Best 15 Minutes-Sports-Friday-11/20

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——(Football)——–
Chargers-Kansas City…Setback for San Diego…..OG-DJ Fluker leaves practice with possible concussion symptoms-at first thought was illness issue…..Now put in concussion protocol…..Came in contact drills on Wednesday…..3rd concussion of his career……Of top 8-OL-only Joe Barksdale has gotten thru the season without a major injury issue….Bolts-Chiefs-two teams trying to save the season….Chargers (2-7) healthiest have been since mid October-till Fluker injury…..LT-King Dunlop-LG-Orlando Franklin expected to start upfront….San Diego has 5-losses by a TD or less….Chiefs started (1-5)-have won 3-in row….KC has losses of 1-1-6…..QB-Alex Smith (2173P-23%R)….10TD-3Int……Chiefs Defense (26QBX-16-Turnovers.

Chargers…Retire LaDainian Tomlinson #21-halftime ceremony….(3,684R-4,772Rec)…162-TDs in likely Hall of Fame career….also threw 8-halfback option TDs…..set NFL record with 31-TDs in one season.
(Schedule)
Broncos-Bears…QB-Brock Osweiler replaces injured Peyton Manning…Jay Cutler-lst start vs old team-Broncos
Green Bay-Minnesota….Packers trying to avoid 3-game losing streak..Aaron Rodgers has ailing shoulder.
Bengals-Arizona…Andy Dalton-vs-Carson Palmer….Cardinals (20-4) with Palmer as starter since beginning 2014-season.
New England-Buffalo..Tom Brady (95-15) Gillette Stadium in career…Brady (24-3) vs Bills.
Dallas-Miami..Tony Romo to start-Cowboys lost 7-row
Jets-Houston…New York trying to snap tailspin.
Raiders-Detroit…Oakland trying to end 2G-losing streak.
Colts-Atlanta..Matt Hassleback replaces injured Andrew Luck.
Tampa Bay-Eagles..Jameis Winston 4G without turnover..Mark Sanchez replaces injured Sam Bradford
Rams-Baltimore…St. Louis benches QB-Nick Foles.
Washington-Carolina…Panthers try to go (10-0)..Kirk Cousins coming off 4TD game.
Seattle-San Francisco..Seahawks need to get hot to get in wildcard race

Jacksonville-W-Tennessee (19-13)…Blake Bortels (242P-TD)..Marcus Mariota (231P)….2-QBs sacked combined 8X in game…Thursday Night Football
(NFL)
NFL announces teams will be allowed next April to trade compensation sandwich picks they receiver for losing free agents.
NFL..Concussion lawsuit sent on to Court of Appeals Judge for ruling.

Ray Rice…Ex-Ravens RB says Dallas-DE-Greg Hardy nmeeds to take a deeper look at severity of domestic abuse case he was involved in-be sincere in his actions on and off the field.

Lions…Hire Ford Executive Rod Wood to become President of NFL team…will run Business Side operation…Will hire new Lions GM.

(College Football).

SDSU-UNLV…Aztecs go for 7th win in a row….State defense phenominal…Allowing just (297YPG)-24-turnovers-22-sacks-Opposing QBs 53%-completion rate…28% on 3rd downs….During SDSU win streak-Defense 10Int-12-QB Sacks….QB-Maxwell Smith has gone 8-straight games without an interception…..(9TD-0 Int)..completing 63% of passes during winning streak touch
USD-Butler…Toreros close out schedule…Dale Lindsey”s team (8-2) on season.

