Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 4th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


MLB…160-veteran players became Free Agents on Wednesday…Included in the group:
..Braves..1B-Freddie Freeman
..Astros..SS-Carlos Correa
..Rockies..P-Jon Gray..SS-Trevor Story
..Giants..3B-Kris Bryant
..Yankees..1B-Anthony Rizzo
..Dodgers..P-Max Scherzer..P-Clayton Kershaw..P-Kenley Jansen..SS-Corey Seager..OF-Chris Taylor
Padres..Pull P-MacKenzie Gore out of Arizona Fall League…had (6.35-ERA)…11inn-15H-6W.

Padres..Jurickson Profar picks up (6.7M) and will return..hit disappointing (.227) in slumping season
(Roster Moves)

Giants..C-Buster Posey-retires…(.302 BA)…158-home runs..7X-All Star..Rookie of Year…MVP Award in career

Reds-Tigers..TRADE…Cinn deals C-Taylor Barnhart for minor leaguer
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Trevor Gott..ex-Giants
Seattle..P-Yusei Kikuchi-opts out of contract
Phillies..Will not pick up options OF-Andrew McCutchen..2B-Odubel Herrera
(MLB Notes)

Angels..Drug dealing trial of former PR Director Eric Kay has been pushed back to January 24th…was supposed to start next week…Kay has been hit with additional charges of dealing Oxycodone in addition to Fetanyl….charged with drug overdose death of P-Tyler Skaggs in 2018.

Braves..GM-Alex Anthopolous misses World Series celebration-Covid

Mets..Will interview ex Angels GM-Billy Eppler
Houston..Open contract extension talks-Manager Dusty Baker
Houston..Fire Brent Strom-pitching coach
Washington..Hire Ricky Bones-bullpen coach-ex Mets


Packers-Chiefs..Thursday Night Football…Green Bay (7-1) with 7-game win streak heading into Arrowhead Stadium…Chiefs (4-4)

Green Bay…QB-Aaron Rodgers out minimum 10-days..Tests positive for Covid…Confirmed he was unvaccinated

Raiders…WR-Henry Rugg charged with 2-felonies in DUI-fatality…Police report..Rugg was doing 156mph on a freeway when he rear-ended an SUV that exploded into fireball-killing other woman driver…Rugg had Blood Alcohol count of (.161)…twice the legal limit…Rugg’s car was clocked at 127mph at time of collission…Bail set at 150,000…Woman in Rugg’s car suffered serious arm injuries…Rugg had neck-chest injuries…Prosecutors will ask 4-to-26 year sentences for two felonies

Houston…Attorneys say negotiations to settle all 22-Sexual misconduct lawsuits against Texans QB-Deshaun Watson broke off after Watson’s lawyers demand Non-Disclosure agreements with all women in the case…Lawyers for women refused…10-of women say they were sexually assaulted by Watson..the other 12 indicated misconduct incidents

Colts…Legendary RB-Tom Matte passes away (84Y)…had (7,515APY) as running back-receiver for Baltimore Colts over 12-year career.

Browns..WR-Odell Beckham removed from roster…Team met with agent to discuss possible release after failing to trade him at Tuesday deadline.

Chargers…Activate LB-Kenneth Murray from IR…CBs-Michael Davis..Asante Samuel..CB-Alois Gilman all miss workouts with team begins preparation for road game in Philadelphia.
(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Release WR-Henry Rugg..Void (8.2M) of contract
Raiders..Release QB-Nathan Peterman
Rams..Buyout contract-release WR-DeSean Jackson..had (8R)
Packers..Sign FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars
Bills..Sign FA-OG-Jacob Capra-ex Aztecs..WR-Austin Proehl-ex Chargers
Titans..Release LB-Avery Williamson..DT-Caraun Reid
49ers…Release K-Joey Slye
Houston..Release CB-Vernon Hargreaves
Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Khary Vincdent-ex Broncos

Packers..QBs-Aaron Rodgers..Kurt Benkert positive Covid tests
Giants..RB-Saquon Barkley-positive Covid test
Giants..Retest 13-players-coaches-Covid issues
Denver..TE-Noah Fant-Covid issue
Washington..DE-Montez Sweat-out 6W-broken jaw

Carolina..Activate RB-Christian McCaffrey from IR
Arizona..Activate OC-Rodney Hudson from IR
Tampa Bay..Activate CB-Sean Bunting-WR-Scottie Miller from IR
Saints..WR-Michael Thomas-will miss rest of season-2nd ankle setback
(College Football)

Minnesota..5Y-extension coach PJ Fleck..has 32-wins in 5-seasons with Gophers.

College Football Playoff Committee..Open meetings about expansion of playoffs from 4-team to 12-team format…Will view Holiday Bowl proposals that top 6-Bowl games-host the 6-first round playoff games.

Aztecs-W-St Katherine’s (65-44)…SDSU unimpressive start to season….Shot just 40% from floor…went (5-26) from three point area…Held St Katherine’s to 27% shooting…Matt Bradley (15P)_…Nathan Mensah (14P-11R)….Keshod Johnson 9-rebounds in win…..Exhibition game

Clippers-W-Minnesota (126-115)…Paul George-Reggie Jackson combined for (61P) in road win….Wednesday night game…LA (3-4) record

Lakers-Oklahoma City…Thursday game..Lakers go for 5th win in row


76ers..G-Ben Simmons seeks mental health counseling thru Players Union..refuses help from 76ers team doctors

Bucks..G-Kris Middleton-positive Covid test
Spurs..Lose C-Jakob Poelti-Covid test
76ers..F-Tobias Harris-covid test
Cavaliers..F-Lauri Markkanen-isolation-Covid test
Dallas..C-Maxi Kleber-oblique injury
Golden State..G-Klay Thompson goes thru 2-on-2 drills-test Achilles

Kings-Blues..Wednesday game..LA (3-5-1)

Ducks..Off till Friday…Anaheim now (4-4-3)..won 2-in a row

Chicago..Blackhawks…Lawyers meet with Kyle Beach to begin out-of-court settlement of sexual assault lawsuit….NHL team had told Beach last month his ‘lawsuit lacks merit’.

NHL Union..Las Vegas G-Robin Lehner-proponent of helping players with mental health issues-reached out to Kyle Beach-Blackhawks

NHL Union…Donald Fehr hold conference call with 80-team player reps to discuss Union’s inaction in helping Kyle Beach who went to union twice after sexual assault issue in 2010 and got no help.

NHL..Fines NJ Devils D-PK Subban (15,000) for third slew foot incident of season-injured Ducks Trevor Zegras

Penguins..Lose C-Sidney Crosby-F-Brian Dumoulin-Covid issues
Montreal..F-Jon Drouin-hospitalized-concussion
Colorado..D-Cole Makar-back injury
San Jose..F-Timo Meier-isolated-Covid issue..7th player to test positive.
San Jose..Coach Bob Boeghner…Team Trainer..remain out Covid issues
Arizona..Winless Coyotes (0-9-1-1) lost C-Nick Schmaltz-4W-back issue

Soccer…Aztecs-Oregon State..Thursday game on Sports Desk…SDSU (7-0) at home this year…Beavers (11-1-2) ranked 7th in nation

Newcastle United…Unai Emery rejects contract offer as coach..will remain with Villareal-Spain

Formula 1…Team McLaren signs female driver Emma Gilmour-New Zealand to race next season in E-series…has been Rally Driver in New Zealand-Africa.

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