Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 9th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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(MLB)

Roy Halladay….NTSB arrive Tampa-probe death of ex Blue Jays-Phillies pitcher…Meet manufacturers Icon-A-5 Plane….Halladay purchased 3-months ago….Lead designer-test pilot both killed earlier this year in flying the fast-hi speed–low altitude plane….Sources told Tampa Tribune..combination of inexperienced pilot…fast aircraft…flying over water at low altitude could lead to ‘pilot error’ and crash.

MLB-Japan…Reach agreement on status of Nippon Ham Fighter slugger Shoehi Otani….”Posting rules” will stay in effect-meaning teams will have to post 20M to put in negotiating bid for Otani….Otani will fall under the new International Signing Cap-limiting his salary to max 3.5M….Wide number of teams will be limited to 300,000 bid because they went over salary cap.

Boston…Red Sox confirm Daniel Flores-17Y old catcher-signed out of Venezuela to 3M-bonus has died of fast spreading cancer.

Red Sox..hire Ramon Vasquez as minor league coach…was with Padres last year.

(Roster Moves)

JD Martinez…Top free agent on market…Agent Scott Boras asking for 7Y-200M deal for 45-HR hitter…Giants-Red Sox most interested..

Reds..Sign FA-P-Kevin Quackenbush-ex Padres
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Vidal Nunez-ex-Yankees-Mariners-Orioles
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Rubby DeLaRosa
Orioles..Make contact with FA-Ps-Andrew Cashner-Texas..Jason Vargas-Royals

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……(Basketball)………..

Lakers-L-Boston (107-96)…Boston jumps out to 21-point lead early…Lakers fight back within 2-points then fall apart…LA failed score basket final 7-possessions…C-Aaron Bayne (21P)…Kyrie Irving (19P)….Celtics win 10th in row….Lonzo Ball (9P-6A-5R)..shot just (4-15)….

Lakers-at-Washington…Thursday night matchup

LiAngelo Ball…brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball…suspended by UCLA…remains out on bail…charges of stealing designer sunglasses from store in Shanghai….20-police officers invaded team hotel….arrested 3-UCLA players as they tried to board team bus….questioned for 4-hours….then spent 10-hours in jail….Father LaVar Ball-traveling with reality TV crew said it “was no big thing”…..Chinese law harsh with high conviction rate of people arrested

Oklahoma City…reports of team chemistry problems with Carmelo Anthony-Paul George-Russell Westbrook….Thunder off to (4-6) start.

Boston..C-Al Horford-out with concussion.
Indiana..F-Damantas Sabonis-out with calf injury

Suns-76ers..Open trade talks about deal that would put C-Jahlil Okafor in Phoenix…Sixers would have to take expiring contracts of Tyson Chandler-Greg Monroe.

Tony Bland…ex-Aztecs coach…indicted as part of Adidas Slush Fund scandal.
Chuck Person…lead recruiter Auburn-ex-NBA player…indicted also…now fired by SEC team.

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……….(Football)…………

(NFL)

NFL-VP-Troy Vincent…calls Colin Kaeperneck personally-asks him to come meet with NFL about Social Issues in society.

NFL..Ezekiel Elliott-Cowboys-will take part in Thursday hearing before 3-judge panel asking for permanent injunction asking him to be allowed to continue to play till his lawsuit against league is held.

NFL…Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hires Lawyer to sue 6-owners on Compensation Committee-to block big money contract extension to be given Commissioner Roger Goodell…Jones say Goodall has failed to properly deal with 6-major crisis over the last two years.

Denver…Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy may be stripped of play-calling during games…Broncos have just 6-TDs in 24-quarters….16-turnovers 5-losses

NFL..Colts pass rush coach Robert Mathis charged with DUI-for taking a sleeping pill and 2-shots of Crown Royal-then driving.

NFL…Clears veteran referee Carl Johnson of domestic abuse…Woman charged with filing false police report.

(Injuries)

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton has more shoulder problems…has 40-carries in last 4-games.

Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson has knee surgery…rehab to take 6-months.

Minnesota..QB-Sam Bradford has knee surgery for bone bruise
Minnesota..DE-Everson Griffin-foot injury in practice

Seattle..May be without 4-defensive starters for game with Arizona…Eart Thomas-shoulder…Richard Sherman-achilles..DJ Alexander-ankle…Sheldon Richardson-oblique

Tampa Bay…QB-Jameis Winston visits Dr James Andrews for exam of shoulder-knee issues.

Atlanta..K-Matt Bryant-out with quad injury
Bengals..OT-Jake Fisher-hospitalized with blood infection issue
Denver…IR-Menelik Watson-OT-cslf-foot problems.
Browns…IR-CB-Reg Porter-achilles

(Roster Moves)

Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Eric Winston
Denver..Sign FA-OT-Cyrus Kouandijo-ex Bills
Green Bay..Release TE-Martellus Bennett-become a distraction.

Minnesota…Activate QB-Teddy Bridgewater-from PUP-coming off knee surgery…will be backup this weekend.

(College Football)

Oregon State..Will interview ex-LSU-Oklahoma State coach Les Miles…(62-28) at LSU before being forced out.

UCLA…QB-Josh Rosen cleared to practice coming off concussion..will likely start vs Arizona State.

Eastern Washington..QB-Gage Gubrud-arrested-drunk-arguing with police-obstruction of justice…has thrown for (2,897Y-22TD) in 1AA this season.

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……..(Hockey)………..

Gulls-L-Texas Stars (6-2)…Stars score 3-power play goals…scored 2-goals in (1:41) span in 2nd period…Outshot Gulls 35-15 on home ice…Gulls stumble again at home-now (5-5-1)this season in AHL action…

Ducks-Vancouver…Thursday night
Kings-Tampa Bay…LA is (11-2-2) heading into game.

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……..(General)……..

MLS Soccer…Nashville moves to front to get expansion team..City Council approves 225M in bonding for soccer stadium.

MLS…New England Revolution hire Brad Friedel as head coach..former goalie with US World Cup team…played 310-games for Tottenham Hot Spur in English Premeir League.

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