Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on October 22nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Baseball)…………..

(World Series)

Dodgers-L-Tampa Bay (6-4)……..Rays OF-Brandon Lowe hit solo HR in 1st inning…2R-HR in 5th….Joey Wendle 2R-double and Sac Fly…..Rays jumped out to (6-2) lead…held off Dodgers late comeback…Blake Snell (5inn-9K)….Will Smith-Corey Seager HRs for LA….Dodgers gambled with bullpen day-blew up in their face…Used 7-pitchers in game….Bullpen gave up 5R-9H-6W in loss….allowing Rays to tie series (1-1).

LA-Rays…Off day on Thursday…Game 3-on Friday…Walker Beuhler-vs-Charley Morton.

TV Ratings…Dodgers-Rays drew record low 9.1M-viewers…had a (2.2) rating…lowest Game 1-World Series history.

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(MLB)

Darryl Cousins..longtime Umpire passes away (74)…Worked 3-World Series in career that spanned (1979-2012).

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees-Indians…New York expresses interest in possible trade for Tribe SS-Francisco Lindor….Reports they would offer 3B-Miguel Andujar..C-Gary Sanchez and a pitcher…Lindor has 1-year left on a (17.5M) contract.

Angels-Indians..Halos make contact with Cleveland about a possible Lindor deal…Rumor Cleveland might ask for OF-P-Shohei Ohtani as part of deal.

Texas…Sign FA-P-Art Warren-ex Mariners.

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……………..(Football)…………….

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn says RB-Austin Ekeler-hamstring injury serious…not close to returning.

Chargers…May take a look at 4-year starting OG-Quinton Spain-just released by Bills.

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(Scoreboard)

Giants-Eagles…Thursday football….Teams combined (2-9-1).

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle…Expressing interest in FA-WR-Antonio Brown..coming off 8G suspension.

Jets-49ers…NY deals DE-Jordan Willis for 6th round pick

Seattle..Sign FA-LB-Mychal Kendricks…started 14-games last year
Jaguars…Sign FA-DE-Aaron Lynch-ex 49ers..Bears
Washington..Sign FA-WR-Robert Foster-ex Packers
Arizona..Release S-TJ Ward
Bills..Release OG-Quinton Spain
Lions..Release WR-Joe Webb
Houston..Release DT-Ryan Glasgow
Eagles..Release OG-Jamon Brown

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(Injuries)

Raiders…Put OT-Trent Brown on Covid IR list
Raiders..Quarantine entire OL-sending them home while contact tracing
Raiders..Isolate S-Jon Abrams possible exposure to Covid

49ers…say CB-Richard Sherman has had setback calf injury-could be out 12W
Carolina..Put K-Joey Slye..OT-Trent Scott on Covid list
Dallas..OT-Brandon Knight-knee surgery
Lions..IR-DE-Julian Okwara-leg injury

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(NFL Notes)

Washington…Ownership says it will not have a new nickname and color scheme and logo for team till 2022 season.

Dallas..Ownership vote of confidence Coach Mike McCarthy…Dallas is (2-4) on year…McCarthy is (13-20-1) over last two plus seasons of coaching.

Carolina Panthers…reopen facility after 2-positive tests for Covid.

Green Bay…President Mark Murphy says NFL ‘internal discussions’…could push Super Bowl from February 7th to March 7th if Covid outbreaks cancel significant number of games….NFL could add 4-weeks to back end of schedule.

Miami..Tua Tagovailoa takes all snaps with 1st team…will make debut Sunday vs NY Jets.

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(College Football)

Baylor….Bears have had 3-games postponed…School has 28-players with active virus and 14-infected staff members.

Colorado State..Confirms school has had 15-to-20 players in and out of isolation because of outrbreak on campus.

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……………..(Basketball)………….

Minnesota….Timberwolves say there is ‘no clear cut choice’ for number 1-pick in the draft between C-James Wiseman…G-LaMelo Ball…G-Anthony Edwards….Minnesota owns first pick in draft…reportedly shopping it to trade down.

New Orleans…Hires veteran coach Stan Van Gundy to take over Pelicans job….Coached Orlando Magic (259-135)…Miami Heat (102-73)….Detroit Pistons in his career.

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……………….(Hockey)…………..

Seattle…NHL expansion team hires Gary Roberts-veteran forward…as Player Performance coach….Scored (257G) in career.

Washington…Hire Kevin McCarthy as assistant coach…longtime defenseman in NHL.

Florida…Sign FA-F-Scott Wilson-ex Sabres.
Carolina…Sign FA-F-Devin Shore-ex Florida-Calgary-Vancouver

Chicago…Rumored ready to put veterans Jonathon Toews and Patrick Kane on trading block to begin massive rebuilding drive.

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………………….(General)…………..

Soccer-English Premier League
..Manchester United says it los 91M-in revenue during covid cancellations.

NASCAR…Richard Petty Racing signs Erik Jones to replace the departing Bubba Wallace…Jones has been racing with Joe Gibbs Racing…has 2-career wins.

PGA…Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson both in field for the Zozo Championships in Thousand Oaks…Mickelson coming off 2-wins on Champions Tour…Woods played just 18-rounds in last 246-days…Both using it as tuneup for Masters in November.

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