Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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Padres-L-Tampa Bay (15-1)…Rays hit 5-home runs to blowout San Diego in possibly worst lost of season..Tampa had just 48-wins on year…Edwin Jackson gets bombed early with walks-home run…Carlos Villanueva gives up 4-home runs in relief…Brad Miller 2-homers..Luke Maile 3R-double-RBI blowout loss…San Diego now (10-18) since right before the All Star break…now season worst 19-games under .500…(50-69) on the season.

San Diego-Rays..Final game series..Christian Friedrich (4-8)-vs-Chris Archer (6-16)..Friederich has won just 1-of-last 10-starts.

Padres..Recall P-Kevin Quackenbush from El Paso (2.08-ERA)…demote Leonel Campos to AAA.

Padres..P-Tyson Ross throws combined 45P-on Monday-in live batting practice-then bullpen session…might be one more BP-outing then to minor league rehab starts….Followed with 31P-simulated game on Tuesday.

Padres..OF-Jon Jay-CT of broken forearm-not completelyhealed-not ready to take batting practice nor throw

Padres…Minor Leagues-Recent Draft Picks
P-Calvin Quantrill-#1 pick-(3.2inn-0ER-5K)-now (11inn-0R-17K)-Class A A-Northwest League
P-Eric Lauer…(16inn-3R-22K) at Tri Cities
P-Joe Lucchesi…(1.61-ERA)…(26inn-37-innings) at Tri Cities
OF-Josh hitting (.304) Lake Elsinore.

Dodgers-W-Phillies (15-5)..Chase Utley solo HR-Grand Slam HR
..Yasmani Grandal 3H-3RBI…LA erupts for 8R in 7th inning..LA now (66-52)

LA-Philadelphia..Wednesday matchup..Scott Kazmire(90-6)-vs-Jake Thompson
Dodgers..Yasiel Puig-Oklahoma City…(.435-2HR-9RBI) in 6-games.
Dodgers..Release OF-Zach Walters

Angels-W-Mariners (7-6)..Albert Pujols 3R-HR..Halos hit 3-bombs..Snap 11-game losing streak
Angels-Seattle..Final game of series-Tyler Skaggs (1-1) starts for Halos.
Angels..Tim Lincecum-lst start Salt Lake City..(4.1inn-4R-4H-4W) lost.


Cubs-W-Milwaukee..Trevor Cahill 5-shutout innings-win opening game DH
Cubs-W-Brewers..Complete sweep-Javy Baez 2R-HR
Red Sox-W-Orioles..Mookie Betts 2HRs-5RBI
Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Russell Martin 2HRs-Tulowitzki-Encarnarcio HRs
Indians-W-White Sox..Mike Napoli RBI single
Tigers-L-Royals..Dan Duffy runs record (10-1)
Braves-L-Twins..Erwin Santana throws 7-shutout innings
Marlins-L-Reds..Tucker Barnhardt Grand Slam HR
Rangers-W-A’s..Rougned Odor HBP-bases loaded 10th..Texas scores 3R
Cardinals-W-Astros..Jed Gyorko 3R-HR
Nationals-Rockies…DJ LeMahieu 2R-HR in rain delayed game
Mets-W-Diamondbacks..Noah Syndegaard-Kelly Johnson HRs
Giants-Pirates..Jung Kang HR in 8th for Bucs lead

(Roster Moves)

Tigers-Braves..Trade..Atlanta deals SS-Eric Aybar to Tigers-2 minor leaguers
Mets..P-Logan Verrett (5.36-ERA)..balks at demotion to AAA-neck issue.
Giants..Sign FA-P-Joe Nathan-ex Cubs-Tigers-Twins
Giants..Release OF-Chris Denorfia
Red Sox..Discuss possible deal with P-Jon Papelbon-released Washington.
Braves..Call up SS-Darby Swanson-top player in draft in 2015


Twins..MRI-3B-Miguel Sano-elbow
A’s..Surgery 3B-Jed Lowrie-torn ligament foot
Cardinals..Surgery OF-Matt Holliday-fractured hand
Indians..Surgery OF-Michael Brantley-bicep
Cardinals..DL-P-Seth Maness-elbow
Yankees..Surgery-P-Nathan Eovalid-elbow-to miss 2017


A’s..OF- Coco Crisp angry at benching-accuses A’s of sitting him so he would not reach 130-game limit and get vested 13M-salary next year.



