Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 28th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

 

…(Baseball)…

World Series…Braves-L-Astros…Houston jumped out (7-2) lead at Press Time…behind Jose Urquidy (5inn-2R)…Jose Altuve HR-Double…Astros shell Max Fried  (5R-7H-5Inn)…Series tied (1-1) heading to East Coast.

World Series…Off day Thursday..play in Atlanta-Friday-Saturday-Sunday

Atlanta..P-Charley Morton suffered fractured bone in ankle in 2nd inning when hit by ground ball…continued to pitching into 3rd inning

World Series…TV ratings for Game 1…up 17% from last year Dodgers-Tampa series…Drew 11.1 M viewers.

Atlanta..Commissioner Rob Manfred salutes Braves for handling ‘nickname’ issue correctly…Braves say they will not change name, logo. or ban tomahawk chant…Braves have talked to Cherokee nation
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(MLB Notes)

MLB..Rob Manfred and Union Chief Tony Clark discussing possible “Trade-Freeze” starting December 1st till new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached…would stop free agent bidding and trades at Winter Baseball Meetings.

A’s…Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to help ‘Co-Finance’ 12B-project to build Baseball Stadium and entertainment district on the Waterfront at Howard Terminal in Oakland…A’s have offered to pay for stadium but want to share in tax receipts from revenue created by the entertainment district…A’s are also negotiating possible stadium in Las Vegas.

Brewers…Give Assistant GM-Matt Arnold contract extension-had turned down opportunity to interview with Mets for Team President job.

Rockies..Fire hitting coaches Jeff Salazar-Tim Doherty.

Padres..Report Mike Scoscia interested in managerial job…Managed Angels for 19-years…(1650-1428)…1-World Series ring..won 6-divisional titles..history of feuds with GMs.

Padres..Hire  Ruben Nieblo as Pitching Coach…Spent 21Y with Indians organziation

Dodgers…President of Baseball Operations says Dodgers will not make any decision on Trevor Bauer status until baseball rules on his eligibility….Dodgers paid 40M for Bauer’s 17-starts before he was removed from  the roster…He is due 32M next year if he is still on the roister.

Dodgers.P-Clayton Kershaw received Plasma Platelet injection in forearm to help healing…will begin throwing in 8-weeks

Miami…Sign SS-Miguel Rojas to (2Y-10M) extension
Braves..Release P-Edgar Santana
Seattle..Release 1B-Jake Bowers-hit (.220) last year
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…(Football)….

Chargers…Sign FA-K-Dustin Hopkins-ex Washington…had (163) career FGs..hit on 84% of kicks with Redskins…Release Tristan Vizcaino after he missed 1FG and 5-PAT this year.

Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley press conference:
..K-Dustin Hopkins-experienced and productive…Put him thru a ‘live workout’
..Want to continue to develop Tristan Vizcaino..want to re-sign him to Practice squad
..Want week to week competition for backup RB-Josh Kelly-Larry Rountree
..We throw alot on first down..we must stay agressive
..Justin Jones is ready to rejoin us at DT..Chris Covington remains a starter
..OG-Michael Schofield-he is a veteran stabilizer..we trust him
..He has helped Storm Norton at RT
..KR-Andre Roberts-experienced and productive
..Lost 45-0 to Patriots last year…guys have private motivation
..Bill Belichick-has stood test of time for 20-years..fits all his personnel to his scheme
..Mac Jones-QB-outstanding decision maker..connects to Premium playbook
..Shows real toughness at QB position
..WR-Mike Williams has had fluid drained from knee-same knee injured last year.
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(Roster Moves)

Houston Chronicle…Reports that DeShaun Watson has given permission to waive no-trade clause in contract to allow deal to Miami Dolphins only…Source says price would be #1-=#1-#2-#2 picks in conditional trade…Miami wants guarantee from NFL office they will not put Watson on Commissioner’s Exempt list if deal is made

Houston-Saints..Trade…Texans deal RB-Mark Ingram to New Orleans for a 6th round pick…Ingram rejoins Alvin Kamara is Saints backfield.

NFL..Announces it will hold 2022-Combine in Indianapolis..but will ut 2023-Combine up for bid between LA-Dallas-Indianapolis.

NFL..Report that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is attempting to back out of deal in which he would pay damages to other owners if NFL lost lawsuit to St Louis over Rams move

NFL..Report Kroenke offered 1B-out of court settlement to St Louis to end lawsuit..was rejected.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis upset at NFL..had knowledge of Jon Gruden lawsuits in June 2021..did not alert team till October when they were leaked

Mark Davis..Raiders owner wants NFL to release Washington report on Sexual Harassment probe

Dallas..owner Jerry Jones says NFL should not release report to protect 139-people who came forward.

NFL…Changes Rooney Rule…mandating NFL teams must ‘interview in person-any minority candidates for Coach-GM jobs’…Clubs were allowed to do zoom interviews last year

NFL..Vaccine report…94%-players vaxxed…100% all staff members vaxxed….since September 1st..has conducted 1,200-tests daily…and given total of 94,000 tests in 2-months.

