Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday
Chargers-W-Steelers (33-30)…Michael Badgley-given 3-chances to kick a game winning field goal, missed twice, but was given an additional chance on 2-offside calls against the Steelers…then hit game winning 29-yard field goal on an untimed play for the win….Travis Benjamin caught a 46Y-TD pass-that was allowed to stand even though the Chargers RT-was guilty of illegal procedure….PR-Desmond King had a 73Y-punt return TD-that was allowed even though there was an illegal block in the back on the return….Phillip Rivers survived 8-hits and 1-sack to throw for (299Y)….Ben Roethlisberger built a (23-7) half time lead but threw an interception at the Bolts 10…and overthrew a wide open Jalen Hunter in the end zone that could have made it (37-7) at the half…..The Chargers are (9-3) and have won 8-of-9.
..RB-Melvin Gordon may attempt to practice this week.
..OT-Joe Barksdale remains out with depression issues
..DT-Brandon Mebane remains away from team-personal issues
Rams-W-Detroit..(30-16)..RB-Todd Gurley (132R-33Rec-2TD)…QB-Jared Goff (207P-TD)…Rams defense 4-sacks-2 takeaways…Matthew Stafford (245P-TD-Int-Fumble) in loss…Rams now (11-1)
Chiefs-W-Raiders..(40-33)…QB-Patrick Mahomes (295P-4TD)-added 55Y-rusing…….TE-Travis Kelce (12R-168Y-2TD)…Chiefs defense 3-fumble recoveries-3 sacks….overcome 5-drop passes…loss of RB-Kareem Hunt….Derek Carr (285P-3TD)…..Chiefs outgain Raiders (469-442)….KC now (10-2)…Riaders (2-10).
Carolina-L-Tampa Bay..(24-17)…Bucaneers defense 4-intereceptions-4 QB sacks…Andrew Adams 3-picks of Cam Newton…Jameis Winston (249P-2TD)….Newton (300P-2TD)…Panthers lost 4-in row
Packers-L-Arizona..(20-17)…Zane Gonzales 2FGs…44Y-FG with (1:21) to win game…Josh Rosen (149P)….Aaron Rodgers (233P-TD)….Mason Crosby miss 44Y-FG with (:01) left…Packers lost 5-of-6
Broncos-W-Bengals (24-10)…RB-Philip Lindsey (157R-2TD)…Broncos (218R) in win…QB-Case Keenum (151P)..Denver defense 4-sacks-3 takeaways ..Denver won 3-in a row…Bengals lost 6-of-7 ..
Atlanta-L-Baltimore (26-16)….Jason Tucker 4-FGs….QB-Lamar Jackson (125P75R)>>>Ravens (207R) in win…..Matt Ryan held (131P) in loss….Ravens outgain Falcons (366-131)…Baltimore won 3-in row…Falcons lost 4-in a row..
Bears-L-Giants (30-27) OT…Aldrick Rosas 44Y-FG in overtime for Giants win..kicked 3FGs in game….RB-Saquon Barkely (125R)….Giants defense 5-sacks-3-takeaways….Chicago QB-Chase Daniel (5-sacks-4 fumbles)…Bears now (8-4)..
Houston-W-Browns (29-13)….Texans defense 3-interceptions-1 fumble recovery….QB-Deshaun Watson (224P)…RB-Lamar Miller (103R)….Baker Mayfield (397P-3-picks) in loss…Houston won 9-in row. ..
Colts-L-Jaguars (6-0)….Jags defense 3-sacks-Int-Fu recovery….Josh Lambo 2FGs in upset win…..Andrew Luck (248P-3 sacks-Int) in loss…Jags snap 7-game losing streak…Colts 5-game win streak ends…
Jets-L-Titans..(26-22)…Corey Davis 11Y-TD catch (:36) left…Titans 3-scoring drives in final quarter…QB-Marcus Mariota (282P-2TD)….Jason Myers 5FGs for Jets in loss.
Bills-L-Miami (21-17)…Ryan Tannehill (137P-3TD)…..Miami defense 3-takewawys-2-sacks……Bills QB-Josh Allen (231P-152R)..
