Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
Rams-Buffalo…Thursday Night Football Opener…Temperatures 105-degrees in forecast.
..Rams led by QB-Matthew Stafford
..Questions-Can Rams run football with Cam Akers coming off injury
..Debut of WR-Allen Robinson with WR-Cooper Kupp
..Rams without Odell Beckham-Robert Woods
..Debut of LB-Bobby Wagner-joining Aaron Donald-Jalen Ramsey-defense
..Bills led by QB-Josh Allen
..Debut of LB-Von Miller
..Bills defense without LB-Jerry Hughes
..Addition of WR-Jameson Crowder joining Stefon Diggs-Gabe Davis-Dawson Knox
Chargers…Full scale practice-preparing for Raiders game on Sunday
..RB-Isaiah Spiller goes thru full workout
..CB-JC Jackson has boot removed from ankle-began running-post surgery
Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley:
..QB-Derek Carr-elite QB..Pure stroke delivery..Great 2-minute drills
..WR-Davante Adams..Elite-special player..outstanding vs press coverage..Can play any role..Explosive yards after catch.
..Coach Josh McDaniels..A complete coach..accomplished with all types of QBs
Buffalo..Extension TE-Dawson Knox (4Y-52M)
Denver..WR-Emmanuel Sanders retires..9Y career (704R-51TD)
Washington..Ex-GM Bruce Allen testifies for 10-hours infront Congress
Tampa Bay..Demote veteran WR-Julio Jones to 2nd receiver
Seattle..Report QB-Russell Wilson had to be traded…Wilson lost respect for the organization for failing to put better players around him…Seahawks front office felt Wilson’s skills were declining.
Roger Goodell..Will meet with NFL owners to determine their share of payment of (790M) paid in the St Louis lawsuit by owner Stan Kroenke…Goodell wants each team to pay (24.6M) each as their share.
NFL-Union…Feud-NFL wants control to discipline players involved in violent hits in joint practices in preseason games.
Ravens..OT-Ron Stanley-full practice
Eagles..IR-OT-Andre Dillard-forearm surgery
Saints..Surgery OT-Trevor Penning-foot-out 8W
Tampa Bay..OT-Tristan Wirfs-full practice
AP Poll…1-Alabama..2-Georgia..3-Ohio State..4-Michigan..5-Clemson…10-USC…13-Utah….Oregon fell from 11th to out of the polls…
Big 12…Commissioner says it wants to expand into the Pacific Time Zone…meaning they may target Oregon-Washington next.
Padres-W-Arizona (6-3)…Friars win HR-Derby game…Wil Myers-Jake Cronenworth HR…Jurickson Profar 2RHR….Yu Darvish survived giving up 3-HRs in 6-innings…Josh Hader gets easy save…….San Diego (76-62)…Friars lost 3-of-5…(11-10) in last 3-weeks.
Padres..Off day Thursday…host Dodgers-Friday
Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis undergoes surgery torn left rotator cuff..faces 4-to-6 month rehab
Dodgers-W-Giants (7-3)…,Justin Turner 3RHR..Max Muncy 3RHR…….LA (94-42)….won 30-of-40 games….(49-14) since May.
Dodgers..Off day Thursday…head to San Diego-Friday
Angels-L-Tigers (5-4)…..Detroit hits 4HRs in game…..Halos won 8-of-12
Angels..Off Thursday…Play in Houston on Friday
Mets-W-Pirates…1st game..Jacob deGrom 7-shutout inning
Mets-W-Pirates..2nd game..Tyler Naquin 3RHR for sweep of DH..
Yankees-W-Twins..1st game..Aron Judge 55th HR on season
Yankees-W-Twins…2nd game.Ian Falefa Grand Slam HR-sweep.
Brewers-L-Rockies..Mike Toglia 2HRs-4RBIs-Colorado
Braves-W-A’s…Atlanta (85-51)..Vaughn Grisson 2RHR
Mariners-L-White Sox..Eloy Jiminez HR-RBI double….
Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Jack Springs (7inn-1 hitter)..Tampa win.
Phillies-W-Marlins..Edmundo Sosa HR-3RBIs-Phillies.
Blue Jays-W-Orioles.Vlad Guerrero 2RBIs-Jays.
Cubs-L-Reds..Ari Aquino 2HRs-Reds.
Cardinals-W-Washington..Tom Edman 2RBI-double
Guardians-L-Royals..KC come from behind win
Houston-Texas…Tied 3-3 at Press Time…Astros (87-49)
Mets..IL-P-Max Scherzer-oblique issues
Rockies..IL-SS-Jose Iglesias-hand injury
Cardinals..IL-OF-Dylan Carlson-sprained thumb
A’s..IL-P-Adam Oller-rib injury
Miami..Surgery P-Nick Niedert-knee issue
Cubs..Activate P-Wade Miley from IL
Pirates..DFA-OF-Josh Van Meter
Yankees..Callup 1B-Ron Guzman
Red Sox..Callup Of-Abraham Almonte
Pirates..Sign FA-C-Zach Collins-ex Toronto
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Luis Garcia-ex Phillies
Kansas City..Former Royals-Cardinals closer Mark Littell passes away (69Y)-spent 9-years with KC-StL
Tigers..Search for GM begins…Interested in Dodgers Assistant GM Josh Byrnes…Matt Slater-Assistant GM-Cardinals
Lakers…Trade talks resume with Indiana and Utah…Offering 1st round pick for either Pacers G-Buddy Hield or Jazz G-Jordan Clarkson.
Montreal…Place G-Carey Price on long term IR-giving them 10M-cap space
Vancovuer..Opens contract extension talks with F-Bo Horvat after signing F-JT Miller to (7Y-56M) contract…Canucks are already over the 82M-salary cap.
Soccer..Chelsea fires Coach Thomas Tuchel after team lost 3-straight games including loss in 1st round UFEA Championships..New owner Todd Boehly is talking to Brighton coach Grahame Potter.
NASCAR…Invokes rule changes for all Next Gen cars..after 4-cars catch fires in races after crashes…Will install fire shields between wheel wells and driver cockpit.
..#1 seed Iga Swiatek-W-Jessica Pegula (6-3,7-6) move to semis
..Frances Tiafoe wins quarterfinals to move to semi finals
..Nick Kyrgios faces fines for continue temper tantrums after is quarterfinal loss on Tuesday night…Lost after 3-and-half hour war..match had 61-aces…Kyrgios had 58-unforced errors..feuded with line judges and 2-fans ejected for taunting.
Golf…European PGA Championship-Virginia Water, England
..Rory McIlroy heads field that includes 18-players from LIV Tour….Golfers called it ‘insult’ that players who defected are allowed to play in tourney.