Best 15 Minutes Sports-Friday—10/23

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——-(Baseball)——

Royals-Blue Jays…Game 6-ALCS-tonight in Kansas City…..David Price-vs-Yordano Ventura….Price (0-7) career starts in postseason…KC leads (3-2)

Mets….Will have 5-days off to get pitching staff rested up….Game 1-World Series will be Tuesday…….Mets 3B-Juan Uribe will not be available-slow to recover chest injury.

(Teams)

Dodgers…Don Mattingly leaves as manager with 1-Y left on contract…..Was about to be offered extension-decided he did not feel comfortable working for people-who did not hire him….(446-363) career record in LA….(8-11) postseason…..Won 3-division titles-never got to World Series….Expected to be front runner for Miami Marlins job.

Dodgers…Lead candidates include Gabe Kaplar-was in Tampa Bay with VP-Andrew Friedman…..Bob Geren-worked in Oakland with current GM…..Tim Wallach-Dodgers bench coach….Ron Roenicke-ex Brewers manager….Bud Black-ex-Padres manager….Dave Martinez-bench coach Cubs-Tampa Bay.

Washington…Get permission to interview Dave Martinez-Cubs coach for Nats manager’s job.
Red Sox…Medical exams show Manager John Farrell-cancer free.
Brewers..Hire Derek Johnson-Pitching coach-had been with Cubs.
Seattle…Scott Servais-2nd interview-Angels exec.
Cubs..Dan Haren-P-announces retirement.
Texas…1B-OF-Kyle Blanks opts out of contract for Free Agency.

(MLB)

Yomiuri Giants…Betting scandal spreads-4 pitchers implicated now in betting on games their teams played in the Nippon Baseball League.

 

 

——(Football)——-

Chargers-Raiders….Philip Rivers leads NFL in pass attempts-completions-yards….Averaging (352YPG) passing….Has (102QBRating)….Melvin Gordon will return as starting RB-despite 4-fumbles…..Chargers likely without WR-Keenan Allen…S-Eric Weddle…LB-Mantei Te’o……OL-King Dunlop-Orlando Franklin-Chris Watt return to practice-all to play….Chargers defense continues poor play….Run defense allowing (5.4YPC) worst in NFL….Defense has allowed 28Plays-Plus 20Yards this season…Run Defense allowed (17-Runs-Plus 10Y) this year…..Chargers begin stretch of games against weakest teams in league-those teams combined record (7-22).

Raiders…QB-Derek Carr (1171Y-8TD-3Int)…..has (93QBRating)…..Amari Cooper-Michael Crabtree combined (55R) averaging (12YPC)…Raiders record since Super Bowl 2002….(58-140)…not had winning season in 13-years.

(Governor)

Jerry Brown certifies an expedited environmental review of plans for NFL Stadium in Mission Valley-putting into effect a 270-day window in which any-all lawsuits must be settled…if suits wind up in lowe courts or appeal courts…Chargers lawyer Mark Fabiani says the expedited review could lead to more lawsuits and delays…Mayor Kevin Faulconer calls Fabiani ‘uninformed’ about the new state laws.

(Schedule)

Jets-Patriots….Todd Bowles team (4-1)…Brady-Belicheck (5-0)
Steelers-Chiefs…Landry Jones makes lst NFL start..Chiefs (1-5)
Saints-Colts…Game that could save Coaches Career…Chuck Pagano-Sean Payton in trouble.
Cowboys-Giants…Cowboys may start Matt Cassell….Giants battered after last week loss.
Eagles-Carolina…Cam Newton-Panthers (5-0)…Sam Bradford stays at QB despite interceptions.
Bills-Jaguars…Played in London, England
Falcons-Titans…QB-Marcus Mariota questionable with knee injury.
Browns-Rams…Josh McCown vs Rams defense 5-#1 pick in Defensive Line.
Bucs-Redskins…Turnover prone QBs-Jameis Winston-vs-Kirk Cousins.
Vikings-Lions…Adrian Peterson-hand injury
Texans-Miami…Dolphins coming off big win in coach Dan Campbell debut.
Ravens-Arizona…Baltimore (1-5) start vs Cardinals (4-2)

(Scoreboard)

Seahawks-W-49ers (20-3)..Marshawn Lynch (122R)…Russell Wilson 43Y-TD pass…Survives 5-sacks…Seahawks defense held Niners (143Y)-8 first downs-had 6-sacks…..Colin Kaeperneck (1-6) vs Seattle-career…Seattle (3-4)…San Francisco (2-5).

