Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on October 18th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NLCS)

Dodgers-W-Brewers (5-2)….LA leads series (3-2) heading back on the road….Clayton Kershaw dazzling (7-innings-1R-9 strikeout-3 hit effort)…..retired 14-batters in a row to finish his outing….Max Muncey RBI-single in 6th….Yasiel Puig-Justin Turner RBI singles in 7th inning….Brewers pulled starter Wade Miley after 1-batter…Brandon Woodruff gave them 5-stroing innings-allowed 1-run..bullpen faded late in game.

Dodgers-Travel day….Series goes back to Milwaukee for Games 6-7….starting on Friday.

Dodgers…MLB fines SS-Manny Machado for kicking at leg of Brewers 1B-Jesus Aguilar in game on Tuesday night.

Brewers…OF-Christian Yelich calls Machado out….’dirty play by dirty player’.

Brewers…Activate P-Zach Davies to replace injured P-Gio Gonzalez on roster.
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(ALCS)

Red Sox-W-Houston (8-6)…Andrew Benetendi diving catch in left field with bases loaded saves Boston victory….Sox lead series (3-1) after see saw back and forth hitting spree game….Jackie Bradley 2R-HR-on base 4-times…JD Martinez RBI single….Raf Devers 2R-double..Xander Bogaerts RBI double in win…survive another shaky bullpen outing from closer Craig Kimbrel…..Astros lost home run early in game on fan interference calls….Carlos Correa 2-run scoring singles and a double in loss..George Springer HR….Astros on brink of elimination after starter Charley Morton got shelled and bullpen struggled with Sox lineup….

Boston-Astros…Game 5-on Thursday….Red Sox yet to announce starter…..Justin Verlander will start for Houston in must win game.

Astros…MLB removed Houston employee in media seating near dugouts after he was seen taking video into Red Sox dugout during a game…..Indians and A’s had also complained to MLB about concerns Astros might have been trying to steal signs.

Red Sox…Manager Alex Cora says baseball ‘living in era of paranoia’.

Red Sox…Scratch P-Chris Sale from start in Game 5-still feels weak from stomach virus…Will start Game 6-at Fenway Park.

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(Roster)

Rockies…P-Seung Oh contemplating leaving Colorado-foregoing 2.5M contract to return home and pitch in Japan.

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……(Football)……….

Chargers….ESPN reporting NFL owners concerned about the ‘viability’ of Chargers in LA market because of poor crowd support and slow sale of PSL season tickets for new Inglewood Stadium….Chargers revised revenue predictions from 400M to 150M per year….Commissioner Roger Goodall says Charges must ‘build relationships in LA….lots of work to be done’.

Chargers…Unveil season ticket pricing for Inglewood…..Tickets will sell as low as 50-dollars per ticket with 100-dollar PSL price….up to 150-dollar ticket with PSL tax of 3,000-per ticket…..Team says it will sell 26,000-tickets in 50-to-90 dollar range-each with 100-dollar PSL charge.

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(NFL Notes)

Jacksonville…Owner Shad Khan ends negotiations to purchase Wembley Stadium-London…had offered 790M for aging soccer stadium.

Bengals…NFL being questioned why it has not disciplined LB-Vontaze Burfect for another helmet hit and threats to hit another player in head in last weeks game with Steelers.

Jacksonville..Coach Doug Marrone says no one ‘should be comfortable’ with back-t-back losses…Jags outscored (61-7) last two games.

Browns..QB-Tyrod Taylor says he has not asked club to consider trading him after losing starting job to rookie Josh Allen.

Miami…says Brock Osweiler will start at QB again in place of ailing Ryan Tannehill…threw for (380Y) in first start last weekend.

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(Schedule)–Thursday Night Football

Denver-Arizona..Broncos lost 4-in a row….Denver defense giving up (406YG)…QB-case Keenum (8-Intcptions) this year….Arizona averaging anemic(220YPG…..Cardinals QBs completing 58% passes…..QBRating (69)….Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy under fire.

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(Injuries)

Cowboys…LB-Sean Lee returns to practice…had hamstring issues
Eagles..OT-Jason Peters practices..had tricep problem
Texans…S-Andre Hal returns to practice after battling cancer.

Chiefs…OC-Mitch Morse out of lineup-concussion
Chiefs…OG-Laurent Tardif placed on IR-ankle injury

Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette to miss 4th game with hamstring problem.

Miami..IR-LB-Chse lien-foot

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(College)

Ohio State…John Bosa-father of Buckeyes star Nick Bosa says his son has been hurt all year and likely needs sports hernia surgery.

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…..(Basketball)………

(Scoreboard)

Clippers-L-Denver (107-98)…Clippers fade in 4th quarter…Nuggets hit (33-of-42) free throws in win….Gary Harris-Nikola Jokic combine for 44 in Denver win.

Houston-L-New Orleans..Anthony Davis (32P-16R)..Nikola Mirota (30P-10R)( in Pelicans (131-112) blowout victory…James Hardin-Chris Paul held to 6-baskets each in loss..Carmelo Anthony had 3-baskets…

Toronto-W-Cleveland…Kawhi Leonard debut (24P)…Kyle Lowry (27P) in win

Spurs-W-Minnesota…DeMar DeRozan (28P) in debut victory…Jimmy Butler makes 7-baskets in T-wolves loss after week of controversy demanding trade.

Phoenix-W-Dallas…#1 draft pick DeAndre Ayton debuts with (18P-10R-6Assist) game for Suns.

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(Schedule)

Lakers-Portland…Thursday night….LA opens on road beginning LeBron James era….Lakers have not made playoffs in 5-years…composite record in that span (126-284)….have not won NBA title since 2009-season…Lakers coach Luke Walton says he does not want LeBron averaging 37-minutes a game-as he did last year in Cleveland..

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(Teams)_

Denver…give Coach Mike Malone extension thru 2021 season.
Brooklyn Nets…Surgery G-DeMarre Carroll-ankle

Big Baller Basketball…..LaVar Ball announces lower prices this year on Big Baller basketball shoes….last year sold top brand for 425-dollars…this year will sell them 200-dollars.

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……(Hockey)……..

Ducks-W-NY Islanders..(3-1)..Ryan Kesler scores 2-goals…John Gibson 34-saves in win
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Ducks..Sign FA-D-Jake Dotchin-ex Tampa Bay Lightning starter
Ducks..Holdout LW-Nick Ritchie arrives in Anaheim-signs 3-year contract….had been working on own in Guelph, Ontario..

LA Kings-Islanders…Thursday night matchup….Kings power play (0-21) start.
Kings..Callup F-Sheldon Rempal…had 4-goals-8points-4 games in Ontario.

Ottawa..Lose 1st round pick Buddy Takachuck-torn ligament in leg-out 4-6 weeks

Toronto…Team reps fly to Switzerland to negotiate new deal with holdout F-William Nylander.
Islanders..Send C-Stephen Gionta to AHL
Boston..Sign FA-F-Jacob DeLaRose-ex Canadiens

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………(General)……

Eric Wynalda…former US soccer star-ESPN analyst…named GM of Las Vegas Lights..United Soccer League.

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