Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 24th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs…Mountain West Conference moves SDSU-Colorado State cancelled games into the January 2nd-4th slots to replace UNLV which is is shutdown mode.  SDSU enters Christmas break (6-1).

UCLA-Oregon..Pac 12 conference game cancelled when referee crew tests positive with covid a night after working game at Oregon State.

Syracuse..Shuts down workouts after player tests positive on Buffalo team-Orange had just played Bulls

Lakers…off till Friday game with Dallas
Clippers..off till Friday game at Denver

Florida…Gators star F-Keyontae Johnson diagnosed with heart inflammation from early Covid virus…reason he collapsed and went into coma in hospital for 7-days.

Houston…Opening season wtih roster problems….
..Rockets-Oklahoma City game cancelled hours before start..
..Houston without 8-players..some positive..other close contact testing
..G-James Harden fined 50,000 for violations NBA protocol for going to strip bar-maskless
..NBA orders Harden to have 3-negative tests in a row before he can rejoin team
..G-John Wall..C-DeMarco Cousins isolated from team-contact testing
..F-KJ Martin tests positive for Covid for second time
..G-Jae Tate tests positive

Charlotte…C-Cody Zeller fractures hand in opening game of season
Toronto..1st round pick Malchi Flynn-plays 1-minute in first game of season (0-1) shooting
Charlotte..F-Jalen McDaniels plays 6-minutes..1-basket in opening game
Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball (0-5) shooting-played 16 minutes in opening game

Houston-Denver..Continue trade talks..G-James Harden…Rockets asking for #1-#1..F-Michael Porter..G-Gary Harris in package

Derek Fisher…ex Lakers star elevated to President of WNBA-LA Sparks in addition to remaining as coach…Fisher is (37-19) with Sparks.

Michele Roberts…Head of NBA Players Union says if there is an ‘outbreak on teams’ she will demand NBA season be suspended.

NBA Ignite Team….Select team of high school players loses its first two exhibition games.
..G-Jalen Green (1-8) shooting
..G-Daishen Nix (1-8) shooting
..F-Jon Kuminag (11-15) shooting with 8-rebounds
..F-Isaiah Todd..C-Kai Satto..overwhelmed with level of play

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……………..(Football)………….

Chargers..WR-Keenan Allen-misses practice-hamstring
Chargers..DE-Joey Bosa remains in concussion protocol
Chargers..IR-LB-Kyzer White-hamstring injury

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(NFL)

NFL…Invokes new rule…allowing teams to interview coaches on other teams for vacant head coaching jobs beginning Thursday…instead of waiting until end of season….Interviews will be limited to 2-hour Zoom calls

Washington…Fines QB-Dwayne Haskins 40,000-for vioaltions of Covid protocol…going to party at strip cub without a mask…stripped of captaincy also

Washington…Judge handling ownership feud with Daniel Snyder and 3-minority owners orders lawyers for all sides to meeting to discuss intentional leaks to media in case in violation of court order.

Washington..NFL hires former US Attorney General to begin investigation of ownership crisis involving 4-owners of team run by Daniel Snyder.

Detroit…Covid outbreak on coaching staff…Coach Darrell Bevell and 5-defensive coaches isoalted from team after close contact testing because of 1-player positive test.

Jacksonville…Interviews Rick Smith for vacant GM job..ex Houston GM
Houston…Interviews Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals for head coaching job

NFL Union-President DeMaurice Smith says not to expect OTA workouts next spring once the draft is completed.

Ron Widby…former P-Cowboys-Packers..passes away (81Y).

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle…WR-Josh Gordon banned from practices and upcoming games for another violation of aftercare program…has now been disciplined 10-times by league or his clubs….beeen suspened 5-times by NFL for afrtercare vioaltions of drug program.

Denver…GM-John Elway-vote of confidence for QB-Drew Lock (8-8) as a starter.