Detroit..Longtime Lions LB-Mike Lucci passes away (81) after long illness
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(Schedule)

Green Bay-Arizona…Thursday night football matchup..Packers without WRs Davante Adams-Allan Lizard with Covid issues

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(Injuries)

Giants..S-Jabrill Peppers-on IR-torn ACL
Cowboys..IR-DE-Brent Urban..CB-Maurice Canaday
Titans..Activate LB-Jaylon Brown from IR
Chicago..LB-Khalil Mack could be headed to IR-foot issue
Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield-2 weeks rehab-will practice-test shoulder
Steelers..Activate RB-Anthony McFarland from IR
Tampa Bay..TE-Rob Gronkowski returns from IR to practice
49ers…DE-Javon Kinlaw-season ending knee surgery
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(Roster Moves)

Houston-Saitns..Trade..Texans deal RB-Mark Ingram to Saints for #6 pick
Steelers..Release RB-Jaylen Samuels
Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Calvin Munson-ex Miami-Giants-Lions special teams star..ex-Aztecs
Patriots..Sign FA-CB-Brian Poole-ex Saints
Broncos..Release WR-John Brown
Ravens..Sign FA-OT-Ced Ogbuehi-ex Seattle
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(College Football)

UCLA..QB-Dorian Thompson-Robinson returns to practice after missing 3-days with shoulder issues

Aztecs..Land QB-Arthur Crum (6’4-Norco)..(2255P-22TD) this year

Clemson..Lose top RB-Kobe Pace-Covid issue
Illinois..Lose QB-=Artur Sitkowski-broken arm-surgery
LSU…Coach Ed Ogeron cancels bye week practice..has 9-starters with major injuries

Old Dominion..announces leaving Conference USA to join Sun Belt Conference-will be 14th member of league joining Southern Mississippi who joined over weekend
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (123-115)….Laker hideous loss…blew 26-point lead…led (41-19) on Thunder floor…watched OKC score 104-points in final 3-quarters…including (20-5) run in 4th quarter…Lakers horrible (4-21) shooting 3’s in final 3-quarters…Anthony Davis (30P) in loss…Russell Westbrook-Carmelo Anthony (13-34) shooting on night…Thunder hit 15-3’s in win…Shai Alexander (27P) in win…Westbrook ejected in final seconds

Lakers..G-LeBron James sits out 2nd game in row with sprained ankle..same ankle that sidelined him 26-games last year.

Clippers-Cleveland…Clippers shot 19% from floor in opening quarter….trailed (23-14) early in game

Bulls..G-Zach LaVine-torn ligament-thumb
Denver..C-Nikola Jokic-bruised bone knee
Suns..G-Cam Payne-hamstring

Bob Ferry…Longtime NBA GM and power forward..passes away (84Y)…Played 10-years with Baltimore Bullets-St Louis Hawks-Detroit…then was Washington Bullerts GM for 18-years

Aztecs….Power F-Matt Bradley-transfer from Cal-featured at media day:
..Was recruited by Coach Dutcher while playing at AAU ball in San Bernadino
..Decided to sign at Cal-wanted to play immediately and helped them rebuild
..I have 2-years of athletic eligibility left..hope to graduate this season
..Transfer protocol is crazy…all types of teams contacted me after (18PPG) season at Cal
..Coaches free to leave for other jobs…Players should be able to leave too
..View SDSU as a ‘family’..players from all eras come back to visit
..See Kawhi..Franklin-Cage come to our workouts impressive
..Coach Dutcher…so much wisdom..what great success
..Pac 12 teams view SDSU as big time..they win big games
..This roster-strongest frontcourt ever seen..length-athleticisim
..Josh Tomiac-will play NBA-shooting threes..Nathan Mensah fulltime rim protector
..Keshon Johnson-very good shooter
..We have plus-big guys
..Grew up playing against Matt Mitchell..inspired me to be a point forward-better shooter

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…(Hockey)….

Gulls…LW-Alexander Volkov released by Ducks..signs 4Y-contract to play for St-Petersburg-KHL-Russia..former 2nd round pick

Kings..Lose D-Drew Doughty for 8W-with possible deeply bruised kneecap on knee check in game…Lose D-Scott Walker-torn knee ligament-gone for year

Kings-Winnipeg..Thursday game
Ducks-Buffalo..Thursday game

Minnesota…NHL to open investigation of Wild GM-Bill Guerin that he covered up sexual assault case involving minor league coach Clark Donatelli-Guerin was Assistant GM-Penguins-ran AHL Wilkes Barre-Scranton team…Donatelli raped wife of assistant coach Jarrod Skalde…Geurin covered up incident-led to Skalde lawsuit.

Chicago…European player Kyle Beach confirms he was the player sexually assaulted in 2010 by Blackhawks video coach…Beach went to front office..’this went up chain of command-did nothing’….’Team doctor said I put myself into this situation’..’I was 20Y-old in dark-alone place’…’NHL refused to do investigation until I filed lawsuit’….’Joel Quenneville said winning Stanley Cup is more important than sexual assault incident’.

NHL..Gary Bettman-will meet with Florida coach Joel Quenville as to his part in Blackhawks coverup of 2010-sexual assault of 2-players by then Chicago Video Coach

Buffalo-Las Vegas…Trade talks continue for Sabres C-Jack Eichel…Buffalo says Las Vegas must take on all (5Y-50M) left on contract…Eichel needs neck surgery for herniated disc.

Toronto…Arena of ECHL team in St John’s Newfoundland ordered closed during investigation of sexual misconduct in operation of home arena of Newfoundland Growlers….ECHL trying to relocate Maple Leafs minor league affiliate to Toronto.

New Jersey…NHL fines D-PK Subban-5,000-for leg whip incident
Winnipeg..F-Blake Wheeler cleared for return from Covid list
Tampa Bay..Lose F-Nikita Kucherov-10W-groin surgery
Columbus..Blue Jackets F-Dean Kukan-8W-broken wrist
Arizona..D-Conor Timmins-out 12W-back injury

Vancouver..Suspended D-Travis Hamonic sent to AHL after reporting to team

Boston..Sign FA-G-Jon Gillies-ex Calgary-will be assisgned to ECHL.

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