Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 21st, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Dodgers-L-Braves (9-2)……Trailed in 9th inning at Press Time….Adam Duvall..Freddie Freeman..Eddie Rosario hit solo HRs off Julio Urias to give Atlanta an early (5-0) lead….Rosario adds 3RHR…single-triple in another 4-hit night…Drew Smyly throws 3-plus innings shutout ball on a Braves bullpen day after Henne Ynoa was pulled as starter with shoulder issue….3B-Justin Turner injures hamstring late in game….Atlanta leads series (3-1)….Game 5-Thursday night in LA..

Red Sox-L-Astros….(9-1)…Yander Alvarez solo HR…2R-double…Astros erupt for 5R in 5th inning..knock Chris Sale out of game….Houston heads home with (3-2) lead in series…

(Roster Moves)

Seattle..3B-Kyle Seager…20M-option not be invoked-headed free agency
Toronto..DFA-P-Jacob Barnes

Tampa Bay..Surgery-1B-Jordan Luplow-ankle
Mets..P-Carlos Carrasco-bone chip  surgery-elbow
(MLB Notes)

Padres…P-Mackenzie Gore pulled in first Arizona Fall League…walked 5-of-11 batters he faced in 1-plus inning..2-hits-3-runs…huge setback after working for 3-months on mechanic problems in Peoria

MLB..Refuses comment on Stat-Track report Umpire Laz Diaz missed 21-balls-strike calls in playoff game Red Sox-Astros

Cubs..Assistant GM-Randy Bush-leaves team
Mets..Ask permission to interview Peter Bendix-Tampa Bay for GM job
Brewers..Fire hitting coach Andy Haines
Angels..Fire Scouting Director Matt Swanson

Chargers..Sign FA-KR-PR-Andre Roberts-ex Houston-Buffalo-Raiders…2X-Pro Bowler…Career (8Y) Punt Returns..(25Y) Kick Returns…Chargers ranked #22-Punt Return…#32-Kickoff returns.

Broncos-Browns..Thursday night football…Denver QB-Teddy Bridgewater struggling coming back from concussion..Cleveland-destroyed by injuries..without 9-starters including QB-Baker Mayfield..both RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt…WRs-Odell Beckham-Jarvis Landry…both LT and RT…Case Keenum will replace Mayfield as starter.
(Roster Moves)

Houston-Miami…Houston Chronicle says Texans-Dolphins moving closer to Deshaun Watson trade-could be executed by this weekend…Houston had demanded 3-number 1-picks…deal could be conditional choices to be elevated to #1 picks based on outcome of Watson’s NFL investigation over sexual misconduct….NFL has not taken action on its probe…Watson is on 53-man active roster but not activated to play in any game this season…Miami is faltering with a (1-5) record.

Seattle..Sign FA-QB-Jacob Eason-ex Colts
Titans..Sign FA-OT-Bobby Hart-ex Bengals-Bills
Titans..Sign FA-CB-Greg Mabin-ex Arizona
Raiders..Sign FA-OG-DJ Fluker-ex Chargers-Miami-Seattle
Raiders..Sign FA-CB-Desmond Trufant-ex Houston-Lions
Patriots..Workout FA-CB-Brian Poole-ex Saints-Jets
Packers..Sign FA-C-Jimmy Morrissey-ex Raiders
Packers..Sign FA-LB-Whitney Mercilus-ex Houston
Denver..Release WR-David Moore
Dallas..Release OT-Brandon Knight
Washington..Release K-Dustin Hopkins…4-missed kick

Lions..Activate WR-Geronimo Allison from IR
Ravens..Activate TE-Nick Boyle from IR
Colts..Activate OG-Quentin Nelson from IR
Jets..LB-CJ Moseley-miss practice-hamstring
(NFL Notes)

Miami..Former NFL-WR-Kenbrell Thompkins pleads guilty Identifty Theft case-Fraud..Stole 230,000 in Covid unemployment checks of Florida residents…Faces 12Y in prison..Ex-Patriots-Raiders-Dolphins receiver.

Washington..Lawyers for 40-women suing Daniel Snyder want to know why NFL did not investigate text messages of Washington execs involved in sexual harassment cases….Looked at 650,000-Emails.

Washington..Report NFL uncovered 1,000 Emails from League Lawyer Jeffrey Pash to former Redskins GM-Bruce Allen..some Email contained comments on Border Crossings, Presidential race, Voting rights, Social Protests.
(College Football)

Washington State…Fired coach Nick Rolovich will file wrongful termination suit against school over dismissal-refusal take Vaccine…Has 3-years-9M left on contract….Report police escorted Rolovich out of his office…barred from addressing his team….was told 3-months ago he must have vaccination…his appeal for religious waiver based on Catholicism was rejected…91%-WSU employees…97%-Students have vaccine

Washington State…Interested in Nevada-Wolfpack coach Jay Norvell for Cougars head coaching job

Notre Dame..QB-Brandon Clark-injured-has gone from potential starting QB to 4th string-announces will transfer.

San Diego..Lucas Johnson takes all snaps as starting QB-preparing for game at Air Force.

Mountain West Conference..Commissioner Craig Thompson says Conference not interested in expansion at this point…Did say league considering junking 2-divisions and just having a 12-team league with 1-vs-2 for conference championship game.

Aztecs…Picked to finish 2nd in Mountain West Conference race despite losing high scoring Matt Mitchell-Jordan Schakel

ESPN…Legendary broadcaster Dick Vitale fighting cancer-facing 6-months chemo

NBA-11 games on Wednesday…Top game
..Knicks-W-Boston (138-134) 2OT..teams combined 38-3 point baskets…Knicks survived (46P) from Jaylen Brown..Julius Randle-Evan Fournier combined (67) for Knicks
..76ers-W-Pelicans (117-97)..Joel Embiid (22P) in win without Ben Simmons

Clippers..Open season-at-Golden State…Kawhi Leoanrd to miss most of season

Lakers…return to practice after shocking opening night loss to Golden State…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (67P)….Russell Westbrook-Carmelo Anthony combined (7-22) shooting

Memphis..Sign F-Jaren Jackson (4Y-105M) extension
Boston..Re-sign FA-F-Jabari Parker
Sacramento..Bench former #1 pick-Marvin Bagley-will not be part of rotation to start the season.

NY Islanders…Hall of Famer star Mike Bossy-undergoing lung cancer treatment at age (64)

Las Vegas-Buffalo..Continue trade talks for suspended C-Jack Eichel

Rangers..Say 15-teams have contacted them about deal for F-Vitaly
Kravtsov-suspended for not reporting to AHL

Edmonton..Send hi scoring minor league F-Nick Petan to Bakersfield-AHL

Colorado..lose F-Artem Anisimov-signs with Lokomotiv-KHL-Russia


Indy Car…Arrow-McLaren brings in Formula 1-driver Nico Hulkenberg for testing

Indy Car..Rahal-Letterman signs Formula 2-drivers Christian Lundgaard-Denver to join team next year..will be teammate with just signed Jack Harvey.


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