Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(FOOTBALL)……….

Chargers…Injury woes grow…place WR-Dontrelle Inman on IR with quad injury…becomes 10th player on IR in 4-weeks….

Chargers..Say K-Michael Badgley has had setback..and could be out another 3W-with groin.

Chargers..K-Ty Law struggling with foot issue

Chargers…9-players either missed workout or were limited in practice on Wednesday….S-Nassir Adderly latest out of practice again-with hamstring.

Chargers..Sign FA-K-Chase McLaughlin-ex Bills..had 44-FGs at Illinois

Chargers..Move FB-Derek Watt to a tight end role because of on going injuries at that position.

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots..IR-K-Steven Gostkowski-needs immediate hip surgery…missed field goal and 4-PATs

Patriots..Workout veteran Ks-Mike Nugents-ex Bengals..Kai Forbath-ex Vikings…Blair Walsh-ex Vikings.

Packers..Sign FA-LB-Tim Williams-ex Ravens

Tennessee..Workout QB-Joe Callahan-ex Packers…QB-Taylor Heinicke-ex Carolina.

Atlanta..Sign FA-DE-Zach Kerr-ex Denver
Carolina..Sign Fa-OG-Caleb Benenoch-ex Patriots
Dallas..Sign FA-S-Josh Jones-ex Packers
Patriots..Sign FA-Special Teams-Jordan Richards-ex Falcons
Ravens..Sign FA-LB-Josh Bynes

49ers..Release CB-Antone Exom

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(Injuries)

Carolina..IR-WR-Chris Hogan-needs knee scope
Bengals..IR-WR-John Ross-shoulder injury
Browns..LB-Chris Kirksey-surgery-torn pec
Jaguars..CB-Jalen Ramsey-misses practice-back injury

Bugs..DE-Shaq Barrett-groin issue

Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill..RB-Damien Williams return to practice
Steelers..WR-JuJu Smith misses practice-turf foe..
Steelers..DE-Cam Heyward-quad..
Steelers..RB-James Connor-ankle

Seattle…OT-Duane Brown misses workouts with bicep injury
Redskins..TE-Vernon Davis-out of workouts-concussion..
Redskins..QB-Case Keenum out of workouts-foot
Redskins..QB-Colt McCoy practices for first time-since broken leg.
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold-cleared to practice-has had mono

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(Schedule)

Rams-Seattle…Thursday night football…Seahawks QB-Russell Wilson red hot..(8-TD-0 Int-118QB Rating)….Rams staggering coming off giving up 55-points to Tampa Bay last weekend.

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(NFL)

NFL…League office in 3rd week of probe of Antonio Brown incidents…have yet to interview the ex Steelers-wide receiver.

Oakland..QB-Derek Carr says season long suspension to LB-Vontaze Bufict was unfair.

Arizona Cardinals…long time owner Bill Bidwell passes away (88Y)….Family owned the team since 1932-when it was known as Chicago Cardinals.

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(College Football)

San Diego State..Coach Rocky Long says no Aztecs players have put themselves into NCAA transfer data base….Large number of college players have entered transfer portal with 4-weeks of schedule completed.

UCLA…Lands LB-Caleb Johnson-transfer from University of Texas.
BYU..QB-Zach Wilson-surgery-thumb injury-out 8W

Tennessee…LB-Jeremy Banks ..Arrested on outstanding traffic warrants…tells police “Where I come from-we shoot cops”…Argues with police “What would you do without that badge”

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………..(BASEBALL)………..

Padres….Add Buck Showalter to list of candidates to be interviewed…Ex manager Arizona-Texas-Yankees-Baltimore…(1,551-1,517) record as manager
Padres…Mike Sciascia to be first veteran manager to meet with team…(1,650-1,646)in career with Angels..

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(Playoffs)

Tampa Bay-W-A’s (5-1)…Yandy Diaz hits solo homers in 1st and 3rd inning…Avisail Garcia 2R-HR…Tommy Pham HR in win……A’s eliminated 2nd year in a row in Wildcard game after a 90-win season……American League Wildcard Game.

Dodgers-Washington…Game 1-National League Divisional Series game on Thursday….Patrick Corbin to start for Nets…Dodgers to start Walker Beuhler (14-4)-3.26-ERA..215-striekout….Bypassed ¬†Clayton Kershaw or Hyun Jin-Ryu….LA coming off 106-win season….Nationals coming off emotional win over Milwaukee in wildcard game…Washington won 8-in a row…and 11-of-12. to close the season.

Atlanta-St Louis..Game 1-NLDS….Dallas Keuchel-vs-Milas Mikolas.

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(Roster Moves)

Indians…Pick up (17.5M) option for P-Corey Kluber
Indians..Will not pick up (16.5M) option for 2B-Jason Kipnis.

Atlanta..Leave P-Julio Teheran and OF-Austin Riley off roster for divisional series.

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(Teams)

Angels..Report owner Arte Moreno pushed for change in managers-firing Brad Ausmus.

Angels..GM-Billy Eppler says he ‘failed’ at short term roster acquisitions.

Joe Girardi…says he wants to manage next year…career record (910-710)….(28-24) in postseason.

Phillies..No decision yet on status of Manager Gabs Kaplar…career record (161-163).

Giants..Will interview Raul Ibanez for vacant managerial job.
Boston..Fire assistant batting coach Andy Barnett
White Sox..Fire hitting coaches..Todd Stephenson-GregSparks.
Cubs..Will interview coach Will Venable for manager’s job

Toronto..President Mark Shapiro says teams spending large amounts of money on veteran free agents…’Overpaying for Players on the aging curve’….says teams should “Use the Padres-Phillies as cautionary tale”

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………..(BASKETBALL)………….

USD…Preseason camp ravaged by injuries
..F-Braun Hatfield-transfer from Youngstown State-broken hand
..C-Yauhen Massalaski-rehab from foot surgery
..G-Finn Sullivan-stress fracture back
..F-James Jean-Marte-JUCO-transfer-broken finger
..F-Jared Rodriguez-transfer from Idaho-not cleared by NCAA

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……..(HOCKEY)………..

Ducks-Arizona Coyotes…Debut of Coach Dallas Eakins….Ducks kept 5-of top young draft picks who were with San Diego Gulls.

NHL….8-games on Thursday night schedule

NHL…Wednesday night openers
..Toronto-W-Ottawa…Auston Matthews scored 2-goals in 2-minutes..Leafs score 4G in 2nd period…Pound out 42-shots on goal
..Vancouver-Edmonton…Tied (1-1) at Press time..Leon Draisaitl scored early for Oilers
..Las Vegas-San Jose..Knights scored 2-goals in 2-minutes early..lead (2-1) at Press time
..St Louis-L-Washington..Jacob Vrana scores in OT Caps win.

Buffalo..D-Brandon Montour-out 4W-broken hand
Arizona..Give G-Darcy Kuemper…2Y-contract extension

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……..(GENERAL)……….

Team USA….Names roster for Nations League Tourney in mid-October….Michael Bradley..DeAnddre Yelin…Christian Pulisic will all play…..USA faces Cuba on October 11th..in first round game.

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