Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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Padres-Angels…..Angels led (4-2) in 8th at Press Time…Halos C-Max Stassi solo Hr..2R-HR…4-hit night….Griff Canning 10-strikeout outing…Coming into game…San Diego (34-20)….Halos (24-31)

Padres-Angels…Wednesday pitching matchups..Mike Clevinger (2-1)-vs-Jamie Barria (1-0).

Padres..Activate P-Matt Sthram from DL
Padres..Option P-Joey Luchessi back to taxi squad

Angels..SS-Andrellton Simmons announces he is ‘opting out’ for the final week of the season…has had injury problems..no mention of whether he has a positive Covid test.

Angels…LA Times reports owner Arte Moreno interested in talking to longtime GM-Dave Dombrowski about becoming GM of team….Built Tigers-Marlins-Expos-Red Sox  into pennant winners.

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Dodgers-Athletics…..Dodgers led (6-2) at Press Time…Max Muncy 2R-HR..AJ Pollock-Chris Taylor solo HRs….Coming into game…LA (38-16)….A’s (33-20)

LA-Oakland..Wednesday game..Julio Urias (3-0)-vs-Sean Manaea (4-3)

Dodgers…have played only two teams with winning records this year, A’s-Padres

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(Scoreboard)

Washington-W-Phillies..1st game..Trea Turner RBI double for Nats.
Washington-W-Phillies..2nd game..Vic Soto 3R-HR

White Sox-L-Indians…Jose Ramirez 3R-HR for Tribe..Chicago (34-21)..Tribe (31-24)

Yankees-W-Toronto..Aaron Judge (3-5)..Yankees 12-run explosion..NY (32-23)

Reds-L-Brewers..Eric Sogard RBI-double..Cinn (28-28)

Cubs-L-Pirates…Jacob Stallings HR..Chicago (32-23)

Miami-L-Atlanta..Marcel Ozuna HR..2R-HR..2R-double…Braves (33-22)…Marlins (28-27)

Tampa Bay-L-Mets..Pete Alonso HR..Robbie Cano HR….Rays (36-20)

Orioles-L-Red Sox..Christain Vasquez 3R-HR….

Twins-W-Tigers…Max Keplar HR..Byron Buxton HR..Mitch Garver HR…Minnesota (34-22)

Cardinals-W-Royals..Brad Miller RBI-double..St Louis (27-23)

Texas-L-Arizona..Nick Ahmed RBI triple

Houston-W-Seattle..Martin Maldonado 3R-HR

Colorado-Giants…SF led (2-1) at Press Time..

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(MLB)

MLB Draft….Union announces draft order will be based solely on standings of 60-game schedule this year.

Union-MLB…Created 10M Diversity fund to further ‘Black Participation’ in Baseball.

Pirates..Top prospect Oneil Cruz involved in auto accident….Motrocycle with 3-passengers on it all killed when they hit Cruz’s vehicle in Dominican Republic….Cruz chsrged with DUI in accident.

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(Injuries)

Houston..P-Justin Verlandet-Will miss 2021 season with elbow surgery…(37Y) old

Cubs…3B-Kris Bryant-could be out 2W-miss start of playoffs-oblique injury
Twins..Activate P-Homer Bailey from DL.

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(Roster Moves)

Boston..Callup P-Nick Pivetta from taxi squad
Seattle..P-Wie Chen signs with Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

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…………..(Basketball)…………….

(Scoreboard)

Lakers-L-Denver (114-106)….Lakers make two big runs to wipe out deficits but run out of gas late in 4th quarter…..Lakers trailed by 16-points early…ripped off (21-3) run to cut deficit to four…..then trailed by 20 in second half..rallied on (19-4) spurt to cut lead to three…then faltered…..Nuggets -Jamal Murray (28P)..Jeremi Grant (25)…Nikola Jokic (22) in win…Anthony Davis-LeBron James combined for (57P) but rest of team failed them…Lakes went (6-for-27) on threes….Nuggets  added (23-for-29) free throws………Lakers lead series (2-1)

Lakers…Vanessa Bryant files lawsuit against LA Sheriff’s Department …charges that 8-deputies shared photos at crash sight that killed Kobe Bryant…accuses Department of ‘coverup’

Miami-Boston…Wednesday…Game 4…Heat lead series (2-1)

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NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA-Union discussing not starting the season till next January..wants fans in stands…play 82-game schedule.

NBA-G League…Discussing a preseason tournament in a bubble in December…would also include “Select Team” made up of blue chip high school players.

Clippers…Sources say team will setup a ‘Sign & Trade’ contract for C-Montrzl Harrell who becomes free agent end of year.

