Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

***Program Note
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Chargers-Colts….Chargers (1-1)-vs-Colts (0-2)….San Diego will go without WR-Keenan Allen-Stevie Johnson-TE-Antonio Gates-RB-Danny Woodhead amongst other….Indianapolis ravaged by injuries to secondary….18-players on injured list…14-players either did not practice or limited in practice this week….Colts defense giving up (424YPG) in two losses this season….QB-Andrew Luck threw 40TDs-2014…Since then (20TD-13Int)….has been sacked 22-times in last 9-starts…Last week at Denver 5-sacks-11-hits on Luck.

Chargers..DE-Joey Bosa goes thru another practice with team-1st back-to-back workouts since June-still not sure whether he is ready for full-contact game action….RB-Dexter McCluster-ex-Chiefs-Titans will likely play as 3rd down specialist.

(Scoreboard)

New England-W-Houston (27-0)..QB-Jacoby Brissett scores on 27Y-TD run..throws for (103Y)..RB-LeGarrett Blount (105R)..Pats defense chokes off Texans-Houston doesn’t cross 50-yard line till 4th quarter…Pats defense 2-fumble recoveries-interception-2-sacks..holds Houston (6-15) on 3rd downs.

(Schedule)

Broncos-Bengals..Denver defense carrying team..Trevor Siemian-yet to throw TD pass this season..Denver defense (8-sacks-3-turnovers)..Denver (2-0)
Chiefs-Jets…Jamal Charles may make debut for KC coming off knee surgery…Jets hi-octane offense averaging (416YPG)
Raiders-Tennesse…Oakland defense giving up over (500YPG)
Minnesota-Carolina..Sam Bradford-vs-Cam Newton..Vikings to go without RB-Adrian Peterson.
Giants-Redskins..Enormous criticism of Jay Gruden-coach and QB-Kirk Cousins for Redskins (0-2) start
Miami-Cleveland..Browns start rookie Cody Kessler at QB..3rd starter in 3-weeks
Green Bay-Detroit…Aaron Rodgers sacked 6X-3 turnovers..Packers OL poor.
Arizona-Buffalo..Bills defense giving up (400YPG)…Anthony Lynn takes over as Off Coor..Cardinals offense (380YPG)
Ravens-Jaguars..Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley (13-28) as head coach-on hot seat
Seattle-49ers..Seahawks with virtually no run game..Russell Wilson has bad ankle
Rams-Tampa Bay…Case Keenum offense-no TDs in 2-games…Jameis Winston plays well at home.
Steelers-Eagles…Carson Wentz-vs-Steelers defense..Ben Roethlisberger offense (405YPG)
Chicago-Dallas..Jay Cutler out with injruies…Brian Hoyer starts…Dak Prescott no-TD passes in 2-games
Falcons-New Orleans…Monday Night Football..Drew Brees-vs-Matt Ryan…both teams defenses struggling

(Roster)

Lions…Internal discussion about signing ex-Raven Ray Rice
Bears..Activate QB-Matt Barkley from taxi squad.
49ers..Promote LB-Shane Skov from taxi squad

(Injuries)

Vikings..RB-Adrian Peterson-doctors say torn meniscus removed-out 6-to-10W..LCL ligament was not torn
Bears..WR-Alshon Jeffrey-misses workouts-knee
Jets..WR-Brandon Marshall does not practice-knee.
Gree Bay..CB-Sam Shields visits concussion specialists for head injury evaluation.
Washington..WR-DeShaun Jackson-misses workouts-knee-ankle
Browns..WR-Corey Coleman-out 5W-broken hand .

Cleveland..LB-K’Wann Williams files grievance over release…says he needs knee surgery-Browns should pay for that-and should be on IR-receive all 600,000-salary

(NFL)

Raiders..Former 1st round pick Napolean Harris-fights off 3-robbers at his restaurant-chases them in car-turns them over to police…all 3-wanted in murder case.

(College Football)

Aztecs…Full scrimmage 1s-vs-1s…2s-vs-2’s…heading into bye weekend.

San Diego State…Bye weekend for 22nd ranked Aztecs.
USD-Dayton…Torerors face Flyers team (2-1) and nationally ranked to start season…UD is (78-27) since 2007-season-excellent Division III-program.

(Pac 12)

UCLA-Stanford…Bruins defense to try and put lid on RB-Christian McCaffrey
USC-Utah..Friday nite matchup…Sam Darner makes debut as QB-for Trojans
Oregon-Colorado…RB-Royce Freeman-QB-Dakota Prukop-strong combo for Ducks.
Oregon State-Boise State…Beavers must handle Broncos QB- Brett Rypien
Arizona State-Cal…Sun Devils to try and run ball-keep it away from QB-Davis Webb.
Arizona-Washington..Huskies QB-Jake Downing red-hot heading to game in Tucson.
Washington State…has weekend off.

(Mountain West)

Wyoming-Eastern Michigan…RB-Brian Hill leads Cowboys (2-1) on road
Nevada-Purdue…Wolfpack head into Big 10-Country
San Jose State-Iowa State..Huge challenge for Spartans in Ames, Iowa
Colorado State-Minnesota…Rams QB-struggling facing Golden Gophers
Boise State-Oregon State…Broncos try to pull off upset to get into polls again
Fresno State-Tulsa…Bulldogs having QB-problems
UNLV-Idaho…Rebels go for 2nd win of season.
Air Force-Utah State…Battle of option-wishbone-veer attacks.

