Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on November 30th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(World Cup)….

USA-W-Iran (1-0)….Christian Pulisic scored game winning goal while colliding with goalie going for loose ball at 38′ mark….Pulisic suffered a bruised pelvic… injury in crashing into goalie…..finished first half but left for scan exams…Status for knockout round game  with Netherlands on Saturday….Pulisic says he expects to play.

..USA has scored just 2-goals in last 5-games but moves on
..FB-Walker Zimmerman cleared lose ball infront of open net 98′ mark
..Zimmerman had 5-headers in final 5-minutes to clear passes out of box
..Weston McKinnie had goal voided 51′ on offside
..USA held Iran without a shot for 81-minutes of game
..USA dominated opening half…(9-0) on shots..61-39% possession time
..F-Josh Sargent strong first half-injured knee in 2nd half
..Iran dominated second half pressing forward after Pulisic injury

England-W-Wales (3-0)..Marcus Rashford scores 2-goals…England scores in 50-51′ goals after scoreless first half to win group..Wales eliminated..did not have captain Gareth Bale for game

Senegal-W-Ecuador (2-1)..Kai Koulibaly scores in 70′ for win
Netherlands-W-Qatar (2-0)..Orange score in 26-49′

(Wednesday Schedule)

Argentina-vs-Poland..Showdown Lionel Messi-vs-Robert Lewandowski

Mexico-Saudi Arabia..El Tri likely to be ousted from tourney..has not gotten out of group play since 1978…Coach Tato Martino to be fired  if team eliminated.


Fox TV….USA-England-World Cup game on Monday had 20M-viewership in the USA.

Juventus…CEO and entire Board of Directors resign in wake of scandal and charges of ‘kickbacks’ to key members on players transfer fees…Club has lost 517M-in the last 3-years…UEFA has asked Seerie A-League for massive sanctions against the franchise.


Tiger Woods…Pulls out of Bahamas Tourey with plantar fascitis in foot…Has had problems walking 18 holes.

Tiger Woods..Continues criticism of LIV in press conference:
..Greg Norman has to go as leader of LIV before we can have PGA-LIV talk
..How can they have validity by buying up tours
..Players who jumped showed disregard to the tour that helped them win
..Players made tasteless comments-why do that
..Phil Mickelson’s ‘obnoxious greed comment’ was tasteless

Padres…Being outpriced in free agency..Owner Peter Seidler not willing to go over 233M-luxury tax threshold
..Jose Abreu-White Sox-asked for 20M per season
..Mike Clevinger wanted pay hike 5M-to 12M
..Jurickson Profar wanted pay raise 7.8M to 15M
..AJ Pollock asked for 15M a year

Dodgers…Met Monday night with FA-P-Justin Verlander-exHouston….Met Tuesday with Red Sox SS-Xander Bogaerts.

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Shelby Miller…ex-Arizona-Braves starter..has struggled with arm problems with Giants-Texas-Pirates

Angels..Sign FA-P-Chris Devenski-ex Diamondbacks-Astros-4th acquisition this off season
(Roster Moves)

Mets..Visit with FA-P-Carlos Rodon-ex Giants
Pirates..Visit with FA-P-Kyle Gibson-ex Phillies
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Trevor Gott-ex Milwaukee
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Jeimer Candelario-ex Tigers
Reds..Sign FA-C-Luke Maile-ex Cleveland
(MLB Notes)

Toronto…Hiring ex Dodgers-Marlins manager Don Mattingly as bench coach

MLB Union…Gives 5Y-extension to Players Association President Tony Clark after finalizing a successful CBA agreement.

A’s…Incoming Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao says his top priority is to come up with agreement to build new Stadium for A’s as part of 12B-entertainment district on waterfront…He has access to a 259M-grant to help fund part of the project.

Mets..Elevate Eric Chavez to bench coach
Tigers..Miguel Cabrera says he will retire after 2023 season.

Colts..Criticism of rookie coach Jeff Saturday-mishandling of clock in Monday Night loss to Steelers.

