Best 15 Minutes

Tuesday November 28th, 2014

Baseball

  • World Series..Game 6-Giants at Kansas City…San Francisco leads (3-2)…Jake Peavy starts for Giants vs Royals rookie Yordano Ventura…Royals get power hitter Billy Butler back in the lineup as the DH tonite…Giants (.299BA) in World Series-Royals (.221)….San Francisco starters (3.07ERA)….Kansas City (5.44)….Giants bullpen (9inn-0R)….Royals (20inn-12R)…..Peavy is reason SF is still playing…Since August 13th after coming in Red Sox trade (7-2) with 2.04ERA.
  • Padres…Hire Logan White-Ran Dodgers farm system-scouting for 9-years…Responsible for drafting Clayton Kershaw-Dee Gordon-Joc Pederson-Matt Kemp-Chad Billingsley-Jon Broxton…Scouted-Yasiel Puig-Hiroki Kuroda…….Huge hire follows AJ Preller hiring of Don Welke from Texas Rangers amongst 5-new front office execs…
  • Cincinnati…Talking to Kevin Towers about becoming Assistant GM under Walt Jocketty.
  • Cubs..Remain silent on their interest in ex-Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon….Mets-deny any interest-will stay with Terry Collins.
  • Tampa Bay…Considering talking to ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire…Bench Coach Dave Martinez-Rays-has inside track.
  • Atlanta..Hire-Kevin Seitzer-Hitting Coach-Toronto
  • Colorado..Fire-Jim Wright-Bo McLaughlin-pitching coaches.
  • Atlanta..Fire Doug Dascenzo-Scott Fletcher-hitting coaches.
  • St Louis..Mourning death of star young OF-Oscar Taveras-Police report-killed in high speed accident-car broadsided a tree on a wet road in Dominican Republic 6-30pm-Sunday night…right side of car caved in…Girlfriend killed instantly…he died in hospital of head-chest injuries.
  • Detroit..Former Tigers pitcher Jeff Robinson-pitched on World Series team in 80s-passes away-age 59.
  • New York..Yuri Sucart-cousin-Alex Rodriguez-indicted in Miami selling PED to ballplayers as part of Biogenesis scandal.

Football

  • Chargers..Release CB-Richard Marshall-eat (1.6M-contract)…gave up 11-completions-TD-2 Major Penalties in losses to Chiefs-Broncos…Sign FA-CB-PR-Richard Crawford-Redskins-played well in 2012-missed last year 2-torn knee ligaments-released in camp by Washington….Chargers workout ex-Stanford-49ers LB-Shane Skov.
  • NFL Trade Deadline upon us….Rumors persist Patriots-Seahawks attempting to make a deal to acquire WR-Vincent Jackson-Tampa Bay-but unwilling to give up 2nd round pick.
  • Monday Night Football…Redskins-W-Dallas (20-17)…3rd string QB-Colt McCoy (25-30) 299P….WR-DeSean Jackson (6R-136)…TE-Jordan Reed (7R)….Redskins defense 5QBX-Tony Romo-2 fumble recoveries…DeMarco Murray (141R)…Romo (209P) had to leave game in second half with bruised back-returned-not able to move team final 2-possessions….Cowboys 7G-win streak snapped.
  • Atlanta..Coach Mike Smith denies considering demoting his coordinators Dirk Koetter-Mike Nolan..Falcons lost 5-in row.
  • Jets..Bench QB-Geno Smith-2nd time this season..Michael Vick to start..Smith (8G-16 Tovers-15QBX-65QB Rating)…Jets lost 7-in row.
  • Giants..GM-Jerry Reese critical of new offense..Eli Manning needs to go down the field more..Giants (3-4) record.
  • Bears..Coach Mark Trestmann-QB Jay Cutler remains starter despite (8-11) record dating back to last season.
  • Texans…Possible OL changes..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick sacked 11X-last-3G.
  • Jaguars…Blake Bortels-lst round pick-stays at QB (15-turnovers-18QBX-21 Quarters) of play.
  • Raiders…Rookie QB-Derek Carr says confidence not shaken despite (0-7) start.
  • Eagles..Chip Kelly refuses to criticize QB-Nick Foles..9-interceptions this year..just 2-all of last year.
  • Seahawks..QB-Russell Wilson denies clubhouse is collapsing..refutes rumblings players believe he is too close to management…refuses comment on Bleacher Report that teammates were saying “You’re not black enough”….Reports Marshawn Lynch has worn out his welcome-club is at breaking point with RB…become a chronic distraction with his unhappiness.
  • Rams..OT-Jake Long-IR-torn knee ligament-2nd time…WR-Brian Quick-torn rotator cuff-gone for year.
  • Cardinals..CBs-Patrick Peterson-Tony Jefferson both examined for concussions…RB-Stepfan Taylor-calf injury.
  • Lions..DT-Nick Fairley has strained knee but no ligament tear…will be out 4W.
  • Bears..DE-Lamarr Houston-torn ACL-celebrating QB-sack while team was trailing by 25…OG-Matt Slauson-Torn Pectoral muscle.
  • Browns..8W-IR…DT-John Hughes-knee…Browns are now down 3-defensive tackles.
  • Packers..QB-Aaron Rogers-minor hamstring injury
  • Chiefs..QB-Alex Smith-minor sprained shoulder-will be able to play.
  • Jaguars..CB-Will Blackmon-broken finger
  • Giants..LB-Jon Beason-toe surgery-gone for year.
  • Raiders…OG-Mo Collins-spent 6Y-starter-passes away age 38-in Charlotte from kidney disease..had become high school coach after NFL career ended early.