(Mountain West)

Air Force-Boise…Falcons (7-3)..Broncos (7-3)…Winner likely takes Mountain Division race.
Fresno State-BYU..Bulldogs (3-7)
Nevada-Utah State…Wolfpack (5-4)…Aggies (5-5)
Colorado State-New Mexico…Bob Davie (6-4) with Lobos
San Jose-Hawaii..Spartans (4-6)..Warriors (2-9)

(Pac-12)

USC-Oregon….Trojans-Ducks both (7-3)
UCLA-Utah…Bruins (7-3)..Utes (8-2)…shootout QBs-Josh Rosen-Travis Wilson in Salt Lake City…Utes RB-Devontae Booker-knee surgery-meniscus
Arizona-Arizona State..Cats (6-5)..Sun Devils (5-5)..both disappointing seasons.
Washington-Oregon State..Huskie (4-6)..Beavers (2-9)-disaster year.
Washington State-Colorado..Cougars (7-3)
Stanford-Cal…The Game-QB matchup Jared Goff-vs-Kevin Hogan.

(Top 25)

1-Clemson-Wake Forest..Tigers (10-0)
2-Alabama-Charleston Southern…strange non conference game
3-Ohio State-Michigan State…Spartains QB-Connor Cook-shoulder injury
4-Notre Dame-Boston College…Game at Fenway Park.
5-Iowa-Purdue…Hawkeyes (10-0)
6-Oklahoma State-Baylor..Cowboys (10-0)..Bears (8-1)
7-Oklahoma-TCU…Sooners (9-1)..Frogs (9-1

(Division II-III Playoffs)

Colorado State-Puelbo–vs-Indianapolis
Slippery Rock (10-1)-vs-Virginia Union
Mount Union (10-0)-vs-St. Lawrence
Washington & Lee (10-0)-vs-Thomas More
Linfield (10-0)-vs-Whitman

——(Baseball)——-
Padres….Set 40-Man Roster this afternoon for upcoming Rule 5-Draft….Padres had 36 on protected list.

NL-MVP…Bryce Harper-Nationals-unanimous choice…(.333BA)…(.460-On Base)…(.649-Slugging)….42HRs.
AL-MVP..Josh Donaldson-Toronto (41HR-123RBI)…23-votes…Angels-Mike Trout runnerup-7 votes

(Teams)

Blue Jays….Want to interview Dodgers Assistatn GM-Josh Byrnes

(Roster)

Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Ryan Jackson-ex Angel-Padres-Astros
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Scott Hairston-ex Padres-A’s-Diamondbacks…
—–(Basketball)——

LA Clippers-L-Golden State (122-117)….Warriors wipe out 23-point deficit….go on (27-4) binge in 4th quarter to win….Warriors now (13-0)…Steph Curry scores 40 in win…outgunning Chris Paul (33P)……Clippers hit 5-3 point shots early in game…Go (17-for-24) shooting in lst half….Chris Paul hit 7-straight shots in first half….built 23P-lead over the Warriors…Clippers scored 68-in first half alone….Warriors shot 73% in 4th quarter-raining 3’s everywhere

LA Lakers-Toronto….Lakers (2-9) host Raptors
Clippers-Portland….LA on road

Sacramento….C-Demarcos Cousins-1G-suspension for flagrant foul elbow.
Boston…Celtics offer scouting job to just fired Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale.
76ers….Coach Brett Brown on thin ice…Team (0-12) coming off 27-turnover game.

San Diego State-Arkansas Little Rock-Saturday afternoon 1pm game…Aztecs (2-1).
USD-Cal State Fullerton…Saturday game…Toreros (0-2) start to season

—–(Hockey)—–

Ducks-W-Florida Panthers (3-1)…Jacob Silfverberg breaks 20-game scoreless drought with goal…Anaheim (7-9-4)

Kings-at-Detroit…Friday night matchup….LA (12-6) record.

Gulls-at-Grand Rapids….San Diego lost 3-in row.

NYIslanders..Team puts star D-Travis Hamonic on trading block-family problems-wants to play closer to Western Canada home.

—–(General)——

NASCAR…Miami 400-Final race in Chase for Championsip-Jeff Gordon final race career-in running for 5M-prize bonus..Kyle Busch-Kevin Harvick-Matrin Truex other finalists still eligible.

San Diego Sockers….Host-Ontario in indoor soccer-Sports Arena….Sockers (1-1) this season.

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