Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 18th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 



Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley confirms DE-Joey Bosa is being evaluated for Covid-Close Contact…Has tested negative and is Asymptomatic…Could play Sunday night if he continues to test negative.

Chargers-Brandon Staley comments on Covid crisis:
..Joey Bosa has been compliant with all protocols
..He is isolated because of close contact and is testing negative
..NFL spot-checked us last week found no issues
..We run a safe environment
..We have outdoor meetings
..We never meet as a group indoors
..Un-vaxxed players are separated from vaccinated players.
..NFL fully aware of our setup


Chargers..DT-Christian Covington is also isolated for Close Conact
Chargers..DE-Jerry Tillery did test positive for Covid and will get out at least 10-days.
Chargers..Sign FA-DT-Caraun Reed-ex Lions
Chargers..Promote DT-Breiden Fehoko to active roster.

Patriots-at-Atlanta..Thursday night game…New England is (6-4)..Falcons (4-5)
(NFL Notes)

Raiders…Judge has ordered former WR-Henry Rugg back into court on Thursday..may revoke his bail…Rugg missed a manadatory alcohol test…he is being tested four times daily as part of his house arrest.

Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray practices despite ankle issues
Browns..QB-Baker Mayfield held out of workouts-strained knee
Miami..QB-Tua Tagovailoa will start at QB
Lions..QB-Jared Goff misses practice-oblique injury..has 1TD pass in last 21-quarters
Jets..Name Joe Flacco-starting QB…Flacco confirms he is unvaccinated

NFL…Considering ‘Anti-gen’ testing of players to determine if initial vaccines wearing off..would lead to mandate for players-staff to receive booster shots

NFL..Issues new protocols for players heading to Thanksgiving holiday…Will test players 3-times on Thanksgiving week…offer Drive-thru testing for all family members before Thanksgiving..Additional post holiday tests for all players

NFL..Amazon Prime-winning bid for Thursday Night TV deal-wants to pair Al Michaels-Troy Aikman on telecasts

NFL..Praises QB-Ben Roethlisberger…went to team doctors when he did not feel well-asked for additional test which showed positive Covid issues

Curly Culp…Legendary AFL star diagnosed with Stage 4-Cancer…Played 14-years in league for Chiefs-Oilers-Lions

Bucs..CB-Richard Sherman-out 3W-calf strain
49ers..RB-Elijah Mitchell-surgery-fractured finger
Eagles..Activate RB-Miles Sanders from IR
Vikings..Activate S-Harrison Smith from Covid list
Vikings..Activate CB-Patrick Peterson from IR
Miami..IR-OT-Greg Little-knee
Seattle..RB-Chris Carson has suffered setback in neck injury rehab-progress been slowed

(Roster Moves)

49ers..Release CB-Dre Kirkpatrick
Saints..Sign FA-K-Brett Maher-ex Cowboys
Lions..Release WR-Geronimo Allison
Raiders..Workout FA-CB-Brian Poole-ex Jets
(College Football)

Texas…AD Chris Del Conte gives vote of confidence to Coach Steve Sarkisian after horrific loss to Kansas last Saturday…Longhorns on 5-game losing streak…worst in 65-years when team went (1-9) in 1965..Kansas Jayhawks had not won a road game in last 56-outings before overtime win in Austin on Saturday

UNLV..Vote of confidence to coach Marcus Arroyo…Rebels have had 3-winning seasons since 1987…combined record (124-279) in last 34-years.

