Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on October 5th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Baseball)….

Padres…Head to Texas to open NL Divisional series vs Dodgers on Tuesday.

Padres…Must turn in 28-man roster on Tuesday morning.
..P-Mike Clevinger has tried to throw twice following cortisone injection-mixed results.
..P-Dinelson Lamet could be father along in throwing and might be added to roster.
..Manager Jayce Tingler said Clevinger-Lamet played catch..no bullpen sessions
..P-Joey Luchessi…P-MacKenzie Gore could be added as long relievers.

Padres…Former minor league pitcher Charles Haeger-found dead of suicide in Grand Canyon…was fugitive for killing of girlfriend in Scottsdale.

Padres…P-Kirby Yates says team has yet to open contract talks with him..slated to become free agent-November 1st

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Dodgers…Name Walker Beuhler-Clayton Kershaw to start games 1-2 vs Padres
Dodgers…28-man roster expected to remain intact from wildcard series.
Dodgers…Longtime pitching coach Ron Perranoski passes away
Dodgers..Former OF-Lou Johnson passes away.

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Angels…May hire a VP-Baseball Operations and a GM after firing of GM-Billy Eppler-who had one year left on his contract.

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(Schedule)

Astros-Athletics…Monday AL-matchup at Dodgers Stadium
Yankees-Tampa Bay…Monday AL-matchup at Petco Park
Atlanta-Miami…Tuesday NL-matchup in Houston Minute Maid Park

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(MLB)

Phillies..fire GM-John Klentack (326-382)..faded 3-straight Septmebers
Orioles..fire pitching coach Doug Brocail..3B-coach Jose Flores
Washington..fire pitching coach Paul Menhart

Tigers..will interview AJ Hinch-ex Astros..Alex Cora-ex Red Sox for managers job

Arizona…Former P-Charles Haeger-commits suicide at Grand Canyon after shooting killing former girlfriend in love-triangle feud in Scottsdale…Pitched in Padres-Dodgers-White Sox-Red Sox-Mariners organization.

Houton..Manager Dusty Baker defends his players..’earned right for this playoff spot despite haters in baseball’

Mets..New owner Steve Cohen says teams front office employees will return to full salary on November 1st.

MLB-Union…Discussing a 14-team playoff with first round byes next year…will not retain 16-team playoff format

BWAA…Baseball writers remove name of Judge Landis from MVP trophy…89% vote to remove name…Landis served as Commissioner 1920-1944…but was avowed racist against blacks in baseball.

MLB…Folds Appalachian League..and will replace it with a Summer College League instead of rookie developement league

MLB…Confirms 34 straight days without a positive test fof Covid

Bob Gibson..Legendary Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher passes away (84Y)…Career record (251-174)…had (1.12-ERA) in 1968….struck out 17-batters in a World Series game…won 15-games in a row including 10-shutouts in 1968 season.

Ron Perranoski….Longtime Dodgers pitching coach…..was (81Y)….hs 178-saves in career with Cubs-Dodgers-Twins

Lou Johnson…Major league OF with Dodgers-Cubs-Angels passes away (86Y)

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(Roster Moves)

Indians..SS-Francisco Lindor says he expects to be traded in off season…has 1Y-left on 17.5M-contract.

Pirates..C-Francisco Cervelli retires-concussion issues

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Sean Poppen-ex Twins
Pirates..DFA-2B-JT Riddle
Milwaukee..Option P-Devin Williams to taxi squad..shoulder woes (0.33-ERA)
Houston..Signs OF-Yuli Gurriel to 1-year extension..hit (.232)..paycut 8M-to-6.5

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(Injuries)

Astros..P-Justin Verlander-elbow surgery…will be sidelined 12-to-14 months.
Miami…OF-Starling Marte-fractured pinkie
Twins..2B-Jorge Polanco-surgery-ankle
Milwaukee..MRI-OF-Ryan Braun-back injury
Twins..MRI-SS-Josh Donaldson-calf
Seattle..2B-Shed Long-fractured leg
White Sox..OF-Eloy Jiminez-sprained foot

