Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 9th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Angels…Surprise hiring of ex-Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington..signs only a 2-year contract…ex managers Rangers-won 2-AL Titles…(0-2) in World Series..(664-611) record in 8-years…Longtime coach A’s-Mets-Braves…Inherits Angels team not been in playoffs in 9-years…not won  playoff game since 2009

Angels had 2nd interview with Buck Showalter on weekend…Hired Washington after 1-interview at GMs meetings.

Padres…GM-AJ Preller spends 45-minutes with media at GM meetings:
..Priority is to reach extension with Juan Soto
..2nd priority is to acquire additional starting pitching
..Will open talks with Scott Boras
..If no deal is possible we will entertain trades for established pieces

Padres…Agent Scott Boras says Padres are ‘seeking lefthanded bats’ and that ‘Juan Soto is in their plans for 2024’…Will talk specifics on possible contract with Padres ownership…Made the comments at GMs meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona

Padres..Sources say Yankees-Cubs made contact with Padres this week about Juan Soto trade talks.

Dodgers..Say they will make a new offer to try and retain JD Martienz-Jason Heyward in the off season.

(MLB Notes)

Cubs…Manager Craig Counsell-‘Wanted new challenge as manager’
Cubs…Say attracted to Counsell-‘He can max out a roster’
Cubs….’Dave Ross did incredible job in difficult position manage roster’

Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman rips into NY media…’Proud of our people and process to work thru terrible injuries in (82-80) season’…Yankees missed playoffs and finished 19-games behind

A’s..Las Vegas judge dismisses lawsuit trying to block the 380M-public investment in funding for A’s new stadium.

Phillies..Announce Bryce Harper will move to 1st base permanently..will not re-sign Rhys Hoskins

Toronto..Makes contact with FA-1B-Joey Votto-ex Reds
Phillies..Open talks with FA-P-Sonny Gray-ex Twins
Seattle..Talks to FA-2B-Tim Anderson-ex White Sox

Meets..Surgery-P-David Peterson-Hip bone issue-out 7-months

Carolina-Bears..Thursday Night Football….Panthers (1-7)..Bears (2-7)
(NFL Notes)

Patriots…Demote CB-JC Jackson for poor play…Leave him home on trip to Germany after he reported to team hotel late last weekend then broke curfew.

Giants..Name 3rd string rookie QB-Tommy DeVito as starter this weekend because of major injuries to QB-Daniel Jones..QB-Tyrod Taylor

Patriots..OL coach Adrian Klemm leaves team to deal with health issues

Seattle…Man in New Orleans arrested for identity theft of former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas…Created back accounts with stolen IDs…withdrew 700,000 in cash from Thomas’ accounts…Secured and sold car titles…Pilfered (1.9M) in funds over 17-month period…Man gained access to data while dating Thomas’ ex-wife.

NFL..Approves plan to allow underclassmen-who have filed for NFL Draft, to play in Senior Bowl..East-West Shrine Game and HBCU-Legacy Bowl so they can be scouted.
(Roster Moves)

Vikings..Activate WR-Justin Jefferson from IR
Eagles..IR-LB-Nakobe Dean-foot
Giants..Activate QB-Matt Barkley from Practice squad
Arizona..Activate RB-James Conner from IR

Giants..Sign FA-QB-Jacob Eason..ex Colts-Carolina

(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke says he ‘pays no attention to outside noise-social media’ of unhappy fans about (3-6 season…’No one happy where we are-my goal is to help these kids’

Big 10..Sends ‘Notice of Disciplinary Action’ to Michigan as they continue probe of ‘Sign Stealing’ allegations against Michigan…Big 10-tells media..Bylaw “11-1-1″…Head Coach is responsible for all members of his football staff..incicating they are about to sanction Coach Jim Harbaugh.

Big 10…Staffer at another schools says Ohio State-Rutgers-Purdue took part in sign stealing last year and shared Michigan’s coaches signal calls with each other last year.

Lakers-L-Houston Rockets (128-94)..Dreadful road performance…Rockets built 23-point lead in first half…led by as many as (35) in 4th quarter….Jalen Green (28P) for Rockets..Rui Hachimura (24P) in loss…Lakers gave up (66) in first half…Rockets shot 54%-from floor…hit 14-3’s…Lakers shot (32%) in opening half…Anthony Davis did not play after having more hip spasms in pregame workout…..Lakers now (3-5)…..Wednesday game

Houston..F-Dillon Brooks-who called LeBron James ‘old’ last year…said he was going to ‘lock him up’ this year.

Lakers…Send 7-videos to NBA office over refs missed-calls when LeBron James got hammered going to the basket in games last weekend

Clippers-L-Brooklyn Nets (100-93)…Clippers lose 3rd in a row…Now (0-4) on road…Lonnie Wheeler comes off bench for (21P) in win….Clippers shot only 39% from floor….Paul George (24P)…James Harden only (12P) in loss……Wednesday game

NBA..Adam Silver-admits criticism that NBA All Star Game pregame ceremonies too long-impact playes preparation for the game.

Aztecs..Off till road game at BYU.

USD-Jackson Sate..(87-61)…Toreros come from behind for second time in a week to beat SWAC team…USD is off to (2-0) start…Wednesday game


LA Kings-Las Vegas..Adrian Kempe-Pierre Luc Dubois score goals…Kings led (3-0) in 3rd period on road…Wednesday

Gulls-L-Coachella Valley Firebirds (4-2)….Gulls winless streak is now 7-games i a row…Firebirds score 3-first period goals against Callie Clang then fight off comeback…….AHL-action-Wednesday

Minnesota-San Jose..TRADE..Wild deal D-Calen Adderson for 5th round pick
Tampa Bay-Minnesota..TRADE..Lightning deal D-Zach Bogosian to Wild
Pittsburgh..Release F-Andrew Johnsson-to sign with Skelleftea-Sweden

Tampa Bay..F-Ross Colton fined (5,000)-cross check hit

Oilers-Pittsburgh…Edmonton discussing deal for Penguins RW-Jeff Carter
Oilers-Ducks..Report Edmonton might offer #1 pick for G-John Gibson


Soccer…Christian Pulisic-hamstring injury for AC Milan in /Tuesday game.

Team USA..Releases roster-Thursday for Nations League tourney games next week.

Neymar…Brazilian police arrest 1-man…searching for 2-others..who kidnapped inlaws sof Neymar over the weekend-holding them hostage…Stole cash-jewelry from gated community home in Brazil.
Formula 1…Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton salutes Team Red Bull-Max Verstappen for conquering all the rules in winning 17-races this season…F1 runs Grand Prix of Las Vegas this weekend
Breeders Cup…Announces Delmar will host both the 2024-and-2045 card of 14-races…Ran last week at Santa Anita

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