Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on December 5th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-W-Colorado State (94-75)….SDSU wins 9th game in row…..Shoot 60% in first half….Malachi Flynn (23P)…Matt Mitchell (18P) off the bench…Stae outbound Rams (40-27)……….Mountain West Conference opener… SDSU

Aztecs….SDSU invited to play in 2020-Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii…St-Mary’s-Oklahoma-Arizona State part of field.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Utah…..LA led (105-83) in 4th quarter at Press Time…LA on way to (19-3) record…. have won 11-of-12…Anthony Davis-LeBron James combined for (44P) thru 3-quarters

Portland..Hire Pao Gasol as assistant coach on staff-injuries ended career last year.

Houston-San Antonio….Rockets file appeal on blown goal-tending call that cost them win over Spurs…Ask NBA to either declare game a Rockets win…or allow the teams to replay the final (7:50) of Tuesday ┬ánights game.

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…………(Baseball)……………

Angels-Anaheim…..Owner Arte Moreno reaches agreement to purchase Angels Stadium and 153-acres of land from city for (325M)…He signs 30Y lease to keep the team in Anaheim and will be given rights to develop the land for either new Stadium…or to develop land for housing-business-projects…Deal will keep Halos in Anaheim till 2050….Angels Stadium built in 1966.

Angels-Orioles…Trade….Halos acquire P-Dylan Bundy from Baltimore…Give up 4-lower minor league pitchers..Kyle Bradish-AA…Issac Mattson-AA…and two rookie draft pick Ps..Kyle Brnovich-Zach Peek…Bundy (38-45)-4.67-ERA in four years…gave up 70-home runs last two seasons for Orioles.

Dodgers…Preparing possible 33M-short term contract offer for either FA-3B-Anthony Rendon or P-Stephen Strasburg after meetings this week.

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(Roster Moves)

Phillies..Sign FA-P-Zach Wheeler to (5Y-118M) contract…..Went (23-15) with 374K over last two seasons with the Mets.

Braves…Sign FA-P-Cole Hamels to (1Y-18M) deal…Had (3.30-ERA) with Cubs over last two years.

Phillies..Cancel free agent meeting with Washington Nationals FA-P-Stephen Strasburg….

Giants..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Nick Castellanos-ex Cubs
Toronto…Open talks with FA-P-Michael Pineda-ex Twins
Toronto..Contract offer to FA-P-Josh Lindblom-pitched in Korea

Padres..Re-sign P-Miguel Diaz..P-Pedro Avila-both non tendered Monday…will be on El Paso roster and available for Rule 5-draft.

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(MLB)

Mets…Report that Wilpon family close to selling 80% of franchise to minority investor Steven Cohen for 2.6B….

Tampa Bay…Ends negotiations with City of St Petersburg on allowing ream to develop a split season schedule to play part of home games in Montreal…Rays have failed to come up with financing for new Stadium to replace Tropicana Field.

Miami…Marlins announce they will install artificial turf in place of grass at Marlins Park.

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…………..(Football)……………..

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon says he believes team has ability to win final 4-games and finish season (8-8)….Says he does not know where he will play next season.

Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden says he has to do ‘better job’ to help QB-Derek Carr cope with adversity on road…Carr just (1-9) in cold weather games in career…is (0-6) at Arrowhead Stadium in career.

Carolina..Fired coach Ron Rivera says he wants to coach next year.

Carolina..Reports that Panthers owner David Tepper wants to talk to former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy about Panthers head coaching job.

Carolina…Owner David Tepper says he wants Cam Newton on team next year if he recovers from foot surgery on Friday for Lis’franc sprain.

Giants..Eli Manning to return as starting QB-due to ankle injury with starting QB-Daniel Jones.

Lions…Report that players have been told they are fighting to save head coach Matt Patricia’s job

49ers…Suspend broadcaster Tim Ryan for comment about Lamar Jackson ‘color of skin’ during broadcast last weekend.

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(Roster Moves)

49ers..Sign FA-CB-Antone Exom
Arizona..Sign FA-DT-Caraun Reid-ex Chargers-Lions-Colts
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Tanner Vallejo-ex Redskins

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(Injuries)

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton to have surgery on Lis’franc foot sprain
Raiders..RB-Josh Jackson has possible fracture of shoulder.
Giants..QB-Daniel Jones out with high ankle sprain
Lions..Activate RB-Kerryon Johnson from IR-coming off knee injury
49ers.Activate DT-Kentavius Street from IR.

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(College Football)

Washington..Coach Chris Peterson says he resigned because of anxiety-stere attacks….’Refuse to have football control my life”

USC….New AD Mike Bohn announces that Clay Helton will be head coach in 2020…is (40-21) with Trojans

Colorado State…Fires Coach Mike Bobo….went (7-17) last two years…was (28-35) with Rams.

Ole Miss..Interested in interviewing Bill Clarke-UAB..Billy Napier-Louisiana Lafayette..Mike Norvell-Memphis for Rebels job.

USF..May talk to Willie Taggart about job..just fired Florida State

Missouri..Interested in interviewing Troy Calhoun-Air Force..Jeff Monken-Army..Jim McElwain-Central Michigan about Mizzou job

Cal Poly…Fires coach Tim Walsh
Northern Colorado..Fires coach Earnest Collins
Eastern Kentucky…Fires coach Mark Elder
Murray State..Fires coach Mitch Stewart

Pioneer League….Jacksonville University folds its 1AA football program and will leave conference….Opens possible spot for St-Thomas-Minnesota-moving from Division III to non scholarship Division 1 status.

New Mexico State..Vote of confidence to Coach Doug Martin-Aggies coming off (2-10) season.

Oregon State..WR-Isaiah Hodgins enters NFL draft…had (80R) season.

College Football Playoff Poll…1-Ohio State..2-LSU..3-Clemson..4-Georgia..5-Utah…6-Oklahoma…7-Baylor…8-Wisconsin heading to final week of season and Conference Championship games.

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……………(Hockey)………….

Kings-Washington Capitals….Kings trailed (2-0) in 3rd period at Press Time….John Carlson scored both goals for Caps….LA (11-15-2)

Flyers..Lose F-Michael Raffi-4W-broken finger
Nashville..D-Ryan Johanson fined 5,000 for flagrant elbow penalty
San Jose..F-Evander Kane fined 5,000 for cheap shot elbow hit

Winnipeg..Sign FA-F-Nick Shore-ex Leafs.

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………….(GENERAL)…………….

English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-Everton..4-first half goals..Now (14-0-1)
..Manchester United-W-Hot Spur..Marcus Rashford 2G
..Leicester-W-Watford..Jamie Vardy scores penalty shot
..Southhampton-W-Norwich City
..Wolverhampton-W-West Ham

(Schedule)..Thursday game
..Sheffield-Newcastle United
..Arsenal-Brighton

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