Mountain West Conference…cancels non-league series games with Atlantic 10….means San Diego State loses another non-conference game on schedule…that was scheduled with St Louis University Billikens.

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……………….(Football)………………

Chargers….QB-Tyrod Taylor back in facility after being hospitalized with chest pains following allergic reaction to painkilling shot for rib injury….Scheduled to practice on Wednesday.

Chargers…Sign FA-S-Jahleel Addae…rejoins team after spending last year with Houston Texans.

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(Roster Moves)

Denver..sign FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars starter
Giants..sign FA-RB-Davonta Freeman-ex Falcons
Vikings..Workout FA-LB-Todd Davis-ex Broncos
Houston..Sign FA-KR-Dwayne Harris-ex Cowboys
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Devin Smith-ex Jets
Baltimore..Sign FA-TE-Sean Culken-ex Chargers
Bears..Sign FA-S-Marquel Christian-ex Jets

Carolina..Release K-Kai Fortbath.

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(Injuries)

Arizona..IR-TE-Maxx Williams
Colts..IR-WR-Parris Campbell-PCL knee injury
Seattle..IR-S-Marquise Blair-Achilles injury
Seattle..IR-WR-Philip Dorsett-knee
Washington..IR-OG-Brandon Scherff-sprained knee

Raiders..OG-Richie Incognito-Achilles injury
Cowboys..DE-DeMarcus Lawrence-MRI-knee strain

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(Teams)

Saints..coach Sean Payton…”We have very average offense”
Saints..QB-Drew Brees has just 3-TD passes in 2-games
Saints…NFL leading 248Y in penalties-including 6-pass interference flags-2 games

Vikings..coach Mike Zimmer…”We are not good at anything now”

Tampa Bay…coach Bruce Arians..”We will throw to him”…Rob Gronkoswki 0-receptions

NFL…First two weeks of season…(14,075) player tests…no positive tests
NFL…Tested staffers..(22,590)…only 5-positive tests.

NFL Union…Demands league conduct full exam of turf conditions at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, after 5-knee injuries suffered by 49ers players.

NFL..Fine Jon Gruden-Sean Payton 100,000-each and Raiders-Saints 250,000 each for not wearing masks in Monday Night game….fines this week against coaches and teams now total 1.25M.

Rams..Announce they will make So-Fi Stadium available for public voting and ballot drop offs on November 3rd….13-teams now taking part in Election sights.

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(College Football)

ACC…Cancels Notre Dame-Wake Forest game…7-Irish players test positive…23-others placed in isolation.

Mountain West Conference….Proposing 8-game conference schedule that would start October 24th..

Jackson State…Hires NFL icon Deion Sanders as head coach at SWAC school…..Sanders hires former NFLers Warren Sapp..Terrell Owens..Jason Phillips..Dennis Thurmond as assistant coaches.

Air Force…announce they will wear red-white uniforms-helmets to honor Tuskegee Airmen ‘Red Tails Unit’

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……………………(Hockey)………………..

(Schedule)

Dallas Stars-vs-Tampa Bay Lightning…Game #4-Wednesday…Lightning lead (2-1) in series.

LA Kings…send 5-top prospects to start season with Team Berlin in Germany…included in group sent to Europe..F-Alf Turcotte..Akil Thomas..Tyler Madden.

Pittsburgh-Vancouver…TSN reports Penguins trying to work out trade for Cancuks D-Chris Tanev-about to become a free agent.

Arizona..Fire Director of Scouting Lindsay Wofford..as housecleaning continues in front office after firing of GM-John Chayka….Coyotes stripped of #1-#2 draft picks for tampering with underage draft pick players pro to last year draft.

San Jose..Hire Rocky Thompson-John Madden as assistant coaches to Bob Boughener coaching staff.

Toronto…Bob Nevin-longtime defenseman with Leafs-NY Rangers-passes away (82Y)

AHL…Celebrates 80th Anniversary-founding of league-when franchises left the International Hockey League to form AHL…in 1940

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………………..(General)……………

NASCAR…Veteran driver Denny Hamlin announces he is forming a new team…funded by Michael Jodan as co-owner…hiring Bubba Wallace as driver….Hamlin purchased charter of Germain Racing-leaving sport after 16-years…Wallace will bring 4-major sponsors with him from Richard Petty Racing.

Tennis…Bianca Andreescu leaves Pro Tour with health issues.

Soccer…West Ham coach David Moyes and 2-players test positive for Covid virus.

LA Times terminates sports columnist Arash Markazi for 7-incidents of plagiarism while at the paper.

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