Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 30th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Holiday Bowl…Awards Trophy to North Carolina State-declaring them winner via UCLA forfeit…Tried for 24-hours to find a replacement team-could not.

UCLA..Remains adamant doctors uncovered more positive tests morning of Holiday Bowl fearing major spread on team.


(Scoreboard)

Pinstripe Bowl…Maryland-W-Virginia Tech (54-10)..Terps score on 32-Fu Recovery TD…92Y-PR-TD..QB-Tau Tagovailoa 32-70Y-TD passes in blowout at Yankees Stadium

Cheez It Bowl..Clemson-W-LSU (20-13)…Tigers defense holds Cyclones QB-Brock Purdy (209P-TD)..Interception

Alamo Bowl..Oregon-Oklahoma…Sooners led (51-18) in 3rd quarter at Press Time…RB-Kennedy Brooks (136R-3TD)…QB-Caleb Williams (206P-3TD)

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(Schedule)…Thursday

Las Vegas Bowl…Arizona State-Wisconsin..

Peach Bowl..Pitt-Michigan State

Music City Bowl..Purdue-Tennessee

May Bowl..South Carolina-North Carolina
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(College Notes)

LSU..Hire Matt House-Def Coord…ex-LB coach-Chiefs
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(NFL)

Chargers…RB-Austin Eckeler said he tested positive 6-times in 2-days with Covid but has been clean since then.

Chargers…Put OT-Storm Norton..LB-Kenneth Murray on Covid list
Chargers..Activate DE-Joey Bosa..OC-Corey Linsley..WR-Jaylon Guyton from Covid list
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(Injury-Illness)

Jets..Coach Robert Saleh clears protocol-rejoins team
Titans..Activate OT-Taylor Lewan from Covid list
Eagles..Activate DE-Ryan Kerrigan..OT-Andre Dillars from list
Vikings..Activate RB-Dalvin Cook from list
Colts..Activate OG-Quentin Nelson..OT-Mike Glowinski from Covid
Houston..Activate WR-Brandon Cooks from list
Packers..Activate CB-Jaire Alexander from list
Ravens..Activate LB-Justin Houston
Cardinals..Activate P-Andy Lee
Chiefs..Activate TE-Travis Kelce
Bills..Activate WR-Gabe Davis..DE-AJ Espenesa..OG-Jon Feliciano from Covid list
Saints..Activate QB-Taysom Hill..QB-Trevor Siemian from Covid list

Packers..TE-Marcedes Lewis on Covid list
Denver..DT-Mike Purnell on Covid list
Bengals..WR-Auden Tate on list
Carolina..LB-Hassan Riddick on list
Raiders..TE-Darren Waller on Covid list
Giants..DE-Dexter Lawrence on Covid list
Bucs..Put WR-Mike Evans-Breshad Perriman on Covid list

Vikings..WR-Adam Theilen-surgery-ankle
Denver..DT-DeShaun Williams on IR-knee
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(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Release QB-Matt Barkley

Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Matt Barkley-ex Carolina
Denver..Sign FA-DT-Justin Hamilton-ex Dallas
Denver..Sign FA-DT-Akeem Spence-ex Tampa Bay
Lions..Sign FA-TE-Jared Pinkney-ex Rams
Colts..Sign FA-S-DJ Searinger-ex HOuston
Jaguars..Sign FA-TE-Jahale Warring-ex Lions-ex Aztecs
Saints..Sign FA-OT-Kyle Murphy-ex Broncos…FA-KR-Malcom Perry-ex Ravens
Eagles..Sign FA-RB-Kerryon Johnson-ex Lions
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(NFL Notes)

NFL..Being asked to name a special Coaching Award in memory of John Madden-who passed at (85) on Tuesday

No Thursday Night Football

Carolina..Bench QB-Cam Newton..Sam Darnold reinstated as starter
Patriots..Deny QB-Mac Jones has ‘hit a wall’….Lost 2-in a row..4-picks-2 fumbles-52% completions

Jacksonville..Will interview 7-candidates for vacant coaching job-starting Thursday with ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson

Chicago..Bears beat writer Jeff Dickerson-ESPN-passes away-cancer (44Y)..had lost his wifeto cancer last year…leaves 11-year old son
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…(Basketball)….

