Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on December 8th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Announce Coach Anthony Lynn will finish the season as head coach and then be evaluated…Bolts (3-9) this year…Lynn is (8-21) dating back to end of 2018-season.

Chargers…NFL sources say if Lynn is removed at end of season team will take a look at longtime Colts head coach Chuck Pagano….Source says team might have interest in Bill Cowher if he wishes to return to NFL.

Chargers..Team is (80-92) since 2010 season…3rd stretch of bad losing years under Dean Spanos led regime….Source says Chargers were (43-85) starting in 1996-thru-2003.
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(Scoreboard)

Steelers-L-Redskins (23-17)…Steelers fall from ranks of unbeatens….Alex Smith rallies Washington from (14-0) deficit (298P-TD)….Dustin Hopkins kicks (2) 45Y-field goals in final 2-minutes….Washington defensive front harasses Ben Roethlisberger all day…Ben (305P-2TD-Int)…Roethlisberger threw 4th quarter interception…Steelers failed twice on 4th down plays in 2nd half of game…Pittsburgh just (6-15) on 3rd downs…Steelers now (11-1)…Monday Football

Buffalo-W-49ers….Bills led (34-17) at Ptess Time in 4th quarter…QB-Josh Allen (364P-4TD)…WR-Cole Beasley (8R-119Y) into final quarter…Bills go to (9-3) if they win…Monday Night Football

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(NFL)

NY Jets..Fire Def Coord-Gregg Williams after blown blitz call leads to Raiders 46Y-TD with (:05) left in game…Jets (0-12)

NY Jets..Source says legendary Steelers coach Bill Cowher may have interest in coming out of retirement to coach Jets if Adam Gase is let go end of season.

Carolina Panthers..Close facility on Monday…8-players have Positive Covid tests.

NFL-Union….League says salary cap for 2021 could drop from 198M-to-175M for next season because of lost revenues during pandemic.

Saints..Surprise stat…Team is (8-0) last two years without Drew Brees in lineup.

Eagles..Expected to name Jalen Hurts starting QB…Carson Wentz pulled on Sunday….Wentz (16TD-15Int-10Fum-50-sacks-57%-QBR 72.3)

Eagles..Expel OG-Jamon Brown from team hotel..Release him after disciplinary issues

Seattle..QB-Russell Wilson struggling…(2-3) last 5-games..(6TD-5Int-3Fum-10 sacks)

Bengals..S-Shaun Williams-1G suspension for personal foul stomping incident vs Titans
Titans..DE-Teair Tart-1G suspension for blow to head

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(Roster Moves)

Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Trevor Williams-ex Chargers
Browns..Sign FA-WR-Marvin Hall-ex Lions

(Injuries)

Carolina…Put 8-players on Covid list..including WR-DJ Moore..WR-Curtis Samuel…LB-Shaq Thompson.

Colts..OT-LeRaven Clark-torn Achilles
Vikings..LB-Eric Kendricks-calf injury
Raiders..CB-Damon Arnette-concussion
Jets..RB-Frank Gore-concussion
Saints..CB-Patrick Robinson-leg injury..S-Ricardo Allison-concussion
Cowboys..OG-Zach Martin to miss season-torn calf
Washington..RB-Antonio Gibson-turf toe
Lions..OT-Tyrell Crosby-ankle..CB-Mike Ford-ankle
Houston..TE-Pharow Brown-concussion
Miami..OG-Erek Flowers-ankle..LB-Elander Roberts-chest
Bengals..OT-Jonah Williams-knee
Browns..LB-Mack Wilson-hamstring
Eagles..OG-Jason Peters-foot..CB-Darius Slay-knee
Packers..RB-Tyler Ervin-ankle..DT-Billy Wynn-tricep.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Likely to miss bowl game invite this season.

LA Bowl..Cancels debut of December game…was supposed to host Mountain West Champion-vs-Pac 12 team…Becomes 11th bowl to suspend operations this season.

Texas…Legendary coach Fred Akers passes away (82Y)…Was (86-31-2) with Longhorns over 10-year span after replacing Darrell Royal….also head coach at Purdue.

Ohio State..tabbed as 30-point favorite over Michigan on Sunday

South Carolina..Hires Shane Beamer-ex Oklahoma Off Coord-as Gamecocks head coach.

