Best 15 Minutes Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on October 19th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers…Press Conference featuring Mayor Kevin Faulconer saying a “Yes Vote on Measure C” guarantees the Chargers stay in San Diego…Press conference also featured QB-Philip Rivers and former DE-Luis Castillo who indicated they could never imagine what San Diego would be like if Chargers ever left…Chargers Point Man Fred Maas said the downtown sight is the only sight that works for the city in ‘big picture’…and says owner Dean Spanos is assuming all the risks by re-doing deal with city to handle cost overruns and if team falls short on PSL sales.

Chargers…Injury prone OG-Chris Watt begins 3-week window of practices with eligible to come off the PUP list to be activated…has had multiple surgeries.


49ers.RB-Carlos Hyde-sprained shoulder..CB-Will Redmond placed on IR.
Tampa Bay..WR-Vincent Jackson on IR with torn ACL
Jets..WR-Eric Decker undergoes emergenc hip surgery-placed on IR
Jets..LB-Darron Lee-out with ankle issues
Packers..IR-CB-Sam Shields…has had 4-concussions in 6-years.
Packers..RB-James Starkes-knee scope
Arizona..QB-Carson Palmer-ailing with hamstring.
Atlanta..IR-DT-Derrick Shelby
Chiefs..IR-DE-Allen Bailey-knee
Seattle..IR-DT-Garrison Smith-knee
Browns..QB-Robert Griffin-fractured shoulder healing-no surgery.
Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger ruled out this weekends game-knee scope
Steelers..LB-Ryan Shazier cleared to play this weekend


Chiefs-Packers..Trade-KC deals RB-Knile Davis to Green Bay for draft pick.
Chiefs..Sign FA-DE-Kendall Reyes-ex Chargers-Redskins
Colts..Workout WR-Aaron Dobson..Sign FA-TE-Chase Coffman


New England..Bill Belicheck orders coaches to stop using Microsoft tablets on sidelines-unreliable.
Steelers..Name Landry Jones-starting QB this weekend vs Patriots
Jets..Coach Todd Bowles may open QB-competition today in practice
Carolina..Vote of confidence K-Grahame Gano
Broncos..May start rookie Devontae Booker at RB
Vikings..Club confirms Def Coor-George Edwards arrested DUI last May.

NFL..TV Ratings continue to crater..Monday Nite Football down (34%) had 6.3-rating….Sunday Nite Football down (34%) had 9.0-rating.

Arena Football League…LA Kiss franchise folds…Portland team folds…Arizona and Jacksonville may try to move to league…AFL has just 4-teams left.


Big 12 Conference…Texas Governor condemns league for dropping expansion plans because schools refuse to add University of Houston as member.

Oregon State..QB-Darrell Garrettson gone for year-fractured ankle
LSU..RB-Leonard Fourcette-2nd opinion on continued ankle problems.
Oklahoma..RB-Sam Perine out with calf injury
USC..WR-Steven Mitchell-gone for year-torn ACL-had (24R).



Dodgers-W-Cubs (6-0)..Yasmani Grandal hits 2R-HR..Justin Turner HR…Rick Hill survives shaky start-throw (6inn-2hitter-shutout ball)…Dodgers lead series (2-1).

Dodgers-Cubs..Game 4-matchup..20Y-pitcher Julio Urias-vs-John Lackey…Urias (5-0) 1.90-ERA since July.

Cubs…Hitting (.100) in the back-to-back losses…hitting (.161) in series with Dodgers…Addison Russell (1-24)…Anthony Rizzo (2-26)…Ben Zobrist (4-26)

Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez did confirm he asked team to allow him not to stay at a Trump Towers Hotel in Chicago at mid-season after Trump’s comments about Mexicans…the Wall and immigration.

Blue Jays-W-Indians (5-1)…Josh Donaldson solo HR…makes key diving stop to snuff out rally…Jays bang around Corey Kluber working on 3-days rest..Aaron Sanchez goes (6inn-1R)..Toronto bullpen throws 3-shutout innings..Indians still lead (3-1) in series.

Toronto-Cleveland…Jays face another must win game today…Marco Estrada-vs-Ryan Merritt-Tribe rookie pitched just 11-innings this year..


Padres…Suspended GM-AJ Preller returns to work after 30-days suspension.

Arizona..New GM-Mike Hazen says Tony LaRussa will remain as consultant with team…”His uniform experience will balance the metrics we use-you want someone to manage human beings”

A’s..Hire Chip Hale as 3rd base coach-ex Arizona manager.

Detroit..GM-Al Avila says roster must get younger…7-veterans making big money on team.

Huroki Kuroda…Longtime Dodgers-Yankees pitcher retires at age (42)…was (79-79) in MLB…(124-105) in 13-years in Japan.



Lakers-Golden State…NBA preseason game at Valley View Casino Center.

Sacramento…Owner Vivek Ranadiv apologizes to former GM-Geoff Petrie for insults when firing him….Kings (90-156) since firing 23Y-veteran GM…have gone thru 2-GMs and 3-coaches in 4-years.

NYKnicks…Carmelo Anthony-player rep to Union..says he wants NBA to help develop NBA-D League further…says each of 30-NBA teams should have D-League team….all D-League players should be on 2-way contracts….Pay should be better to keep players from going abroad where they get little training.



LA Kings-L-Minnesota (6-3)..Wild score 5-goals early-knock goalie Jeff Zatkoff out of game….Kings now (0-3)

Ducks-L-New Jersey (2-1)…Taylor Hall scores 2-PP goals in 4-minute span in home debut for Devils…Ducks had to kill off 7-Power Plays…Anaheim off to (0-3-1) start.

KHL-Russia…Opens league play..Longtime NHLer-Ilya Kovalchuk is higest paid player in league (5.5M)…Pavel Datsyuk-ex Red Wing (4.5M)…Slava Voynov-ex-LA Kings defenseman (4.5M)


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