Seattle-W-49ers..(43-16)…QB-Russell Wilson 4TD passes..WR-Ty Lockettt 52Y-TD catch..Rashaad Penny 20Y-TD run…Bobby Wagner TD-interception…Niners QB-Nick Mullen (361P-2TD) in loss…
Patriots-W-Vikings (24-10)…FB_James Devlin 2-TD runs…QB-Tom Brady (311P-TD)….Pats (160Y-rushing)….Kirk Cousin (201P) in loss….Pats won 8-of-9.
Washington-Eagles..Monday Night Football..Redskins (6-5)-Eagles (5-6)..both need win to stay in wildcard race ..6-teams in running for 2-wildcard slots in NFC.
Packers..Fire Coach Mike McCarthy….13-years with club…(135-85-2)…including (10-8) in playoffs…Team (4-7-1) this year…..Packers lost 5-of-6….Joe Philbin-ex Miami-will be interim coach….McCarthy becomes hot candidate for Browns vacant coaching job.
Chiefs..Release RB-Kareem Hunt-after video surfaces showing him shoving woman to ground then kicking her-February incident in Cleveland hotel…Chiefs say Hunt lied to them when they questioned him in spring about incident….NFL-Chiefs never able to obtain video of incident…Cleveland police investigated-questioned-never charged Hunt-conflicting statements…Cleveland police never obtained hotel video because it was not a felony.
NFL…Puts Hunt on Commissioner exempt list-has begun investigation-will likely hand out 6-game suspension for next season…Hunt would be free to sign with Chiefs next season or with another NFL club.
Kareem Hunt…apologizes profusely for incident in ESPN interview….hopes to get 2nd chance in NFL when process is over…has gained (2,548APY-25TD) in two years in Kansas City.
NFL…Walt Anderson officiating crew being evaluated after as many as 4-missed helmet calls and 2-missed face mask incidents in Cowboys-Saints game on Thursday night.
NFL…Thursday night Cowboys-Saints game had all time record high (14.6) TV rating..highest ever for Thursday night game.
NFL…Hands out record number of fines for incidents last week
..Buffalo-DE-Shaq Lawson (33,000) for fite in Jaguars game
..Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette (120,000) ejection-suspension
..Dallas..CB-Xavier Woods (26,000) personal fouls
..Dallas..RB-Zeke Elliott (21,000) excessive celebration
..Packers..CB-Ken Brice (26,000) personal fouls
..Atlanta..DT-Tak McKinley (26,000) excessive roughness
..Patriots..WR-Cordarelle Patterson (13,000)..crotch punch in game
Bengals..RB-Joe Dixon criticizes teammates..”Give it all or stay in lockeroom”
Detroit..Former Lions DT-Nick Fairley-arrested -charges of menacing with a gun
AAF…San Diego Fleet lose DB-coach Dre Bly-leaving to take assistants job at North Carolina.
CFL…Hamilton Ti-Cats head coach June Jones considering stepping aside and giving head job to Def Cool Orlando Steinhauer…Jones would stay on as Off Coor
XFL…Announces 7-cities for 2020 startup…including LA-NY-St Louis-Dallas-Tampa-Washington.
Denver..CB-Chris Harris-broken leg
Browns..CB-Denzel Ward-concussion..DT-Larry Ogunjobe-bicep injury
Packers..OG-Byron Bell-OT-Briyan Bulga-knee injuries
Carolina..TE-Greg Olsen-fracture foot…OT-Trai Turner-neck
Bugs..S-Isaiah Johnson-concussion…DE-Justin Ellis-toe
Colts..LB-Sio Moore-knee..S-Mike Mitchell-calf..C-Evan Boehm-neck
Houston..CB-Jonathon Joseph-neck..OT-Kendall Lamm-concussion
Dallas..WR-Cole Beasley-sprained foot
Houston..DE-JJ Watt-swelling problem with knee
Tampa..WR-DeSean Jackson-thumb injury
Raiders..IR-CB-Leon Hall-back issue
Packers..IR-DT-Mike Daniels-foot…IR-WR-Trevor Davis-knee
(College Bowl Matchups)
College Football Playoff Pole….1-Alabama..2-Clemson..3-Notre Dame..4-Oklahoma or Ohio State
Orange..Alabama-vs-Oklahoma in playoff game
Cotton…Notre Dame-vs-Clemson in playoff game
Aztecs-Ohio University….invited to play in Fresco Bowl in Texas….Aztecs (7-5)….Bobcats (8-4)…game on December 19th…Ohio coached by Frank Solich-ex Nebraska Cornhusker coach.
