Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on November 9th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers…Devastating injury list grows with loss of DT-Austin Johnson-fractured kneecap..gone for the year…OT-Trey Pipkins re injured ACL in left knee…WR-Keenan Allen to test ailing hamstring on Wednesday

Rams…Coach Sean McVay says CB-Jalen Ramsey ‘has every right to say what he feels; after criticizing offensive unit….’he has right intentions’….McVay promises to make lineup changes for next weekend game in wake of (3-5) start and faltering offense.

(NFL Notes)

Washington…Report Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has expanded his ownership group to include Matthew McConnaghey and Jay Z as he negotiates to buy the Commanders from disgraced owner Daniel Snyder

Raiders…Coach Josh McDaniels…’we are not going to blow this thing up’…McDaniels (13-23) as head coach

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay says ‘insulted by media’ for inferring Colts bypassed Rooney Rule and veteran coaches by hiring Jeff Saturday-with no coaching experience to become interim head coach.

Colts..Talk to ESPNs Dan Orlovsky about joining staff as offensive consultant
Colts..Bypass Scott Milanovich on staff to name rookie assistant coach Parks Frazier to call plays next game

Colts…Vote of Confidence to GM-Chris Ballard

Arizona..Coach Kliff Kingsbury taking heat for not targeting WR-Robbie Anderson after trading for him..Has 1-reception in 3-games since trade.

Saints..Vote of confidence QB-Andy Dalton-remains starter
(Roster Moves)

Raiders…Release S-Jonathon Abrams-former 1-pick…had 3-interceptions in 3-years..was ranked 120th out of 121 rated safeties in NFL

Arizona..S-Budda Baker-ankle issues..OG-Will Hernandez-pectoral injury
Carolina..Activate S-Jeremy Chinn from IR
Denver..IR-OC-Lloyd Cusheberry-hip issue
Giants..DT-Nick Williams-gone for year=bicep injury
Jets..DT-Sheldon Rankin-IR-dislocated elbow
Raiders..IR-LB-Divine Deablo-knee
49ers..Activate RB-Elijah Mitchell from IR
(College Football)

College Playoff Poll:
1..Georgia goes to top after win over Tennessee
2..Ohio State remains second
4..TCU jumps four spots
5..Tennessee drops from first spot
6..Oregon moves up
9..Alabama drops to 9th after another loss
10.Clemson falters again

Pac 12…Sources say ‘no truth’ to broadcaster Dan Patrick dropping hint Aztecs might be given offer to join as expansion team by end of week…Pac 12 waiting for November 17th  Regents move on UCLA future….Pac 12-still has to negotiate new TV contract…not planning on expanson talks till other issues solved

Padres…Thursday deadline from P-Nick Martinez-opt out of (6.5M) contract to test free agency

Dodgers…Decline option on oft-injured P-Jimmy Nelson-missed 2-years

Angels..GM-Perry Minasian says he recommended team ‘Not Trade’ Shohei Ohtani at trade deadline…says will not entertain any trade offers at Winter Meetings…Ohtani has (1Y-30M) contract before free agency….Owner Arte Moreno agreed no trade should be made.
(MLB Notes)

Manager of Year Candidates-winner to be announced this week
..NL-Dave Roberts-Buck Showalter
..AL-Terry Francona-Scott Servais-Brandon Hyde

..Rookie of Year finalists
..AL-Julio Rodriguez
..NL=Michael Harris-Spencer Strider

..Cy Young Award finalists
..AL-Justin Verlander
..NL-Julio Urias-Sandy Alcantara-Max Fried

Dusty Baker…Says he will return to Houston Astros in 2023 on 1-year deal
Jim Click..Astros GM-Jim Click signs 1-year extension
Brad Ausmus..Resigns as bench coach A’s after (60-102) record
Chris Antonetti..Voted MLB Exec of Year..Cleveland won 92-games with 68M-payroll

Hall of Fame…Era Committee will decide on veteran players whose eligibility expired…Included on list Barry Bonds..Roger Clemens..Curt Schilling..Fred McGriff..Dale Murphy.

