Best 15 Minutes Sports–Friday

Posted by on November 4th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

——(Football)——

Chargers-Tennessee… San Diego (3-5)..Titans (4-4)….Chargers with 3-more ailing WRs-Travis Benjamin-Tyrell Williams-knee sprains…TE-Hunter Henry-knee strain…San Diego without ILBs-Denzel Perryman-collarbone…Jatavis Brown-knee..will start Kyle Emanuel-Kobi Toomer at ILB

Titans..#2-NFL running football (152YPG)…RBs-DeMarco Murray (756Y)-Derrick Henry (221)-have combined for (977Y)…Titans averaging (4.9YPC)…QB-Marcus Mariota (2,095) passing and rushing…Offense #2-NFL in red zone (24-scores-25 trips)…#2-3rd down conversion (48%)….Tennessee defense has 22-QBX-#2 in NFL…Ranked #4-Defense..#3-Run Defense..#9-Pass Defense..Titans have won 3-of-last-4.

Chargers..Philip Rivers coming off 3-interception-4 sack-13-hit game in Denver…(228Y-15TD-7Int-3-fumbles-21-sacks)…Chargers #1-NFL-turned it over 18X…Defense improving (18-sacks-15-takeaways)…Run Defense giving up (3.8YPC)

(Schedule)

Broncos-Raiders..Fite for lst place-AFC-West..both (6-2)
Chiefs-Jacksonville..Nick Foles to start at QB..KC (5-2)
Steelers-Ravens..Ben Roethlisberger game day decision to start.
Cowboys-Browns..Ezekiel Elliott leads NFL-rushing..Dak Prescott (6-1)
Eagles-Giants..Both teams (4-3)..Giants offense getting healthy
Carolina-Rams..Case Keenum stays at QB-4 losses in row..Panhters (2-5)
Jets-Miami..Ryan Fitzpatrick trying rally NY..Dolphins (3-4)
Lions-Vikings..Minnesota lost 2-row-Off Coor Norv Turner quit
Saints-49ers..Drew Brees-vs-Colin Kaeperneck..Saints (3-4)..SF (1-6)
Colts-Packers..Andrew Luck-vs-Aaron Rodgers-both leaky Offensive lines
Buffalo-Seattle..Monday Night-Bills improving defense-vs-Russell Wilson.

(Scoreboard)

Atlanta-W-Tampa Bay (43-28)..Matt Ryan (344-4TD)..Falcons defense 2-Fumble Recoveries-3QB-sacks..Atlanta (6-3)

(Injuries)

Saints..DE-Sheldon Rankins ..CB-Delvin Breaux-cleared play-broken legs
Bills..DT-Marcel Darius-groin injury-out practice
Browns..WR-Corey Coleman-full practice-knee
Broncos..CB-Aqib Talib-2nd opinion on ailing back
Packers..RB-James Starkes-practices after knee scope

(NFL)

Arizona..DE-Calais Campbell-Fined (18,000) hit on Cam Newton
Carolina..NFL admits missed 3-hits this year on Cam Newton
Denver..Coach Wade Philips-fractured ribs-will coach from booth this week
Minnesota..Coach Mike Zimmer-minor surgery-retina eye-back at practice
Eagles..Release WR-Josh Huff-48 hours after DUI-Gun-Marijuana arrest

(College)

Aztecs-vs-Hawaii…SDSU (7-1)..Warriors (4-5)..Hawaii vastly improved..lost by 3-UNLV..7-New Mexico..won at Air Force…SDSU-Donnell Pumphrey (1,469-6.6YPC-13TD)-leads nation in rushing…Aztecs defense giving up (280YPG)…Last 4-conference games-Aztecs defense (197YPG)…7-sacks-5-takeaways-(39%) on 3rd down conversions…have allowed 3-TD-in-4G…allowed opponents 3-trips into red zone in last 4-games.

UCLA-L-Colorado (20-10)..Isiah Oliver 68-Punt Return-TD…UCLA wastes 3-interceptions..Buffs win 7th game..UCLA (3-6)…Thursday night football

USC-Oregon..Trojans (5-3)-vs-Ducks (3-5)..QB-Sam Darnold (16TD-4G)

Eagles..Release WR-Josh Huff-48 hours after arrest DUI-marijuana-gun

(Mountain West)

Boise State-San Jose State..Friday game..Broncos (7-1)
Air Force-Army…Falcons-Knights both (5-3)
Colorado State-Frenso State..Rams (4-4)-Bulldogs (1-8)
New Mexico-Nevada..Lobos (5-3)
Wyoming-Utah State…Cowboys (6-2)

(Pac-12)

Washington-Cal…Huskies (8-0)
Washington State-Arizona..Cougars (6-2)
Oregon STate-Stanford..Cardinal (5-3)

(Top 20)

#1-Alabama-LSU..Tide (8-0)..Tigers (5-2)
#2-Clemson-Syracuse..Tigers (8-0)
#3-Michigan-Maryland..Wolverines (8-0)
#4-Texas AM-Mississippi State..Aggies (7-1)
#5-Washington-California..Huskies (8-0)
#6-Ohio State-#10-Nebraska..Buckeyes-Huskers both (7-1)
#7-Louisvile-Boston College..Cardinal (7-1)
#8-Wisconsin-Northwestrn..Badgers (6-2)
#9-Auburn-Vanderbilt..War Eagles (6-2)

Collegiate Commissioner Association…Begin meetings to discuss early college football signing periods..Mid-June..Mid-December

Penn State..Fined (2.4M) by Department of Education for failing to properly handle informaiton about Jerry Sandusky sex case.

