Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on January 10th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Football)……

Chargers..DT-Brandon Mebane returns to the team…Infant daughter passed away last Thursday…Born prematurely with heart defect…Mebane says he will play in Sunday’s game with Patriots.

Chargers…Banged up RB-Melvin Gordon did not practice on Wednesday…has lingering ankle-knee issues…in last 4-games..Gordon has 46-touches-168 APY…averaging just 3.6-Yards per play.

San Diego…Mayor’s Assistant Craig Gustafson refutes report Raiders President Mark Badane or Legal Counsel John Yaw called Mayor Kevin Faulconer to discuss moving Raiders to SDCCU Stadium next season…’there has been no conversation’

San Diego Fleet…Sign DE-Demontrae Moore…played with Giants-Raiders this past season.

San Diego Fleet…Go thru first full workouts in pads in AAF-camp at Alamodome in San Antonio…QB-Mike Bercovicci-ex ASU…RB-Bishop Sankey-ex Washington… running first team….All 8-AAF teams working out in San Antonio thru the end of the month

San Diego Fleet..Sign FA-TE-Gavin Escobar-ex Cowboys-Ravens-Aztecs

San Diego Fleet..Sign FA-OT-Darrell Greene-ex Eagles-Aztecs…OT-Brett Boyko-ex Chargers…LB-Eric Pinkens-ex Giants-Aztecs…OT-Terry Poole-ex Ravens-Aztecs…

San Diego Fleet…Move former Aztecs S-Kareem Kelly to WR with team….Release WR-Isaiah Burse-Fresno State-knee issues.

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…….(Coaching Hirings)

Denver..Hire Vic Fangio-as head coach-ex Bears Def Coord…..Hire Gary Kubiak-returns as Off Coord.

NYJets…Hire Adam Gase as head coach-just fired from Miami

Browns..Hire Freddy Kitchens as head coach-promoted from Off Coord…Fires Interim Head Coach Gregg Williams-despite (5-3) record.
Browns…Fire 13-other assistant coaches hours after Kitchens hired as coach…Let go QB-coach Ken Zampese..OL coach-Bob Wylie..among others

Arizona..new coach Kliff Kingsbury interviews Jake Spavital-Texas State for Off Coord job…Spavital just hired last month at Texas State.

Tampa Bay…new coach Bruce Arians hires Todd Bowles-Def Coord-…Kacy Rodgers-LB coach…both ex-NY Jets.

New York Jets…Narrowing choices to head coach to Mike McCarthy-ex Green Bay…Adam Gase-ex Miami.

Miami..Report owner Steven Ross wants permission to talk to Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh…willing to give draft pick compensation.

Cincinnati…Bengals considering hiring fired Broncos head coach Vance Joseph and retaining Hue Jackson as Off Coord.

Minnesota…Retains Kevin Stefanski as Off Coord

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(Teams)

Carolina…NFL and Union say Panthers S-Eric Reid was not targeted in drug testing…says he was not tested 6-times in 11-weeks.

Atlanta..Brad Childress quits as coach of AAF-Atlanta Legends team..may be hired as Cleveland Browns consultant.

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(Injuries)

Colts..S-Mike Mitchell-placed on IR…calf injury.

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(College Football)

Alabama..QB-Jalen Hurts applies to NCAA to transfer out of Tide program as Graduate student..will have 1-year eligibility left to play.

Clemson..CB-Traymon Mullen…LB-Trey Lamar both file for NFL draft….as does DE-Dexter Lawrence.

Oklahoma..OT-Bobby Evans files for NFL draft….OT-Cody Ford had already filed also.

BYU…top RB-Riley Burt-files for NFL draft.

Colorado State..Coach Mike Bobo defers 100,000 salary boost due this offseason because of Rams poor season last year.

LSU..OT-Matt Branch has leg amputated….his hunting door stepped on loaded rifle-fired-hitting player in leg.

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…..(Baseball)……….

Boston…Rejects contract demand from relief ace Craig Kimbrel-not interested in giving him 6-of-7 year free agent deal.

Texas..Sign FA-P-Shelby Miller-ex Arizona Diamondbacks

Royals..Sign FA-P-Michael Ynoa-ex White Sox-Mariners

Texas..Sign FA-P-Michael Tonkin-Hanshin Tigers-Japan.

Seattle..Sign FA-2B-Dustin Ackley-former 1st round pick-bounced around majors

Cubs..P-Jaime Garcia retires after 10-year career (70-62)..most of career with Cardinals.

Arizona..Hire Barry Enright as minor league pitching coach
Texas..Hire Eric Gagne as AAA-pitching coach.

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….(Basketball)…….

Lakers-W-Detroit..(113-100)…Kyle Kozma explodes for (41P) in 29-minutes-included 5-3’s… ….Michael Beasley comes off bench for (19P)…….LA (3-5) since LeBron James injury

Clippers-at-Denver…Thursday night action

Oklahoma City…C-Nerlens Noel-concussion problem.
Memphis..F-Dillon Brooks-gone for year-toe injury

Knicks-Sacramento…..discussing deal..NY-C-Enes Kanter to Kings for expiring contract F-Zach Randolph..

USD…Backup 6’11-Akim Jonah transfers out-returning home to Germany…G-Emmanuel Hilton transfers out also-return to East coast.

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…..(Hockey)…….

Anaheim Ducks-L-Ottawa Senators (2-1)…..Bobby Ryan scores in 3rd period to tie game…Colin White scores on 2-on-1 break at start of overtime in Senators win………Ducks (0-7-2) last 9-games…..9-game winless streak sets all time club record…

LA Kings-Ottawa…Thursday night game at Staples Center.

San Diego Gulls-W-Bakersfield (7-4)…Red hot Gulls explode for 3-goals in (:61) at end of game…..Sam Carrick scores 19th goal of season in win……..Gulls (10-0-2) on hot streak.

Gulls…C-Ben Steel..D-Josh Mahura sent back down from Ducks.

San Jose..D-Erik Karlsson on rampage…last 6-games (1G-15A)…16-points.

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