Best 15-Minutes Sports-Thursday—–10/22
Mets-W-Cubs (8-3)….New York going to the World Series…..Mets score 4R in lst inning off Jason Hammel-cruise into Fall Classic-sweeping Cubs 4-straight games….Luca Duda hit a 3R-HR and 2R-double…Travis D’Arnaud added a solo home run….Daniel Murphy 2R-HR late in game-has homered in 6-straight postseason games….Rookie Steven Matz pitched into mid-game before turning it over to the bullpen.
Blue Jays-W-Royals (7-1)…Marco Estrada throws 1-hitter thru 7-innings…Troy Tulowitzki hits 3R-double as Toronto stays alive in the series….KC still leads (3 games to-2) heading into Game 6-coming up on Friday.
Mets-Cubs game…TBS-TV ratings highest of all time with a 7-Rating.
Washington…Interviews Ron Gardenhire-ex Twins manager yesterday….Interviewed Ron Wotus-Giants on Monday….Interviewed Bud Black-Padres last week.
Miami…Interviews Rick Renteria-ex-Padres coach-ex Cubs manager.
Rockies..Invite entire coaching staff to return next season under Walt Weiss.
Mariners..Hire-Andy McKay-Director of Player Personnel-ex-Tampa Bay exec.
Hal McCoy-Hall of Fame writer-covering Reds for Dayton Daily News-legally blind for 12-years-regains sight in left eye after experimental Cataract surgery works.
Chargers….Injured OL return to full practice…King Dunlop-OT…Orlando Franklin-OG…Chris Watt-OC will see how they feel today if they can go thru another full practice…WR-Stevie Johnson did practice also……Missing practice S-Eric Weddle…WR-Kennan Allen…RB-Melvin Gordon…TE-Anthony Gates……11-in all miss practice or are limited in practice.
Giants…OT-William Beatty comes off PUP to practice-been out all season with torn pectoral muscle.
Ravens…TE-Dennis Pitta-out all year with hip injury-comes off PUP to practice.
Buffalo…CB-Leodis McKelvin-activated from PUP-been out all year-various injuries.
Browns…Demote WR-Dwayne Bowe to 5th on depth chart-despite giving him 9M-guaranteed money.
Broncos..Peyton Manning ranked 32nd this week in NFL passing rating.
Miami…DE-Olivier Vernon-Fined 8100-for hit to knee-Titans QB-Marcus Mariota.
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Leon McFadden-ex-Browns-former Aztecs
Raiders…Re-sign FA-S-Travis Mays-ex-Bengals.
Colts..Sign FA-CB-Tony Carter-ex Broncos
Thursday Night Football….Seahawks-at-San Francisco….Both teams (2-4)
SDSU…Signs Home-and-Home Football Contract with Utah for 2021-2022.
Alabama…Ex-Tide RB-Atlee Tenpenney-killed in Mississippi auto accident…Highly recruited went from Alabama to UNLV to Nicholls State-in 2-year span.
Lamar Odom….Ex-wife Klohe Kardashian decides not to follow thru on divorce with ex-NBA player…..Says she wants to make all medical decisions to help him recover from Blood Clot-Stroke-Drug Overdoes issues.
Lakers..Release C-Robert Upshaw (7’2)…want him to go to NBA-D-League…..Signed as free agent after getting dumped at Fresno State-and-Washington.
Lakers..Final roster decision coming between veteran F-Ron Artest and G-Jabari Brown for last spot.
Cavaliers..Sign C-Tristan Thompson to (5Y-82M) contract extension-ending off season dispute.
San Antonio…Release G-Jimmer Fredette-former BYU star.
Kevin Johnson-legendary NBA star-will not run for another term as Mayor of Sacramento…..accused of 3-sexual harassment cases.
Columbus…Blue Jackets (0-7) start-Fire-Todd Richards….Hire-John Tortorella to replace him….Tortarella has coached-Vancouver-Rangers-Tampa Bay.
Calgary…Puts G-Karri Ramo on waivers-wants to send him to AHL.
Ducks…Open 5-game road trip in Nashville tonite…Anaheim (1-3-1)..Predators (4-1)
Kings-at-San Jose….LA (1-3)…Sharks (4-1)
San Diego Gulls…move into lst place in AHL-Attendance-averaging 10,854 for first two weeks of the season.
ESPN…Layoffs of 350-people across all of its broadcast-and-written platfoms in massive cost cutting because of rights fees contracts they have handed out the last 3-years for play-by-play.