Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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Padres…Internal meetings about structure of interviews for new manager…Sources say Padres have added Brad Ausmus (ex-Tigers-Angels)..Jeff Bannister (ex-Texas-Pirates)..John Gibbons (ex-Blue Jays) to interview list.

Padres…Bruce Bochy (ex Giants)…Buck Showalter (ex Orioles) both confirm they have yet to be contacted by Padres about interview.

Padres…Give bench coach Bobby Dickerson permission to interview with Phillies


Dodgers-Giants….Dodgers led (7-2) in 8th inning at Press Time….LA jumped out to early lead..Mookie Betts 2RHR…Trea Turner RBI double….Will Smith added 2RHR….Walker Beuhler-pitching on 3-day rest threw 4-plus shutout innings…..Series will be tied (2-2)..if .Dodgers win would force Game 5-in San Francisco on Thursday.

Braves-W-Brewers (5-4)…Atlanta wins series..Freddie Freeman (3-5) game winning HR in 8th…Reliever Will Smith picks up 3rd save in 3-games in series……

Astros-W-White Sox (10-1)…Carlos Correa-Alex Bregman 2R-doubles..Jose Altuve 3RHR in blowout win….Houston wins series..Sox starters had (10.22-ERA) in series-pounded by Houston lineup..
(Schedule)..Wednesday..Day off

Braves..OF-Jorge Soler-positive Covid test
Astros..OF-Jake Myers-shoulder injury
Giants..P-Tony Watson to throw simulated game
(MLB Notes)

Mets…Will interview Josh Byrnes of Dodgers for President of Baseball Ops in NY…Byrnes-ex GM-Padres-Arizona…has been Director of Operations for Dodgers the last 8-years.

Mets…Want to interview Buck Showalter for vacant manager’s job
Phillies..Hire Kevin Long-hitting coach-ex Washington

MLB..Says Qualifying offers for Free agents this winter will be (18.4M)…down from last years (18.9M) record figure

Raiders…Mounting criticism owner Mark Davis has not addressed the Jon Gruden incident 24-hours after forced resignation.

NFL..Pressure mounts on NFL to take action against other NFL coaches-front office execs-who took part and commented on Jon Gruden’s Emails involving racial comments..sexism…criticism of gays ..mocking of those involved in Diversity or Social protest…Sources say Gruden was ‘ringleader of Email chain’….Will league discipline others who replied in similar fashion?

NFL…Lawyers for 40-female Redskin employees-who sued the team for sexual harassment..demand NHL release 650,000-Emails to determine what other execs were in knowledge of the Sexual misconduct within team..and how only Jon Gruden could be removed from a job-eventhough he was not part of sexual harassment case..

Tampa Bay…Glazer family ownership removes Jon Gruden from Bucs ‘Ring of Honor’

Dallas..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones comments on Jon Gruden situation…’We’re all accountable for things done-even in fleeting moment’

NFL..discussing playing 2-regular season games in Germany…looking at Munich-Frankfurt-Dusseldorf.

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin….’Time for 4-young WRs on roster to step up to replace WR-JuJu Smith-Shuster.

Steelers…WTAE reports Steelers fan arrested for distributing ashes of family member on football field at Heinz Field.

Denver..Coach Vic Fangio gives vote of confidence to Off Coord-Pat Shurmur.
(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Sign FA-OG-Senio Kelemete-former starters Saints-Arizona-Houston.

Chargers..IR-OG-Oday Aboushi-knee surgery

Seattle…Workout FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars
Seattle..Release CB-Tre Flowers
Saints..Release CB-Desmond Trufant
49ers..Release S-Buster Skrine
Broncos..Sign FA-WR-John Brown-ex Bills-Raiders
Steelers..Sign FA-WR-Anthony Miller-ex Bears-Houston
Packers..Sign FA-CB-Quenton Dunbar-ex Arizona-Washington
Bengals..Sign FA-RB-Elijah Holyfield-ex Falcons
Saints..Sign FA-K-Brian Johnson-ex Bears
Chiefs..Sign FA-RB-Elijah McGuire-ex Jets
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Avery Williamson-ex Steelers-Jets
Jaguars..Release RB-Wendell Smallwood..WR-Devin Smith
Titans..OT-Ty Sambrailo-retires

Ravens..Workout FA-CB-Darqueeze Dennard-ex Bengals.