(Roster)

Bears..Release DT-Jay Ratleff-escorted from building by police after argument with GM-Ryan Pace.
Arizona..Release DE-Lawrence Okoye.
Jaguars..Release DE-Ziggy Hood…Release QB-Jeff Tuel
Vikings..Sign FA-DT-Kenrick Ellis-ex Jet
Patriots..Workout S-Cortland Finnegan.
49ers..WR-Brandon Lloyd-retires

(Injuries)

Vikings..DE-Everson Griffin taken to hospital-irregular heartbeat-tested clean.
Bills..WR-Percy Harvin-hip-knee injuries.
Cowboys..WR-Dez Bryant runs full speed-makes all cuts in practice coming off foot surgery.
Giants..WR-Victor Cruz-MRI shows calf injury not healed.
Jets..RB-Steven Ridley-off PUP-goes thru full practice.

(College)

SDSU-Utah State…Friday Night Football…Battle of top two defensive teams in Mountain West Conference….Aztecs-Aggies both won 3-in row…USU coming off huge upset blowout win over Boise State….Aztecs defense rnaked #2 (296YPG)….Aggies #3 (303)….Teams have combined for 31-takeaways-34-QB sacks this season…USU-QB-Kent Myers is (8-1) as starter since replacing Chuckie Keeton….Aztecs Hall of Fame Night-Honor Billy Blanton (8,100YP-67TD) playing for Ted Tollner-Tom Kraft.

(Mountain West)
Fresno State-Air Force…Falcons (3-3)
Hawaii-Nevada…Wolfpack (3-4)
New Mexico-San Jose State…Lobos (4-3)
Boise State-Wyoming…Broncos (5-2)

(Pac 12)
UCLA-W-California…QB-Josh Rosen throws 333Y-3TD early…..Bruins (5-2) Defense beats up Jared Goff…Bears lost 2-row after (5-0) start..
USC-Utah…Utes ranked 3rd in nation (6-0)…Trojans (3-3)
Stanford-Washington..Cardinal won 5-in row.
Washington State-Arizona…Cougars led by hot QB-Luke Falk..both teams (4-2)
Oregon State-Colorado..Beavers (2-4)

(Top 20)
1-Ohio State-Rutgers
2-Baylor-Iowa State
3-Utah-USC
4-TCU -Bye Week
5-LSU-WKentucky
6-Clemson-Miami
7-Michigan State-Indiana

 

 

——(Basketball)—–

Lamar Odom….Family members say minor improvement in his speech from apparent stroke….Police investigation-Odom spent 75,000-week with 2-women at Nevada Brothel….Women told police Odom snorted cocaine…ingested 10-tabs viagra supplement…Drank Cognac before having seizure…Blood Clot.

Atlanta..Hawks G-Thabo Sefolosha files 50M-lawsuit againt 8-NY policemen-broken his leg while trying to stop a bar fight in which another NBA player-Chris Copeland was stabbed….Suing for excessive force.

 

 

——–(Hockey)———

Ducks-L-Nashville (5-1)….Anaheim falls to (1-4-1)…have scored just 6G-in-6 Games
Kings-San Jose…Milan Lucic-Tyler Toffoli score early for quick start for Kings.
Minnesota-W-Columbus….Blue Jackets fall (0-8)…debut new coach John Tortorella.

LA Kings-Carolina Hurricane tonight at Staples Center.

SDGulls (3-0)…AHL roadtrip……at San Jose tonite….at Bakersfield on Saturday.

 

 

——-(General)——–

NASCAR…Chase for Championship runs the Talladega 500-Field will be cut from 12-to-8 in chase for 5M-prize after this race..

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