Best 15-Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

——(Football)——

Chargers…Sign FA-RB-Ronnie Hillman-ex Denver Broncos-spent 4Y there…started this season with Minnesota Vikings…had (1,895Y) rushing (747Y) receiving in Denver…will become 3rd down back with Melvin Gordon and could return kickoffs…is 3rd all time leading rusher in San Diego State history.

Chargers put NT-Brandon Mebane on injured reserve to open roster spot.
Chargers..Release WR-KR-Griff Whalen.

(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Sio Moore-ex Raiders-Colts
Bears..Sign FA-QB-Dave Fales
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Jeremy Ross

Chiefs..Release RB-Bishop Sankey
Seattle..Release OT-J’Marcus Webb
Lions..Release WR-Corey Fuller
Rams..Release WR-Troy Hill after weekend DUI.

(Teams)

Arizona..Coach Bruce Arians returns to work after overnight stay in hospital for chest pains…did not suffer heart issues.

Colts..Scott Tolziein will start at QB in place of injured Andrew Luck.

Bengals..Vote of confidence K-Mike Nugent..3MFG-3Missed PAT.

Saints..Hire Kevin O’Dea as special teams consultant..had been in Tampa Bay
Rams..Vote of confidence to Off Coor-Rob Boras.

Eagles…OT-Lane Johnson files grievance over NFL suspension for tainted supplement…says Union and NFL did not provide player clarity of informaiton on banned supplement list.

49ers..Chip Kelly..no talks about his job status..team is (1-9).

Tampa Bay..CB-Jude Berineck suspended 4-games for drug violation.

(Injuries)

Houston…DE-JJ Watt confirms he was hospitalized with staph infection of knee at end of last season.

Falcons..Lose P-Matt Bosher-hamstring.
Falcons..RB-Tevin Coleman practices-out with hamstring 4-weeks

Bears..Surgery coming QB-Jay Cutler-torn labrum
Bengals..IR-RB-Gio Bernard-torn ACL.

Lions..TE-Brandon Pettigrew practices-been out all year-knee.
Packers..CB-Demetri Goodson-badly torn ACL-knee

Miami..DE-Dion Jordan practices with team-out all year knee-last year drug suspension

(NFL)

Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Mexico City-Monday Night game “incredibile experience”…will consider future games there.

Oakland…Mayor Libby Shaff says she has reached agreement with group headed by Ronnie Lott to buy land at Oakland Coliseum sight to build stadium for Raiders.

Houston..Texans QB-Brock Osweiler confirmed Mexican fans flashed green lasor light in his face during NFL game on Monday….players says fans in end zone used ‘homophobic slurs” against players.

(College)

Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long defends final play call in going for 2-point conversion in loss to Wyoming…Coaches look at 100-hours of video to study red-zone play…Had 3–plays designed on goal-line..film study said pass to fullback could work against Wyoming goal line defense…

USD….Toreros begin practice for 1AA-playoff game at Cal Poly on Saturday….Non scholarship Toreros face 65-scholarship Mustangs in first round game.

College Football Playoff Poll….Top 4-teams remain same…1-Alabama..2-Ohio State..3-Michigan..4-Clemson….Washington moves to 5th..Wisconsin-6th..Penn State-7th….Group of 5…19-Boise..20-Houston..21-Western Michigan

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——————(Baseball)—————-

Padres…Announce 2017 uniforms…Team dropping Blue & White with Gold Piping….Will wear home White with Blue block lettering and blue piping…Road uniforms will be gray with Blue Block lettering and blue piping…Way back Wednesday pinstripe uniforms remain…Brown uniforms on Friday…Camo uniforms on military Sunday…Shoulder patch will be “SD” letters replacing Petco Park skyline patch…..No “swinging friar” logo either

(MLB)

Owners threaten to lockout players effective December 1st unless new Union agreement is reached with players….Lockout would end free agent signings, prevent baseball trades, and damage Winter Baseball Meetings.

Owners..impasse exists over key items being discussed….

..Owners propose dropping draft pick compensation for FA-get qualifying offer
..Union wants sandwich pick compensation for FA who leave, dropped completely..
..Owners want International Draft-union against it…..
..Union against international draft
..Union proposes 26-regular season roster limits…
..Owners wants to cap September callups-roster to go to 28-not 40.
..Owners wants season to open a week earlier..Monday off days..
..Union rejects overture to cut schedule from 162-to-154-games.
..Owners want strong penalties in Joint Drug Agreement.
..Union wants Luxury Tax money pourtd back into player salaries-and-draft pick pool

Hall of Fame Ballott…New Names added for 2017 voting include Vladimir Guerrero-Expos-Angels…Manny Ramirez-Red Sox-Indians…Pudge Rodriguez-Tigers-Texas…they join players from last year who came close to election…Jeff Bagwell (71%)….Trevor Hoffman (67%)….Roger Clemens (45%)….Barry Bonds (44%)

Orioles…Hire Roger McDowell-Atlanta as new pitching coach.

(Roster)

Mets..Reject contract demand OF-Yoenis Cespedes (5Y-130M).
Rockies..Open contract talks with OF-Carlos Gonzalez about extension.
Twins..Sign FA-C-Juan Castro-(3Y-24M)…starter with Astros.
Cardinals..Release C-Brayan Pena
Seattle..Release P-Tom Wilhelmsen
Texas..Sign FA-P-David Rollins from Cubs
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Nolan Fontana..hit (.203) in Astros system
Astros..Send 1B-Jon Singleton to AAA-exposing him to Rule 5-draft

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—————–(Basketball)———————–

Lakers-W-Oklahoma City (111-109)…Nick Young hits 3-point shot with (:05) left..LA blew 14P-lead in 4th quarter…Russell Westbrooke (34P-13A) night for Thunder…LA (8-7) on season….

Lakers-at-Golden State…Wednesday night matchup….Warriors off to (12-2) start.
Clippers-at-Dallas…Mavericks (2-11) without injured Dirk Nowitzki.

Houston…ex-Rockets G-Stevie Francis faces extradition charges back to Florida..admitted he stole (7,252) cash and items after breaking into a car….was arrested on DUI-marijuana charge in Houston over weekend.

NBA Union…says it is closing in on new CBA with Commissioner Adam Silver-hopes to have deal done by December 5th.

(College)

Aztecs….Thanksgiving break…play next Monday at home
USD-W-Bethune Cookman (96-91) OT…Brett Bailey scores 11 in OT for Torerors…USD hits 15-3’s in game…

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——————-(Hockey)—————-

Ducks-L-New York Islanders (5-4) in OT-shootout…Teams combine for 74-shots on goal…Shootout goes 14-rounds.

LA Kings-vs-New York Islanders…Wednesday night game

Las Vegas…NHL expansion team will be known as “Golden Knights”…Colors-Black-Gold-Silver.

Dallas..Lose D-Johyn Oduya-placed on IR with knee injury..5th Stars player on IR.
Detroit..Lose F-Alexi Marchecnko-shoulder sprain.

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