New Mexico Bowl…Utah State-North Texas
Las Vegas Bowl..Fresno State-Arizona State
Idaho Bowl..BYU-Western Michigan
Texas Bowl..Boise State-vs-Boston College
Alamo Bowl..Washington State-Iowa State
Orlando Bowl..West Virginia-Syracuse
Arizona Bowl..Nevada-Arkansas State
Santa Clara Bowl..Oregon-Michigan State
Hawaii Bowl…Hawaii-Louisiana Tech
Kansas State..Bill Snyder retires after 27Y-Manhattan (215-117-1) in career.
Kansas State..Hot candidates for Wildcats job-Jim Leavitt-Oregon..Chris Klieman-North Dakota State..Neil Brown-Troy State
Central Michigan..Hires Jim McIlwain-ex head coach Colorado State-Florida.
Akron…Fires Terry Bowden after (4-8) season…was (35-52) with Zips
SEC-Alabama-W-Georgia..QB-Jalen Hurts comes off bench (82P-28R)-scores game winning TD on 16Y-run with (1:03) left…rallies Tide from (28-14) deficit…3-scoring drives after QB-Tua TdTagovailoa goes out with ankle injury…Bulldogs QB-Jake Fromm (308P-3TD) in loss.
Big 10-Ohio State-W-Northwestern..QB-Dwayne Haskins (499P-5TD) in win
ACC-Clemson-W-Pitt..RB-Trevor Etienne (126R-2TD) for Tigers.
Big 12-Oklahoma-W-Texas..QB-Kyler Murray (379P-3TD)…Longhorns QB-Sam Ehlinger (349P-2TD)
AAC-Central Florida-W-Memphis..Knights QB-Darriel Mack (348P-2TD)..RB-Greg McRae (208R) in win as UCF goes unbeaten.
Pac 12-Washington-W-Utah..QB Jake Browning (187P) in defensive battle.
Mountain West..Fresno-W-Boise…RB-Ron Rivers 1Y-TD run in overtime…QB-Marcus McMaryion (170P) in snow…Broncos RB-Alex Mattison (200R)…QB-Brett Rypien held (125P) in loss.
Eastern Washington-W-Nicholls State..RB-Sam McPherson (137R) for Eagles in win
Weber State-W-SE Missouri..RB-Treshawn Garrett (134R)
North Dakota State-W-Montana State..Fighting Sioux (407R)
South Dakota State-W-Duquesne..RB-Mike Daniels (100R)
Kennesaw State-W-Wofford..Justin Thompson FG with (:02) left
Colgate-W-James Madison..Red Raiders defense 5-interceptions
Maine-W-Jacksonville State..RB-Ramon Jefferson (186R)
UC Davis-NIowa..QB-Jake Maier (310P) for Aggies in win
Valdosta State-W-Lenoir Rhyne..Valdosta now (13-0)
Notre Dame-Ohio-W-Slippery Rock…ND now (12-0)
Minnesota State-W-Tarleton State…Minnesota State now (13-0)
Ferris State-W-Ouachita Christian..Ferris now (13-0)
Mount Union-W-Muhlenberg..Purple Raiders now (13-0)
Wisconsin Whitewater-W-Bethel…WWU now (13-0)
Hardin-Baylor-W-St Johns…Baylor now (13-0)
John Hopkins-W-RPI….upset victory over Engineers.
New Mexico…Vote of confidence to coach Bob Davie…Lobos gone (3-9)(3-9) last two years..Davie (33-54) at UNM.
