Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Wednesday

Posted by on October 9th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….3B-Manny Machado asks Padres ownership to interview Buck Showalter for vacant San Diego managerial job….Career record (1,551-1,517)…4-years with Yankees (.539)….3-Arizona (.514)…4-Texas (.492)….9-Baltimore (.491) winning percentage….UT reports the Padres have not yet contacted Showalter.

Padres…Do due diligence inquiries about Atlanta Braves coach Ron Washington..former manager Texas Rangers….coach Oakland A’s.

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Angels..Hold 5-hour meeting with ex-Cubs-Tampa Bay manager Joe Madden..is expected to be offered the job before end of the week.

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(Scoreboard)

Houston-L-Tampa Bay (4-1)…..Rays win forces Game 5-in Houston….Tampa Bay jumps on Astros starter Justin Verlander early…takes (3-0) lead out of gate…forces Verlander to throw 57-pitches in 2-innings…Tommy Pham-Willy Adames solo HR….Adames throws out Jose Altuve at home plate killing off a Houston comeback rally…Rays turned 2-double plays in game to kill off other rallies……Ian Snell pitches out of a jam in 9th inning to preserve win…Tampa won with a bullpen day…used 6-pitchers in the win……A

(Schedule)

Dodgers-vs-Washington…Game 5-Wednesday night…Stephen Strasberg-vs-Walker Beuhler…Strasberg has (0.64-ERA) in postseason career…Beuhler has won 15-games this year…Clayton Kershaw will work out of the bullpen in relief if Beuhler falters.

Atlanta-vs-St Louis…Game 5-Wedesady…..Mike Foltyniewicz will start for Braves instead of Dallas Keuchel….Jack Flaherty starts for Cardinals.

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(Teams)

A’s…Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says Commissioner Rob Manfred told her A’s could move to Las Vegas if city of Oakland files suit to block sale of Oakland Coliseum land to A’s to build new stadium.

Cubs..Will interview ex Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Wednesday…..interviewed Will Venable on Mondy and Mark Loretta last Friday.

NY Mets..will interview Carlos Beltran for managerial job.

Phillies..report ownership has contacted Buck Showalter about front office job

Phillies..yet to decide on status of Manager Gabe Kaplar.

Red Sox..Remove pitching coach Dana LeVangie and bullpen coach Brian Bannister.

Minnesota…Twins players clean out clubhouse after getting swept by Yankees again in playoffs…Minnesota has lost 13-playoff games in a row to NY…and lost 16-straight playoff games.

Japan…Slugger Josh Tsutsugo-Yokahama Bay Stars to be posted in free agency to negotiate with MLB teams…Career (.284-205 HRs) in Japan…is (28Y).

Atlanta..P-Dallas Keuchel says Union has to get rid of qualifying offer for veteran free agent players…says draft pick compensation rule inhibits veteran free agents from getting top financial deal.

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……….(FOOTBALL)…………

Chargers…Will release details of MRI on C-Mike Pouncey neck on Wednesday before practice.

Chargers….Bad decisions killing team…Bolts have turned the ball over 4-times inside the 2-yard line this year….Team has had 5-touchdowns negated by penalties this year in (2-3) start.

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(Teams)

Redskins…Fired coach Jay Gruden says his stay in Washington destroyed by injuries…had (52) players on IR over last two seasons…Lost 3-quarterbacks to injuries…Top draft pick RB…LT-to holdout….TE-WR all gone by injuries….Says he felt he should have more input in makeup of team roster.

Washington Post…reports Redskins have talked to current Off Coor-Kevin O’Connell-former Aztecs QB-about interest in head coaching job.

Browns..coach Freddie Kitchen says he remains confident in QB-Baker Mayfield despite anemic (8-22) 100Y passing outing in Monday night loss to 49ers….Mayfield 2-interceptions..2-fumbles..4-sacks in loss…Browns defense gave up (449Y) to Niners.

Jaguars…Talk to NFL league office…QB-Gardner Minshew has taken 5-hits on knees in last two games-no penalty flags.

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones say coach Jason Garrett not in jeopardy of losing job

Houston..coach Bill O’Brien says K-Kai Fairbairn ‘must make kicks’…has 5-missed kicks this year.

