Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……………(BASEBALL)…………

World Series
..Houston-L-Washington (5-4)..Juan Soto HR-2R-double..Ryan Zimmerman solo HR early…Max Scherzer labored thru 5-innings-112-pitches…but Nationals held on for win….Nats roughed up Gerrit Cole (7inn-5R-8H-2HRs in losing first game since mid May…Cole was (19-0) as a starter in that span….Nationals lead series (1-0).

..Astros-Nationals-Game 2-Wednesday night….Stephen Strasburg-vs-Justin Verlander

..Strasburg (21-6)..(251K-209inn)….Strasburg in postseason (4-2) 1.10-ERA..(57K-42inn)…Strasburg career record (116-60)
..Verlander (22-8)…(300K-23inn)….Verlander in postseason (14-9)…Verlander in World Series (0-4) 5.67-ERA…Verlander in career (239-138)..

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(Roster Moves)

Padres…P-Kaz Makita opts out of contract for free agency….was (3-2)-3.17-ERA at Amarillo…(3-1) 3.86-ERA at El Paso…Mau return to Japan.

Padres…P-Bryan Mitchell opts out of organization…was (2-4) 6.42-ERA with Padres…went (0-3) 9.41 at El Paso rehabbing forearm…Sent to Arizona Summer League (13inn-9R-20 Baserunners)..6.23-ERA…ex Yankees.

Rockies..P-Chris Rusin declares for free agency
Phillies..P-Fernando Salas opts for free agency
Giants..P-Pat Vindette heads to free agency
Angels..P-JC Ramirez opts for free agency
White Sox.P-Odri Despaigne-released
Orioles..2B-Jace Peterson opts for free agency
Marlins..C-Wilkin Castillo heads to free agency
Arizona..C-Blake Swihart opts for free agency
Boston..SS-Chris Owings released

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(Teams)

Astros…Assistant GM-Brian Taubman says he was misunderstood when shouting at reporters about team acquisiting of reliever Roberto Osuna…4-female writers were offended feeling Taubman tried to bully them…Osuna had been suspended for 75-games for domestic abuse in season…..Video shows Taubman shouting about Osuna 8-times while looking at 4-female reporters.

Astros…Owner Jim Crain stops short of apologizing for Taubman behavior-says club has always taken a strong stand about domestic abuse…Club initially said Sports Illustrated fabricated a story about clubhouse incident…then backtracked.

Mets..Interview Joe Girardi-ex Yankees for 2nd time.
Phillies…Finalist for job are Joe Girardi-Buck Showalter.
Giants..Interview Will Venable-Cubs for managers job
Giants..Sources say A’s coach Mark Kotsay-has inside track for job

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(College Baseball)

Aztecs…Coach Mark Martinez says if MLB changes structure of minor league baseball-it will be a ‘landfall’ for college baseball programs..MLB considering folding four lower minor leagues…limiting tems to 150-players under contract per organization…cut ¬†farm systems to 4-minor league teams and 1-rookie league team…Cut draft to 20-rounds….Says it may take four full years to figure out impact on game if new rules are implement in 2021.

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…………(FOOTBALL)………….

Chargers…Sign FA-DT-Sylvester Williams-ex Denver Broncos starter…has played for 5-teams..former 1st round pick.

Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers says ‘losing streak will not tear team apart’

Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon says ‘missing preseason camp-big mistake’….Last year (5.1YPC)..This year (2.2YPC)

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(Roster Moves)

Denver-49ers..Trade..Broncos deal WR-Emmanuel Sanders to San Francisco for #3-#4 picks….Sanders (30R-367Y) this year.

Atlanta-Patriots..Trade..Falcons ship WR-Mohammed San to New England for #2 pick…Sanu (33R-313Y)

Lions-Seattle..Trade..Detroit deals CB-Quadre Diggs to Seahawks for #5 pick.

Arizona..Sign FA-RB-Alfred Morris-ex Cowboys-49ers
Patriots..Sign FA-LVB-Justin Bethel-ex Ravens
Carolina..Sign FA-TE-Braxton Miller-ex Bills
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Deone Buchanan-ex Arizona
Eagles…Sign FA-DT-Albert Huggins-ex Houston

Eagles..Workout FA-DT-Datone Jones-ex Packers
Saints..Workout FA-CB-Captain Munnerlyn-ex Carolina
Houston..Workout FA-CB-EJ Gaines-ex Bills
Chiefs..Release KR-D’Anthony Thomas
Vikings..Release PR-Marucs Shereels
Chiefs..Promote rookie QB-Kyle Shurmer from developmental squad

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(Teams)

Raiders…Hall of Fame DB-Willie Brown passes away (78Y)….had 54-interceptions in legendary career.

