Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 23rd, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 



Chargers..Covid crisis grows….11-on Covid list
..RB-Austin Ekeler second test comes back positive-goes on Covid List
..WR-Jaylen Guyton with positive test
..S-Derwin James misses practice again with hamstring

Chargers…5-starters named to AFC-Pro Bowl..QB-Justin Herbert..WR-Keenan Allen..OC- Corey Linsley..S-Derwin James..OT-Rashawn Slater…RB-Austin Eckeler named alternate 2nd team..WR-Mike Williams named 3rd team

(NFL Notes)

Tampa Bay..Autopsy report shows WR-Vincent Jackson has (.28) blood alcohol and died of alcohol poisoning…had damage to 9-different organs…Report last weekend indicated he had 2nd stage-CTE brain damage.

Green Bay..QB-Aaron Rodgers criticized for Covid ‘misinformation’ for spreading stories about vaccines he believed in used in Japan-India….Did not know know those vaccines had been pulled out because they were inefficient

NFL Union…says it refused to agree to cancel 3-games last week because players would have lost a game check..Urged NFL to reschedule games

CFL…Fines Toronto Argonauts QB-McLeod Bethel-Thompson 10,000…Suspends CB-Chris Edwards 6-games for confronting cameraman and assaulting fans after playoff loss to Hamilton TiCats on December 5th.

Denver..Names Drew Lock starting QB with Ted Bridgewater out with concussion…Lock has (8-10) record…24TD-20 Int-58% completion rate and 598-QB rating in career.


Jets..Coach Robert Saleh on Covid list Nick Sirianni goes on Covid list
Titans..Lose LT-Taylor Lewan-back..OG-Roger Saffold Covid issue
Steelers..OT-Zach Banner..LB-Devin Bush on Covid list
Raiders..CB-Brandon Facyson on Covid list
Raiders..S-Jon Abram-dislocated shoulder
Jets…OG-Ali Tucker on Covid list
Chiefs..OT-Kyle Long..OT-Mike Remmers added to Covid list
Jaguars..RB-Travis Etienne on Covid list
Houston..WR-Brandon Cooks..K-Kai Fairbairn..LB-Eric Wilson on Covid list
Browns..CB-Gregg Newsome added to Covid list
Ravens..LB-Pernell McPhee on Covid list
Cardinals..P-Andy Lee on Covid list

Browns..Coach Kevin Stefanski-activated after Covid isolation
(Roster Moves)

Rams..Release CB-Damarious Randall

Giants..Sign FA-CB-Darqueze Dennard-ex Bengals..DB-DeWayne Johnson-ex Falcons-Aztecs
Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Ryquell Armstead-ex Packers

Bengals..RB-Pookah Williams-suspended 2-game-PED violations
(College Football)

College Football Playoff Committee…Invokes Covid Rules during latest outbreak
..Teams do not have to report to Bowl game till 2-days prior to December 31st kickoff
..Daily Covid testing
..If 1-team has outbreak and cannot play..other team gets forfeit-and moves to finals
..If both teams in bracket have covid..other semi final will be championship game
..Will not replace any team that is hit by Covid
..If outbreak for championship game..healthy team will win title
..Committee has right to move championship game to January 14th-allow teams get healthy

Alabama..Coach Nick Saban..Assistants Bill O’Brien-Doug Marrone all isolated with Covid

Gator Bowl..Texas AM pulls out of game with Wake Forest-covid outbreak…have only 38-scholarship players healthy
Gator Bowl…BYU turns down request to play Wake Forest…Bowl talking to Marshall-Illinois

Armed Forces Bowl
..Missouri-L-Army (24-22)…ColeTalley 41Y-FG in final seconds lead Black Knights come from behind win…Army rushed for (211Y) on grund in upset win.

Gasparilla Bowl…Thursday…Central Florida-vs-Florida
Frisco Bowl..Miami-North Texas State on Thursday

Oregon..Interviews Steelers assistant coach Adrian Klemm for OL job
Western Michigan..Hires Dan Bartholomew as AD-ex Oregon State Asst AD

Nevada..QB-Carson Strong-files for NFL draft

Aztecs-W-UCSD (78-57)…Nathan Mensah (19P-9R)…..4-starters in double figures….SDSU shot 54% from floor…SDSU (8-3) on year

USD-L-UNLV (80-57)…..Rebels jumped to (42-24) halftime lead enroute to blowout…..Torerors (7-8)


Clippers-W-Sacramento..LA had 101-88 lead in 4th quarter at Press Time….LA entered game..(16-15)

Lakers-San Antonio…Thursday game…Lakers (16-16) in disappointing-injury marred season

NYKnicks..Lose G-Derrick Rose-8W-ankle surgery
Bulls..G-Alex Caruso-sprained foot
Atlanta..G-Lou Williams-on Covid list
Dallas..F-Luka Doncic-G-Trey Burks on Covid list

NBA cancels Toronto-76ers game..Raptors had only 4-healthy players
Brooklyn-Portland game canceled..Nets outbreak

Boston..sign FA-G-Joe Johnson (38Y) from G-League
Kings..Sign FA-G-Emmanuel Mudiay-former 1st round pick
Dallas..Sign  FA-G-Brandon Knight-ex #1 pick

Naismith Hall of Fame..List of enshrinees includes 1st timers Tom kChambers-Manu Ginobli..Ref Joey Crawford.

MLB…Hands out penalties to Dodgers-Padres for going over the Luxury Tax limit.
..Dodgers payroll was (262M)…Club has tax bill of 32M
..Padres payroll (216M)…Will pay first time tax bill (1.2M)

(Roster Moves)

Mets..sign FA-OF-Dan Palko-ex White Sox
Giants..Sign FA-P-Bryan Breshborne-ex Royals

Gulls-Stockton..Wednesday game canceled-Covid issues with Heat team

Kings-Edmonton..Wednesday game canceled..Oilers Covid outbreak

Tampa Bay…Coach John Cooper-isolation-Covid test
Carolina..Lose G-Fredrik Andersen-Covid test
San Jose..Evander Kane-unvaxxed-tests positive

NHL Union…President Donald Fehr says NHL first priroity to play full 82-game schedule…Olympics is not top priority

Calgary…Flames ownership backs out of play to heop co-fund 634M-Arena-Entertainment district…NHL team unwilling to take on 9.7M-cost over-runs alone.

American Hockey League…Cancels games with Syracuse-Utica-Laval-Chicago because of outbreak

AHL..Cancels All Star game scheduled in January.

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