Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 26th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

“Happy Thanksgiving”

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Aztecs-W-UCLA (73-58)…..”Grit-Beats-Glitz”…San Diego State gets outstanding play from 10-man roster and wears down Bruins dominating in 2nd half in blowout win….Matt Mitchell-Jordan Schakel both score 15-points….Aztecs get big nights off bench from Terrell Gomez..AG Arop…Jos Tomaic in beating down Bruins…SDSU defense held Bruins to (1-10) shooting midway thru first half…then held UCLA to 29%-shooting in 2nd half…Aztecs hit 10-3’s in win…never let Bruins get into their rythm…UCLA commited 10-turnovers in first half…took 4-offensive fouls in game …

Chicago State…Head coach Lance Irvin tests positive for Virus hours before season opener with Ohio University…Irvin taken to hospital.

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(NBA)

NBA…Informs teams they can open preseason camps for Covid-Virus Testing either Saturday or Monday…and begin daily testing as players begin practice.

Houston…Says it will open training camp this weekend with both James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the roster-after failing to work out a deal for either of them.

Atlanta…Opens camp with new free agents reporting…Danilo Gallinari…Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Detroit-Oklahoma City..Trade..Pistons deal F-Trevor Ariza to Thunder…Ariza has been traded 3-times in one week.

New Orleans-Oklahoma City…Trade..Pelicans deal F-Zylan Cheatem to Thunder for 2nd round draft pick.

Houston-Sacramento…Trade…Rockets deal #2 pick for rights to F-Kenyon Martin-Junior

Lakers..Release F-Jordan Bell-just acquired in trade
Clippers..Sign FA-G-Ky Bowman-ex Golden State
Detroit…Sign FA-G-Wayne Ellington-ex Knicks
Oklahoma City..Sign FA-G-Frank Jackson-ex New Orleans

NBA…Cancels 2021 All Star game in Indianapolis.
NY Knicks..Hire longtime player Aaron Brooks as assistant coach.

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…………….(Football)…………..

Chargers…Head Coach Anthony Lynn removes George Stewart as special teams coach….Assistant Keith Burns will take over….Chargers have had 3-punts blocked… Bolts have missed 5-field goals…2-point after kicks…fumbled 2-punts…given up 12Y-per punt return and 27Y-per kickoff return.

Chargers…Anthony Lynn on change
..Could not continue the way we were going
..Keith Burns will bring in a new scheme
..He is on a fast track to become a Special Team coordinator
..He is a lifer-special teams guy
..When you are a coach-you know what you sign up for….

Chargers…RB-Austin Ekeler..CB-Chris Harris return to full practice….Ekeler  has had knee-hamstring injury….Harris been out with broken foot…both could play Sunday in Buffalo.

Chargers…LB-Melvin Ingram-knee…Uchenna Nwosu-shoulder…did not practice.

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(NFL)

Steelers-Ravens….Game moved back to Sunday because Baltimore has 7-players and 5-staff members who have tested positive in the last 3-days,…NFL cannot move game further back because Ravens are schedule to play next Thursday also.

Cincinnati…6-assistants miss practice with positive Covid tests
Jaguars…5-defensive assistants miss practice with positive tests
Cleveland..Reopen facility with split squad workouts to distance players
Pittsburgh…4-players have positive tests

NFL…Intervenes in ownership dispute with Washington owner Daniel Snyder and 3-minority owners….League will hold grievance hearing…Snyder trying to block 3-owners from pooling shares and seeling them as ‘block’ to force Snyder into ‘minority’ ownership status.

Dallas..Special teams coach Markus Paul passed away early Wednesday…some 30-hours after suffering a massive heart attack at the Cowboys facilities…..He had been in CCU on life support since the 7-30am indicdent on Tuesday…..He had attack in his office during team morning weightlifting workouts..right infront of his players.

Washington…Owner Dan Snyder..President Jay Wright both quarantined…in contact with person who has virus…Will not be with team for Sunday game in Dallas.

Jacksonville…Name Mike Glennon as starting QB this weekend…3rd different starter in 4-week span…Jaguars have lost 9-in row.

Bengals..Name Brandon Allen as starting QB in place of injured Joe Burrow.

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(Schedule)….Thanksgiving Day games..

