Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on December 4th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Basketball)………..

Aztecs-Colorado State…..Open Mountain West Conference schedule in Ft-Collins against Rams…Aztecs (8-0)…Rams (6-3) start playing 4-freshmen…..SDSU are (13-26) at Mobey Arena…State (8-0) start first time since 2010-season….Rams paced by 6’10-C-Nico Carvacho (14PPG)…Aztecs have 4-in double figures led by G-Malachi Flynn (16PPG)

USD…Toreros off till Saturday game with Holy Cross..USD (3-7) on season.

Georgetown…Expell 3-players following arrests for burglary, harassment and sexual harassment…Included in those charged, star G-Josh LeBlanc and G-Galen Alexander.
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Lakers-W-Denver (104-96)….Anthony Davis-LeBron James combine (50P)….Nuggest C-Nikola Jokic held to (4-12) shooting…….LA (18-3)…won 11-of-12.

Clippers-Portland…LA had (78-71) lead late in 3rd quarter at Press Time…….Kawhii Leonard just (3-13) shooting….Carmelo Anthony (2-8) shooting….LA (15-6) start to season.

Knicks..Coach David Fizdale on brink being fired…Knicks (4-17)…lost by 44-points to Milwaukee on Monday.

Golden State…Injury ravaged Warriors fall to (4-18) start.
76ers…Now (10-0) at home this year.

Sacramento…G-D’Aaron Fox could be out another 3W-reinjured ankle..C-Marvin Bagley still not cleared to play in games.

Washington…C-Thomas Bryant-out 3W-foot injury

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………….(Football)………….

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn talks to NFL about final pass interference call that cost team game in Denver…NFL Head of Officials Al Riverson…”Casey Hayward cut receiver off while ball was in air….knocked receiver off his route….was not playing ball.”

Chargers….(4-8)….all 8-losses by a touchdown or less this season.

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(Teams)

Carolina..Fire Coach Ron Rivera…Panthers (5-7) this season…Lost 3-home games to sub .500-teams…Rivera (76-63-1) in 9-years….missed playoffs two years in row….Perry Fewell will be interim coach…Norv Turner elevated to Assistant Head Coach….Owner David Tepper says team will hire VP-FB Operations…Report interested in talking to Kevin Colbert-outgoing GM of Steelers.

NY Giants…Owner Steve Tisch says “Decisions coming” about changes on (2-10) team…Coach Pat Shurmur (7-21) under fire as is GM-Dave Gettleman.

New England..WR-Antonio Brown critical of NFL…have been investigating sexual assault case against receiver for 11-weeks…still not ready to make a determination of his status.

Steelers…Coach Mike Tomlin says QB-Duck Hodges remains starter…has won all 3-games he has been asked to play this year.

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says Coach Jason Garrett is “guy for the job”….says “he will be coaching in NFL next season”….but does not say it will be in Dallas.

Patriots…Off Coor Josh McDaniels says teams struggles on offense are because of so many changes to receiver corps…TE-WRs-Injuries-Player exits.

Chiefs…Down to 2-RBs-LeSean McCoy-Darwin Thompson because of injuries to Darrel Williams..Damien Williams.

Colts..Backup QB-Chad Kelly sued for 14,000-damages for drunken fight injured a photographer at a party….Photog had concussion-had 4-surgeries for facial injuries.
CFL….BC Lions hire Rick Campbell as head coach….went (3-15) in Ottawa this year then re-signed.

NFL…Survey shows field goal kicking is worst in NFL since 2003….This year conversion rate (79%) compared to 84% last year…PAT conversions (93%)…was at (100%) in 2014.

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(Roster Moves)

Saints..Sign FA-LB-Mantei Te’o-ex Chargers
Titans..Sign FA-CB-Tramaine Brock-ex Arizona.
Packers..Sign FA-KR-Tyler Ervin-ex Jaguars
Bengals..Sign FA-DE-Justin Zimmer-ex Falcons
Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Paul Perkins-ex Giants-Lions
Chiefs..Sign FA-RB-Spencer Ware
Miami..Sign FA-RB-Zach Zenner-ex Lions..WR-Trevor Davis-ex Raiders