Arizona..DE-Chandler Jones-Positive Covid test
Bears..IR-LB-Jerry Attaochu-seaosn ending pec injury
Bengals..IR-CB-Trae Waynes-hamstring
Browns..IR-FB-Andy Janovich-hamstring..S-MJ Stewart-knee
Broncos..OG-Graham Glasnow-irregular heartbeat issue
Lions..OC-Frank Ragnow-surgery toe-season ending injury
Saints..IR-K-Cody Parkey-hamstring
Giants..IR-CB-Rodarious Williams-knee
Eagles..OG-Lane Johnson remains away from team-personal issues
Rams..IR-S-Darius Williams-ankle
Ravens..IR-OG-Ben Cleveland-knee
49ers..QB-Trey Lance-out with strained knee

Miami..Activate QB-Tua Tagovailoa-had been out with fractured rib
Seattle..Activate TE-Gerald Everett from IR
(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke comments:

..QB-Robert Haskell..he can play in 4-games..we don’t plan to redshirt anyone in this day and age of college football..Transfer portal has change everything..We have designed certain packages for him…

..QB-Jordan Brookshire struggles with footwork-accuaracy..’we’re on that’

..Dominant defense..’Great leadership from guys played alot of snaps..this group understands demeanor we must play at…They judge how hard we must play at the snap…play fast-play physical.

..Matt Ariza..he is an NFL kicker

Arizona…Wildcats (0-5)..Lose QB-Jordan McCann-knee surgery-out for year

Brooklyn Nets…GM-Sean Marks bans G-Kyrie Irving from practicing and playing part time schedule…Irving refuses to get vaccine..will not have a part time player…Could miss as mahy as 43-games and forefeit more than half his salary.

76ers…Unhappy G-Ben Simmons reports to camp for training camp Covid test..has been docked 3-game checks worth 1.1M so far…Still wants to be traded.

Charlotte Hornets…Li Angelo Ball to sign NBA-G League conract after playing well in Las Vegas summer league…Could get called up by Hornets

Boston..C-Al Horford-placed on Covid list
Toronto..C-Khem Birch-activated from Covid list
San Antonio..Release for former 1st round pick Luka Samanic
Bucks..Release C-Johnny O’Bryant
Bulls..Release C-Dan Oturu
Golden State..Release F-Langston Galloway
Hawks..Release F-Jahlil Okafor

Aztecs..Get 3rd commitment fron top recruit:
..6-2-G-Koren Johnson-Seattle
..6-8-F-Elijah Sanders-Phoenix
..6’7-F-Miles Byrd-Stockton

Ducks-Winnipeg…Opening night of season in Anaheim-Wednesday
Ducks..Opening night roster loaded with youth
..10-first round picks on roster
..10-players under age 24
.. 6-players under age 22
..Top draft picks Mason McTavish..Trevor Zegras..Jamie Drysdale

Kings..Open season on Thursday vs Las Vegas
Kings..Roster includes new faces:
..1st round draft pick D-Tobias Bjornfot
..Rookie F-Vlad Trachev
..F-Arthur Kaliyev
..F-Lias Andersson

Las Vegas-Seattle..Knights jump to early (2-0) lead against expansion Kraken..Max Pacioretty-Jon Marchessault score 2-goals in 3-minute span early in 1st period…Knights led (4-3) in 3rd period at Press Time..

Pittsburgh-W-Tampa Bay..Brian Boyle-Danton Heinen score first period goals..Pens erupt 4G in 3rd period in surprise (5-2) win


Colorado..5-players go on Covid list including hi scoring Nathan McKinnon
Seattle..5-players out of lineu-Covid-including Jared McCann..
Las Vegas..F-Mattias Janmark-placed on Covid list
Vancouver..F-Brandon Sutter-placed on Covid list

Toronto..D-Nikita Gusev-sigs with KHL-St Petersburg-Russia
Rangers..Suspend F-Vitak Kravtsov-refused report AHL
Columbus..Suspend F-Mikko Lehtonnen-refused to report to AHL

Montreal..Sign F-Nick Suzuki (8Y-63M) etension

San Jose..Sharks remove high scoring F-Evander Kane from roster while NHL continues investigation of Kane on ‘covid violations..gambling issues..domestic abuse case”

San Jose..Report Commissioner Gary Bettman considering putting Evander Kane on Commissioner’s Discipline list without pay for possible 3-major legal issues.

NHL…Gary Bettman says only 4-players out of 736-on opening night rosters are unvaccinated.

Ducks..Send veteran D-Ben Hutton to San Diego Gulls-AHL.
Gulls..Open AHL season on Saturday-at Stockton..Gulls play 4-of-5 on the road.

Soccer…USA-vs-Costa Rica…Wednesday night in Columbus…USA (2-1-1)…Possible lineup changes…18-year old Ricardo Pepi to be returned to starting lineup…MF-Wes McKennie  coming back from Covid violations

Newcastle United…considering firing Coach Steve Bruce…team is (0-4-3) in 19th place in English Premier League


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