Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 27th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Baseball)…..

Padres-Cleveland….Plain Dealer reports trade talks reopened for P-Corey Kluber (20-9)….Indians are asking for OF-Hunter Renfroe…C-Austin Hedges…P-Logan Allen…P-Michal Baez in a 4-for-1 deal….Padres had rejected overtures for P-Joey Lucchessi….Kluber is 2X-Cy Young Award Winner….has 3-years left on deal 13M…13.5M..14M….Indians also discussing Kluber deal with Dodgers-Phillies-Reds.

Dodgers-Tigers…LA offering package of prospects for OF-Nick Castellanos….Dodgers rejected a request for P-Kenta Maede.

Angels…Still in conversation with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel-Astros..but not willing to go 5-years on deal…willing to make a 3-year package….Halos rotation now has Matt Harvey-Trevor Cahill-Parker Bridwell-Andrew Heaney-Tyler Skaggs and prospects Felix Pena-Nick Tropeano-Jaime Barria.

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(Teams)

Twins..Open contract talks with OF-Nelson Cruz-Mariners

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…..(Basketball)……

Lakers…MRI on G-Lebron James comes back clean-has strained groin but did not tear the muscle…could miss 1-week of action.
Lakers..G-Rajon Rondo injures finger on shooting hand-will be out a week….same hand he broke early in the season.

Golden State….Coaches meet with G-Klay Thompson-benched-shooting just 33% from 3-point line.

Clippers-W-Sacramento….LA explodes for 71-points in first half….led by 29-at one point…C-Montrzl Harell come off bench hit 6-shots in a row (15P) to trigger big first half rally by LA.

Lakers-Clippers…play each other on Thursday.

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…..(Football)…….

Chargers…Not ready to start OG-Forrest Lamp in regular season game…has been on active roster since week 9-but not in lineup…most weeks has been in active.

Chargers…Sign FA-LB-Tyrone Holmes-ex Jaguars-Browns special teams player

Jaguars..Name Blake Bortels starting QB-been on bench 5-weeks in row.

Carolina..Name rookie Kyle Allen-3rd string-as starter because of injuries to Cam Newton-Taylor Weinicke.

Cleveland..QB-Baker Mayfield says his stare down of former head coach Hue Jackson in Browns-Bengals game was warranted last week.

Patriots…Will re-tool passing game with suspension to WR-Josh Gordon..QB-Tom Brady had 48-QB rating on Sunday.

Rams..DT-Ndomakong Sun faces fine for possible eye-gouge of Cardinals WR-Larry Fitzgerald on Sunday.

Redskins…Fire 3-top execs on business side of team…President of Business Operations..VP-Marketing..VP-Sales….Daniel Snyder team has had just 5-winning seasons in 19-years….Team President Bruce Allen remains on the job.

Green Bay…Begin interviews for vacant head coaching job…Interview ex-Lions-Colts coach Jim Caldwell who is (62-5) as head coach…also interview ex-Colts coach Chuck Pagano.

Pittsburgh..Coach Mike Tomlin says he does not think pass interference calls should fall under instant replay…blown flags have led to 4-TDs that cost team two games this year.

Monday Night Football….Christmas Eve Raiders-Broncos game had lowest MNF TV rating all time (5.4).

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(Injuries)

Rams…RB-Todd Gurley-still not working out with knee issues-might sit this weekend game.

Steelers..RB-James Conner-cleared for practice-been out 3-weeks with ankle-shin injury

Eagles..OT-Jason Peters-cleared to play-had quad issue

Chiefs..Activate OT-Laurent Tardif from IR list

Broncos..RB-Philip Lindsey-surgery-torn wrist ligaments-will need 4-months rehab

Cowboys..OG-Zach Martin will not play final regular season game

Carolina..IR-QB-Taylor Heinicke-elbow injury

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(College Football)

Dallas Bowl….Boise State-Boston College game suspended-then cancelled by over 2-hours of lightning storms.

Detroit Bowl….Minnesota-W-Georgia Tech…Gophers RB-Mohammed Ibrahim (224R-3-TD)

Cheese It-Bowl…..TCU-W-Cal…Frogs defense 5-interceptions in game….Golden Bears had 4-picks in game…TCU’s Jonathan Song kicks 27Y-FG for win…..TCU held to just 28Y-passing…..Overtime victory…..

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(Schedule)-Thursday

Independence Bowl..Temple-vs-Duke
Pinstripe Bowl..Wisconsin-vs-Miami
Texas Bowl..Baylor-Vanderbilt

Miami..Bench QB-N’Kosi Perry-after his investigation into release of lewd sex video.

Buffalo…Record setting QB-Tyree Jackson-announcing he is transferring (3,100-28TD)

Oregon..Veteran QB-Justin Herbert-bypassing NFL draft-will return as 4th year starter for Ducks.

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…..(Hockey)…….

Ducks-at-San Jose..Thursday matchup…Ducks (19-14-5)
Kings-Arizona…LA is (14-20-3)-but won 3-in row

Gulls-Bakersfield…AHL action at Sports Arena…Gulls have lost 6-of-9.

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…….(General)……

LA Galaxy….MLS team hires Guillermo Schelotto as head coach…won 2-titles while coaching Boca Juniors in South America.

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