Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on November 16th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Golf)…………….

Masters-Augusta….Dustin Johnson builds huge lead and wins Green Jacket…Had 5-stroke lead…bogeyed 5-6..then reeled off 5-birdies to win going away…Set Masters record (-20)..268-scores….Hit 3-straight birdies on Friday to move into tie for lead…then Saturday had an early eagle and added 5-birdies to go (-16) at one point…Midway thru Saturday round there were 9-golfers tied at (-9) before Johnson got hot..finished Saturday with (65)..then won on Sunday.

(-20)..Dustin Johnson
(-15)..Cameron Smith-Sun Im
(-12)..Justin Thomas
(-11)..Rory McIlroy
(-10)..Brooks Koepka
(-10)..Jon Rahm

Tiger Woods…started fast…then had 44-hole stretch at 1-under par…faded from leaders…had horrible 10-on-12th hole..hit 3-shots into the water at Rae’s Creek…worst hole of career…Tiger (-1)..287

Phil Mickelson..self destructed on Saturday had 5-bogeys in 7-hole span…including one hole he hit two trees and put shot in pond enroute to (79)…Finished (+3)..291.

Byron DeChambeau…complains of dizzy spells during 2nd-3rd round…tested twice for Covid but came back negative both times.

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……..(Football)……..

Chargers-L-Miami (29-21)…Dolphins RB-Solven Ahmad (86R)….WR-Jeremy Grant (4R-43-TD)…had Punt Returns 17-17-18….QB-Tua Tagovailoa (169P2TD)..Chargers QB-Justin Herbert (187P-2TD-1 Int)…RB-Kalen Ballage (102APY)….Bolts special teams self destructed…fumbled snap on put…Offside on FG attempt led to TD…Failed to field key punt late in game…False start on punt…False start on punt…Block in back penalty on kick return……Keenan Allen-Mike Williams held to combined 5-receptions in game…….Bolts (2-7)….Dolphins won 5-in a row

Chargers..Put oft-injured RB-Justin Jackson on IR with on going knee-quad injuries.

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(Scoreboard)

Raiders-W-Broncos..(37-12)…RB-Josh Jacobs (112R-2TD)…QB-Derek Carr (154P)….Raiders defense 4-interceptions…Drew Lock (257P-TD)

Bills-L-Arizona (32-30)…QB-Kyler Murray throws 46Y-Hail Mary TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins on final play of game-Hopkins outjumped 3-defenders to get ball….Murray (245P-61R)….Bills QB-Josh Allen threw 21Y-TD passes to Stefon Diggs with (:34) left to give Buffalo lead….Allen (284P-2TD-2Int) in loss..WR-Cole Beasley (11R-109Y)….Zane Gonzalez 4FGs for Arizona in win.

Steelers-W-Bengals..(36-10)..QB-Ben Roethlisberger (333P-4TD)…Defense 4-sacks-2 takeaways….Joe Burrow (213P-TD) in loss..

Seahawks-L-Rams..(23-16)….Jared Goff (302P) for Rams…Rams defense 6-sacks-2Int…QB-Russell Wilson (248P-0TD)

Saints-W-49ers (27-13)…New Orleans defense 4-takeaways…Alvin Kamara 3TDs scored…Drew Brees-injured ribs in win….

Ravens-Patriots…New England led (13-10) in 3rd Q-at Press Time….Rex Burchard caught 2-TD passes in opening half.

Tampa Bay-W-Carolina..(46-23)..Bucs had 9-scoring drives in a row…Tom Brady (341P-3TD)….Ronald Jones 98Y-TD run…(192R)…Bucs finished (533Y-offense) win win.

Eagles-L-Giants..(27-17)..QB-Daniel Jones (244P-…had 34Y-TD run….Defense 3-sacks of Carson Wentz..(208P-0TD)

Packers-W-Jaguars…(24-2)…QB-Aaron Rodgers (225P-2TD….Keelan Cole 91Y-PR-TD for Jacksonville…Jags have lost 8-in a row.