49ers..Release K-Chase McLaughlin
Browns…Release DE-Chris Smith

Raiders..Release WR-Trevor Davis
Patriots..Release K-Kai Fortbath
Bengals..Release WR-Damion Willis
Eagles..Release WR-Mack Hollins

Jaguars..Promote LB-Parry Nickerson from taxi squad
Colts…Promote WR-Chad Williams-ex Cardinals

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(Injuries)

Bengals..Rule #1-pick Jonah Williams out rest of season-knee surgery
Jets..IR-LB-CJ Mosely-been out most of year-groin injury..signed 85M deal
Miami…IR-RB-Kalen Ballage-ankle injury
Vikings..RB-Dalvin Cook-MRI-injured chest
Rams..IR-KR-JoJo Natson-hamstring

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(College Football)

Washington…Coach Chris Peterson gives up (4.6M) coaching salary to move into Assistant AD job.

Florida State…Wants to interview Memphis coach Mike Norvell
Iowa State..Coach Matt Campbell-extension thru 2025.
Rutgers..Greg Schiano signs (8Y-32M) contract to return.

Ohio State..QB-Justin Fields will play this week with knee brace
TCU..DE-Isaiah Chambers-transferrring to Houston
UCLA..LBs Tyree Thompson-Noah Keeter will transfer out

Notre Dame..Mourns passing of former RB-George Atkinson-suffered from depression..his brother Josh Atkinson died of heart attack..both were (26Y)…Both played for the Irish.

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……………..(Baseball)…………….

Dodgers…Meet this weekend with FA-3B-Anthony Rendon…will to offer him highest average salary on short term deal…Could be (3Y-99M) package.
Dodgers…Source says club has already met with Stephen Strasburg but no information about contract offer.

Dodgers…Non-tender relief pitcher Yimi Garcia (3.61-ERA) but plagued by home run balls.

Yankees…Meeting on Wednesday-Thursday with free agent Ps-Gerritt Cole-Stephen Strasburg.

Japan…2-more veterans file to be posted to sign MLB contracts.
..P-Shun Yamaguchi-Yomiuri Giants (16-4)…last year
..2B-Ryo Kikuchi-Hiroshima Carp..(.271) career hitter
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(Roster Moves)

Twins..Sign FA-P-Matt Wisler-ex Mariners
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Anthony Bass..ex-Astros-Reds-Padres

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(MLB)

Pirates..Hire Steve Sanders-Scouting Director-ex Blue Jays exec…joins newly hired Ben Cherrington-hired last week as GM.

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…………..(Hockey)……………

LA Kings-Washington Capitals…Wednesday matchup

Ducks…Callup RW-Maxime Comtois..D-Josh Mahura from AHL-San Diego Gulls….Send down LW-Max Jones to Gulls.

Gulls..Callup LW-Brent Gates from Tulsa-ECHL

New Jersey…Devils fire head coach John Hynes…team won just 9-of-26-games despite huge roster additions in off season

NHL..Interviews former Blackhawks F-Akim Alilee about racial slur accusations against former head coach Bill Peters.

NHL..Begins probe of former head coach Marc Crawford-accusations of player abuse while he was head coach of LA Kings.

Washington-Las Vegas…Trade-Caps deal C-Chandler Stephenson to Golden Knights for draft pick

Penguins…F-Patric Hornqvist-out 4W-groin injury…8th major injury to Pittsburgh this year.

Toronto…Activate RW-Mitch Marner from IR list
Toronto..Put C-Nick Shore on waivers to send him to AHL.

Halifax…Top defenseman in Quebec League-Justin Barron sidelined indefinitely-blood clots…was rated a top five draft pick.

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…………(General)……………..

English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Burnley..Gabriel Jesus 2-goals..City (10-3-2)
..Crystal Palace-W-Bournemouth…Palace scores (76′)

Wednesday games-top matches
..Liverpool (13-0-1)-vs-Everton
..Leicester City (10-2-2)-vs-Watford
..Chelsea (8-4-2)-vs-Aston Villa
..Manchester United (4-6-4)-vs-Tottenham Hot Spur (5-4-5)

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Formula 1….Fines Ferrari (50,000) for fuel irregularities in car of driver Charles Leclerc in pre race inspection for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

PGA….Phil Mickelson bypassing Phoenix Open…going to play in Saudi Arabia for 1M-appearance fee….bypassed last years Torrey Pines tourney.

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