Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Wednesday

Posted by on October 16th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

………..(BASEBALL)………….

Astros-W-Yankees (4-1)…Gerrit Cole throws 7-shutout innings-struck out 7….Jose Altuve HR….Josh Roddick 2nd deck HR….Astros lead series (2-1)…… Cole (19-0) over last 25-starts sine May 27th….

Washington-W-St Louis (7-4)….Washington sweeps series 4-straight games….exploded for 7R-in 1st inning…Victor Robles HR..Juan Soto RBI double…Yan Gomez 2R-double…Treu Turner 2R-double against starter Dakota Hudson………Cardinals hitting (.130) in series (16-123).

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(Schedule)

Houston-at-New York….Game 4-of ALCS…..Rain in forecast in New York especially in late afternoon into evening.

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(Teams)

Angels…Reports that Commissioners office could fine the Halos 1-to-2M if it is proven club front office execs were aware of drug abuse issues with P-Tyuler Skaggs but never contact the MLB offices….Not known if the fact PR Director Eric Kay was aware but did nothing about it…Angels management said they were never aware of any information involving Skaggs…the Angels had tried to help Kay with his own addiction battles including placing him in rehab 3-times.

Padres…Sources say Padres made contact with ex-Giants manager Bruce Bochy but no meeting setup…..Internal talks about A’s coach Mark Kotsay-but team never contacted him.

Phillies-Mets…Both initially interested in Buck Showalter but both teams got bad reports about Showalters relationships with front offices in Texas-Baltimore and Baltimore.

Giants..Will interview Cubs coach Will Venable for manager’s job

Pirates..Make contact with Mark Kotsay-A’s coach

Milwaukee…Fire 1B-coach Carlos Bubero.

Matt Williams…former major league manager hired to manage KIA Tigers-Korea…has served as A’s coach the last 3-years.

Dodgers…GM-Andrew Friedman says team will evaluate change in role of Kenley Jansen….Had career high (3.71-ERA) and 8-blown saves…Still has (2Y-28M) left on his contract.

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……….(FOOTBALL)………….

Chargers….Shellshocked team goes back on practice field preparing for road game in Tennessee…..RB-Austin Ekeler may be elevated to starting job with Melvin Gordon coming off the bench.

Charges…Sources say OT-Russell Okung has been working everyday on the side field with trainers and is awaiting clearance to play.  Club source refuses to say if Okung has been taken off blood thinners….If activated from Non-Football Illness list-Chargers would have 3-weeks to work him out with team, then must activated him to roster or put him on IR list.

Chargers…Sources say C-Mike Pouncey neck surgery was a success…Faces 9-months of rehab but could play next year if he wishes to….Sources say Pouncey was healthy up till a week ago…did not show signs of neck problems.

NFL…Former NFL executive Joe Banner says the NFL offered Dean Spanos an additional 100M in stadium financing help if he would keep the team in San Diego and work wit h the City-County Coalition on a new stadium….Spanos rejected the offer and moved to Los Angeles…had to borrow 650M to make territorial fee payments.

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(Teams)

LA Rams….Pull off 3-blockbuster trades in wake of 3-game losing streak.
..Rams-Jaguars…Jacksonville ships Pro Bowl S-Jalen Ramsey to the Rams for #1-#1-#4 draft picks.
..Rams-Ravens..LA deals erratic CB-Marcus Peters to Baltimore for LB-Kenny Young
..Rams-Cleveland..LA acquires OG-Austin Corbett for Rams #5 pick.

..Browns-Redskins..Open trade talks for Washington holdout LT-Trent Williams.

Patriots..Suspend DE-Michael Bennett for sideline confrontation with Pats OL coach last weekend.
Antonio Brown…Has filed 9-Grievances against the Raiders -Patriots…seeking combined (39M) in salaries, guaranteed bonuses, workout bonuses and fines.

NFL…Referee crew in Lions-Packers game under scrutiny for 2-blown calls ‘hands to the face’ against the Lions pass rushers that were chest blows-not hits to facemarks…..Refs also blew a call when Packers had 13-men on field in defensive alignment-no flag thrown.

Lions….Players upset with botched refs calls…says it’s “Lions-Vs-Everybody” on Sundays.

