Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 14th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Dodgers-Giants…5th-and-deciding playoff game Thursday night…Julio Urias (20-3)-vs-Logan Webb (11-3) in San Francisco…Teams will meet for 24th time…Giants won 12..Dodgers 11…Both teams now have 109-wins this year.

Atlanta…awaits winner of LA-SF series…NLCS starts Saturday

Red Sox-Astros..ALCS starts Friday at Minute Maid Park

Padres..GM-AJ Preller formulating 6-to-8 man managerial candidate list
Padres..Preller career record as Padres GM (465-567)..102-games below .500-mark…Only winning season was shortened pandemic schedule

Astros..P-Lance McCullers may miss start-forearm tightness.
Giants..2B-Tommy LaStella-Achilles tenderness
Atlanta..C-Stephen Vogt-surgery-sports hernia
(MLB Notes)

Mets…Former MLB-GM-Paul DePodesta turns down request to interview for President of Operations position..Will remain in NFL with Cleveland Browns.

A;s…Ray Fosse-longtime catcher and broadcaster-passes away (74) from cancer…Played 12Y with Indians-As….became longtime broadcaster with Athletics

Cubs..Interview Carter Hawkins-Indians exec for 14-years for vacant GM job in Chicago

Tampa Bay..P-David Hess confirms chemo treatment  for cancerous tumor found in chest near his heart

Chargers..OT-Bryan Bulaga undergoes core muscle surgery for hip-groin issues..Could miss half the season

(Schedule)..Thursday Night Football
..Tampa Bay (4-1)-vs-Eagles (2-3)..Matchup Tom Brady-vs-Jalen Hurts

(NFL Notes)
Jon Gruden…Fallout from his resignation continues
..Mark Davis..Raiders owner refuses to answer questions..”Go talk to NFL-they have all the answers”
..Amy Trask..ex Raiders exec…”This was in his heart”
..Fritz Pollard Alliance..”NFL needs to hire people to be proper representatives”
.Rod Graves-Head of Alliance..”No place in NFL for people like Gruden”
..Art Shell..Raiders legend..”He hurt alot of people-must live with consequences”
..Mike Tomlin..Steelers coach..”I am saddened”
..Brandon Staley..Chargers..”Sacret mantel to be called coach and leader”
..DeMaurice Smith..”Worried NFL decisions for coaching jobs based on race”

NFL Union..Demands NFL issue full report of 10-month probe of lawsuits against Washington owner Daniel Snyder.

Baltimore…NFL suspends OT-Adrian Ealy-6G-PED violations

(Roster Moves)

Chiefs-Colts..Open trade talks for veteran RB-Marlon Mack..Chiefs interested in dealing a WR for Mack

Packers..Sign FA-CB-Quinton Dunbar-ex Giants-Seattle-Houston
Patriots..Sign FA-S-Sean Davis-ex Steelers
Titans..Sign FA-DT-Kyle Peko-ex Bengals-Broncos
Vikings..Sign FA-TE-Luke Stocker-ex Titans
Colts..Sign FA-K-Michael Badgley-ex Chargers
Raiders..Sign FA-OT-Dan Skipper-ex Raiders

Seahawks…Workout FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars
Seattle..Will use Jake Luton-Danny Etling as backup QBs this week

Giants..Workout FA-OG-Forrest Lamp-ex Chargers-Bills



Arizona..OC-Rodney Hudson-out-rib issues
Arizona..Activate DT-Jordan Phillips from IR
Bears..IR-OG-Germain Ifedi-knee injury
Houston..Surgery OT-Laremy Tunstil-out 4W-thumb
Colts..Activate WR-TY Hilton from IR
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-misses practice-quad
Giants..QB-Daniel Jones-remains in concussion protocol

(College Football)


Oklahoma..Caleb Williams takes over starting QB replacing benched Spencer Rattler

USC…Tim Tessalone-Trojans Sports Information Director since 1976-announces retirement

Brooklyn…Nets coach Steve Nash says Kyrie Irving is welcomed back when he is fully vaccinated.

Brooklyn..Nets G-Kyrie Irving-refusing vaccine..”I am the voice for voiceless who don’t want to be forced to take vaccine”

76ers..G-Ben Simmons-blocked for a week from joining team by Covid protocols..must pass multiple tests

Lakers..G-Taylor Horton-Tucker-thumb surgery-out 4-6 weeks
Memphis..G-Dillon Brooks-fractured hand
Clippers..C-Serge Ibaka cleared full practice-coming off back surgery
Pacers..G-Mel Brogdon-sprained shoulder

Toronto..Release F-Reggie Perry


Ducks-Winnipeg Jets..Kevin Shattenkirk scores on 1st shot of the season for Ducks…1st round pick..(18Y)-C-Mason McTavish made his debut  -scores first goal on rebound shot in first period…Youngest Ducks player to ever score goal in NHL game

Toronto-W-Montreal..William Nylander 3rd period goal..Leafs win 2-1

LA Kings-Las Vegas…Open season-Thursday night

Edmonton..Send #1 pick-D-Philip Broberg to Bakersfield Condors-AHL
Flyers..Sign FA-C-Zach McEwen-ex Vancouver
Montreal..Sign FA-LW-Adam Brooks-ex Leafs
Winnipeg..Sign FA-LW-Evgeni Svechinkov-ex Red Wings

Ducks..Send more players to Gulls to open AHL season

..D-Simon Benoit
..D-Jacob Larsson
..C-Sam Carriuck

Seattle..Lose D-Marcus Johansson with severe leg injury-
opening night

Gulls..Open season at Ontario-Saturday

Soccer-World Cup Qualifying game
..USA-W-Costa Rica (2-1)…US roars from behind for key win..Sergino Best laser shot 26′ tied game after US gave up goal on 1st shot of game at 1′ mark….USA took the lead on an own goal by Costa Rica on a rebound shot…USA broke up a breakaway opportunity at 56′ mark…USA held Costa Rica to just 2-shots on goal….USA now (3-1-2) in group play…will play Mexico in November in next round of group play.

Adidas…Company CEO condems FIFA for attempts to make World Cup an every other year event…”Would destroy Concaf-Tourneys”…”Negative impact on Champions League-Europe…COPA America toureys”
Track and Field….Former US distance runner Mary Cain files 20M lawsuit against Nike and former Oregon Project Coach Alberto Salazar…Says Salazar destroyed her career and mental health with abusive treatment and dehumanizing workouts.

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