Best 15-Minutes Sports-Friday–12/4

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———-(Football)———–

Chargers-Broncos….San Diego nearly at full health….OG-DJ Fluker remains out with concussion protocol….Broncos banged up….11-Denver players either missed workouts-limited workouts this week….DeMarcus Ware-TJ Ward-biggest names ailing on defense…OG-Louis Vasquez on offense..QB-Brock Osweiler makes 3rd start for Denver (61% Completion-4TD-2Int-11QBX)….Can he handle exotic blitzes Bolts throw at him…..RB-Ronnie Hillman-CJ Anderson (1,018R-4.0YPC)….Demaryius Thomas-Emmanuel Sanders (124R) combined….Broncos defense leads NFL in lots categories….38-QB Sacks…28-Turnovers…(285YPG)….Allowed 19TD-11-Games..Philip Rivers (3511P-23TD-8Int-68%)….Bolts defense ranked near bottom most categories (377YPG)…only 21-sacks-10-turnovers-11 Games…Broncos play 3-of-final-4 at home after this game.
(Schedule)

Green Bay-W-Detroit (27-23)…Aaron Rodgers throws 61Y-TD pass on final play of game-given free play because of face mask penalty-hits Hail Mary pass to TE-Richard Rogers…Ball was in the air 70-yards….Rodgers rallies Packers from 20-0 deficit…Lions secondary collapsed….Rodgers finished (273P-2TD)..Packers go to (8-4)-win may have saved the season and playoff hopes.

New England-Eagles…Patriots (10-1) play without Rob Gronkowski…Eagles (4-7).
Vikings-Seattle…Russell Wilson coming off 5-TD games..Vikings fighting to win NFC-North.
Carolina-Saints…Panthers try to go (12-0) at Superdome.
Chiefs-Raiders…Kansas City won 5-in row.
Atlanta-Tampa Bay…Falcons lost 4-of-5
Colts-Steelers…Ben Roethlisberger will start at QB.
Arizona-Rams..Bad Blood game…Cardinals (9-2).
Jets-Giants…Eli Manning fighting to pull Giants back into playoff race.
Texans-Bills…Houston goes for 4th win in a row.
Miami-Ravens..Matt Schaub to start QB rest of season for Baltimore.
Bengals-Browns…Cleveland lost 14-of-last-16 games..Bengals (9-2)
Titans-Jaguars…Blake Bortels-vs-Marcus Mariota QB matchup.
Bears-49ers..Chicago trying to get back to .500 mark
Dallas-Washington..Kirk Cousins red hot trying to keep Redskins in 1st place-Monday Nite
(NFL)

Union…Demands NFL hand out fine for Rams mishandling concussion Case Keenum.
Raiders..Owner Mark Davis-no plans to move team to 49ers Stadium-Santa Clara-nor to St. Louis.
Giants..S-Nate Behre-ex Aztecs star-confirms cousin was 1-of victims in San Bernadino shootings.
(College Football)
Missouri…Promotes Barry Odom to head coach replacing retiring Gary Pinkel.
Memphis..Hires Mike Norvell-Offensive Coordinator-Arizona State
Miami…Negotiate with Mark Richt-ex Georgia coach.
South Carolina…Interview Rich Rodriguez-Arizona…Will Muschamps-ex Florida coach
Virginia…Contacted by Mac Brown-ex Texas coach.
Rutgers..Interviews Al Golden-ex-Temple-Miami coach
Cal…Interested in Jeff Tedford return if Sonny Dykes leaves for another job.
(Schedule)

Aztecs-Air Force…Mountain West Title game…SDSU defense-vs-Falcons option run game…State defense (283YPG-31-takeaways-33 QB-sacks-28%-3rd down conversions….allowed 24TD-12G)….Air Force offense (462YPG-323Y-rushing…5.4YPC..45%-3rd down conversions)…Matchup RB-Donnell Pumphrey Chase Price (2,353R)-vs-Karson Roberts-QB (2,002APY).

USC-Stanford..Pac 12-title game..Cardinal led by RB-Chris McCaffrey (2,075APY)…QB-Kevin Hogan (2,500P-23TD)….Trojans led by QB-Cody Kessler (3,128-27TD)…RBs-Ron Jones-Justin Davis-Trey Madden (2,116R)

Alabama-Florida…SEC Title game…Gators have to shut off RB-Derrick Henry-QB-Jake Coker.

