Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 29th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…..

Padres-Mets…Trade Talks continue but reports say names in possible Noah Syndegaard trade have changed….New York now asking for P-Joey Lucchessi…prospect P-Chris Paddack and C-Austin Hedges in 3-for-1 deal….Padres not interested in dealing Hunter Renfroe-but still balking about putting Paddock in deal with Lucchessi….Mets adamant they want 2-pitchers in the deal.

Padres….OF-Franmill Reyes pulled from Winter Ball in Dominican Republic-knee issues…flies to San Diego for exam…was hitting (.444)

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Adam McCreery (6’9-LHP)…had (3.62-ERA) at AAA with 71K-54innings.

Dodgers…DFA-P-Pat Vendetta…had (2.57-ERA) in limited outings last year.

Dodgers..Complete coaching staff…hiring ex-C-Chris Giminez to be game plan coach….promote Adam Bates from minor leagues to be assistant hitting coach.

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(Roster Moves)

Mariners-Mets…Continue trade talks for 2B-Robinson Cano….Seattle willing to pay 10M per year of 24M-a year left on Cano contract….OF-Jay Bruce would go to Seattle in deal.

Giants-Phillies…Trade rumor SF offering P-Madison Bumgarner for 3B-Mikhail Franco-P-Vincent Vasques and minor leaguers…..Giants do not believe they can re-sign Bumgarner after 2019 season.

Rockies-Mets….Colorado makes inquiries on P-Noah Syndegaard….Rockies would have to give up P-Jon Gray as part of package to acquire him…

Cubs-Yankees….Trade..Chicago acquires 2B-3B-Ronald Torreyes for a player to be named later.

Phillies-Washington…Both meet with FA-P-Patrick Corbin on Wednesday to discuss free agent contracts….

Yankees…scheduling meeting with FA-P-Patrick Corbin by end of week.
Cardinals…ckontact FA-3B-Mike Moustakas-ex-Royals-Brewers.

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(Teams)

Mets…Hire Allard Baird as VP-Scouting…ex Red Sox scout and Royals GM.

Union…Give contract extension to Union chief Tony Clark-thru 2022 season.

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………(Football)………..

(Schedule)

Saints-Cowboys….Thursday Night Football….New Orleans won 10-in row…Dallas won 3-in row since Amari Cooper-Raiders trade.
..Saints ranked #5-offense (416YPG)….Drew Brees (3135Y-29TD-2Int)-127QB rating…….WR-Mike Thomas (86Rec)…RBs have (72R)
…Saints run defense ranked #1 (73YPG)….30-QB sacks…17-takeaways..
…Dallas…Ranked #6 in run offense (.RB-Ezekiel Elliott (1,074R-4.9YPC)-(47Rec-363Y)..WR-Amari Cooper (22R-14.9YPC) since trade from Raiders…QB-Dak Prescott (2,472P-12TD) but has taken 38-sacks-10-turnovers.
…Dallas…Ranked #7 in defense…strong LB play.

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(NFL)

Union…terminates talks with NFL over collusion settlement with QB-Colin Kaeperenck…case will go to NFL-arbitrator.

NFL…Places LB-Reuben Foster on Commissioner’s Exempt list while league investigates his recent Domestic Violence incident at 49ers team hotel.

Raiders…DE-Aldon Smith sentenced to 90-days jail-rehab center after plea bargain to latest off field domestic abuse incident.

NFL…Thanksgiving TV ratings rocket….Thursday games were up…7-16-28% from a year ago….Monday Nigh rating up 18%.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield defends criticism of ex head coach Hue Jackson…’I am leader-right to my opinion’

Carolina..S-Eric Reid says he has been drug tested 6X in 8-weeks since signing..believes he is being targeted by league.
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(Roster Moves)

Falcons..Sign FA-RB-Jeremy Langford-ex Bears.
Packers..Sign FA-S-Eddie Pleasant-ex Bears
Packers..Release LB-Kori Toomer-ex Chargers
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Clive Wolford-ex Jets
49ers…Sign FA-WR-Max McCaffrey-ex Packers

Arizona..Workout FA-P-Brad Wing
Bills..Workout FA-LB-James Burgess-ex Cleveland…DE-Demontrae Moore-ex Giants.
Carolina..Workout FA-S-Dexter McDougle-ex Seattle…K-Caleb Sturgis-ex Chargers
Lions..Workout FA-RB-CJ Anderson-ex Broncos

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(Teams)

Chargers…Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt name mentioned as lead candidate for vacant Georgia Tech head coaching job.

