Best 15 Minutes

Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Chargers….ESPN in depth report on Chargers-Rams feud over new So Fi-Stadium…..2-teams no long co-operating-nor cordial

..Chargers have sold only 20,000 tickets and under 60M in PSL revenue despite cut rate prices…
..Rams sold over 60,000 season tickets and raised 300M in PSL revenue.
..NFL Study..there is ‘no market’ for Chargers season tickets in LA.
..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says there is ‘no market’ for Chargers ..
..Chargers #30 in NFL revenues
..Rams furious Dean Spanos undercut PSL ticket prices and still failed to raise revenue…Chargers said they would raise 400M their share in construction cost…Only at 60M.

Chargers…No comment on Bleacher Report that QB-Philip Rivers is interested in returning to the South and would entertain offer to play for Tennessee Titans next season.

Chargers…Bye week this week..then play at Denver

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(Scoreboard)…(Thursday Night Football)

Colts-L-Texans (20-17)….QB-Deshaun Watson (298P-2TD)…WR-Wil Fuller (7R-140Y)…WR-DeAndre Hopkins (6R-94)…..Colts QB-Jacoby Brissett (129P)…RB-Jon Williams (104R) in loss…..Houston (7-4)..Indianapolis (6-5)

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(Schedule)

New England-Dallas….QB-Dak Prescott (3,321-21TD)…RB-Zeke Elliott (833R)….Tom Brady (2,752-14TD)….Pats (9-1)…Cowboys (6-4)

Green Bay-Seattle…Packers (8-2)…Niners (9-1)….Aaron Rodgers (17TD-2Int)….Niners defense 39-sacks..22-takeaways

Ravens-Rams…Baltimore (8-2)…LA (6-4)….QB-Lamar Jackson (3,039APY-25TD)….Jared Goff (2,783P-17TD)…Monday Night Game

Tampa Bay-Atlanta…Bucs QB-Jameis Winston (19TD-22 Tovers)…Falcons QB-Matt Ryan-ailing ankle again..Both teams (3-7)

Denver Buffalo…Bills (8-3) on season…Broncos (3-7)

Giants-Bears..NY QB-Daniel Jones (15TD-17 Tovers)..NY (2-6)..Chicago (4-6)

Steelers-Bengals…Pittsburgh (5-5)..Bengals (0-10)..Cincinnati QB Ryan Finley completing just 47% of passes.

Browns-Miami…Cleveland (4-6) plays without suspended DE-Myles Garrett…Dolphins (2-8)-QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick banged up.

New Orleans-Carolina….Saints (8-2)…Panthers (5-5)

Raiders-Jets…QB-Derek Carr (2,494P)..RB-Josh Jacobs (923R)…Raiders (6-4)…Jets (3-7)

Seattle-Eagles…QB-Russell Wilson (23TD-2Int-114QBR)…Seattle (8-2)..Philadelphia (5-5)

Redskins-Lions…Washington (1-9)…Detroit (3-6-1)….QB-Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington…Lions still without QB-Matthew Stafford.

Jacksonville-Tennessee….Titans (5-5)…Jaguars (4-6)..Nick Foles lost both his starts since coming off IR.

CFL…Grey Cup Championship game….Sunday afternoon 3pm in Calgary…..Winnipeg Blue Bombers-vs-Hamilton TiCats……Cold-Snow in forecast….Battle of backup QBs….Zach Calleros-Winnipeg replaced All star QB-Matt Nichols-vs-Ti Cats young QB-Dane Evans-who replaced inured star Jeremiah Masoli early in seasons…Both teams superb defenses…

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(NFL)

NFL…Denies Myles Garrett appeal….says Suspension remains ‘indefinite’-will miss rest of season…Fined additional (45,623) for intent to injury…and was repeat offender…Loses 1.1M-in salaries….Must go before Commissioner Roger Goodell before he can be reinstated….Garrett said Steelers QB-Mason Rudolph racially slurred him….League says there is no evidence to that…Rudolph denies it

Browns..Defensive Coordinator Steve Wilks says Garrett’s actions were ‘irresponsible’…..RB-Kareem Hunt says Garrett must now show ‘perseverance’ to get thru the suspension….Seattle coach Pete Carroll called the incident ‘horrific’ and ‘very dangerous’.

