Best 15 Minutes Sports–Friday

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MVP Award

National League….Kris Bryant-Cubs gets (29-of-30) Votes for MVP…after (.292-39HR) season…Daniel Murphy-Nationals got the other lst place vote.

American Legue..Angels-Mike Trout wins for 2nd time in 5-year career-had 3-other runnerup sesons…Trout got 19-votes…Boston’s Mookie Betts got 9-votes..Trout (.315-29HR) seson for Halos.

MLB-Cy Young Award…Controversy in voting..2-voters did not name Justin Verlander on their Cy Young Ballot….Verlander got 14-first place votes…but did not win award-went to Rick Porcello-Boston.


Oakland A’s…Lew Wulff-Managing Partner sells his shares to John Fisher-making him majority owner..Steps down as leader of troubled team..A’s hire Dave Kaval-Team President-was President of MLS-San Jose Earthquakes.

Mets..P-Jeurys Familia-51-saves-pleads not guilty to domestic violence…911-calls has his wife asking for help saying Mets pitcher was drunk and going crazy in home..she suffered chest-neck injuries.

Rockies..New manager Bud Black will retain Steve Foster-Darren Holems-Stu Cole on coaching staff…hired Mike Redmond-ex Miami manager-as bench coach.

Arizona..Hire Ron Gardenhire as bench coach for new manager Tory Lovullo…will retain DAve Magadan-DAve McKay-Mike Butcher from old staff.

Mets…Tim Teufel removed as 3rd base coach…hire Glen Sherlock to replace him.


Yankees-Astros..Trade..New York deals C-Bryan McCann to Houston for 2-mior league P-Albert Abreau and Jorge Guzman…Yankees will include 12M-case to pay part of contract.

Yankees..Put 3B-Chase Headley on trading block..owed 26M-on deal over final 2-years.

Miami…offers Dodgers P-Kenley Jansen a free agent deal worth (20M) per year.
Miami..Sign ex-Padres P-Frank Garces..P-Kyle Lobstien-ex Pirates..P-Caleb Thielbar-ex Twins

Cardinals..Sign FA-OF_Todd Cunningham-ex-Angels.
Texas..Sign FA-P-Alan Webster-ex Red Sox prospect.



Chargers…Bye weekend

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco gives indirect vote of confidence to Coach Mike McCoy-saying coach has gotten players to play hard thru all the adversity…and that he has been able to get younger players ‘ready to play’ almost instantly…Team is (4-6) and is (9-21) in last 30-games…but McCoy job seems to be safe.


Saints-L-Carolina (23-20)…Panthers build (23-3) llead-holdoff furious New Orleans comeback…QB-Drew Brees (285P-2TD)….Panthers had 3-sacks and 2-takeaways in opening half..Brees led Saints to 17-straight points…Ted Ginn caught 40Y-TD pass for Panthers…Carolina loses LB_Luke Kuechly with concussion in 4th quarter-was weeping when carted off the field…C-Ryan Kailil reinjures shoulder…


Eagles-Seahawks…QB-Carson Wentz vs Legion of Boom defense..Eagles defense vs QB-Russell Wilson.
Chiefs-Tampa Bay…Turnover prone QB-Jameis Winston-vs-Chiefs pass rush.
Packers-Washington..Green Bay has lost 4-of-5 heading to DC.
Cowboys-Baltimore..Dak Prescott against Ravens improved defense.
Giants-Bears..Eli Manning and New York on 4-game win streak
Lions-Jaguars…Jacksonville now (2-7) heading onto road..Gus Bradley-big trouble
Colts-Titans..Marcus Mariota-vs-Andrew of big plays.
Arizona-Minnesota..Vikings try to stop 4-game losing steak.
Steelers-Browns…Ben Roethlisberger vs (0-10) Browns team.
Bengals-Bills..Both desperate for win to stay in playoff wildcard race.
Miami-Rams..Jared Goff-meet-Miami pass rush.
Texans-Raiders..Oakland tries for 8th win on season-pull away AFC-West
Patriots-49ers..Tom Brady vs Chip Kelly team (1-8) on season.


Rams..Confirm doctors had to amputate leg of RB-Isiah Pead after auto accident.

Falcons..ex-Atlanta WR-Roddy White says cop hand hand on gun while talking to him about traffic citation.

Cleveland..Ex-Browns QB-Johnny Manziel reached out of cour tsettlement on domestic abuse case.

Bears..Coach John Fox-critical of WR-Alshon Jeffrey-4G-suspension for using tainted supplement…”he’s heard about being cautious 400-times in our building”

Dallas..QB-Tony Romo asked for chance to compete for starting QB-job last week-turned down by coaching staff.

Raiders..DE-Aldon Smith says he is ready to ‘control his life’ and stop making mistakes-asking for NFL reinstatement after season long suspension.

Cowboys..LB-Rolando McClain cleared to return to team after 10G-suspension-Dallas not ready to allow him to return to team.

Browns..Mourn passing of DE-Bob Gain-standout pass rusher on the Paul Brown teams that won 3-NFL titles in the 1950s.


