Best 15 Minutes Sports—Thursday

Posted by on September 29th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

———————(San Diego State)————-

Beth Burns….Fired coach of Lady Aztecs basketball team-awarded 3.2M damages for firing in ‘Whistleblower Retaliation Case”….Lawyer gave 2-and-half hour closing testimony of smear campaign conducted by former AD-Jim Sterk….Burns was fired for abuse of staff-but testimony showed her complaints about inequity in operation of basketball program was primary reason for termination….a violation of Title 9-standards….Aztecs coach Steve Fisher testified he admired job Burns did…President Elliott Hershman testified video he saw of temper tantrum during game was not example of ‘workplace violence’.


Padres-W-Dodgers (6-5)..Rookie Hunter Renfroe hits 2R-HR onto top of Western Medals Building..added 2R-single…Friars beat Dodgers second night in row..Renfroe has 3-homers and 11-RBIs last two nights…LA loss keeps them 2G-back of Washington with 4-to play-trying to get home field advantage for first round of playoffs…

San Diego-LA..Final home game season..Christian Friderich (5-11)-vs-Julio Urias (5-2)…Friederich has won just 1-of-last-15 starts…Urias (4-0) 1.55-ERA in last 6-appearances…(29-innings-26K-5ER)

Padres…Final TV broadcast of Dick Enberg-Hall of Fame career…TV Voice-Padres….Angels…UCLA…Wimbledon-US Open Tennis…Olympics…NCAA basketball.

Angels-W-Athletics (8-6)..Kole Calhoun 2R-HR for Halos
Halos…Off today


Red Sox-L-Yankees..Mark Teixeira grand slam HR in 9th inning
Blue Jays-L-Orioles..By Kim 2R-HR in 9th inning…Mark Trumbo hits 46th HR for Orioles also.
Tigers-W-Indians..Miggy Cabrera 3R-HR..Ian Kinsler 2R-HR
Mariners-W-Astros..Robbie Cano-Kyle Seager 3R-HR
Mets-W-Miami…James Loney 2R-HR..Jay Bruce 2R-HR.
Giants-L-Rockies..Tyler Chatwood 9K-3 hit-shutout
Cardinals-W-Reds..Adam Duvall 2R-single
Washington-L-Arizona..Paul Goldschmidt 2RBI..
Cubs-L-Pirates..John Jaso hits for cycle (4-5)..5RBI
Braves-W-Phillies..Matt Kemp 2R-HR..Darby Swanson 2R-double
Royals-W-Twins..Eric Hosmer 2R-HR .
Rangers-W-Brewers..Carlos Gomez 3R-HR
White Sox-W-Rays..Todd Frazier hits 40th HR season

(Wild Card Race)

AL-Blue Jays top spot-1-game lead over Orioles….Tigers 1GB-Seattle 2GB-Houston 3-half GB trying to get 2nd wildcard spot.
NL-Mets top spot..Giants fall 1-half back….Cardinals now 2GB for last wildcard slot.


Pete Rose…Writes letter asking Hall of Fame to consider putting his name on ballot for enshrinement…Says MLB does not own Hall-at time of suspension-Hall would have allowed his name on ballot…Hall changed rules to ban candidacy if on baseball suspended list after Rose was sanctioned.

Miami…Heartbreaking funeral parade thru little Havana-hearse-casket-P-Jose Fernandez.

Cubs..Give Extension (5Y-50M) to President Theo Epstien..GM-Jed Hoyer and VP-Scouting Jason McLeod.
White Sox..Will give contract extension to Manager-Rob Ventura (373-432)
Cardinals..Manager Mike Matheny will return next year
Giants..President Brian Sabean says season ‘collective failure’

Mets..Tim Tebow hits HR on lst pitch-lst at bat in Florida Instructional League…goes (1-6) vs Cardinals on first day.


Red Sox..P-Drew Pomeranz-strained forearm-may go to DL if throwing test on Thursday does not work-out of postseason rotation.

Reds..Claim FA-OF-Pat Kivelhan-ex Padres
Gaints..Release P-Matt Reynolds.



Chargers…Antonio Gates-hamstring….Jatavious Brown-groin……King Dunlop-migraines……Brandon Flowers-concussion… all miss Wednesday workout…DE-Joey Bosa-limited running again-hamstring.

Chargers…Confirm that LT-King Dunlop is being treated for migraines…Dunlop has had 4-concussions in 4-years….Coach Mike McCoy-Monday told me Dunlop was not in ‘concussion protocol’….McCoy does not believe Dunlop’s migraines-which have gone on since Saturday-is related to past concussions….Concern over Flowers-has had 3-concussions in 3-years in San Diego.

Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Korey Toomer-been with 4-clubs-replace Mantei Te’o spot on roster


Miami-vs-Cincinnati-Thursday night football in Queen City at Paul Brown Stadium.


Cowboys..WR-Dez Bryant has hairline fracture-bone in tibia-might miss 3W.
New Englland…QB-Jacoby Brissett..full practice despite thumb injury.


Jets..Release CB-Dee Milliner-former 1st round pick
Arizona..Sign FA-LS-Aaron Brewers-ex Broncos
Bills..Sign FA-OT-Michael Ola-from Giants
Cowboys..Sign FA-OT-‘Emmett Clary
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Antonio Smith-spent last year Denver
Saints..Sign FA-OT-Khalief Barnes-ex Raiders
Rams..Sign FA-S-Marquis Chrisitan-ex Arizona
Miami..Release WR-Justin Hunter-former lst round pick


Buffalo..Rochester Democrat reports Bills made contact with agent for ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

Buffalo..Rex Ryan gets on Patriots conference call-asks Julian Edelman if he is going to play QB-next weekend vs Bills.



Lakers..GM-Mitch Kupchack says he is making no prediction after Team President Jim Buss said LA should be in Western Conference finals in his 3rd year on job…this is 3rd year leading team that went (17-65) last season.

Dallas..Mavs open camp with newcomers Harrison Barnes-Andrew Bogut joining from Golden State.

Miami..F-Josh McRoberts still having complications from foot injury last spring-not ready to practice-was heir apparent to replace Chris Bosh.



World Cup Hockey…Team Canada can clinch series with win vs Team Europe tonight in Toronto.

NY Islanders..Sign FA-D-Dennis Seidenberg-ex Bruins
NJ Devils..Sign FA-D-Kyle Quincey-Red Wings
Arizona…Tobias Reider-F-scored 14-goals last year-may sign in KHL-embroiled in contract dispute as a restricted free agent.

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