Best 15 Minutes Sports–Friday—12/18

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Chargers-Miami….Bolts (3-10)-Dolphins (5-8)…..San Diego lost 8-of-9 games and (4-13) since December of 2014…Miami has lost (5-of-7) …..Final home game of season-Possibly final home game of franchise…..Bolts offense staggering-Last 5G-Averaging 12-Points a game….16-sacks-7-Turnovers…..Offense averaging (292YPG)-were averaging 411 at midseason…..San Diego 0TD-last-22 possessions…..;.0-TDs-last 11-Quarters-nearly 3 games at home…..Philip Rivers (35-sacks-96-hits) this season…Dolphins led by QB-Ryan Tannehill-RB-Lamar Miller-WR-Jarvis Landry….Chargers defense giving jp (367YPG)…(4.8YPC)-rushing…..13-takeaways-13 games…only 24QB-sacks….Dolphins equally as bad-allowing (390YPG) only 13-turnvoers…26-sacks this year.

Chargers….Bob McNair-Member of Committee on LA-cancels Thursday meeting with Mayor Kevin Faulconer after Mayor went to NFL to complain of ‘smear comments’ McNair made about San Diego governmental leaders.

(Schedule)

Carolina-Giants…Panthers going for (14-0) start…Giants in 3-way tie for 1st place NFC-East
Packers-Raiders…Oakland desperately needs win to stay in wildcard hunt.
Bengals-49ers…Backup AJ McCarran starts at QB for Cincinnati.
Denver-Steelers…Brock Osweiler stays at start QB for Broncos
Arizona-Eagles…Cardinals try to go to (12-2)….Eagles in 3-way tie 1st place their division
Chiefs-Ravens…Kansas City goes for 8th win in row.
Patriots-Tennessee…New England has lost top 2-RBs and 2-WRs injuries.
Vikings-Bears…Minnesota tries to stop losing skid.
Falcons-Jaguars…Atlanta has lost (7-of-8)
Colts-Texans…Both starting QBs remain out with injuries.
Bills-Redskins…Washington needs win to stay in lst place chase.
Browns-Seahawks…Johnny Manziel-vs-Russell Wilson..Wilson (14TD-0Int) last 4-agmes
Jets-Dallas…New York needs to keep winning to get wildcard slot…Cowboys (4-9)
Saints-Lions…Drew Brees trying to rally Saints

(Scoreboard)

Rams-W-Bucaneers (31-23)….Case Keenum 60TD-Kenny Britt…..Tavin Austin 17-TD catch…21-TD run…..Ben Cunningham (102KR)…..Rams derense 2-takeaways….Jameis Winston (363P) in loss…Possible final home game in St. Louis.

(NFL)

Atlanta…Coach Dan Quinn say he wants GM-Tom Dimitroff reteained despite (1-7) tailspin.
Cincinnati….LB-Vontaze Berfect fined for 3-penalties-late hits in Steelers game.
Cleveland…QB-Johnny Manziel says WR-Josh Gordon wants to return to team next year after drug suspension.
Denver..QB-Peyton Manning has had arch injury since preseason camp
Rams…Give Coach Jeff Fisher-GM-Les Sneed-Vote of Confidence.
Bills…Former GM-Terry Bledsoe passes away-81Y-…Drafted Bruce Smith-signed QB-Jim Kelly-USFL.

(Roster)

Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Leonard Hankerson-Atlanta…DT-Ishman Kitchen-Browns
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Kendall Hunter-ex 49ers
Seahawks…Sign FA-RB-Christine Michael-released early in season
Colts…Sign FA-CB-Akeem Davis-Seahawks…Release LB-Daniel Adongo-under probe domestic abuse.

(College)

Aztecs…Leave Saturday for Hawaii Bowl game
Cincinnati…Starting QB-Gunnar Kiel will not play vs SDSU-has had neck problems-left team personal problems.
Navy…Coach Ken Niumatalolo turns down BYU coaching offer to stay at Annapolis.
BYU…Will interview Oregon State defensive coordinator Kelane Sitake
Missouri…Hires Josh Heupel-Off Coor…former star QB-Oklahoma..was Off Coor-Utah State this year.
Oregon State..Demoste Off Coor-Dave Baldwin…promotes QB-coach Kevin McGiven to job.

