Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
Chargers-at-Kansas City…Thursday Night Football
..Justin Herbert (2-0) at Arrowhead Stadium-7TD passes-1 Int
..WR-Keenan Allen will not play-hamstring injury
..CB-JC Jackson-game time decision after walkthrough
..Chargers (9-13) at Arrowhead Stadium since 2000
..Patrick Mahomes (6-1) vs Chargers in career
..Mahomes coming off (360Y-5TD) passing performance in Arizona
..Mahomes-vs-Chargers..(1,827Y-16TD-5 Int) vs Chargers
..Mahomes (59-16) career record…(32-8) at Arrowhead Stadium
..Andy Reid (104-42) head coach Chiefs
..Reid 10-years..8X-playoffs..6X-AFC West titles..4X-AFC title game..2X-Super Bowl
Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley comments on Chiefs game:
..These are fun games-Thursday night
..There are enough days to prepare for this game
..Mahomes has outstanding football intelligence
..Has great command at line of scrimmage
..Has vision to see whole field
..Great creativity outside the pocket
..Can rus a new play outside of the framework of first play he called
..Chiefs have 8-to-10 guys who make plays
..Lose Tyreek Hill-have formula to replace him..he was special
..They have great matchup WRs
..JuJu Smith-a physical slot player
..Marquez Scantling…has real gas at WR
..Mecole Hardman becoming a go too guy
..Skyy Moore…a fast playmaker-very versatile
..4-deep at RB..Hellaire..McKinnon-Pacheco-Jones
..Red Zone-make you defend 5-skill guys and QB
..Andy Reid driven by matchups
NFL..Releases figures on use of ‘Guardian Caps’ in preseason..Protective helmet shells used by OL-DL-LB-TEs…Concussions in preseason reduced by 50%…Only 11-concussions this preseason in workouts..compared to average of 23 the last 3-years.
NFL Monday Night Football..TV Ratings ..Seattle-Denver game had (19.8M) viewers…3rd highest MNF rating ESPN ever had.
Jets..QB-Zach Wilson returns to workouts from knee rehab
Patriots..QB-Mac Jones went thru full practice-coming off back issues
Cowboys..WR-Michael Gallup goes thru full practice-coming off knee rehab
Denver..Coach Nathaniel Hackett…’was aware FG kickers were (2-35) in plus 60-yard field goals..yet sent his kicker out to attempt 64Y-field goal end of game in Seattle.
Bears..Sign FA-OG-Michael Schofield-ex Chargers-Broncos
Miami..Sign FA-OG-Brandon Shell-ex Seattle-Washington
Raiders..Sign FA-OT-Billy Price-ex Bengals #1 pick
Rams..Sign FA-OG-Oday Aboushi-ex Chargers-Jets
Rams..Promote OG-Jeremiah Kolone from practice squad
Chargers..Release CB-Tevaughn Campbell from IR list
Chiefs..Sign FA-WR-Corey Coleman–ex Browns
Lions..Surgery OG-Hala Vaitai-back
Bengals..WR-Tee Higgins-concussion protocol
Bears..Lose OG-Alex Leatherwood-4W-mono
Chiefs..IR-CB-Trent McDuffie-knee sprain
Denver…IR-S-Justin Simmons-quad injury
Aztecs..RB-Chance Bell bothered by hyperextended elbow
USD..Try recover blowing 14-0 and 27-14 leads at Cal Poly
PAC 12…Begins negotiations to move its TV package off ABC to Amazon…Current TV deal is worth 250M-each school gets 33M…Conference seeking 300M from Amazon and possibly 50M per year per school beginning in 2024 season.
Mountain West Conference..Craig Thompson retires as Commissioner in December…Led MWC in expansion…negotiated new TV deals..helped create 12-team College Football playoff that got MWC a guaranteed spot.
SEC..Tells Voids Oklahoma-vs-Georgia…Oklahoma-vs-Tennessee games that were scheduled as non conference games…OU-Texas joining SEC in 2023
Padres-L-Mariners (6-1)…..Mike Clevinger gives up 3HRs in 5-innings…Julio Rodriguez led off game with solo HR on first pitch…Eugenio Suarez 2RHR in 1st inning…Carlos Santana 3RHR after 2-hit batsmen in 5th…Wednesday game..San Diego (78-65)….(30-34) vs teams with winning records.