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(Injuries)

Atlanta..IR-DE-Derrick Shelby-knee…5th defensive starter on IR this year.
Carolina..Activate CB-DaNorris Stacey from IR.
Bears..QB-Mitch Trubisky-misses workout again-shoulder
Lions..Activate CB-Jamal Agnew from IR-knee
Chiefs..S-Eric Berry goes thru 1st workout-been out since last year-Achilles-heel
Giants..Activate WR-Cody Latimer-from IR
Jets..IR-OG-Jam,es Carpenter-shoulder
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold goes thru 1st workout in 3-weeks-foot injiury
Steelers..Activate WR-Eli Rogers-from PUP-been out since last season-knee

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(College)

Aztecs…LB-Kyahva Tezino (120T)…OC-Keith Ishmail-named 1st team all conference….K-John Baron (17FG)…S-Tariq Thompson…OT-Ryan Pope named 2nd team…RB-Juwan Washington named honorable mention.

Louisville…meet on Wednesday with Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm about vacant head coaching job.

Georgia Tech…Head coach Paul Johnson retires-11Y..(82-59) record.
Texas State..Hire Jim Spavital-head coach…Off Coor-West Virginia
Bowling Green…Hire Scott Hoefler-Head coach..was Off Coor-Boston College

Colorado..Want to interview Matt Wells-Utah State..Jim Leavett-Oregon assistant…JeffTedford-head coach Fresno State.

USC..Fire 2-more assistants…DB-Coach Ronnie Bradford…Bry;an Ellis-QB coach…5-assistants gone from Clay Helton staff…has fired 9-assistants in 3-years.

College Football Playoff Poll…1-Alabama…2-Clemson…3-Notre Dame….4-Georgia moves up…5-Oklahoma…..6-Ohio State….Michigan falls out.

Oregon State…QB-Conor Blount announced he is transferring out.

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………(Basketball)……..

Clippers-W-Phoenix Suns….LA survived 35% shooting in first half…blew game open in 3rd period built 15 point lead over Suns…led late in 3rd quarter at press time on Wednesday night…Clippers go to (14-6)

Lakers-Indians…Thursday night matchup…LA coming off 32P-beating in Denver
Clippers-Sacramento…Thursday night

Houston…Rocketes looking to add a wing player…interested in Lakers-Kantavious Pope…Iman Shumpert-ex Knicks-Cavs…Kent Bazemore-ex Bulls-Hawks.

USD-L-Ole Miss….(93-86)….Rebels shoot 61%…put 5-in double figures….Rebels built 16-point lead early in 2nd half…staved off USD comeback……Isaiah Pineera-Isaiha Wright combine for (43P)….Wednesday night game…..USD falls to (5-2)

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………(Hockey)………..

Gulls-L-Manitoba Moose….San Diego trailed (5-0) in 3rd period at press-time….Ex-Gull Logan Shaw scores 3-power plays goals early….Moose knocked out goalie Kevin Boyle in 2nd period….Manitoba G-Eric Comrie robs Sam Steele on 3-point blank shots in 2nd period stunting San Diego comeback…bAHL action

Ducks-W-Florida (3-2)….LW-Nick Ritchie scores 2-more goals…….John Gibson 42-saves in win…Ducks won 4-of-5……..Wednesday night action

Kings-at-Edmonton….LA continues Canadian road trip on Thursday night.

Boston..D-Kevin Miller-out 5W-fractured larynx
Blackhawks…Surgery-D-Brandon Davidson-out 8W
Leafs..Activate F-Auston Matthews-=been out 4W-shoulder

Blues-Red Wings..open trade talks G-Jimmy Howard of Detroit
Leafs-Flames…Toronto deals D-Andrew Nielsen to Calgary for F-Morgan Klemchuk

Flyers..Fire Assistant GM-Chris Pryor…assistant coach Gord Murphy-day after firing GM-Ron Hextall.

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……..(General)……..

Darren Rovell…longtime ESPN reporter leaves to join gambling website in Las Vegas.

Greg Berkhalter….interviews for vacant coaching job Team USA-World Cup soccer.

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