Giants..scrambling to find receivers…Top 2-pass catchers..TE-Evan Engram..WR-Sterling Shepard-out this week with injuries.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Trevor Williams-ex Chargers starter
Chiefs..Sign FA-OC-Steve Wisniewski-ex Colts…FA-DT-Terrell McClain-ex Falcons

Tennessee…Release OT-David Quessenberry…C-Hronnis Grasu
Tennessee..Sign FA-RB-Rod Smith-ex Cowboys.

Steelers..Elevate QB-Paxton Lynch from developmental squad

Colts..Workout FA-LB-Malcom Smith-ex Eagles

Packers..Workout FA-DT-Eddie Vanderdoes-ex Raiders..WR-Ryan Grant-ex Raiders..RB-Roc Thomas-ex Redskins.

Falcons..Sign FA-CB-DJ White-ex Eagles
Broncos..Sign FA-S-Coty Sensabaugh-ex Steelers

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(Injuries)

Denver..CB-Devonte Bousby confirms he was paralyzed for 30-minutes in hospital because of spinal column injury on Sunday in Chargers game…..regained all feelings in his limbs
Denver..IR-CB-Bousby

49ers..IR-FB-Andy Juszczyk-sprained knee ligament
Falcons..IR-S-Jon Cyprien-ankle injury

Colts..LB-Darius Leonard-cleared to play-been out 3W-with concussion
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold-cleared to play this weekend after 3W-mono issue

Jets..DE-Henry Anderson-sprained knee
Raiders..DE-Arden Key-strained knee ligament
Steelers..RB-Jaylen Samuels-knee scope surgery-out 4W

Steelers..QB-Mason Rudolph rejoins team for meetings-still in concussion protocol

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(NFL)

Fox Network…Hires ex Patriot Rob Gronkowski to do pregame analyst work.

CFL-Toronto Argonauts…Fire GM-Jim Popp…team (2-12) this year..(6-26) the last two years after losing QB-Ricky Ray with career ending neck inury.

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(College Football)

Aztecs…..Coach Rocky Long says says halfway thru the season he is disappointed his offense is so inconsistent…..Says he will continue RB-by Committee because top back Juwan Washington not 100%-healthy.

Nebraska…QB-Adrian Martinez-out with sprained knee.
Rutgers..QB-McLane Carter retires from football-concussion issues.
Nevada..Names Florida State transfer QB-Malik Henry as starter..benches QB-Carson Strong.

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………..(BASKETBALL)…………

Lakers…1st workout in China…play Brooklyn Nets in exhibition game on Thursday

Kevin Durant-Brooklyn Nets…says NY Knicks are not desired location for name free agents because team has not won for years.

Denver..1st round pick F-Michael Porter cleared to play in games…has had 3-back surgeries..did not play rookie season.

Memphis…Grizzlies play New Zealand Breakers in exhibition game…1st chance dNBA scouts to look at G-LaMelo Ball-who left UCLA a year ago after shoplifting incident in China….will play in Australian Pro League this season..then file for NBA draft.

NBA…Chinese Streaming Company ‘Tencent’ suspends 1.5B TV deal after Rockets owner tweets he believes in protestors in Hong Kong fight for democracy.

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…….(HOCKEY)………..

Kings-W-Calgary Flames (4-3)…..Drew Doughty rammed home a goal 1-minute into overtime for Kings road win………LA lost (3-1) lead…Flames tied game with (1:08) in regulation to force overtime-before Doughty won it……Tuesday night action

Ducks-W-Detroit (3-1)….Nick Ritchie-Jakob Silfverberg scored goals in (:37) span….John Gibson 31-saves in win….Ducks (3-0) under Coach Dallas Eakinst….Tuesday night game
Ducks..Put C-Sam Steele on NHL injured list.

Kings-at-Vancouver…Wednesday night
Ducks…Travel day to Pittsburgh…face Penguins on Thursday

Toronto..Put C-Kallie Kossila on waivers to send him to AHL-Marlines

Rangers-Ottawa..Trade..NY deals F-Vlad Namestnikov to Senators for draft pick…has scored (66H) in careeer.

Penguins..Lose F-Evgeni Malkin for 10-games..hip-groin injuries
Winnipeg..Lose D-Dmitry Lulikov-leaves team with family issue..Jets without any of 6-defenseman who finished last season.

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……(GENERAL)………

Team USA…F-Jozy Altitdore-will miss Nations Cup games this weekend with leg injury.

Germany…World Cup veteran Bastian Schwinstager retires after 16Y-career..played for Bayern Munich and for MLS-Chicago Fire.

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