Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on September 21st, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Football)…..

Chargers…Lose OT-Chris Hairston for rest of season…Placed on NFL-Illness list-diagnosed with blood clots…Started 16-games over two seasons at both OT-OG slots…Loss of Hairston follows loss of RG-Forrest Lamp-who had knee surgery for preseason injury…RT-Joe Barksdale also ailing with strained foot.

Chargers…OC-Spencer Tulley missed workout with strained knee.
Chargers..Callup rookie 6th round draft pick Sam Tevi-Utah-will start at right tackle
Chargers..Sign FA-OT-Tyler Mark off Titans developmental squad list.

(Schedule)

Rams-at-San Francisco…Thursday night football…Rams (1-1)…Niners (0-2)…San Francisco QB-Brian Hoyer struggling…QB rating (60)…21-possessions 0-TD-4FG…just (4-23) on 3rd down conversions…Rams not scored Offensive TD this season.

(Injuries)

Broncos..WR-Bennie Fowler-diagnosed with concussion.
Houston..RB-Alfred Blue returns to workouts
Vikings..QB-Sam Bradford practices-had knee swelling
Patriots..TE-Rob Gronkowski-WR-Danny Amendola practice

Eagles..Down 3-DBs with injuries
Saints..3-CBs hurt
Saints..CB-Sterling Moore out with pectoral injury

(Roster Moves)

Saints-Miami..Trade..New Orleans deals LB-Stephone Anthony to Dolphins for draft pick…Anthony was former 1st round pick

Cowboys..DE-Damontrae Moore-activated from suspended list.
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Philip Wheeler-ex Raiders-Colts-Atlanta
Bills..Sign FA-S-Robert Blanton-ex Cowboys
Bills..Release LB-Jelani Jenkins
Lions..Sign FA-DE-George Johnson-ex Tampa Bay
Houston..Sign FA-S-Jon Banks-ex Bears

(NFL)

NFL…Retired players hire attorney Chris Seeger-taking legal action-charging some, 1,000-ailing players, have been approached to make deals to get money paid upfront from legal firms, but would have to pay interest rates 15-to-50% from their NFL concussion settlements…Seeger says players desperate for financial help because of continued delays in receiving NFL payments.

Washington Post…reports ex-NFL QB-Joe Pisarcik paid 200,000 advance to recruit ailing players and deliver them to firms who would give them cash advances…was given 75,000 bonus to bring in groups of players…has delivered 241-ailing players to firms charging exorbitant rates.

NFL Union…Executive Committee votes to extend DeMaurice Smith as Executive Director.

LA..Mayor Eric Garrett says Los Angeles would have been fine with just 1-teams moving into the market…wishes NFL had worked more to help Chargers-Raiders stay in San Diego-Oakland.

NFL..Carl Johnson-line judge, will continue to work games while under investigation for domestic abuse case.

NFL…Investigating damage status of Azteca Stadium-Mexico City after 7.1-earthqauke….Patriots-Raiders game is November 19th there.

New England…Tom Brady-Bill Belicheck donate 150,000 to JJ Watt-Houston Hurricane relief fund.

(College)

Midwestern State…S-Robert Grays passes away from broken neck in Division II game over weekend.

Wooster..OT-Clayton Gieb dies from heart attack after Division III game on Saturday.

Iowa..Loses RB-James Butler-transfer from Nevada…out with sprained elbow.

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……(Baseball)……

Padres-L-Arizona (13-7)…San Diego wasted 3HR-4RBI night by Hunter Renfroe…P-Dinelson Lamet gives up 3-homers…Padres bullpen gives up 11-runs in loss…Padres allow 11-hits..6-walks..committ 3-errors in letting Arizona win game…SD now (68-84).

San Diego-Colorado…Open final 4-game series at home for the season…Clayton Richard (7-14)-vs-Tyler Anderson (5-5)…Rockies have lost 5-of-7 games-now just 1-game ahead of Milwaukee in wildcard race.

Padres..Sign P-Clayton Richard (7-14)…to two year contract extension thru 2019-season.