Jets..Upset QB-Sam Darnold made comment “I’m seeing ghosts” when he tried to read Patriots defense on Monday…he threw 4-interceptions in blowout loss game.

Redskins..QB-Alex Smith begins limited throwing program working with trainers-suffered badly broken leg last season-had 17-surgeries.

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians says “turnovers must stop”…QB-Jameis Winston (12TD-10 Int-5 Fumbles) this year.

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones says “Jason Garrett’s work-merits he stays here as coach”

Cleveland..WR-Odell Beckham fined 14,000 for uniform violations-knee pads.

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(Injuries)

Redskins…Rookie RB-Bryce Love to have 2nd knee scope surgery.
Redskins..MRI-RB-Adrian Peterson-ankle

Lions..IR-RB-Kerryon Johnson-has knee surgery

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long says his team cannot take (2-5) UNLV lightly…Rebels use 3-QBs…beat Aztecs last year….SDSU was (6-1) last year when season fell apart.

USC…Have now lost top 3-running backs…Vavae Maepai-knee surgery…Markese Stepp-ankle surgery…Stephen Carr-hamstring….Freshman Keon Christian will start again this week.

Georgia Southern…Freshman OT-Jordan Wiggins dies in dorm room..coroner rules suicide.

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………(BASKETBALL)…………

(SCOREBOARD)

Lakers-L-Clippers (112-102)…….Clippers explode for 40-points in second quarter to build big lead….Shot 58% in 3-quarters…..Lakers were shooting 43% in same span….Clippers had 13-point lead as Lou Williams came off the bench to score 15-points in 18 minutes………Lakers had 15-0 run to tie the game late in 3rd quarter……..Kawhi Leonard hit 7-shots in a row in 2nd quarter…finished (30P)……Williams had (23P)…Patrick Bevely (10Rebounds) off bench….LeBron James ¬†went (7-1(… had 18-points but did nothing in 4th quarter…..Anthony Davis (25P-10R) but sat a lot of 4th quarter….Danny Green rallied Lakes with 28P before team wilted in 4th quarter…NBA opening night

New Orleans-L-Toronto (130-122) OT….Raptors get combined 90-poins from guards Pascal Siakam (34)..Fred Van Fleet (34)…Kyle Lowrie (22)….Brandon Ingram (22P) in loss….Lonzo Ball (8P-5R-5A) in 24-minutes……

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Pelicans #1 pick Zion Williamson has knee surgery-will be out till mid-November.

Celtics-76ers….Headlines 11-games on Wednesday schedule….Kemba Walker joins Celtics team…Al Horford debuts with 76ers.

New Orleans…GM-Dave Griffin criticizes media-says ‘ridiculous’ to write to 1st round pick Zion Williamson injured his knee and needed surgery because his weight was (284lbs)

Golden State…Coach Steve Kerr says he does not expect G-Klay Thompson to play this year…says it takes ’12 months’ to recover from Achilles surgery.

Pelicans..New Orleans picks up options on contract of Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart for 2020 season.

Lakers..Do not pick up 5th year option on F-Kyle Kuzma-meaning he becomes restricted free agent end of this season….Kuzma out till mid-November-recovering from foot injury.

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………….(HOCKEY)………….

Ducks-L-Nashville (6-1)…..Predators fire 36-shots on goal…score PPG and Short-handed goal in win……..Anaheim (6-4)

Kings-W-Winnipeg (3-2)….Anzi Kopitar power play goal…Kurtis McDermid goal….Kings fire 41-shots on goal in road win vs Jets…LA (4-5) with back to back wins in Canada.

Ducks…Reportedly to sign veteran NHL D-Luca Skiba-ex Red Wings-Islanders.

Edmonton…D-Griff Reinhart signs to play for KHL Kunlun Red Star.
Ottawa..F-Magnus Paajarvi signs with KHL-Lokomotiv team

Minnesota..Activates LW-Mats Zuccarello from IR list
Boston..Put F-David Krejci on IR list with shoulder injury.

KHL…Russian league fines team Amur Khabarovsk 300,000-rubles after coach threatens to set referees car on fire for blown calls in game against Moscow Dynamo.

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