Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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………..(BASEBALL)………..

(World Series)

Astros-L-Nationals (6-2)….Washington comes from behind to win World Series…winning 4th game in Houston’s Minute Maid Park in Fall Classic….Anthony Rendon hit solo HR to get Nats back into game in 7th….Howie Kendrick hits a 2R-HR off right field foul pole in 7th to give them the lead….Adam Eaton adds 2R-single in 9th for insurance runs…..Max Scherzer grinding hru 5-innings-allowed 2R….Patrick Corbin threw 3-shutout innings out of the bullpen….Zack Greinke was cruising with 1-hitter till he gave up Rendon home run…Houston bullpen imploded after that with Will Harris giving up the key Kendrick HR-second night in a row Harris gave up a key home run….Astros had ace Gerrit Cole warming jp in the bullpen but did not use him….Washington scored 21-run in playoffs in the 7th-8th-9th innings….Road team won all 7-games in series…Washongton won 4-straight in Houston…Astros won 3-in a row in Washington……1st World Series win for that city since 1924-Washington Senators-led by Walter Johnson.

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(Teams)

Giants..Interview Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren for vacant managerial job.

Pirates..Will interview ex-Orioles GM-Dan Duquette for vacant GM post.

Yankees..Interviewing college coaches-Chris Fetter (Michigan)..Matt Hobbs (Arkansas) for vacant pitching coach post.

Phillies..Interview Larry Rothschild-ex Yankees..for pitching coach job.

Red Sox..Hire former major league P-Dave Bush aspitching coach.

Texas…Former OF-Josh Hamilton arrested for striking his 14Y old daughter in argument in home…Ex-wife had filed for protection from the former drug troubled player.

Seattle..Mariners mourn passing of Ron Fairly….longtime broadcaster (81)….Spent 21-years as a player, much of time with LA Dodgers-then Montreal Expos.

Padres…Will introduce Jayce Tingler as new manager on Thursday…Sources indicate he will retain Darren Balsley-Glen Hoffman on coach staff…Club may retain Rod Barajas in new role.

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(Roster Moves)

Pirates…Say they will not trade OF-Starling Marte.

Royals..SS-Alcides Escobar signs with Yakult Swallows-Japan

Seibu Lions..OF-Shigo Akinjama to be posted for MLB-free agency…career (.301) hitter

Giants..Sign FA-P-Tyler Anderson-ex Rockies
Orioles..Sign FA-1B-Pat Valaika-ex Rockies
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Sam Howard-ex Rockies
Rockies..DFA-P-Chad Bettis
Giants..DFA-P-Kyle Barraclough

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………..(FOOTBALL)………….

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn defended decision to fire Off Coor-Ken Whisenhunt….”We had no rhythm to offense….No flow”

Chargers..Rule out S-Derwin James returning to practice-‘still aways away-recovering from foot surgery’.

Chargers…OT-Russell Okung-limited in workouts with calf injury…S-Rod Teamer-limited with groin….3-DTs miss workouts again as they prepare for Packers game

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(Schedule)

San Francisco 49ers-Arizona Cardinals….Niners (7-0) with top rated defense-vs-Kyler Murray-Cardinals rookie QB (1,997) Yards passing

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(Injuries)

Rams…WR-Brandin Cooks flies to Pittsburgh to meet with concussion specialists.

Patriots..QB-Tom Brady limited in practice by shoulder-calf issues
Ravens..S-Earl Thomas misses practice-knee injury
Houston..DE-JJ Watt has successful pectoral surgery
Raiders..OC-Rod Hudson out of action-ankle injury

Vikings..Activate WR-Josh Doctson from IR list
Denver..Activate WR-Tim Patrick from IR list
Patriots..Activate OT-Isaiah Wynn from IR

Jets..IR-LB-Albert McLellan-ongoing concussion issues
Seattle..IR-S-Tedrick Thompson-shoulder

Redskins..OT-Trent Williams-fails physical after reporting to camp…Likely headed to IR list.

