Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 26th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Dodgers-L-Astros (7-6)-11-innings…LA bullpen falters badly…LA loses (3-1) lead…Astros go on home run hitting tear in 9th-10th-11th inning to win and steal home field advantage….Kenley Jansen gives up tying run in 8th..then Marwin Gonzalez HR in 9th….Jose Altuve-Carlos Correa hit back to back HRs in 10th off Josh Fields….George Springer 2R-HR off Brandon McCarthy in 11th to give Astros the extra run…..Yasiel Puig-Charley Culberson hit solo HRs for LA to try and rally victory….Manager Dave Roberts pulled starting pitcher Rich Hill after 4-innings…went to bullpen early…used up Kenta Made-Brandon Morrow early…asked Kenley Jansen to get 6-save out against tough Astros lineup…then forced to use Fields-McCarthy late….LA used 8-relievers in the game….Joc Peterson and Corey Seager hit HRs early to give LA the lead…Total of 8-homers in the game…Justin Verlander had no hitter into the 5th…gave up only 2-hits, but both were homers that staked LA to the lead…

LA-Houston..Travel day…series resumes Friday at Minute Maid Park…with You Darvish-vs-Lance McCullers…in Game 3.

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Padres..P-Jose Valdez opts out of El Paso contract to become a free agent…Gave up (15R-17-innings)

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(Teams)

Miami..President Derek Jeter to meet with Giancarlo Stanton to discuss his 10Y-280M contract which contains no-trade clause…Marlins say they are taking payroll from 140M-to-90M…Stanton due 25M next year.

Yankees..Manager Joe Girardi leaves Stadium grim-faced after meeting with GM-Brian Cashman…no movement on contract extension.

Mets…Yankees reportedly want to talk to hitting coach Kevin Long about possible managerial job.

Mets..GM Sandy Alderson reportedly will pick coaching staff of new manager Mickey Callaway.

Boston..Incoming manager Alex Cora says he is prepared to solve the ‘surly’ image problem in Red Sox clubhouse.

Giants..Purge continues…Shane Turner-Director of Player Development removed from job…assistant hitting coach Steve Decker demoted….Dave Righetti-Mark Gardner already reassigned.

Phillies..Interview Dusty Wathan-minor league manager-2nd time.

Red Sox..2B-Dustin Pedrosa-Knee joint surgery-will be out 7-months.
Texas..P-Matt Bush-shoulder joint surgery-out 4-months.

White Sox..Jim Landis-star CF-1959-GoGo Sox championship team-passes (83)

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……..(Football)………

Chargers-Bears…Trade…Bolts deal WR-Donnie Inman to Chicago for 7th round pick…caught 107-passes-7TDs in 3-plus years with Bolts….allows insertion of 1st round pick Mike Williams into rotation..Bolts activate 6’3 rookie WR-Geremy Davis from developmental.

Chargers…Patriots coach Bill Belicheck praises DE-Joey Bosa…”All Out Guy” every snap-makes plays all over the field…Bosa 7.5-QB sacks this season.

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Miami–Baltimore…Thursday Night Football…struggling Joe Flacco vs Miami defense…Matt Moore starts in place of injured Jay Cutler vs Ravens defense.

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(Roster Moves)

Seahawks..Sign FA-DE-Dwight Freeney-ex Falcons-Chargers-Colts
Seahawks..Activate-LB-Dion Jordan from PUP-ex Miami #1 pick.
Carolina..Sign FA-K-Roberto Aguayo-ex Bucs
Cowboys..Release DE-Demontre Moore-had raised fist during Anthem last week.
Redskins..Sign FA-OT-Tony Bergstrom-6 OL hurt in Washington.
Eagles..Sign FA-OT-Taylor Hart
Saints..Release CB-Sterling Moore
Houston..Sign FA-CB-Jelani Jenkins-ex Raiders
Packers..Release OG-Don Barclay
Colts..Sign FA-C-Dillon Day
Bills..Sign FA-CB-Lafayette Pitts-ex-Jaguars

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(Teams)

Arizona..coach Bruce Ariens criticized answering question about possible workout for Colin Kaeperneck…’we always carry 2-QBs’…..examination showed Cardinals have had 3-active QBs for every game since 2014.

