Best 15 Minutes

Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

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Padres….2nd round of managerial interviews begin..Texas Rangers exec Jayce Tingler meets with Owners Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler….Ex Texas manager Ron Washington due in town on Friday for 2nd interview….Padres also interview Washington Nationals 3rd base coach Bob Henley.

Angels..Hire Joe Maddon…Signs (3Y-15M) contract…ex Tampa Bay-Cubs manager….(1,225-1,044) career record….Spent 30-years in Angels organization (1975-2005).

Angels..LA Times reports DEA officials met with 6-Angels players in probe of drug driven death of Tyler Skaggs…Interviews with Matt Harvey, Trevor Cahill, Andrew Heaney to discuss Skaggs background and his lifestyle…Sources say PR Director Eric Kay told DEA that Tim Mead-Tim Taylor knew of Skaggs drug history…Mead-Taylor deny ever having conversation with Kay.

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(MLB)

Giants..conference call with Mike Matheny-ex Cardinals manager about San Francisco opening.

Pirates..Interview Derek Shelton-Twins bench coach.

Reds..Sign FA-P-Josh Smith-ex-Marlins

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(Scoreboard)

Astros-Yankees…Wednesday game rained out.

Astros-Yankees…Game 4-in New York…Zack Greinke-vs-Masahiro Tanaka…Astros lead series (2-1).

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………….(FOOTBALL)…………….

Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon says he needs more touches to get into rhythm…has just (20C-49Y) rushing in two games since holdout ended.

Chargers..Sign FA-C-Cale Toner-ex Arizona Cardinals..Sign FA-TE-Stephen Anderson.

Chargers..RB-Dextraze Newsome placed on Developmental Squad IR list

Chargers..Injury list grows…DT-Justin Jones-misses Wednesday workout-shoulder…DT-Brandon Mebane-knee…OT-Trent Scott-limited workout-ankle.

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(Schedule)..Thursday Night Football

Kansas City-Denver…Chiefs have lost 3-games in a row…Broncos won 2-straight after (0-4) start…..Chiefs defense giving up (405YPG).

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(Teams)

Miami…Bench QB-Josh Rosen-Will start Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday….Rosen (1TD-5Int-53%-16QB sacks-68QBRating)

Tennessee…Ryan Tannehill replaces QB-Marcus Mariota…Tannehill went (42-46) as starter with Miami Dolphins.

Washington..QB-Alex Smith confirms to medical group he has had 17-surgical procedures on broken leg-knee injury suffered last season.

Browns…GM-John Dorsey says he remains confident in Coach Freddy Kitchens-QB-Baker Mayfield.

Raiders…Lawsuit filed against OT-Trent Brown…wife charges 2-years of domestic abuse incidents…saying she has been battered since 2018…says Brown threatened to shoot her in head.

Denver…Former Broncos-Houston-Miami QB-Brock Osweiler announces retirement…former 2nd round pick.

Roger Goodell…NFL Commissioner says he does not believe Miami Dolphins are “tanking season”…says they are rebuilding and reloading with draft picks.

Roger Goodell…Says NFL instant replay will even out controversial calls…”Not trying to re-officiate every play in game”

John Parry…Former NFL lead referee says league needs to adopt the “Sky Judge” for each crew to help officials in the booth.

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(Roster Moves)

Houston..Sign FA-OT-Chris Clark-ex Carolina..FA-OT-Dan Skipper-ex Patriots
Carolina..Sign FA-KR-WR-Greg Dortch-ex Jets-Wake Forest
Dallas..Sign FA-DE-Justin Hamilton-ex Chiefs-Eagles
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Zach Zenner-ex Lions
Steelers..Sign FA-RB-Tony James-ex Colts
Seahawks..Sign FA-OT-Chad Wheeler-ex Jets

Saints..Release LB-Stephon Anthony
Patriots..Release K-Young Koo

Raiders..Workout FA-RB-LeGarret Blount-ex Patriots-Lions-Steelers.
Patriots…Workout FA-Ks-Nick Folk-ex Redskins..Georgio Tavecchio-ex Falcons
Chiefs..Workout FA-DTR-Justin Ellis-ex Raiders
Bengals..Workout FA-DE-Nate Orchard-ex Seattle-Bills
Steelers..Workout FA-RB-Darrin Hall-ex Packers
Tampa Bay..Workout FA-WR-Eli Rogers-ex Steelers
Washington..Workout FA-FBs-Derrick Coleman-ex Seattle…Tre Madden-0ex Raiders

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(Injuries)

Cowboys..IR-DE-Tyrone Crawford-shoulder
Cowboys…WR-Amari Cooper-Randall Cobb..OT-Tyron Smith..CB-Anthony Brown…CB-Byron Jones miss Wednesday workouts

Rams..IR-CB-John Johnson-shoulder injury

Ravens..S-Jimmy Smith-cleared workouts-ankle
Bengals..OT-Cordy Glenn-cleared concussion protocol
Bengals..CB-Darqueeze Dennard-activated from PUP
Bengals..WR-AJ Green-more ankle issues after surgery-leaves workouts
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-miss workout-hamstring
Miami..DT-Robert Nkemdeche-cleared for workouts
Giants..RB-Saquon Barkley goes thru full workout
Giants..Activate CB-Sam Beal from IR-coming off shoulder surgery
Eagles..OT-Jason Peters out of workouts-knee strain

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…………(BASKETBALL)………..

Lakers-W-Golden State….Lakers shot 66% in first half…jumped to 29-point lead over banged up Golden State…..F-Anthony Davis cleared to play

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Reggie Hearn-ex Sacramento Kings
Cavaliers..Release G-Sidarius Thornwell

Charlotte..ex-Aztec Jalen McDaniels-first preseason action (4M-0P) was -6 on the floor.

Sacramento…Offers G-Buddy Hield (4Y-90M) extension
Boston..Offers G-Jaylen Brown (4Y-80M) extension that was rejected.

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……….(HOCKEY)…………..

Ducks-Buffalo….Sabres jumped to 2-goal lead early….Ducks rallied to score 3-straight….Led (3-2) late in 2nd period at Press Time….Ducks (4-2) on season.

Kings-Buffalo…Thursday night action.

Columbus..Coach John Tortorella undergoes skin cancer surgery on forehead.
Edmonton…Lose F-Joakim Nyguard-broken rib.

Devils…Bring in Tom Fitzgerald as assistant coach in wake of (0-4-2) start.

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……….(GENERAL)………….

Soccer…Team USA-L-Canada in Nations Cup….Coach Greg Berhalter rips team “Where is desire”….Some believe his job is in jeopardy-“ball possessive style of plays-failing”

NASCAR….Daugherty Racing hires Ricky Stenhouse as lead driver for 2020…ran last 3-years for Rousch-Fenway Racing.

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