Best 15-Minutes Sports—Thursday 12/24

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Chargers-Raiders….Thursday Night Football…..Bolts (4-10)…..Raiders ( 6-8)…..Philip Rivers (4,287Y-26TD-12Int)….Playing without starting LT, top WR, Top RB, top center….Offensive line allowed (35-sacks-96 hits) this season….Raiders QB-Derek Carr (3,589-30TD-11Int)…..RB-Latavius Murray (956R)……WR-Amari Cooper-TE-Michael Crabtree-combined (144R)-13TDs on season….Mike McCoy lost 13-of-last 15-games.

(NFL Schedule)

Packers-Arizona…Green Bay (10-4)…Cardinals (12-2)….Throwing matchup Aaron Rodgers-vs-Carson Palmer.
Patriots-Jets…Renewal of border war…New England (12-2)…Jets (9-5)
Redskins-Eagles…Washington can take strangle hold on NFC-East with win…Eagles (6-8).
Chiefs-Browns….Kansas City has won 8-games in row…Browns (3-11).
Carolina-Atlanta….Panthers are (14-0) after last week’s near upset.
Steelers-Ravens…Pittsburgh (9-5)…lighting everyone up with offense.
Seahawks-Rams…Seattle now (9-5)…Russell Wilson (17TD-0 Int) in last 4-games.
Giants-Minneesota…Vikings trying to secure wildcard spot.
Houston-Tennessee….Battle of backup QBs with Brian Hoyer-Marcus Mariota done fo season.
Colts-Miami…Dolphins in free fall-lost 6-of-8.
Lions-49ers…Coaches Jim Tomsula-Jim Caldwell fighting to retain jobs.
Dallas-Buffalo….Rex Ryan locker-room falling apart with criticism…Bills (6-8)…Cowboys (4-10).
Bears-Tampa Bay…Chicago fading 2nd half of (5-9) season.
Saints-Jaguars….QB-Drew Brees playing with torn arch tidssue.

Bengals-Broncos….Monday Night Football….Brock Osweiler remains QB desite 2-loses in row.

(Teams)

Carolina…CB-Josh Norman fined 26,044-for 2-personal foul penalties with Odell Beckham of Giants.
Giants…NFL turns down Odell Beckham 1-game suspension-52,000-fine for taking 3-penalties-6 violations in Carolina game.
Bills..coach Rex Ryan has no probem with ‘free speech’ in locker-room-even players criticizing him.
Chiefs…LB-Tamba Hali-surgery for fractured thumb.
Raiders…IR-DE-Mario Edwards-neck injury
Bucs..DT-Gerald McCoy-possible torn labrum
Redskins…Praise QB-Robert Griffin III-being good teammate while being benched-no future with team-despite 16M contract next year.

(College Football)

Hawaii Bowl….Aztecs-vs-Cincinnati-5pm….SDSU goes for 10th win in a row vs Bearcats team (7-5)…..State starts freshman Christian Chapman against UC freshman QB-Hayden Moore…..Game matches explosive UC offense (559YPG-44TD passes)-vs-Aztecs defense (31-takeaways-33-QB sacks)

Bahamas Bowl…Western Michigan-vs-Middle Tennessee State.

Poinsettia Bowl…Boise State-W-Northern Illinois (55-7)….Broncos outgain Huskies (654-33)…5-sacks-3 takeaways…QB-Brett Rypien (377P-3TD)…Only 21,000-show up for mid-week-1:30pm game.
Go Daddy Bowl…Bowling Green-L-Georgia Southern…Falcons defense gives up (432R)…RB-Favian Upsahw (199R-4TD) in win..

(Teams)

New Mexico….S-Markell Boyd-killed when ejected from car on highway coming home for Christmas-played at Horizon Christian-San Diego…..Car suffered blowout at high speed….Girlfriend also ejected killed.
Georgia State…….School says it will purchase Turner Field- former Braves Stadium-renovate for college football.

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————————–(Baseball)—————————

Padres….Sign FA-P-Jose Dominquez-Tampa Bay Rays minor league hurler… pitched for Dodgers parts of 2-seasons….dealt to Rays last November…….Sign FA-P-Carlos Pimental-ex-Cubs-was Pitcher of Year in Pacific Coast League…(12-6) 2.95-at Iowa last year……Padres have no acquired 20-young players and 2-veterans in off season.

Dodgers….President Stan Kasten defends organization handling of Zack Greinke free agency….”We want longterm-self sustaining baseball in LA”…..”Greinke-we evaluated the arc of his performance-went beyond what we wanted and did make 5Y-offer”…..”We made offers and proposals-don’t pretend they’re not out there”…..”Best depth in organization in years”.

Mariners..Open contract talks with DH-1B-Carlos Quentin.
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Vinnie Pestano-ex Indians.
Tigers..Sign FA-OF-Nate Scheurholtz-ex Giant-Cubs
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tim Stauffer-ex Padres-Twins
Pirates…Sign FA-C-John Jaso-ex-A’s
Dodgers…Sign FA-OF-Rico Noel-ex Padres farmhand.

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—————————–(Basketball)——————————

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (120-85)…..Lakers 35P-loss at home…..Kevin Durant-Russ Wesbrooke combine (44P)…Thunder shoot 52% floor….LA (5-24)
Golden State-W-Utah…..Warriors (27-1) …Klay Thompson (20P) in easy road win.
Spurs-W-Minnesota…San Antonio goes to (25-5).
76ers-L-Milawaukee…Philadlephia now (1-30).

(Christmas Day NBA Schedule)

Cavaliers-Warriors….Matchup LeBron James-vs-Steph Curry.
Lakers-Clippers.

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————————(Hockey)————————–

NHL-Christmas Holiday off-NHL Trade Freeze in place till weekend.

Florida….LW-Jaromir Jagr undergoes mouth surgery-hit in face by stick-lost four teeth.

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————————(General)————————–

Manchester United…Coach Louis vanGaal attacks media for columns he is about to be fired despite ownership vote of confidence….Man U-lost 3-in row….winless last 6-games….vanGaal says ‘made up columns’ unfair to him, his family, players, fans…..Demands reporters stand up and apologize….no one does….he gets up and walks out of press conference.

NASCAR…..Stewart-Haas team hires lead crew chief Billy Scott from Waltrip racing to take over operation Danica Patrick team….Patrick no wins in 110-NASCAR starts….no Top 5-finishes.

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