Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on December 7th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-L-Patriots (45-0)….Chargers suffer ‘worst home loss’ in history of franchise….PR-Gunner Olszewski returns punt 70Y-TD…takes another punt back 61-yards….Pats defense has 2-interceptions….New England blocks FG returned for TD….Chargers miss FG…Cam Newton scores twice on ground…Patriots pound for (167Y) rushing…Bolts (3-9)

Chargers…coach Anthony Lynn with angry-curt post game press conference….”This football is unacceptable”….”I expect to be the coach of this team tomorrow”….”Worst game I have been in in 35-years”…:”Justin Herbert will learn thru these roght patches”….”Special teams-unacceptable in the whole operation”

Chargers..Injuries kept CB-Casey Hayward..Uchenna Nwosu..Denzel Perryman out of game..DE-Melvin Ingram already on IR.

Chargers..Put RB-Troymaine Pope on IR with neck injury.

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(Scoreboard)

Rams-W-Arizona…LA (7-4)..QB-Jared Goff (351P-TD)…Darrell Henderson 38TD run…Robert Woos-Cooper Kupp (18R) combined….LA (463Y-offense)…Kyler Murray (173P-3TD) in loss..Cardinals (6-6)..

Chiefs-W-Broncos (22-16)…..Harrison Butker 4FGs…Patrick Mahomes (318P-1TD)….Broncos RB-Melvin Gordon (131R)…..Denver put up huge defensive battle…..KC (11-1)..Denver (4-8)

Packers-W-Eagles..(30-16)…Aaron Rodgers (295P-3TD)…Davante Adams (10R-121)…RB-Aaron Jones (130R)….Packers defense 7-QB sacks…Carson Wentz benched in game..Green Bay (9-3)..Phila (3-8-1)

Browns-W-Titans (41-35)…QB-Baker Mayfield (349P-4TD)…Defense 3-takeaways-3 sacks…Ryan Tannehill (389P-3TD)…WR-Corey Davis (11R-182Y)…..Cleveland (9-3)..Tennessee (8-4)

Miami (19-7) Bengals..Tua Tagovailoa (296P-TD)…Myles Gaskin (90R)….Dolphins defense 6-sacks…Game marred by two fights…5-ejections over cheapshots…Dolphins (8-4)..Cincinnati (2-9-1)

Chicago-L-Detroit (34-30)….Lions QB-Matthew Stafford  (402P-3TD)…WR-Marvin Jones (8R-116Y) in win…Mitch Trubisky (262P-2TD)..Bears (5-7)..Lions (5-7)

Colts-W-Houston (28-20)…Philip Rivers (285P-2TD)…WR-TY Hilton (8R-110Y)…RB-Jon Taylor (90R)….Colts defense 5-sacks-2 takeaways…Deshaun Watson (341P) in loss….Indy (8-4)..Texans (4-8)

Vikings-W-Jaguars (27-24)…QB-Kirk Cousins (305P)…RB-Dalvin Cook (120Y) rushing..WR-Justin Jefferson (9R-121Y)….Vikes defense 4-takeaways…..Minnesota (6-6)..Jaguars (1-11)..lost 11-games in row

Raiders-W-Jets (31-28)…Derek Carr throws 46Y-TD pass to Henry Rugg with (:05) left after Jets call for zero blitz…Carr (281P-3TD)….TE-Darren Waller(13R-200Y)….Sam Darnold (186P-2TD) in loss…..Las Vegas (7-5)..Jets (0-12)…Def captain Mark Maye condems Coordinator Gregg Williams for calling blitz package on final play of game.

