Best 15 Minutes-Tuesday-10/6

Posted by on October 6th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

—–(Baseball)—–

Padres…Begin search for new manager-fired Pat Murphy….GM AJ Preller will conduct broad sweep of candidates from different backgrounds…Interested in candidates from all spectrums…Wants leader in clubhouse…Wants energy in dugout…Wants fire….Refused to say team was ‘underachiever’….Needs to re-evaluate how his staff ranked-rates players….Has talked to Murphy about staying in organization-even returning to El Paso-will continue that conversation in next week…Believes there is still alot of talent in that room-25 man roster…Does winning create chemistry or does chemistry create winning….Needs manager to grasp front office analystics….Interested in fresh ideas from people on the outside…Current coaching staff remains under contract till October 31st…Does not believe he made mistake firing Bud Black early in season.

Padres…Lead Candidates….Ron Gardenhire-Twins…Dusty Baker-Giants…Ron Washington-Texas…Phil Nevin-Diamondbacks…Dave Roberts….Mark Kotsay.

(Schedule)

AL-Wildcard….Play-In Game tonight…Yankees-Houston….Dallas Keuchel-vs-Masahiro Tanaka tonite in New York…Yankees lost 6-of-7 at end of season…New York just (15-19) at Stadium since August…Astros cooled off second half of season…Alex Rodriguez (153-182-230) last 3-months of season…Chase Headley (192) since August lst…Mark Teixeira gone for year…..Astros (230HRs-1392K) this season in feast or famine batting order….Keuchel (20-8) 2.48ERA…Tanaka-3 different injuries this season.

NL-Wildcard….Play-In Game-Wednesday night…Cubs-at-Pittsburgh.

(Teams)

Angels..Hire Billy Eppler-4Y contract as General Manager…spent 11-years with Yankees….Inherits team with just 1-postseason appearance since 2009….Manager Mike Scoscia gets vote of confidence from owner Arte Moreno-returns for 2016.

Washington..Fires-Matt Williams-Manager and 7-man coaching staff-just one year after being named ‘Manager of Year’…Went (83-79) this season in season marred by injuries and clubhouse issues.

Arizona…Fires Mike Harkey-pitching coach.

Milwaukee..Fires Rick Kranitz-pitching coach and 4-other coaches.

Yankees…P-CC Sabathia leaves club to enter Alcohol Rehab Center-doubtful will be with club if it moves onto ALDS.

Mets…Rusty Staub recovering from heart attack while on plane flight from Ireland to New York.

(Players)

Mariners…Robbie Cano-surgery for sports hernia.

Giants..O-Jeremy Affeldt-retires.

Blue Jays…P-Mark Beuhrle-retires

Boston..P-Justin Masterson undergoes shoulder surgery.

 

 

——(Football)——-‘

Chargers…..Re-sign FA-RB-Donald Brown following last week release….Release OT-Michale Ola-ex Bears.

Chargers…Mike McCoy praises team OL for hanging tough after rugged start against Cleveland…Credited Josh McCown-Browns QB for hanging tough i pocket-making plays despite 4-sacks..10-hits…29-blitzes

 

(Scoreboard)

Seahawks-W-Lioins (13-10)…Kam Chancellor forces Calvin Johnson fumble at 1-yard line as Detroit was going in for go-ahead score with 2-minutes left in game…QB-Russell Wilson survives 6-sacks…throws TD and (287Y) passing in struggle of victory….Lions (0-4) on season.

 

(NFL)

Miami…Fire Coach Joe Philbin (1-3) start…(24-28) head coach….Report Player feud with QB-Ryan Tannehill-mocking Developmental Squad players after they intercepted passes-told them to enjoy their paycheck-Taxi squad players refused to practice with Tannehill was quarterbacking…Players feuded with Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle.

NFL…Owners conduct fall meeting in New York beginning this morning…Committe on LA will provide information update on LA situation and the Stadium proposals in St. Louis-San Diego-Oakland…Owners will discuss possible 500M-relocation fee for any team moving into LA…No votes to be taken on issues though.

Buffalo…Rex Ryan backtracks-says team needs to clean up penalties (58-in-4G)

Carolina..Coach Ron Rivera says (4-0) team is disrespected by national media-not getting coverage like Falcons-Broncos-Bengals.

San Diego..Suspended TE-Antonio Gates rejoins team.

Dallas…DE-Greg Hardy-suspended since last year-rejoins team

Pittsburgh..WR-Matavius Bryant rejoins team from drug suspension..

Jets..DT-Sheldon Richardson rejoins team from suspended list.

Eagles..OC-Jason Kelce calls OL a ‘disgrace’

Browns..Suspended GM-Ray Farmer rejoins team after ‘text message’ suspension.

 

(Roster)

Jaguars..Workout LB-Philip Wheeler.

Jets..Sign FA-WR-Kenbrell Thompkins-ex-Patriots.

 

(Injuries)

Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-partial shoulder separation

Seahawks..RB-Fred Jackson-sprained ankle.

Bears..C-Will Montgomery-broken fibula.

Cowboys..RB-Lance Dunbar-2-torn knee ligaments.

Lions..NT-Hloti Ngata-calf

Texans..WR-Cecil Shorts-shoulder.

Jaguars…G-Brandon Linder-torn labrum

Giants..IR-TE-Daniel Fells-staph infection-ankle

Redskins..TE-Jordan Reed-concussion

 

(College)

AP Poll…1-Ohio State…2-TCU…3-Baylor…4-Michigan State…5-Utah…6-Clemson….UCLA drops to 20th.

Alabama..Coach Nick Saban rips national media for burying Tide team after early season loss…’don’t care about you-not playing for you’

Virginia Tech..QB-Michael Brewere-returns to practice-out 5-weeks-broken collarbone.

Ohio State…WR-Corey Smith-gone for year-broken leg.

 

 

——(Basketball)——

Lakers-W-Utah…Kobe Bryant just (1-5) shooting…Lou Williams 14P-off bench…DeAngelo Russell (5P-3R-2A-2Tovers-1-Steal) in 21-minutes.

Clippers-L-Toronto..Kyle Lowry (26P-in-21 Minutes).

Sacramento….C-Willy Cauley-Stein criticized coming to camp out of shape.

Charlotte…F-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-surgery-torn labrum.

Suns…Mourn passing C-Neil Walk-age 67-spinal tumor.

 

 

——(Hockey)——

San Diego Gulls…Pick up 5-more players from Ducks…G-John Gibson…C-Chris Mueller…LW-Nate Ritchie….D-Korbin Holzer…D-Joe Peskula…27-in camp.

San Jose..NHL suspends Raffi Torres-41Games-for head hunting hit injured Ducks player…5th time disciplined in career.

Montreal..Sign FA-F-Tomas Fleischman-ex Ducks…D-Mike Weaver retires.

Bruins..Sign FA-G-Jonas Gustavsson-ex Red Wing.

Blues..Sign FA-F-Scottie Upshall-ex Flyers-Blue Jackets.

Oilers..Send G-Ben Scrivens to AHL.

Montreal…Forward Zack Kassian placed in NHL-Stage 2-Drug Program-suspended without pay after bad auto accident-Alcohol issues.

 

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