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(Roster Moves)

Ravens…Sign FA-S-Bennett Jackson-ex Jets
Steelers..Sign FA-DT-LT Walton-ex Bills

Carolina…Release PR-Ray Ray McLeod.
Eagles..Release LB-Zach Brown-who criticized Vikings QB-Kirk Cousins

Saints..CB-PJ Williams-suspeneded by NFL for 2-games..for DUI incident.

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(Injuries)

Eagles..Activate CB-Jordan Mills from PUP
Patriots..Active WR-N’Keal Henry from IR list
Tampa Bay..Activate DE-Jason Pierre Paul-had neck injury in off season auto accident.

Rams..Surgery OG-Joe Noteboom-2-torn knee ligaments
Jets..Surgery OG-Kelechi Osemele-shoulder
Chiefs..CB-Kendall Fuller-fracture of thumb
Bengals..CB-William Jackson-shoulder injury
Bengals..Dre Kirkpatrick-hyperextended knee

Bears..IR-DT-Akiem Hicks-shoulder
Patriots..TE-Mat LaCosse-knee injury

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(College Football)

Aztecs….Coach Rocky Long says his defense faces enormous challenge at San Jose State QB-Josh Love….”throws the ball on timing…gets rid of ball quickly….does not take sacks….is content to throw 10-yard completions keep drive going rather than try to throw deep….Aztecs (5-1)…Spartans (3-3).

Aztecs…Lose freshman QB-Joe Green-fractures collarbone for 2nd time this year…was redshirting this year.

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XFL…Holds first day of draft for spring league….

Aztecs…Donnell Humphrey-RB-taken by DC Defenders
..OT-Terryt Poole-taken by Houston Roughnecks
..OT-Ryan Pope-taken by LA Wildcats
..OG-Nico Siracusa-chosen by LA Wildcats
..OT-Ty Roemer-taken by LA Wildcats

..OG-Damian Mama-taken by LA Wildcats..played for SD Fleet
..QB-Phil Nelson-taken by Dallas Renegades-played for SD Fleet.
..RB-Kenneth Farrow-ex Chargers-taken by Seattle Dragons
..WR-Nelson Spruce-ex Chargers-taken by LA Wildcats

XFL-Quarterback draft
..Washington-Cardale Jones-ex Chargers
..Dallas Renegades-..Landry Jones-ex Steelers
..NY Gladiators..Matt McGloin-ex Raiders
..Tampa Bay Vipers..Aaron Murray-ex Chiefs-Bucs
..LA Wildcats..Luis Perez-ex AAF
..Houston Roughnecks..Philip Walker-ex Colts
..Seattle Dragons..Brandon Silvers-ex AAF
..St Louis  Hawks..Jordan Tu’amu-ex New Mexico

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Washington State..Coach Mike Leach bans players use of social media in wake of 3-game losing streak.

Louisville…Lose QB-Jawon Pass-needs shoulder surgery.

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…………(BASKETBALL)………….

Lakers…LeBron James being criticized for his public stance on Houston GM-Daryl Morley tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters…..James said Morey was “Misinformed-Not Educated” about democracy protests……Twitter reaction says LeBron is ‘uninformed’ about what is going on in Hong Kong….Government officials from Florida-Texas called James the ‘misinformed one’

Lakers…Hong Kong protestors burned LeBron James Lakers-Cleveland jerseys in protest of his criticism of Houston Rockets GM.

Lakers-W-Golden State (104-98)….Dwight Howard (12P-13R) in win…Neither LeBron James-nor-Anthony Davis played in the game.

Lakers..F-Kyle Kozma cleared to being running drills…coming off foot injury suffered 6-weeks ago.

Aztecs…Picked to finish 2nd in preseason basketball poll…..Utah State is picked to win conference coming off (28-7) record returning 4-starters….New Mexico picked to finish 3rd.

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………….(HOCKEY)…………..

Kings-Carolina….Game was (0-0) in 2nd period at Press Time.

Ducks-Buffalo…Wednesday night at Honda Center…Ducks (4-2)…Sabres (4-1-1)

Ducks..Send C-Issac Lundestrom back to San Diego Gulls-AHL.

Detroit….VP Hockey-Jim Devellabo-stable condition after surgery for tumor on brain…it was non cancerous…Legenday GM is (76)

Flyers..Sign Veteran FA-C-Chris Stewart….played in England last year.

Nashville…Put F-Daniel Carr on waivers to send him to AHL.

Winnipeg…Jets meet a 2nd time with D-Dustin Byfuglien about rejoining team..was contemplating retirement because of concussion issue-may have a change of heart.

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