Best 15 Minutes Sports-Thursday 11/18

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Padres..Hire Allan Zinter-Houston Astros as Padres hitting coach.\

AL-Manager of Year..Jeff Bannister-Texas Rangers-surprise winner…went (46-28) second half of year with injured pitching staff…AJ Hinch-Houston was second…Paul Molitor-Twins-third.

NL-Manager of Year..Joe Maddson-Cubs win award after (97-65) season…Mike Matheny-Cardinals (100W) finishes second..Mets-Terry Collins a distant third despite getting to World Series.

Yankees…Hire Mike Harkey as pitching coach..ex-Diamondbacks pitching coach.



Angels..Sign FA-SS Cliff Pennington-ex Toronto Blue Jay.

Washington..Sign FA-P-Sean Burnett-ex Pirate-Angels-coming off 2nd elbow surgery.

Giants..Sign FA-1B-Kyle Blanks-ex Paddes-A’s-Texas.

Aubrey Huff…ex Orioles-Giants-will make comeback-age 39-sat out two years with depression.

Reds..Put Brandon Phillips-Todd Frazier-Aroldis Chapman on trade block.

Giants..Sign SS-Brandon Crawford to 6-year extension.



George Genovese-legendary Giants scout-passea away (93)..Signed Bobby Bonds..Gary Matthews..George Foster..Matt Williams..Jack Clark..Chili Davis for Giants.





Chargers…OG-Orlando Franklin expected back on practice field today and could start on Sunday vs Chiefs….OT-King Dunlop stioll 9out…Chargers have paid them combined 19M this year-have started only 4-games together.




Raiders..NFL suspends DE-Aldon Smith-1 full year-16Games…for arrest last summer on DUI-Hit and Run-Leaving the scene of an accident….will be out till mid-November 2016.

Ravens..DT-Terrance Cody guilty of possession of marijuana and cruelty to animals-faces jail term.

Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel-will not be disciplined by NFL for road side argument with girlfriend.

Colts..Activate S-LaRon Landry after serving 10G-suspension for PED violation.

NFL..May suspend Pete Morrelli crew for blowing penalty call that gave Jacksonville an untimed play-field goal that led to Baltimore Ravens loss.

NFL..NY Judgde refuses to issue injunction that would allow fantasy leagues–Draft King and Fan Duel to continue selling subscriptions in New York state.



Seahawks..Criticized for not using TE-Jimmy Grahame more in different formations.

Rams..Bench QB-Nick Foles-still owe him 6M for next year.

Arizona..QB-Carson Palmer-now (20-4) for Cardinals since start of 2014-season.

Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel remains the starter.



Cowboys..Release QB-Brandon Weeden..(0-11) as starter in career.

Cowboys..Release RB-Christine Michael-ex Seahawks.

Seattle..Release WR-Chris Matthews-played well in Super Bowl.

Giants..Sign FA-WR-Hakeem Nicks-ex Colts

Rams..Sign FA-OT-Brian Folkerts-ex Carolina Panther…Activate OT-Isiah Battle-Clemson-taken in supplemental draft.

Bucs..Release S-DJ Swearinger



Ravens..IR-WR-Breshard Perriman-1st round pick-never played this year-knee.

Jaguars..IR-DT-Sen Derrick Marks-tricep

Rams..IR-OG-Jamon Brown-fractured leg..IR-OT-Darrelle Williams-broken wrist.

Seattle..MRI-LB-Bruce Irvin-sprained knee…MRI-WR-Paul Richardson-hamstring

Houston..QB-Brian Hoyer-remains in concussion protocol.



SDSU…Coach Rock Long speaks out on schools firing coaches-expecting them to turn teams around in two years…Says coaches need 5-to-6 years to do job.


LA Times..Buys out contracts of college football writer Chris Dufresne..columnist Bill Dwyer..UCLA writer Chris Foster.

UT…Negotiating buyout of columnist Chris Jenkins…horse racing writer Ed Zieraalski.

Register…Buys out columnist Michael Lev-moves to Arizona Daily Star.





Norm Ellenberger…ex-New Mexico coach-passes away (83)…built Lobos into power-but fired in academic grade changing scandal….was (134-62) with Lobos.

Houston…Rockets players hold players only meeting to discuss offensive problems with new Pick and Roll offense.

New Orleans….Off to (1-10) start..loses C-Anthony Davis again-shoulder injury.




LAKings-W-Flyers…Anzi Kopitar-shootout goal for win…Jon Quick 36-saves.

Ducks-L-Nashville…G-Frederic Andersen gives up 3-goals on 7-shots-pulled.


Kings..Rookie G-Pat Barosak-arrested 12-counts domestic violence in choking of girlfreiend..he with Manchester Moncarchs-ECHL.

Flyers..D-Mark Streit-out 6W-Pelvic injury.

Gulls..Open 3G-road trip-Stockton…down 4-players due to callups..including leading scorer Nick Ritchie and D-Shea Theodore.



USA-Trinidad….Play to (0-0) tie in World Cup qualifier…Goalie Tim Howard makes lst start in a year for US team.


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