Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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Padres-L-Dodgers (6-5)…Tension-filled game….Padres rallied twice in game but left bases loaded in 9th in loss….Trail (2-0) in series…….Cody Bellinger hit a towering HR to give LA a lead…then Bellinger robbied Fernando Tatis of a 2R-HR-reaching over the fence to snare a potential home run to preserve the lead….Max Muncy had 2-RBI singles…Corey Seager added a 2R-double….Dodgers got to starter Zach Davies second time around in the lineup….Clayton Kershaw gave up 2-solo homers to Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer pulling San Diego within a run…….Padres rallied in 9th with RBI-double from Mitch Moreland and RBI single by Trent Grisham against Kenley Jansen-who threw 30-pitches in the 9th before being pulled….Joe Kelly walked bases loaded in 9th after relieving Jansen..got final out for save….Padres forced Dodgers relievers to throw 49-pitches in 9th..

Padres…3B-Manny Machado got into shouting match with Dodgers reliever Branson Graterol who threw his hat and glove in the air after Bellinger’s huge catch in dead center field….Dodgers bench responded yelling at Machado..Mookie Betts and Max Muncy yelled at Machado.

Padres…Struggling at home plate in series…(2-15) with runners in scoring position..21-strikeouts in 2-games vs LA
..Fernando Tatis (1-8)
..Manny Machado (1-8)
..Eric Hosmer (1-9)
..Wil Myers (1-7)
..Jake Cronenworth (2-7)

San Diego-Los Angeles….Thursday game….Neither team named starting pitchers…possibly Chris Paddack-vs-Dustin May or Julio Urias.

Padres…Remove P-Mike Clevinger from roster with recurring elbow impingement…..Replaced on roster by reliever Dan Altavilla….Fox reports P-Mike Clevinger would need at least a week with renewed inflammation in right elbow…will have another MRI in a week….to determine whether he needs surgery.

Padres…Bypassed promoting P-MacKenzie Gore or Luis Perdomo to 28-man roster.

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(Scoreboard)

Atlanta-W-Miami (2-0)..Dansby Swanson HR..Travis D’Arnaud HR…Ian Anderson 5-shutout innings for Braves….Atlanta leads series (2-0)

Houston-L-A’s (9-7)….Athletics rally from 7-4 deficit to bomb Astros and climb back into series…Chad Pinder 3R-HR triggers come from behind win….Matt Olson-Marcus Semian..Mark Canha…Tommy LaStella all hit HRs off Houston starter Jose Urquidy….Astros had 5-run rally in 7th to take lead before Oakland roared right back….Astros still lead series (2-1)..

Yankees-L-Tampa Bay (8-5)..Kevin Kaiemeir 3R-HR…Mike Perez 2R-HR….Rays lead the series (2-1)

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(Injuries)

Astros…P-Zack Greinke scratched from start-shoulder soreness
Astros..P-Brad Peacock-surgery on shoulder.

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(MLB)

MLB…Takes over control of Minor League Baseball….MiLB will operate out of MLB offices in New York….MLB beginning process of streamlining number of minor leagues.

Reds…Dick Williams-VP Baseball Operations resigns…will go into private business…had rebuilt Cincinnati thru trades and free agent signings…had been with club sincd 2006.

Indians…Manager Terry Francona will return next season…Missed 46-games with blood clot surgery during season.

Indians…Considering cut 30M from payroll…would mean dealing SS-Francisco Lindor…P-Brad Hand….1B-Carlos Santana.

Phillies…express interest in Yankees Assistant GM-Jim Hendry..former Cubs GM

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……………..(Football)………….

Chargers….Bring in FA-RB-Kalen Ballage….ex-Jets-Dolphins.

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New England…Cancels workouts both Wednesday and Thursdauy asfter CB-Stephon Gilmour tests positive for covid virus.

Tennessee….NFL investigating Titans for possible covid violation while facility was shutdown last week because of covid outbreak….Report QB-Ryan Tannehill worked out with offensive unit at a private high school football field…Titans could face massive fine.

Tennessee…2-more players test positive for virus..bringing to 22-the number of players-staff affected.

Tennessee…Titans facility remained closed on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday because of outbreak.

NFL…Considering moving Chargers-Saints game on Monday Night from New Orleans to Lucas Oil Field-Indianapolis because of weekend hurricane slated to hit Louisiana.

Houston…Report that fired Coach Bill O’Brien had angry on field exchanges with DE-JJ Watt and DT-Anthony Weaver last week during practice…O’Brien has history of player confrontations.