Aztecs-UNLV…Mountain West Conference opener still scheduled for Saturday at Las Vegas.

USD..Cancels opening two games of WCC-schedule with Gonzaga-Santa Clara..Torerors basketball practices shut down.

UCLA..Coach Mick Cronin returns to practice…Only 6-Healthy Bru9ins on floor

Mountain West Conference..Cancels games with Fresno-San Jose-Colorado State-New Mexico because of Covid
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(Scoreboard)

Clippers-Boston…Thursday game….LA (17-16)

Lakers…Off till Friday road trip to Portland…..LA (17-18) on season
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(NBA Notes)

Dallas..Sign FA-G-Isaiah Thomas-spent last 10-days with Lakers
Bulls..Sign FA-F-Jordan Bell-ex Golden State-Washington
Washington..Sign FA-G-Brad Wannamaker-ex Pacers
Clippers..Sign FA-F-James Ennis-ex Mavericks-Spurs
Denver..Sign FA-F-Kenneth Faried to play for NBA-G League-Grand Rapids

Boston..G-Dennis Schroeder tests positive for 2X-Covid
Washington..G-Brad Beal gets 1st vaccine shot after testing  positive for Covid
Miami..F-PJ Tucker-F-Zy Cheatem go on Covid list
Oklahoma City..F-Derrick Favors on Covid list
Atlanta..Coach Nate McMillan implores NBA to pause schedule over outbreaks

Boston..Activate G-Josh Richardson from Covid

Lakers..G-Quinn Cook leaves Lokomotiv team-Russia to return to US.
Minnesota..G-Ricky Rubio undergoes MRI on knee
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…(Baseball)…

Clayton Kershaw…Reports indicate Angels may offer Dodgers pitcher a contract once CBA-lockout is over

Seattle…3B-Kyle Seager-retires after 11-year career..hit 25-home runs last year..was a free agent
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…(Hockey)…

World Junior Hockey Championships…Canceled on Wednesday after 3-teams have Covid outbreaks while in hotel bubbles…3-other teams asked to re-test.

Ducks-Vancouver….Sam Carrick scored goal early…Anaheim led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time….Wednesday game…Ducks (17-9-6)…Canucks won 6-in row
Ducks..Lost D-Cam Fowler..head injury-fell into the boards on a check
Ducks..Gulls broadcaster Andy Zilch did Ducks TV broadcast in place of John Ehlers.

Kings-Vancouver…Thursday night game

Gulls…Off till start of next week after 4-games canceled by Covid

Edmonton..Activate G-Mike Smith from injured list

Kings..Activate G-Cal Peterson from Covid list
Vancouver..F-Brock Boeser on Covid list
Arizona..F-Travis Boyd on Covid list
Penguins..F-Kasperi Kapanen on Covid list
Montreal..G-Jake Allen..F-Paul Byron on Covid list..Habs have 8-players out
Toronto..7-Leafs players on list
Dallas..Jamie Benn-Ryan Suter go on Covid list
Devils..Place G-Jon Gillies..F-Tomas Tatar..F-Jimmy Vescey on Covid list

Blues-Minnesota..TRADE..St Louis deals F-Nolan Stevens to Wild for F-Will Bitten

NHL..Says Winter Classic game..St Louis-vs
-Minnesota..at Target Field-will be played Saturday..Weather forecast (-19) degrees at opening faceoff

NHL…Adopts CDC-Guidelines…Will allow players to return after testing clean after 5-days on Covid list.

Ontario Hockey League..Reinstates #1 pick F-Logan Mailloux-Montreal…had been suspended for half a season as Sex Offender for incident in Sweden last year…has undergone intense counseling in Canada…Will be eligible to play for London Knights
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…(General)…

English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Manchester City-W-Brentford..city scores 16′ and wins 1-0
..Chelsea-Tie-Brighton..Dan Welbeck scores 91’ to get tie for Brighton

..Manchester United-vs-Burnley…Thursday game

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