Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 16th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Cy Young Award..American League…Corey Kluber-Indians wins award for 2nd time…got 28-of-30 first place votes…Chris Sale of Red Sox was second…Kluber (18-4) with 2.24-ERA.

Cy Young Award..National League…Max Scherzer-Washington dominates voting to win 2nd straight award…had (278-strikeout) season…got 27-votes..Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (18-4) received other 3-votes

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Padres..Listening to trade offers on 2B-3B-Yanger Solarte…want starting pitching in return…has 4.1M-salary and two option years 5.5M and 8M if traded.

Padres..Announce Spring Training Schedule…open February 23rd vs Mariners….only play Dodgers once…Cubs once…Angels twice..Giants twice in spring.

Dodgers..Sources say no momentum on trade talks with Marlins..LA not interested in package that costs them Yasiel Puig-Joc Pederson-Alex Verdugo and pitching.

Angels..Open trade talks with Tigers about deal fro 2B-Ian Kindler.
Angels..Also in contact with FA-2B-Neil Walker-ex Pirates-Mets.
Angels..Contract Reds FA-SS-Zach Cosart

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(MLB)

Union-MLB..Open discussions on how to implement ‘:20-Pitch Clock’ for next season…another move to improve “Pace of Play”….Still to be discussed will be limit on visits to mound by catcher or infielders.

Yankees..Owner Hal Steinbrenner said club would probably have still removed Joe Girardi as manager even if team won World Series…had discussed for 3-years Girardi communication issues with players and the constant struggle to implement analysts in game plans.

Washington…Nationals GM-Mike Rizzo says he is open to starting contract extension talks with Scott Boras over Bryce Harper deal….Can become free agent after 2018-season…likely to top 200M package.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Reports MLB will strip Braves of draft picks….ban them from signing players in International pool..and will void contracts of certain Latin players for egregious violations of International Salary Cap by fired GM-John Coppollela.

Pirates..Fire Latin American scouting director Rene Gayo reports he was given bonus money by Mexican League team if he signed their players to Pirates minor league contracts.

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(Roster Moves)

A’s-Seattle..Trade…A’s ship DH-Ryon Healey (.271-25HR) to Mariners for top young relief pitcher Emile Pagan.

Mets..Open contract talks with FA-1B-Carlos Santana-Indians and OF-Lorenzo Cain-Royals.

Tampa Bay…Visits with FA-DH-Jose Bautista-Blue Jays
Houston..Opens talks with FA-C-Jon Lucroy-Rockies
Orioles..Talk to FA-P-Tyler Chatswood-Rockies

Giants..Veteran FA-P-Jake Peavy wants to pitch 2018-sat out last year with personal problems…divorce…victim of 15M-swindle of his investment moneys

Twins..Release Venezuelan rookie SS-Jalefrey Marte-failed physical with eye problems…highly rated players had been given 3M signing bonus package.

Cardinals-Tampa Bay…Open trade talks P-Alex Colome
Reds..Sign FA-P-Joe Mantiply-ex Yankees

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……..(Football)…….

Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers-limited in workouts-does not practice…still not cleared out of concussion protocol….Veteran backup Kellen Clemens takes all first string snaps.

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(NFL)

Dallas..RB-Ezekiel Elliott drops all appeals in domestic abuse case…and will serve full 6-game suspension…will miss key games with Eagles-Washington and Chargers.

Dallas..Report as many as 19-owners are now siding with Jerry Jones and do not want to approve contract extension at this point with Commissioner Roger Goodall.

New York…NFL releases data showed (379) concussions in first 8-weeks of season…up from (281) last year….Players however self reported (37%) concussions compared to just (22%) last year at this time.

NFL TV…Bad weekend of ratings…Sunday Night game last week down (19%)…Monday night Football down (21%)

NFL…Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue sounds off ‘players have made their point in Anthem protests….Move on’.