Saints-W-Falcons (21-16)…QB-Taysom Hill (232P-2TD)….RB-Alvin Kamara (88R)….Matt Ryan (273P-TD) in loss…..New Orleans (10-2)..Atlanta (4-8)

Seahawks-L-Giants (17-12)….RB-Wayne Gallman (35R)….Giants defense 5-sacks-1 interception….Russell Wilson (263P-TD)…..Seattle (8-4)..NY (5-7)

Monday Night Football..Steelers-Washington..Pittsburgh (11-0)..Washington (4-7)..Steelers playing on 4-days rest

Bills-49ers..Buffalo (8-3)..Niners (5-6)..to be played in Arizona

Tuesday Night Football…Dallas-Baltimore..Cowboys (3-8) coming off 9-day bye…Ravens tailed off (6-5)

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(NFL)

Ravens..Doctors say they discovered 4-different strains of Corona Virus in facility..including one highly contagious one that infected 23-players on team over two week period.

Cleveland..DE-Myles Garrett says he had high fever-pain and feared heart inflammation over 2-week period while battline virus.

Denver..DT-Shelby Harris says his pregnant wife and 3-children all had covid virus.

Raiders..Former LB-Vontaze Burfect arrested on assault charge in Las Vegas.

Atlanta..Interested in interviewing Terry Fontenot for Falcons vacant GM-job..currently with Saints

Houston..Interview John Dorsey-ex Browns for vacant Texans GM job

LA County..says Chargers-Rams will be allowed to remain in facilities and practice and play in LA despite possible shutdown in LA County.

Tennessee..Suspend #1 pick-OT-Isaiha Wilson for team violations..has been disciplined twice by NFL and tested positive twice for Covid in troubled rookie season.

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..WR-Josh Gordon rejoins Seahawks after year long NFL suspension is lifted..Gordon has played only 63-games out of 139-games because of discipline problems over last 8-years.

Seahawks..Workout FA-QB-JT Barrett..Tyree Jackson
Patriots..Release WR-Isaiah Ford

Lions..Release WR-Marvin Vall
Carolina..Workout FA-K-Chandler Catanzaro-ex Arizona
Raiders..Activate LB-Vic Beasley
Buffalo..Longtime K-Stephen Haushka retires-e Bills-Seattle

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(Injuries)

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger-knee…K-Chris Boswell-knee..both miss 3-days of practice.

Miami..IR-RB-Matt Breida-Covid test
Giants..IR-RB-Davonta Freeman-Covid test

Ravens..IR-QB-Robert Griffin-hamstring
Bengals..IR-CB-Tony Brown-hamstring
Seattle..IR-CB-Trey Flowers-hamstring
Colts..IR-TE-Noah Togui-knee
Jets..IR-OG-Alex Lewis-illness issues

Colts..QB-Philip Rivers-told he need surgery-turf toe
Titans..DE-Jadaveon Clowney-surgery-meniscus-knee

Houston..CB-Gareon Conley-surgery-ankle
Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs-knee issue
Raiders..S-Jon Abram-shoulder issue

Colts..Activate DE-DeForrest Buckner-from Covid list
Steelers..Activate DT-Stephon Tuitt-from Covid list

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(College Football)

Aztecs-W-Colorado State (29-17)..Jordan Byrd 94Y-TD-kickoff return..BJ Busby 90Y-punt return break open game…Matt Araiza 3-field goals…QB-Jordan Brookshire (130P-73R)…Darren Hall-Taylor Hawkins interceptions…Defense 3-sacks..11-tackles for loss…Aztecs win despite just (230Y) offense…SDSU now (4-3) keeps faint bowl hopes alive.

