Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

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Padres…In house meetings disussing possible interview with ex-Cubs manager Dave Ross who was (262-284) while the Cubs were rebuilding…made playoffs one time in 4-years…this past year wrecked by injuries to pitching staff.

Dodgers..Team does not offer Qualifying offer (20.3M) to either Clayton Kershaw or DH-JD Martinez.

Dodgers..OF-Keke Hernandez-double hernia surgery-laid up 3-months

Angels..Search for next manager coming down to ex Angel-Gary DiSarcena…ex-Angel Darin Erstad…Buck Showalter-ex Mets…Ron Washington-Braves coach
(MLB Notes)

Brewers..Expressing interest in talking to Don Mattingly-ex Marlins-Dodgers manager-spent last year in Toronto as Bench Coach.

Brewers..Broadsided by Craig Counsell decision to leave after 9-good years as manager.

A’s..Pick up options 2024-2025 on Manager Mark Kotsay
Arizona..Extension for Torey Lovullo-thru 2026
Washington..Hire Miguel Cairo-hitting coach-ex White Sox
Yankees..Hire James Rowson-hitting coach..ex Twins-Tigers
White Sox..Hire Marcus Thames-hitting coach-ex Angels
White Sox..Hire Grady Sizemore-OF coach-ex Indians-Guardians exec

MLB…Says Rule Changes led to quickest World Series games in a decade…This year’s Fall Classic games went (3:01) compared to (3.23) last year.

MLB..Executive of Year..Orioles GM-Mike Elias for guiding Baltimore to (101) wins this year.
(Roster Moves)

Cleveland..Sign FA-C-Christian Bethancourt-ex Tampa Bay
Atlanta..Decline option years P-Kirby Yates-P-Collin McHugh
Cubs..P-Drew Smyly-opts in to remain with team
A’s..Sign FA-3B-Miguel Andujar-ex Pirates
Braves..Sign FA-P-Angel Perdomo-ex Pirates
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Josh Fleming-ex Tampa Bay
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Jalen Beeks-ex Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay-Seattle..TRADE..Rays deal C-Blake Hunt to Mariners
Tampa Bay-Phillies..TRADE..Rays deal P-Mike Mercado
Cubs-Blue Jays..TRADE..Jays acquire P-Brendon Little

Chargers…off day coming off strong defensive performance in ugly win over hapless Jets which came after win over lowly Bears…Bolts (4-4)-host Detroit next weekend

Jets..Coach Robert Salah defends QB-Zach Wilson…”offensive problems are a collective issue-not just on QB”…Defends Off Coor-Nathaniel Hackett “believes in what we are running”….Jets ranked #28-offense (303YPG)..#30-scoring (16PPG)

Jets..Reports lockeroom blowout…’Defense upset at inept Offense’ in ugly Monday night loss to Chargers.

Tennessee…Demotes veteran Ryan Tannehill to backup QB…Will Levis remains starter.
(Roster Moves)

Cowboys..Sign FA-WR-Martavis Bryant-ex Steelers-Raiders
Rams..Sign FA-QB-Carson Wentz-ex Eagles-Colts-Washington (151TD-6Int)
Rams..Release QB-Brett Rypien
Raiders..Sign FA-OT-Brandon Parker-former high draft pick-starter
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Perrion Winfrey-ex Cleveland
Colts..Workout FA-WR-Sammy Watkins-ex Bills-Chiefs-Packers
Houston..Sign FA-K-Matt Ammendola-ex Chiefs
Carolina..Sign FA-LB-Blake Martinez-ex Giants

Cardinals..Activate QB-Kyler Murray from PUP list-could start Sunday
Bears..Activate RB-Khalil Herbert from IR
Houston..IR-DT-Hassan Ridgeway-torn Achilles
Houston..K-Kai Fairbairn-quad injury
Titans..IR-OT-Nick Frere-shoulder surgery
(College Football)

Big 10 Conference….Report that a staffer from another school has turned over evidence to Conference and to Michigan that opponents were sign stealing from UM coaches…Staffer indicated there is wide spread Big 10-sign stealing at many of the schools.

Michigan..Report UM will seek court injunction against Big 10 if they take discipline before NCAA probe is complete.

College FB Playoff Poll…1-Ohio State..2-Georiga…3-Michigan…4-Florida State..5-Washington…6-Oregon

James Madison University…Dukes (9-0) petition NCAA to allow its team to go to a Bowl game this year and play in Sun Belt Championship…NCAA maintains JMU has to abide by rules that make it play 2-years without bowls as it transitions from Division 1AA to Division 1-football

USC..Coach Lincoln Riley says he will build a nationally ranked defense now that he has fired Def Coord-Alex Grinch.

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke autopsy after loss to Utah State dropping record to (3-6)..’There are 6-to-8 plays in a game that influence the outcome-we have to win those plays-we have not’….’I like out physicality-our compete level-on film we are doing good things’

North Carolina..Former Tar Heels coach Carl Torbush passes away (73).

Lakers-at-Houston….Struggling Lakers may not have F-Anthony Davis with hip strain…Lakers interior defensive play and rebounding under fire giving up so many 2nd chance points.

Clippers-at-Brooklyn…Clippers lose backup C-Mason Plumlee with sprained knee

Miami..Hires Udonis Haslem-VP Basketball Development

Portland..C-Robert Williams-surgery for kneecap-bone-ligament damage

Diamond Sports..Announces it will make TV rights fees payments to 15-teams to retain broadcast rights this year.

USC…Bronny James will undergo followup exam following summer cardiac event..could be cleared to join Trojans practices in December.

Kansas…Bill Self (5Y-53M) record contract extension…highest paid coach in country.

Ducks-Penguins…Ducks trailed (1-0) in 2nd period at PressTime..Tuesday game…

Kings-Las Vegas…Wednesday game..Kings (7-2-2) start to season

Gulls-at-Coachella Valley..AHL action..Gulls winless in last 6-games after (2-0) start to season

Oilers..Stunning move..put G-Jack Campbell on waivers..has (4.50-GAA)
Calgary..Put D-Noah Hanifan on trading block
Carolina..G-Frederik Anderson-out indefinitely-blood clot issues

Minnesota..More than 1,000 attend funeral for former Penguins F-Adam Johnson, who died from skate cut to throat playing in Europe.

Snapdragon Stadium…Chose to host 2024-Women’s World Gold Cup final game…March 10th, 2024.


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