Lions-W-Washington.(30-27)…Matt Prater 59FG (:03) left…had 3-FGs win win…QB-Matthew Stafford (276P-3TD….QB-Alex Smith (390P) in loss.

Browns-W-Texans..(10-7)…Browns RB-Nick Chubb (126R-TD)…QB-Baker Mayfield (132P)…..QB-Deshaun Watson (163P-TD) in loss.

Vikings-Bears…Monday night football….Minnesota (3-5)…Chicago (5-4)…Matchup of heavy duty RB-Dalvin Cook-vs-Bears defense.

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(NFL)

Saints..NFL investigation serious violations of protocols in New Orleans dressing room after win last week over Tampa….Facing major fine as a repeat offender.

Washington…3-minority owners file lawsuit against owner Daniel Snyder-trying to block owners from selling shares…3-owners want to combine their shares and sell them as a ‘block’…Snyder has first right to buy shares..but wants to rule owner have to sell individual shares …cannot put the 40% combined shares into one block and sell them to someone outside the team…That deal would make Snyder minority owner.

Tampa Bay…Buccaneers flight to Charlotte delayed by 7-hours over equipment malfunction-change of planes…Bucs did not get to Charlotte till 11pm on Saturday night.

Colts..S-Julian Blackmon-Fine (4200) for helmet hit on QB

Giants..S-Jabrill Peppers-Fined (11,000) for hit on injured Washington QB

Cincinnati..NFL suspends RB-Mark Walton for 8-games for 3-arrests last off season..will not play this year.

Green Bay…Packers mourn passing of ‘Golden Boy’…RB-Paul Hornung-former Notre Dame star-Heisman Trophy winner..College Football Hall of Fame..Pro FB Hall of Fame…was (85Y)..passed away in Louisville.

New England..Coach Bill Belichick lashes back at Boston media feuding over how poor the team has become…failed draft picks…salary cap….”We won 6-Super Bowl doing business way we did”

Bears…Head coach Matt Nagy gives up play calling in wake of losing streak…Off Coor-Bill Lazor to call plays.

Bengals..Assistant coach Bob Bicknell-WR coach-tests positive Covid

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(Injuries)

Saints..QB-Drew Brees-injured ribs
Carolina..QB-Ted Bridgewater-sprained knee on sack
Rams..OT-Andrew Whitworth-knee injury

Atlanta..LB-Dante Fowler placed on Covid IR list
Bills..CB-Josh Norman positive Covid test-on IR
Bills..TE-Tyler Kroft-placed on Covid IR list
Bengals..IR-WR-John Ross-foot injury
Browns..OT-Chris Hubbard on Covid IR
Browns..Activate RB-Nick Chubb from IR
Packers..Activate LB-Christian Kirksey from IR
Packers…LB-John Lovett-surgery-torn ACL
Giants..IR-RB-Devonta Freeman-knee issues
Houston..IR-RB-David Johnson-concussion
Houston..CB-Gareon Conley-miss rest of season-reinjure ankle
Houston..Activate RB-CJ Prosise from IR
Cowboys..IR-DT-Walter Palmore-Covid test
Miami..Activate LB-Kyle Van Noy..DT-Chris Wilkens from Covid IR
Vikings..TE-Irv Smith…groin injury
Raiders..Activate CB-Damon Arnett from Covid IR list
Steelers..IR-OG-Kevin Dotson-Covid test
Tampa Bay…IR-2 taxi squad players with Covid test
Eagles..WR-Alshon Jeffrey-activated from IR-had foot issues

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(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Activate DE-David Irving-ex Cowboys-from NFL suspended lsit
Seattle..Activate DT-Damon Harrison-ex Lions
Giants…Release OG-Ken Wiggins…TE-Eric Tomlinson
Jaguars..Release DT-Caraun Reid

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(College Football)

