Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 26th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Football)……

Chargers…Return to practice field on Wednesday…RB-Austin Ekeler cleared to practice and play coming off neck injury

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(Scoreboard)

Raiders-W-Broncos (27-14)….Dwayne Harris 99Y-Punt Return TD…RB-Doug Martin (108R-TD)….Raiders (4-11)….Broncos have now lost to Raiders-Browns-49ers last 3-weeks…dropping to (6-9) on season.

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(NFL)

Raiders….Report NFL owners considering plan to have Raiders play 4-West Coast home games next year-possibly at ATT-Park…and play 4-games in a row in London, if team decides it will not play in Oakland Coliseum next season because of city of Oakland lawsuit.

NFL…12-teams still in playoff hunt for 1st place, wildcard slots, byes in opening round heading to final week of season.

NFL Draft….heading to final weekend of season…1-Arizona..2-49ers…3-Jets..4-Raiders..5-Lions.

Matt Millen…Former star LB-Broadcaster in stable condition after having heart transplant surgery in Newark, New Jersey-had been hospitalized for over 2-months waiting for correct match-donor.

NBC…Reports that Ravens coach John Harbaugh will become a free agent in 2020 and will not sign an extension.

Denver…Coach Vance Joseph (11-20) could be fired on Sunday night.

Carolina..Coach Ron Rivera cold be removed on weekend-has lost 7-in a row.

Jets..Coach Todd Bowles likely out after next weekend.

Jets..Deny they have made overtures to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jets..Coach Todd Bowles faces fine for comment…’we had to play two games..one against Packers-the other against the refs’ following weekend loss.

Miami..Deny they called Michigan for permission to talk to Jim Harbaugh.

Arizona..Ownership likely to fire coach Steve Wilkes after 1-year on job.

Seattle..coach Pete Carroll signs extension thru 2021 season.

Seattle..coach Pete Carroll to play starters in meaningless final regular season game-does not want to lose momentum.

Pittsburgh…NFL says 2-pass interference calls on CB-Joe Haden should not have been whistled…led to costly TDs in Steelers loss in New Orleans.

Patriots…Sources report New England had accountability coach working-living with WR-Josh Gordon each day..but that WR-comitted violation of aftercare program on bye week-gone from team.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-S-DJ Swearingen-released by Redskins.
Titans..Sign FA-QB-Austin Davis
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Chris Landrum-ex Chargers
Raiders..Release DE-Demontrae Moore
Giants..Workout FA-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-CFL-Calgary
Redskins..Workout FA-OT-Cyrus Kouandijo-ex Bills..Isaiah Battle-ex Rams.

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(Injuries)

Broncos..MRI-RB-Philip Lindsey-wrist-thumb-may have fracture and ligament damage
Packers..IR-DE-Kenny Clark-elbow injury
Bears..MRI-QB-Taylor Heinike-elbow
Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect suffers 2nd concussion in 4-weeks
Cowboys..Activate WR-Tavon Austin from IR
Cowboys..Activate CB-CJ Goodwin from IR
Houston..WR-Demaryius Thomas-surgery-ruptured Achilles
Raiders..IR-S-Daryl Worley-shoulder
Eagles..Activate WR-Mike Wallace from IR
49ers..WR-Dante Pettis-out sprained knee
Titans..QB-Marcus Mariota-treated for neck stinger
Titans..DT-Jurrell Casey to miss final game of year-sprained knee.

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(College Football)

Bowl Games-Wednesday
..Dallas Bowl..Boise State-Boston College
..Detroit Bowl..Georgia Tech-Minnesota
..Cheese It Bowl..Cal-TCU.

Notre Dame..QB-Brendan Winbush-transferring from school
Clemson..Suspend star DE-Dexter Lawrence-failed PED test

Ohio State..Says departing coach Urban Meyer will become Assistant AD with Buckeyes.

LSU..Police say RB-=Clyde Helaire shot-killed man in self defense while being robbed.

Wake Forest..Leading WR-Greg Dortch-filing for NFL draft..had (142R) in two years with Deacons.

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………(Basketball)……

Lakers-W-Golden State (127-101)….Lakers lose G-LeBron James with groin injury…blow 19-point lead…Warriors rally to within 2-points…Lakers blow game open with C-Ivan Zubac (18P-11R) and G-Rajon Rondo (15P-8A)…rebuilt lead to 31-points in 4th quarter…..Warriors had foul problems with Steph Curry-Draymond Green….Lakers snap 11-game losing streak on Warriors floor with wild win…..Christmas Day game…

Clippers-Sacramento…Wednesday night matchup

Lakers..G-LeBron James will not be fined for making social media comment about taking “Jewish Money” in his career.

Lakers..F-Michael Beasley leaves team-death of mother in long cancer fight.

Houston..Sign FA-G-Austin Rivers…had been traded to Washington..then Phoenix..then released by Suns.

Dallas..Report G-Dennis Smith-put on trading block.

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……(Baseball)……..

Cubs..Report Chicago has met with FA-OF-Bryce Harper and Agent Scott Boras.

Phillies-White Sox…Expect to hear decision from FA-SS-Manny Machado on possible signing between Christmas and New Years.

Bob Bailey…longtime Pirates-Expos-Dodgers outfielder-passes away (75)…played 17-years in majors.

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…….(Hockey)…….

San Jose…D-Erik Karlsson suspended 2-games for head hit vs Kings

NHL…Off week for NHL teams with Christmas byes.
..Ducks-at-San Jose on Thursday
..Kings-Arizona Coyotes on Thursday
..Gulls-Bakersfield on Thursday

World Junior Hockey Championships start on Wednesday
..Team USA-vs-Slovakia in Victoria, BC
..Team Canada-vs-Denmark in Vancouver, BC.

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……(General)……..

MLS…Atlanta United-hire Frank deBoer as head coach….won 4-titles in Europe with Ajax in Netherlands.

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