(Bowl Games)-Friday Night

New Mexico Bowl….Arizona-New Mexico…Lobos loaded run game-rebuild job Coach Bob Davie…Cats get QB-Anu Solomon back.
Las Vegas….BYU-Utah…instate matchup QBs-Tanner Mangum-vs-Travis Wilson.
Camellia….Ohio-vs-Appalachian State…Bobcats must stop Mountaineers QB-Taylor Lamb (29TD)
Auto Nation…San Jose State-Georgia State…..Sparantns face 4100Y-passing QB-Nate Arbuckle
New Orleans…Louisiana Tech-vs-Arkansas State.

(Playoffs)

1AA…Richmond-vs-North Dakota State…Bison (11-2) on year……Jacksonville State (12-1)-vs-Sam Houston State in semifinals.
II…NW Missouri (14-0)-vs-Shepard State-West Virginia (13-0) in championship game.
III…Mount Union-Ohio -vs-St Thomas-Minnesota in battle of (14-0) teams tonight.

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——————-(Baseball)———————————–

Padres…Re-Sign FA-P-Brandon Morrow-coming off surgery for shoulder impingement….was (2-0) last year before injury.
Dodgers…Void contract FA-P-Hishashi Iwakuma-problems in physical with lat muscle shoulder…may re-work (3Y-45M) deal.
Dodgers-Tampa Bay….Open trade talks for P-Jake Odorizzi.
Angels…Sign FA-OF-Daniel Nava-ex Red Sox…..FA-P-AJ Achter-Phillies.

(Free Agency)

Orioles..Sign FA-1B-Hyun Soo Kim-Korea…hit (.318)
Rangers..Sign FA-OF-Justin Ruggiano-ex Dodgers
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Edwin Mujica-Red Sox…Andrew Bailey-ex-Yankees-A’s
Indians..Sign FA-P-Joe Thatcher-ex Astros-Padres
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Wade LeBlanc-ex Padre-pitched in Japan last year…FA-P-Brad Penny-ex-Marlins-Dodgers.
Twins…Sign FA-P-Fernando Abad-ex-A’s
Mets…Re-sign FA-P-Bartolo Colon (1Y-7.5M)

Pirates-Brewers….Trade-Brewers deal 1B-Jason Rogers to Bucs for 2-minor leaguers.
Indians..Release 3B-Chris Johnson.
Athletics…Release 1B-Nate Frieman

(MLB)

Braves…Hire Chipper Jones as Assistant to GM.
Dodgers…Hire Dave Roberts coaching staff….Rick Honeycutt returns….Bob Geren-Mets-bench coach…..6-1st year coaches.
Cardinals…C-Yadier Molina willl miss all of spring training-2nd thumb surgery.

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————————–(Basketball)—————————————

Lakers-L-Houston….James Hardin scores 17-early….Rockets put 5-double figures…Houston hit 11-3’s thru 3-quarters to pull away….Lakers fall (4-22) on season..

Bucks…Meet with FA-C-Carlos Boozer-ex Lakers.
Timberwolves…Put G-Kevin Martin on trade block.

Aztecs-Grand Canyon University….Antelopes (7-2)…have 8-transfers…led in scoring by G-Dom McGee (18)-transfer from Memphis State…Coached by former NBA star Dan Majerle…..SDSU (7-4)….has Tuesday game with 2nd ranked Kansas.

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——————————–(Hockey)——————————————-

Kings-W-Montreal (3-0)….Goalie-Jon Quick 45-saves for LA on road vs best team in NHL.
Ducks-L-Buffalo (3-0)…..Sabres goalie Chad Johnson 44-saves….Ducks shutout for 7th time this year….15-Games scored 1-goal or less this year.

Columbus…Benches star defenseman John Tortorella in on going feud with Ryan Johansen-‘needs to reset his role on this team’.

San Diego Gulls….Host San Jose Barracudas tonite in AHL play

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