Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on August 16th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Baseball)……

Padres-L-Angels (3-2)….Rene Rivera hits 9th inning HR off Kirby Yates for Halos win and sweep of series……Robbie Erlin (6inn-2R) …Corey Spangenberg HR in loss…..Padres beaten by another ex-San Diego player… …Padres are now (3-15) at home since July 9th……lost 14-of-20……now (48-75) on season……..Angels won 7-of-9.

San Diego-Halos….Thursday matchup..Jacob Nix (1-0)-vs-Clay Buchholz (5-2).

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Dodgers-Giants….Tied (3-3) in 10th inning at press-time…..Andrew Mccutchon hit 3R-HR late as LA bullpen blew (3-0) lead to let Giants back in game…..6th game in a row LA bullpen had given up lead-blown saves-or lost game… .LA lost 5-in row and 6-of-7

Dodgers…Off day on Thursday…open series with Seattle on Friday.

Dodgers…DL-P-Ross Stripling-back injury

Dodgers..Move P-Tony Cingrani to 60-day DL

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Angels-Texas…Open weekend series on Thursday.

Angels-Orioles…..Halos acquire P-Odri Despaigne (5.31) ERA.

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(Scoreboard)

White Sox-W-Tigers;..Jose Abreu-Matt Davidson 2R-HRs…..Chicago (45-76)

Pirates-L-Twins…Logan Forsythe 3RBIs in Twins win

Cubs-W-Brewers….Anthony Rizzo 2R-HR…Jason Hayward 3H…Cubs won 7-of-11

A’s-L-Mariners….Dee Gordon 2R-HR….Oakland won 11-of-14….19-of-26…..Mariners won 5-of-7

Red Sox-Phillies…Boston won 15-of-17…now (86-35)…..Phillies dropped 5-of-7

Mets-W-Orioles..Todd Frazier 4RBIs…Brandon Nimmo (4-4)….NY won 7-of-11….Orioles (36-85)

Yankees-L-Tampa Bay….Brandon Lowe 2RBIs for Rays….NY won 7-of-10

Indians-W-Reds….Melky Cabrera 2R-HR….Tribe won 12-of-15….Reds dropped 11-of-15

Atlanta-W-Miami….Dansby Swanson 2R-HR….Braves won 8-of-10

Rockies-L-Houston….Evan Gattis 2-solo HRs….Yuli Gurriel 2R-HR….Colorado had won 4-row…..Astros just (3-6)

Toronto-W-Kansas City….Curtis Grandson Grand Slam HR….KC (36-84)

Washington-L-St Louis…Marel Ozuna HR…..Cardinals won 7-in row….Nats lost 7-of-9.

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(Injuries)

Mariners…DL-James Paxton-bruised forearm.
Marlins..DL-3B-Martin Prado-quad
Toronto..DL-3B-Yanger Solarte-quad
Houston…Surgery P-Franics Martes-elbow

Giants..Activate 1B-Brandon Belt from DL

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani throws 33P-bullpen session.

(Roster Moves)

Marlins-Angels..Trade-Miami deals P-Odri Despaigne to Halos for cash deal.

Royals-Cubs..Trade…KC deals OF-Terrance Gore to Cubs for minor leaguer.

Royals..Release P-Blaine Boyer (12.05)-ERA

Yankees..DFA-P-George Kontos

Angels…DFA-P-Akeel Morris

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(MLB)

Reds…Oust 13-year VP of scouting Chris Buckley and Farm Director Jeff Grape…..had already changed GM and Manager earlier in season.

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………..(Football)………….

Chargers…Struggles continue to find FG kicker….Roberto Aguayo (4-7) on Wednesday….Calbe Sturgis (7-7).

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(Injuries)

Seattle..RB-Rashaad Penny-surgery-broken finger-will be out 4W.

Denver…CB-Chris Harris-oblique injury…LB-Su’a Cravens-knee issue continues

Chiefs..4-defensive starters still ailing..Dee Ford-Eric Berry-Reggie Ragland-Anthony Hitchens with nagging injuries.

Saints..LB-Alex Okafor-reinjures Achillies

Miami…RB-Kalen Ballage-concussion

Steelers..WR-Martavis Bryant-misses 2-workouts-migraines

49ers…16-players miss workouts with injuries from last weekend game.

Cowboys…OC-Travis Frederick examined for neck stinger issues.

Jets..Put OT-Ben Jjalawa on IR-shoulder issues

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(Roster Moves)

Bills…sign FA-RB-Sam Rogers-ex Rams.
Dallas..sign FA-WR-Dre Anderson-ex Colts
Denver..sign FA-WR-DeAndrew White-ex Houston
Denver..release WR-Philly Browns
Houston…workout K-Georgio Tavecchio
Houston…sign FA-K-Nick Rose-ex Redskins
Jets..sign FA-C-Gino Gradkowski-ex Ravens
Seattle..sign FA-LB-Eric Walden-ex Colts

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(NFL)

NFL….Confirms record 275-penalties called this past weekend (2,371Y)….included were 37-helmet penalties….17-of-which were questionable….possible mistakes.

Atlanta…Court order evicting ex-girlfriend of LeSean McCoy from Atlanta mansion she was living in.

Montreal…QB-Johnny Manziel out of practice with concussion protocol….started showing symptoms on Tuesday after taking big hit on goal line on Saturday.

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(College)

LSU….2-QBs transfer out of program…Justin McMillan-Lowell Narcisse.
Tesas Tech….Lands CB-Johnny Bonney-transfer from Texas.

Maryland..Pays 315,000 to buyout contract of strength coach Rick Court-who was fired after death of player this past spring from heat-stroke.

Illinois…Secondary coach Donnie Abraham quits Lovie Smith staff.

Colorado State…Coach Mike Bobo remains hospitalized with nerve disorder in his feet.

Maryland…Jabrill Peppers-former Michigan star-says Coach DJ Durkin was a ‘bully coach’ while he was at Michigan…..says he’s not shocked by what’s happened to Durkin at Maryland…suspended for toxic culture prolems-abuse player.

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……..(Basketball)………

Milwaukee…Sign FA-F-Christian Wood-6’11-F…ex UNLV…averaged (20P-10R) in Las Vegas Summer League.

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……..(Hockey)…………..

Edmonton…Lose D-Andres Sekera -torn Achilles tendon.
Winnipeg..D-Toby Engstrom negotiating with MODO-Sweden
Boston..D-Paul Postman signs with Ak Bar-KHL-Russia
Calgary..D-Lance Bouma signs in Switzerland.

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…….(General)…………

ITF….Meets in Orlando and will vote on radical change in 118-year old Davis Cup rules….Wants to hold 18-country tournament in 2-week window in December-rather than the year long calendar of events.

PGA Championships…..TV ratings rocketed 73% with Tiger Woods finishing as runner-up as compared to last years ratings.

PGA Golf…Tour heads to Wyndham Championships for first round on Thursday.

Soccer
..Manchester City….Lose D-Kevin DeBruyne-knee injury in training on Wednesday.
..Newcastle United….D-DeAndre Yedlin-knee strain

Auto Racing
..Fernando Alonso leaving Formula 1-Team McLaren considering forming an Indy car team.hip also.
..Elliot Sadler-announces retirement end of year…JR Racing loses sponsorship-2019

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