Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on December 28th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(Football)……….

Holiday Bowl…..Washington State-L-Minnesota (17-12)…Golden Gophers defense chokes off WSU quarterback Luke Falk in dominant performance to get the win…Falk held to (265Y) passing, much of it late in the game, just 1-TD pass…Minnesota defense made him hold the ball, chased him ouf of the pocket, picked off a pass, and disrupted his rythm….Cougars were averaging (497YPG) coming in…Shannon Brooks caught a deflected pass in the end zone for a key Minnesota TD…Mitch Leidner threw for just (129P) for Gophers in win…Tremendous turnout, 48, 704-for Game…

Dallas Bowl..Army-W-North Texas…Black Knights ran for (480Y) in win..QB-Ahmad Bradshaw (129R) in Cadet victory.

Military Bowl…Wake Forest-W-Temple..QB-John Wofford threw (183P)-3TD in Demon Deacons win…Wake held off furious 4th quarter rally.

Cactus Bowl…Boise State-L-Baylor…WR-KD Cannon catches 30-and-68Y TD passes in first half..Bears jump out to early (21-3) lead….coast to (34-12) blowout win…QB-Zach Smith (356P-3TD)…..Cannon (14-Rec-226Y) in victory.

(Schedule)

Texas Bowl…Kansas State-vs-Texas A&M
Foster Farms Bowl…Utah-vs-Indiana
Russell Athletic Bowl…Miami-West Virginia
Pinstripe Bowl…Pitt-vs-Northwestern

Washington State..QB-Luke Falk says he will bypass draft-return to school.

U-Conn…Fire Bob Diaco as coach..was (11-26) with Huskies

(NFL)

Chargers…Activate RB-Andre Williams from Developmental squad..ex-NY Giants…replaces Ken Farrow on IR.

Buffalo…Fire Rex Ryan and brother Rob Ryan…was (15-16) in two years-did not make playoffs…(61-66) in his career.

Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis says he is not retiring and will not exit coaching job to move into front office position.

Raiders…say QB-Derek Carr underwent successful surgery for broken ankle..will face 8-weeks of rehab-should be ready for OTA’s.

(Injuries)

Tampa Bay..IR-TE-Cam Brate-back injury
Carolina..IR-S-Tre Boston-knee..DE-Ryan Delaire-knee

(Roster)

Browns..Release OG-Johnathon Cooper-former 1st round pick

Bills..demote QB-Tyrod Taylor…EJ Manuel will start Sunday
Houston..Vote of confidence-QB-Tom Savage will start
Denver..QB-Paxton Lynch will start Sunda in place Trevor Siemien.
Jets..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in place of injured Bryce Petty.

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…………..(Baseball)……………..

MLB Free Agent…..Top unsigned free agents include:

Mark Trumbo..Jose Baustista…Matt Wieters…Michael Saunders…Mike Napoli….Brando Moss…Chris Carter…Pedro Alvarez.

Jason Hammell…Greg Holland…Tyson Ross…Travis Wood…Neftali Feliz.
Ross Ohlendorf….Veteran FA-P-signs to pitch for Yakult Swallows in 2017

Texas…Former-P-John Barefield-shot and killed in Little Rock over the weekend.

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…………………(Basketball)…………………

Lakers-L-Utah..(102-101)..Gorday Hayward (31P-9R)..in win…Jazz hit 3-point shot with (:21) left for win…Juluis Randle (25P-12R) in loss…Lakers lost 13-of-15….

Clippers-at-New Orleans…LA without 3-starters with injuries…JJ Redick latest out with hamstring…Chris Paul-hamstring…Blake Giffin-knee scope…..

Miami…Lose F-Josh McRoberts-stress fracture of foot…3rd time injury

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……………(Hockey)………………

Gulls-L-Ontario Reign (2-1) in OT…Gulls lose despite (39-28) shot advantage.

Ducks-L-San Jose (2-1) in OT..Brent Burns scores in OT for Sharks..Martin Jones (34-saves) for San Jose

LA Kings-at-Vancouver…Wednesday night matchup.

Penguins..Give Coach Mike Sullivan-3 year extension
Buffalo…Surgery Ryan O’Reilly…appendectomy.

Kings..John Wolf-longtime NHL exec-passes away cancer

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…………..(General)………….

Swansea…..EPL soccer team firee newly hired coach Bob Bradley-former coach US-team….Terminated after he had won just 2-of-11 games since he took over.

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