Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

Posted by on October 10th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Astros-W-Red Sox (5-4)…Houston moves to ALCS with come from behind win..Andrew Benetendi had given Boston lead with 2R-HR…then Alex Bregman tied for Houston with 8th inning HR…Josh Roddick RBI-single in 8th gave lead..Carlos Beltran 2R-double in 9th proved to be game winner…Red Sox rookie Raf Devers hit inside park HR in 9th to make it close…Both starters knocked out early….Chris Sale0-Boston ace-came out of bullpen to throw 4-innings of relief….Justin Verlander came out of Astros bullpen to try and keep game in check….Astros could get 4-days off to re-set pithing staff before series begins.

Cubs-W-Washington (2-1)…Anthony Rizzo drops Texas League fly ball into short center in 8th inning to drive home winning run…Cubs take (2-1) lead in series..Cubs survived Kyle Schwarber 3-base fly ball error that gave Nats lead…Washington top of lineup…Treu Turner..Bryce Harper..Anthony Rendon (3-34) in series…Nats ace Max Scherzer threw 7-innings of 1-hit ball.

Indians-L-Yankees. (7-3)…Gary Sanchez solo HR…Aaron Judge 2R-double….P-Luis Severino 9K in 7-innings…New York jumps on Tribe starter Tevor Bauer (1.2inn-4R)…to tie series and force 5th and final game back in Cleveland. .

Dodgers-W-Arizona (3-1)…Cody Bellinger-Austin Barnes hit solo HRs off Zack Grienke….Bellinger makes diving catch into dugout…turns key double play…diving stop of ground ball to snuff out rallies….Bellinger finishes with 3-hpts….LA bullpen retired 10-in a row heading into 9th inning…. Yu Darvish throws 2-hitter….LA sweeps series..

(Schedule)

Cubs-Washington…Game 4…Jake Arrieta-vs-Tanner Roark….Nationals said they would not ask Stephen Strasburg to start on short rest.

(MLB)

Cubs…Sued by 60-year old fan-lost sight in eye-hit by foul ball in game in August….Cubs had decided not to extend netting down 1st-3rd base lines.

Mets..Purchase Syracuse Chiefs farmclub in AAA-International League…will takeover ownership for 2019…Washington Nationals will have to find new AAA-club….Mets had been in Las Vegas.

Phillies…interest in interviewing Red Sox coach Ruben Amarao.

Mets..want to interview Dodgers coach Bob Geren..Houston-Alex Cora
Mets..Interested in talking to Brad Ausmus-Tigets..Jim Hickey-Rays-coaching jobs.

Miami..Hire Gary Denbo-Yankees as VP Player Personnel

Twins…3Y-contract extension-manager Paul Molitor…took 93-loss team to wildcard game.

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……….(Football)………..

Chargers…Win over Giants…but finished 5th in TV ratings in LA market for 2nd week in a row….

Chargers…Lose S-Dexter McCoil-tried to get thru waivers to put on developmental squad-claimed by San Francisco 49ers.

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(Scoreboard)

Vikings-W-Bears…Monday Night Football (20-17)…Harrison Smith interception deep in Bears territory sets up Kai Forbath game winning FG with (:11) left for win…Case Keenum (140P-TD) coming off bench…QB-Sam Bradford benchd at halftime-playing on bad knee (5-11) 36Y-4 sacks when pulled….Rookie Mitch Trubisky (12-25) 122 in first start…had interceptions-fumble-sack in up and down outing…Jacques McKinnon 58Y-TD run for Vikings

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(Injuries)

Houston..DE-JJ Watt-devastated by fractured leg-3rd major injury in 3-years.
Houston..LB-Whitney Mercilous-surgery coming-torn pectoral

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham-facing 12-months rehab-fractured ankle surgery
Giants..KR-Dwayne Harris-surgery fractured foot