Houston-Detroit…Texans (3-7)…Houston averaging (411YPG)…Lions  defense giving up (397YPG)…only 10-takeaways and 14-sacks on defense

Dallas-Washington…Both teams are (3-7)…Cowboys defense allowing (397YPG)…allowing league worst (49%) on 3rd downs.

Steelers-Ravens…Game moved to Sunday because of virus issues on both teams.

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(Injuries)

Ravens…DT-Calais Campbel..LB-Pernell McPhee..C-Matt Skura all test positive for virus.

Arizona..IR-S-Delonte Thompson-Covid virus
Bengals..IR-WR-Austin Tate..OL-BJ Finney-
Houston..IR-WR-Randall Cobb-Toe…WR-Ken Stills-quad injury
49ers..IR-DT-DeForrest Buckner-positive Covid test
Titans..IR-OT-Ty Sambrailo-knee issue

Miami…QB-Tua Tagovailoa-thumb lnjury-limited in practice
Arizona ..QB-Kyler Murray-should issue-limited practice
Bears..QB-Nick Foles did not practice-hip injury
Bears..QB-Miatch Trubisky-cleared to practice-been out 3W-shoulder
Dallas..K-Greg Zeulein-missed practice-back issue

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(College Football)

Aztecs….talked to Colorado about possible non-conference game this weekend in Boulder….but Pac 12-ruled Colorado will go ahead and play USC…Trojans facility reopened after 1-positive test on weekend.

Aztecs..Mounain West Conference looking at SDSU-Air Force game after Air Force-Colorado State was cancelled.

Washington-Utah…Huskies to play Utes after UW game with Washington State-Apple Cup is cancelled.

Minnesota-Wisconsin…113th meeting cancelled by virus.
NCAA…Cancels Missouri-Arkansas..Tulsa-Houston..Cincinnati-Temple..Utah-Arizona State…Western Kentucky-Charlotte….Tennessee-Vanderbilt….Colorado State-Air Force.

Alabama…Tide coach Nick Saban tests positive for virus for 2nd time this year.

ESPN…College football anchor Trey Wingo leaves network as part of major layoffs.

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………………(Baseball)…………..

Dodgers…Open talks with FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Indians

Dodgers..Sources say LA involved in trade talks with Rockies-Nolan Arenado….Indians-SS-Francisco Lindor….Cubs-3B-Kris Bryant.

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(MLB)

Mets….Team President Sandy Alderson interviews former Padres P-Chris Young for vacant GM job…Young-13 year veteran, has worked in Commissioner’s Office last 3-years.

Tampa Bay…Slugger Randy Arozarena charged with child abduction and assault on woman…Involved in custody dispute over the care of his daughter by her mother.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets…Make contact with FA-2B-DJ LeMahieu-ex Yankees…C-TJ Realmuto-ex Phillies.

Seattle-Tampa Bay…Trade talks…Rays offer P-Blake Snell but want top minor league prospect Jared Kalenic from Mariners in package.

Rockies-Reds…Trade…Colorado deals P-Jeff Hoffman..P-Case Williamson for Cincinnati R-Rob Stephenson…OF-Jameson Hannah.

Orioles..Open talks with FA-OF-Yasiel Puig-ex Dodgers-Reds…career (277)
Orioles..Sign FA-1B-Chris Shaw-ex Giants
Texas..Sign FA-C-Aramis Garcia-ex Giants
Indians..Sign FA-P-Jordan Humphrys-ex Giants
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Joel Payampsex Arizona
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Austin Goudeau-ex Rockies

Orioles..DFA-P-Tom Eschelman
Indians..DFA-P-Adam Cimber
Pirates..DFA-1B-Will Craig-former #1 pick
Red Sox..DFA-P-Robert Stock

Washington…1B-Eric Thames-negoiating return to Korea

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………..(Hockey)……………

NY Rangers…Veteran D-Johnny Boychuck announces retirement because of eye injury.

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………………..(General)………………

Argentina….Mourns passing of World Cup soccer star Diego Maradona…died of heart attack after complications from blood clot surgery on the brain….Legendary star of 1986-World Cup….drove Argentina to title with wins over Germany-England-Belgium…..Career ended becuase of drug issues…Was criticized for his praise of dictators Fidel Castro-Hugo Sanchez.

NASCAR….Longtime driver Morgan Sheppard diagnosed severe Parkinson’s Disease….Veteran driver in 1970s..80s…90s.

Tennis…Australian Open postponed -January star because of Virus outbreak.

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