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(Football)

Chargers-L-Tampa Bay (38-31)…Tom Brady rallies Bucs from (24-7) deficit….finishes (369P-5TD)….WR-Mike Evans (7R-122Y)…Justin Herbert (290P-3TD-Int-2 sacks) in loss..Mike Davis 73Y-TD Interception for Chargers….Bolts lost 3-games in a row…Lose RB-Austin Ekeler with knee sprain and hamstring injury…could be out 3-weeks if not longer…MRI on Monday.

Chargers…Roster decimated by injuries
..IR-CB-Chris Harris-sprained foot..out 4-6 weeks
..IR-DE-Melvin Ingram..knee..out 3 weeks
..OT-Bryan Bulaga..out back injury
..OG-Trei Turner..out groin injury
..WR-Mike Williams..out hamstring

Chargers..Sign FA-OG-Ryan Hunter-ex Chiefs
Chargers..Sign FA-DT-Joe Graziano-ex Redskins

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(Scoreboard)

New England-Chiefs…Game postponed till Monday-Covid test on each team
Steelers-Titans..Game postponed till late October..Titans postive tests

Browns-W-Cowboys.(49-38),,Odell Beckham 50Y-TD run….Browns pile up (307Y) rushing…Baker Mayfield (165P-2TD)…Browns pile up(508Y) offense….Dak Prescott (502P-4TD-Int)….Dallas (1-3)

Raiders-L-Bills..(30-23)…Josh Allen (288P-3TD)…Stefon Diggs (6R-115Y)…Bills defense shutdown Raiders 4-scoring drives in a row..Derek Carr (211P-2TD) in loss..

Colts-W-Bears (19-11)…Philip Rivers (190P-TD)…Colts defense held Chicago (269Y) offense..Nick Foles (249P-TD-Int) in loss..

Bengals-W-Jaguars (33-25)..RB-Joe Mixon (151R-3TD)…QB-Joe Burrow (151P-2TD)….Gardner Minshew (351P-2TD)..

Saints-W-Lions (35-29)..Drew Brees (246P-2TD)…Alvin Kamara (119APY)….Saints scored 5-TDs in row coming from behind…Matthew Stafford (206P-2TD) in loss..

Seahawks-W-Miami (31-23)..Russell Wilson (360P-2TD)….Ryan Fitzpatrick (315P-0TD-2 Int) in loss..

Ravens-W-Redskins (31017)…QB-Lamar Jackson 50Y-TD run…Jackson (193P-53R)….Dwayne Haskins (319P-0TD-3 sacks) in loss.

Cardinals-L-Carolina (31-21)..Teddy Bridgewater (276P-2TD)…Panthers piled up (444Y) offfense…Kyler Murray held (133P-3TD)..in loss..

Vikings-W-Houston (31-23)..RB-Dalvin Cook (130R-2TD)…Kirk Cousins (260P-2TD)…WR-Adam Thielen (8R-114)…DeShaun Watson (300P-2TD)…Texans (0-4)..

Rams-W-Giants (17-9)…Jared Good (200P-TD)…Cooper Kupp 55Y-TD catch…Rams defense 5-sacks of Daniel Jones…

Eagles-W-49ers…(25-20)..Carson Wentz throws 42Y-TD pass in 4th quarter..Alex Singleton 30Y-TD interception….Nick Mullens (200P) leaves game..

Packers-Falcons..Mondsy Night Football.

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(NFL Notes)

Tennessee Titans…A total of 18-have been quarantined after positive Covid tests…9-players..9-staff members…Outbreak came after LB-coach Shane Bowen tested positive last weekend.

