Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 25th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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(World Series)

Red Sox-W-Dodgers (4-2)…JD Martinez 2R-single with bases loaded triggers 2-out rally give Boston lead in 5th inning….Hyun Jin-Ryu retired first two outs in 5th…then 5-straight batters reached base….Ryon Madsen gave up bases loaded walk then Martinez 2R-single…Boston starter David Price (6inn-2R) in second straight strong start…Matt Kemp Sac Fly…Yasiel Puig RBI single gave Dodgers early lead….Boston leads (2-0) heading to Los Angeles…

Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts second guessed for leaving 89-home runs on the bench…did not start left-handed hitting Cody Bellinger-Joc Pederson-Max Muncy-top home run hitters against the left hander Price.

Fox TV Ratings…Game 1-World Series has 17Rating-viewed by 13.8M fans…down 8% from last year…lowest 1st game since 2014….Fox did beat ABC-NCC-CBS in evening ratings though.

Dodgers-Red Sox….Off day-Thursday…resume Friday with Walker Beuhler-vs-Ric Porcello likely starters.

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(MLB)

Giants..Hank Greenwald passes away-longtime San Francisco Giants radio voice…was (83)

Texas..Interview Eric Chavez-Angels for vacant managerial job.
Phillies..Hire Josh Bonifay as farm director-had been with Houston

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…..(Football)…………..

Chargers…believe DE-Joey Bosa could be cleared to workout with team next week….has had multiple foot injuries dating to August….currently on PUP list…would be activated and have 3-weeks to practice before going on active roster.

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(Schedule)

Miami-Houston…Thursday Night Football….Dolphins will start Brock Osweiler at QB for 3rd straight week with shoulder injury to QB-Ryan Tannehill.

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(Roster Moves)\

Denver…Release QB-Chad Kelly after arrest for drunken trespassing incident after team party on Monday…also implicated in 2-fights at hotel where team party was being held…..Broncos move journeyman QB-Kevcin Hogan to backup QB.

Giants-Lions…Trade..NY deals DT-Damon Harrison to Lions for late round draft pick.

Giants..Housecleaning could continue…shopping CB-Janoris Jenkins…after releasing OT-Erek Flowers…trade CB-Eli Apple. .

Raiders..Report lockeroom split apart over trade of WR-Amari Cooper…Players told reporters Jon Grduen had told them Cooper would not be dealt-then was moved 24-hours later….Players now say ‘apparent we are playing for draft picks-not wins’.

Dallas…Newly acquired WR-Amari Cooper goes thru first workout with Cowboys after Raiders trade…’let’s win’….he told Dak Prescott-Zeke Elliott….Prescott told reporters…”he’s not our magic pill”

Arizona..Owner Michael Bidwill meets with CB-Patrick Peterson to discuss trade rumors….’Clear Air’ session over Cardinals ‘committment to win’. .

Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis refused to talk about struggling LB-Vontaze Burfect-poor play-penalties-fines-sideline euprtions…’not playing well right now coming off his 4-game suspension’.

Atlanta…Sign FA-OG-Rees Odihiambo-ex Colts
Atlanta…Release OG-Zac Kerin
Jets..workout FA-WR-Brice Butler-ex Cowboys
Saints..Sign FA-OG-Chaz Green-ex Cowboys

Raiders..Activate DT-Eddie Vanderhose from PUP-list.
Raiders..Activate OG-Denver Kirkland from taxi squad
Vikings..Activate DT-Eversokn Griffin from non football illness list
Colts..Activate CB-Tyquan Lewis from practice squad
Seattle…Activate DE-Dion Jordan from PUP…TE-Ed Dickson from PUP….LB-KJ Wright-coming off injuries
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(Injuries)

Atlanta..IR-OG-Brandon Fusco-broken hand
Dallas..IR-CB-CJ Goodwin-broken arm
Saints..IR-DT-Jay Bromley-bicep
Giants..IR-LB-Ray Armstrong-concussion
Jets..RB-Bilal Powell needs neck surgery-could be career ending.

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(NFL)

New England..Rod Rust-former Patriots head coach passes away at (90Y)…longtime Def Coor with Pats-Chiefs-Steelers-Lions.

ESPN…Mounting criticism over broadcast Monday Night Football…too much time Joe Tessitore-Jason Witten-Booger McFarland talking among themselvges-not covering game itself….Criticism ESPN made the telecast about the broadcasters and not the game….Sports Illustrated called the telecast ‘unwatchable’.

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(College Football)

Boise State…meets with QB-Devon Modster about possible transfer in from UCLA.

Oregon State..lose QB-Conor Blount-concussion

Ohio State…Former assistant coach Zach Smith given 1-year probation and 3-year court order-protection from domestic abuse case involving his wife.

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……….(Basketball)……………

Lakers-W-Phoenix…Bblowout win over Suns….score 76-points in first half…Lance Stephenson hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench…Shot 55% in first half….had 22-point lead….first win of year….Lakers now (1-3)…

Lakers..Coach Luke Walton fined 15,000 by NBA for rip job on officials on Monday night. after loss to Spurs.
Washington…NBA fines F-Markieff Morris 15,000-for reaching from bench to grab Steph Curry of Warriors during game.

Lakers-Denver….LA hosts Nuggets on Thursday night game.

Houston…loses at home…now (1-3)
Cavs…lose..now (0-4) spot LeBron James
NY Knicks…lose…now (1-4)

Dallas-Minnesota…Mavericks enter trade talks with T-Wolves about deal for F-Jimmy Butler.

Detroit…salutes F-Blake Griffin…scored 50P-vs-76ers.

New Orleans…Former Commissioner David Stern says he blocked trade of Chris Paul from New Orleans to Lakers because GM-Del Demps was not getting fair value…did allow a 4-for-1 trade with Clippers to go thru….Stern called Demps ‘worst GM’ in league…
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……….(Hockey)………….

Kings-at-Minnesota…LA lost 5-games in a row-scored just 7-goals in that span.

Ducks-at-Dallas…Anaheim losing streak at 3-straight.

Boston…Lose D-Urho Vaakanainen with concussion
Flyers..Send G-Michal Nuevirth to AHL for conditioilning-been out since preseason with injuries.

San Diego Gulls…play back to back home games..Friday-Stockton…Saturday-Tucson.

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