Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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Chargers-Rams…Saturday scrimmage…Offense starts slowly…Philip Rivers says lots of work to be done…TE-Hunter Henry TD cstchd-impressive as was TE-Jeff Cumberland…Melvin Ingram QB-sack and 2-pressures….Josh Lambo misses 2FGs…Travis Benjamin dropped TD pass…Rams RB-Todd Gurley had 11-and-40Y runs… QB Jared Goff completed 1-short passes…Rams without 5-starters on defense….Dan Feeney-Max Turek alternated between OC-OG for Chargers

Chargers-LaDainian Tomlinson-Hall of Fame Speech…Powerful and Passionate…spoke of his family background…great-great-great grandfather coming over on slave ship…says NFL players have a responsibility beyond the field…Saluted the Spanos family….called Marty Schottenheimer the best coach he’s ever played under….Never mentioned LA Chargers…..felt it was on him to always ‘dig deeper-run harder’.

Chargers…Rookie K-Young Koo outkicking Josh Lambo…Koo (8-for-8)….Lambo (5-for-10) this week kicking.

Chargers..WR-Keenan Allen held out of workouts-calf stiffness.

Chargers..Release veteran S-Darrell Stuckey-failed physical-knee injury

Chargers..Activate CB-Jason Verrett from PUP


Denver..QB-Paxton Lynch struggles in interceptions and dealing with pressure in the pocket-3 picks in 2-days….QB-Trevor Siemian starting to pull away in QB competition…Rookie Isaiah McKenzie wins PReturn-job

Chiefs..RB-CJ Spiller goes 57Y-TD-on catch and run reception..QB-Pat Mahomes foes (34-of-48) over two days in passing drills…Tyreek Hill breaks off 3-big pass plays as WR-Slot Back-RB in different formations.

Raiders…Holdout LT-Donald Penn continues into 2nd weekend….RB-Elijah Hood 40Y-TD run….DT-Eddie Vanderhose-UCLA continues to play well…CB-Sean Smith demoted to backup…TJCarrie moved up to 1st team-CB.

Rams..Rookie TE-6’7-Travis Wilson impressive in drills-might play way onto roster….


(Roster Moves)

Miami..Sign FA-QB-Jay Cutler (1Y-10M) contract with 3M-incentives

Raiders..Sign FA-DE-IK Enemkpeli-ex Bills…FA-LB-Rufus Johnson-ex-Redskins

Miami..Release OT-Terry Poole-ex Aztecs OT
Ravens..Sign FA-OT-Austin Howard-ex-Raiders
Jets..Sign-Release RB-Bruce Ellington-ex 49ers..FA-DT-Devon Still-ex-Bengals.
Rams..Sign FA-WR-KD Cannon-ex Baylor star…
Rams..Sign FA-WR-CJ Germany-ex-Notre Dame
Rams..Sign FA-OT-Kwayde Miller-ex Aztecs
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Marcus Luck-ex Colts
Saints..Sign FA-OG-Jerry Olgowe-ex Colts
Lions..Sign FA-LB -Josh Byrnes-ex Colts
Titans..Sign FA-RB-Brandon Radcliffe
Jaguars..Sign FA-S-Jeon Johnson-Seattle
New Orleans..Sign FA-K-Pat Murray-ex Tampa Bay


Miami..QB-Ryan Tannehill seeking 2nd medical opinion on knee surgery
Arizona..KR-TJ Logan-wrist injury-out 12W
Bills..OT-Cordy Glenn leaves camp-see specialist-foot injury
Jets..RB-Bruce Ellington-49ers-fails physical
Jets..WR-Quincy Enunum-neck injury
Raiders..S-Keith Jones-fractured foot

49ers..LB-Malcom Smith-torn pectoral chest
Cowboys..CB-Anthony Brown-hamstring
Denver..S-TJ Ward-hamstring
Colts..WR-Dontae Moncrief-spring shoulder

Chiefs..TE-Travis Kelce–knee
MIami..OG-Ted Larson-major bicep injury
Jets..Put CB-Cokrey White on IR

Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper-2nd knee bruise
Seahawks..DT-Malik McDowell meets with doctors-head injury from ATV accident
Bears..WR-Alshon Jeffrey-cleared practice-shoulder strin

Denver..OT-Menelik Watson-hip strain
Saints..CB-Marshon Lattimore-#1 pick-remains out-knee issue.

Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard-cleared practice-bone bruise ankle

(Camp Notes)

Broncos..K-Brandon McManus boots 73Y-FG in practice in thin air

Steelers..WR-Martavis Bryant ordered off practice field by NFL-has not fully complied with league drug policy for reinstatement..

Patriots..QB-Jimmy Garoppolo struges in scrimmage (14-36)..9-drives-no TDs

Patriots..QB-Tom Brady tells media ‘none of your business’ if I’ve had a concussion

Packers..K-Mason Crosby misses 6FGs with new holder-snapper

Browns..QB-Cody Kessler throws 70Y-Interception-TD
Texans..Move DE-Jadaveon Clowney to LB

Colts..Rookie RB-Marlon Mack-South Florida-impressive runs

49ers..LB-Rueben Foster moves to starting ILB job

Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette moves to #1-starting slot ahead of Chris Ivory-TY Yeldon.


