Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on October 2nd, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(BASEBALL)…………

Padres…Owner Ron Fowler-Team Meeting after Firing of Manager Andy Green…Source says Fowler was “Emotional-Forceful-Supportive-Demanding” of players…says there will be changes (Heads Will Roll) if the team does not start well next season.

Padres..Open contract talks with veteran relievers Kirby Yates-Craig Stammen…Yates (1.19-ERA-41 Saves)….Stammen (76G-3.29-ERA)

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Dodgers…Staff meeting to determine starting rotation for NLDS…Where to place Kenta Madea-Rich Hill-Julio Urias….Playoff roster due on Thursday.

Angels..GM-Billy Eppler not given contract extension..Team picks up 2020 option..Halos have had 4-straight losing seasons under Eppler.

Angels..Fire pitching coach Doug White..Bench Coach Josh Paul…day after dismissing Manager Brad Ausmus.

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(Scoreboard)

Milwaukee-L-Washington (4-3)….Juan Soto ripped a bases loaded single drove in 3-runs off relief ace Josh Hader-giving the Nationals  the win…Hader labored throwing 30-pitches in the 8th for Milwaukee ..Brewers had jumped to early (3-0) lead on Eric Thames homer against Max Scherzer….Stephen Strasberg came out of the bullpen to keep the Nats in the game…….National League Wildcard Game.

Oakland-Tampa Bay…American League Wildcard Game-Wednesday…Charley Morton-vs-Sal Manaea.

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(Teams)

Cubs..President Theo Epstein says team must have ‘Culture Accountability’ with new incoming manager…Upset at team for leading majors in Errors…Men Thrown Out on Bases.

Cubs…Want to interview Astros bench coach Joe Espada…as well as Dodgers scout Raul Ibanez…Interviewing Mark Loretta-David Ross…Yet to make contact with former Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Giants…President Farhan Zaidi will interview coaches Ron Wotus-Hensley Meulens from Bruce Bochy staff….will also begin search for a General Manager to work with him.

Reds..Fire hitting coach Turner Ward.

Pittsburgh…Lead candidate for job is Twins coach Derek Shelton.
Mets..Meeting to discuss future of Manager Mickey Calloway after team (86-76) record.
Phillies..No decision yet on Manager Gabe Kapler after (81-81) season.

Washington…Offered 3B-Anthony Rendon (7Y-210M)..hit (.319-34HR-126RBI)….Agent Scott Boras may take him on free agent market.

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………(FOOTBALL)…………..

Chargers…Promote TE-Stephen Anderson to roster-replacing injured TE-Sean Calkin-Torn Achilles

Chargers..Sign FA-DE-Jeff Holland-ex Broncos
Chargers..Sign FA-CB-Quinton Meeks-ex Stanford
Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Matt Sobel-ex Michigan State

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-TE-Darrel Daniels-ex Seahawks
Arizona..Sign FA-WR-Pharoh Cooper-ex Bengals

Ravens..Release veteran LB-Tim Williams
Broncos..Sign FA-LB-Jerry Attaochu-ex Chargers
Broncos..Sign FA-OT-Calvin Anderson-ex Jets
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Trevon Coley-ex Ravens
Colts..Release DT-Jihad Ward
Patriots..Release WR-Cam Meredith
Patriots..Release OT-Caleb Benenoch
Giants..Release WR-Bennie Fowler..WR-TJ Jones
Giants..Activate WR-Golden Tate from 4-game suspended list
Giants..WR-Isaiah Seawright-PED violation
49ers..Release OT-Ryan Pope-ex Aztecs
Washington..Release WR-Robert Davis
Titans..Workout Quincy Adeboyejo

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(Injuries)

Rams..CB-Marcus Peters-cleared to practice after concussion exam
Jets..LB-CJMosely-still not cleared to practice-been out 6W-groin injury
Lions..WR-Danny Amendola-chest injury
Carolina..IR-DT-Kawann Short-needs shoulder surgery

Chicago..LB-Roaquan Smith remains away from team with emotional problems after outburst in team facility end of last week.

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(NFL Notes)

Cowboys-Saints..Sunday night game had 24.7M-viewers-highest rating ever for Sunday night football.

