Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on November 1st, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…Released K-Michael Badgley despite (3-3) Field Goals and (7-7) PAT…was released because 11-of-his 13-kickoffs failed to reach the end zone.

San Diego State…Ryan Lindley leaves Aztecs staff as DB-coach-grad assistant to become RB-coach on Cleveland Browns.

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(Schedule)

Raiders-49ers…Thursday Night Football….Raiders (1-6)-Niners (1-7)….San Francisco may have to start 3rd string rookie QB-Nick Mullens in place of injured CJ Beathard.
..Raiders #26 in defense..allow (407YPG)…have just 7-sacks-6-takeawys
..Niners #26 on offense…18-turnovers..allowed 31-QB sacks

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(Roster Moves)

Bills..Sign FA-QB-Matt Barkley-ex Bears
Bills..Release CB-Dontae Johnson

Detroit..Sign FA-LB-Kelvin Sheppard-ex Giants-Bills
Detroit..Visit with LB-Jon Freeny-ex Colts

Jacksonville..Sign FA-QB-Landry Jones-ex Steelers

Miami..Sign FA-DT-Sylvester Williams-ex Broncos-Lions
Miami..Workout DE-Kendall Reyes-ex Chargers

Giants…Sign FA-OT-Jarmon Brown-ex Rams

Saints…Workout DE-Robert Ayers-ex Titans..DE-Tank Carradine-ex Raiders
49ers..Release WR-Vic Bolden..DB-Greg Mabin
Tampa Bay..Release LB-Kevin Minter
Houston..Release WR-Bruce Ellington
Arizona..Workout OT-Derrick Newton-ex Carolina

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(Injuries)

Bills..IR-KR-Taiwan Jones
Bears..OT-Kyle Long-out 8W-fractured foot
Miami..IR-DT-Vince Taylor-foot
Patriots..IR-CB-Eric Rowe-groin
Saints..DE-Marcus Davenport-toe injury
Raiders..CB-Gareon Conley-foot injury in workouts

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(NFL)

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger-Coach Mike Tomlin being lauded…over 100-staff members-players and owner attended church service for Synagogue shooting victims.

Seattle…Mourn passing of 1st coach Jack Patera…(86)…made Seahawks a playoff contender with QB-Jim Zorn and WR-Steve Largent.

Alliance American Football…announces it will hold a QB-draft on November 25th for teams to choose rights to free agent QBs to invite to camp.

Kellen Winslow-Junior….does interview accusing women charging him with rape are ‘money grabbers’.

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(College Football)

USC…Athletic Director Lynn Swann gives vote of confidence to head coach Clay Helton-with (4-4) record.

Maryland…School President over rules Board of Regents-fires head coach DJ Durkin 18-hours after Board recommended he be reinstated from suspended status….President spent Wednesday meeting with University faculty-student government-and Governor-who demanded the decision be overturned…Astonishing turnaround..Coach DJ Durbin-Accused of running a ‘toxic culture’ in program.

Rutgers….LB-Izaia Bullock charged with 2-counts of attempted murder….Assistant coach turned him to police after hearing him talk of wanting to commit violent acts against ex-girlfriend.

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……..(Baseball)……..

Padres….Hire Rod Barajas as bench coach-had been manager at El Paso…..Hire Damion Easely as infielder coach-been rehab coach in Peoria…promote Johnny Washington to hitting coach….Manager Andy Green has fired 8-coaches on his staff over a 3-year period.

(Roster Moves)

Dodgers….USA-Today reporting team will add a 3rd guaranteed year onto contract P-Clayton Kershaw-he will not invoke opt-out clause in contract….Dodgers-Kershaw’s agent agree to extend midnite deadline till Friday to work thru the contract extension.

Washington..Sign FA-P-Trevor Rosenthal-ex Cardinals closer.

Yankees..delcline option on OF-Brett Gardner (12.5M)..but signs him to new (9.5M)
Pirates..decline option 2B-Josh Harrison (12.5M)…SS-Jung Ho-Kang-suspended last year.
Houston…decline option C-Brian McCann (14.5M)
Twins..decline option 3B-Yanger Solarte (5.8M)
Milwaukee..decline option P-Jordan Lyles (5M)

Milwaukee..pick up (3.7M) option of P-Jeremy Jeffress
Cubs…P-Brandon Kintzler invokes opt-in option to remain with team (5.1M)
Cubs..pick up option P-Jose Quintana (12M)
A’s..pick up option P-Fernando Rodney

Padres….Activate P-Dinelson Lamet..OF-Franchy Cordero from 60-day DL..added to 40-man roster…..Padres must decide on possible DFA-P-Clayton Richard and OF-Alex Dickerson-both on 60-day DL still. .

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(Teams)

Giants…Announce passing of legendary Hall of Fame 1B-Willy McCovey (80Y)-had been in failing health….hit 521-caree rhome runs.

Boston….Enormous World Series parade thru city to honor Red Sox.

Mets..Incoming GM-Brodie Van Wegener says club will not ‘rebuild’..but will ‘add on’…says not going to trade P-Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndegaard.

Texas…Interviews Derek Shelton-Twinx bench coach
Texas…will interview Chris Woodward-Dodgers…Ron Roenicke-ex Brewers manager

Twins..Fire coaches Eddie Guardado-Gene Glynn-Jeff Smith-Jeff Pickler.

Reds..Hire Derek Johnson-ex Brewers-as pitching coach
Arizona…Hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach-ex Brewers.

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……..(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-Chaminade….SDSU unveils 5-incoming freshman to join 2nd year starter Jalen McDaniels and 3-point shooters Maztt Mitchell…Jordan Shakel….Newcomers Ed Chang-Adam Seiko to be part of new group on court.

Minnesota…F-Jimmy Butler will sit out games…on road in continuing protest he’s not been traded.

Cavaliers…Tells coach Larry Drew he will not be given contract extension even while serving as interim coach.

Houston..Coach Mike D’Antonio-critical of team’s (1-5) start…’playing like crap’.

Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball criticized for playing poorly on offense..shooting just (28%) from floor..(.22%) form 3-point line.

Lakers…Team falls to 29th on defense…allowing (129PPG).

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(Scoreboard)

Lakers-W-Dallas…..Kyle Kuzma-Lonzo Ball hit 6-straight shots….LA shot 63% and jumped to 17-point lead at start of game.

Clippers-at-Philadelphia…Thursdsay night matchup.

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………..(Hockey)……….

Ducks-NY Rangers…Thursday game…Anaheim lost 6-in row.
Kings-Flyers…LA lost 6-of-7

Ducks…Roster shakeup..put F-Ben Street on waivers
Ducks..Send LW-Sam Steel…C-Joe Blandish to San Diego Gulls
Ducks..Callup C-Kalle Kosilla…RW-Kiefer Sherwood from San Diego

Penguins…Wear ‘Star of David’ logo on uniforms to salute ‘Synagogue’ shooting victims.

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…(General)…….

NASCAR….Jimmy Johnson lands new lead sponsor for ’48’ car….Ally Bank…replaces long relationship with Lowe’s-did not renew sponsorship agreement.

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