USC…Freshman QB-Jaxson Dort will make first college start against UCLA…QB-Kedon Slovis remains out of practice with knee injury


MLB…Wednesday deadline for players to accept Qualifying Offers (18.4M)
Giants..1B-Brandon Belt-only player to accept qualifying offer

Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager..2B-Chris Taylor reject qualifying offers-head to free agency
Angels..Reliever Raisiel Iglesias rejects qualifying offer also

Houston…Offers Justin Verlander a (2Y-50M) free agent offer on Tuesday night
Seattle..Open talks with FA-SS-Trevor Story-Rockies
Atlanta-Yankees-Red Sox..Open talks with FA-P-Justin Verlander-ex Astros
Pirates..Release OF-Phil Evans..P-Tanner Anderson
Angels..DFA-P-Junior Guerra

AL-Cy Young Award..Rob Ray-Toronto (2.84-ERA) 29-first place voites..Yankees-Gerrit Cole was 2nd
NL-Cy Young Award..Corbin Byrnes-Brewers (2.43-ERA) tied with 14-votes with Phillies Zach Wheeler…Byrnes won on total points…Max Scherzer-Dodgers was third with just 6-votes.

MVP honors to be awarded Thursday….Fernando Tatis-Bryce Harper-Juan Soto finalists in NL
MVP honors..Finalist AL-Shohei Ohtani-Vlad Guerrero-Marcus Semien

NYMets..Report incoming GM-Billy Eppler will meet with Buck Showalter to talk about Mets managerial job.
Miami..Hire Marcus Thames-hitting coach-ex Yankees

Phillies..Hire Howie Kendrick as Asst GM
Orioles..Hire Matt Borgschmitt as hitting coach-ex Twins

Lakers-L-Milwaukee…(109-102)….Giannis Antetokounmpo erupts for (47P) in dominant outing for Bucks win…Giannis was (18-23) shooting ball…Talen Horton-Tucker (25P) in loss…Anthony Davis held (18P)……….LA (8-8) on season

Clippers-at-Memphis…Thursday matchup

Dallas..F-Luka Doncic-sprained ankle
Bucks..Activate G-Khris Middleton from Covid list
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson begins 1-on-1 drills after foot surgery
Warriors..G-Klay Thompson goes thru full 5-on-5-practice-test Achilles

Lakers..Callup F-Chaundree Brown from NBA-G League team

Lakers..Sign 20Y-700M naming rights deal with Singapore based ‘’…replacing ‘Staples’ as sole sponsor of arena.


Aztecs-Arizona State…Thursday matchup….SDSU (1-1)…looking for improvement on shooting…SDSU hitting just 15% of 3-point shots..(5-33)..-ranked 350th out of 355-schools in Division 1….hitting (56%) free throws..ranked 321st.

LA Kings-Washington….Tied (0-0) in 2nd period at Press time in Wednesday game…Kings (8-5-2)

Ducks-Carolina Hurricane…Thursday game as homestand continues…Ducks (10-4-3) won 8 in row.

Gulls..former head coach Kevin Dineeen off to (10-0) start with Utica Comets in AHL.

Ottawa..NHL doctors meet with Senators after 10-players test positive for Covid forcing cancellation of 3-Senators games

Red Wings..D-Dylan Larkin-Covid issues
NY Islanders..F-Josh Bailey-positive test
Las Vegas..C-Mike Amadio-positive test
Florida..MRI-Alexander Barkov-did not break jaw

Las Vegas..Sign FA-F-Adam Brooks-ex Ottawa..Thunder down 5-forwards with injuries or covid issues

Calgary..F-Mikael Backlund-fined 5,000 for cross check
Montreal..RW-Brandon Gallagher fined 1,000 for sucker punch

Soccer..Team USA enters Winter break in World Cup qualifying with (4-1-3) record..15 polints-in 2nd place in group behind Canada..ahead of Mexico…Returns to play January 27th

Mexico…LA Galaxy criticizes El Tri coach Tata Martino for snubbing MLS star ‘Chicharito’ and now putting him on World Cup team…Javier Hernandez named MLS Comeback Player of Year after 17-goal sceason with Galaxy.

NASCAR…Team 23X signs Kurt Busch to run as teammate with Bubba Wallace in 2022.

Formula 1..Investigating video of Max Verstappen entering pits of rival Lewis Hamilton and touching rear wing on his car twice while inspecting it.


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