(Top 25)
#1-Alabama-vs-Kent State…Tide payday game
#2-Ohio State-has bye week
#3-Louisville-vs-Marshall…QB-Lamar Jackson has 16-TDs in 3-weeks
#4-Michigan-vs-Penn State…Wolverines strong run game vs Lions
#5-Clemson-W-Georgia Tech…QB-DeShaun Watson (302P) in Thursday nite win
#8-Michigan State-vs-#11-Wisconsin…Battle of big time running games

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——————-(Baseball)——————————————–

Padres-L-Giants (2-1)..Hunter Pence broke up scoreless pitchers duel in the 8th inning with an RBI-double..Giants bullpen worked out of trouble in 8th and 9th innings…
San Diego-San Francisco…Friday game..Edwin Jackson (4-6)-vs-Albie Suarez (3-4)..Padres now (64-90) on season.

Dodgers-W-Rockies (7-4)..Yasmani Grandal hits grand slam home run to trigger 5-Run rally in 7th-Grandal homered earlier..LA remains 6-infront of Giants.
LA-Colorado…Scott Kazmir (10-6)-vs-John Gray (10-6)

Angels-W-Astros (2-0)..Albert Pujols 2R-HR…
Halos-Houston..Friday night..Alex Meyer (1-3)-vs-Doug Fister (12-12)

(Scoreboard)

Tigers-W-Twins..Justin Verlander 11K-6innings-win lst game of twinbill.
Tigers-W-Twins..JD Martinez 3R-pinch hit HR in nitecamp…Twins now (55-98)..Tigers move into wildcard spot in AL..
Red Sox-W-Orioles..David Price 17th win of year..Hanley Ramirez HR..Boston sweeps Baltimore..Orioles 7-out in AL East.
Indians-W-Royals..Carlos Santana 3R-HR ..
Mets-W-Phillies..Asdrubal Cabrera 3R-walkoff HR in 13th for come from behind win…Mets move into top wildcard spot..
Braves-W-Miami..Matt Kemp hits 2-homers..has (33) for season..
Yankees-L-Tampa Bay..NY loses-leaves 11-on base.
Pirates-L-Brewers..Chris Carter hits 37th HR season.

(Injuries)

Washington..Medical meeting-Bryce Harper-not been treated for neck-nor-shoulder injuries since June.
Twins..P-Trevor May-stress fracture back
Astros..OF-Preston Tucker-shoulder surgery
Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka-forearm strain
Mets..P-Steve Matz-shoulder discomfort-day after bullpen session-shutdown for year.

(Roster)

Yankees-Pirates…Trade-New York deals reliever Phil Coke (0.55-ERA) in AAA for cash.
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Yadiel Hernandez-OF (29Y) from Cuba
Texas..Sign FA-3B-Yanis Perez (21Y) from Cuba

(MLB)

Braves..talking about extension for interim manager Brian Snitker (51-63) since replacing Fredi Gonzalez.
MLB…Talking to Mets-about playing a 2018….3-game seies in London in July
Mets..Tim Tebow makes debut in Florida Instructional League next Wednesday-vs-Cardinals.

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————-(Basketball)—————————————

Sacramento…..Mayor Kevin Johnson-former Kings star-punches out heckler while at dinner…Protester had thrown a pie at Johnson at a charity dinner…Protestor charged with felony assualt-held on 100,000-bail…has history of arrests.

San Antonio..Opens negotiations with FA-G-Rasual Butler-ex Bulls-Minnesota
Timberwolves..Negotiating to buyout F-Kevin Garnett contract.

San Diego State…Jury trial-Beth Burns-goes to closing statements next week…she suing for (4.5M) for firing and whistleblower termination.

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—————–(Hockey)————————————————-

World Cup-Hockey
Russia-W-Finland…Russia scores 2-goals in (1:19) to win-go to semi-finals…
Russia-vs-Canada in one semi-final…….Europe-vs-Sweden in other semi final

Team USA…Ccriticism continues to pile up on Coach John Tortorella for roster he put together with GM-Dean Lombardi-snubbed veteran goal scorers..US scored 2-goals-2 games.

LA Kings..Open preseason camp..Newcomers include ex-Bruins Ted Purcell…ex-Canadiens D-Tom Gilbert….AHL-goalies Peter Budaj-Thomas McCollum.
Ducks..Open camp..Names to watch Finnish F-Julous Nattinen…OHL-goal scorer Max Jones…Mason Raymond-ex-Canuck-Flames…Swedish D-Jacob Larsson….ex-Kings D_Jeff Schultz….battle for backup goaltenders job.

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———————(General)———————————————-

NASCAR…New Hampshire 400….Jimmie Johnson in trouble after 12th place finish last weekend at Chicagoland 400
Indy Car…Season completed with Simon Pagenaud winning points title
Formula 1…Off weekend…Nico Rosberg now points leader

Formula 1…New Owner Liberty Media wants to exand into bigger markets…Wants to target return to the USA….New York-Los Angeles-Miami are targets for F-1 races.

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