Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Thursday

Posted by on December 29th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Football)…………..

Chargers…Begin final game preparation for Kansas City game on Sunday…without 3-starting offensive lineman….King Dunlop-Orlando Franklin-Matt Slauson all out of workouts.

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon limited work….Ronnie Hillman-ex Bronco..Andre Williams-ex Giant take bulk of snaps.

(NFL)

Tampa Bay…NFL suspends lead RB-Doug Martin-violation of PED program-illegal use of Adderal….has also entered a rehab center for possible dependency issues…Forfeits 7M-guarantee in contract next year because of PED-positive test.

Steelers..say they will not play QB-Ben Roethlisberger..RB-Le’Veon Bell..WR-Antonio Brown in final game of season vs Cleveland.

Dallas…say QB-Dak Prescott and RB-Ezekiel Elliot will play in final game vs Eagles

Dallas..say if they change QBs during game-Mark Sanchez will play-not Tony Romo..trying to preserve Romo health so they can trade him in off season.

Jaguars..Interview Tom Coughlin for vacant head coaching job.

Lions..Release assistant Randy Edsall from contract to take U-Conn head coaching job.

Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis says he will not step down to take front office job.

Bills..DT-Marcel Darius says Rex Ryan’s playbook-too much detail-too many checks-team lost aggressiveness

Bills..Interim coach Anthony Lynn says decision to bench QB-Tyrod Taylor made above him…Club not willing to risk injury that would lock them into 30M more of Taylor contract.

Jets..NY Post says team likely to retain coach Todd Bowles despite 3-blowout losses in a row..been on job just two years.

Chicago…Coach John Fox says he believes team is about to turn the corner despite (9-22) record in two years.

Denver..Coach Gary Kubiak changes mind-says QB-Trevor Siemian will start-though Paxton Lynch may play on Sunday.

NFL..Announces it is moving “Hall of Fame Game” in Canton to a Thursday night from a Saturday date next August.

Buffalo..Longtime special teams coach Bruce deHaven passes away (68Y)-battle with cancer..had worked for 5-teams including Bills-Cowboys-Seahawks.

(Roster)

Seattle..workout RBs Stevan Ridley..Jonas Gray..LaMichael James…Dan Herron.

(Injuries)

Raiders..Michael Crabtree-WR-comes up with ankle issues during workout.
Broncos..IR-DE-DeMarcus Ware-back flareup
Miami..IR-S-Isa Quddas-neck injury
Eagles..IR-RB-Ryan Mathews-facing neck surgery-herniated disc.
Tampa Bay..IR-RB-Charles Sims-knee-2nd time this year.
Redskins..IR-CB-Donte Whtiner-quad injury.

(College)

U-Conn…re-hired Randy Edsall as head coach…had built Huskies program into Division 1-then left to coach at Maryland before being fired.

Baylor..WR-KD Cannon-files for NFL draft..caught 14-passes in bowl game on Tuesday.

(Bowl Games)

Texas Bowl…Kansas State-W-Texas AM…Brian Pringle 79Y-TD catch..Don Heath 52Y-TD run pace Wildcats to win…Aggies QB-Trevor Knight throws 3TD passes in loss.

Foster Farms Bowl…Indiana-L-Utah..Utes RB-Joe Williams (222R)-1TD in Utah win

Russell Athletic Bowl..Miami-W-West Virginia..Canes QB-Brad Kaaya (242P-4TD)…held Mountaineers QB-Sky Howard (138P)

Pinstripe Bowl…Pitt-L-Northwestern..Wildcats defense 3-interceptions…RB-Justin Jackson (224R-3TD) vs Pitt.

Birmingham Bowl…South Carolina-vs-South Florida.
Charlotte Bowl…Virginia Tech-vs-Arkansas
Alamo Bowl…Colorado-vs-Oklahoma State

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…………..(Baseball)……………….

Padres…Looking for 1-year rental FA-starters..now talking to Colby Lewis-Texas Rangers..have talked to ex-Giants-Jake Peavy..ex-Cubs-Trevor Cahill….ex-Angel-Jered Weaver.

Dodgers-Twins…Trade Talks for 2B-Brian Dozier collapsing…Minnesota demanding P-Jose DeLeon and P-Walker Beuhler or 1B-Clay Bellinger.

Rockies..Open contract talks with FA-P-Greg Holland

Cardinals..Former infielder Phil Gagliano-part of 1967-68 World Series teams…passes away (74).

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………………(Basketball)………………….

(College)

UCLA-L-Oregon….Ducks F-Dillon Brooks dribbles length of floor-hits 3-point basket with (0.8) left on clock to give Oregon (89-87) win….Ducks put 5-starters in double figures…Brooks (23P)…Oregon hit 18-FT in win….Bruins 1st loss of season after (13-0) start…Pac 12-opener….Ducks now (12-2).

USC-W-Oregon State..Trojans go to (14-0)…built 15 point lead in Corvallis and coast to victory.

USD-at-USF…Torerors open WCC-season at University of San Franciscol…USD (7-5) with 5-game winning streak.

(NBA)

Clippers-L-New Orleans…Anthony Davis scores 20P as Pelicans hand injury riddled Clips 4th loss in row…LA shot just (38%) from floor….Chris Paul (21P-8R-6A)

Lakers-host-Dallas….LA has lost 13-of-15….Mavericks (9-23) with on going injury issues to Dirk Nowitzki.

Golden State..G-Steph Curry says Warriors need to get back to more pick-and-roll offense..and more ball movement.

George Karl…Criticizes DeMarco Cousins-star center uncoachable…Last week criticized F-Carmelo Anthony-no committment to defense

Indiana..NBA fines Coach Nate McMillan and G-Paul George (25,000) for abuse of officials

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…………………(Hockey)………………..

LA Kings-L-Vancouver (2-1)….G-Ryan Miller makes 36-saves for Cancuks..Kings finish up a tough 9-game road trip

Kings-at-Edmonton tonight..Oilers (18-12-6)…led by Connor McDavid (13G-42P-39 games)

Ducks-at-Calgary tonight…Flames led by Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau..have combined for (19G-45P) this season.

San Diego Gulls…Lose top D-Brandon Montour-called up by Anaheim Ducks…had scored 7-goals and 21-points this year-leading scorer…had 20G-in a year and half in AHL….Ducks have now taken top 2-defenseman and top 4-scoring forwards from Gulls.

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