Padres-at-Arizona..Open 4-game series..Sean Manaea-vs-Madison Bumgarner
Padres..OF-Mat Beaty opts out of contract after DFA-hit (.082) in San Diego
Padres..Manager Bob Melvin keeps Juan Soto in 2nd slot in order despite (3-42) slump
Dodgers-Arizona…Tied 2-2 at Press Time…Trayce Thompson-Will Smith HRs.. .LA (98-43)…won 33-of-44 games…(52-15) since May
Dodgers..Off Thursday…open series with Giants on Friday
Dodgers..Won NL West title 9X in last 10-years.
Angels-L-Cleveland (5-3)..Jose Ramirez 2RHR in 8th..Halos (61-82)
Angels..off day Thursday-play Mariners on Friday
Pirates-W-Cubs..Rod Castro 3RHR-Buccos
Houston-W-Tigers..Astros P-Christian Javier 6-inn-0R..
Rockies-W-White Sox..Kyle Freeland-6 shutout inn-Colo..
Braves-L-Giants..Austin Wynns 3RBIS-SF..
Phillies-W-Marlins..JT Realmuto 3RHR-solo HR-Bryce Harper HR
Orioles-W-Washington..Jorge Mateo HR-Balt.
Rays-L-Blue Jays..Vlad Guerro HR-Toronto..
Mets-L-Cubs..Yan Gomes 2R-double-Cubs.
Yankees-W-Red Sox..Jose Trevino RBI double-NY.
Royals-L-Twins..Gary Sanchez 2R-double.
Cardinals-W-Brewers..Nolan Arenado HR..Albert Pujols RBI double-StL..
Rangers-A’s..Marcus Semien 3RHR..Rangers led 7-6 at Press Time.
Astros..P-Justin Verlander cleared to start Friday-calf injury
Cubs..OF-Raf Ortega-fractured finger
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Tayler Scott-ex Padres
Red Sox..DFA-P-Jeurys Familia
Reds..Release P-TJ Zeuch
Reds..Acquire 2B-Nick Northcutt-ex Red Sox
Washington..Sign FA-P-Juan Minaya-ex Twins
Trevor Bauer…Lawyer releases (:09) video of woman asleep with him showing no facial injuries…She claimed he brutally attacked her during rough sex.
NBA…Criticism of league for not expelling Suns owner after finding him guilty of toxic workplace violations
TNT..Longtime player Dwayne Wade leaves network after 3-years as studio analyst.
Shaquille O’Neal…says Dennis Rodman was the worst teammate he ever had in his career.
Montreal…Criticism Canadiens named Nick Suzuki as team captain…’Does not speak French’
Dallas..GM-Jim Nill-contract extension thru 2024
Nashville..Hire longtime player Nathan Gerbe as assistant coach
Edmonton..Sign FA-G-Colton Point-ex Dallas
Arizona..Sign FA-G-Chris Gibson-ex Florida
Seattle..Sign FA-F-Daniel Spong-ex Washington
Kings..Sign FA-C-Nate Thompson-with 7th club
Ottawa..Sign FA-F-Taylor Motte-ex Vancouver-Rangers
Calgary..Offer deal to FA-LW-Jake Virtanen-ex Canucks
Gulls..Hire Jeff Glass as goaltending coach…17-year career..played for Ottawa-Blackhawks..Spent 7Y in KHL-Russia
..Team USA unveils roster for next round of friendly games..Includes Christian Pulisic..Weston McKennie..Ricardo Pepe…USA plays Japan-October 23rd…Saudi Arabia-October 27th
..Paul Pogba…French police arrest his brother for 13M-extortion case against the player while he was at Manchester United and Juventus.
(Golf)…Rory McIlroy says LIV golfers should not be allowed to play on Ryder Cup teams in 2023.
(Auto Racing)..Alex Palou announces he will return Chip Ganassi Racing next year..but will be allowed to be a Test Driver for F1-Team McLaren.