Best Minutes in Sports–Thursday–12/9

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Chargers…OG-DJ Fluker returns to practice from concussion protocol…..Admitted last concussion was scary…had burning sensations….lost focus for a week….light sensitive for a week….no symptoms since then…….Had 2-sets of concussion symptoms in 5-day span…..Has had 4-concussions in his career….Chargers begin preparation for Chiefs game….8-players either out with injuries or limited practice…..Chiefs LBs-Justin Houston-Tamba Hali miss their workouts also.



Saints..IR-RB-Mark Ingram-shoiulder separation.
Rams..IR-DE-Robert Quinn-back surgery….S-TJ McDonald-shoulder surgery.
Bengals..CB-Pac Man Jones-cast on sprained foot.
Browns…WR-5 wideouts ailing and out of practice…Terrelle Pryor takes snaps with Dwayne Bowe-lst unit.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-not cleared for full practice..might be out 2-more weeks-lacerated kidney.
Jaguars..WR-Alan Hurns returns to practice after concussion 2-weeks ago-has memory loss.
Vikings…4-starters on defense out with injuries-won’t play Thursday-including LB-Anthony Barr..S-Harrison Smith



Browns..Coach Mike Pettine-Johnny Manziel will start-faces harsh discipline any more alcohol issues….Manziel says he had ‘lapse in judgement’
Cowboys..Owner Jerry Jones says he hoped Jason Garrett would ‘coach up team’ despite loss of Tony Romo-disappointed (4-8) record.
Green Bay..DT-Latroy Guion gets impounded SUV-and 190,000-cash returned fro police followning last spring marijuana arrest.
Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown fined (11,576) for his post game goal post celebration-dance.
Patriots..QB-Tom Brady-confidence in OL despite 32-hits in 3-games.
Falcons..Off Coor-Kyle Shanahan-job safe despite team losing 6-of-7



Minnesota-Arizona…Thursday Night Football….Cardinals (10-2)…Vikings (8-4)


NEngland…Remaining schedule..Hou-Tenn-Jets-Miami…(10-2) but loses tiebreaker to Broncos
Bengals…Schedule..Pitts-SF-Denver-Baltimore..(10-2) record in AFC based on conference record
Denver..Raiders-Steelers-Bengals-San Diego…(10-2)…has critical games in December with Cin-Pitts.

Jacksonville..City Council votes ‘yes’ to 90M-improvements upgrades at Ever Bank Field.



Union…stinging criticism-DeMaurice Smith to NFL league office..”No justification for NFL to ignore-discredit reserach work done by Dr. Ben Omalu-who discovered CTE-brain damage and linked it to concussions.



BYU…Blocked from talking to Darrell Bevell-Seahawks Offensive Coordinator about vacant Cougars job.


Padres-Texas…Rangers, looking for catcher, interested in C-Derek Norris…..Padres taking calls on young OFs-Travis Jankowski (.211) and Hunter Renfroe (20HRs-AAA)…

Padres…Talk 2nd time FA-P-Fernando Rodney-longtime setup man.
Padres…Preparing offer to Japanese FA-3B-SS-Nobu Matsuda…32Y….Hit 35-HR-hit (.287) in Japan for Softbank Hawks.
Padres…GM-AJ Preller says he could leave meetings without making another trade….Manager Andy Green-met with media-used term “re-design” of roster multiple times…talked about critical need of finding a quality SS.

Padres…36 on roster-4 open slots-heading to tomorrow’s Rule 5-Draft….Top players available OF-Jabari Blash-Seattle (32HR)…Zac Borenstien-1B-Arizona (.314)…Bal Fuenmayor-OF-DH-Kansas City (.354)….Padres can draft a player for 50,000-but have to keep him on major league roster all year.

Dodgers..Sign FA-Lisalverto Bomilia-Texas-Missed 2015-Elbow surgery…had 11K-per-9 innings in AAA in 2014.
Dodgers-Pirates…Open trade talks about 2B-Neil Walker-who becomes free agent in 2016

Angels…Shop P-CJ Wilson but clubs want Halos to eat 15-of-20M owed on contract.
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Craig Gentry-A’s (.274)….OF-Quentin Berry-ex Tiger-Cubs
Angels-Pirates…Open trade talks about 2B-Neil Walker.


Phillies-Astros..Trade-Phils send P-Ken Giles to Astros for P-Vince Velasquez-P-Brett Olberholtzen and 3rd prospect
A’s-White Sox…Oakland deals 2B-Brett Lawrie to White Sox for 2-minor league pitchers
Yankees-Tigers…Trade-NY sends P-Justin Wilson to Tigers for minor league P-Chad Green-Luis Cessa.
Mets-Pirates..Trade-NY ships P-Jon Neise to Bucs for 2B-Neil Walker
Brewers-Mariners…Trade-Milwaukee sends 1B-Adam Lind to Seattle for 3-minor league Class A pitchers.


Mets..Sign FA-2B-Asdrubal Cabrera-ex Indian-Rays
Braves..Sign FA-2B-Emilio Bonifacio-Cubs.
A’s…Sign FA-P-John Axford-Rockies
Phillies..Sign FA-P-David Hernandez-ex Diamondbacks.

Miami..Sign FA-P-Mike Strong-Milwuakee
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Jason Aquino-Indians


Orioles…Open contract talks OF-Justin Upton-Padres
Cubs…Open negotiations OF-Denard Span-Nationals
Arizona…Open talks with P-Mike Leake-Giants
Giants..Contact OF-Dexter Fowler-Cubs-Gerrard Parra-Brewers.
Phillies..Offer deal P-Doug Fister-Washington.
Baltimore..Offer 1B-DH-Chris Davis (7Y-150M) to re-sign
Houston..Open talks P-Yovani Gallardo-Texas.
Cardinals..Open talks with P-Johnny Cueto-Royals.


Reds-Indians..Discuss Trade 3B-Todd Frazier for P-Carlos Carrasco-OF-Brad Zimmer
Yankees-Houston..Discuss Trade P-Andrew Miller-for-OF-George Springer


Rule 5-Draft…Phillies lst pick in Thursday draft-likely to take OF-Ty Goedell-Tampa Bay (.271-AA)
Hall of Fame…Names Grahame McNamee-broadcast 9-World Series in 1920s-30’s to Broadcasters Wing in Cooperstown.


Lakers-L-Minnesota (123-122) OT..Kelvin Martin (37P)..Karl Anthony-Townes (26P-14R)…DeAngleo Russell (23P)-Julius Randle (20P-12R) for (3-19)…TWolves went (24-31) from Free Throw Line
Clippers-W-Bucks (109-95)..Chris Paul 18P-18 Assists in LA win.
LA Clippers-at-Chicago…Thursday Night Game

Brooklyn….F-Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-out 10W-broken ankle

Aztecs-vs-Nicholls State-Louisiana-Tonight
USD-Denver University

San Diego Gulls….Leading scorer Nick Ritchie sent back to AHL-club by Anaheim Ducks….(0-Goals in 11-Games) in NHL
Gulls…Strange AHL scheduling….Team has just 9-games in December…..22-off-days in 31-days….Only 2-home games this month.

Oscar Pistorius….Posts bond-sentenced to House Arrest while Appeal of Manslaughter Conviction takes place in court.
Chelsea….English Premeire League team on brink of relegation to Lower Division.
Formula 1….Team McLaren says it will not allow Fernando Alonso to take year sabbatical-wants him in car in 2016-help solve Honda engine issues.


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