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Dodgers-L-Phillies (7-5)..Aaron Altherr 2R-single-2R-HR…LA loses 3rd in row to lowly Phillies…LA has now lost 20-of-25 games…

LA-Philadelphia….Kenta Maeda (12-6)-vs-Mark Leiter (3-6).

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Angels-Indians (6-5)…Tribe fighting off Halo comebacks..Francisco Lindor 2R-HR..Halos lost 8-of-12

Halos-Tribe..Final game of series..Parker Bridwell (8-2)-vs-Danny Salazar (5-6).

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(Scoreboard)

Giants-W-Rockies..Brandon Crawford HR-Joe Panik 3H

Yankees-W-Twins..Aaron Judge 2R-HR..Sac Fly..NY won 11-of-14

Red Sox-W-Orioles..Chris Sale 13-strikeouts..Mookie Betts 2R-HR..Boston won 11-of-14-remain ahead of Yankees.

Cubs-L-Tampa Bay..Chicago 7-game win streak snapped-Rays tee off on Jon Lester.

Washington-W-Atlanta..Nationals score on 3-bases loaded walks

Houston-W-White Sox..Yuli Gurriel 3H

Brewers-L-Pirates..Adam Frazier 2R-triple…2R-HR in 9th

Cardinals-W-Reds..St Louis hits 3-HRs..Dex Fowler 2R-blast

A’s-W-Tigers..Marcus Siemian 2R-HR-RBI double

Miami-W-Mets..Giancarlo Stanton 56th HR of season..now 120-RBIs

Royals-W-Blue Jays..Mike Moustakas hits 37th HR..KC scores 15-runs

Texas-W-Seattle..Rougned Odor grand slam HR

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(Injuries)

Washington..Bryce Harper takes more BP…runs bases full speed..catches fly balls..may return to lineup this weekend from bad knee bruise.

Cubs..Activate P-Jake Arrieta-hamstring
Cardinals..Activate P-Adam Wainwright-elbow
Twins..SS-Miguel Sano-setback-bruised shin rehab
Seattle..Surgery..P-David Phelps-elbow bone chips
Seattle..P-Hishashi Iwakuma-setback-shoulder issues
Indians..OF-Michael Brantley-setback-shoulder-ankle injuries.

(Roster)

Giants..sign FA-P-Pierce Johsnon-ex Cubs

(MLB)

Tigers..Manager Brad Ausmus..expects to be fired end of season…jokes about ‘team’s next manager’.

Washington..Hire Pete Vukovich as Assistant GM-had been with Diamondbacks as scout.

Blue Jays..Sign P-Marco Estrada to 1Y-18M extension.

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……(Basketball)……

NYKnicks-Houston..Reports trade talks for Carmelo Anthony reopened-could be dealt before camp opens on Monday.

Oklahoma City…Working to obtain travel permits for C-Enis Kanter for games in Toronto-Mexico City….His country-Turkey-has revoked his passport for political comments against President of that country.

Chicago..Hire ex-coach Doug Collins as consultant for front office.

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…..(Hockey)…….

LA Kings-Vancouver….Preseason game in Shanghai, China this morning.

St. Louis…lose F-Alex Steen-broken hand…4th major injury in a week in camp.

Colorado…8-teams reportedly interested in possible trade of Avalanche C-Matt Duchene…owed 12M on his contract.

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……..(General)………

Boxing…Jake LaMotta-legdendary-controversial middleweight boxer-dies at (95) in Miami….1940s-50s champion…had 6-brutal fights with Sugar Ray Robinson….was (83-19-4) in career.

Indy Car..Chip Ganassi Racing-cutting back to 2-car team next year..Scott Dixon and rookie Brandon Hartley.

Indy Car..AJ Foyt Racing…talking to Tony Kanaan about dea….might not bring back Charley Kimball-Max Chilton next year.

NASCAR….Funeral service for short track superstar Ted Christopher-killed in Connecticut plane crash on weekend while headed to Riverhead Raceway-Long Island for race…13-time champion…won 48-NASCAR modified races.

PGA..Releases 2018 schedule…but Tiger Woods Tourney “The Nationall-at-Congressional” has lost its sponsor.

PGA…Tees off in the Tour Championship-at Eastlake-Atlanta on Thursday.

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