Best 15 Minutes-Sports-Wednesday-August 26th

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Padres-L-Washington (8-3)..Ryan Zimmerman crashes grand slam home run..Will Ramos solo HR…James Shields throws 121-pitches-doesn’t get to 6th inning…Waste 2-Jedd Gyorko HRs….Shields has now won just 2-of-15 starts since early June….Nats fail to gain ground on Mets.
San Diego-Nationals…Wednesday matchup-Tyson Ross (8-9)-vs-Gio Gonzalez.

Dodgers-W-Reds (5-1)..Justin Turner-Jimmy Rollins hit 2R-HRs…Stretch lead over Giants to 2-and-half.
LA-Cincinnati….Matchup Brett Anderson (7-8)-vs-David Holmberg (1-5)
Dodgers…Say they will not call up 19Y-P-Julio Urias despite (3.21ERA) at Tulsa

Angels-W-Tigers (8-7)..Albert Pujols hits 3R-HR…Angels score 3-runs on Alfredo Simon wild pitches….Still 5GB Astros.
Halos-Detroit….Hector Santiago (7-7)-vs-Justin Verlander (1-6).


Yankees-L-Astros…Evan Gattis 4RBI..Carlos Gomez 2-homers-4RBIs…Yankees fall out of lst place after (15-1) thrashing.
Blue Jays-W-Rangers…Toronto back in lst place..Won 20-of-24…Troy Tulowitzki 3H..Jays launch 3HRs…
Mets-W-Phillies..Yoennis Cespedes 2R-HR…Mets won 17-of-23
Pirates-L-Miami…Dee Gordon steals 4-bases-scores 2R….
Cardinals-W-Arizona…Redbirds get 4R in lst inning.
Cubs-W-Giants…Kyle Schwaber 3R-HR..Miguel Montero 2R-HR..Cubs won 15-of-18..
Rockies-W-Braves…Colorado scores 4-unearned runs..
Indians-W-Brewers..Michael Brantley 2-home runs for Tribe
Rays-L-Twins…Minnesota hits 3-homers..wins 5th in row. ..
Red Sox-L-White Sox..Chisox smash Wade Miley for 13-hits in 6-innings…
Royals-W-Orioles…Kendry Morales HR…Royals (77-48)…
Mariners-W-Athletics..Nelson Cruz HR triggers rally from 5-0 deficit.


Angels..Send 3B-David Freese on rehab assignment to Salt Lake City..DL-2B-John Giavotella-illness.0-.
Mariners..P-James Paxton-rehab to Tacoma.
Giants..OF-Angel Pagan sent out on rehab.
Indians…P-Carlos Carrasco shutdown-shoulder stiffness


Cubs..Sign FA-2B-Emilio Bonifacio-ex Marlins
Orioles..DFA-OF-Nolan Reimold.
Braves..DFA-P-David Aardsma.
Arizona..Release C-Gerald Laird.

Red Sox..Fire Lead TV-Voice Dan Orsillo after 15Y in booth.


USC…Coach Steve Sarkisian to be evaluated for alcohol abuse issues…Apologizes for drunken rant at ‘Salute to Trojans’ dinner last weekend….Admits to having beers in Coaches lockeroom after games and practices….Apologizes to team and school…All Alcohol to be removed from facilities..Will not be disciplined by school.

SUDS…Roster shakeup…Coach Rocky Long demotes WRs-Lloyd Mills-Eric Judge…Elevates Chase Favreau-Micah Holder to starting WR jobs…Moves JUCO transfer Randy Ricks to starting MLB job…elevates U-Arizona transfer LB-Ryan Dunn to 2nd team.
SDSU…Name JJ Whitaker-Jake Fely-Pierce Slater-Dakota Gordon as team captains.

AP Preseason Poll…..1-Ohio State..2-TCU..3-Alabama…4-Baylor..5-Michigan State…..8-USC…13-UCLA.


Chargers…LB-Mantei Te’o sits out practice with injury…Sources say it is not foot related-he’s had two injuries to his feet in two years….CB-Chris Davis still not cleared to practice after suffering concussion two weeks back…WR-Donnie Inman still under evaluation.

Steelers…Sign FA-QB-Michael Vick as possible backup after losing QB-Bruce Gradkowski to surgery.
Denver..Sign FA-OG-Evan Mathis-former Eagles Pro Bowler
Houston..Longtime starting C-Chris Myers announces retirement after 11-year career.
Falcons..Visit with QB-Rex Grossman-ex Redskins
Lions-Patriots..Trade-Detroit sends OT-Michael Williams to New England for draft pick
Bengals..Release backup QB-Josh Johnson.
Titans…Consider releasing OG-Andy Levitre-due 6.5M in salary-lost starting job


Cowboys…CB-Orlando Scandrick-possible torn ACL in workouts
Bucs..WR-Mike Evans to miss 3W-hamstring
Ravens…Only 63-of-90 players on field for practice because of injuries
Colts..Activate DE-Robert Mathis from PUP-list-out since last year Achilles.
Steelers…Surgery-QB-Bruce Gradkowski-fractured hand

Rams…Fox TV-broadcaster Joe Buck rips into owner Stan Kroenke on twitter…”Ran team into ground…Increased ticket prices…Now says leaving because lack of support..Great example for NFL to celebrate”:

New England…District Attorney gives ‘immunity’ to friend of Aaron Hernandez-Patriots-to testify about being in car with Patriots player night of double shooting homicide in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 2012.
Seattle..NFL fines-RB-Marshawn Lynch-75,000 for blowing off media during NFL playoffs last January.

Chris Carter…Apologizes for “Get a Fall guy” speech he gave to NFL rookies at symposium….Reports he gave the speech twice-NFL did nothing about it.


Lakers…Discussing signing 35Y-FA-F-Ron Artest (World Metta Peace) to contract to come to camp work with young players.
Clippers…Fined 250,000 by NBA for rules violations trying to re-sign C-DeAndre Jordan…made contract oofer promising endorsement packages they had not yet made.

Andre Kirilenko…Voted in as President of Russian Basketball Federation-hoping to rebuilding troubled national Olympic team.


San Diego Gulls….Dallas Eakins-introduced as coach…4Y-coach Toronto Marlies….Year and half with Edmonton Oilers…Philosphies of running a team “Committment-and-Discipline”…..”Don’t want to waste a day-goal is to improve players individually to help team to win”…”Know AHL job can be a revolving door roster-callups and injuries are part of game”….”I like veteran guys who are in AHL for right reason-play hard-influence kids”…..”Knows now how to put out fires in AHL-help players cope”…”Wants players to tune out White Noise of criticism”……”Ducks very deep roster-loaded with goaltending-want to build team from goal out”.

NHL…Gary Bettman confirms 3rd meeting with groups from Quebec City-Las Vegas-review potential ownership financials and revenue plans for possible expansion teams.

Buffalo…Police and DA in Hamburg, New York interview Blackhawks Patrick Kane into possible rape incident…charges filed by 21Y old woman earlier this month.


Indy Car-Mourns passing 37Y-old driver Justin Wilson-killed in Pocono 500-on Sunday….Family announces they are donating Wilson’s organs to help save other lives….Grief stricken Formula 1-driver Marc Weber said racing lost a ‘great person.’…Honda execs praised him for sticking with the engine builder thru tough times ‘measure of the man’….Teammate Ryan Hunter Reay called on Indy car to discuss encasing driver in a protective canopy so debris could not get into the cockpit of cars…’have his passing mean something to the sport’..

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