Thursday Night Football…Steelers-Titians…Pittsburgh (7-2)..Tennessee (6-3)

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(Roster Moves)

Colts..Release LB-Josh Perry-ex-Chargers
Colts..Sign FA-LB-Jermaine Grace-ex Falcons

Eagles..Sign FA-PT-Will Beatty-ex Giants
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Akeem Ayers-ex Titans..FA-OG-Jon Greco-ex Browns
Giants..Release DT-Devin Taylor

Seattle..Activate RB-Mike Davis from taxi squad
Atlanta..Sign FA-RB-Terrance Magee-ex Browns
Bills..Release DT-Jerel Worthy-ex Packers

Bengals..Sign FA-RB-Brian Hill-ex Wyoming star
Lions..Sign FA-DE-George Johnson-ex Tampa Bay

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(Teams)

Bengals..Criticize rookie WR-John Ross for giving up on running routes
Vikings..Stay with QB-Case Keenum as starter (5-1) record
Broncos..Move Paxton Lynch to backup QB for this weekend game

Saints..Hire longtime special teams coach Mike Westhoff-Jetsfmiami as consultant

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(College Football)

Aztecs…RB-Rashaad Penny named in semi-finalist group for Walter Camp Award…Among final 15 players are RB-Saquon Barkley..QBs-Baker Mayfield-Mason Rudolph-Sam Darold.

Tennessee State..expels DE-Latrelle Lee after he threw 2-punches at assistant coach on sidelines.

Washington…Huskies suspend LB-Azeem Victor for DUI.

Arkansas..Fire Jeff Long as AD…no decision on coach Brent Beilema…Razorbacks are (11-27) in SEC over last 4-years.

Florida…interested in Chip Kelly-ex Oregon coach for Gators job.

College Football Playoff Poll…1-Alabama..2-Clemson..3-Miami…4-Oklahoma…5-Wisconsin…6-Auburn….7-Georgia….8-Notre Dame…9-Ohio State….10-Penn State.

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(Injuries)

New England…WR-Chris Hogan-back…OT-Marcus Cannon-knee..Special Teamer Matthew Slater-hamstring…all sent home from workouts at Air Force Academy with injuries.

Seattle..IR-RB-CJ Promise-snkle

Giants..OT-Justin Pugh-out workouts-back issues
Giants..IR-LB-Keenan Robinson

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…….(Basketball)…….

UCLA…Suspend Li’Angelo Ball and 2-teammates from entire basketball program while reviewing what final discipline will be after shoplifting incidents in China…Players issue ‘scripted apologies’….take no questions in press conference in Los Angeles….said they made mistakes of their lives…that the acts did not ‘define them’…indiciated would never step out of bounds again. …President Trump tweeted..”Say Thank You-you were headed to 10-years in jail”…..another tweet-called players ‘Knuckleheads’.

Auburn…FBI says it has 16-hours of recorded phone calls with recruiting coordinator Chuck Person orchestrating Adidas slush fund payments to recruits.

Aztecs…Back to practice after ugly loss at Arizona State…outscored (22-2) in one stretch…(56-28) in second half….SDSU plays McNeese State on Friday.

USD-W-Robert Morris (65-53)….Utah transfer G-Isaiah Wright (17P-8-R-6-Assists)…Toreros now (2-0) …Wednesday basketball…

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Lakers-L-76ers (115-109)…76ers C-Joel Embid puts on ‘Superstar’ performance…46P-15-R-7-Assits-7-Blocks…Lonzo Ball benched again for entire 4th quarter…21-minutes…1-basket…2-assists…was (-18) when on floor …Wednesday night….

Boston-Golden State…Early season showdown on Thursday….Celtics won 13-in row heading into Warriors game.

Houston..G-Chris Paul-returns to lineup after missing 4W-knee issues.

Detroit..Coach Stan Van Gundy…says NBA anthem protesters are ‘patriots’….says our country found on protests that were catalyst for change…..Abolitionists….Woman Rights…Civil Rights…Gay Rights….says he sides with players on their ‘rights’

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…….(Hockey)……..

Ducks-Boston….Wednesday night

LA Kings-Bruins…Thursday night matchup…Kings lost 3-in row.

Rangers…red hot-have won 6-in row.
Arizona…crisis problems continue…now (2-15-3)….Franchise called a “Tire Fire”…worsst start for a team since 1943….Coyotes have not made playoffs in 5-years.

Calgary..lose G-Mike Smith-shoulder injury
Nashville..lose F-Scott Hartnell-4W-…D-Yanic Weber-5W with injuries

Flyers..1st round pick Nathan Patrick cleared to return from concussion…has had 3-different injuries in 5-months since NHL draft.

Las Vegas…Lose G-Maxime Legace…must start 19Y-old draft pick Dylan Ferguson in goal…becomes 5th different goalie in 17-games because of injuries for Golden Knights.

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……(General)….

FIFA…Bribery scandal continues in Brooklyn with testimony Fox Sports was part of bribe and kickback plan, using off-shore accounts, to acquire soccer broadcast rights.

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