Louisiana-Monroe..Fires Matt Viator (0-10) season
South Alabama..Fires Steve Campbell..was (9-26)

Urban Meyer rebuffs possible talks with Texas..will stay retired.

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…………..(Baseball)………….

Padres…Expected to make FA-big to Japanese P-Tomo Sugano-Yomiuri Giants…Career record (101-50)…had (1.97-ERA) last year….Yomiuri posted him for bids on Monday…Teams have 30-day window to make offer.

Angels-Reds…Trade…Halos acquire relief ace Raisel Iglesias from Cincinnati for P-Noe Ramirez and a minor leaguer…Iglesias (3.15-ERA) in career with 106-saves…has 1Y to go on his 9M-contract.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Jake Faria..former Tampa Bay-Milwaukee prospect

Dodgers..Mourn passing longtime scout Lon Joyce….signed Corey Seager-Jonathon Broxton-Chad Billinglsey among others.

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(MLB Notes)

MLB…Tells Union that 2021 season will progress without likely “DH” in National League….MLB willing to have DH but demand Union accept terms of expanded playoffs….Union wants bigger payday for adding more wildcard teams.

MLB…Winter Baseball meetings were to begin on Monday-cancelled…but Rule 5-draft will be held on Thursday

Marlins…Hire Keith Johnson-1st base coach-was AAA-manager…replaces fired Billy Hatcher.

Phillies-White Sox..Legendary slugger Richie Allen passes away (78Y)…had 319-home runs in 10-year span (1964-74)…is considered for Hall of Fame candidacy…Career stats (.293-351HRs)

Philadelphia..Longtime sports writer John Smallwood-Daily News-passes away (55Y) illness.

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(Roster Moves)

Reds..Sign FA-OF-Dwight Smith-ex Orioles
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Robert Dugger-ex Miami
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Ian Hamilton-ex Seattle
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Walker Lockett-ex Seattle
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Anthony Castro-ex Tigers
Washington..Sign FA-P-Rog Armenteros-ex Arizona
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Ashton Goudreau-ex Rockies.

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……………(Basketball)…………………

Lakers…Send 3-players with non-guaranteed contracts home from camp to limit any possible exposure to virus.

Clippers…G-Patrick Beverly says team is ‘angry’ about last season’s failures in playoffs…

Doc Rivers…ex Clippers coach responding to heavy criticism from Paul George that team last year never improved because of coaching….”Everyone should take ownership what has happened”

Oklahoma City..2-players test positive for virus…F-Trevor Ariza yet to report.

Minnesota…3-Timberwolves players quarantined after positive tests
Minnesota..Hire longtime coach Rudy Tomjanovich as consultant
Sacramento..2-Kings players test positive for virus
Portland..Close facility for deep cleaning after 3-staffers test positive
Toronto..3-staff members test positive leading to quarantine in Tampa.
76ers..Top draft pick Tyreese Maxey tests positive for virus
Warriors..Draymond Green-James Wiseman miss opening workouts-possible covid issue
Houston..AWOL G-James Harden says he will report to camp this week

NBA..Wall Street Journal reports league gives 30M-TV contract advance to each team to help with liquidity to start the season.

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(College Basketball)

Aztecs…Climb into ranking for first time this season…SDSU (4-0) is ranked 24th in polls….Aztecs play at Arizona State on Thursday

AP Poll….1-Gonzaga…2-Baylor…3-Iowa

U-Conn…Shuts down workouts this week…3-positive tests in Huskies program.

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………………(Hockey)……………….

Winnipeg Jets…club says it will not trade unhappy F-Patrick Laine…embroiled in year long personality issues with coaches

Tampa Bay…Hire longtime defenseman Rob Zettler as assistant coach.

ECHL…3-more teams suspend operation for season…Cincinnati-Kalamazoo-Idaho opt out this season…Brings to 11-of-26 teams who will not play this winter.

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……….(General)………..

Tennis…Dennis Ralston passes away (78Y)…1960s-70 star…Was 6-Time Grand Slam doubles champion…played at USC.

English Premier League..Monday scores
..Brighton-L-Southampton..Danny Ings scores on penalty shot (82′) for Southampton win

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