Aztecs-W-Hawaii (34-10)…RB-Greg Bell (160R-2TD)….SDSU defense 7-sacks..3-takeaways…11-tackles for loss…Aztecs (326R) in win..SDSU (3-1)
..Greg Bell 40Y- run…62Y-TD run
..Jordan Byrd 51Y-TD run
..QB-Carson Baker (4-13) 30-yards passing-2 picks.. in poor performance
..Aztecs score on 69Y-Interception TD
..Aztecs recover fumble at UH-7 leads to another score

San Jose-W-UNLV (34-17)..QB-Nick Starkel (234P-2TD)..Spartans (4-0)
Nevada-W-New Mexico (27-20)..QB-Carson Strong (336P-3TD)..Pack (4-0)
Fresno-W-Utah State (35-16)..QB-Jake Haeneer (422P-4TD)
Air Force-Wyoming..Cancelled by Covid outbreak

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(Pac 12)

UCLA-W-California.(34-10)…QB-Dorian Thompson 193P-3TD)…RB-..Demetric Felton (107R)…Bruins  ran for (144Y) in win in delay game on Sunday…UCLA (1-1) on season….

USC-W-Arizona (34-30)..QB-Kedon Slovis completes 13-passes on final 2-scoring drives in final 3-minutes in Trojans win…Game winning TD (:25)…Slovis (325P) in 2nd last-second win in a row…Survived 11-penalties for 110Y….Trojans (2-0)

Oregon-W-Washington State (43-29)….Ducks QB-Ty Shough (312P-4TD)..RB-CJ Verdell (118R)…..Cougars QB-Jay DeLaura (329P-2TD) in loss

Washington-W-Oregon State..(27-21)…Huskies defense 2-takeaways…Hold Beavers to (85Y) passing in ugly win in debut Coach Jim Lake.

Colorado-W-Stanford (35-22)…Buffs RB-Jarek Broussard (121R)…QB-Sam Noyer (222P-2TD)….Karl Dorrell off to (2-0) start with CU…David Shaw (0-2) with Cardinal.

Arizona State-Utah…not allowed to play-positive tests

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(Top Ranked)

1-Alabama-LSU-cancelled
2-Notre Dame-W-Boston College..QB Ian Book (283P-85R) in Irish win
3-Ohio State-Maryland-cancelled
4-Clemson-bye week
5-Texas AM-Tennessee-cancelled

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(College Notes)

South Carolina…Fires Coach Will Muschamp after Gamecocks give up 59P in loss to Ole Miss….South Carolina (2-5) on season…Muschamp went (30-29) in Columbia…Mike Bobo-ex Colorado State coach-named interim coach

Arizona State..Coach Herman Edwards positive Covid test

Indiana…Head coach Tom Allen weeps when his son-LB-Thomas Allen suffers broken leg in game

Marshall…Grants 36-Honorary Degrees-Posthumously to players who died in 1979-Plane Crash in ceremonies Saturday marking 50th Anniversary.

Ohio State..Longtime Woody Hayes assistant George Hill passes away (87Y)…also coached with Don Shula-Jimmie Johnson.

Michigan..coach Jim Harbaugh under fire after 38-point home field loss to Wisconsin…worst beating in Ann Arbor since 1935.

UT-San Antonio…removes Def Coord-Ty Nix from coaching staff hours before game.

UCLA…Announces it conducted (1430) Covid tests…no positive over 2-week span in November.

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…………….(Basketball)………………..

USD…Former coach Lamont Smith incriminated for taking kickback money to get a non qualified student admitted to USD as part of the Varsity Blues academic scandal nationwide….Name was included in documents of middle man who was providing money to coaches….Smith becomes 8th college coach to be investigated….Smith was fired two years ago for arrest in domestic abuse case.

U-Conn….Stops preseason basketball workouts for 2-weeks because of positive Covid tests on campus….
Seton Hall..stop workouts in New Jersey because of positive tests.

NBA..Informs teams they will be allowed to schedule 3-preseason games in December before season starts on December 22nd.

