Best 15 Minutes-Sports–Wednesday
Chargers….Return to practice field this morning….DE-Joey Bosa may join 1st team workout-has been working individually with trainers on the side since suffering minor hamstring pull in initial workout a week ago.
Chargers..Bring in FA-WR-Giff Whelan-Colts…WR-Chris Givens-Eagles for workouts….Looking for depth to replace injuryed Keenan Allen…Tyrell Williams likely to start Sunday.
Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos…”Too soon to go down that road”..reacting to petition drive from fans wanting Coach Mike McCoy removed.
Browns…Put QB-Robert Griffith III-on IR-with fracture of non-throwing shoulder…Could be recalled from IR around Week 10 if healthy.
Green Bay..CB-Sam Shields put in concussion protocol
Raiders..OG-Gabe Jackson-knee injury..OT-Menelik Watson-groin…OT-Austin Howard-ankle…OT-Matt McCants-groin..all to miss workout today.
Saints..Release RB-KR-CJ Spiller-ex Bills..was paid 9M-for playing just 13G…Saints have 40M-dead money against the cap.
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Donald Butler-ex-Chargers…Visit with LB-AJ Hawk-ex Packers
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-RB-Jacquizz Rodgers-ex-Falcons-Bears.
Cowboys…Sign FA-DE-Ryan Davis-ex-Jaguars
49ers..Sign FA-RB-DuJuan Harris-ex Cowboys.
Redskins..Sign FA-DT-Cullen Jenkins-ex-Giants
Seahawks..Sign FA-CB-Nieko Thorpe-ex Raiders..QB-Jakie Heaps..Release CB-Tharold Simon
Denver..LB-Brandon Marshall-outspoken for police dealings with black community-meets with Denver Police Chief-given 3-local-national studies of police handling incidents…Invited to take “Ride Along” to better understand police work..and to observe ‘Police Simulator’ in training for confrontations.
Roger Goodell…says NFL will not consider using instat replay challenges to examine helmet-to-helmet hits.
Sam Wyche..ex-Bucs-Bengals coach undergoes heart transplant surgery in Tampa…in CCU in good condition.
Browns..Name Josh McCown-starting QB.
Rams..DE-Aaron Donald facing 30,000-fine for touching ref..9,000-for punching a player…18,000-for hits on QB in Monday loss to 49ers.
Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens rips into DE-Arthur Jones….DT-Robert Nkemdiche for poor play in opening loss to Patriots.
NFL..TV Ratings down across the board..Thursday nite game-Down 8%…Sunday games-Down 12%…Sunday nite game-Down 18%…Monday Nite-down 9%-
Air Force Academy…Mourns passing of QB-Dee Dowis-killed in sideswipe auto accident in Georgia on way to airport.
Army…Starting CB-Brandon Jackson killed in auto accident at 2am-Sunday in Hudson Valley, New York hours after football game.
Northern Illinois…QB-Drew Hare out with severe ankle injury.
San Diego State…Coach Rocky Long worried about fatigue-Aztecs defense on field for 93-snaps vs Cal-spread attack-now has to prepare for physical Northern Illinois run game-short work week and cross country travel.
Padres-W-Giants (6-4)…Ryan Schimp hits 3R-HR in 9th inning capping off 5-run rally against disintegrating San Francisco bullpen…Padres rally to tak lead…Andre Pagan HR..Hunter Pence RBI-double..Clayton Richard allow 14-baserunners in 5-innings..Giants fail gain ground on Dodgers…remain 4GB-LA….
San Diego-San Francisco…Luis Perdomo (7-8)-vs-Madison Bumgarner (14-8) in final game of series.
Padres…21-Latin American players signed this summer report to Arizona Instructional League-led by 17Y-old P-Adrian Morejon and OF-Jorge Ona..Padres gave Morejon (11M) bonus..Ona (7M) bonus to sign.
Dodgers-L-Yankees (3-0)..New York hits 3HRs off Dodgers relievers after Julio Urias leaves in 5th inning..Yankees won 13-of-18..
LA-New York..Clayton Kershaw (11-3)-vs-Michael Pineda (6-11) in final game of series
Dodgers…P-Scott Kazmir remains out with spinal inflammation
Dodgers-Milwuakee…Brewers are team that put in waiver claim on Yasiel Puig-did open trade talks about Ryan Braun deal before trade deadline-talks will continue off-season.
Angels-L-Seattle (8-0)..Seth Smith Grand Slam HR..Nelson Cruz 2R-HR…
Halos-Mariners..Wednesday matchup-Tyler Skaggs (3-3)-vs-Hishasi Iwakuma (15-11)
Red Sox-L-Orioles..JJHardy 3R-HR..Birds hit 3HRs..pull within 2-games of Bosox..
Mets-W-Washington..TJ Rivera 10th inning HR…had 3-RBI;..
Pirates-W-Phillies..Sean Rodriguez 3R-HR in 9th..
Blue Jays-L-Tampa Bay..Alexi Ramirez 3R-HR for Rays..
Tigers-L-Twins..Jorge Polanco 2R-HR-4RBI for Minnesota..
Marlins-W-Braves…Chris Yelich 2R-double..
Reds-W-Brewers..Joey Votto 2R-HR..RBI-double…
Royals-L-A’s…Yonder Alonso 2R-double..
Indians-L-White Sox..Jose Abreu HR…
Rangers-W-Houston..Adrian Beltre HR..
Cubs-L-Cardinals..Brandon Moss 2R-HR ..
Rockies-L-Diamondbacks..Jean Segura 2-home runs..
Pirates..Shutdown P-Gerrit Cole for rest of year-elbow discomfort….2B-Josh Harrison reinjured groin.
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Wade LeBlanc-ex-Padres-was with Mariners this year.
Orioles..Put P-Odri Despaigner on waivers
Mets..Fire Wally Backman-Manager Las Vegas farmclub..Pattern defiance over handling of OF-Mike Conforto-Kevin Plawecki and Gabe Cecchini while on minor league assignment.
Twins..Get permission to interview Royals Assistant GM-JJ Picollo….also interview Jason McLeod-Cubs
Cavaliers…Talk to Alan Iverson about assistant coaching job on Tyronne Lue-staff.
NCAA…Pulls lst round of March Madness Tourney out of Greensboro because of North Carolina bathroom law……also pulls Tennis-Lacrosse-Soccer championships out of North Carolina.
Thomas Fleischmann…Veteran NHL-FA-has 8-different contract offers…ex-Montreal-Florida-Blackhawks forward.
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-James Sheppard-played in Switzerland last year.
Ducks..Invite 22-players to rookie camp-close up look at players who can make Gulls roster-including F-Julius Nattien-C-Finland..scored 22G-in OHL and goalies Kevin Boyle-U-Mass-Lowell…and Antoine Samuel-Baie Comeau of Quebec Junior League.