Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 8th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Chargers..Confirm WR-Keenan Allen has been vaccinated…Can be reinstated after 2-clean Covid test results in consecutive days.

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(Roster Moves)

Saints..Release WR-Kenny Stills
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Will Compton-ex Washington
Buffalo..Release OT-Bobby Hart

 

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(NFL Notes)

NFL Union…Says it wants league office to coduct full probe of all teams about possible forged Covid cards

Cowboys..coach Mike McCarthy likely to rejoin team on Thursday after clearing Covid protocols

Bill Glass..Legendary Cleveland Browns pass rusher-1960s-passes away (86Y)

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(Injuries)

Washington …QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick will have season ending hip surgery on dislocation..has been out since hit on opening day

Giants..QBs-Daniel Jones-neck..Mike Glennon-concussion miss practice..might not play vs Chargers..meaning rookie Jake Fromm would make 1st NFL start

49ers..RB-Trent Cannon released from hospital after observation for concussion
49ers..Lose CB-Emmanuel Mosely with ankle sprain
Rams..C-Brian Allen-sprained knee
Vikings..Activate CB-Patrick Peterson from Covid list
Cowboys..Activate DE-Randy Gregory from IR list
Carolina..Put OG-Trent Scott on Covid list
Browns..WR-David Njoku on Covid list
Titans..Acrtivate CB-Kevin Byard from Covid list

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(College Football)

Heisman Trophy…4-finalists invited to Ceremonies in NY-Saturday…Alabama QB-Bryce Young..Ohio State QB-CJ Stroud..Pitt QB-Ken Pickett..Michigan DE-Aiden Hutchinson

TV Ratings..Alabama-Georgia had (18.3M)-viewers-2nd highest of season just behind Ohio State-Michigan (18.9M) viewers

Mountain West Conference Game…Aztecs-Utah State drew (830,000) viewers

Virginia..Interviews Anthony Poindexter for Cavs head coaching job…was Co-Def Coord-Penn State..20-year assistant

Nevada..Interested in former Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford for Wolfpack job
Pitt…Off Coord-Mark Whipple-resigns after 3-years on job

Oregon..DE-Kaylon Thibodeaux files for NFL draft
Purdue..DE-George Karlaftis files for NFL draft

Aztecs…coach Brady Hoke upset at teams poor play in MWC title game-press conference”
..It was real crappy loss-didn’t do anything right
..Should have intercepted 3-passes
..Were (1-14) on 3rd downs
..We had 3-late hits on QBs that extended drives
..We had great week of practice
..Did not practice some guys because of health issues
..24-seniors on roster want to win this bowl game-get 12th win
..This was a 1-off bad outing
..We had a lot of hits on USU quarterback-not change Logan Bonner demeanour
..Will re-think recruiting QBs-need to have guys who are accurate
..No idea on starting QB for Bowl..Brookshire will start practice as #1
..Not talking about players held out of game
..Teams across the country had spikes..we are just like them
..Maybe not fair to San Diego media what we told CBS about ill players
..Maybe I didn’t tell CBS-someone else did
..Transparency-I have to protect the kids
..Daniel Bellinger-Zach Thomas both invited to College All Star Games

Aztecs…AD JD Wicker comments:
..95%-players are vaccinated
5%-have medical or religious exemptions
..SDSU has not required players to get Booster shots
..Maybe we have become lax…we test weekly…we got vaccinated
..Maybe we weren’t dialed in

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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-Boston…LA led (79-65) in 3rd quarter after scoring explosion right after halftime…Tuesday game…Lakers (12-12) on season

Clippers-Celtics..Wednesday matchup…Clippers (13-12) this year

Chicago..G-Alex Caruso-setback in rehab hamstring injury
Lakers..F-Trevor Ariza goes thru full scrimmage-coming off ankle surgery
Bulls..G-DeMar DeRozan-placed on Covid list
Charlotte..G-Ish Smith goes on Covid list…5th Hornets player in 4-days to get ill
Miami..G-Jimmy Butler-bruised back-hip
Pacers..G-TJ McConnell-surgery-torn tendon wrist-out four months
Miami…C-Bam Adebayo-surgery-thumb-out 6W

Denver…Veteran G-Tyreek Evans applies for reinstatement-been suspended for 2Y for drug violations…Career (15PPG) average

Aztecs-Cal State Fullerton…SDSU (5-3) to face Titans

Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher press conference:
..Team has had spirited workouts after loss to Michigan
..Not having Lamont Butler put huge workload on TreyPulliam
..Pulliam played 38-minutes..ran offense..but had to defend elite players other end
..Butler will be out 3-to-5 weeks more with fractured wrist
..Tai Diabete remains out with Covid situation
..Chad Baker played well-will earn more playing time

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…(Baseball)…

A’s..Interview coach Mark Kotsay for managerial job
Mets..Will interview former player David Wright for managers job
Mets..interview Bob Geren-bench coach Dodgers..ex-A’s manager for NY job

Yakult Swallows..Japan-sign FA-P-AJ Cole-ex Toronto
Rakuten Eagles..Japan-sign OF-Jose Marmolejos-ex Seattle..hit (.338-28HR) in AAA
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Steven Gonsalve-ex Red Sox

Hall of Fame…Will enshrine baseball writer Tim Kurkjian-ESPN into Writers Wing-Cooperstown..Currently at ESPN
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…(Hockey)…

Ducks-W-Sabres (2-0)….Anthony Stolarz 25-save shutout….Sonny Milano key goal…..Tuesday game…Anaheim (14-9-4)

Ducks..C-Ryan Getzlaf..C-Adam Henrique-could both be back by weekend

Maple Leafs..RW-Mitch Marner-out 4W-sprained shoulder..F-Rasmus Sundin-out 2W-shoulder

San Jose…Attempting to trade F-Evander Kane-willing to pay (3.5M) of his (7M) salary this year
Toronto…C-Jason Spezza 6-game suspension for knee check that led to bad concussion of a player
Nashville..Lose G-Juusi Saros-Covid issue
Washington…Cancel Tuesday practice…Covid concerns on roster

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-C-Riley Nash-ex Winnipeg
Flyers..Sign FA-D-Kevin Connaughton-ex Florida
Charlotte…AHL team signs FA-G-Devan Dubnyk-ex San Jose-Edmonton-Minnesota goalie
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…(General)…

San Diego Waves,,,,Expansion team in National Women’s Soccer League…signs veteran Team USA-soccer star Alex Morgan-played for Orlando…Acquires Team Canada-goal keeper Kailen Sheridan from Gotham FC-New York.

Horse Racing…Santa Anita doctors perform autopsy on Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit-who dropped dead of heart attack after workout at Santa Anita on Monday morning.
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