Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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Padres…continued in-house meetings about status of Manager Jayce Tingler.
..Source-GM-AJ Preller does not want to fire Tingler but has problems with star players not wanting to play for him.
..Source-Preller would like to give Skip Schumacher an opportunity but that would be 3rd manager he hired with no experience.
..Source-Could be offer to manage at El Paso but not at 950,000-salary
..Source-Proposal to let him become top roving minor league instructor
..Source-Preller could talk to media on Wednesday


Dodgers-Cardinals….NL Wildcard game..Wednesday night…Max Scherzer (15-4) -vs-Adam Wainwright (17-7)…Scherzer (7-0) 1.98-ERA since joining Dodgers but has given up 10-runs in last 10-innings….Cardinals big bats-Nolan Arenado-Tyler O’Neil-Paul Goldschmidt combined 99-homes runs…Dodgers without Max Muncy (36HRs)..but rest of batting order (152HRs)…Dodgers (106-56)…Cardinals won 17-in row and 18-of-20 to get wildcard spot.

Dodgers…Get good news..P-Clayton Kershaw does not need elbow surgery on his UCL ligament..just rest.plasma season weight work

Dodgers…1B-Max Muncy did not tear elbow ligament nor tendon in wrist…but will likely not play in NLDS if Dodgers get that far.


Yankees-Red Sox…AL Wildcard game…Boston led (6-1) at Press Time in 7th…Xander Bogaerts 2RHR in 1st…Kyle Schwarber HR in 3rd-knocked Garritt Cole out in 3rd inning….Alex Verdugo RBI double and 2R-single buried NY……Yankees ran themselves out of rally in 6th-Aaron Judge thrown out at plate trying to score from 1st on Green Monster single…
Winner of game moves onto to play Tampa Bay Rays in AL-Divisional series.

(MLB Notes)

Rockies..sign P-Antonio Senzatela to (5Y-50M) extension..1B-CJ Cron (2Y-14M) extension

Yankees…DFA-P-Andrew Heaney

Cubs..Fire hitting coach Anthony Iapoce
Texas..Fire coaches Don Wakamatsu-Luis Ortiz

Texas…Rangers announced longtime 1st baseman Eddie Robinson has passed at (100Y)…oldest living major leaguer..last of 1948-Cleveland Indians championship team to pass…Played in 1940s..50s for Indians-Tigers-Yankees-A’s…Went on to become GM of Braves and Texas..also worked as advisor to George Stienbrenner-Yankees.

Chargers…Chargers coach Brandon Staley praises “team victory” over Raiders.

Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa calls NFL officiating ‘Pathetic-Blind’ for blown calls….Chop Block non calls…and Facemask call that did not happen.

Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden upset at taunting call on Raiders TE that destroyed potential game tying TD drive..Video show Waller heading back to huddle when he spiked ball-not looking at any Chargers players nor their bench.
(NFL Notes)

Jaguars…Owner Shad Khan will not fire Coach Urban Meyer…”Must regain our trust”….after Video incident in a bar….Reports veteran players say Meyer has “lost lockeroom”…”Zero respect from players”…”Cancelled team meeting-not willing to face players”

Washington..Coach Ron Rivera says team has to get out from under the “Black Cloud” of problems…plaguing it….Injuries-off field problems.

Steelers..Confirm QB-Ben Roethlisberger has hip issue
Bears..RB-David Montgomery-out 5W-knee sprain
Carolina..CB-Shaq Thompson-sprained foot
Miami..WR-Will Fuller-broken finger
Patriots..DE-Henry Anderson torn pectoral muscle
Patriots..Put OT-Isaiah Wynn..OG-Mike Onwenu on Covid list
(Roster Moves)

Patriots..Workout FA-LB-Jamie Collins-ex Lions
49ers..Sign FA-K-Joey Slye-ex Carolina
49ers..Worked out FA-K-Michael Badgley-Brett Maher
Titans..Sign FA-DT-Caraun Reid-ex Chargers-Lions
Titans..Sign FA-LB-John Simon-ex Titans
Saints..Sign FA-K-Cody Parkey-ex Browns-Bears
Broncos..Sign FA-LB-Avery Williamso-ex Jets-Steelers
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Davion Davis-ex Browns
Lions..Sign FA-OT-Ryan McCollum-ex Houston
Atlanta..Activate P-Dustin Colquitt-ex Chiefs
Arizona..Release CB-Quinton Dunbar
(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke press conference comments:
..New Mexico QB-Terry Wilson-ex starter at Kentucky-can throw and run
..Don’t like coaching against friends like Denny Gonzalez-Rocky Long
..We know their defense-they know ours
..Great to be ranked 25th-now have to keep winning to stay there

Alabama..lose QB-Jace McLellan-torn knee ligament

Lakers…Veteran F-Pao Gasol announces retirement from 18Y-NBA career…team will retire his jersey

Detroit…1st round pick Cade Cunningham to miss rest of camp-ankle issue
Toronto..G-Chris Boucher-surgery-broken finger-out 4W

San Diego Gulls…Open training camp in Anaheim with new goalies Ollie Ericksson-Ek and Frank Marotte-ECHL….new power F-Morgan Maisan.

Ducks..sign veteran D-Ben Hutton-ex Vancouver-Toronto

Ottawa..Lose C-Colin White-shoulder injury

Nashville..Assistand coach Todd Richards-hospitalized minor heart attack

Soccer…Team USA-vs-Jamacia in World Cup qualifying game on Thursday

English Premier League…Teams ask EPL to set up 2B-Loan program because of severe financial losses because of covid.

Indy Car…Jimmie Johnson-Romain Grosjean on track at Indianapolis for Rookie Testing Orientation program on Wednesday…to get clearance to run next year in Indy 500.

NASCAR…Bubba Wallace meets with family of former driver Wendel Scott…Wallace won rain-delayed Talladega 500…1st black driver to win a NASCAR race since Scott did it in 1963.

The Athletic…Website that covers sports confirms massive financial losses…35M-this year…41M in 2020….54M in startup year 2019







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