Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 7th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(FOOTBALL)………..

Chargers-Raiders…Thursday Night Football….Bolts (4-5)….Raiders (4-4)…Must win for both teams to retain hopes for Wildcard spot…4-teams ahead of them in standings.

Chargers…go for 3rd win in a row…Return of LT-Russell Okung improved pass protection…QB-Philip Rivers sacked only twice in last two games after 16-sacks in first 7-games of season….Rivers (2,605P-12TD-7 Int)…RB-Austin Ekeler (55Rec)…WR-Mike Williams (18YPC)…TE-Hunter Henry (13YPC)…Chargers pass rush (21QB sacks)

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr (1,84P-13T-4Int)….Carr sacks 9X in 178-attempts…Raiders (381YPG-offense)…(390YPG-defense)….RB-Josh Jacobs (740Y-rushing-102Y-receiving)..(4.9-YPC)….TE-Devin Waller (46R)….WRs only (11YPC)…..Raiders defense allow receivers (13YPC)….Raiders only 7-takeaways-15-sacks.

Chargers..OT-Sam Tevi-LB-Denzel Perryman-S-Rod Tamer miss 3rd day of practice-likely out of Thursday night game.

Raiders..OT-Trent Brown ruled out for game-knee issues…C-Rod Hudson limited in practice…DE-Arden Key out for year-foot…DE-Josh Mauro doubtful-knee.

Chargers…Ownership remains incensed at reports team would consider move to London or San Diego…Mark Fabiani comment: “Dean has no intention of doing anything else other than building fan base in LA.  That goes for London, any other city, Mars or Jupiter”

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(Teams)

Washington…OT-Trent Williams refusing to allow Redskins access to his personal medical records…He has charged malpractice in club failure to treat cancerous cells on skull.

Dallas..Rookie DE-Daniel Ross arrested marijuana and unlicensed gun charges in Dallas on Tuesday night.

Cincinnati…Longtime star LB-Jim LeClair passes away (69)-Alzheimers…played 12Y for Bengals.

CFL…BC Lions fire coach DeVone Claybrooks after (5-13) rookie season.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Release LB-Zach Brown
Bills..Release LB-Ty Dodson-just reinstated from suspension

Carolina..Sign FA-DE-Wes Horton-ex Saints
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Gary Jennings-ex Seahawks

Vikings..Sign FA-S-Andrew Sendejo-ex Eagles
Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Jordan Matthews-ex 49ers
Jets..Sign FA-CB-Maurice Canaday-ex Ravens

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(Injuries)

Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell-MRI on knee comes back clean
Arizona..IR-DT-Clinton McDonald-hip
Steelers..IR-LB-Ulysses Gilbert-back injury

Rams..LB-Clay Matthews-cleared full practice-had broken jaw
Houston..OT-Laremy Tunstil-shoulder issue
Miami..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick-treated for shoulder injury
Saints..RB-Alvin Kamara-cleared full practice-ankle injury
Giants..TE-Evan Ingram-MRI on knee injury
49ers..OT-Joe Staley-cleared full practice from broken leg
Seattle..CB-Quandre Diggs-cleared to practice-had hamstring

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(College Football)

Florida State…Reportedly contacts ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops about Seminoles vacant job.

USC..Report Mike Bohn may back out of AD-job offer because school will not let him consider hiring Urban Meyer-ex Ohio State-Florida if Trojans coaching job opens up.

Rutgers..Opens negotiations to hire Greg Schiano to take over troubled program a second time…Schicano rebuilt Rutgers before going to NFL…Knights (13-43) since 2015.

Minnesota..Signs coach PJ Fleck to 7-year extension..Golden Gophers are (8-0) this year in his 3rd season.

Florida State…Elevates consultant Jim Leavitt to assistant head coach to work with interim head coach Odell Higgins.

Missouri..QB-Kelly Bryant-ailing-sprained knee.
Indiana..QB-Michael Penix-shoulder surgery
TCU…QB-Alex Delton transferring out of Frogs program
Colorado..Lands DE-Antonio Alfano-top recruit last year at Alabama
Utah State..Loses LB-David Woodward for year-shoulder-top tackler
New Mexico..DT-Nahje Flowers-passes away-possible heart issue

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………(BASEBALL)…………..

Padres…Fired San Diego manager Andy Green interviewing for ‘Bench Coach’ job with Chicago Cubs as right hand man to new manager David Ross.

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(Teams)

Giants…Search for new manager down to 3-candidates…Gabe Kaplar-ex Phillies…Matt Quatraro-Tampa Bay coach..Joe Espada-Astros coach
Yankees..Interfiew David Cone for pitching coach job…currently broadcast on TV telecasts
Oakland…City Council agrees to open negotiations with A;s over sale of half of land at Oakland Coliseum sight for new A’s stadium

MLB…Proposing use of the “Electronic Automated Strike Zone’ to be used in Class A-Florida State League.

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(Roster Moves)

Washington…Reports Nationals prepared to offer Stephen Strasburg (3Y-99M)….3B-Anthony Rendon (7Y-235M)
Tampa Bay…Open talks with FA-2B-Howie Kendrucks-ex Washington
Angels-Yankees…Expected to bid on FA-P-Zach Wheeler-ex Mets

Miami…OF-Martin Prado-retiring
Royals…Release Jacob Barnes

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………(BASKETBALL)………….

Clippers-Milwaukee Bucks….Bucks scored 70-points in first half….hit 12–3 point shots to jump out to huge lead…..Bucks led (95-87) in 4th quarter at press-time…..F-Kawhi Leonard sits out game with knee fatigue.

Clippers-vs-Portland…Thursday night matchup

Toronto..G-Patrick McCaw-surgery-benign tumor back of knee
Miami..G-Dion Waiters-suspension lifted but not added to active roster

Kenneth Faried….Veteran Denver Nuggets center signs to play for Zhenziang Lions in China.

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………..(HOCKEY)…………

Ducks..Send D-Josh Mahura back to AHL-San Diego Gulls.
Dallas..Lose D-John Klingberg-neck injury
Winnipeg..F-Bryan Little-25-stitches-cut on head-hit by deflected shot

Kings-at-Ottawa…Thursday night road game…Kings (5-10) on season

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………..(GENERAL)………..

Soccer…Arsene Wenger…former coach at Arsenal-EPL…to interview for Bayern Munich job.

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