Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on October 4th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Baseball)…….

(Wildcard Playoffs)

Yankees-W.Twins (8-4)…New York wins AL wildcard game-surviving Twins 3R opening inning when Minnesota knocked out NY starter Luis Severino….Aaron Judge hits 2R-line-drive HR to give Yankees lead..Didi Gregarious slammed a 3R-HR…Brett Gardner added a solo HR….Yankees got 8.2 brilliant innings-allowing just 1-run out of bullpen after Severino was knocked out in first inning …Twins ace Ervin Santana did not get to the 3rd inning, and NY rallied against Minnesota bullpen….Yankees eliminate Minnesota for the 5th straight time in post season play…Twins just (1-14) vs New York in post season play in last decade…Yankees head to Cleveland to ALDS.

Rockies-Diamondbacks…Jon Gray (10-4)-vs-Zack Grienke (17-7) in Phoenix…Rockies (87-75)l..Snakes (93-63)…..Rockies led by OF-Charlie Blackmon (.331)….Arizona red-hot….OF-JD Martinez (29HR-62G) since coming over from Detroit Tigets…Paul Goldschmidt (34HR)…

Rockies…Big splits from home to road….(.298BA-110HR) at Coors Field…(.248-80HR) on road.

Diamondbacks…at home (.274-122HR)….on road (.235-98HR)….Arizona (11-8) vs Rockies this season….Greinke is (13-1) at Chase Field this year…

Indians..Surprise-name Trevor Bauer over Corey Kluber for game 1-ALDS
Houston..Will start Justin Verlander then Dallas Keuchel in NLDS.
Red Sox..say Chris Sale-Drew Pomeranz will start first two games against Houston…
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Dodgers…Ready for NLDS hosts NL-wildcard winner on Friday…with Clayton Kershaw-Yu Darvish to start games 1-2 at Dodgets Stadium.

Angels…Report OF-Justin Upton will opt out of final 4Y of his 88M contract to try and get bigger payday…comings off (.273-35HR) season….earning 22M per year…wants to be paid close to 27M-earned by Yoenis Cespedes or 29M-Giancarlo Stanton owed.

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(MLB)

Miami…Incoming President Derek Jeter says he will have to make unpopular decisions in rebuilding club….Inherits horrible pitching staff…empty farm system and back-end loaded 285M-owed slugger Giancarlo Stanton….Marlins were 27th in attendance.

Tigers..Interview Fredi Gonzalez-ex Braves for vacant managerial job.
Cardinals..Fire pitching coach Derek Lilliquist
Tampa Bay..Fire pitching coach Jim Hickey-bench coach Tom Foley
Mariners..Fire Bench Coach Tim Bogar..IF-coach-Casey Candele.
Mets..Fire pitching coach Dan Wsrthen and team head trainer

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…..(Football)……..

Chargers…Release C-Matt Tuerk-day after taken off NFL suspended list for PED use…Former 3rxd round pick….Release DE-Whitney Richardson off developmental squad.

Chargers….Release of Tuerk means in last 4-drafts…covering 2013-to-2016 under John Spanos-Tom Telesko….of total 25-players taken…16 either waived or on IR with chronic injury issues.

Chargers…TV ratings for Sunday game vs Eagles (3.2)…an all time low in NFL home market history….Raiders-Broncos game in LA had (9.0) rating…Rams-Cowboys drew (9.1)

Chargers..Sign FA-RB-LeShun Daniels-had been in Patriots camp…had (1,895Y) rushing at Iowa.

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(NFL Teams)

Bears…NFL reduces Danny Trevathan suspension from 2G to 1-after violent helmet hit.

Cowboys..Still waiting judge decision on Ezekiel Elliott 6-game suspension…was expected on Tuesday-did not come

Browns…Coach Hue Jackson says winning in NFL-fixing troubled teams hard..Browns are (1-19) in his reign as head coach…and (2-29) in 3-year span.

Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger says team does not need distractions like Antonio Brown sideline tantrum showed on weekend.

Redskins..WR-Desean Jackson wants more passes…has caught only 9-balls in 4-weeks…targeted just 20-times.

Broncos…John Bolen-troubled son of owner Pat Bolen to sell his 30% ownership stake in club…has had arrest issues with domestic abuse and alcohol within the last year.

(Roster Moves)

Titans..Sign FA-QB-Brandon Weeden…had worked out Matt Barkley..TJ Yates and Matt McGloin…did not look at Colin Kaeperneck-RGIII

Titans..Release LB-Josh Carraway-S

Bills..Release S-Robert Blanton
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Philly Brown-ex Carolina…FA-Shamarko Thomas-S-ex-Jaguars.

Carolina..Sign FA-S-Jairus Byrd-ex-Bills-Saints

Colts..Sign FA-OC-Mike Person-ex Dolphins…
Colts..Release-LB-Sean Spence

Jets..Release TE-Will Tye
Saints..Workout LB-Gerald Hodge-ex Bills

Vikings..Reinstate WR-Michael Floyd from suspended list

(Injuries)

49ers..WR-Marquise Goodwin-suffers 4th concussion in 14-months.
Saints..IR-OT-Zach Strife-Leg
Cols..QB-Andrew Luck cleared for full practices
Packers..RB-Ty Montgomery-1-broken rib…2-cracked ribs
Atlanta..DT-Jack Crawford-IR-torn bicep

(NFL)

Browns…Jim Haslem-owner….sells 37% of his trucking company Pilot Flying J ti Warren Buffett.

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(College)

Aztecs…coach Rocky Long, in unusual display, says “a lot of fans want to see SDSU fail than win-alot more negative than positive out there:…..SDSU is ranked 19th in country…won 26-of-29 games…has 18th ranked defense in nation…and leading rusher in Rashaad Penny….Long says game at UNLV will be a ‘different week’ than normal because of the tragedy….SDSU has 5-players from Las Vegas nd 2-assistant coaches

Aztecs…Sign home-home series with Toledo Rockets of Mid American Conference…follows deals with Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois of MAC.

Washington State…fined 25,000-for allowing fans to rush the field last week after upset win vs USC.

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….(Basketball)……….

USC…Disgraced-indicted assistant coach Tony Bland hires controversial lawyer who represented James Gotti-Mafia…and drug dealer El Choppo in battle over Adidas Slush Fund money scandal.

NBA…announces change in All Star Game weekend….Captains of teams will choose the players after fans vote final list….There will be no Eastern-vs-Western Conference matches.

Atlanta…..C-Miles Plume out with quad injury.

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………(Hockey)………..

LA Kings…1st year employee Christiana Duarte-who worked in marketing-was 1 of victims in Las Vegas shootings…she worked last year for the AHL-Tucson Roadrunners….her brother (Mikey) plays in the White Sox farm system…she is a cousin to former White Sox-Braves catcher Gerald Laird.

Anaheim Ducks…Hire Padres TV anchor Mike Pomeranz to do NHL pre-post games on Fox Sports West.

NHL-Opening night tonite
..Calgary opens at Edmonton in ‘Battle of Alberta’.
..Maple Leafs at Winnipeg
..Penguins host San Jose-defending Stanley Cup
..Flyers-at-San Jose.

Penguins-Vancouver…Trade-Pittsburgh deals D-Derek Pouliot to Canucks for 4th round pick.

Las Vegas..Golden Knights acquire Boston Bruins backup goalie Malcom Subban.

Calgary..Sign FA-F-Tanner Glass-ex Rangers

Leafs..F-Joff Lupul fails 2nd physical..placed on injured reserve will get 5.2M-salary

Carolina..F-Lee Stepniak-to miss 4W-hip injury

Las Vegas..F-James Neal put on IR list-not recovered broken hand suffered in playoffs last year.

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