Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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Chargers-Chiefs..Thursday night football…Winner takes over first place in AFC-West…Chargers (8-5)..Chiefs (9-4)..Bolts win would mean hold tiebreaker over Chiefs..Chiefs won 6-in row

..RB-Austin Ekeler..S-Derwin James..CB-Asante Samuel..S-Alohi Gilman-questionable
..OT-Rashawn Slater-out with Covid issue
..OT-Trey Pipkins moves into starting lineup
..DT-Chris Jones-likely out for Chiefs with Covid issue
..LB-Willie Gay-ruled out with injuries

..QB-Patrick Mahomes (3642P-27TD-12Int)
..WR-Tyreek Hill..TE-Travis Kelce (163R-1,905Y-13TD) combined this season
..QB-Justin Herbert (3822P-30TD-11Int)
..WR-Keenan Allen-Mike Williams-combined (147R-1844Y-11TD)

..Chargers (385YPG) offense..Ranked #7..45%-3rd down conversions
..Chiefs (389YPG) offense..Ranked #4…52%-3rd down conversions…Ranked #1

..Chargers run defense (140YPG)…Ranked #31
..Chargers pass defense (207YPG)..Ranked #5
..Chargers 3rd down defense (49%)..Ranked #31
..Chargers Punting ranked #25..Punting yards #323
..Chargers .Kickoff returns..Ranked #21..Punt Returns..Ranked #29

..Chiefs run defense (109YPG)..Ranked #5
..Chiefs pass defense (252YPG)..Ranked #26
..Chiefs 3rd down defense (38%)..Ranked #12
..Chiefs..#1-Punt coverage…#1-Kick return coverage
(NFL Notes)

NFL..Awards 2024-Super Bowl to Las Vegas.

NFL-Union…Meet with doctors discussing changing Covid-19 Protocols..Allowing Players to return after 1-clean test..rather than waiting for back to back clean tests over 5-to-10 days

Union..Criticizes NFL for not invoking daily testing from September 1st on.

Atlanta..Owner Arthur Blank says ‘fighting Covid is like fighting a ghost’

NFL..Allows teams with head coaching openings to begin interviews of  candidates on 12/28..two weeks before end of the season

NFL..Commissioner Roger Goodell denies Wasington owner Daniel Snyder interfered with league investigation into toxic workplace environment…League fined Washington 10M but has refused to release deatils of probe toprotect those who testified.

Jacksonville..QB-Trevor Lawrence says the ‘drama’ around the head coach must stop-called it ‘distraction’ in struggling season.

Jacksonville…Former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo says coach Urban Meyer kicked in leg during preseason game pregame warmup-yelling at him for missing field goals….

Rams..Place LB-Justin Hollins..TE-Johnny Mundt on Covid list
Rams..Have 16-players on list now
Cleveland..QB-Baker Mayfield-Coach Kevin Stefanski-2 assistants.. go on Covid list
Cleveland..Browns say 18-players-staff on Covid list
Washington…11-players on Covid list including QB-Kyle Allen
Lions..CB-Nickell Robey Coleman- Covid list
Chiefs..LB-Willy Gay-Covid list
Giants..WR-John Ross-Covid list
Bears..DT-Eddie Goldman-Covid list

Arizona..WR-DeAndre Hopkins-out for year..MRI-sprained knee
Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson misses 3rd workout-ankle
Cowboys..OT-Tyron Smith ruled out-ankle
Giants..QB-Daniel Jones-remains out-not cleared-neck injury
Steelers..IR-OG-BJ Finney-knee
Seattle..CB-Gavin Heslop-surgery-broken leg

Titans..Activate LB-Bud Dupree from IR
Carolina..Activate QB-Sam Darnold
(Roster Moves)

Miami…Sign FA-CB-Damon Arnette-former #1 pick Raiders-released after gun incident
Washington..Sign FA-QB-Jordan Ta’amu-ex Lions
Miami..Release C-Austin Reiter
Ravens..Sign FA-QB-Josh Johnson-ex USD
Lions..Sign FA-CB-Saivon Smith-ex Cowboys
Patriots..Release LB-Calvin Munson
Giants..Release QB-Clay Thorson
(College Football)…National Letter of Intent Day

Aztecs..Sign 13 early
..QB-Kyle Crum-Norco..(4200P-40TD) career
..QB-Liu Aumava-Timview, Utah
..OT-Rambo Magero-Cathedral Catholic (6’5-305)
..OT-Laakea Kapoi-Honolulu St Louis
..OT-Drew Azzopardi-Juniperro Serra (6’5-317)
..CB-Eric Butler-Corona Centennial
..CB-Chris Johnson-Roosevelt
..TE-Logan Tanner-St Pius-Texas
..DE-Ryan Henderson-Canyon Springs-Nevada (6’3)
..WR-Jacob Kelly-LA Loyola (6’3)
..S-Alex Garrison-St Francis
..RB-Sheldon Canley-Lompoc (1500R-27TD)
..LB-Trey White-Eastlake

