Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Football)……….

Chargers..Devastating loss…2nd round draft pick…OG-Forrest Lamp-tears right knee ligament in his 2nd practice….Was plahing with 1st offensive unit….will miss the year…was pulling guard on run play and was run over by LB-Denzel Perryman….Bolts already without 1st round pick WR-Mike Williams out till mid-season with herniated disc issue in back…Chargers will move rookie Dan Feeney from OC back to guard…Feeney had been getting snaps at both positions…

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn said team has the depth to survive Lamp injury….Lynn not pleased with lack of intensity and urgency in contact workouts.

Chargers..CB-Jason Verrett could be taken off PUP list and might practice on Friday.

Broncos..RB-DeAngelo Henderson moves up depth chart with 2-impressive workouts in contact drills….OG-Ron Leary expected back in workouts on Thursday-plagued by groin issues….QBs Trevor Siemian-Paxton Lynch-very erratic in passing drills both Tuesday-Wednesday.

Chiefs..Rookie RB-Kareem Hunt moved up to 2nd team..ahead of Charcandrick West and CJ Spiller on depth chart.

Raiders..Rookie FA-LB-Marquel Lee-Wake Forest-impressive in contact workouts-moved into lst team defense.

Rams…lose starting DT-Dominick Easley for the year-torn knee ligament…3rd time in career has torn an ACL….club still without Pro Bowl DT-Aaron Donald in contact holdout.

(Injuries)

Steelers…RB-James Conner-Pitt-out with shoulder sprain.
Houston..WR-Will Fuller-gone 3-months-broken collarbone
Miami..RB-Jay Ajayi out 2-weeks with concussion-ran for (1,272Y) in 2016.
Jets..RB-Matt Forte-hamstring
Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard-severe ankle sprain
Miami..Rookie WR-Isaiha Ford-out knee injury
Saints..Activate OG-Semio Kelemete from PUP

(Roster Moves)

Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Tyler Gaffney-ex Patriots
Chiefs..Sign FA-DT-Roy Miller-ex Jaguars
Bills..Sign FA-RB-KR-Taiwan Jones-ex Raiders

(Camp Notes)

Falcons..WR-Julio Jones-cleared full practice-coming off foot surgery.
Cowboys..LB-Jaylon Smith excellent on goal line plays-missed 16 months-knee surgery
Browns..DE-Myles Garrett-1st round pick-moved to starting DE.
Colts..name Chester Rodgers 3rd WR-ahead of Phil Dorsett.

(NFL)

Baltimore..Legendary LB-Ray Lewis says QB-Colin Kaeperneck should keep his feelings about causes “private”.

Cleveland..Longtime C-LeCharles Bentley-now player agent-says Jets rookie Jamal Adams-Morris Claiborne are “young and dumb” and should understand their mortality…Players popped off they were willing to die on the field-they loved playing so much.

Rams..Owe city of St. Louis 325,000-in back tax money on tickets sold to home games..did not pay it upon leaving for Los Angeles.

CBS..Says newly hired analyst Tony Romo will work both Thursday night and Sunday NFL games this fall.

(College)

Notre Dame…Mourns passing coach Ara Parseghian (94Y)…rebuilt Irish program in the 1950s…won 2-National Championships including legendary games against Michigan State and Alabama and Bear Bryant….(95-17-4) in his career…Walked away from coaching at age 51….3rd most wins ever in South Bend.

San Diego State…Hopes to raise 500,000 by selling naming rights to Qualcomm Stadium….Will hold those rights for as long as Q-remains open….School will get 18% of fee-rest of of money (400,000) would go to the city.

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……………..(Baseball)…………….

Padres-L-Minnesota (4-2)….Ervin Santana dominates with complete game 4-hitter…Miguel Sano hits mammoth home run to dead centerfield…Santana adds 2-run double..Eduardo Escobar 2R-single in win.

Padres…Off day on Thursday…open grinding 10-game road trip in Pittsburgh on Friday.

Padres…slump ridden Wil Myers has miserable series…given 3-days off..came back to go (0-7) 4-strikeouts…since May 17th…Myers hitting (.110) with 86-K-in 217-at bats.

Padres..Release P-Logan Bawcom…had (2.70-ERA) in El Paso
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Dodgers-L-Braves (5-3)..Ty Flowers 2R-HR in 8th…Cody Bellinger HR for LA…Dodgers (75-32)…(20-3)….(40-7) stretch

LA-Atlanta..Thursday…Alex Wood (12-1)-vs-Sean Newcombe (1-5)

Dodgers..OF-Brett Eibner-elbow ligament surgery

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Angels-W-Phillies..Halos jump to (7-0) lead..Mike Trout 2R-HR..CJ Cron 2R-HR

Halos-Philadelphia….Parker Bridwell (5-1)-vs-Jerad Eickoff (2-7)

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-L-Tigers..Justin Upton RBI-double..NY loses 2-in-row at Detroit

Red Sox-Indians..Rained Out

Astros-L-Tampa Bay..Logan Morrison 2R-HR..Dallas Keuchel loses after (9-0) start

Rockies-L-Mets..Colorado blows 5-0 lead..Mets score 10 straight runs…Jay Bruce HR..Curtis Granderson 2R-HR

Cubs-L-Arizona..Jake Lamb 2-doubles-3 RBI..Cubs won 14-of-18

Blue Jays-W-White Sox..Steve Pearce-Josh Donaldson HRs

Orioles-W-Royals..Tim Beckham RBI-double-RBI triple,

Reds-W-Pirates..Adam Duvall 2R-HR-Sac Fly

Washington-L-Miami..Chris Yelich 2R-HR..RBI double

Mariners-L-Texas..Rangers hit 3HRs..Elvis Andrus 2R-HR

Cardiinals-W-Brewers..Yadier Molina 2-solo HRs

Giants-L-A’s..Ryan Chapman-Jed Lowrie RBI doubles..SF (41-68)

(Roster Moves)

Tigers..Put P-Justin Verlander on waivers for purpose of determining trade interest.

Atlanta..Put P-Jim Johnson and P-RA Dickey on trade waivers.

Indians..DL-P-Andrew Miller-knee patella tendon issue

(MLB)

Phillies…Dis-invite Pete Rose from Alumni Weekend and cancel plans to put him on the Wall of Fame while his court case involving allegations he had an affair with a 14-year old for a couple of years continues in court.

Boston..Red Sox fans give Dennis Eckersley standing ovation at Fenway Park weeks after incident on plane where he was mocked and cursed out by pitcher David Price…Red Sox have apologized….Price continued his rants saying Eckersley never comes in clubhouse to face players he criticizes on the air.

Texas..Adrian Beltre not pleased Rangers dealt away P-Yu Darvish.
Astros..P-Dallas Keuchel-disappointed Houston did little at trade deadline.

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………(Basketball)………..

Houston…Hakeem Olajuwon-legendary center-says he wants to be part of a group to buy the Rockets franchise.

Dallas..Sign FA-G-GKian Clavell-starred at Colorado State.

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…………..(Hockey)………………..

Buffalo..Open contract talks about (8Y-64M) extension for C-Jack Eichel.

Blues..Sign FA-D-Nate Prosser-Minnesota Wild.

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………………(General)…………………

PGA…World Golf Championships begin at historic Firestone Country Club in Akrokn, O)hio.

Martin Kaymer….Pulls of PGA Championships next week with shoulder injury.

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