Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)….

(Playoffs)

Cubs-L-Rockies (2-1) in 13 innings…….NL Wildcard game…Backup catcher Tony Wolters 13th inning RBI single for winning record….Rockies had 3-straight singles with 2-outs in 13th off Kyle Hendricks……Cubs used 9-pitchers…Rockies used 7-hurlers…Cubs starter Jon Lester pulled after 6-innings-9 strikeouts…..Colorado starter Kyle Freehand 6.2-innings of shutout ball….High drama game…Nolan Arenado sac fly for Rockies early….Javy Baez RBI single in 8th inning ties game….Rockies relievers pitch out of jams in 7th-8th-9th innings….Cubs 1st place run ends with stunning setback….Cubs scored just 1-run in 2-playoffs games at home…Rockies will face Milwaukee in NL Divisional series.

Yankees-A’s….AL Wildcard game in New York….Luis Severino (19-8) starts for NY…Oakland, in stunning move, is moving reliever Liam Hendricks (0-1) out of bullpen into rotation in possible bullpen day start…..A’s struggled with starters all year-have employed 15-different starters-bypassing Mike Fiers-Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson in game…A’s led home run hitters Khris Davis (48)…Matt Olson (29)…Steven Piscotty (27)….Yankees counter with Ginacarlo Stanton (38)..Aaron Judge-Aaron Hicks-Miguel Andujar (27)

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(MLB)

Twins..Fire manager Paul Molitor…was (305-343)…led Minnesota to wildcard playoff game last year.

Angels..GM-Billy Eppler says he wants a manager who will ‘connect’ with the players….Called Mike Scoscia a ‘Hall of Fame’ manager.

Department of Justice…has begun probe of corruptive signing of players in Latin America…..Sports Illustrated says it has dossier on LA Dodgers dealings ….possible questionable corrupt tactics used by possibly 5-Dodgers Latin scouts…..Looking at shredding of documents and doctoring of contracts……and use of boscones….stash houses…and kickbacks to street agents.

Dodges…say Hyun Jin-Ryu (7-3) will start first playoff game against Atlanta instead of Clayton Kershaw.

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…..(Football)……..

Aztecs….Coach Rocky Long confirms injured QB-Christian Chapman has begun football drills-running the scout team in workouts-wearing a brace…no indication if Chapman is ahead of schedule in rehab-or will remain out full 6-weeks…..DT-Noble Hall will return from dislocated wrist and play at Boise State

Baylor…NCAA-charges school with ‘lack of institutional control’….and former coach Art Briles with lack of compliance in aftermath of investigation of players and sexual assault outbreak on campus…Probe showed 31-players involved in 52-rape incidents in 4-years during the Briles era.

Alabama….former coach Mike DuBose suffers wounds when handgun he was hunting with accidentally fired.

UNLV..QB-Armani Rogers out with foot injury….13th year in row Rebels have lost starting QB with injuries.

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(NFL)

Chargers…Release veteran P-Drew Kazor despite (47.7Y) average over 6-years….sign ex-Eagles P-Donnie Jones, (45YPP) last season…also has been holder for FG-Caleb Sturgis in past.)

Chargers….DE-Corey Liuget returns to team after 4-game suspension for use of PED to treat foot injury last year.

Chargers…Evlauating long snapper and holder in addition to K-Caleb Sturgis, who has missed 5-kicks (2FG-3PAT) in 4-weeks….Coach Anthony Lynn refuses to give Sturgis a vote of confidence.

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(Injuries)

Broncos..RT-Jared Veldheer-sprained knee
Lions..S-Quandre Diggs-broken hand
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-hamstring
Steelers..IR-S-Nat Behre-torn pectoral
Browns..IR-CB-Terrance Mitchell-broken forearm

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(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Sign FA-DT-Michael Bennett-ex Jaguars

Lions..workout Res-Fitz Touissant-ex Steelers…RB-Terrance West-ex Ravens.

Colts..Release RB-Jeremy McNichols-ex Boise State
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Jon Williams-ex-Saints

Miami..Release DT-Jordan Phillips-former 2nd round pick
Miami…Sign FA-C-Wes Johnson-ex Lions

Rams..Release K-Sam Ficken-missed 2-field goals
Rams..Sign K-Cairo Santos-ex Chiefs

Bills..Sign FA-CB-Dontae Johnson-ex Seattle
Bills..Release DE-Nate Orchard

Bucs..Release DT-Jerel Worthy…
Bucs..Sign FA-DT-Rakeem Roches
Saints..Release WR-Brandon Tate

Vikings..Workout-DE-Lamarr Houston-ex Raiders-Bears…DE-Robert Ayers-ex Miami-Titans

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(NFL)

Pittsburgh…RB-Le’Veon Bell says Steelers are trying to win at both ends…get him into camp…but only guarantee him 17M-guaranteed money when other RBs-David Johnson and Todd Gurley have signed for 30-to-41M in guarantees

Pittsburgh…coach Mike Tomlin says he has had ‘no conversation’ with Le’Veon Bell….’he needs to talk to me before he’s on this team’.

Cleveland..coach Hue Jackson-critical of WRs-TE-RBs…9-dropped passes in loss to Oakland.

Broncos..Upset with veteran P-Marquette King…had 3-punts-28Y average in home game on Monday.

