Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 5th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Buffalo….Damar Hamlin’s family says the Bills player made ‘slight progress’ over night….Is still on ventilator and heavily sedated…but oxygen intake, oxygen readings and lung capacity has improved….Moved to lie on his side to help breathing improve.

NFL…Colts owner Jim Irsay, QBs Tom Brady-Matt Stafford-Russell Wilson led drive to raise funds for Hamlin’s Charity Foundation which has raised (6.2M) since Monday Night.

Cincinnati…Coach Zach Taylor saluted Bills Coach Sean McDermott….said Bills leader told him in the tunnel…”I need to be at the hospital with my player-not on the field coaching’…..Praised QB-Josh Allen leadership to ‘pull team emotionally together in locker room’…Praised Referee Shawn Smith for taking control of a very emotional on field situation-and giving each team ‘space’ to go to locker room and gather themselves.’

Chargers…coach Brandon Staley spent bulk of his press briefing talking about the Buffalo Bills tragedy:
..NFl protocols have given this kid a chance to live
..This is best part of the NFL-saving his life
..This is a rare case-this type of injury
..Now fans know the greatness of NFL plans to help players
..The leadership of those two head coaches was so important
..The NFL fraternity has come together
..We have seen the power of prayer

NFL Chief Medical Officer-Dr Alan Sills:
..We are searching for answers what caused his cardiac arrest
..Players have intense cardiac testing each year..EKG-Chest Xrays
..We look for all pre-exisiting conditions in every player
..We evaluate after every game-what we can do better
..Our ’60 Minute Medical Meetings’ before games-go thru every detail care
..Referee..Paramedics..EMT..all team doctors are involved
..We all know chain of command if there is an incident on the field
..We have a full response plan for every game played in NFL

Bills…Return to field for limited walkthrough practice…No media availability…Report team was quiet, focused, without emotion during its practice.

Arizona..Report Coach Kliff Kingsbury will be fired after final game of season on Sunday…Cardinals (4-12)…Kingsbury (28-36-1) in NFL.

Miami..Mounting criticism against Dolphins Def Coord-Josh Boyer..Miami lost 5-games in a row.

Washington…Name rookie QB-Sam Howell as starter for final game of season.
Jets..Mike White will start final game this weekend as Jets QB
Colts..Say QB-Sam Ehlinger will start final game this weekend
Bears…Name QB-Nathan Peterman will start final game
Arizona..David Blough will start 2nd game in a row this weekend.
(Roster Moves)

49ers..Release QB-Jacob Eason
Miami..Sign FA-QB-Mike Glennon-ex Giants-Tampa Bay
Dallas..Release WR-James Washington

Raiders..QB-Jarrett Stidham out of practice-elbow issue
Eagles..Activate DE-Robert Quinn..CB-CJ Johnson from IR
Steelers..Activate CB-William Jackson from IR
Chargers…FS-Derwin James goes thru 1st full workout coming off concussion
Chargers..RT-Trey Pipkens misses workout-reaggravated knee issue
(College Football)

USC…Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch on thin ice for continued poor play:
..Gave up (528Y) vs Tulane
..Oklahoma allowed (527Y) vs Georgia in playoffs
..Allowed (528Y) vs Alabama
..Allowed (693Y) vs LSU

USC…Star DE-Tuli Tuipulotu..CB-Mehki Blackmon file for NFL Draft

UCLA…Lands RB-Carson Steele-transfer from Ball State..(1556R) this year…(27770APY) last 2-years in Mid American Conference.

Texas AM…Hires Bobby Petrino as Off Coord…had just taken job at UNLV last month..former head coach Arkansas-Louisville…was head coach at Missouri State

Wisconsin..New head coach Luke Fickell hires Mike Tressel-Def Coord..Phil Longo=Off Coord

Padres..Open contract talks with FA-P-Johnny Cueto…36-years old…was (8-10) 3.35-ERA with White Sox….Career (143-107) with Reds-Giants among other clubs.

Dodgers…Friday deadline on decision on status of P-Trevor Bauer-ordered to be reinstated by MLB arbitrator
(Roster Moves)

Red Sox…Sign 3B-Rafael Devers to extension (11Y-312M)
Cubs..Sign FA-1B-Eric Hosmer…Padres paying bulk of 13M a year deal
Cleveland..Sign FA-OF-Roman Quinn-ex Phillies
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Toukki Toussaint-ex Braves-Angels
Cleveland..Sign FA-C-Cam Gallagher-ex Royals
Cleveland..Sign FA-P-Mike Kelly..ex Phillies-Padres-Houston-Arizona
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Zach Davies-ex Brewers-Padfes-Cubs
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Bryce Wilson ex-Pirates
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Raf Ortega-ex Cubs
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Ryan Borucki-ex Blue Jays

Red Sox-Marlins…Trade Talks…Boston to deal 1B-Tristan Casas for P-Pablo Lopez

Lakers-W-Miami (112-109)…G-Dennis Schroeder hits basket and 4-free throws in final minute to guide Lakers to win….Schroeder-Russell Westbrook combined for (53P)….Lakers won without Anthony Davis-LeBron James…Wednesday game

Clippers-at-Denver…thursday road game

Miami..C-Duncan Robinson-surgery finger-out 4W
Washington…G-Brad Beal-reinjures hamstring-3rd time
Washington..G-Johnny Davis-out with hip injury

New Mexico-L-Fresno State…Lobos (14-0) start over-last unbeaten team in nation

Aztecs…Off night on Thursday…Travel to Wyoming on Friday..Play Saturday
USD-UOP…Thursday game…Torerors (8-8)

Ducks-W-Dallas Stars (2-0)…Ducks kill off 2-man power play at end of game..John Gibson pitches shutout in goal…Rookie Mason McTavish scores 7th goal of season in Ducks win…….Wednesday game

Kings-Boston…Thursday game

Gulls..Travel day…head to Milwaukee to face Admirals in AHL action on Friday-Saturday

Gulls..Release G-Garett Mitchell
Ducks..Callup C-Justin Kirkland from Gulls

Rangers..Sign F-Jimmy Veysey to 2-year extension

Flyers..Activate G-Carter Hart from IR
Las Vegas..Activate C-Jack Eichel from IR
Carolina..Activate LW-Max Pacioretty from IR

Soccer….ESPN reports that the mother of USA-rookie Gia Reyna told USSF that head coach Gregg Berhalter was involved in a domestic abuse incident in 1991 with his girlfriend while in college at North Carolina….Reyna was also upset the coaches demotion of her 20-year old son during the World Cup in Qatar.

USSF….says Assistant coach Anthony Hudson will run the USA workouts in January leading up to 2-friendly games this month in place of Berhalter.

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Hot Spur-W-Crystal Palace…Harry Kane 2-goals
..Aston Villa-Tie-Wolverhampton…Danny Ings score 78i’ to tie game
..West Ham-Tie-Leeds…West Ham scores in 45′-46′ to earn tie
..Nottingham Forest-W-Southampton…Forest surprise 1-0 win
Golf…1st event of 2023-season…Sentry Tourney of Champions in Hawaii at Kapalua-Plantation Course in Maui…Tees off Thursday.

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