Eagles..OT-Lane Johnson-concussion

Titans..QB-Marcus Mariota-out 2-4 more weeks-hamstring

Chiefs..WR-Chris Conley-surgery-torn achilles

Bills..TE-Charles Clay-out 4W-torn meniscus

(Roster Moves)

Tampa Bay…release K-Nick Folk-missed 7-field goals
Tampa Bay..sign FA-K-Patrick Murray
Tampa Bay..workout DE-Lamarr Houston-ex Bears-Raiders

Dallas..Sign FA-S-Dexter McCoil-ex Chargers
Vikings..Release RB-Stevan Ridley
Seattle..Workout OT-Brandon Albert-ex Miami-Chiefs
Giants..Promote WR-Travis Rudolph from developmental
Lions..Release DE-Armonty Bryant-coming off 4G-suspension
Rams..Activate WR-Mike Thomas-4G suspension
Raiders..DT-Darius Latam-suspended 4G-positive drug test

(NFL)

Miami…OL coach Chris Foerester quits after video goes viral showing him snorting cocaine….Miami Herald says he taped incident and it occurred in his Dophins office sometime between training camp and start of season…ex-girlfriend put the video out on social media.

NFL..Union chief DeMaurice Smith says players not disrespecting the flag-nor-country by kneeling during anthem….Takes ‘bravery-courage’ to express feelings-confront key issues’

Washington…Networks ask why VP-Mike Pence would spent 242,000-taxpayer money to fly to Indiana to see Colts game…and then planned to walkout-per Donald Trump instructions, when players knelt for anthem in a ‘pre-planned’ action.

YA Tittle…legendary 49ers-Giants QB-passes away (90) in Northern California…spent 17-years in NFL…MVP-twice…threw 7TD passes in 1-game.

Dallas..ESPN suspends female co-anchor Jemele Hill for tweeting Cowboys fans should boycott Jerry Jones sponsors if they don’t like his mandate all his players should stand for the anthem….2nd social media incident involving her in 2-weeks.

(Teams)

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens says roster shakeup coming at running back
Browns..No decision yet on starting QB-DeShone Kizer (11-Tovers-12 Sacks-49%)
Denver..WR-Demaryious Thomas..upset..0TD-5G
Miami..QB-Jay Cutler-struggle offense 3TD in 4G
Chiefs..CB-Marcus Peters will not be fined for sideline tantrums
Rams..WR-Sammy Watkins-upset 1-reception in last 2-games
Steelers..RB-Le’Veon Bell-upset-not running ball enough

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………(Basketball)………..

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says league seriously considering changing playoffs in postseason..do away with East-vs-West…instead seed teams 1-thru-16…but NBA would have to change schedule also since it is not a balanced schedule…concern too about opening round cross country trips in seeding teams.

Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball struggling with side-to-side movement in practice because or sprained ankle..might be held out of rest of preseason schedule

Lakers-Utah….Preseason game on Tuesday….Lakers are (1-3) in preseason.

Pelicans..Lose G-Rajon Rondo for 4-weeks with sports hernia

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…………(Hockey)…………

San Diego Gulls….G-Dustin Tokarski traded to Flyers…spent parts of 2-seasons with Gulls.

San Diego Gulls..Acquire G-Leland Irving-former 1st round pick Calgary Flames…has (2.53GAA) in AHL..had been in Flyers organization.

Ducks-L-Calgary (2-0)…Flames goalie Mike Smith 43-saves….Calgary kills off 6-Ducks power plays…Flames snap 29-game losing streak in Anaheim….had not won there since 2004….Monday night matchup

Las Vegas….Golden Knights home opener…after winning first two road games…Knights face Arizona Coyotes

Arizona..Send 1st round pick Dylan Strome to Tucson-AHL..had (315P) in OHL career.
Rangers..Acquire F-Adam Cracknee from Dallas Stars.

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………..(General)………….

World Cup Soccer…Team USA can clinch playoff spot with win in Trinidad this afternoon…Heavy rains and flooding prevented teams from Monday workouts.

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