NFL..Reduces suspension of Steelers C-Maurkice Pouncey from 3G-to-2G…but fines him (35,096) for punches and kick of Garrett during fight.

Colin Kaepernick…..Longtime coach Hue Jackson says he backed out of running the free agent workout for the quarterback out of loyalty to NFL after Kaepernick changed the protocol of the workouts last weekend.

Michael Bennett…Dallas Cowboys DE-says that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a ‘savant’ at football…..says his 223-days with New England was tremendous learning experience.

Antonio Brown….Hopes for decision from NFL League office on his status by Friday…Report Patriots have had ‘internal discussions’ about bringing him back if NFL clears him to play.

Vikings..Confirm legendary K-Fred Cox has passed away (80Y)…kicked for team for 15Y during Bud Grant era.

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(Teams)

Carolina..Vote of confidence QB-Kyle Allen….9-interceptions-1 fumble last 5-games.
Bengals..Stay with QB-Ryan Finley…(1TD-4 Tovers-47%) completion rate in two starts
Giants..Stay with QB-Daniel Jones as starter (15TD-17 Tovers) this year

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(Injuries)

Titans..WR-Corey Davis..TE-Delanie Walker cleared to play Sunday
49ers..TE-George Kittle cleared to practice-play
Rams..WR-Robert Woods returns to workouts after family problems
Eagles..WR-Nelson Agholor-knee bruise
Patriots..WR-Phil Dorsett removed from concussion protocol
Patriots..WR-Mo San-out high ankle sprain
Lions..DT-Austin Bryant activated from IR
Bengals..OT-Cordy Glenn will start-has been out all year-concussion
Falcons..QB-Matt Ryan hobbled at practice-ankle
Falcons..Activate P-Matt Bosher from IR

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(College)

Aztecs-Hawaii….Saturday night showdown….Winner goes to championship game of Mountain West Conference playoffs against Boise State….SDSU (8-2)…Hawaii (6-4).

…Aztecs defense (19Tkw-66TL-23 Sacks…allowing RB (2.4YPC)…..Allowed just 15TDs in 10-games.. QB-Ryan Agnew will start despite minor calf injury…RB-Juwan Washington will play despite year long ankle issues..

…Rainbows offense averaging (491YPG)….Converted on 46%-3rd downs…but have turned ball over 27-times..UH scored 53TDs….QB-Cole McDonald (3,007Y-25TD)..hitting 64%-of passes…WR-JoJo Ward (16YPC-10TDs)…..RBs average (5.2YPC).

USD-at-Jacksonville…Toreros final game of regular season…QB-Reid Sinnett (3,000Y-32TD) this year….USD heads to 1AA playoffs next week.

UCLA-USC….Bruins (4-6)…Trojans (7-4)…Matchup QB-Kedon Slovis at USC…and UCLA-RB-Joshua Kelly.

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(College Schedule)

(Mountain West)

Boise State-Utah State…Broncos (9-1) beset by injuries…Aggies (6-4) with QB-Jordan Love (2684P)

Wyoming-Colorado State..Border War game in Laramie…Cowboys (6-4)..Rams (4-6)

Air Force-New Mexico…Falcons (8-2)…Lobos (2-8) with reports Coach Bob Davie will be fired end of season.

San Jose-UNLV…Spartans (4-6)-Rebels (2-8)….SJSU QB-Josh Love (3,166P)

Nevada-Fresno….Wolfpack (6-4)..Fresno (4-6)..Dogs QB-Jorge Reyna (2242P).

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(Pac 12)

Utah-Arizona…Utes (9-1)…Wildcats disappointing (4-6)…Utes QB-Tyler Huntley (2,397P)

Stanford-Cal….Bears (5-5)…Cardinal (4-6) in injury ravaged season

Oregon State-Washington State…Beavers-Cougars both (5-5) heading to Pullman.

Washingotn-Colorado..Huskies (6-4)..Buffaloes (4-6)..UW led bay QB-Jacob Eason (2472P) and RB-Sam Ahmed (883R).