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke-Press Conference
..Signed 13…will add 8-more in February
..Will look to see if any veteran QBs fit our system in transfer portal
..Both QBs will enroll in January for off season work and spring ball
..Rambo Magero..Big guy-great feet..want him to be my LT
..Drew Azzopardi projects as my RT
..Laakea Kapoi will likely be a guard
..We need to add another RB
..Want to add 3-more Def lineman…1-linebacker…2-more DBs
..Tre White is a hybrid LB-DE…Looks the part


. Trojans..
..RB-Raleek Brown-Mater Dei (1100R)
..CB-Fabian Ross-Las Vegas Bishop Gorman
..DE-Devan Thompkins-Stockton (6’5)
..LB-Garrison Maddex-Hampton, Georgia
..P-Atticus Bertram-Australia
..S-Zion Branch-Las Vegas Gorman

UCLA Bruins..
..WR-Jake Bobo-Transfer Duke (74R)
..LB-Kam Ramsey-Chatsworth
..TE-Jack Pederson-Murietta
..TE-Carsen Ryan-American Fork-Utah
..QB-Justyn Martin-Inglewood
..CB-Clint Stephens-Inglewood
..OT-Sam Yoon-LA Loyola

UCLA…11-Bruins players enter Transfer Portal
New Mexico..Land RB-Christian Washington-Helix High
Nevada..QB-Carson Strong applies for NFL Draft
Jackson State..Deion Sanders lands #1 DB nation..Travis Hunter-decomitts Florida State
Oregon..Hires Ken Dillingham-Off Coor-from Florida State
South Carolina..QB-Jason Brown enters Transfer Portal

Lakers-W-Dallas (107-104)….Austin Reaves comes off bench…hits 5-3s…including game winner at buzzer for LA win….LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (44P)…..LA (16-13)

Clippers-Utah…Jordan Clarkson 15-off bench in first half….Jazz led (65-59) at halftime at Press Time….LA (16-12)

Bucks..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo goes on Covid list
Lakers..C-Dwight Howard…G-Malik Monk test positive Covid
76ers..C-Georges Niang-Covid list
Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball-Covid Cardiac test
Sacramento..Coach Alvin Gentry-test positive
Bucks..G-Donte DiVincinzo-on Covid list

Knicks..G-Walt Frazier tests positive

NBA..Steph Curry breaks NBA record for 3-pointers…(2,974)-breaking Ray Allen mark
Sacramento..Kings cancel workouts-Covid issues
Brooklyn..Sign FA-G-Langston Galloway from NBA-G League

Brooklyn-Boston….Discussing Ben Simmons-for-Jaylen Brown trade

Utah..Hires longtime Celtics GM-Danny Ainge as Jazz–CEO

Padres…Interview Matt Williams for vacant 3B-coaching job..ex-Giants star..ex-Washington Nationals manager…Worked for Bob Melvin in Oakland

Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco-signs with Yomiuri Giants-Japan
NY Mets..Sign FA-OF-Matt Reynolds-ex Royals

Kansas City..Royals name longtime Kansas City Star writer Sam Mellinger as VP-Communications

Ducks-Seattle Kraken…Troy Terry-Trevor Zegras scored early….Ducks jumped out to (3-0) lead in 2nd period at Press Time…

Gulls-Abbotsford….Canucks jumped out to (3-0) start  at Sports Arena …led (3-0) at Press Time…AHL action…Gulls (9-9-1) coming into game

Ducks..Lose D-Josh Mahura-shoulder issue
Ducks..Callup D-Jacob Larsson from Gulls

LAKings-at-Florida..Thursday game

NHL…Infectious Disease Specialist-Ottawa…tells NHL they should consider a 2-week pause because of Covid outsbursts in US-Canada

Blackhawks…Reach financial settlement with former player Kyle Beach over sexual assault coverup case from 2010

Blues-Devils..St Louis trades G-Jon Gillies to New Jersey
Dallas..Release D-Andreas Borgman.
Montreal..Lose F-Christian Dvorak-3-weeks with lower body injury

Calgary..Covid woes worsen..Coach Daryl Sutter-F-Johnny Gaudreau test positive along with 9-other players…16-Flames out on Covid list…Flames have just 7-healthy players

Nashville…Coach John Hynes-4-assistant coaches…6-players all on Covid list
Washington…Evgegeny Kuznetsov-tests positive for 3rd time this year

NHL..Meets with Doctors to discuss Daily Covid tests and possible Hotel bubbles on road

Edmonton..Activate-D-Duncan Keith-been out with back injury

San Diego Wave…NWSL-expansion team announces it will play home games next fall at SDSU-Snapdragon Stadium in September…Will play first half of schedule at USD-Toreros Stadium

Manchester City..Veteran star Sergio Aguero-retires from knee injuries
Arsenal..Pierre Aubameyang-stripped of Captaincy

English Premier League..Scoreboard
..Wolverhampton-W-Brighton (1-0
..Southampton-Tie-Crystal Palace…Southies score 2-goals in 8-minute span
..Arsenal-W-West Ham…Gunners get penalty shot goal 87′

EPL..Thursday games
..Hot Spur-vs-Leicester


Horse Racing..Daily Racing Form…Jay Privman-National Writer named to Horse Racing Roll of Honor


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