Packers..Vote of confidence to Def Coord-Joe Barry…Defense has given up over 400Y in each of last 3-games…Gave up (363Y) rushing last week

Chargers..NFL stats show Run Defense giving up (5.53YPC)-worst in NFL since 2000.

Rams…DT-Aaron Donald-high ankle sprain
Packers..QB-Aaron Rogers has oblique and rib injury–might play Sunday
Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs has calf issue..has (1159Y) rushing this year
Raiders..IR-S-Anthony Averett-turf toe injury
Eagles..IR-S-CJ Johnson-lacerated kidney
Steelers..RB-Najee Harris-core muscle injury
Arizona…Ot-DJ Humphries on IR..3rd starting OL on IR
Bills..OT-Dion Dawkins-ankle injury
Lions..S-Charles Harris-IR-groin injury
(Roster Moves)

Bills…Sign FA-WR-John Brown-ex Arizona-Baltimore
Dallas..Release DE-Torelle Basham
Packers..Release S-Jon Abram-ex Raiders
(College Football)

College Football Playoffs..1-Georgia…2-Michigan…3-TCU….4-USC-jumped up….5-Ohio State tumbled from #2 ranking
..Georgia plays LSU in SEC title game
..Michigan meets Purdue in Big 10 title game
..TCU faces Kansas State in Big 12 championship game
..USC-Utah in rematch game in Pac 12-title game

College Playoffs…Give Rose Bowl a Wednesday night deadline to agree to be part of Bowl Rotation and TV time slots to host games in 12-team playoffs in 2024 when 12-team playoffs are to begin.  ..Rose Bowl wants right to play its games in its historic January 1st-2pm time slot and does not want to host 1st or 2nd round play-in games.

Northwestern…Fire Def Coord-Jim O’Neil and 3-assistants in wake of (1-11) season
Kentucky..Fires Off Coord-Rich Scangarello

Texas..QB-Hudson Card-enters Transfer Portal..has 3-years eligibility left.

Aztecs-W-UC Irvine  (72-69)…Adam Seiko-Micah Parish hit 3-point shots in final minute to win back and forth shooting spree game…Aztecs had just 2-baskets in 7- minute span to trail..then hit 5-straight shots to get back in it….Survived (28P) from DJ Davis in win…Aztecs (5-3)

Clippers-W-Portland (118-112)……Wild comeback from Clippers-down 18P….Norman Powell led huge comebcack with 21-point-4th quarter….Powell finished (32P)…Clippers back to back block shots in final minute preserve win…Survived combined (69P) from Jerami Grant-Anfernee Simons-Blazers..Tuesday Night game

Lakers-Portland…Wednesday game
Clippers-Utah..Road game on Wednesday

Minnesota..F-Karl Anthony Townss-out 6W-calf injury
Orlando..Activacte G-Markelle Fultz…G-Cole Anthony from injured list

Dwight Howard..Longtime NBA center injures knee in workouts in Taiwan

Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard will sit out games this week…Has missed 107-of-112 games.

Ducks-L-Nashville (2-1) OT…Roman Jusi OT goal for Predators…..Ducks G-John Gibson faced 41-shots in loss…Anaheim (6-15-2)…..Tuesday game

Kings-Seattle…Wild game-Kraken led (7-6) in 2nd period at Press Time……G-Jon Quick pulled after giving up 5-early goals…

San Diego Gulls-vs-Colorado Eagles…Wednesday game Pechanga Arena…Gulls (6-13) in horrid start

Gulls..Sign D-Adam Nielsen-Utah Grizzlies to contract…was leading scoring defenseman in ECHL this year….Played for Tucson Roadrunners-Toronto Marlies in AHL in previous years.

Kings..Call up F-s Jordan Spence-Sam Fagemo from Ontario AHL

Boston..Activate D-Derek Forbort-from Injured List
Vancouver..Send D-Jack Rathbone..F-Vasily Podkolzin to AHL
Arizona..Veteran F-Mario Kempe-signs with Lulea-Sweden

Dallas..Sign F-Roope Heintz to (8Y-66M) extension

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