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(Mountain West)

Air Force-W-Utah State (35-7)..Falcons (344R)..Defense 2-interceptions

New Mexico-W-Wyoming (17-16)..Lobos defense 3-takeaways..1st win

San Jose-W-Hawaii (35-24)..Spartans (288R)..now (5-0)

Nevada-W-Fresno (37-26)..QB-Carson Strong (359P-5TD) outguns Bulldogs QB-Jake Haener (485P-2TD)

Boise State-UNLV-cancelled

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(Pac 12)

USC-W-Washington State (38-13)…USC QB-Kedon Slovis throws 4-TD passes to Amon St. Brown in 8-minute span in 1st quarter as USC jumped to (28-0) lead……Trojans (4-0)

UCLA-W-Arizona State (25-18)..QB-Dorian Robinson (192P-49R)..Defense 2-takeaways..Bruins now (3-2)

Stanford-W-Washington (31-26)..QB-Davis Mills (252P)..RB-Austin Jones (138R) in Cardinal surprise win

Oregon-L-Cal (211-17)..QB-Chase Garbers (183P-TD)…in upset win..QB-Ty Slough (231P-TD) for Ducks in loss

Colorado-W-Arizona (24-13)..Buffs RB-Jarek Broussard (301R)..Buffs (4-0)..Wildcats (0-4)

Utah-W-Oregon State (30-24)..RB-Ty Jordan (167R) in Utes win

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(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-W-LSU..(52-14)..QB Mac Jones (385P-4TD)
2-Notre Dame-W-Syracuse..(45-21)..QB-Ian Book (285P-3TD)
3-Clemson-W-Virginia Tech (45-10)..QB-Trevor Lawrence (145P-TD)
4-Ohio State-W-Michigan State (52-12)..QB-Justin Fields (199P-2TD)
5-Texas AM-W-Auburn (31-20)..QB-Kellen Mond (196P-2TD)

BYU-L-Coastal Carolina (22-17)..Battle unbeatens..Chanticleers RBs (288R)..Cougars QB-Zach Wilson (240P-TD-Int)..Coastal (10-0)..Cougars (9-1)

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(College Notes)

SDSU..Athletic staff confirms it is being tested 9-times in 12-day span.
USC..Top QB-recruit Jake Garcia-Georgia-decommits..looking at Miami

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh may leave in wake of (2-4) season..wants to return to NFL

Louisville..Coach Scott Satterfield interviews for vacant South Carolina coaching job but elects to stay with Cardinal.

Texas Tech..Coach Matt Wells-positive Covid test

Marv Marinovich..Longtime coach-trainer…passes away (81Y)..played in AFL..father of troubled QB-Todd Marinovich

Texas..Hi school player who attacked referee during game..arrested-charged with assault.

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………(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-W-Pepperdine (65-60)….SDSU rallies from 16-point defict-using defense to rally in 2nd half…Jordan Schael 17 points…Josh Tomaic 12P off bench….Aztecs survive (2-19) 3 point shooting…shots just 42% from floor…but hit 19 free throws…SDSU now (4-0)……Sunday game

Syracuse…5-Orange players quarantined for 14-days after 1-player tests positive

Ohio-W-Cleveland State…(101-46)…Bobcats set NCAA record with a (40-0) scoring spurt in 2nd haslf of game.

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(NBA)

Clippers…New head coach Tyronne Lue says he will be “blunt-honest-will change team chemistry”….Players might not like it-but they must respect it”….in reaction to reports Kawhi Leonard-Paul George ruined team chemistry last year.

76ers…F-Ben Simmons says there was ‘no accountability’ on last year’s team under coach Brett Brown

Clippers..F-Serge Ibaka says he will assume leadership role on team

Houston..G-James Harden remains AWOL from training camp..wants to be traded.

Charlotte..Hornets G-Malik Monk-positive Covid test

Minnesota..C-Karl Anthony Towns confirms his mother and 7-friends have died from Covid.