Iowa-Michigan State..Big 10-Title game…CJ Beathard leads Hawkeyes vs Spartans defense..Iowa tries go (13-0)

Clemson-North Carolina..ACC Title game..Shootout between Tigers QB-DeShaun Watson-Marquise Williams..Clemson (12-0)
(Small College Playoffs)

(1AA)

Citadel-vs-Charleston Southern
Richmond-vs-William & Mary
Colgate-vs-James Madison
North Dakota State (9-2)-vs-Montana
McNeese (11-0)-vs-Sam Houston
Portland State (9-2)-vs-Northern Iowa

(Division II)

Colorado State Pueblo (12-1)-vs-Grand Valley State (11-2)
Slippery Rock (12-1)-vs-Shepard State-WVa (11-0)
NW Missouri (12-0)-vs-Emporia State (11-2)

(Division III)

Mount Union (12-0)-vs-Wesley (11-1)
Wisconsin Whitewater (11-1)-vs-Wisconsin Oshkosh (11-1)
Wabash (12-0)-vs-St Thomas-Minnesota (12-0)
Linfield (11-0)-vs-Hardin Baylor (11-1)
———-(Baseball)———–

Padres….ESPN reporting San Diego shopping hard to trade P-James Shields (3Y-63M) left on contract…gave up 33HRs-became a 6-inning pitcher
Dodgers…Preparing a short term contract offer to FA-P-Zack Greinke…(4Y-120M) with possible 5th year club option…Giants-Cubs in running also.

Houston-Tampa Bay…Trade..Astros deal C-Hank Conger to Rays for cash.
White Sox..Sign FA-C-Dionner Navarro-Toronto
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Cody Decker-ex Padres minor leaguer.
Mets..Sign FA-P-Jim Henderson-Brewers

Pirates…Non-Tender 1B-Pedro Alvarez-28HRs.
Miami..Non-Tendger P-Henderson Alvarez-coming off shoulder surgery.
Dodgers..Non-Tender P-Juan Nicasio
Washington..Non-Tender P-Craig Stammen
Giants..Non-Tender P-Yusmeiro Petit
Atlanta..Non-Tender P-Mike Minor
Phillies…P-Cliff Lee-cleared by doctors to pitch this spring…missed last year elbow surgery…pitched only 13G-in-2Y injuries.

Blue Jays…Hire Ross Aiken-General Manager-spent 15Y Player Personnel Director Indians.

Union…Tony Clark says Players Association ready to negotiate with Commissioner-reduce schedule 162-to-154 games…determine how to make financial adjustments…possible increase in wildcard playoff games from 1-playin to best of 3-series to retain revenues.
———-(Basketball———-
Aztecs-USC….Play at Petco Park-Sunday afternoon….State (5-3)…USD (2-5).

76ers…Nerlens Noel-C-Fined over 25,000 last year for tardiness-missed meetings-rehab workouts.
Clippers…G-JJ Redick-out with ankle problems…G-Chris Paul-out with ribcage
Cavaliers…G-Kyree Irving cleared for full workouts-been out knee issues.

San Antonio-W-Memphis…Kawhi Leonard (27P)..Spurs (16-4)
Oklahoma City-L-Miami…Dwayne Wade (25P)…Heat now (11-6)

Lakers-at-Atlanta…LA (3-15) heading into tonites game.

Golden State-Toronto…Warriors (20-0) heading into Saturday night game.
Clippers-Orlando….LA just (10-9) streaky start

———–(Hockey)———-
Ducks-San Jose…Anaheim just (9-12-5) heading into tonights game.
LAKings-Penguins….Saturday matchup….Kings (15-8-1)…Pens (14-8-2)

Calgary…Lose hot young AHL-goalie John Gilles-hip surgery (2.31GAA)
Columbus….Sign veteran FA-F-Manny Maholtra-ex Vancouver-Rangers

Gulls…Open 4-game road trip tonite at Bakersfield.
———-(General)———-
FIFA….16-top Soccer officials indicted-arrested 6am-Thursday-Zurich, Switzerland….Included were President CONCACAF federation…and President’s of Brazilian-Honduras-Guatemalan soccer federations….Taking bribes-kickbacks on TV contracts-marketing deals….US District Attorney-FBI say as many as 4-countries federations may be involved…..Sepp Blatter-FIFA President and top aides already implicated….3-top FIFA officials plead guilty to money laundering-kickbacks-fraud in New York…..More Arrests coming.

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