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(Injuries)

Eagles..Activate S-Darius Slay from Concussion list
Raiders..IR-DE-David Irving-Covid issues
Raiders..IR-LB-Nick Kwiatkowski-Covid test
Chiefs…IR-LB-Anthony Hitchens-Covid test
Jets..IR-DT-Quinnen Williams-neck injury
Steelers..IR-LB-Vince Williams from IR list
Seattle..CB-Quinton Dunbar-surgery-knee
Saints..Activate WR-Marques Calloway from IR list
Lions…Activate CB-Julian Okawa-from IR list
Lions..Activate DE-Everson Griffen from Covid IR list
Miami..Activate RB-Myles Gaskins from Covid IR
Denver..Activate K-Brandon McManus from Covid IR

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(College Fooball)…Bowl Scoreboard

New Orleans Bowl….Louisiana Tech-Georgia Southern

Montgomery Bowl..Memphis-Florida Atlantic

(Schedule)..Thursday game
New Mexico Bowl….Hawaii-vs-Houston

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Arizona…Hires Jed Fisch as head coach…was QB-coach New England Patriots…

Louisiana Monroe…Hires Terry Bowden as head coach…former head coach Auburn-Akron.

Gasparilla Bowl…Cancels game after South Carolina withdraws

Boise State…Tearful farewell..Coach Bryan Harsin heads to Auburn
San Jose..Negotiating contract extension coach Brent Brennan after unbeaten season

UCLA…RB-Demetrious Felton files for NFL draft.

UTSA..Coach Jeff Traylor leaves team before bowl game..Covid test

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……………..(Baseball)…………..

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Tommy Kahnle-ex Yankees…will rehab this year from elbow surgery then pitch in 2022…had (3.80-ERA)…

Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Matt Andreise-ex Tampa Bay-Padres-Arizona

Tigers..Sign FA-C-Dustin Garneau-ex Astros-Reds
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Jose Urena-ex Miami
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Eric Haase-ex Toronto
Reds..Sign FA-P-Edgar Garcia-ex Tampa Bay
Houston..Sign FA-OF-Jose Siri-ex Giants
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Matt Dermody-ex Toronto
Reds..Sign FA-C-Deivy Grullon-ex Red Sox
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Phil Evans-ex Mariners
Brewers..Sign FA-Of-Tim Lopes-ex Seattle

Doosan Bears..Korean team signs FA-P-Walker Lockett-ex Mets-Padres

Twins..make contact with FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Indians-Padres
Texas..bids on FA-P-Koheri Arihara-ex Nippon Ham Fighters

Yankees..P-James Paxton holds private workout infront of 20-teams..recovering from back-elbow issues..is unsigned free agent

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(MLB)

Tommy LaSorda-legendary Dodgers manager-released from hospital after 6-weeks stay with heart issues.

Jairo Castillo…Dodgers mourn passing of 31Y old scout from Covid..scouted Mexico and Dominican for LA.

Mets…Hire Zach Scott as VP-Baseball Ops…worked for Red Sox.
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……………..(Hockey)………………

NHL…Releases 56-game schedule including 2-game series with all teams

..Kings-Minnesota…Open season with games 1/14-1/16
..Ducks-at-Las Vegas..Open with 2-road games 1/14-1/6

..Toronto-Montreal…Edmonton-Vancouver open season 1/13

Tampa Bay…Lose high scoring F-Nikita Kucherev 4-months-hip surgery
Chicago..Lose F-Alexander Nylander-6 months-knee surgery

Ducks…Re-sign G-Ryan Miller..1Y deal..(3.08-GAA) last year
Nashville..Sign FA-C-Eric Haula-ex Carolina-Las Vegas
Nashville..Sign  FA-F-Michael Frolik-ex Sabres
Washington..Sign FA-F-Conor Sheary-ex Penguins

NHL…Issues new protocols…Coaches must wear masks behind the benc at all times…Players arriving at camp will self-quarantine for 7-days…Teams Owners-Presidents banned from face to face meetings with GM-Coaches-Players

Ontario Hockey League…Delays start of season that was supposed to begin on February 4th because of outbreak of virus in Canada.

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