Oakland…Ledgendary QB-Jim Plunkett confirms he has been diagnosed with Bells’s Paulsy. issues.

Falcons..NFL suspends CB-Jalen Collins-10G-2nd offense using PEDs

Cowboys…Owner Jerry Jones reiterates RB-Ezekiel Elliott does not deserve NFL suspension for off-field actions with ex-girlfriend.

Giants..Ex-WR-Adrien Robinson-arrested-possession 25lbs-marijuana on Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Miami..Hall of Famer Jason Taylor hit with lawsuit for back child support-alimony…ex-wife says he owes 5.2M on divorce settlement.

Raiders..Hit with bill for 920,000-by city of Oakland for back parking passes not paid for.

Hall of Fame game….TV-ratings..drew 8.2M-viewers on Thursday night

Eagles..Jim Gallagher-longtime front office exec-passes (88Y)..worked from 1949-to-1995.

CFL…Toronto Argonauts lose star QB-Ricky Ray-6-8W-shoulder separation.


Aztecs…1st full workout 105 players on field-nite practice 7:30pm…on Monday…led by 3rd year starting QB-Christian Chapman and 1,000-yard rusher Rashaad Penney.

USD…Opens camp led by 3rd year starting QB-Anthony Lawrence with Saturday-Sunday practices.

UCLA..opens workouts with LB-Mique Juarez on field-top recruit left school last year.

USC..CB-Ajene Harris-2 interceptions in first scrimmage



Padres-L-Pirates (5-4)..Sean Rodriguez hits 12th inning walkout HR off Buddy Baumann…Jose Osuna had 3-run double…Manny Margot 2R-single to rally Padres to force extra innings…Andy Green ejected after 2-innings arguments with home plate ump..Paddres now (48-61).

Padres..Slump ridden Wil Myers had 3-hits for weekend..batting average since May 17th is now (.200)

San Diego-Cincinnati….Open series at Great American Ballpark..Jhoulys Chacin (11-7)-vs-Robert Stephenson (0-4)…Reds worst pitching staff in baseball…Team ERA (5.17)…Starting rotation (5.90)…have allowed 180-HRs this year.

Padres..Option OF-Travis Jankowski-will stay at El Paso after completing 20-day rehab for fractured leg.

Padres..P-MIguel Diaz-coming off strained forearm..throws 40P-bullpen.

Padres..Place P-Jered Weaver on 60-day DL-likely end of career.

Padres-Minor League pitching update
..Cal Quantrill (1-2)-4.18-ERA at San Antonio..3-good outings in row
..Eric Lauer..(3-2) 5.73-ERA at San Antonio-looks gassed-has thrown (100inn)
..Joey Luchessi..(3-2)-2.08-ERA at San Antonio..(122K-105inn) this year
..Michel Baez..(4-0)-0.91-ERA at Ft Wayne
..Henry Henry..(2-3)-2.41-ERA at Ft Wayne
..Ron Balonas..(3-2)-4.12-ERA-at Ft Wayne
..Adrian Morejon (0-0)-3.38 in 2-staarts 1.80 at Ft Wayne
..Mac Kenzie Gore (0-0) 0.00-ERA in AZL..(3G-8inn-0R-3H-13K)-3 starts


Dodgers-W-Mets (8-0),,Cody Bellinger-Justin Turner hit 2R-HRs…..LA now (79-32)…won (24-of-27)…(44-of-51)…Dodgers start is best since 1912-New York Giants season.

LA…Off on Monday

Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez (2-6) 2-RBIs in rehab start-Oklahoma City

Dodgers..Acquire P-Dylan Floro from Cubs.


Angels-L-A’s (11-10)..Waste Mike Trout-Yunel Escbar HRs..Halos bullpen gives up 6R-late

Halos-Orioles..Monday matchup..JC Ramirez (10-9)-vs-Dylan Bundy (10-8)

Angels..Investigate report A’s 1B-Matt Joyce used homophobic slur to fans on Friday night.

Angels..P-Matt Shoemaker shutdown-more issues with forearm-will consider surgery now.

Angels..P-Garrett Richards throws 20P-off mound to test bicep.

