Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on August 6th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

………(FOOTBALL)……….

Chargers…Struggle to find consistency at LT-with loss of Russell Okung to blood clot….May give rookie LT-Trent Pipkins chance to play in preseason opener…move OG-Forrest Lamp out to LT to take some snaps since he played the position at Western Kentucky…Trent Scott struggled at LT in joint practices with Rams….Team wants to keep Sam Tavi at RT.

Chargers…Off day on Monday….Heavy practice on Tuesday-preparing for Thursday preseason opener with Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix.

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(Injuries)

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck has 3rd MRI on ailing calf-no tear-but stiffness….Luck has been plagued by calf issues since April OTAs.

Bills..OT-LaAdrian Waddle-torn quad-to miss year
Atlanta..OT-Kaleb McGary-heart oblation-could miss 8W
Raiders..WR-Antonio Brown misses 9th practice with foot issues
Seahawks…LB-Bobby Wagner has injection of lubricant into knee joint-will be out 3W
Seahawks…TE-Ed Dickson-knee scope-could be out till mid-September

Arizona…OT-Justin Pugh-injures shoulder in workouts
Seattle..WR-DK Metcalfe out of workouts-oblique injury]
Washington..WR-Josh Doctson-heel pain returns from Achillies issue
Tampa Bay..LB-Lavonte David-knee scope-out 3W
49ers..LB-Dee Ford leaves workouts-knee inflammation
Miami..IR-LB-Mike Hull-knee issues
Colts…DE-Jabal Sheard-knee scope-out 4W
Steelers..Activate LB-TJ Watt from PUP

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(Roster Moves)

Colts..Sign FA-RB-D’Ontra Foreman-ex Houston Texans

Jets-Baltimore…NY trades OG-Alex Lewis to Ravens
Bills..Workout OT-Sam Young-ex Miami
Carolina..Sign FA-CB-Ryan Pulley-ex Arizona
Denver..Sign FA-DT-Deyon Siezer-ex Colorado St-Pueblo star
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Gimel President-ex Titans
Giants..Sign-FA-LB-Jay Alfieri-ex Eagles
Jets..Sign FA-S-Godwin Igwebuikek-ex Eagles…
Jets..FA-TE-Nick Truesdell-ex AAF-Salt Lake City

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(Teams)

Giants..WR-Golden Tate to appeal 4G-suspension for positive drug test from taking a fertility supplement….had informed Giants day after taking pill he may have made a mistake…months before he took NFL drug test in off season.

Giants..Move rookie DT-Dexter Lawrence to DE-at 340lbs.

Seattle..Move LB-Barkevious Mingo back to DE.

Miami..QB-Josh Rosen-consistency in practice-moves 1st unit-sharing equal snaps with Ryan Fitzpatrick

Denver…Coach Vic Fangio upset at sideline fight between veteran WR-Emmanuel Sanders and WR-Courtland Sutton….Sanders critical of rookie WRs lack of focus.

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton will play in 1st preseason game-debut new throwing motion

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones confirms he is restructuring 7-players contracts in hopes of clearing cap space for extensions for Ezekiel Elliott-Dak Prescott-Amari Cooper.

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says he is in favor of NFL reinstating DE-Randy Gregory from year long drug suspension….’has done everything right in off season rehab-we can help him’.

Cleveland…Angry head coach Freddie Kitchens response to criticism from OL coach Bob Wylie that offensive staff did all the heavy lifting last year to salvage the season and that Gregg Williams deserved to get head coaching job-not Kitchens….Wylie not given contract extension…Kitchens says Wylie kept talking about retirement last year.

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians praises QB-Jameis Winston…’lightbulb has gone one-realizes he doesn’t need to be Superman every play’

Washington…QB-Dwayne Haskins dropped to 3rd on depth chart for first preseason game.

Raiders…Sign Allegiant Airlines as title sponsor for new Las Vegas NFL Stadium.

Hall of Fame…TV ratings for Thursday NFL game in Canton down 21% from last year….had 5M-viewers but only (4.1) rating.

Hall of Fame….NFL writers critical of rules for voting on the Centennial Class for 2020 enshrinement….Rule says all 15-up for nomination have to be voted in, or else entire group is ruled out….Writers want chance to vote on each entrant individually….

Don Banks…Longtime NFL columnist being honored for dedication to craft….Passed away in hotel room in his sleep in Canton on Sunday after covering Hall of Fame ceremonies.

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(College)

Oklahoma…Under fire for reinstating RB-Kennedy Brooks to roster…Ex-Girlfirend criticizes University and its Title IX-investigators…says he was abused for 16-month relationship-went to university for help-but school did nothing……says Oklahoma not interested in ‘protecting its female students-but rather protecting football players’.

Washington..Coach Chris Peterson says he is against playing PAC-12 games at 9am to league can be on early East Coast TV window.

Nevada…Lose QB-Cristan Solano-hand surgery-could be out 6W.
TCU-Lose P-Cole Bunce-surgery-injuries-hit while on electric scooter
Oregon State..Lands LB-Ky Fisher-transfer Arkansas
Houston..lands Alabama 5-star LB-Eyabi Anoma as transfer

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……….(BASEBALL)………….

Padres….P-Kirby Yates says he was angry at himself for making bad pitches in ugly Sunday loss to Dodgers….Admits he had communication issues with C-Francisco Mejia during game over pitch calls..Mejia used up all visits to mound dealing with pitchers…Manager Andy Green says Mejia is going thru a learning curve.

