Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
LA Rams…QB-Matthew Stafford pulled from practice with concussion symptoms that have surfaced since Sunday loss to Tampa Bay…Stafford has taken fierce pounding (28-QB sacks-8 Interceptions-5 fumbles-84QB Rating)….Journeyman John Wolford takes all first team snaps on Wednesday preparing for Sunday showdown with struggling Arizona Cardinals.
Chargers…Injury problems continue to grow-prepare to play 49ers
..WR-Keenan Allen misses workouts Monday & Wednesday with hamstring
..RT-Trey Pipkens hobbled with 2nd injury to ACL in left knee-not practice
..DE-Joe Bosa not cleared to practice
..RT-Forest Sarrell-rookie-took all snaps at right tackle
..DT-Christian Covington takes starter’s snap in place of injured Auston Johnson
..OT-Storm Norton not elevated to starting RT
..Sign FA-OT-Austin Pleasants to practice squad-ex Carolina
..Sign FA-DT-Chris Hinton-ex NY Giants
..Sign FA-DT-Breiden Fehoko-played 8-games last year
..LB-Khalil Mack did not practice for 2nd day with illness
..DE-Gerry Tillery-missed 2nd workout with back issue
Washington…Attorney Generals Office calls Press Conference Thursday to discuss on going probe of Commanders Owner Daniel Synder’s business practices.
Colts..GM-Chris Ballard defends hiring of Jeff Saturday as ‘interim head coach’….Talked to him 3-times in 3-years about coming onboard as an assistant coach.
Packers..Sign FA-S-Jonahton Abram-ex Raiders
Steelers..Sign FA-K-Matt Wright-ex Chiefs
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Derrick Gore-ex Chiefs
Bills…QB-Josh Allen misses practice with elbow ligament strain
Titans..Activate WR-Trey Banks from IR
Steelers..K-Chris Boswell-remains out with groin issue
Chiefs..WR-Mecole Hardman-oblique injury
Atlanta Falcons-Carolina Panthers…Thursday Night Football…Falcons (4-5)..Panthers (3-6)
Padres…Sources say GM-AJ Preller expressing interested in veteran OFs:
..OF-AJ Pollock-ex Arizona-/Dodgers-White Sox-just opted out of contract
..OF-Trey Mancini-ex Orioles-Astros
..OF-Mitch Haniger-ex Seattle..option not picked up by Mariners
Padres..Want to reopen talks with LF-Jurickson Profar who opted out from his (8.3M) contract for 2023
Padres..Make contact with Japanese P-Kodai Senga-free agent from Japan…30-year old righthander…had (104-51) record with Soft Bank Hawks..including (1.94-ERA) last year…Bidding will also include Cubs-Mariners
Padres..Sources say payroll will be around (219M) of last year payroll…GM AJ Preller has about 28M-budget space but wants to add a starting pitcher…1st baseman and an outfielder.
Dodgers..Face deadline Thursday night to pick up (16M) option on 3B-Justin Turner…Sources say LA could buyout Turner (2M) then re-sign him to a lower deal of around 10M.
Dodgers..Face decision on Friday on making qualifying offer for FA-P-Clayton Kershaw worth (19.6M)
Dodgers..Release P-Danny Duffy..P-Jimmy Nelson…OF-Hanser Alberto
Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Luke Williams-ex Miami-Phillies-Giants
Dodgers..Discussing making qualifying offer to retain P-Tyler Anderson.
Angels..Agent for Shohei Ohtani says ‘focus on 2023 season’…not a trade…’Willing to talk about contract extension during season’
Braves-Rangers…TRADE….Atlanta deals P-Jake Odorizzi to Rangers for minor leaguer.
Orioles..Do not pick up option P-Jordan Lyles
Astros..Don not pick up option on OF-Trey Mancini…P-Will Smith
Cubs..P-Drew Smyly opts out of contract
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Cole Sulser-ex Miami
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Ryan Vilarde-ex Rockies
Giants..Sign FA-C-Dom Nunez-ex Rockies
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Luis Ortiz-ex Giants
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Andrew Vasquez-ex Giants
Mets..Sign FA-P-Taylor Saucedo-ex Blue Jays
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Gabe Spier-ex Royals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Easton McGee-ex Red Sox
Lakers-L-Clippers (114-101)…..Clippers jumped out to 16-point lead….Lakers came back to tie game at 91-91 in 4th quarter only to see Clippers blow game open in final 5-minutes…..LeBron James (30P)…exits in 4th quarter reinjurying foot….Clippers put 7-in double figures…Paul George (29P)…Norm Powell (18P) off bench…Clippers have beaten Lakers 9-times in a row….Lakers have lost 4-in a row by double figure blowouts…….Wednesday game….Lakers (2-9)…Clippers (7-5)
USD-W-Florida Gulf Coast (79-73)…Seiko Juwara (29P) in USD win….Steve Lavin off to (2-0) start with Torerors. ..
Brooklyn Nets…Promote Jacques Vaughn to head coach after ownership backed off hiring fired Celtics coach Ime Udoka.
Brooklyn…NBA Sources say Adam Silver’s meeting with Kyrie Irving was so suspended Nets Guard would have a historical ‘understanding’ of his social media tweets….NBA demanding Irving do 6-things before being reinstated
..Meet with Commissioner
..Donate 500,000 to Anti Defamation League
..Meet with leaders of ADL and Jewish Community
..Meet with owner Joseph Tsia
..Undergo counseling and Sensitivity training
Milwaukee…F-Giannis Antetokoumnpp out with knee soreness…G-Jrue Holiday out with sprained ankle.
Ducks-L–Minnesota…..Wild led (4-1) late in 3rd period at Press Time…Karill Kaprisov scored 2-goals including 5-on-3 power play…Pavol Regenda scored for Ducks……Wednesday night…Anaheim (4-9-1)
Kings-Chicago…Thursday night game
Edmonton…Oilers F-Evander Kane in stable condition after emergency surgery for two skate cuts near an artery on his wrist….could be out extended time…has 13-points in 13-games
Montreal…1st round pick Juraj Slsafkovsky-2 games for violent blind side check that broke wrist of Red Wings F-Matt Luff
Minnesota..NHL fines F-Kirill Kaprizov for match 5,000-for match misconduct hit on Kings D-Drew Doughty.
Gulls…Top scorer Pavol Regenda called up by Anaheim Ducks.
Team USA Soccer…Unveils 26-man World Cup Roster
..G-Zach Steffan left off with injury issues
..F-Ricardo Pepi does not make final cut because of experience
..D-Jon Brooks left off team with injury history
..Matt Turner-Evan Horvath-Sean Johnson will be goalies
..MF-Miles Robinson does not recover from Achilles injury
..F-Chris Richards misses cut with late hamstring injury
..F-Haji Wright misses roster despite scoring 9-goals in Europe
..Rookie-Josh Sargent surprise addition based on solid play in EPL
..Veteran D-DeAndre Yedlin made team despite variety injuries
Senegal…Loses star F-Sadio Mane-fractured leg playing Bayern Munich
Reece James..English star not on roster-knee injury at Chelsea
Brittney Griener…WNBA star moved to penal colony to continue serving 9-year drug conviction…will be assigned to work as ‘slave labor
making uniforms for Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.