College Football

  • Pac 12…Sweeping rule changes..President’s approve Scholarship Stipend (2-5,000Year) all athletes….Guarantee full 4Y-scholarships…Revised Transfer rule-player who leaves school can get grant immediately from new school….Athletes career ending injury in college will have 4-years medical coverage after they leave school.
  • NCAA..President Mark Emmert  ‘troubled’ at the depths and the length of the academic fraud at U-North Carolina.

Basketball

  • NBA season opens tonite…Lakers-at-Houston….Dallas-at-San Antonio.
  • Lakers…Open season with 39Y-old Kobe Bryant with newcomers Carlos Boozer-Jeremy Lin…Rockets led by Dwight Howard-James Harden and veteran newcomers Trevor Ariza-Jason Terry.
  • Lakers..Petition NBA to give them 4.5M-Medical exception clause to acquire a player to replace G-Steve Nash.
  • Oklahoma City..Lose 3rd player to surgery-G-Anthony Morrow-6W-knee…Kevin Durant-Mitch McGary already out with surgeries.
  • Atlanta…Former G-Mookie Blaylock sentenced to 3Y-prison on manslaughter charge-auto accident killed mother of 5..Blaylock had suffered seizures and was told not to drive-but did.
  • San Antonio..Breaks off contract talks with Kawhi Leonard-refusing to give him 7Y-119M-max contract.
  • Knicks-76ers-TR….NY ships F-Travis Outlaw to Sixers in swap of draft picks…Knicks save 4.7M-cap space.
  • Pistons-Celtics-TR…Detroit deals G-Will Bynum to Boston for C-Joel Anthony.
  • Minnesota..Releases G-JJ Barea.
  • 76ers..Sign FA-F-Malcom Thomas-former Aztec.

Hockey

  • Kings-at-Philadelphia…LA coming off (6-0) home stand.
  • Ducks-at-Chicago…Anaheim off to (7-2) start.
  • Kings..Wife of D-Slava Voynov refuses to press charges despite player arrest for domestic abuse injuries.
  • Colorado..Ex-fiancé G-Semyon Varlamov files 1.5M lawsuit charging years of domestic abuse against Avalanche player.
  • Penguins..D-Olli Matta to undergoes surgery for thyroid cancer.

General

  • Golf..PGA of America fires President Ted Bishop for tweets calling Ian Poulter a girl for complaining about Ryder Cup.
  • Indy Car…Will announce 2015-schedule with a road race in Brazil and Grand Prix of New Orleans.
  • Soccer..MLS-folds Chivas USA team after 10-years of failure..club drew just 7200-fans…Mandalay Entertainment-LA-Las Vegas-may make bid to buy club.