Seattle…NFL fines S-Earl Thomas 10,000 for taunting bench a week ago…still facing fine for obscene gesture at Seahawks bench this past Sundag.

Atlanta..NFL fines DL-Brian Poole 40,108 for two personal foul penalties.

Broncos..NFL fines RB-Philip Lindsey 10,000 for punch thrown at bottom of pile a week ago.

Jets..NFL fines RB-Isaiah Crowell 13,368 for obscene gesture in end zone a week ago.

Seattle..NFL suspends LB-Mychael Kendrick after guilty plea on theft of 950,000 from insider trading a year ago while with Eagles.

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(Alliance American Football)

Spring League…announces more player signings.

San Diego Fleet..QBs Josh Johnson-USD..Marcus McDade-Fresno…RB-Bishop Sankey-Washington…OT-Terry Poole-SDSU….WR-Isaih Burse-Fresno.

Arizona…QB-Mike Bercovicci-ASU…RB-DeMario Richard-ASU…RB-James Butler-Nevada
Atlanta..QB-Marquise Williams-North Carolina
Birmingham..QB-Blake Sims-Alabama
Memphis..QB-Zach Mettenberger-LSU
Orlando..QB-Stephen Morris-Miami
Salt Lake City..QB-Tommy Armstrong-Nebraska
San Antonio…QB-Trevor Knight-Texas AM.

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……(Basketball)…….

New York….Federal trial in Adidas slush fund scandal begins…opening statement…Defense lawyer for Adidas official James Gatto says client did not violate federal law-saying NCAA bylaws are not federal law….Attorney says Gatto was asked by schools to match offers made by other schools to families of recruits….Lawer said he gave 110,000 to family of Louisville recruit Brian Bowen-said Nike-Oregon had offered more money….said Arizona offered 150,000 to a remit….Kansas offered 20,000…..Adidas made the payments on behalf of schools it sponsored.

Lakers-L-Denver..(113-111)..Nuggets hit 12-3s…..Lakers never made big run……LeBron James played 15-minutes then sat out rest of game…(5-6) shooting for 15 points…..Lakers now (0-2) after Tuesday preseason game

Suns…1st round pick C-DeAndre Ayton (24P-10R-3BS) vs Sacramento in last exhibition game.

76ers..G-Jerryd Bayless-sprained knee

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……..(Hockey)……..

(NHL)…Season Opens on Wednesday

Toronto-Montreal..debut big money FA-John Tavares with Leafs

Washington-Boston…Caps unveil Stanley Cup banner

Calgary-Vancouver…Canucks begin in post-sedan-era…Canucks one of youngest teams in NHL

Ducks-San Jose…Sharks debut of D-Erik Karlsson-Ducks open season without Corey Perry-Ryan Kesler-Patrick Eaves-Ondraj Kase.

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Ducks….Open season with injury crisis….lose F-Ondraj Kase with concussion from hit vs LA Kings…..Put LW-Kevin Roy…LW-Max Jones on injured list also…already without Corey Perry-Ryan Kesler-Patrick Eaves…..also without unsigned holdout LW-Nick Ritchie

Ducks…Opening night roster includes 5-rookies-including 1st round pick Isac Lundestrom…Kiefer Sherwood…Sam Steel…Troy Terry and Max Comtois…..ducks have 11-new players on roster .

LA Kings…Release LW-Emerson Etem
Kings…Put Dustin Brown-Gabe Villardi-Johnny Brodzinki on injured list

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Carolina…Lose starting G-Scott Darling-knee injury-out 3W
Carolina..Claim G-Curtis McIlheny from Toronto on waivers
Flyers..Claim G-Calvin Pickard on waivers from Toronto
Edmonton..sign FA-kF-Alex Chiasson-ex Capials…FAD-Jaso Garrison-ex Las Vegas
Vancouver…loans C-Sam Gagne to Toronto Marlies-AHL

Gulls…..Make 5-roster moves….pick up LW-Joe Blandish and D-Jaycob Menga sent down by Ducks.
Gulls…Send rookie D-Terrance Omarosa…Chris Forney…Scott Moldenhauer to Tulsa of ECHL….

Sabres..Lose F-Scotrt Wilson-8W-fractured ankle
Montreal..F-Jacob DeLaRosa hospitalized with cardiac event
Montreal…D-Simon Despres sent to Laval-AHL continue comeback from concussion issues

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Seattle…Onwership group makes expansion presentation to Board of Governors, detailing financing plans for 700-M renovation of Key Arena…NHL expected to vote on application in December with Seattle to join league in 2020.

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……(General)……

(Champions League)

Manchester City-W-Hoffenheim….City gives up goal in 1st minute…gets goals from Sergio Ageuro-David Silva to win (2-1)

Manchester United-Tie-Valencia…Man U gets only 4-shots on goal..winds up in tie…Man U now winless in last 4-matches

Crisitano Ronaldo….Suit filed by Las Vegas woman charging soccer star raped her in 2009 then tried to intimidate her to take a payoff to keep quiet.

Ryder Cup….Golfers on US team derided Patrick Reed for his criticism…saying Reed ‘begged’ for chance to play with Tiger Woods in Four Ball Tourney…then lost two days in a row.

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