Chiefs..RB-Jamal Charles has 2nd knee scope in two weeks..this on left knee..had scar tissue scope on right knee two weeks ago.

Miami..OT-Brandon Albert-surgery-dislocated wrist.

Vikings..RB-Adrian Peterson begins light running coming off knee surgery.

Giants..2-more OL-rule out with injuries..OT-Brett Jones..OG-Adam Getters..already without OT-Justin Pugh-knee.

Rams..DE-Robert Quinn reportedly hospitalized Monday night with minor seizure.

(College Football)

San Diego State-at-Wyoming…Aztecs just (4-9) in Laramie since 1985…Game matches top 2-RBs in conference…Donnell Pumphrey (1,789Y)-vs-Brian Hill (990Y)…Both QBs explosive-Christian Chapman-Josh Allen…Aztecs defense has allowed just 3-touchdowns in last 6-games…SDSU (9-1)…and has won (19-of-20)..Aztecs get break in weather…sunny and 38-to-42 degrees-some wind…

USD-at-Campbell…Torreros try to go to (10-1)….USD will be placed in 1-AA playoffs on Sunday morning.


Houston-W-Louisville…Cougars shock 6th ranked Cardinals-knocking them out of playoff picture..UH defense had 11-QB sacks of QB-Lamar Johnson-held him to (211P-1-TD)….Cougars QB-Greg Ward (233P-2TD)

(Mountain West)

Boise State-UNLV….Rebels coming off stunning win over Wyoming.
Utah State-Nevada..Both teams (3-7)
Hawaii-Fresno…Bulldogs (1-7) met with new coach Jeff Tedford this week.
New Mexico-Colorado State..Lobos go for 8th win of season
Air Force-San Jose State…Falcons shoot for 8th win of year.

(Pac 12)

USC-UCLA…Trojans QB-Sam Darnold has thrown 20-TD passes…USC now (7-3) have won 6-in row…Bruins struggling (4-6) after loss of QB-Josh Rosen.

Washington State-Colorado..Luke Falk-vs-Buffaloes top ranked defense.
Washington-Arizona State…Huskies (9-1) try rebound last weekend loss to USC.
Oregon-Utah…Utes (8-2) vs Ducks woeful defense
Stanford-Cal…Cardinals (7-3) face Bears big play QB-Davis Webb.
Arizona-Oregon State..both teams (2-8)

(Top ranked)

#1-Alabama-vs-UT Chattanooga..Tide shoots for 11th in of year
#2-Ohio State-vs-Michigan State
#3-Michigan-vs-Indiana..Wolverines without QB-Will Speight
#4-Clemson-Wake Forest..Tigers try to go to (10-1)
#5-Louisville-L-Houston..Cougars defense 11-sacks-QB-Lamar Jackson
#6-Washington-Arizona State..Huskies try to bounce back at home
#7-Wisconsin-Purdue..Badgers making a run for lst place in Big 10
#8-Penn State..Nittany Lions go for 9th win in surprise season.
#9-Oklahoma-#14-West Virgnia..tough game for Sooners in Morgantown.
#10-Colorado-#22-Washington State..Buffs strong defense vs QB-Luke Falk-Cougars

Oregon State…WR-Seth Collins upgraded from critical to stable condition after being hospitalzied on Sunday with spinal meningitis…130-people-who were in close contact with Beavers player also given medication to prevent possible spread.



Lakers-vs-San Antonio..Friday night matchup…LA (7-5)..Spurs (9-3)
Clippers-at-Sacramento…LA (10-2)

LeBron James..upset that Phil Jackson would use word “posse” while describing marketing people who work for the NBA star…says Jackson is out of touch with the world..and the word is ‘racist’.

LeBron James..confirms he donated 2.5M to the Smisthosian for the African American culture museum.


USD-L-UCLA (88-68)…..Toreros go to (0-3)…USD was within 7-point early in second half, but Bruins finally pulled away-getting Toreros big men in foul trouble…USD had hit 5-3 point shots in first half, while UCLA was (0-9) from floor in opening half from the arc…but Bruins hit baskets and free throws to overwhelm USD in 2nd half..F-TJ Leaf paced the Bruins with (26P)j

Aztecs…Off this weekend…play the Cal Golden Bears in Sacramento on Monday



Ducks-W-New Jersey (3-2)…G-Jon Bernier 27-saves…..
Kings-W-Edmonton (4-2)..Tyler Toffoli-Jeff Carter score goals …..

Tampa Bay…lose C-Steve Stamkos-4 moths-torn meniscus surgery
Calgary…lose F-Johnny Gaudreau-fractured finger

Gulls…go for 3rd win in a row San Jose Barracudas in AHL-play.



NASCAR….Miami 400-Homestead Speedway….Jimmie Johnson heads 4-man field in the Chase for the Championship final race..with Joey Logano-Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards the other drivers with the shot at the 5M-bonus prize up for grabs.

Formula 1…Off weekend…run the Abu Dahbi Grand Prix..November 27th to determine season champion..


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