New England..Q -Cam Newton only Patriots player to test positive so far.
New England…Team steps up testing to twice a day after Newton test
Chiefs…Backup QB-Jordan Ta-amu tested positive over weekend

Raiders..Fined 50,000-for violation of protocol by allowing people in locker room
NFL..Will fine players 50,000 if they miss cover tests
NFL..Investigating Raiders QB-Derek Carr-3 other players for violation masks
NFL..Consider fine coach John Harbaugh for pulling mask down argue refs
NFL-Union…asks league to consider putting all players in team hotel rest year
NFL..Clete Blakeman officiating crew not work this weekend-exposed Covid

NFL…investigating ugly postgame fight between Jalen Ramsey-Rams…Golden Tate-Giants…about a family dispute.

Dallas..DT-Trystan Hill-fined 50,000 for late hit injured Seattle RB-Chris Carson

Pittsburgh..OT-Jarron Jones arrested strangulation of girlfriend..facing 3-counts domestic abuse

Tennessee..Former DT-Albert Haynesworth arrested for making domestic abuse threats to girlfriend.

Washington..Coach Ron Rivera left two practices with after side-effects of chemo treatment for skin cancer…had to have 2-IVs at halftime of Sunday game

Baltimore..Sign CB-Marlon Humphrey to (5Y-98M) extension

Monday Night Football…Last week Ravens-Chiefs game drew 14M-viewers..up 36% from a year ago.

XFL….Announces it will not play in spring 2021…but return in 2022.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-S-TJ Ward-ex Broncos-Browns
Ravens..Sign FA-S-Marcus Gilchrist-ex Jets-Chargers
Bears..Sign FA-RB-Lamar Miller-ex Houston
Browns..Sign FA-WR-Ryan Switzer-ex Steelers
Broncos..Sign FA-DT-Tim Jernigan-ex Ravens
Broncos..Sign FA-DT-Darius Kilo-ex 49ers
Broncos..Sign FA-DT-Sylvester Williams-ex Titans
Broncos..Workout FA-LB-Nigel Brdham-ex Eagles
Houston..Sign FA-DT-Corey Liuget-ex Chargers
Houston..Sign FA-DT-Ryan Glasgow-ex Bengals
Colts..Workout FA-S-Tony Jefferson-ex Ravens
Colts..Release QB-Chad Kelly
Jaguars..Sign FA-K-Aldrick Rosas-ex Giants
Patriots..Release DT-Xavier Williams
Giants..Sign FA-RB-Alfred Morris-ex Redskins-Cowboys
Raiders..Sign FA-DE-Breeland Speaks-ex Chiefs
Seattle..Sign FA-S-Damarius Randall-ex Packers-Raiders
Titans..Sign FA-RB-D’Onta Foreman-ex Texans

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(Injuries)

Colts..LB-Darius Leonard-groin injury
Browns..RB-Nick Chubb-knee injury
Browns..OT-Larry Ogunjabi-abdominal injury
Saints..OT-Ryan Ramezyk-concussion
Lions..CB-Desmond Trufant-hamstring
Tampa Bay..TE-OJ Howard-Achilles injury
Dallas..OC-Joe Looney-knee injury
Jacksonville..CB-CJ Henderson-shoulder
Jacksonville..LB-Myles Jack-ankle
Jacksonville..TE-Tyler Eifert-concussion
Jacksonville..CB-DJ Hayden-hamstring
Wahsington..KR-Greg Stroman-concussion
Carolina..CB-Eli Apple-hamstring
Arizona..RB-Kenyan Drake-shoulder
Rams..DT-Adrian Colbert-neck
Chicago..CB-Devin Bush-hamstring
Bills..LB-Levi Wallace-ankle
Raiders..DT-Maliek Collins-shoulder
49ers..DE-Ziggy Ansah-bicep injury
49ers..CB-K’wann Williams-knee

