Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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……(World Cup Soccer)………

England-L-Croatia (2-1)….Croatia qualifies for finals for first time in history…Milan Mandzuic scores on left footed kick in 105th minutes of extra time…..England scored 5-minutes in on direct kick from Kieran Trippier to take early lead….Harry Kane was robbed point blank twice in 30th minute could have sealed the win early…..Croatia relentless with rough play-referee never issued yellow cards…Kane fouled 5-times in first half….

Croatia-vs-France on Sunday in championship game.

TV Ratings
..English TV ratings at record 87-rating when England played in semi finals.

..Fox TV…Ratings down 35% for first two weeks of Cup play from 2014-Cup.

(Soccer)

Arsenal…Signs top Under 20-player from France…F-Matteo Guendouzi from Paris Ste-Germaine Academy.

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…..(Baseball)………

Padres-L-Dodgers…LA led (4-2) at prestime..Matt Kemp RBI-single..Chris Taylor RBI single…Kenta Maeda 9K in 5-plus innings…San Diego lost 17-of-23….LA on (34-16) run.

Padres-Dodgers…Thursday matchup..Tyson Ross (5-7)-vs-Ross Stripling (7-2)..final game LA plays here this year.

Padres…Manager Andy Green says setup reliever Kirby Yates deserves to be in All Star Game…had (0.78-ERA) thru this past weekend.

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Angels-L-Mariners…Halos trailed (3-0) at press time..Nelson Cruz 2R-single for M’s…..Halos (6-10)….Seattle (10-4)

Halos-Seattle..Thursday pitchers Tyler Skaggs (6-4)-vs-TBA.

Angels..P-Garrett Richards-MRI on ailing forearm-shows additional damage to UCL-ligament in right elbow….may be facing season ending surgery….had elbow injury also in 2016…lasted 3-innings in Tuesday start.

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(Scoreboard)

Yankees-W-Orioles..Greg Bird Grand Slam HR……..NY (11-6)…Baltimore (26-67)

Washington-L-Pirates…Starlin Marte 2R-HR….Nationals (6-13) in last 19-games

Boston-W-Texas…JD Martinez 2R-double…Bosox won 9-row…(65-29)

Reds-L-Indians…Cleveland built 17-0 lead..Francisco Lindor 3R-HR..Jose Ramirez 2R-3R-HRs..Jason Kipnis 2R-HR…Cincinnati won 16-of-23

Phillies-L-Mets…Brandon Nimmo 3R-HR in 10th..NY lost 15-of-20

Milwaukee-L-Miami…Justin Bour HR…Brewers (54-39)

Tampa Bay-W-Tigers…CJ Cron 3R-HR for Rays

Braves-W-Toronto….Ozzie Albies HR-Sac Fly…Atlanta (52-39)

St Louis-L-White Sox…Brian Anderson 2RBIs…Chisox (31-61)

Royals-L-Twins….KC (26-66)..Logan Morrison-Brian Dozier HRs….Mike Moustakas 2-solo HRs for KC

Houston-L-A’s….Chad Pinder 3R-HR….A’s now 11-games over .500…Astros (62-33)

Arizona-L-Colorado…..Rockies score 9-runs in first 2-innings..enroute to 19-run outburst…Carlos Gonzalez 3R-HR…solo HR….Ia Desmond 3R-HR… D-Backs (4-8)…Rockies (9-3)

Cubs-L-Giants…Buster Posey RBI single in 13th….Cubs lose despite 3HRs…Chicago won 9-of-12….Giants (14-8) last 22-games

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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox-Orioles..Open trade talks about major deal that would send Manny Machado-Zach Britton to Boston….Baltimore demanding 4-players in trade-possibly Jackie Bradley-OF and top young pitching.

Yankees-Orioles…Talks involving Machado might include young 2B-Miguel Andujar and young Ps-Luis Cessa-Justus Sheffield-Tristan McKenzie.

Milwaukee-Orioles…Talks include Brewers OF-Keon Broxton..SS-Orlando Arcia….P-Corbin Byrnes.

Giants-Yankees..Discuss possible deal for P-Derek Holland to go to New York.

Texas..DFA-OF-Austin Jackson.
White Sox..DFA-P-Bruce Rondon

Houston..Options relief ace Ken Giles to AAA after spat on mound with manager AJ Hinch.