Chargers-Arizona Cardinals….Arizona coach Bruce Ariens taken to hospital just before 6pm with stomach pains-seemed disoriented…Had met with media earlier in afternoon…

Bolts-Redbirds..Controlled scrimmage-workout-Qualcomm Stadium….Chargers down 3-defensive lineman….DE-Tenny Palepoi yet to play…plus shoulder surgery for Sean Lissimore…and Joey Bosa holdout…Also ailing LB-Jatavious Brown and LB-Chris Landrum…

San Diego-Arizona..Discussing holding joint practices in Phoenix next year prior to preseason game.

Bills..NFL suspends DT-Marcel Dareus 4G-drug violation..will lose (3.5M) in salary-bonuses…Bills blistering quote..”Put himself above the club”

Steelers..LB-James Harrison facing suspension for refusing to meet with NFL to discuss his name being part of Al Jazeera TV report on HGH use.

Union…Meets to discuss filing another grievance-saying NFL cannot order player to disciplinary hearing if he has never been charged with a crime…nor had positive drug test.

Hall of Fame…Places 2-Contributors names on ballott…Cowboys owner JerryJones…former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue…Bypasses Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

(Roster Moves)

Titans-Eagles…Trade..Tennessee deals WR-Dorial Beckham Green to Eagles for OG-Dennis Kelly.

49ers..Sign FA-QB-Christian Ponder-ex Vikings starter.
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Alex Carrington-ex Bills
Jets..Sign FA-RB-Antone Smith-ex Falcons
Packers..Workout FA-QB-Vince Young-ex #1 pick-Tennessee.


Arizona..Activate S-Tyrann Mathieu from PUP.
Bills..Activate LB-Manny Lawson from PUP
Chiefs..ActivateRB-Jamal Charles from PUP-goes thru lite workout.
Dallas..DE-DeMarcus Ware-cleared workouts-coming off back surgery.
Ravens..WR-Breshard Perriman goes thru lst workout-missed last year-knee
Bengals..WR-Brandon LaFell-torn ligament in hand
Cowboys..TE-James Hanna-knee score-out 4W
Jets..Put RB-Bernard Pierce on IR-hamstring
Browns..OT-Joe Thomas leaves workouts with back issues


Patriots..Expel C-Brian Stork-S-Malcom Butler from workouts-fights with Bears players.
Steelers..Will sit Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown-LeVeon Bell from preseason game again this week.


ESPN Analyst..Rod Gilmour-confirms fighting blood cancer.



Butler University…Former Bulldogs C-Joel Cornette passes away-(35Y)-found dead in his apartment-possible heart attack…Last spring,C-Andrew Smith passed with brain tumor.



Ducks..Sign FA-F-Antoine Vermette-top faceoff man..scored 17G last year-Arizona.
Coyotes..Sign FA-F-Radim Vrbata-ex-Vancouver Canuck.

Ducks..Hire Suda Maharaj-as goaltender coach-was with Gulls last year.
Gulls..Hire Jean Francois Labbe-goaltending coach…Spent 10Y in AHL…in AHL Hall of Fame…played in NHL-NY Rangers-Columbus Blue Jackets.



FIFA…Jorge Havelange-former President for 20-years..passes away at 100 in Brazil….was i8mplicated in taking 10M-kickback on TV contracts.



Men 200M-Qualifying..Usain Bolt-Justin Gatlin-LeShawn Merritt qualify…Bolt ran a (20.2) to easily win heat….Andre deGrasse-Canada won his heat (20.08)

Women 1500M…Jenny Simpson gets lst ever US medal in event-strong finish in getting Bronze finishing 3rd..

Basketball..USA Men-vs-Argentina-led by Manu Ginobli-Luis Scola tonite
Basketball..USA-Women-W-Japan..Brittany Griner leads (10-0) scoring run..US wins again pulling away in 3rd quarter

Soccer..Sweden-Women-upset Brazil in semi finals-after beating USA.

Gymnastics…Floor Exercise..Simone Bilels-Ali Raismann win Gold-Siver with 1-2 finish.

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