Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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………..(Baseball)…………..

Padres-W-Angels….(8-3) lead at press time.Padres break game open in 9th inning…Jason Castro 2R-double…Fernando Tatis bases loaded walk…Jurickson Profar 2R-HR early in game…Mike Trout 2R-HR for Halos…Friars (23-15)….Halos (12-25).

San Diego-Halos..Thursday pitchers…Mike Clevinger debuts for Padres…Clevinger (14-5) last two years…Andrew Heaney starts for Angels.

Padres…DL-OF-Wil Myers-undisclosed injury..
Padres…DL-P-Emilio Pagan-bicep issues
Padres..Option..P-David Bednar…P-Taylor Williams to taxi squad

Padres…Awards…Fernando Tatis-Player of Month…Manny Machado-Player of Week…Jake Cronenworth-Rookie of Month.

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Dodgers-Arizona…..Tied (1-1) at Press Time…Mookie Betts solo HR in 9th inning ties game….D-Backs-Christian Walker solo HR…Dodgers held to 1-hit by Zack Gallan thru 8-innings…LA (27-10)…D-Backs (14-22)

LA-Diamondbacks..Thursday pitching matchup…Clayton Kershaw (4-1)-vs-Luke Weaver.

Dodgers..Activate P-Alex Wood from DL
Dodgers..Activate P-Walker Beuhler from DL
Dodgers..DL-3B-Justin Turner-hamstring
Dodgers..Option P-Scott Alexander to taxi squad.

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(Scoreboard)

Giants-L-Rockies..Kevin Pillar 2R-double..Sam Hilliard 3RBIs for Colo

Mets-W-Orioles..Michael Conforto (4-5)..5RBI for NY

Reds-W-Cardinals..Joey Votto RBI in 9th

Blue Jays-W-Marlins..Lourdes Gurriel 2R-HR for Toronto

Yankees-L-Rays…Mike Brosseau HR-2R-HR for Rays..Tampa (26-12)…NY (20-15)

Phillies-W-Washington..Jay Bruce HR for Phila

Cubs-W-Pirates..Javy Baez 3R-HR..Chicago (22-14)

Atlanta-W-Boston..Adam Duvall 3HRs for Atlanta..Braves (22-14)

Tigers-W-Milwaukee..Jorge Bonifacio 2R-doule

Indians-W-Royals…Tyler Naquin 2R-HR..3R-HR..Tribe (23-14)

Houston-W-Texas…Michael Brantley 3R-HR..Astros (20-15)

White Sox-L-Twins…Miguel Sano HR..Jake Cave HR..Chicago (22-15)…Minnesots (22-16)

A’s-Seattle…postponed again.

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(Injuries)

Cubs..DL-P-Jose Quintana-reinjures lat muscle-shoulder
0Tigers..OF-JaCoby Jones-fractured hand
Red Sox..OF-Andrew Benetendi-reinjures rib cage
Pirates..OF-Socrates Brito-opts out of roster spot
Tampa Bay..Activate P-Charley Morton from DL.

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(Roster Moves)

Toronto..DFA-1B-Dan Voglebach…OF-Brandon Drury
Arizona..Activate P-Madison Bumgarner from DL
Cardinals..DL-OF-Dexter Fowler-stomach virus
Reds-Angels..Halos acquires P-Jose Salvadore (3.07) ERA to complete trade for Brian Goodwin

Pirates..DFA-P-Carson Fulmer

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(MLB)

Tom Seaver…Legendary New York Mets pitcher-passes away from dementia (75Y)…Won (311) games with Mets and Reds…led ‘Amazing Mets’ to 1969 World Series with Nolan Ryan..Jerry Koosman..Gary Gentry on the pitching staff…Won 75-games after trade to Reds..

Pirates…Jailed reliever Felipe Vasquez asks judge to drop sexual assault charges against him…Says police denied him access to an apartment…Did not read him Maranda Rights…Detained him in apartment…15-year old girl he had relationship with had ID said she was 18.

Yankees..P-Aroldis Chapman-3 game suspension for throwing at Tampa Bay hitters on Tuesday night leading to bench clearing incident.

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………………(Football)…………….

Chargers…S-Derwin James-surgery torn meniscus in knee…will need 8-months recovery time.

Chargers…Formally name Tyrod Taylor-starting QB…has a (23-21) record in career with 4-clubs…Has not started a game since 2018-season.

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(NFL Notes)

NFL…VP-Troy Vincent says players have a right to sit out and protest in Week 1-of season over social injustice…no discussion if they will be paid.

Minnesota..QB-Kirk Cousins insinuates masks are stupid-won’t wear one…”If I Die–I Die”

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliott…”We will not do something stupid and risk covid spreading”

NFL…Says teams will be allowed to wear sticker with names of people killed by police to show support for Social Justice change.

