Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Football)………….

Poinsettia Bowl….BYU-W-Wyoming (24-21)…Cougars RB-Jamal Williams slogs for (210Y) rushing and 1-TD to key the win…Brigham Young defense intercepted QB-Josh Allen with (1:32) as Wyoming headed for game tying field goal…Allen finished with (207P-2TD) but threw 2-costly interceptions wiping out drives…Game played in driving rain in lst half….more than 28,000-at Qualcomm Stadium.

Potato Bowl…Thursday matchup…Colorado State-vs-Idaho Vandals

(College Football)

Ohio State..Hires longtime NFL coach Bill Davis as Def Coor-replacing Luke Fickell-took Cincinnati Bearcats head job.

Oregon State..AD-Todd Stansbury leaves Beavers-hired as AD at Georgia Tech.

Oregon State..Gives coach Gary Anderson-contract extension despite (6-18) record last two years.

Oregon..RB-Royce Freeman bypasses NFL draft..will play for Ducks next year.

Stanford..RB-Christian McCaffrey being criticized for deciding not to play in Bowl game to protect against injury-heading to NFL draft.

Boise State..RB-Corey Young says he will transfer…RB-Jeremy McNichols (1,600Y) says he is considering filing for NFL draft.

Oklahoma..Coach Bob Stoopes says if RB-Joe Mixon has assaulted a woman in 2016-he would have been expelled from Sooners program..Mixon was suspended for 1-year by OU for 2014-incident…Video of attack became publich last week.

(NFL)

New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles..Thursday night football…Giants have won (8-of-9) and are (10-4) on season…Eagles after fast start-fading badly..now (5-9)…lost 9-of-11 after (3-0) start to season.

Jaguars..Players say fired coach Gus Bradley flew back on team plane from Houston after getting fired Sunday after game..Spent 2-hour trip thanking players for their efforts over his 4-years….QB-Blake Bortels says “players let Bradley down”.

Jets..Fine DT-Sheldon Richardson for obscene rant on video in lockeroom…said “F-this game”

Eagles..Activate OT-Lane Johnson from 10-game suspended list for PED violation.

Arizona…Police say ex-Cardinals WR-Michael Floyd had blood alcohol count (.217)-nearly 3-times legal limit-when arrested passed out in car in intersection on 3am last Monday.

Seattle..CB-Richard Sherman admonished for yelling at reporter saying he would have his credentials pulled for columns he was writing.

Bills..Former Buffalo LB-Robert Eddins and friend found murdered in burned out house in Michigan….Spent 2-years on Bills practice squad.

Cleveland…Browns coach Hue Jackson says he is not uncomfortable in wake of (0-14) season..believes team will eventally win games with draft picks team has stockpiled

Cleveland..Ex-Browns WR-Brian Hartline says TE-Terrelle Pryor is unstable-unreliable-disappears in games.

(Injuries)

Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfict misses practice-concussion symptoms.
Denver..S-TJ Ward-TE-Virgil Green out of practice-concussion protocol.
Chiefs..LB-Justin Houston out of practice-swelling in surgically repaired knee
Eagles..RB-Darren Sproles-WR-Jordan Matthews miss practice-injuries

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…………….(Baseball)………………

Toronto…Agent for FA-slugger Edwin Encarnarcion says ‘door closed’ to return to Blue Jays…says 6-teams have offered 3-year deals..Encarnarcion wanted 5-year package…rejected 1Y-17M from Jays…then never responded to (4Y-80M) offer…Jays then signed FAs-Kendry Morales and Steve Pearce instead.

White Sox…Weighing trade offers for P-Jose Quintana…Yankees-Pirates in running.

Dodgers-Twins..Trade talks for 2B-Brian Dozier stall…Minnesota asking for both P-Jose DeLeon and 1B-Cody Bellinger in swap.

Twins..Sign FA-1B-Matt Hague-ex-Blue Jay..hit (.338) in AAA.
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Travis Blackley..pitched for Puebla-Mexico last year (3.92)

Twins..Hire Dodgers front office analytics exec Jeff Pickler.

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………………..(Basketball)…………….

Aztecs-Southern Mississippi….1st round Diamond Head Classic…4pm today…Aztrecs (6-5).

USD-at-North Texas State…Thursday night game..Toreros won 4-in row..now (6-5).

Lakers-at-Miami..Thursday night matchup…Lakers (11-20)..have lost 10-of-11.
Clippers-San Antonio….Spurs (23-5)…Clippers (21-8)

Lakers..F-Larry Nance diagnosed with deep bone bruise knee-out of action indefinity…further MRI on weekend to determine if there is cartilage-meniscus damage

Sacramento..DeMarco Cousins-fined (50,000) for abuse of a reporter..goes out and scores 55-points the same night against Portland.

Cleveland..G-JR Smith-needs surgery-broken thumb.

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…………..(Hockey)………………

Ducks-at-Ottawa…Thursday night..continuing tough East Coast road trip.
Kings-at-Nashville..as LA road junket continues

Red Wings..Put G-Jimmy Howard on IR with groin injury
Tampa Bay..Lose G-Ben Bishop (3-6) weeks with groin injury…4th major injury in 2-years…

Craig Cunningham….Captain of AHL Tucson Roadrunners says doctors in Tucson “gift to mankind”….saved his life after Cardiac Arrest and Fibrillation episode….brought his heart back to life.

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