Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 15th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)…………….

Chargers…NFL Owners wrap up Dallas quarterly meetings…Approve the Tenant-Lease Agreement between the Rams and Chargers….Waive the Debt-Limit Formula so Chargers can borrow 650M to make territorial right fees payment if they move to LA…Chargers ownership trademarks the name “Los Angeles Chargers”

Chargers..NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirms he had Tuesday conference call with Mayor Kevin Faulconer…:”willing to help further”….But reminded Mayor NFL has committed 300M already in G4-Stadium funds..Faulconer spokesman told Goodell…”We can’t put something meaningful together if the Chargers won’t engage us.”
Chargers…Owner Dean Spanos walks by media in Dallas-refusing any comment on future of team…or reaction to City Council letter he received Tuesday night.

NFL..Roger Goodell…Tells media :”There are no Stadium Solutions available in either Oakland or San Diego”…….Colts owner-Jim Irsay says “no reason for optimism in either market-sometime you have to move on:…..Falcons owner Arthur Blank…”We believe in keeping teams in home markets, but sometime you run out of options.”..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones-floats ideas of multiple Super Bowls to help raise local money for stadium financing..

Chargers..IR-CB-Brandon Flowers-lingering concussion problems..Activate DT-Kaleb Eulls-from taxi squad…RB-Melvin Gordon ruled out with sprained knee and strained hip…DE-Joey Bosa does practice.

(NFL)

Oakland….Raides Stadium Proposal deal…City of Oakland commits 200M to road and sewer line work….Donates 105-acres of land to Fortress Financial Group…Fortress to put up 400M…Mark Davis-NFL would add combined 500M..to get close to 1.3B-needed for Stadium.

Green Bay…Packers CEO-Mark Murphy says NFL cannot justify going to an 18-game regular season based on health and safety issues to NFL players.

(Schedule)

Seattle-vs-LA Rams..Thursday Night Football..Rams (4-9)..first game since firing of coach Jeff Fisher.

(Rosters)

Arizona..Release WR-Michael Floyd-former #1-draft pick, a day after DUI-arrest-passed out in intersection-drunk-with car running at 3am.

Bills..Sign FA-LB-Greg Townsend-ex Raiders
Browns..Sign FA-RB-Darius Jackson-ex Cowboys

(NFL)

Miami..Names Matt Moore-starting QB in place injured Ryan Tannehill.

Dallas..Jason Garrett says ‘absurd’ to think of pulling Dak Prescott as starting QB…(11-2) record…(20TD-4Int).

Jets..Off Coor-Chan Gailey in trouble…had record setting offense last year (5,925Y)…this year-ranked 23rd in NFL offense.

Rams..Greg Schiano-former Rutgers-Tampa Bay head coach-hot candidate for LA coaching job.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr says he is willing to help Johnny Manziel battle back from his substance abuse issues and get back in the NFL.

(Injuries)

Falcons..say WR-Julio Jones has sprained toe.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck out of practice with elbow-shoulder issues.
Vikings..Activate RB-Adrian Peterson from IR for practice.
49ers..C-Dan Kilgore placed on IR-knee injury-2nd time this season.

(College)

Minnesota..Suspends 10-starters for team violations at party on campus..will miss Holiday Bowl vs Washington State.

Western Kentucky..Hires Mike Sanford-Notre Dame Off Coor as Hilltoppers head coach.

LSU..Hires Matt Canada-Pitt..as Off Coor

Oregon..Hires Jim Leavitt-Colorado..as Def Coor

Wale Forest…Fires broadcaster Tommy Elrod-former player..for leaking game plan information to at least 3-schools this year.

Kansas…QB-Peyton Bender-Transfers in from Washington State
Florida Atlantic..QB-De’Andre Jackson-Transfer in from FloridaState.
UNLV..QB-Anu Solomon-Transfers in from Arizona
UNLV..QB-Dalton Sneed-freshman starter-transfers out.
Oregon State..Signs QB-Jake Lutan-transfer from Ventura College..Signs OT-Jake Sattelmaier-transfer from Palomar College.

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……………………(Baseball)……………………

Padres…Sign FA-P-Andre Rienzo (6-9) career with Marlins-White Sox
Padres…Sign OF-Rafael Ortega-Angels..hit (.232) last year
Padres..Re-sign 2B-Jose Pirela-C-Hector Sanchez to El Paso contracts.

(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Derek Holland-ex Texas..(62-50) career record.
Orioles..Sign FA-C-Wellington Castillo-ex Arizona
White Sox…DFA-P-Matt Purke

(MLB)

Mets..P-Matt Harvey-Cleared full workouts-fully recovered Thoratic rib surgery.

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………………(Basketball)………………

Lakers-L-Brooklyn Nets 107-97)..Sean Kilpatrick (22P)..Lakers just (6-27) on 3’s…13-missed free throws….LA lost 8-in row

Clippers-W-Orlando…Clippers shoot 50% from floor…hit 13-3’s in win..LA (19-7)

Luke Walton…Lakers coach fined 15,000 for abuse of officials.

Mike D’Antonio…Houston coach asks NBA to intervene-stop teams form resting stars on road games-says it is unfair to fans…Cavs rested their big three players in game in Memphis.

Dallas..Dirk Nowitzki meets with team officials..contemplating retirement at 42-chronic injury issues.

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…………..(Hockey)…………..

LA Kings..Confirm Jonathon Quick will be out till March-setbacks after groin surgery…was hurt opening night of season.

Ron Wilson..former head coach Ducks-Maple Leafs-San Jose recovering from a stroke suffered late last week.

Kings-at-Detroit…Thursday night matchup
Ducks-at-Boston..Anaheim just into 9-game road trip.

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