Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 14th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….NFL Meetings Open today…Owner Dean Spanos in recepit of letter from City Council and Mayor proposing $1-dollar a year lease of Stadium land at Qualcomm…Mayor reportedly will ask Dean Spanos to forego January 15th decision date..and keep the January 2018 date and give City-County coalition a full year to develop a new plan for the Q-sight…Under former Q-plan, Chargers would have paid 1M a year to rent Stadium…this plan gives it to them for 1-dollar a year…Chargers refuse to comment on City Council letter.

Chargers..NBC Sports reporting Chargers sources say Dean Spanos is infuriated council members would leak the letter to the media before telling him…Says City intentionally trying to ’embarrass’ his family…says proposal will never pass scrutiny.

Chargers..Reportedly will ask NFL to waive ‘debt limit bylaw’ and would allow them to borrow 260M they could use to help pay the 550M in territorial money they would owe if they went to Los Angeles.

Chargers..Reports say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell trying help created side funding issues to help Chargers stay in San Diego.

(NFL)

Raiders..Confirmed they met with Ronnie Lott and Fortress Investments to discuss their proposal to build 1.3B NFL Stadium on Oakland Coliseum sight.

NFL..Announces Rams-Miami-Cleveland and Jacksonville will give up home dates next year to play games in London….Ravens-Saints-Vikings-Arizona will be visiting opponents in those games.

Indianapolis..Confirm that former Colts TE-Konrad Reuland has died at age 29-of blood clot on brain.

Jets..Memorial service for slain RB-Joe McKnight…Pallbearers included Mark Sanchez..D’Brickashaw Ferguson..Antonio Cromartie..Bart Scott.

Rams..Announce they will wear ‘throwback’ Blue and White helmets and jersey’s in Thursday game vs Seattle.

Rams…Hot list of candidates for vacant coaching job include Josh McDaniels-Patriots…Matt Patricia-Patriots..Tom Coughlin-Giants…and Kyle Shanahan.

Rams..DE-William Hayes criticizes team for firing Coach Jeff Fisher..”he did not lose the locker room”.

(Roster Moves)

Ravens..Release PR-Devin Hester…scored 20TDs in career on returns.
Miami..Sign FA-QB-TJ Yates-ex-Houston
Tampa Bay..Release S-Major Wright..Sign FA-DE-John Hughes.
Washington..Sign FA-LB-Nick Moody-ex Rams.
Chiefs..Workout LB-James Laurinaitis..Miles Burris..Jasper Brinkley.
Bengals..Release veteran K-Mike Nugent-missed 6PAT kicks.
Bengals..Sign FA-K-Randy Bullock-ex Houston-Dallas-Steelers
Arizona..Activate LB-Scooby Wright..QB-Zach Dysart to roster

(Injuries)

Arizona..IR-S-Tyvon Branch-Groin..IR-CB-Deonte Buchannan-ankle.
Ravens..IR-RB-Lorenzo Taliaferro-hamstring
Cowboys..IR-LB-Jaylon Smith-2nd round pick-never played-nerve damage knee.
Houston..IR-WR-Braxton Miller-shoulder
Colts..IR-CB-Patrick Robinson-groin
Miami..IR-DE-Dion Jordan-remains on NFI list for rest of season.
Jets..IR-S-Marcus Gilchrist-knee..OG-Brco Giacomili-back
Raiders..say OG-Kelechi Osemele hospitalized last weekend-kidney stone.
Seahawks..IR-RB-Troy Pope-neck..FB-Will Takafu-concussion
Redskins..IR-LB-Su’ua Cravens-knee..LB-Will Compton-knee

(College

Temple..Hires Geoff Collins as head coach-was Def Coor-Florida.
Florida Atlantic…Hires Lane Kiffin-Alabama…Takes paycut 1.4M to 950,000
Delaware..Hires Dan Rocco-was (43-21) at Richmond.
South Florida..Charley Strong-reaches buyout with Texas..will get (9.4M)

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…………..(Baseball)………………

Padres..Sign FA-P-Zach Lee-ex lst round pick Dodgers..had (6.18-ERA) Tacoma.

Dodgers-Twins…Trade talks..P-Jose DeLeon for 2B-Brian Dozier

Angels-Brewers..Trade..Halos get C-Martin Maldonado for C-Jeff Bandy.

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Cubs..Offering Tyson Ross (1Y-11M) deal-half incentives.

Brewers..Sign FA-P-Ryan Webb-ex Tampa Bay.
Red Sox..Sign FA-3B-Matt Dominguez-ex Astros-Blue Jays
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Emmanuel Burriss-ex-Giants
Washington..Sign FA-P-Tim Collins-ex Royals..P-Jacob Turner-ex-White Sox

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…………..(Basketball)…………………

Lakers-Brooklyn….LA lost 7-in row

Clippers-Orlando….LA starts Eastern road swing.

Oklahoma City…Kevin Durant-ex Thunder star…donates 57,000-cash to buy a building to school ‘homeless’ childdren in OKC.

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…………………(Hockey)……………..

San Diego Gulls-L-Ontario (3-2)..Reign outshoot Gulls (32-20) on Sports Arena Ice…San Diego scored just 2-goals in last 3-games, all losses..after an 8-game win string…..

Kings-L-Buffalo (6-3)..LA loses (2-0) lead on road..Sabres score 4-goals in (6:13) span vs Peter Budaj…Jack Eichel scores twice for Buffalo. ….

Ducks-L-Dallas (6-2)..Stars exploded for 5-goals in 8-minutes in 3rd period-knock goalie John Gibson out of game…..

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……………..(General)…………………

Phil Mickelson…Undergoes 2nd hernia surgery…out indefinitely….had first surgery last month.

Dale Earnhardt…NASCAR doctors clear him to begin off season testing with eye towards Daytona 500…Missed 16-races with severe post concussion snydrome issues from two early season crashes last year.
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