Union…Holds conference call to discuss whether to go forward with 9-different grievances WR-Antonio Brown has filed against the NFL..Patriots..Raiders.

NFL..Will hire a VP of Officials..to put on training seminars in season for officials.

Miami..Beer Vendor arrested-fired for stealing credit card information from fans…Stole 724-dollars for 2-beers sold to fan at Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday during Chargers game.

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(College Football)

SDSU…AD-JD Wicker says the “Fair Play to Pay” Bill…signed by the California Governor…giving players the rights to endorsement money starting in 2023…is ‘Sign of the Times’…and needs to be reconfigured to aid all athletes, not those in California alone….Says the state of California has refused to work with NCAA newly formed committee to find a solution….Athletes could hire an agent to negotiate deals for individual players….Schools say athletes receive free education..free meals..specialized coaching-tutoring….clothing…sports medicine training…health insurance and academic priorities scheduling that normal students don’t receive.

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long declined to talk about his personal feelings about the Pay-for-Play Bill.

UCLA..coach Chip Kelly says he is in favor of the bill to help players financially to share a piece of the financial pie they create for their schools.

Rutgers…Interested in talking to Greg Schiano-New England Patriots consultant about returning to coach Golden Knights troubled program in Big 10…School fired Coach Greg Ash on Sunday.

Cal..Golden Bears-lose QB-Chase Garbers with injured shoulder joint…UCLA-transfer Devin Monster will start this weekend.

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…….(BASEKTBALL)………..

Portland..G-Klay Thompson says he will not return to play till February as he continues to rehab from Achilles surgery.

76ers..C-Joel Embid begins workouts 21-pounds lighter from last season
Denver..F-Nikola Jokic will be rested more this year to prevent exhaustion…averaged (25P-13R) in postseason.

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………..(HOCKEY)……………

(Teams)
San Jose..F-Evander Kane suspended 3G for abuse of officials
Buffalo..Assistant coach Don Granato hospitalized with pneumonia

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Anaheim Ducks…Final roster cuts…Send 10-more players to San Diego Gulls…but Ducks are keeping top 6-young players in Anaheim to open the season…Gulls will not have Troy Terry-Sam Steele-Max Jones-Maxime Comtois or Issac Lundestrom.

Gulls…Latest players assigned include….

..D-Simon Benoit..G-Kevin Boyle..D-Jani Hakanpaa..D-Josh Mahura..F-Keifer Sherwood…C-Sam Carrick..C-Chase DeLeo….F-Andre Martinsen…F-Andrei Poturalksi…F-Daniel Spong.

Gulls…Newcomers to roster
..Andreas Martinson-played last year with Chicago Blackhawks
..Andrew Poturalski-scored 23-goals for AHL Charlotte
..Daniel Spong..scored 14-goals splitting season with Penguins-Ducks.
..Jani Hakanpaa..6’6-D from Karpat-Finnish League champion

Gulls…Send G-Ollie Ericksson-Ek to Tulsa in ECHL….G-Roman Druny to Norfold in ECHL.

LA Kings..Open season on Friday…will have 18Y-old star D-Tobias Bjornfot on opening night roster…Will pair him with star D-Drew Doughty..

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NHL…Season Opening…4-games on Wednesday night..
..Toronto-Ottawa…Leafs high powered offense led by Mitch Marner-John Tavares.
..Edmonton-Vancouver..Oilers with superstar Connor McDavid recovered from broken leg.
..San Jose-Las Vegas..Sharks get D-Erik Karlsson back off surgery but lose veteran F-Joe Pavelski to free agency.
..Washington-St Louis..Blues raise Stanley Cup banner.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-G-Eric Comrie-ex Winnipeg
Winnipeg..Sign FA-D-Carl Dahlstrom-ex Blackhawks

Buffalo…Put D-Brandon Montour on Injured Reserve List
NY Islanders…Place D-Thomas Hickey on waivers..former 1st round pick
Tampa Bay..Put D-Luke Schenn on waivers
Vancouver..Gamble-try to get F-Nik Goldobin thru waivers to send him to AHL
Winnipeg..Lose F-Bryan Little with concussion for opening night
Winnipeg..D-Nathan Beaulieu-out 4W-shoulder injury
Minnesota..D-Greg Pateryn-surgery-core muscle injury..out 6W

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