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—————-(Baseball)—————–

Cubs…Downtown parade to salute World Series champion.

Cubs..Report that OF-Jason Heyward called a players only meeting during 17-minute rain delay-told his teammates to “Pick each other up-Fight for your brother-We have your back Chappy (Aroldis Chapman-gave up HR)..We are best team in baseball-going to show it now…Score is (0-0)”..Cubs went out and won it in 10th inning.

Cubs..World Series TV Ratings-Game #7…(25.2R)..highest since 2001 in baseball…Chicago (52R)…Cleveland (46R)…40M total viewers…Report that Radio broadcast of game was turned on in jails and prisons around Chicago…Man listened to game on radio at father’s grave.

Padres…Longtime PR-exec Josh Ishoo resigns to take job working for Dodgers-Lakers Channel at Charter TV in Los Angeles.

Angels-Tigers..Trade..Angels acquire OF-Cam Maybin (.314-15SB) for Class AA pitcher.

(MLB)

Twins..Hire Thad Levine-GM-came from Texas Rangers
Cardinals..Cotnract extension thru (2020) for Mike Matheny
Arizona..Will decide this weekend on either Phil Nevin-Torey Lovullo-manager

(Roster)

Phillies..Buyout 1B-Ryan Howard-10M
Red Sox..Release C-Ryan Hanigan
Washington..Release P-Yusmerio Petit
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Connor Mullee-Yankees
Astros..Sign FA-OF-Nori Aoki-Seattle
Phillies..Release P-Charlie Morton
Royals..Pick up 10M-option P-Wade Davis
Giants..Pick up 7M-option-P-Matt Moore
Texas..Pick up 5.3M-option-C-Jon Lucroy
Indians..Pick up 12M-option-OF-Carlos Santana
Mets..Pick up 13M-option-OF-Jay Bruce..SS-Jose Reyes
Cardinals..Pick up 12M-option-P-Jaime Garcia
Washington..Pick up 12M-option-P-Gio Gonzalez
Mariners..Release C-Chris Ianetta
Braves..Send P-Casey Kelly to AAA
White Sox..Send OF-JB Schuk to AAA

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——————(Basketball)———————-

Aztecs-W-UCSD (76-63)..Tiki Gill Caesar 18-points in debut…Zy Cheatum 15P..Aztecs hit 21-free throws..beat Division II-team….Exhibition game

Clippers-Memphis..Friday Night..LA (3-1)
Lakers-Golden State…LA (2-3)

(Scoreboard)

Golden State-W-Oklahoma City..Kevin Durant scores 29-first half..finishes with 39P…Warriors built 30-point lead..Golden State (4-1)..Thunder (4-1)
Cleveland-W-Boston..LeBron James scores 30P..Cavs now (5-0)..
Brooklyn Nets..G-Jeremy Lin-out 2W-hamstring
Lakers..C-Tim Mozgov does not have concussion-but orbital bone injury

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—————(Hockey)——————-

San Diego Gulls…Anaheim Ducks pull D-Jacob Larsson and return him to Frolunda team in Sweden.

Gulls…open Friday-Saturday night road trip in Stockton.

LAKings-W-Penguins (3-2)…Sidney Crosby scores twice for Penguins to force overtime…Nick Dowd wins it in OT for LA

Ducks-Arizona Coyotes..Friday night..Ducks (4-5-2)

Kings..D-Tom Gilbert-3G suspension for cheap shot check injured Ducks Nick Ritchie.
Sabres..D-Zach Bogosian-out sprained knee
Ottawa..G-Craig Anderson leaves team-2nd time-wife begins cancer treatments.

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(General)

Breeders Cup Weekend at Santa Anita….
Top Friday race-Lady Distaff featuring Songbird-won 11-straight races

Saturday-Breeders Cup Classic-California Chrome will start 4th post position in 10-horse field…top challenger is Arrogate in 6M-race

Boxing..Manny Pacquiao fights Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas Saturday in WBO-welterweight title fight..Pacquiao (58-62)..Vargas (27-1)

NASCAR…Chase for Championship-Texas 400..Jimmie Johnson-4 wins-is tops in points..3-races to go in chase for 5M bonus money.

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