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(Top Ranked)

1-LSU-vs-Arkansas..Tigers QB-Joe Burrow (3,687P-38TD)
2-Ohio State-vs-8-Penn State..QB-matchup Justin Fields-vs-Sean Clifford.
3-Clemson..Bye Week
4-Georgia-Texas AM..Bulldogs RB-DeAndre Swift (1,027R)
5-Alabama-Western Carolina..Tide without QB-Tua Tagovailoa
6-Oregon-Arizona State..Ducks QB-Justin Herbert (28TD)
7-Utah-Arizona..Utes 1-2 punch..QB-Ty Huntley..RB-Zach Moss
9-Oklahoma-TCU..Sooners QB-Jalen Hurts (4,022APY)
10-Minnesota-Northwestern..Gophers may not have QB-Tanner Morgan-concussion

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Boise State….RB-Robert Mahone arrested on campus-failure to show in court for outstanding parking tickets.

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……………(BASEBALL)……………

(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred-Owners Meetings comments
..MLB investigating 3Y complaints about Astros from 2017-18-19
..CBA-Talks..Union propose radical pay changes-set game back 50-years
..Minor Leagues…Proposal to fold 42-teams…’inadequate facilities-stadiums-training rooms’….Taxing travel 6-to-10 hour road trips…Teams wasting money drafting-signing non prospects…Want to upgrade salaries and working conditions for prospects….Rule changes will take place including 3-batter minimum…(:20) pitch clock…26-man roster…Change in DL rules for pitchers.

Royals…Owners approve sale of team from David Glass to John Sherman-former minority owner Indians.

Phillies..Hire Joe Dillon as hitting coach-ex Washington Nationals
Giants..Hitting coach Alonzo Powell leaves for job Chunichi Dragons-Japan

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(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-C-Yasmani Grandal-ex Brewers (4Y-73M)…All Star..had (28HR-77RBI) last year

Mets..Sign FA-P-Chasen Shreve-ex Cardinals.

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…………..(BASKETBALL)…………….

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City….Lakers (11-2) heading into Friday night game.

Clippers-Houston…Matchup Paul George-Kawahi Leonard-vs-James Hardin-Russell Westbrook…Clippers (10-5) on season.

Aztecs-vs-LIU…Friday night game at Viejas…SDSU now (4-0)..LIU (1-3)…first time schools ever met.

USD-vs-Washington..Sunday night game in Seattle..Torerors (2-4)

Orlando..Lose C-Nikola Vucevic-4W-ankle injury…G-Aaron Gordon-2W-ankle issue.

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……………(HOCKEY)…………

Ducks-L-Florida (5-4) OT….Ducks build (4-0) lead watch Panthers roar back to score 5-straight goals for OT win..Brett Connally 2-goals to trigger comeback…Aaron Ekblad 2-goals including game winner (:22) into OT……Thursday night action…Anaheim (10-11-2)

Kings-Edmonton….Jeff Carter scores opening period goal…Kings jump to early (3-0) lead in 2nd period at Press Time….LA (8-12-1)

Gulls-Stockton…Saturday night matchup….Gulls (7-7) after (0-6) start…C-Sam Carrick has 8-goals on season

Kings..F-Mario Kempe signs to play with CSKA-Moscow in KHL.
Blues..Sign FA-F-Troy Brouwner-ex Florida
Columbus..Hire Paul MacLean as assistant coach
Tampa Bay..F-Nikita Kucherev-chest injury

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………….(GENERAL)…………..

English Premier League…Top games
..Hot Spur-West Ham…Friday night game..Coach Jose Mourinho debuts at Tottenham after coaching shakeup.

..Manchester City-vs-Chelsea.City (8-3-1)..Chelsea (8-2-2)
..Leicester-Brighton…Leicester City (8-2-2)
..Liverpool-Crystal Palace…Liverpool (11-0-1)
..Manchester United-Sheffield…Man U (4-4-4)
..Arsenal-Southampton..Gunners (4-3-5)

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NASCAR….Season completed..
Formula 1…Off weekend..final race-Grand Prix Abu Dhabe -next weekend.

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