Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 5th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Football)………

Chargers….Troubled head coach Anthony Lynn says he is taking a ‘hands-on’ approach to dealing with a struggling defense….Bolts have lost leads of 16-17-17-21 points in losses this season.

Chargers..coach Anthony Lynn says RB-Joshua Kelly is ‘running timid’ because of fumble problems early in the season.

Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa misses practice-still in concussion protocol….OG-Trai Turner did return to practice after 5-weeks of issues with groin injury.

Chargers..Bring in FA-S-Jaylen Watkins for workout

San Diego….Measure E….to remove the restrictions on building heights in Midway District was being approved 57%-42% as of Wednesday evening….Would clear the way for construction of new Sports Arena.

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(Teams)

49ers…Close practice facility on Wednesday after player has positive Covid-test.

Broncos…Cancel workout after another player tests positive…5th positive test in two weeks in Denver….Facility closed after John Elway-Joe Scott test positive.

Dallas…Yet to name starting QB for Sunday game with Steelers…either ex-XFL QB-Garrett Gilbert or just signed FA-QB-Cooper Rush.

Atlanta…Coach Raheem Morris says there will be ‘accountability’ for critical social media comments made by LB-Takk McKinley towards the organization.

Tampa Bay…WR-Antonio Brown says QB-Tom Brady has influenced his life to make him a better person…Brown confirmed he has met with motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

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(Schedule)

Packers-49ers….Both teams afflicted with Covid positive tests this week…heading into Thursday Night game.

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(Injuries)

Baltimore…Put 8-players on Covid list…Players were exposed to Marlon Humphrey..Patrick Queen..Matthew Judon.

Denver…Put DT-Shelby Harris on IR-list-covid test

49ers…TE-George Kittle-fractured foot-could miss rest of season
Bears..QB-Mitch Trubisky-MRI on shoulder
Dallas..P-Chris Jones-surgery-oblique injury
Chiefs..DE-Frank Clark misses practice-strained knee
Jets..IR-S-Adrian Colbert-shoulder

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(Roster Moves)

Bears..Release WR-Ted Ginn

Packers-Houston..Green Bay backed out of deal for Texans WR-Will Fuller deciding against giving up a #2-draft pick at last minute.

Tennessee…Release LB-Vic Beasley…team takes (9.5M) cap hit
Raiders..Release DE-Breeland Speaks..

Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Colts-Jaguars
Giants..Sign FA-WR-Dante Pettis-ex 49ers
Houston..Sign FA-QB-Josh McCown-ex Eagles-Browns

Ravens..Workout FA-CB-Traymon Williams-ex Packers
Titans..Workout FA-P-Dustin Colquitt.

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(College Football)

Virginia…Captain-DE-Rich Burney leaves team…blood clot problems in lung resurface.

Mid American Conference….Opens season on Wednesday night…MAC teams play 6-games each.

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…………….(Baseball)…………………

MLB Awards….Post season honors begin next week….MVP…Cy Young Award…Rookie of Year…Manager of Year.

Milwaukee..Veteran coach Ed Sider leaves dugout to take scouting job-spent 14-years as 1st base coach….Hire Quintin Berry as 1st base coach.

Toronto….OF-Vlad Guerrero apologizes for disappointing season…Was 12-pounds overweight….wants to take over 3rd base job next season.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets-Indians…Trade talks…Tribe shops SS-Francisco Lindor….Mets offering OF-JD Davis…IF-Ronny Mauricio and a pitcher for Lindor.

Reds..P-Trevor Bauer reject (18.9M) qualifying offer…will test free agent market…Reds will receive draft pick conversation if Bauer signs elsewhere.

Washington…expressing interest in FA-P-Robbie Ray-ex Arizona Diamondback.
NY Mets..Sign FA-OF-Mallex Smith-ex Seattle
NY Mets..Sign FA-2B-Jose Peraza-ex Red Sox
NY Mets..Sign FA-P-Arodys Viscaino-ex Braves

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……………….(Basketball)……………….

NBA-Union….Players will vote on Thursday on League proposal to play 72-game schedule starting December 22nd….League says it would lose 1B-in revenues if start of season was delayed till mid-January.

Atlanta…former Hawks star G-Eddie Johnson passes away (65) in prison…Played 10Y in NBA (15PPG)….Sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of 8Y old in 1987.

Lakers…Workout BYU-F-Yoeli Childs…interested in him….averaged (22P-9R) last year for Cougars.

Clippers..Expressing interest in Miami Heat FA-F-Jae Crowder.

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……………..(Hockey)………………

Buffalo….Sabres sign FA-G-Dustin Tokarski….ex Gulls-Ducks-Montreal-Toronto-Penguins goalie

Calgary…Sign FA-F-Adam Brady…college hockey star at Bemidju State….had (82P) in Division 1-hockey…will play for Stockton Heat.

Columbus…Los F-Gustav Nyquist-6 months-surgery-torn labrum

East Coast Hockey League…Announces plans for 72-game schedule…plan to play December 12th….American HockeyLeague will delay start till February 4th.

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……………..(General)……………..

PGA Golf…Houston Open…Tees off on Thursday….Brooks Koepka returns to play after surgery knee-back problems…Dustin Johnson returns after 6W on sidelines for Covid test.

Soccer…Legendary star Diego Marandona undergoes surgery for minor blood clot on brain….in good condition.

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