Best 15-Minutes-Wednesday–12/23

Posted by on December 23rd, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-L-Kansas….(70-57)….2nd ranked Jayhawks jump out to 13-point lead in lst half….State cuts deficit to 4-early in 2nd half…gets blown out late…Perry Ellis (20P) for KU-had 4-players in double figures….Aztecs 15-turnovers….Big men combine (7-20) shooting basketball…..Bigs had 1-basket in first half….KU (10-1)….SDSU drops to (7-6) .

USD….Toreros (4-7) host Cal State Northridge tonight.

Hawaii…Placed on 3Y-NCAA probation, banned from tournament this year, lose 2-scholarships…Coach Gib Arnold suspended for 3-years….Assistant coach changed transcript of Warriors player to get him eligible.

(NBA)

Lakers-W-Denver….Kobe Bryant scores 31 as LA rallies for (111-107) win…Jordan Clarkson-DeAngelo Russell-Lou Williams combined for 40 in backcourt….Lakers scored 60P in 2nd half….LA now (5-23) on season.
76ers-L-Memphis….Philadelphia now (1-29) on season…committed 26-turnovers in game

Lakers-Oklahoma City…..Thunder (19-9) on season heading into tonight’s game.
Golden State-Utah…..Warriors (26-1) facing Jazz.
Spurs-Minnesota…San Antonio (24-5) record.

Chicago…Coach Steve Kerr returns to court for 1-day-handle practice-Luke Walton ill.

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——————(Football)——————–

Chargers….Pro Bowl selections-Bolts no players chosen to 1st or 2nd team….QB-Philip Rivers bypassed despite spectacular statistical season.
Chargers….Head to Oakland tonight-play Raiders in Christmas Eve game.

(NFL)

NFL….Denies reports it pulled 16M-in funding to NIH as part of Concussion-CTE-Research because it did not like lead doctor-Robert Stern-Boston University-who has been anti-NFL in concussion lawsuit….NIH says it will fund research itself-but says NFL is still committed to the research program..

Miami…Coach Dan Campbell, lost 6-of-8 games, says he ‘hates the taste of losing’.

Browns…QB-Johnny Manziel-Pro Bowl LT-Joe Thomas-say ownership should not make changes in coaching staff-says Browns need continuity.

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham meets with league to appeal 1G-suspension-52,000 for 3-personal foul penalties on Sunday vs Carolina…NFL-VP officials-Dean Blandino criticizes refs crew-“should have ejected him”

Pro Bowl….10-Carolina Panthers…6-Arizona Cardinals highlite Pro Bowl rosters….Cam Newton-Carson Palmer-Tom Brady-Ben Roethlisberger headline QBs…..Top rookies include Rams RB-Todd Gurley…Chiefs CB-Marcus Peters….Also on team..Chiefs S-Eric Berry-comeback season from cancer.

(Roster)

Patriots…Sign FA-RB-Steven Jackson-ex Falcons
Arizona…Sign FA-S-Chris Clemons.
Bills..Sign FA-KR-Greg Salas-ex Rams…Release KR-Marcus Thigpen.
Broncos..Workout DT-Devon Still-ex Bengals..Phil Taylor-ex Browns…LB-Thomas Keiser-ex Chargers.
Miami..Sign FA-OG-Shelley Smith-ex Cowboys…FA-OT-Jacques McClendon,
49ers..Sign FA-RB-DuJuan Harris-ex Seahawk.

(Injuries)

Saints..QB-Drew Brees-torn plantar tissue in arch.
Bills..IR-WR-Robert Woods-Groin…OT-Seantrelle Henderson-illness.
Browns…IR-OG-John Greco-knee
Cowboys..IR-TE-Gavin Escobar-Torn Achilles
Broncos..IR-LB-David Bruton-broken leg.
Green Bay…IR-LS-Brent Goode-groin
Miami…IR-LB-Koa Misi-knee..CB-Chris McCain-knee
Seahawks…OT-Russell Okung-calf strain.

(College Football)

Poinsettia Bowl…..Boise State-vs-Northern Illinois tonight….Broncos (8-4) led by QB-Brett Rypien…..Huskies (8-5) led by CB-Shawin Lurry (9-int)…RB-Joel Bouagnon.

Boca Raton Bowl…Toledo-W-Temple (32-17)…Rockets QB-Phil Ely (285P-2TD.
Idaho Bowl..Akron-W-Utah State (23-21)….Zips K-Rob Stern 3-field goals.

Ball State…coach Pete Lembo quits to take assistants job with Maryland Terrapins.
Texas State..Coach Dennis Franchione retires (39-43) record.

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——————-(Baseball)———————-

Padres…Pullout of bidding for Hiroshima Carp FA-P-Kenta Maeda-Carp want 22M-posting fee from any team signing veteran pitcher.
Padres…Bid on 2B-Nobu Matsuda likely to be rejected…has been offered 5Y-deal to stay in Japan-Softbank Hawks.
Padres…P-Marcus Mateo offered contract by Hanshin Tigers-Japan

(Roster Moves)

Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Mike Leake-Giants…(5Y-80M)
Mets….Sign FA-OF-Alejandro deAza-ex Orioles.
Indians..Sign FA-P-Ross Detwiler-ex Nationals.
Rangers..Sign FA-P-AJ Griffin-ex-A’s.
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Indians…Release 3B-Chris Johnson-eat 17M left on contract.
Orioles…Open talks with FA-P-Mat Latos-ex Reds-Dodgers-Padres

(MLB)

Fox TV…Demote Harold Reynolds-Tom Verducci from play-by-play crew….Jon Smoltz will work with Joe Buck.

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———(Hockey)————-

LAKings-L-San Jose (5-3)….Joe Pavelski scores 2-PPG goals in 2-minute span in 3rd period after Kings took back-to-back penalties…LA now (20-11-2).

Ducks-L-Rangers (3-2)…Mike Zuccarello scores goal in overtime against John Gibson….Ducks lost 4-of-5….now (12-15-6) on season.

Montreal…Bench G-Carey Price-team lost 4-in row.
Vancouver..Bench G-Ryan Miller.

Gulls…Take Christmas break-off till Saturday….have played just 2-games in 11-days because of AHL scheduling.

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