Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 24th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

“Happy Thanksgiving”

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Chargers….Full practice for S-Jahleel Addae..LB-Denzel Perryman and WR-Travis Benjamin…LB-Jatavis Brown…CB-Brandon Flowers remain out with injuries.

Houston..Texans-coming off Monday night loss to Raiders-had 15 players either miss practice,or limited in workouts.

Chargers..Home attendance threatening to plunge to lowest total since year 2000 when team went (1-15)….San Diego averaging (55,819) this year…down over 11,000 from last season…drop off of nearly 13,000-per game from 2008….Team drew (54,000) in 2000-season.

(Schedule)

Vikings-at-Detroit…QB-Matt Stafford vs Vikings highly ranked defense.
Redskins-at-Cowboys..Kirk Cousins red-hot-vs-Dak Prescott-9 wins in row
Steelers-at-Colts..Andrew Luck out with concussion-Scott Tolzien starts QB.

(Injuries)

Giants..OT-Justin Pugh returns to practice after sprianed knee injury
Bills..Activate WR-Sammy Watkins from IR
Carolina..LB-Luke Kuechly-concussion..C-Ryan Kahlil-shoulder-miss workouts
Bears..QB-Jake Cutler to get 2nd opinion on labrum injury
Bengals..Activate RB-Cedric Peerman from IR
Browns..QB-Robert Griffin III-goes thru full workouts
Saints..RB-Mark Ingram-full practice-after concussion last week.
Tampa Bay..Activate RB-Charles Sims form IR..

(College)

Notre Dame…ordered to forefeit wins from (12-1) and (9-4) seasons because student trainer violated NCAA rules with academic help to at least 6-players over 18-courses in two seasons….Irish placed on 2-years probation…fined 5,000 for violations…School says it will appearl the decision to take 20-wins away from team…agrees with other discipline measures.

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(Roster)

Bears..Sign FA-DE-Lawrence Okoye-ex-Cowboys
Lions…Activate QB-Jake Rudock from taxi squad.
Colts..Activate QB-Stephen Morris from taxi squad
Colts..Sign FA-CB-Daryl Morris
Steelers..RB-Karlos Williams suspended 10G-drug violation-2nd time

(NFL)

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis says priority is to move to Las Vegas-not negotiate in Oakland.

Arizona..Coach Bruce Arians rips #1-pick-DT-Robert Nkemdiche-lack of maturity…lacks mental fortitude.

Monday Night Football….Telecast from Mexico City-Raiders-vs-Houston drew just (8.1) rating-lowest since 2007.

………………………….(Baseball)…………………

Padres…Strange announcement a month after they fired Mike Dee at CEO-President..put out press release announcing parting was amicable…No reason ever given for ouster….Announcement likely means Dee likely dropped threat for unfair termination with promise Padres would not proceed with litigation for violation of contract terms…Reports say Dee involved in controversial business dealings, plus a group of in-house administrative problems.

Dodgers….OF-Yasiel Puig..P-Jose DeLeon-drawing big trade interest.
Dodgers-Tampa Bay…Possible Chris Archer-Evan Longoria deal
Dodgers-White Sox…Talking about Chris Sale trade
Dodgers-Twins..Disucssing Brian Dozier deal
Dodgers-Detroit..Trade talks for Ian Kinsler

Milwaukee….Signs FA-P-Blake Parker-ex Angels
Rockies..Sign FA-2B-Jeff Rutledge-ex Red Sox
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Jaff Decker-ex Tampa Bay-Padres
Washington..Acquires P-Jimmy Cordero from Phillies.

Phillies..Release P-David Buchanan
Royals..Release C-Tony Cruz.

Ralph Branca….Legendary Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher passes away (90Y)…was (88-58) with Dodgers in 9-year career…threw HR-ball to Bobby Thompson in 1951-Naitonal League playoff game…”The Shot Heard Round the World”

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……………….(Basketball)……………….

Lakers-L-Golden State (149-106)..Warriors hit 19-3 point shots…Klay Thompson-Steph Curry-Kevin Durant combine for 85 points..Warriors now (13-2)….

Clippers-W-Dallas…(114-104)..Clippers score 68-in first half…put 7-in double figures…LA now (14-2) on season.

Lakers…G-DeAngelo Russell given Plasma Platelet injection in ailing knee..will be out at least 2-weeks.

Dallas..Activate F-Dirk Nowitzke-been out 6-weeks with Achilles injury.

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…………………(Hockey)……………….

Kings-W-New York Islanders (4-2)…LA scores 3-goals in (:44) span in 3rd period-blow game open.

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………………………….(General)…………………

USA Soccer…Bruce Arena signs 2Y-contract as coach replacing Jurgen Klinsmann…says first priority to “identify” players they can grow with over next 4-months leading up to resumption of World Cup qualifying gmes….says players ‘will be the savours’ of the program….Wants team to be aggressive at every position…attacking and defending….believes team will be vs Honduras and Panama.

Tijuana XOLOs-vs-Leon…lst round of Liga MX playoffs….XOLOs lose (3-0)….and now have to win by big score in 2nd game against Leon at Stadiua-Caliente on weekend….XOLOs fading badly after great (8-0) start to season..

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