Best 15 Minutes-Sports—Thursday

Posted by on August 11th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

————-(Baseball)—————-

Padres-W-Pirates (4-0)..Edwin Jackson 7-shutout innings..Travis Jankowski steals home…Padres bench Yanger Solarte for loafing in lst inning running bases….

San Diego-Pittsburgh…Thursday matchup (9:35am)…Christian Friederich (4-7)-vs-Jameson Taillon (2-2) 3.29-ERA…Friederich won just 1-of-last-9 starts…Allowed (38R-47 innings)

Padres..Release 3B-Hector Olivera-ex-Dodger-Braves…Served 82G-suspension for beating of woman in Washington, DC-hotel-opening week of season..Padres owe (28M)
Padres..Callup 2B-Nick Noonan…Option SS-Jose Rondon to AAA-El Paso.
Padres..P-Calvin Quantrill…2nd start-Tri Cities-Northwest League…(4.2-innings-0R-2H-8K) in dominant outing.

Dodgers-L-Phillies (6-2)..Fred Galvis 3R-HR..Ryan Howard 3R-double….
LA…Off Today…open weekend series with Pirates on Friday.

Angels-L-Cubs (3-1)..Addison Rusell HR..Cubs won 9-row..now (71-41)..Halos (49-64).
Halos-Indians…Angels open weekend series in Cleveland..Jhoulys Chacin (3-7)-vs-Corey Kluber (11-8)

(Scoreboard)

Giants-W-Miami..Brandon Crawford HR..SF retakes lst place..1G-lead over LA
Indians-L-Nationals..Jason Werth 3R-HR..
Yankees-W-Red Sox..Gary Sanchez 4H-HR…Didi Gregarious HR..A-Rod benched but pinch hits late-booed..
Blue Jays-W-Rays…JA Happ 16th win..Troy Tulowitzki 5RBI..
Mets-L-Arizona..Oscar Hernandez HR in 12th for Dbacks-win 2nd in row in NY.
Cardinals-W-Reds..Mxatt Carpenter-Jhonny Peralta HRs..
Rockies-L-Rangers..Adrian Beltre 2R-single..Texas wins 5th in row..
Braves-L-Brewers..Chris Carter 3R-HR…
Astros-Twins..Rained Out .
Royals-W-White Sox…Lorenzo Cain RBI single in 14th.
Orioles-L-A’s…Yonder Alonso RBI-double..A’s beat Birds 3rd game in row.
Tigers-L-Mariners..Nelson Cruz-Robbie Cano solo HRs.

(Injuries)

Texas…DH-Prince Fielder retires at age (32Y)…Doctors refuse to clear him to play-2 neck surgeries
Tigers..DL-OF-Cam Maybin-sprained thumb
Blue Jays..DL-OF-Jose Bautista-sprained knees
Red Sox..P-Steve Wright injures shoulder running bases…(12W) this year
Red Sox..C-Blake Swihart-surgery-ankle
Indians..OF-Michael Brantley ailing again-chronic bicep tendenitis

(Roster)

Cardinals..Callup top minor league P-Luke Weaver (1.93ERA)
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Josh Collmenter-ex Diamondbaks
Brewers..DFA-OF-Carlos Gomez
Texas..Activate OF-Drew Stubbs-DL
Toronto..Callup OF-Junior Lake

(MLB)

Dodgers..Yasiel Puig…hitting (.364) Oklahoma City…1HR-5RBI-3G…Did not play Wednesday night.
Indians..C-Francisco Mejia-Class A-Lynchberg…has 48-game hitting streak in minor leagues…modern day record Joe DiMaggio (61) set in PCL in 1933.

Yankees..Media accuses Manager Joe Girardi-being vindictive-refusing to start Alex Rodriguez-in any game in Boston series at Fenway Park…Girardi angrily responds in Boston…”My job not entail farewell tours…Job to put best team on the field…”No One bigger than the game-No One-No One”….

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—————————(Football)————————-

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco defends no talks with holdout #1-pick Joey Bosa…”There must be compromise”
Chargers..WR-Stevie Johnson will miss 2016-season with torn meniscus surgery-significant injury

Chargers..San Diego Tourism District has Chicago firm do $30,000 survey about Convention Center Annex…Small size of annex and Limitations by NFL 17-week schedule make it hard to book dates for annex….Will not attract big money business….Need Bayfront center expansion….Surveyed nationwide meeeting planners and Convention leaders from across the country. .

(Games)

NFL..Pre Season Schedule opens tonite..6-Games
Washington-at-Atlanta..Falcons debut new offensive scheme under Matt Ryan.
Tampa Bay-at-Philadelphia…Doug Pederson debut vs Dirk Koetter as head coaches
Saints-at-New England….Jimmy Garrafolo works with lst unit Patriots.
Carolina-at-Baltimore…Ravens without 8-veteran players coming off injuries.
Jaguars-at-Jets…Jacksonville unveils 8-veteran free agent signings
Denver-at-Chicago..QB derby begins-Mark Sanchez to play lst quarter.

(Roster)

Falcons..Sign FA-RB-Cyrus Gray-ex Chiefs
Bears..Sign FA-OT-Mike Adams-ex Steelers…Release OG-Nick Becton
Rams..Release WR-Deon Long-caught with woman in dorm room in camp.

(NFL)

ESPN mourns passing of sports anchor John Saunder-61-heart issues…been with network since 1986
Fox TV..Fires Tony Siragusa as sideline reporter…Hires Chris Spielman from ESPN.
Browns…Refusing to pay 6M contract DE-Desmond Bryant-injured shoulder ending season in off season private workout

(Injuries)

Arizona..OG-Earl Watford out with knee bruise.
Bills..Surgery LB-Reggie Raglund-ACL-will miss the year.
Cowboys..RB-Ezekiel Elliot remains out with hamstring issue
Packers..LS-Jesse Schmidt-fractures hand-lst practice with team
Chiefs..Say LB-Justin Houston not ready to practice after knee surgey..could be out 3-5 more months
Dolphins..Hold RB-Arian Foster out of lst preseason game
Patriots..WR-Julian Edelman back on field-did not reinjure foot
Seahawks..Activate TE-Jimmy Grahame from PUP

(College)

Dallas…Jerry Jones says ex-Baylor coach Art Briles deserves to be back as head coach next year in college football.
Bill Dooley…Rebuild programs at Wake Forest-North Carolina-Virginia Tech…passes away at (82).

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————————(Olympics)——————

Basketball…USA (98-88) Australia…US struggles all night-hits free throws end of game to seal victory..Carmelo Anthony (31P)….Aussies scored 54P in lst half-shot 68%….

Womens Basketball…Team USA (110-84) Serbia…Diana Taurasi (25P)…US now (3-0)

Swimming..Katy Ledeckey wins 3rd gold by anchoring winning 4X200-relay team.
Swimming..Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte both qualify to go to finals in 200-IM event

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