Houston…Reports surface team may want to interview Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

Tampa Bay…NFL suspends KR-Kenjon Barner-4G-PED violation

Washington…Demote QB-Dwayne Haskins as starter after 3-losses in a row…Journeyman Kyle Allen will start this weekend…Haskins (4TD-3 Int-4 Fumbles-13-sacks) in four games….Veteran Alex Smith will remain as 3rd QB on roster.

Cleveland…Name Kareem Hunt as starting RB replacing injured Nick Chubb.

Chiefs…NFL reinstates suspended CB-Brashaud Breeland-had served 4G suspension for incident with police

Miami…Coach Brian Flores says rookie Tua Tagovailoa is not ready to be a starting QB in league…Ryan Fitzpatrick remains starter.
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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Sign FA-DT-Damon Harrison-ex Lions
Seattle..workout FA-LB-Ray Ray Armstrong-ex Browns

Titans…workout FA-LS-Matt Overton-ex Lions
Atlanta…workouts FA-S-JJ Wilcox-ex 49ers..FA-LB-James Burgess-ex Jets
Bears..workout FA-K-Kai Forbath-ex Carolina
Bengals..workout FA-DT-Xavier Williams-ex Patriots
Colts..workout FA-S-Jaylen Watkins-ex Eagles..FA-LB-Nigel Goode-ex Raiders
Saints..workout FA-WR-Tommylee Lewis

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(Injuries)

Patriots..CB-Stephon Gilmour tests positive for virus

Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson misses Wednesday workout-bruised knee

Jets..Activate RB-Le’Veon Bell from IR.
Titans..IR-WR-Corey Davis-covid test
Jaguars…IR-CB-DJ Hayden-hamstring

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(College Football)

Florida State…Legendary coach Bobby Bowden-placed in ICU with covid virus…is (90Y)

LSU…moves home game in Baton Rouge to road game at Missouri because of impending arrival of hurricane on weekend.

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…………….(Basketball(,,,,,,,,,,,,,

(Schedule)

Lakers-Miami….LA can win NBA title on Thursday night with win over Heat….LA leads series (3-1)

Sacramento…Hires Alvin Gentry as Associate Head Coach working under Luke Walton..Gentry was fired as New Orleans head coach in mid-season.

Houston..Interviews Kenny Atkinson-ex Brooklyn Nets coach

Houston..G-Russell Westbrooke left 8,000-tip to Hotel Workers who serviced his Rockets team for 8-weeks in Orlando.

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………………..(Hockey)…………..

NHL Draft…2nd thru 7th rounds

Kings
(2)..Helge Grams-D-Sweden (6’3)
(2)..Brock Fraser-D-Team USA
(3)..Kasper Simmentaival-F-Finland (5’9)..25-goals
(4)..Alex Lefferriere-RW-Des Moines (19G)
(4)..Juho Markkanu-G-Sai Pa-Finland..(6’2)

Ducks
(2)..Sam Colangelo-RW-Chicago USHL-6;2-..29-goals
(3)..Ian Moore-D-6’3-St Marks High…46-points
(4)..Thimo Nicki-D-Drummondville (6’2)..10G

LA Kings-NY Rangers…Trade…Kings acquire former Rangers #1 pick Lias Andersson for a 2nd round pick

Pittsburgh-Ottawa…Trade…Penguins ship goalie Matt Murray to Senators for C-John Gruden and #2 pick.

Nashville-Minnesota….Trade…Predators deal C-Nick Bonino and #2-4 draft picks for Wild F-Luke Kunin and #3 pick.

Washington..Open contract talks with FA-G-Henrik Lundqvist-ex Rangers star.

Ducks..May have interest in FA-Gp-Braden Holtby-ex Washington Caps starter

Washington..Lose D-Michael Kuempney for 8-months-Achilles-surgery.

Quebec Major Hockey League…Shuts Down 3-teams…Blaineville Armada…Quebec Remparts….Sherbrooke….after 18-Blaineville players txested positive for covid on Monday and Tuesday….Quebec League opened season on weekend.

Montreal…Legendary star Guy LaFleur re-enters hospital for treatment of lung cancer.

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……………….(General)………….

NASCAR….Suspends driver Kurt Busch…after police report he strangled his girlfriend and caused head injuries in a domestic incident in Delaware last month….He has been ordered into ‘Anger Manager’ counseling for on going issues in his relationships….He drives for Stewart-Haas Racing.

NASCAR…Transhouse Racing forms and signs veteran driver Daniel Suarez as lead driver.

PGA…announces Phil Mickelson will play in his second Champions Tour event this weekend as the Dominion Classic in Virginia…Won 1st senior tourney he played in last month.

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