World Series…TV ratings Astros-Phillies…2nd lowest of all time Series…Averaged (11.7M) viewers on Fox…2nd lowest to only Dodgers-Tampa Bay 2020-Pandemic World Series
(Roster Moves)

Miami..OF-Jorge Soler-opts in to remain with Marlins
Boston..1B-Eric Hosmer-opts in to stay in Boston..(3Y-39M) left on deal
White Sox…OF-AJ Pollack opts out of (13M) deal to go free agency
Seattle..Will not offer Mitch Haniger (19.8M) qualifying offer-head to free agency

Texas..Decline option on OF-Kole Calhoun
Arizona..Decline option on P-Ian Kennedy
Rockies..P-Scott Oberg-will not pick up option
Phillies..2B-Jean Seugra..not pick up (17M) option
Phillies.P-Zach Eflin-opts out of (16M) deal
Red Sox..Not pick up option P-James Paxton
Reds..Not pickup option of P-Mike Minor
Miami..Not pick up option on 2B-Joey Wendle
Brewers…Pick up 10M option on Kolten Wong

Cubs..Open talks with Japanese FA-P-Koudai Senga..(104-51) record
Kia Tigers..Re-sign FA-OF-Socrates Brito..hit (.311) last year

Lakers-Clippers…Wednesday game…Lakers (2-8)…Clippers (6-5)…F-Kawhi Leonard will miss 9th game in a row

Lakers..Coach Darvin Ham…’I did not come here to lose’…’I am going to force a new culture on this team’….after Lakers gave up (139P) in Monday loss

Kyrie Irving…Met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver over his suspension…two hour meeting called ‘Productive’ but no other details yet

NBA Union…Claims Brooklyn Nets have no rights to imposed 6-measures Kyrie Irving must perform before he can return…’Not part of the CBA-impose this additional discipline on him’

Dwight Howard..Longtime NBA-C-signs in Taiwan
Quinn Cook…Ex Lakers G-signs in China

Nets..G-Ben Simmons continues to struggle…averaging (5P-43%-shooting) has knee ailment also

Suns..G-Chris Paul-heel injury
Suns..G-Cam Johnson-out 6W-knee surgery
Pelicans..F-Larry Nance-hyperextended knee
Spurs..F-Zach Collins-fractured leg

(College Basketball)

USD-vs-Florida Gulf Coast…Wednesday game…Toreros come off lopsided opening night win vs Sonoma State

Aztecs…Off till Friday game with BYU…SDSU exploded for 29P-in-8 minutes in opening night win over Cal State-Fullerton

UCSD…Opening night loss to Seattle University

UCLA…used a (20-0) run to blow out Sacramento State
USC..Shot only 39% in stunning opening night loss to Florida Gulf Coast

Kings-Minnesota Wild….Tied (0-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…..Kings (7-5-1)…Tuesday game

Ducks-at-Minnesota..Wednesday game…Anaheim (4-6-1)

Gulls-W-Henderson…Gulls scored 4-goals in 11-minute span in opening period….Led (7-0) in 3rd period at Press Time……AHL action-Tuesday night..

Maple Leafs..Release D-Danny DeKyzer
Maple Leafs..Activate D-Jordie Benn from IL
Maple Leafs..Former #1 pick Rodion Amirov-undergoing for chemo for brain tumor

Oilers…Evander Kane suffers severe skate cut on wrist in accident hit with Patrick Maroon….Rushed to hospital for emergency surgery on wrist….Listed in stable condition…

Red Wings..Lose F-Felip Zedina-8 weeks-broken leg
Chicago..D-Chris Tanev-knee issue
Colorado..Surgery F-Valeri Nichushkin-ankle-out 6W
Columbus..F-Jakob Vorachuk-out shoulder issue
Vancouver…Activate RW-Brock Boeser-out 6G-injuries


USA…World Cup Soccer team releases its roster on Wednesday…Decisions coming on injured goaltenders. Matt Turner-Zach Steffan…health of Weston McKinnie-leg…Sergino Dest-oblique….status of young players Tim Ream..Josh Sargent…Ricardo Pepi

USA..Chris Richards ruled out..not recovered from leg injury


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