Angels..OF-Cam Maybin-1st rehab outing (2H-stolen base)

Angels..DFA-OF-Ramon Flores



Cubs-L-Nationals..Natt Wieters grand slam HR triggers 5R-8th

Astros-W-Blue Jays..Alex Bregman 2R-triple…Houston (71-41)

Yankees-W-Indians..Aaron Judge 3R-HR…35th of season

Red Sox-W-White Sox..Chris Young solo HR-3R-HR..Sox won 8-of-10

Rockies-W-Phillies..Cam Rupp 2R-doule

Arizona-L-Giants..Nick Hundley 2R-single..Jarrett Parker 2R-HR

Mariners-W-Royals..Nelson Cruz 3R-HR..Danny Valencia 2R-HR..Kyle Seager HR
Royals-W-Mariners..KC hits 3HRs early to get split in twin bill

Twins-W-Texas..Brian Dozier-Max Keplar 2R-HRs

Miami-W-Braves..Marcel Ozuna 3R-HR

Brewers-L-Rays..Steve Souza HR

Tigers-L-Orioles..O’s hit 5HRs off Anubal Sanchez…3 in lst inning

Reds-L-Cardinals..Jose Martinez-grand slam HR triggers 13R-outbuurst


Cubs..DL-SS-Addison Russell-strained foot
Tigers..DL-P-Mike Fulmer-elbow
Mariners..DL-P-Felix Hernandez-bicep-2nd time
Royals..DL-C-Sal Perez-ribcage
Brewers..3B-Logan Shaw-facial injury stealing basei
Washington..P-Max Scherzer to miss start..neck spasm
Giants..DL-1B-Bradon Belt-concussion
Giants..Activate 3B-Pablo Sandoval from DL
Reds..P-Anthony DeScalfini-reinjures forearm in rehab
Twins..P-Phil Hughes-surgery for blood clot-shoulder
Rockies..DL-P-Kyle Freehand-Groin
Rockies..Activate P-Chad Bettis coming back from cancer surgery
Astros..DL-C-Evan Gattis-concussion
Phillies..DL-OF-Aaron Altherr-hamstring-2nd time
Red Sox..Activate P-Joe Kelly from DL
Brewers..DL-C-Jett Bandy-fractured rib

Orioles..starter P-Chris Tillman demoted to bullpen (8.10-ERA)

(Roster Moves)

A’s-Mariners…Trade-Seattle gets 1B-Yonder Alonso (22HRs) for OF-John Powell (.340) at Tacoma
Tampa-Seattle..Trade-Mariners get minor leaguers P-Ryan Garton..C-Mike Marjama

Indians..Sign FA-P-Craig Breslow-ex Twins
A’s..Sign FA-C-Dustin Garneau-ex Rockies
Braves-Pirates..Trade-Atlanta sends SS-Sean Rodriguez back to Buccos
Giants-Pirates..SF sells P-George Kontos to Buccos
Brewers..Release P-Tom Wilhelmsen

Pirates-Marlins..Miami buys OF-Eury Perez-was hitting (.336-AAA)
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Al Albuquerque-ex Tigers
Arizona..Option P-Rubby DeLaRosa to AAA

Brewers..Recall P-Brandon Woodruff
Braves..Callup 2B-Jace Peterson…P-Max Fried from AAA
Rockies..Option P-Scott Oberg to AAA
Tampa Bay..Option P-Blake Snell to AAA
Mariners..DFA-P-Christian Bergman
A’s..DFA-C-Ryan Lavarnway
Blue Jays..DFA-Mike Bolsinger


A’s…2G-suspension for 1B-Matt Joyce-using homophobic slur against Angels fan
Twins..Fire 4-scouts and Director of Baseball Research
Boston..Steve Lyons-broadcaster-facing domestic abuse investigation in California with girl friend



LA Clippers…Remove Doc Rivers as Team President…Will be just head coach…Promote Lawrence Frank to President Basketball Operations…also let go assistant GMs-Gerald Madkins-Gary Sacks.

Phoenix-Cleveland…Suns reportedly offer G-Eric Bledsoe-F-Dragan Bender and #1-pick for Cavs G-Kyrie Irving.

Atlanta..Sign FA-G-Luke Babbitt-ex Heat.

Dave Bliss..former Baylor coach-hired to coach Calvary Chapel High School in Las Vegas….was fired because of drug and murder incident at Baylor



LA Kings..Sign FA-F-Brandon Prust-ex Cancuks..played last year in Germany.
Carolina..F-Andrej Nestasil leaves to sign in KHL.

Calgary..Hires Dokn Maloney-as VP-Hockey Operations

Tony Granato-ex LA Kings star-now head coach at Wisconsin…named head coach of US Olympic Hockey Team…will try to stack roster with NCAA players..Players from Europe and AHL players since NHL players will not be available.



World Golf Championship-Firestone-Akron….Hidecki Matsuyama has 7-birdies and eagle on final day (61)…blows away field…finishes (-16)…Zach Johnson second place (-11)…Charley Hoffman (-10)

NASCAR…Watkins Glen Grand Prix…Martin Truex gambles on not making final pit stop…comes from behind to win…Brad Keselowski had to pit with 3-laps left for fuel-could not retake lead.

Boxing..Russian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko retires after 11-years as champ…was (64-5) fighting abroad…just lost to English heavyweight Anthony Joshua.

Tennis..Stan Wawrinka to miss rest of year with knee scope…In 4-weeks time..Roger Federer-knee..Novak Djokovic-elbow..Andy Murray-hip have dropped out of US Open with significant injuries.

Track…Justin Gatlin wins 100M dash..upsets Usain Bolt-finishes 3rd…in World Championships in Londo…Bolt retiring from track.


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