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……..(Baseball)……………

Texas..Rangers name Chris Young as General Manager..former Padres pitcher..spent last 3-years working in Commissioner’s Office as Director of Operations

Phillies..Interview Thad Levine-Twins for vacant President Baseball Ops job
Mets..Interview Billy Owens-A’s for vacant GM job

A’s..Name Mark Kotsay-ex Padres…3rd base coach

Yankees..3B-Gio Urshela-surgery elbow-will be out 3-months

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(Roster Moves)

Angels..Express interest in FA-P-Trevor Bauer-ex Reds-Indians
Boston..Open talks with FA-P-Corey Klubeer-ex Indians-Texas
NY Mets..Open talks with FA-OF-George Springer-ex Astros
NY Mets..Contact FA-P-Jake Odorizzi-ex Twins
Giants..Open talks with FA-OF-Marcel Ozuna-ex Braves..OF-Kyle Schwarber-ex Cubs
Giants..Open talks with FA-P-Liam Hendricks-ex A’s
Giants..Open talks with FA-OF-David Dahl-ex Rockies
Yankees..Open talks with FA-OF-Michael Brantley-ex Astros
Washington..Open talks with FA-C-JT Realmuto-ex Phillies
Red Sox..Open talks with FA-OF-Eddie Rosario-ex Twins
Twins..Open talks with FA-2B-Keke Hernandez
Twins..Contact FA-P-Corey Kluber-ex Rangers-Indians
Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Joakim Soria-ex A’s

Red Sox-Rockies..Boston deals P-Yoan Aybar to Colorado
Milwaukee..Sign FA-3B-Zach Green-ex Giants
Miami..Sign FA-P-Zach Thompson-ex White Sox
Texas..Sign FA-P-Joe Gatto-ex Angels
Twins.Sign FA-2B-Tzu Lin-ex Red Sox
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Ron Torreyes-ex Twins
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-David Hess-ex Orioles
Korea..Hanevah Eagles sign FA-3B-Ryon Healey-ex Milwaukee
Japan..Nippon Ham Fighters post 2B-Haruki Nishikawa..(.296)

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……………..(Hockey)…………….

NHL-Union…Discussing proposal to delay start of 56G-season till January 15th…Camps would open January 1st…No preseason games…Home games without fans..Divisional realignment incuding All-Canadian Division

Minnesota..D-Matt Zuccarello-will miss start of season…complications from broken arm suffered last year..ligament damage in elbow

Flyers…F-Nolan Patrick-not report camp-not cleared from concussion last year

Pittsburgh…Sign FA-F-Kyle Olson…ex-Ducks draft pick
Blues..Sign FA-F-Jordan Nolan..ex Blues

Larry Mavety…Longtime junior hockey coach-GM…Kingston-Bellville in Ontario Hockey League..played in WHA with Chicago Cougars..passes away (78Y)

Lou Nistico…Longtime WHA winger and hockey exec in Ontario Hockey League passes away (61Y)

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…………(General)…………….

Formula 1…Sakhir Grand Prix-Bahrain…stunning upset…Sergio Perez comes from 18th place to win after Team Mercedes had problems with both its 1st and 2nd place cars on tire exchange…knocked leader George Russell and 2nd place Val Bottas out of lead-wrong tires on wrong cars..finished 8th-9th…Russell was replacing driving legend Lewis Hamilton-out with Covid virus

Formula 1…Team Haas driver Romain Grosjean ruled out of final race of season Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix with burns suffered last week in bad crash at Bahrain GP

Jimmie Johnson…NASCAR legend will team with Indy car driver Simon Pagenaud in Rolen 24-Hours of Daytona

English Premier League
..Everton-Tie-Burnley..Dominick Lewin key goal for Everton
..Manchester City-W-Fulham..Raheem Sterling goal for City
..Manchester United-W-West Ham..Paul Pogboa goal
..Chelsea-W-Leeds..Christian Pulisic goal..Blue now (6-1-4)
..Liverpool-W-Wolverhampton..Mo Salah goal..Liverpool (7-1-3)
..Leicester-W-Sheffield..Jamie Vardy goal (92′)
..Spurs-W-Aresenal..Harry Kane goal
..Crystal Palace-W-West Brom..Will Zaha 2-goals in 5-goal outburst for CP

..Brighton-Southampton…Monday match

Napoli…Italian team to name stadium after the late Diego Marandona.

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