Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on December 14th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 



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Chargers-at-Raiders..Thursday Night…Both (5-8)..Both (1-6) vs Winning Teams
Bolts lost 4-of-5…Raiders lost 3-in a row..Chargers offense scored 2TD in 11-quarters…Raiders have just (46P) in last 4-games

..Easton Stick makes 1st NFL start
..Raiders yet to decide on Jim Garoppolo or Aiden O’Connell at quarterback
..Chargers offense (334YPG)…defense (375YPC)
..Raiders anemic offense (277YPG)..33% on 3rd down..defense (335YPG)
..Raiders offense 24-turnovers…(-10) Turnover ratio..QBRating (73R)
..Raiders QB-Aiden O’Connell (4TD-9-Turnovers-17 sacks) 6-games
..Chargers RBs (3.9YPC)..WR (10YPC)
..Keenan Allen (108R) ruled out heel injury
..Chargers..Activate WR-Josh Palmer
..Raiders DE-Maxx Crosby (15-sacks)
..WR-Davante Adams (76R)..RB-Josh Jacobs (1,101APY)
..OT-Kolton Miller ruled out-shoulder

Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley press conference:
..Easton Stick-QB-is a gym rat…really-really smart player
..Stick is a commander-a leader
..Found his rhythm in 4th quarter of game
..His legs allow him to make a lot of plays
..Our OL needs to be more aggressive

(NFL Notes)

Matt Araiza…Agent Joe Linta says Araiza ready to resume his career and hopes to workout for teams before end of the season…Restart his career  that was sidetracked by ‘false-fabricated rumors’.  Linta says Araiza reserves the right to sue lawyer for defamation of character

Jacksonville…Fired executive Amit Patel…Court documents showed he was a gambling addict who was involved in big money parlays with Fan Duel-Draft Kings..Stole 22M from team from 2017-to-2022….Bet 500,000 in fantasy parlays..that had 25,000-parlay buy ins…

Falcons..Vote of confidence-Coach Arthur Smith (20-27) record
Tampa Bay..Bucs QB-Baker Mayfield says he wants to stay..ranked 18th QBR

NFL..Awards International game to Sao Paulo, Brazil for 2024
NFL..Confirms it will play 9-International games in 2025
(Roster Moves)

Miami..Sign FA-LB-Melvin Ingram-ex Chargers-Chiefs
Saints..Sign FA-RB-James Robinson-ex Jaguars-Jets-Packers
Rams..Release K-Mason Crosby
Houston..Release K-Matt Amendola

Bears..Lose DE-Yannick Ngakoue-ankle
Browns..IR-S-Grant Delpit-groin injury
Falcons..IR-DT-Kentavious Street-pectoral injury
Titans..IR-CB-Kris Fulton-hamstring..DT-Kyle Peko-calf
(College Football)

Aztecs..Land top QB-recruit Danny O’Neil-Indianapolis Cathedral..chose SDSU because of relationship with Coach Sean Lewis…Chose SDSU over Northwestern-Miami ..Will enroll in January in time for spring football.

North Carolina State..Land QB-Grayson McCall-transfer Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame..OT-Joe Alt files for NFL draft.
Notre Dame…Gets QB-Drew Pyne back from ASU

USC..lands DT-Nate Clifton (6’5)-transfer from Vanderbilt
USC..pick up LS..Hank Pepper-transfer Michigan State
USC..RB-Raleek Brown enters transfer portal
UCLA..lands CB-Bryan Addison-transfer from Oregon
UCLA..WR-Keegan Jones transfers to Vanderbilt
UCLA..QB-Dante Moore-to visit Miami Hurricanes

Rutgers…Coach Greg Schiano given contract extension till (2030)..has rebuilt Scarlet Knights and taken them to 8-bowl games over his 2-terms as head coach.

NCAA…Record (2,729) have entered transfer portal since December 4rth


Dodgers…Met for 4-hours with Japanese FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto…Shohei Ohtani-Mookie Betts-Freddie Freeman took part in the meetings and tour of Dodgers Stadium

Dodgers-Tampa Bay…Report LA has talked to Rays about trade…Ryan Pepiot and minor leaguer would go to Tampa for P-Tyler Glasnow-OF-Manny Margot…Dodgers would be taking on Glasnow contract (1Y-25M).

Dodgers…Details on Shohei Ohtani contract…he can opt out only if lead owner Mark Walter or President Andrew Friedman were to leave the club…Ohtani has a full no trade clause in 10-year deal
(MLB Notes)

Yosh Yamamoto..Team that signs him to a reported (275M) deal…would have to pay a Posting Fee (43M) to his team in Japan.

Giants..Will pay posting fee (18M) for Jung Hoo-Lee contract

MLB…Proposal to stage ‘Spring Breakout’ games involving rookies…
Top rookies will face each other in 3-day weekend in March as part of spring training doubleheaders….When Padres player Cubs…it would be preceeded by a ‘rookie league’ game of top prospects from both teams.

Pirates-Penguins..become co-owners of Regional Sports Network that will televise their MLB-NHL games..Purchased the network from ATT-Sports Net.

Lakers-W-Spurs..(122-119)….Lakers blow 20-point lead…Watch Spurs score (45P) in 4th quarter…Anthony Davis hits 4-FT at end to seal win after Victor Wembenyama hits back to back 3’s to rally his team…
..Davis (37P-11R)
..LeBron James sits out game
..Spurs hit 16-3’s
..Wembanyama (30P-13R) in impressive display
…Spurs have lost 18-in a row now….

Clippers-Golden State..Thursday game

Clippers..Paul George ailing with groin issue

NBA…Hands out ‘indefinite suspension’ without pay for Draymond Green.. after his flagrant forearm hit Suns player in the face…Green has been ejected 3-times already.

Golden State…G-Klay Thompson rejected (2Y-48M) extension..would have had to take a 50% paycut.

Oklahoma City..Voters approve (850M) financing for basketball arean for Thunder-NBA team.

Ducks-L-New York Islanders (4-3) OT…New York scores power play goal late in 3rd period…then scores shorthanded goal with (:90) left…Ducks struggles continue…Team is (1-11) now over last 3-weeks….falls to (10-16-0) on season….Wednesday game

Kings-Winnipeg Jets…(0-0) in 1st period at Press Time…Wednesday game

St Louis..Fire Coach Craig Berube (13-14-1)
Blues..Hire Brad Richards-Consultant..legendary star Tampa Bay

Vancouver..Puts F-Andrei Kuzmenko…scored 39-goals last year..just 5-goals this year…has (5.5M) salary

Winnipeg..F-Kyle Connor-out 8W-knee injury on knee check by Ducks player


NASCAR…Stewart-Haas Racing has signed suspended driver Noah Gragson to a  contract…He was fired by Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy Club team last season because of racial overtones on a social media message in the aftermath of George Floyd killing





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