Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on December 6th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Basketball)…….

Aztecs-L-USD…(73-61)….Toreros stun SDSU-coming from 9-point deficit in lst half to take over 2nd half….SDSU falls apart-got ‘out-toughed’ by smaller-less athletic USD….State never found a rhythm…..committed 25-fouls….gave up 32-rebounds…..had 12-turnvoers….missed 9-free throws….went (4-for-15) from 3-point line…3-Aztecs fouled out…..Isaiah Pinero (21P) before he fouled out…..Aztecs star Jalen McDaniels fouled out also….G-Devin Watson dazzling…finished with 22-but got little help in 2nd half…. .USD now (7-2).

SDSU…heads back on road to play at Cal on Saturday night.

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Lakers-W-San Antonio (121-113)…LeBron James triggers furious 4th quarter comeback….LeBron finished with 42-points…..Lakers hit 7-3’s in 4th quarter…enroute to 43-point final quarter….Lakers trailed by 9-midway thru final quarter….Josh Hart hit 3-3’s in addition to James 20-point 4th quarter….Spurs lost despite going (20-20) from free throw line…

Clippers-L-Grizzlies.. (96-86)…..LA shoots just 33% from the floor….Tobias Harris (2-13)-7P in setback….Michael Conley (22P)…Jeff Green (19P) for Memphis….Clippers got torched in 4th quarter….

Toronto…Raptors win again..now (21-5).
Warriors..win now (17-9)
Cavaliers lose…now (5-19)
Hawks lose..Atlanta now (5-20).

Washington-NY Knicks…Trade conversations about possible blockbuster deal…Wizards G-John Wall to New York for G-Frank Ntilinkino-G-Courtney Lee and 1st and 2nd round picks.

Miami..C-Hassan Whiteside faces fine for walking off the bench during 4th quarter of loss on Tuesday night.

Atlanta..F-Taurean Prince-out 3W-ankle injury

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………(Football)……….

(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-OT-Joe Barksdale-just released with chronic depression problems…had been excused from workouts.

Broncos..Sign FA-WR-Andre Holmes-ex Bills-Raiders

Raiders..Sign FA-DE-Kony Ealy-ex-Carolina…CB-Bene Benwiere-ex Carolina

Minnesota…Workout CFL-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell and 4-other CFL free agents..Mitchell impressive in passing drills.

Washington…Admits they considered signing FA-QB-Colin Kaeperneck but did not think they could teach him pro set playbook in final 5-weeks of season

San Diego Fleet….Arizona State QB-Mike Bercovici to moved into likely starting QB job now that Josh Johnson has signed with Redskins and could remain on their roster thru the off season.
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( Injuries)

Denver..WR-Emil Saunders tears Achilles in workout today
Arizona..IR-OT-DJ Humprhies-knee…6th OL to get hurt this year
Packers..IR-CB-Kevin King-hamstring..RB-Tra Carson-ribs
Raiders..IR-WR-Martavis Bryant-knee..S-Reg Nelson-shoulder..DE-Shil Calhoun-knee
Raiders..Activate OT-Donald Penn from IR
Giants..IR-S-Landon Collins-knee
Saints..WR-Michael Thomas-miss practice-ankle
Atlanta..WR-Julio Jones-out practice-foot
Miami..CB-avien Howard-sits out-knee
Carolina..QB-Cam Newton being treated-shoulder injury
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(Teams)

Chargers…TMZ report San Fernando Valley home of TE-Antonio Gates burglarized while he was in Pittsburgh on weekend.

Chargers..DT-Brandon Mebane returns to team after missing 2-eeeks…confirm baby daughter-born 1-month premature-has heart problems….baby too young to have surgery…could be hospitalized till April.

Chargers…Injured RB-Melvin Gordon does not practice on Wednesday while knee rehab continues

Buffalo…NFL confirms DE-Jerry Hughes has been fined 45,000-over last 3-years for confrontations with NFL refs on field…Will not be disciplined for incident in tunnel on Sunday with NFL ref Roy Ellison.

Eagles..DE-Derek Barnett leaves club-brother killed when hit by drunk driver in Georgia.