Packers..WR-Davante Adams returns to workouts after missing 4W-toe injury

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(Roster Moves)

Houston..Sign FA-DT-Eddie Vanderdoes-ex Raiders
Miami..Sign FA-TE-Clive Wolford-ex Jets-Lions
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Terrell McLain-ex Falcons
Jaguars..Veteran CB-Josh Robinson retires

Raiders..Release DE-Corey Liuget…LB-Dakoda Allen
Falcons..Release P-Kasey Redfern

Ravens..Workout FA-KR-D’Anthony Thomas-ex Chiefs

Raiders..Workout FA-LB-Su’a Cravens-ex Redskins…DT-Ethan Westbrook-ex Rams
Lions..Release RB-Paul Perkins
Lions..Workout CB-Deshawn Shead-ex Seattle
Seattle..Workout FA-LB-Dekoda Watson-ex Rams
Titans..Workout FA-QBs-Taylor Heinike-ex Carolina..QB-Josh Johnson-ex Redskins
Colts..Workout CB-Kyle Wilson-ex Jets

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(Teams)

Broncos..QB-Joe Flacco will miss 6W-herniated disc in neck-will not have surgery

Bengals..Benched QB-Andy Dalton says he wants to play somewhere else…Agent tried to work a trade at deadline this week.

Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald ‘not upset’ he has just 8R-this year.

Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield storms out of press conference with reporters-upset with tone of questioning…Mayfield (6TD-12Int-3Fum-21-sacks) this season.

Broncos..President John Elway under fire over quarterback crisis…Denver starting 6th different QB this weekend.

Giants…Grand Jury refuses to indict CB-Kamrin Moore on domestic abuse case…had been on NFL exempt list since summer arrest.

Vikings..CB-Jayron Kearse hit with 5-chargers after DUI arrest…including possession of loaded-unlicensed gun and 24-rounds of ammunition.

Vikings…CB-Mike Hughes-highly intoxicated and with Kearse at time of players DUI-gun-arrest

CFL…Former Montreal Alouettes coach Charlie Taafe passes away (69)…led Alouettes to back to back CFL Grey Cup games..Longtime coach at Citadel.

Arena Football League…Albany Times Union says 6-team league on brink of folding after major insurance lawsuit….League been in existence since 1986.

NFL…TV ratings for first 8-weeks of season…’Up’ 6% for all 3-networks…NFL Network games down 19%.

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(College Football)

Auburn…Top QB-recruit Joey Gatewood announces he will transfer
Penn State..DT-Anthony Shelton-suspended for spitting on Michigan State player.

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……………..(BASKETBALL)………….

Clippers-L-Utah….Jazz jumped out to 21-point lead in first half….led (106-91) in 4th quarter at Press time…Mike Conley (24P)…..Clippers rested Kawhi Leonard..Wednesday night action

Houston-W-Washington (159-158)…Rockets-G-James Harden (59P)…Wizards G-Brad Beal (46P) in loss..
Phoenix-W-Golden State….Suns hit 8-3’s in first quarter…had a (43-18) lopsided lead to start 2nd quarter at PressTime.
76ers-Minnesota..Game marred by fight between Karl Anthony Towns-Joel Embid…Towns threw punch at Embed to start incident.

Clippers-San Antonio…Thursday night game…Kawhi Leonard will play after sitting out Wednesday game.

Lakers…Off till Friday game with Dallas…F-Anthony Davis coming off (40P–20R) game…also went (26-27) at freethrow line.

Lakes..F-Kyle Kuzma-rehabbing stress fracture of foot-traveling with team and working out-could play this weekend.

Lakers..Send G-Tayben Tucker to NBA-G League team.

Atlanta….G-Trae Young has MRI on sprained ankle.

Denver..Former Nuggets G-Jim Farmer arrested in Tennessee in sting operation running sex traffic ring.

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Aztecs-W-UCSD.  (86-51)….SDSU storms to 23P-lead in game against Division II-Tritons……..Basketball exhibition game.

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…………..(HOCKEY)…………

Kings-Vancouver….Canucks led (3-2) in 3rd Period at Press Time…Brock Boeser-Bo Horvat scored power play goals for Canucks…Wednesday night action….Kings (4-8) start to season.

Ducks…off till Friday night game with Canucks
Ducks..Lose D-Josh Manson for 5-to-10W with badly sprained knee

Jim Gregory-Hockey Hall of Fame-Long time GM of Maple Leafs-passes away (83)…Was one of first to scout Scandanavia-signed Borge Helming…..Helped developed NHL Central Scouting Bureau…Developed Leafs scouting system….invented idea of assistant coaches on bench…..helped create Video Replay system on goals….Created NHL Assistance Fund for troubled NHL players.

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………….(GENERAL)………….

Soccer…Former Manchester United coach Josie Mourinho goes public-says he’d like to take over as coach at either Arsenal or Tottenham Hot Spur if they make changes.

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