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton feud with media continues…answered 1-question after Wednesday practice-walked off podium…boycotted media last week.

Steelers…demote WR-Martavis Bryant to scout team after criticism of game plans

Giants…deny had internal discussions benching QB-Eli Manning-give start to Cal rookie Davis Webb.

(Injuries)

New England..LB-Donta Hightower ruled out of Sunday’s game with reinjured shoulder..

Carolina..LB-Luke Kuechly cleared from concussion protocol to begin practice-been out 3-weeks

Browns..DE-Myles Garrett-#1 pick-put into concussion protocol.

Tampa Bay…Surgery DE-Noah Spence–shoulder injury
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Broncos..LB-Shane Ray-full practice-will start this weekend
Broncos..QB-Paxton Lynch begins workouts coming off shoulder injury

Lions..Activate OL-Corey Robinson from IR
Vikings..WR-Stefon Diggs begins workouts from groin injury
Vikings..OG-Nick Easton cleared practice-coming off calf injury
Saints..WR-Mike Thomas reinsured knee in practice
Raiders..Elevate RB-Elijah Hood from from developmental squad

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……..(Basketball)……….

Lakers-W-Washington (102-99)….Brandon Ingram hits 5-baskets in 4th quarter to rally LA from 10-point deficit…Lakers win in overtime…LA defense stones Wizards G-John Wall-shot (1-10) in 4th quarter and overtime….Brad Beal-John Wall combined for 46P in loss….Lonzo Ball-40 minutes..just (2-11) shooting…had 9-rebounds..10-assists in win.

Lakers….Wizards players respond to LaVar Ball tweet that “Lonzo-not going to lose a game this week”…saying John Wall was going torture him for 48-minutes-make him cry.

Lakers..Hire Metta World Peace to be consultant to their NBA-G-League team.

Cavaliers-L-Brooklyn Nets…LeBron James scores 29P…but Cleveland has to play without ailing Dwayne Wade-Derrick Rose in backcourt.

Suns..say 29-teams have contacted them about possible trade for G-Eric Bledsoe.

New Orleans..Sign FA-F-Josh Smith-former Houston Rocket…12Y veteran…Pelicans have 4-injured players.

Spurs..G-Tony Parker cleared to begin full workouts..been out since last spring with torn quad.

Chicago..Former Bulls G-Ben Gordon taken to psychiatric hospital in New York with apparent mental breakdown….standoff for 2-hours with Brooklyn police after rampage in a fitness center…was found hiding in a bathroom.

Denver..Lose G-Juancho Hernangomze-mono treatment.

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……..(Hockey)…………..

Gulls-W-Stockton (4-3) Overtime-Shootout…Rookie Gio Fiore scores in regulation…Mitch Hults scores 2-goals…Fiore score key shootout goal in San Diego win…Gulls now (3-3) on year….Gulls drew just over 6,000-fans going against World Series game.

Ducks…F-Patrick Eaves upgraded to serious-stable condition at Hoag Hospital in Anaheim with immune disorder…might be facing 2-to-10 months rehab.

Las Vegas…Give agent for Russian center Vadim Shipachyov permission to work out a trade…Knights gave him a 9M-package over 2-years to lure him from KHL….Shipachyov refused to report to AHL-Chicago team….has just 1-goal.

Penguins…D-Justin Schultz-out with concussion.

Arizona…Off to (0-8-1) start…vote confidence to coach Rick Tocchet.

Montreal…Now (2-6-1)….GM-Marc Bergen says ‘change has to come from within the room’.

Ducks-at Florida…East Coast road trip continues on Thursday
Kings-at-Montreal…LA (7-1-1) on season.

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………..(General)……….

Air Force Academy…suspends players and assistant coaches while it investigates ‘hazing incident’ on mens lacrosse team.

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