Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Thursday

Posted by on October 4th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Baseball)…………

(Playoffs)

Yankees-W-Athletics (7-2)…Aaron Judge 2R-HR…Giancarlo Stanton HR….Luke Voit 2R-double…Aaron Hicks RBI double…….NY pitching held A’s to 4-hits till late in game….A’s ‘bullpen day’ blew up in their face….relievers Fernando Rodney-Blake Treinan gave up 5-runs combined in game…….AL Wildcard Game win means Yankees move on to face Red Sox.

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(Schedule)

Dodgers-Braves…Game 1-NLDS…Hyun Jin-Ryu (7-3)-vs-Mike Foltynewicz (13-10)….Dodgers led by Justin Turner (.312)…Matt Kemp (.290)…Manny Machado (.273)….and pitching staff with 3.36-ERA….Braves 1B-Freddy Freeman (.309) and rookie OF-Ronald Acuna (26HR).

Rockies-Brewers…Game 1-series…Colorado playing 4th game in 4-different city in 5-days in fighting thru tie breaker and wildcard game…Brewers will use ‘bullpen day’ in opening game….Rockies will start Antonio Senzatela-short on starting pitching….Brewers paced by MVP-candidate Christian Yelich (.326-36HR)…Jesus Aguilar (35HR)..Travis Shaw (32HR)….Rockies middle of the order-Arenado-Story-Blackmon combined (104HR).

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Indians-Astros…ALDS starts on Friday
Red Sox-Yankees..ALDS starts on Friday

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(MLB)

Cubs..MLB-suspends SS-Addison Reed 40-games next season after year long investigation domestic abuse charges filed 3-times by ex wife.

MLB…Attendance for regulard season down 4%-lowest since (2003) averaging just over (28,000) fans per game….Orioles-White Sox-Twins-Miami-Pirates all have lowest attendance ever in thier new ballparks.

MLB…Batting average for 2018 season-lowest since 1972…Teams combined (.248)….highest had been (.271) in steroid era 1999….Record strikeouts (41,207) this season…2nd most HRs (5,585) this season-drop from last year record (6,105).

(Teams)

Orioiles..Fire Manager Buck Showalter (47-115) this year…9-years on job…then fired GM-Dan Duquette late on Wednesday-had been with club 11-years.
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Cubs..Vote Confidence-Manager Joe Madden will return in 2019

Reds..Will interview Brad Ausmus for managerial job…have already interviewed Joe Girardi-Jim Riggleman-Billy Hatcher-John Farrell.

Angels..To interview Brad Ausmus-Eric Chavez for vacant job.

Toronto..Interview DeMario Hale from farm system for manager job.

Mets…Will interview Kim Ng for GM job-1 of 10-candidates.

Dodgers..Open contract talks about extension for manager Dave Roberts…has (287-200) record in 2-years…LA holds option for final year of contract.

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(Football)

(Schedule)

Colts-Patriots…Thursday Night Football…Andrew Luck thrown 9TDs in 4-games…Tom Brady (918P-9-TD) this season.

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(NFL)

Vikings..NFL fines LB-Anthony Barr (30,000) facemask-horsecollar hits
Seattle..NFL fines S-Earl Thomas (10,000) for taunting
Steelers..NFL fines WR-Darrius Heyward Bey (26,739)-for touching official.
Steelers…S-Sean Davis (20,000) hit on QB
Steelers..LB-Jon Bostic (10,000) personal foul
Arizona..DT-Robert Nkemdiche (20,000) for QB hit
Jaguars..DT-Malik Jackson (26,789) for QB-hit

New England..WR-Ken Britt files grievance over 1M-salary-was cut while injured-had hamstring problem since camp….Last week..WR-Malcom Mitchell filed grienvance for his 650,000-salary-released while injured

Los Angeles…Police arrested 3-men for robbery of home of WR-Robert Woods last weekend….same men implicated in robbery of homes of Yasiel Puig and others…were planning break-in of LeBron James home.

NFL…Refs called just 4-helmet penalties last weekend…just 4-roughing QB flags last weekend too.

NFL…TV ratings up 4% for the first four weeks of NFL season.

ESPN…says former GM-Matt Millen leaving broadcast team to deal with on going heart issues.

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(Roster Moves)

Lions..Sign FA-OT-Andrew Donnal-ex Ravens-Rams
Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Josh Shaw-ex Bengals
Seattle..Sign FA-S-JJ Green-ex Colts
Ravens…Activate CB-Jimmy Smith-had been suspended 4G.

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(Injuries)

Chargers…may be without both OTs-Joe Barksdale-Russell Okung this weekend against Raiders.

Raiders..IR-RT-Donald Penn-groin injury

Colts..WR-TY Hilton-out with hamstring

Atlanta..DT-Grady Jarrett-out with ankle

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(College)

Nebraska…Top recruit WR-Tyjon Lindsey announces he is transferring…13th player to leave coach Scott Frost team in his first year with Cornhuskers.

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(Basketball)

Lakers-vs-Sacramento….Thursday night preseason game…Lakers off to (0-2) start.

Dallas…F-Dirk Nowitzki-out 3W-strained foot injury.

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………..(Hockey)…………

NHL-Washington…..Suspends LW-Tom Wilson-20-games for 4th head hunting hit violation within a year.

Vancouver…Canucks players vote to ban team playing video games on the road…want players to bond.

Ottawa…#1–pick Brady Tkachuck to miss start of season-groin injury
Dallas..D-Steven Johns-remains out of lineup-concussion
Las Vegas..F-Alex Tulch scrateched from lineup-lower body injury

Minnesota-Montreal…Wild deal D-Gustav Olofsson to Habs for draft pick

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(Scoreboard)

Ducks-W-Sharks (5-2)…..G-John Gibson stonewalls Sharks in game….Rookie Max Comtois scores on 1st shut in NHL in 1st minute…..Rikard Rakell scores key PP-goals…San Jose bombarded Gibson….35-15 shot advantage……

Maple Leafs-W-Montreal..Auston Matthews scores 2-goals including game winner (:61) into overtime

Washington-W-Boston….Caps bomb Bruins (7-0) in opener…G-Frederic Andersen 34-saves

Calgary-L-Vancouver…Young Canucks team gets Goal-Assistant Elias Petersson goal and assist…Cancuks score twice in (:28) span to seal win

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(Schedule) 10-games on Thursday

Washington-Pittsburgh…Caps unveil Stanley Cup banner
Las Vegas-Philadelphia…Golden Knights coming off banner first year.

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………(General)…………….

Champions League Soccer
..Hot Spur-L-Barcelona (4-2)..Lionel Messi scores two goals
..Liverpool-L-Napoli (1-0)…Game winner in 90th minute..Liverpool went 67-minutes without a shot on goal.

Team USA…Teenage star Christ Pulisic suffers torn calf playing for Dortmund in Germany.

NASCAR…Announces major rule changes for 2019…adding more downforce and horse power to allow drivers to pass more….Will not use restrictor plates in Daytona-Talladega races.

Golf…Reports out of London that Dustin Johnson-Brooks Koepka had major dispute-had to be separated Sunday night after finals of Ryder Cup tourney…..Report that French fan-hit by errant shot by Koepka-has lost his eye.

Tennis..#1-ranked Simona Halip comes off tour-herniated disc in back.

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