-0)-vs-Hardin-Baylor-Texas (13-0)…Friday game.

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(College Notes)

Central Florida..QB-McKenzie Milton to have additional surgery on damage artery near knee.

UCLA..OT-Justin Murphy-granted 6th year of eligibility announces he is transferring out as grad student.

Kansas..Coach Les Miles lands top JUCO-QB in country…Thomas McVitte-Mesa Community College-Arizona

Temple..Hires Manny Diaz as head coach-was Def Coord-Miami

Appalachian State..Hire Eli Drinkwitz head coach-was Off Coord North Carolina State

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……(Baseball)……

Padres…Leave Winter Meetings without making a trade…return home with holes at SS-3B-Starting Pitching.

Padres-Mets-Miami….Report San Diego is now part of possible 3-way deal that would involve Noah Syndegaard-JT Realmuto and prospects.

Padres-Texas..Open talks about SS-Jurickson Profar for pitching.

Padres-Arizona..Do talk about deal for D-Backs SS-Nick Ahmed.

Padres..Resign FA-OF-Alex Dickerson..sidelined two years with back-elbow surgeries.

Padres..Do not lose any players in Rule 5-draft.

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Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Joe Kelly-Red Sox..(3Y-25M) deal

Dodgers-Reds..Continue trade talks..P-Homer Bailey for OF-Matt Kemp-P-Alex Wood

Dodgers-Pirates..Open talks about C-Francisco Cervelli

Dodgers..Contact FA-C-Nick Hundley-ex Giants

Dodgers..Contact FA-C-Will Ramos-ex Washington

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(Roster Moves)

Mariners-Indians-Tampa Bay…3-way trade
..Mariners get 1B-Edwin Encarnarcion and 2nd round pick in deal
..Indians pick up 1B-Carlos Santana and DH-Jake Bauers
..Rays get 2B-Yandy Diaz-P-Cole Sulser in trade

Texas-Milwaukee..Rangers send P-Alex Claudio to Brewers for 2nd round pick.

Mets..Sign FAZ-P-Jeurys Familia-ex A’s..(3Y-30M)

Tigers..Sign FA-P-Chris Smith…P-Edwin Paredes

Rockies..Open talks with FA-1B-Justin Smoak-ex Jays…2B-Neil Walker-ex Mets-Pirates.

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(Rule 5-Draft)

Orioles.Use 1st pick on SS-Richie Martin-hit (.300) in A’s system
Royals..Use 2nd pick-P-Sam McWilliams-Tampa Bay

(MLB)

Mariners..GM-Jerry DiPoto hospitalized in Las Vegas..possible blood clot in lung.

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….(Basketball)……

Aztecs…Taking enormous criticism for not removing F-Jalen McDaniels from roster in wake of report he is facing 2-lawsuits for posting a sex video on social media…2-high school friends filing lawsuits in Tacoma.

Lakers-L-Houston (126-111)….James Hardin (50P)…Rockets hit 15-3’s in wild win….Houston also (27-32) from free throw line. …Thursday night action….Lakers (17-11)

Clippers-L-Spurs (125-87)…..38-point beating-worst loss of season….Clippers score just 20-points in the 2nd half…..Lionel Aldridge (27P) in win…..Clippers (17-10)

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..(Hockey)…..

LA Kings-L-Columbus (4-1)…Artemi Planarian 2-goals…Blue Jackets G-Sergei Bobrovsky 29-saves………Kings (11-20-1)

Kings-at-Pittsburgh-Saturday
Ducks-at-Columbus-Saturday

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…Friday night AHL action.
Gulls..Send G-Angus Redmond to ECHL-South Carolina Stingrays.

Vancouver..1st round draft pick D-Quinn Hughes-U Michigan star..says he will sign with Canucks in March when college season is over.

Red Wings..Shopping G-Jimmy Howard-asking for 1st round pick for him.

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…..(General)…….

English Premier League…Top Games.
..Manchester City-Everton…City (13-1-2)
..Manchester United-Liverpool..Man U (7-4-5)..Liverpool (13-0-3)
..Hot Spur-Burnley…Tottenham (12-4).
..Arsenal-Southampton..Gunners (10-2-4)

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