Tampa Bay..WR-Chris Godwin-out-hamstring..RB-Leonard Fournette-ankle
Titans..IR-DT-Jeff Simmons-covid
49ers..IR-DE-Dee Ford-back issue..IR-TE-Jordan Reed..knee
Seattle..LB-Jordyn Books-out sprained knee
Eagles..IR-CB-Trevor Will8ams-knee..IR-OT-Jason Peters-foot
Raiders..IR-S-Damon Arnettj-6W-broken thumb
Saints..Activate CB-Eli Apple from IR
Chiefs..IR-CB-L’Jarius Sneed-broken collarbone..IR-OG-Andrew Wylie illness
Colts..Surgery WR-Michael Pittman-blood clot leg
Packers..IR-WR-Alan Lazard-core muscle injury..IR-LB-Chris Kirksey-shoulder
Broncos..IR-DT-Jurrell Casey-bicep..IR-OT-Elijah Williams-leg
Cowboys..Surgery OT-La’el Collins-hip
Bengals..IR-DT-Mike Daniels-elbow
Bears..IR-RB-Tarik Cohen-knee surgery
Atlanta..IR-CB-Darqueeze Dennard-hamstring..K-Young Koo-groin injury

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(College Football)

Aztecs….Announce 8-game home schedule…4-home..4-road
..Open home vs UNLV in Carson on October 24th
..Play 3-of-4 at home to start season
..Road games at Utah State..Nevada..Fresno
..Play at BYU in non conference game last game of season

Notre Dame…Put 25-playes in isolation…14-in quarantine;…believe outbreak in Irish program came from a team meal…gave 273-tests in 3-day span.

Houston…Have now had 5-games cancelled so far this season.

Mountain West Conference…will not have divisional races this year…1st place team will host 2nd place team in championship game in December.

College Football Playoff…Reject proposal to expand from 4-team playoff this year.

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(Scoreboard)

1-Clemson-W-Virginia..QB-Trevor Lawrence (329P-3TD)
2-Alabama-W-Texas AM..QB-Max Jones (435P-5TD)
3-Florida-W-South Carolina..QB-Kyle Trask (268P)
4-Georgia-W-Auburn..QB-Stetson Bennett (240P-TD)

9-Texas-L-TCU..Frogs QB-Max Duggan (231P-79R)
Oklahoma-L-Iowa State…Sooners now (0-2)
LSU-W-Vanderbilt..QB-Myles Brennan (337P-4TD)

Wisconsin…Lose QB-Jack Coan-foot injury…needs surgery

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(Playoffs)

Lakers-L-Miami (115-104)…Jimmy Butler (40P)….Heat put 6-players in double figures…score 68P-in opening half….Lakers shot 43% in game…Anthony Davis held 15P in loss….Lakers lead series (2-1)….

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Clippers…Owner Steve Ballmer met with Jerry West..Kawhi Leonard…Paul George before making decision to fire Coach Doc Rivers….Ballmer felt Team Chemistry..Conditioning…Leadership….Attitude inside the bubble became negatives.

Clippers…Will interview Tyronne Lue..Chauncey Billups for head coaching job.

76ers..Hire Doc Rivers as head coach..3-days after firing by Clippers….Rivers was (356-208) as Clippers coach…but just (3-8) in playoff series.

Tyronne Lue…Will interview this week with New Orleans-Houston
Mike D’Antoni…Interviews with Indiana Pacers this week

Utah..Hire Del Demps as assistant coach..former GM-New Orleans

Sacramento…says it will not trade G-Buddy Hield who feuded with coach Luke Walton.

Dallas..Owner Mark Cuban says he will rescue former G-Delonte West-living on streets and panhandling…has severe bipolar problems.

Minnesota..G-Malik Beasley arrested on gun-drug charges.
LaVar Ball….Father of 1st round pick LaMelo Ball says he does not want his son taken by Golden State Warriors-not a good fit

USD…Loses leading scorer G-Braun Hatfield (13PPG)…elects to transfer out after 1-year

Aztecs…Invited to play in Diamondhead Classic which is being moved to Orlando from Hawaii

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NHL Draft….1st round Tuesday afternoon-4pm….NY Rangers own top pick…LA Kings draft second…Ottawa drafts 3rd and 5th…Detroit 4th…Anaheim Ducks draft 6th-27th in opening round.