Dallas…Interested in signing FA-F-Danilo Gallinari-ex Oklahoma City free agent…(18PPG)

Houston…G-Austin Rivers opts out of contract to become free agent (8PPG)

NYKnicks-Houston…Open trade talks for Rockets G-Russell Westbrook.
LA Clippers-Hosuton..Discuss possible trade for Westbrook.
Lakers-Dallas..Discuss Kyle Kuzma-Danny Green deal for G-DeMar DeRozan

Miami..Hire longtime NBA-F-Caron Butler as assistant coach

Chicago…Hire Maurice Cheeks on Billy Donovan new coaching staff.

Detroit…Former college star-Celtics F-Terry Deurod passes away (64Y) from Covid

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………………(Baseball)……………….

Miami…Hires Kim Ng as General Manager…Former Assitant GM-Dodgers-Yankees…Worked in Commissioner’s Office….Had interviwed with Giants-Dodgers-Padres-Orioles…Hired because of past relationship with Marlins CEO-Derek Jeter.

Angels..Hire Perry Minasian as GM…logtime exec with Braves-Blue Jays.

Dodgers…Legendary Manager Tommy LaSorda hospitalized in intensive care unit-Orange County hospital… at age (93Y)…..No disclosure as to his ailments yet.

Angels…Drug dealing trial of former PR-Chief Eric Kay delayed from December till April because lawyer tested positive for Covid.

Mets..Former P-Dwight Gooden placed on 2Y-probation for cocaine possession…had been in rehab center for 4-months

Phillies..Begin interviews to hire both VP-Baseball Operations and a GM.
Phillies..Offer pitching coach job to Caleb Cotham-ex Reds Director-Pitching

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(Roster Moves)

Korea…Top FA-SS-Ha Kim-will be posted to begin talks with MLB teams..is (25Y) star for Kiwoom

Giants..Sign FA-C-Tyler Heineman-ex Tigers
Rockies..Sign FA-C-Jose Briceno-ex Angels
Angels..Sign FA-P-Jake Reed-ex Twins..(3.86 ERA)
Angels..Sign FA-2B-Kean Won-ex Tampa Bay minor leaguer..(.286).
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Kevin McCarthy-ex Royals

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…………..(Hockey)…………….

Ducks..Recall young C-Issac Lundestrom-had started season in Sweden.

Montreal…NHL lawsuit by widow of ex-Canadiens D-Todd Ewen over concussions from fighting will go to trial…Family is suing for damages over head injuries suffered by Ewen during career..never treated properly by NHL teams…Exam showed he had CTE from head injuries….NHL demanding some (6,600) texts and Emails from Ewen family to determine his mental state before he committed suicide.

NHL…Owners discuss reduced schedule 60-games…Teams play regioal opponents in back-to-back home games to cut down on travel…Propose to players ‘deferred salaries’ rather than salary cuts.

Vancouver-Calgary-Edmonton….Turn down request from AHL they consider moving their top affiliates to Canada for 1-year so AHL can form All-Canadian division because of border crossing problems…NHL clubs refuse to pull minor league teams out of Utica-Stockton-Bakersfield…AHL wanted a 7-team All-Canadian division.

WCHA…Alaska -Anchorage cancels hockey season because of Covid….Last Friday-Ivy League cancelled its hockey season.

Ottawa..Sign FA-F-Mike Haley-ex Rangers
Tampa Bay..Lose F-Maxime Groshev-signs in KHL-St Petersburg

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……………..(General)…………..

Soccer…Liverpool star Mo Salah tests positive for Covid while with Eyptian World Cup team.

English Premier League…Grants 50M in loans to teams in League 1-2 to help keep them afloat.

Premier League…Owners meet Tuesday to discuss possibile fund grants to help money troubled teams in the Championship League…the top minor league in England

Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton leads from start to finish in rainstorm to win Turkish Grand Prix…wins 10th race of season and wins 7th Formula 1-Team Title….Won by (:30).
Jim Pace…former 24-Hours of Daytona champion…dies (59Y).
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