Padres…Off day Monday

Padres-Mariners…Tuesday matchup Dinelson Lamet (0-2)-5.09-vs-Wade LeBlanc (6-4)….Padres lost 15-of-21…now (51-60) on season…Mariners (47-67)…Seattle had (13-2) start-since then (34-65).

Padres….P-Garrett Richards makes 2nd rehab start at Lake Elsinore.

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Dodgers-W-Cardinals….LA led (8-0) at Press Time…Cody Bellinger 3R-HR….Joc Pederson HR…LA (75-40)….won 11-of-16….(44-15) at home….Cardinals won 11-of-18

LA-St Louis…Tuesday pitchers…Clayton Kershaw (10-2)-vs-Miles Mikolas (7-11)

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Angels-L-Reds (7-4)….Cincinnati scores 5R in 1st…Luis Castillo 13-strikeouts in win……Halos lost 9-of-11…..Reds won 7-of-10.

Angels-Cincinnati…Tuesday pitchers..Jose Suarez (2-2)-vs-Anthony DeScalfani (6-6).

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(Scoreboard)

Mets-W-Miami…1st game..Jeff McNeill HR on 1st pitch of game in (6-2) win
Mets-Miami…2nd game…Peter Alonso-Mike Conforto-JD Davis all HR in 7th inning….NY won 17-of-22…Marlins (42-69)

Brewers-W-Pirates…Chris Yelich (4-5) with 2-solo HRs….Pittsburgh in (1-14) skid

Yankees-W-Orioles..Mark Tauschman solo HR-2R-HR…Yankees hit 5-HRs…..NY (73-39)…Baltimore (38-73)

White Sox-W-Detroit….Sox 13-hits…Tigers (32-76)….Chicago (49-61)

Royals-L-Red Sox..Sam Travis 2R-HR…..Boston had lost 8-in row….Royals (40-74)

Indians-L-Texas…Mike Minor 7-innings-shutout ball..7-strikeouts…Tribe on (22-8) hot streak…

Toronto-W-Tampa Bay….Bo Bichette HR…Rays won 8-of-10….Jays (46-59)

Cubs-W-A’s…Javy Baez HR-2R-HR..Nick Costellanos HR-RBI double..Oakland won 14-of-22…Cubs (7-7) struggle

Atlanta-L-Minnesota…Miguel Sano pinch hit 2R-HR…Twins (70-42)…Braves (66-48)

Phillies-W-Arizona…Scott Kingery HR…Philadelphia (11-6)…D-Backs (6-9) stretch

Giants-Washington..Nats led. (3-0)…Matt Adams RBI double…San Francisco (19-9) streak….Nationals lost 7-of-10

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(Injuries)

Yankees..Exam-3B-Gleyber Torres for sports hernia
Yankees..DL-1B-Edwin Encarnarcion-fractured writs
Yankees..DL-1B-Luke Voit-sports hernia
Yankees..DL-OF-Aaron Hicks-forearm strain

Cubs..DL-P-Craig Kimberly-knee swelling
Cubs..DL-C-Will Contreras-hamstring-out 4W

Milwaukee..DL-P-Zach Davies-back
Mets..DL-2B-Robbie Cano-hamstring
Tampa Bay..DL-P-HYonny Chirinos-finger injjury
Miami..DL-2B-Neil Walker-sprained finger
Miami..DL-OF-Cesar Puello-hip

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(Roster)

Reds..Sign FA-P-Kevin Gausman-ex Braves-Orioles
Reds..Sign FA-P-Tim Collins-ex Cubs
Giants..Sign FA-P-Carlos Torres-ex Twins
Giants..Sign FA-P-Ryan Dull-ex A’s
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Asdrubal Cabrera-ex Texas
Washington..Sign FA-2B-TJ Rivera-ex Mets

Arizona..DFA-P-Zack Godley..had (6.39-ERA)

Arizona..Option 3B-Yasmani Tomas back to AAA-Reno
Arizona..Option P-Taylor Clarke to AAA

Miami..Callup OF-Isan Diaz-hitting (.305-26HR) AAA
Miami..Callup OF-Lewis Brinson
Arizona..Callup P-Robbie Scott from AAA

Toronto..Release 2B-Alex Henson.

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(MLB)

Announce Wildcard play in games….National League wildcard game will be Tuesday-October 1st….American League wildcard game will be Wednesday-October 2nd.

Detroit…Report Tigers last year turned down trade offers from Cubs-Houston…Both wanted P-Michael Fulmer…Tigers rejected offer of 3B-Alex Bregman and Cubs SS-Javy Baez.

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……….(BASKETBALL)…………..

Clippers….Blake Griffin-Detroit Pistons…looks back on stay in LA…’we accomplished nothing’

Orlando…F-Jerian Grant-signs to play in China.

Atlanta…Sign FA-F-Vince Carter-age 42.

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………….(HOCKEY)…………..

Tampa Bay….sign FA-D-Kevin Shattenkirk-ex Rangers

Vancouver…F-Brock Boeser-still unsigned restricted free agent-asks for 7M-a year contract…..Canucks have only 8M-cap space

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………….(GENERAL)………….

The Athletic….Sports website…hires 40-name European soccer writers to cover English Premier League and other top leagues.

MLS….Troubled expansion team FC-Cincinnati…hires Dutch coach Ron Jans to take over struggling team…3rd coach tis season.

Wayne Rooney….Meets with Derby County to discuss player-coach job…would leave MLS-DC United.

Tottenham Hot Spur…Lose F-Dele All with significant hamstring injury-will not start the season.

Manchester City…F-Leroy Sane-suffers calf injury….could kill 111M-transfer deal about to sign with Bayern Munich….negotiated over the weekend.

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