Green Bay…Interim head coach Joe Philbin dismissed assistant head coach Winston Moss for tweet over handling of QB-Aaron Rodgers….Philbin told me he demands ‘professionalism-accountabilityu-respectfullness’ from his players and staff.

Jets..CB-Jamal Adams says Todd Bowles is not problem with troubled team.

Patriots..Owner Bob Kraft-‘flattered other teams want to hire our coaches’.

CFL…June Jones steps down as coach of Hamilton Ti-Cats after building team into playoff contender…will remain as Off Coord……team promotes Def Coord-Orlando Steinauer to replace him.

XFL…Announces 8th team to debut in 2020…will play in Los Angeles at Stub Hub Center.

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(College Football)

Colorado..Hire Mel Tucker as Buffs head coach-was Def Coord-Georgia

Kentucky State..Fires Coach John L-Smith after (0-10) season..was (7-25) in 3-years..former head coach Michigan State-Louisville-Toledo-Utah State

U-Charlotte..Hires Will Healy as head coach..won 13-games at Austin Peay in rebuilding their program

Brown..Hires James Perry as head coach…won 12-games in 2-years at Bryant University…7-years as Off Coord-Princeton.

Boise State…Starting LB-Desmond Williams announces he is transferring.

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……(Baseball)……..

Diamondbacks-Cardinals…Blockbuster trade…Arizona deals 1B-Paul Goldschmidt to St-Louis for P- Luke Eaver…C-Cafson Kelly…2B-Andy Young and 2nd round draft pick
..Goldschmidt (.290-33HR) last yer…Career (.297-209HR)..had turned down contract extension from Arizona-headed to free agency
..Weaver (7-11) last year-one of top prospects
..Kelly..hit (.154) as backup
..Young (.289-21HR) in Class A-ball-was 2nd round pick

NYMets..Open contract talks with FA-OF-AJ Pollack-Arizona Diamondbacks.

Royals..Sign FA-SS-Chris Owings-ex Arizona
Texas..Sign FA-P-Raf Montero-ex Mets

Arizona..Sign FA-P-Merril Kelly….pitched in Korea last 3-years (3.64-ERA)

Miami..Hire Mel Stottlemyre-Junior as pitching coach-ex Seattle Mariners.

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…..(Hockey)…….

Gulls-L-Tucson Roadrunners (5-2)….Roadrunners explode for 4-goals in 3rd period….beat Gulls for 5th time this season….Only 5700-fans show up for game as Gulls home ice problems continue…..

Ducks-W-Chicago (4-2)…..Anaheim wins 5th game in a row…get 2-goals in 3rd period to pull aways form Blackhawks

Kings-NJersey Devils…Thursday night action…Kings (10-17-1)

Red Wings..Lose D-Danny DeKeyser-6W-broken hand.

Penguins-Ottawa…Trade..Pittsburgh deals D-Stefan Elliott-F-Tobias Lindberg to Senators for C-Ben Sexton..F-Mecoy Erkamps in swap of minor league players
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……..(General)………

English Premier League
..Arsenal-Tie-Manchester United…United benches F-Paul Pogba-makes 7-lineup changes…rallies twice to tie game…Gunners (9-2-4)….Man U (6-4-5)
..Liverpool-W-Burnley. …Liverpool (12-0-3)….Liverpool scores in 62-and-69th minute
..Hot Spur-W-Southampton…Harry Kne scorxes goal….Tottenham (11-4)
..Chelsea-L-Wolves…Wolves score 2-goals in 4-minutes…in upset win…Chelsea (8-2-4)
..Leicester-Tie-Fulham….Last place Fulham with surprise tie performance
..Everton-Tie-Newcastle..Richarlisson gets tying goal late for Everton prevent upset.

Newcastle United…Franchise being put up for sale by owner Michael Ashley.

Southampton..Hire Ralph Hasenhutt as coach-from Germany

LA Galaxy..Sources say goal scoring star Zlatan Irbrahimovic had ended talks with AC-Milan…may return to MLS next season.

NASCAR…Front Row Racing-shut down operations last week…has sold its ‘Charter’ to Spire Sports Marketing group…4M-sale price…will run team next year with Chevrolets……Drivers and sponsors still to be named.

USA Gymnastics…files for bankruptcy in wake of Larry Nasser sex scandal….Plans would enable athletes to get payments owned them

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