Phillies..Callup 3B-Trevor Plouffe-ex Twins-A’s.

Arizona…Release P-Fernando Salas
Twins..Release C-Cam Rupp
Indians..Release P-Marc Rzepczynski

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(Injuries)

Indians..DL-OF-Lonnie Chisenhall-10W-calf.
Indians..DL-P-Josh Tomlin-hamstring
Twins..DL-P-Addison Reed-tricep
Royals..DL-P-Ian Kennedy-oblique.

Cubs..Activate 3B-Kris Bryant from DL-shoulder issues.

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…….(Football)……

Ravens…Open preseason rookie camp….QB-Lamar Jackson to take all snaps in rookie camp.

NFL Supplemental Draft
..NYG…Draft CB-Sam Beal-Western Michigan
..Washington…Draft CB-Adonis Alexander-Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh…Ron Johnson-star CB-S for Steelers Super Bowl teams dies at (62)-illness.

Buffalo…NFL-Police probe beating of LeSean McCoy’s ex girlfriend…..allefgations he may have hired someone to rob her of jewels-cash-led to assault.

Cincinnati…CB-Adam Jones involved in fight with Atlanta Airport official after argument at airport….Airport security employee charged with assault.

Jacksonville…DT-Marcel Darius sued by woman for sexual assault and transmitting a sexual disease he had.

Camario Richardson….Marketing exec charged-convicted with stealing 25,000 from 5-NFL players who donated money for back packs for kids charity events in different cities….Richardson faces 20-years in prison.

Cleveland..Browns coach Hue Jackson-and-wife fund opening of women’s shelter for victims of abuse and human trafficking.

Detroit…Longtime QB-Dan Orlovsky retires to take job as college football analyst with ESPN.

Daryl Rogers…Former head coach Detroit Lions…Michigan State-Arizona State…passes away (83)…was (18-40) in NFL…..(129-84-7) in college football..

Jeff Fisher…former head coach Houston Oilers-Tennessee Titans…negotiating with Fox TV about in studio analyst job.

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…..(Basketball)

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says league and Union will negotiate a deal to eliminate NBA 1-and-Done rule for the draft…could take effect next year.

NY Knicks…Rookie Kevin Knox continues to dazzle at Las Vegas Summer League…scored 22-and-29 points in first two games.

Lakers…1st round pick F-Moritz Wagner injures ankle-knee in Las Vegas Summer League…was averaging (10P-8R) a game.

Houston..sign FA-F-James Ennis-Detroit Pistons…with 5th club in 5-years.

Boston…says it wants to match any offer sheet G-Marcus Smart gets from Sacramento Kings.

UCLA….Former Bruins player Billy Knight found dead in apparent suicide incident…..Last week-ex Bruins star Tyler Honeycutt shot himself following shootout with police.

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…(Hockey)…….

RCMP….Truck driver involved in horrible Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy….released on bail…turns in passport….facing 29-counts of reckless driving in death of 16 in bus crash in April…will be back in court in August for trial date.

Montreal…Canadiens inform C-Max Pacioretty he will be traded before training camp opens.

Buffalo…Hire Steve Smith as assistant coach on Phil Housely staff…spent 16-years in NHL.

San Diego Gulls…AHL release schedule…Open at Tucson on October 6th….Home Opener-October 12th with Tucson…tough road schedule….Gulls play 7-of-8 on road in January…then have 6-game road schedule in a row in February……Team has 13-Friday night dates….10-on Saturday….23-of-34 home games on weekend.

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…….(General)…….

Wimbledon….Roger Federer upset by Kevin Anderson in men’s quarterfinals…Federeer blew 2-set lead, lost 2-6, 6-7, 7-4, 6-4 and 13-11 in 4-hour match..
…Novak Djokovic won in dominant fashion to move to semi-finals..
..Rafael Nadal rallied from 2-1 sets deficit to win final 2-sets in come from behind with over Juan Del Potro
..John Isner won 3-sets in a row coming back to beat Milos Raonic.

..Serena Williams-vs-Julie Goerges….Angelique Kerber-vs-Jelena Ostapenko in women’s semi finals on Saturday.

PGA Golf….John Deere Classic tees off in Illinois…lead in tourney to British Open at Carnoustie.

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