Best 15 Minutes-Wednesday–10/14

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—–(Football)——

Chargers….Coach Mike McCoy says team cannot feel sorry for itself after last second loss to Steelers on Monday Night Football….Played strong defensive game despite allowing big TD pass…and 3-big plays on final drive….Says he was not aware of (:18) clock snafu in 4th quarter-not impact outcome of game…Praised Antonio Gates (9R-92Y) outing on return from suspension…Criticized OL for taking 6-penalties-damaging flow of offense….Refused to criticize struggling CB-Brandon Flowers….Refused to put time frame on return of injured OL-King Dunlop-Orlando Franklin…

 

(Teams)

Cowboys…Name QB-Matt Cassell starter in place of Brandon Weeden.

 

(Injuries)

Giants…Doctors say they may be able to save foot of TE-Daniel Fells-has had 5-surgeries for staph infection of leg bone.

Seahawks..LB-Bobby Wagner-straned pectoral…DT-Jordan Hill-quad.

Jaguars..RB-Bernard Pierce-concussion.

Bears…RB-Jacquizz Rodgers-broken arm.

Arizona..LB-Alex Okafor-calf

Falcons..C-Mike Person-ankle.

Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor-out 2W-strained knee.

Carolina..DE-Jared Allen-pinched nerve in back.

 

(Roster Moves)

Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Shareece Wright-ex-49ers-Chargers…Release DE-Jason Babin.

Bills..Release-K-Billy Cundiff..Sign FA-QB-Josh Johnson.

Chiefs..Activate RB-Spencer Ware to replace RB-Jamal Charles

Patriots..Workout WR-Hakeem Nicks-ex-Giants…RB-Isiah Pead-ex Rams

Steelers…Activate-Suspended WR-Martavius Bryant.

Eagles..Sign FA-OL-Tanner Hawkinson-ex-49ers

 

(College)

USC…AD-Pat Haden given vote of confidence from school President….Haden says he has tried to contact fired Coach Steve Sarkisian for 2-days….Sources-Sarkisian has entered alcohol rehab program-hospitalized….Firing cost him nearly 13M-in salaries….Haden confirmed he imposed ‘Zero Tolerance” alcohol rules for Sarkisian after booster group incident in August.

South Carolina…names Shawn Elliott-Off Coor-as interim head coach replacing Steve Spurrier who quit in midst of 4-game losing streak.

Louisiana-Lafayette…Notified NCAA probe recruiting coach tampered with entrance exam scores of football recruits.

 

 

—–(Baseball)——

Dodgers-W-Mets (3-1)…Force Game 5-in NL playoffs..Clayton Kershaw (7inn-3H-1R)…Justin Turner 2R-double….Adrian Gonzalez RBI-single off rookie P-Steve Matz….Game 5 in LA on Thursday.

Cubs-W-Cardinals (6-4)….Win NL series…Anthony Rizzo-Kyle Schwarber-Javier Baez hit HRs…Cubs hit 9-homers in last two games at Wrigley Field….lst time Cubs clinched a post season series at Wrigley Field since 1916.

Texas-Toronto…Cole Hamels-Marcus Stroman at Skydome in 5th and deciding game today in AL playhoffs….Hamels (8-1) record since trade from Phillies.

Astros-Kansas City…5th and final game in series at Royals Stadium….Collin McHugh-vs-Johnny Cueto….Astors decide not to use Dallas Keuchel on 3-days rest.

 

(Teams)

Padres…Interview Ron Gardenhire-ex Twins…Pirates coach Rick Sofield….Alex Cora-14-year veteran player-no coacing experience for vacant managerial job.

Washington..Interviewing ex-Padres manager Bud Black.

Seattle…Interviewing AAA-manager Phil Nevin…former Padres slugger.

Nationals…Hire Randy Knorr as Assistant GM-had been removed as coach last week.

Yankees..Block Angels from hiring NY scouts Tim Haehring-Joey Darnell for Billy Eppler staff.

 

(Injuries)

Brewers…OF-Ryan Braun has disc surgery on back.

Dodgers..C-Yasmani Grandal-ailing shoulder.

 

—–(Basketball)—–

Lamar Odom-ex-Laker-Clipper-found unresponsive-unconcscious at brothel in Reno, Nevada…had taken cognac with viagra…found bleeding from nose-mouth…Life spiraled out of control since leaving NBA.

Lakers-L-Sacramento…Kings built 17-point lead…Lakers (0-4) to NBA teams in preseason…Kobe Bryant exits with bruised leg.

New Orleans…G-Norris Cole-ankle sprain.

Clippers-vs-Charlotte Hornets-in exhibition game in China.

 

SDSU…Picked to win Mountain West Conference title…get 22-of-25 top votes…Boise State-Utah State…UNLV round out top fou in preseason poll.

 

 

—–(Hockey)——

Kings-L-Canucks (3-0)…Vancouver holds LA to 15-shots at Staples Center…Kings (0-3) start.

Ducks-vs-Arizona Coyotes tonight…Anaheim (0-1-1)

Montreal-W-Pengins…Habs start season (3-0)…Penguins (0-3)

Edmonton-L-….Oilers (0-3) start…Connor McDavid scores 1st goal.

Carolina…D-James Wisniewski-miss season with torn ACL…F-Riley Nash-sprained shoulder.

NHL….Teams protest decision to allow Kings to buyout contract of Mike Richards contract over 15-year period rather than 5-year payout calendar.

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