Best 15 Minutes Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 1st, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Football)………..

Chargers…Begin game preparation for Tampa Bay without WR-Tyrell Williams-out with shoulder issues.

(NFL)

Minnesota..Vikings coach Mike Zimmer rushed to hospital-emergency eye surgery…2nd operation on retina in 3-weeks…no details yet of severity of eye setback.

Bills..OT-Seantrelle Henderson suspended 10G-use of medical marijuana because of complications Crohn’s Disease-stomach…Agent criticizes NFL for not helping player get healthy.

Rams..CEO-Kevin Demoff gives vote of confidence to coach Jeff Fisher…”Has had to deal with adversity no other team has”….”Had camps in 3-locations-dealing with substandard facilities…alot of distractions with move to LA”.

Miami..Release DT-Leon Orr-day after arrest on traffic stop..marijuana and meth found in his carry bag.

Oakland…City Council-Alameda County vetting proposal for Raiders NFL-Stadium…Ronnie Lott investment group pledges 600M…wants 200M-from City-County consortium…500M-from Mark Davis-NFL.

Dallas…Owner Jerry Jones says NFL will not drop idea of Thursday Night Football on TV despite sagging ratings.

NFL..Former VP-Joe Browne apologizes for insensitive tweet after Brazilian Air Crash…saying “If that happened in NFL-teams would re-stock franchise that lost players”….Brings rebuke from Patriots owner Bob Kraft…”NFL players are not stock to be shifted around-insensitive”

(Roster)

Bucs..Release RB-Mike James..WR-Louis Murphy..Sign FA-S-Major Wright.

(Injuries)

Arizona..WR-John Brown asks NFL for help in dealing with Sickle Cell trait.
Falcons..IR-CB-Desmond Trufant-torn pectoral
Panthers..IR-C-Ryan Kalil-shoulder..Gino Grakdowski-knee
Broncos..Surgery FB-Andy Janovich-ankle-gone for year
49ers..IR-LB-Shane Skov-knee
Jaguars…RB-Chris Ivory-miss practice-hamstring

Chiefs..WR-Jeremy Maclin-practices-out with groin..DE-Dee Ford-workouts after hamstring
Ravens..CB-Jimmy Smith-cleared to practice-back issues
Bills..WR-Sammy Watkins out for 3rd time this year-foot soreness.

(College)

Oregon…Interested in talking to Scott Frost-Central Florida..former Ducks head coach.
U-Houston..Wants to interview Phil Montgomery-Tulsa
Baylor..Requests interview with Cal coach Sonny Dykes

Lafayette..Veteran coach Frank Taviani exits
Lamar…Begins search replace coach Ray Woodard
Northern Michigan..fires coach Chris Ostrowsky

Texas..RB-D’Onta Freeman files for NFL draft..had (2,028Y) rushing.

Air Force..Autopsy shows ex-Falcons QB-Dee Dowis-killed in head on crash in Georgia in August..had blood alcohol count (.23)..triple legal limit in Georgia…had confided in friends he was experiencing symptoms of CTE from college football days as option quarterback.

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………………(Baseball)………………….

MLB-Union….Hammer out new Collective bargaining agreement with Union 3-hours before it expired at midnight…Deal avoids a lockout of Winter Baseball meetings in Washington, DC…21-years labor peace no longer jeopardized…..Baseball now 10B-industry-decided not to shutdown game coming off popular World Series…New CBA rules will not go into effect until 2017…Meaning this Year’s Free Agent Class with compensation for picks-stays in effect.

MLB Deal…5-year extension-Details below….

…International Draft Proposal completely removed….However “Hard Salary Cap” on International signings will be put into place..Much like spending pool for College-High School draft picks…International Cap will be 5M-per team.

….Drop compensation of #1 pick for player who was given a Free Agent qualifying offer-instead….teams over Luxury tax will give up 2nd and 5th round picks if they sign a Qualifying Free Agent…..Teams below Luxury Tax will give up only 3rd round pick.

….June Draft-clubs may be allowed to trade draft picks-still to be negotiated.

….Roster limits stay at 25 players-not increased to 26.
….September rosters will still be expanded to 40…not limited to 28 as proposed.

….Luxury Tax threshold goes up to 195M..and increases in years 2-thru-5 of deal.
….Luxury Tax Penalties will increase for repeat offenders to as high as 75% to 90% tax on team that are repeat offenders in 3rd-4th-5th years of CBA.

….Revenue Sharing formula to be changed….bigger clubs may not be putting as much into revenue pool as in prior years….

….Union will agree to play regular season “international games” abroad..possibly in London, China, Russa.
….162-Game Schedule stays in place..however spring training may be shortened-season to start a week earlier

….No change in Designated hitter rules..AL-keeps it..NL-not adopt it.

….Joint Drug Agreement rule changes…yet to be revealed

(Roster Moves)

A’s..Sign FA-1B-Matt Joyce-Pirates
Mets-Orioles…Trade-New York sends P-Logan Verrett to Baltimore.
Pirates..DFA-P-Jeff Locke off 40-man roster.
KCity..FA-P-David Huff re-signs in Korea..had (3.13-ERA)
Cubs..Brian Schlitter-P-signs in Japan-Seibu Lions

Mets..Taking trade offers for Curtis Granderson-Jay Bruce or Juan Ligares.

Rockies..Make contact with Matt Holliday-Cardinals..ChrisCarter-Brewers..Mark Trumbo-Orioles..Colorado looking for 1st baseman.

Orioles-Giants…Discussing deal for OF-leadoff man-Angel Pagan
Angels..Express interest in FA-2B-Steven Drew-Washington

Blue Jays..Offer (4Y-80M) extension to OF-Edwin Encarnarcion to stay with team..refuse to put 5th year in contract.

Red Sox..Negotiate with Carlos Beltran-ex-Yankees-Rangers.

(Teams)

Phillies..Hire-ex Twins GM-Terry Ryan as a scout.

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………………(Basketball)……………….

Lakers-W-Chicago (96-90)…Julius Randle (13P-20R) in win..Jordan Clarkson-Lou Williams-Larry Nance combine (48P) off bench..LA (10-10)

Clippers-at-Cleveland..Thursday night matchup…Clippers (14-5)-lost 3-in row on road…..Cavs (13-3)….Cleveland big three…Kyrie Irving (24P)..LeBron James (23P)…Kevin Love (21P) a game.

76ers..Send C-Nerlens Noel to NBA-D League team in Delaware to rehab knee injury.
Memphis..G-Mike Conley-out fractured back.
Lakers..G-Nick Young-strained achilles

(College)

USD-L-USC (76-55)..Trojans shoot 57% from floor in opening half..6’11 Chim Metu (19P-13R)..went (9-for-11) from floor…USD now (2-5)..Trojans (7-0)

San Diego State…Road trip Saturday at Loyola-Chicago.

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…………………(Hockey)…………………

Kings-L-San Jose….Sharks score 3-goals early on LA goalie Peter Budaj…

Gulls-W-Tucson Roadrunners…Rookie Kevin Roy gets 8th goal of season..San Diego scores 2-power play goals..wins 7th in a row

Gulls..Sign RW-Ken Ryan-ex Maple Leafs pick-had been at Cincinnati-ECHL.

Ottawa…G-Craig Anderson-leaves team again-deal with wife’s cancer.

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…………(General)……………..

Bahamas Challenge…Tiger Woods tees off…first tourney 15-months after 2-back surgeries in 2014.

NASCAR…Jack Rousch Racing…downsizes…will run just 2-teams next year..for Trevor Bayne-Ricky Stenhouse.

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