Trade Rumors…huge deals rumored heading into opening round of draft.
..Winnipeg-Columbus….shopping goal scorer Patrick Laine to Jackets
..Vancouver-Minnesota..discuss a Brock Bowser-Matt Dumba trade
..Blackhawks-Penguins..discuss deal for G-Matt Murray
..Vancouver-Edmonton…discuss deal for G-Jakob Markstrom
..Arizona-Calgary..discuss deal for G-Darcy Kemper
..Arizona-Boston..discuss deal for D-Oliver Eckman-Larsson
..Arizona-Edmonton..discuss deal for D-Eckman-Larsson
..Minnesota-San Jose..discuss deal for RW-Ryan Donato
..Sabres-Rangers..discuss deal for Buffalo captain Jack Eichel
..Columbus..Shop G-Joonas Korpisalo
..Washington-San Jose..discuss deal for G-Braden Holtby

Rangers-Red Wings..NY deals D-Mark Staal to Detroit for #1 pick
Montreal..Sign FA-LW-Brent Gates-ex San Diego Gulls-Ducks
Chicago-Las Vegas..Hawks trade F-Brandon Pirei to Knights
Kings-Chicago…Hawks deal D-Ollie Maata to Kings for F-Brad Morrison

Las Vegas..Sign G-Robin Learner (5Y-25M) extension
Montreal..Sign D-Jeff Petry (4Y-25M) extension
Edmonton..Negotiate to re-sign #1 pick Jesse Puljujarvi-Karpat-Finland (24G)
Detroit..Releases G-Jimmy Howard
Ottawa..Buys out F-Bobby Ryan
Rangers..Buys out G-Henik Lundqvist-spent 15Y with team
Arizona..Buys out F-Michael Graber
Washington..Sends D-Bobby Nardella to Djurgarden-Sweden
Kings..Sign FA-Fs-Nick Poehling-Jack Poehling-St Cloud State

Florida-Ottawa…Trade-Senators deal #4 pick for D-Josh Brown
Nashville..Sign FA-F-Devin Cooley-Denver University star

Arizona..Coyotes..Hire Darryl Plandowski-Director of Scouting
Arizona..Fire 3-more scouts over weekend in front office purge
Toronto..Hire Paul MacLean as assistant…longtime coach

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…………..(General)………..

NASCAR…Talladega 400…Denny Hamilin makes bold 3-wide pass on 3rd ovrtime to win accident marred race…Race had to go 12-extra overtime laps because of wrecks…58-lead changes….13-cautions….2-red flag stoppages….13-car wreck late in race..

NASCAAR…Announce 2021 schedule
..Brickyard 400 race to become road race as part of Indy car doubleheader
..Kentucky 400…Chicagoland 400 dropped from schedule
..Circuit America-Austin road street race added
..Bristol 400-converted to dirt race

NASCAR…Fines Rick Hendrick racing 100,000-for Wind Tunnel Testing violations

Indy Car…Harvest Grand Prix..Josef Newgarden wins Friday race
Indy Car..Harvest Grand Prix..Will Power leads all l75-laps wins Saturday race

Indy Car…Andretti Autosport..Signs James Hinchcliffe to replace fired driver Zach Veach

Formula 1…Bye weekend
Formula 1..Honda engine builder pulls out after 2021 season…leaving Red Bull and Team Alpha without engines.

Ferrari..Signs Carlos Sainz fro Team McLaren to drive next year-replacing Sebastian Vettel.

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Tennis…Serena Williams pulls out of French Open-Reinsured Achilles

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Soccer….FC Barcelona..Signs Team USA F-Sergino Dest
Liverpool…F-Thiago tests positive for Covid virus
Aston Villa…Loans F-Ross Barkley to Chelsea.

Liverpool…Coach Jurgen Klopp…says EPL must find a way to help poorer teams in Champions League survive financial trauma because of cover.

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