NFL…Upgrade game-day protocols…All people on sidelines, excluding players, must wear masks.

NFL..Reject complaints some teams will have advantage if fans are allowed in stands while most teams have banned fans from home games.

Saints..State approves limited number of fans in stands.

NFL..Confirms it did (58, 621) tests the last two weeks of August..just 10-positive tests.

NFL…says it will allow phrase “End racism” to be painted in end zone.

CFL…Montreal Alouettes QB-Vern Adams is opting out and will try to sign an NFL contract…Threw (3,924Y-24TD) last fall.

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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians-critical of Rob Gronkowski continuing problems with conditioning.

Washington…QB-Alex Smith goes thru 11-on-11 workouts for the first time…has yet to run full scrimmage or been hit to test recovery from broken leg.

Eagles..scrambling to find offensive line help after season ending injuries to LT-Andre Dillard and RG-Barrett Brooks.

Green Bay…OT-Billy Turner to miss start of season-knee sprain.

Eagles..CB-Will Parks-injures hamstring..out 4W

Raiders…Lose CB-Damon Arnette-fractured thumb

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots…Setup physical exam FA-RB-Leonard Fournette-ex Jaguars #1 draft pick…3-year starter

Tampa Bay…Signs FA-RB-Leonard Fournette…outbidding Patriots for him.

Patriots..Release WR-Mohammad Sanu

Raiders-Washington…Trade..Oakland ships OT-Dave Sharpe to Washington for #6 pick.

Jets..Release RB-Kalen Ballage.
Miami..Release WR-Chester Rogers
Dallas..Release QB-Clay Thorson
Raiders..Release RB-Rod Smith
San Francisco..Release DT-James Lockhardt
Carolina..Release WR-Tommylee Lewis
Minnesota..Release DE-Anthony Zettle

Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Kyle Lauletta-ex Giants.

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(College Football)

NCAA…Announces it is furloughing all 800-employees in Indianapolis for 3-to-8 weeks.

Big 10….Presidents refused to respond to President Trump tweet ordering conference to play football.

San Diego State…shuts down all athletic workouts for 2-weeks…Campus shuts down all campus classes-goes to online learning for 4 weeks due to virus outbreak.

Georgia…QB-Jamie Newman-transfer Wake Forest..opts out

Tom Vint…Longtime football beat writer-Associated Press…covered Nebraska..Big 8…Big 12…passed away-covid virus.

Notre Dame…NBC-names Tony Dungy to replace Doug Flutie on Irish football telecasts

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……………(Basketball)…………….

(Scoreboard)

Houston-W-Oklahoma City (104-102)…Rockets guards combine (58P)…Thunder 21-turnovers in see-saw game….Houston wins series (4-3) ….Game 7.

Milwaukee-L-Miami (116-114)….Miami hits 17-3’s….7-in double figures…..Heat led series (2-0)

Minnesota….Timberwolves shopping 1st pick in draft for team that might want to trade up to acquire G-LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards…or C-James Wiseman.

Utah..offers G-Donovan Mitchell…’max free agent’ contract (5Y-70M)

Lakers…Jared Kushner says he would like to meet with LeBron James to talk about social justice reform.

Clippers…NBA fines F-Marcus Morris (35,000) for throwing punch in playoff incident.

Dallas..G-Luka Doncic fined (15,000) for taunting.

Villanova…Coach Jay Wright says not interested in interviewing for 76ers head coaching job.

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…………….(Hockey)………………

(Scoreboard)

Colorado-W-Dallas…..Avalanche win 2nd in road…tie series…forcing game seven.

(Schedule)

Vancouver-Las Vegas…Game 6-on Thursday…Stars lead (3-2)…Canucks must decide whether to go back to starting goalie Jacob Markstrom…or stay with young backup Thatcher Demko-who had 42-saves in first ever playoff game.

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Montreal-St Louis….Blues trade G-Jake Allen and #7 pick for Canadiens #3-7 picks.

Arizona..Coyotes open contract extension talks with soon to be FA-Taylor Hall.

Kings..Sign F-Carl Gundstrom to 2Y-extension

Florida Panthers…Hire Bill Zito as GM…was Assistant GM-Columbus Blue Jackets.

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……………..(General)………………

Soccer-Paris St. Germaine…loses F-Neymar-positive covid test
Soccer-Real Madrid…wants to sell F-Gareth Bale to team in EPL.
Soccer-FC Barcelona…Agent for Lionel Messi begins buyout talks to free him from contract…he has (838M) buyout clause.

PGA-Tour Championships…Golfers arrive for practice rounds at East Lake-Atlanta for 15M-prize money…Top 30-golfers in field.

US Open-Tennis…Serena Williams wins first round match…Venus Williams upset….Top women’s seed Karo Pliskova upset by Carolina Garcia.

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