Georgia Tech..To interview Chargers Off Poor-Ken Whisenhunt for head job
Texas Tech..hires Matt Wells-Utah State..was (44-34) with Aggies
USC..hires Kliff Kingsbury-Off Coor-ex Texas Tech head coach
Tennessee..hires Hugh Freeze-Off Coor…ex Ole Miss coach
U-Charlotte…pulls job offer to James Madison coach Mike Houston
East Carolina..interviews Mike Houston-JMU for job opening
Mariners-Mets…Pull off blockbuster 7-player trade…Seattle ships 2B-Robinson Cano (.303)…relief ace Edwin Diaz (57-saves) plus 20M cash to Mets for OF-Jay Bruce..P-Anthony Swarzak…OF-Jarred Kelenic-P-Justin Dunn-P-Gerson Bautista in deal.
Indians-Washington..Tribe deals C-Yan Gomes to Nationals for OF-Dan Johnson-P-Jefrey Rodriguez
Mariners-White Sox…Trade-Seattle sends P-Alex Colome to Chicago for C-Omar Narvarez
Pirates-A’s..Trade-Buccos send P-Tanneer Anderson to A’s for minor leaguer
Texas..Sign FA-P-Edinson Volquez-ex Miami
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Chris Beck-ex Mets
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Dilson Herrera-ex Reds
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Trayce Thompson-ex Dodgers
Texas..Sell P-Deck McGuire to Samsung Lions-Korea
Mets-Cleveland..Discussing Corey Kluber-Michael Comforto trade
Arizona-St Louis..Cardinals interested in trade for P-Zach Greinke
Yankees-Miami..Trade talks C-Gary Sanchez for C-JT Realmuto
Seattle-Phillies..Trade talks SS-Jean Seguar for SS-JP Crawford
Red Sox..Open contract talks with FA-P-David Robertson-Yankees
Atlanta..Open contract talks with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel-Houston
Tampa Bay..Open contract talks with FA-DH-Nelson Cruz
Washington..Offers P-Patrick Corbin (6Y-125M) contract
Red Sox..Reject 6Y-contract demand closer Craig Kimbrel
Giants..DFA-P-Hunter Strickland..OF-Gorkys Hernandez
(Non Tenders)-Players become free agents
Orioles..3B-Tim Beckham..1B-Caleb Joseph
A’s..P-Kendall Graveman..P-Mike Fiers
Phillies..1B-Justin Bour..P-Luis Avilan
Blue Jays-3B-Yanger Solarte
Arizona..P-Shelby Miller..P-Brad Boxberger..SS-Chris Owings
White Sox..OF-Avisail Garica..3B-Matt Davidson
Padres…Sign P-Bryan Mitchell (1Y-900,000) contrtact
Padres..Sign 2B-Greg Garcia (1Y-910,000)
Padres..Tender offers to C-Austin Hedges..P-Kirby Yates..OF-Travis Jankowski…P-Robbie Erlin.
Dodgers-Miami…LA makes contact with Marlins about deal for C-JT Realmuto
Dodgers..Sign P-Tony Cingrani to 1-year extension
Angels..Non-tender P-Matt Shoemaker-Blake Parker making them free agents
Orioles..Fire Brian Graham-Farm Director…Gary Rajsich-Scouting Director.
Orioles..Begin interviews for vacant managerial job..Chip Hale-bench coach Washington..Brendan Hyde-coach Cubs-Miami.
Aztecs-W-Illinois State (75-65)..SDSU holds Redbirds (31%) shooting from floor…Devin Watson-Jeremy Hemsley combine (40P) in win..SDSU now (5-2) host USD on Wednesday.
USD-W-Long Beach State (74-70)…Toreros hit 10-free throws in row end of game…G-Ollin Carter (21P)….USD now (6-2)
Nevada..Wolfpack now (8-0) after win at USC
Gonzaga..Bulldogs (8-0) after win over Creighton.
Lakers-W-Suns..(120-96)….LA puts 6-in double figures…Kyle Kouzma (20P)…..Lakers shoot 50%…..Suns hit 13-3’s….LA (14-9)
Clippers-L-Dallas (114-110)…DeAndre Jordan (16P-24R) against his former team…….LA (15-7)
Washington..C-Dwight Howard facing spine surgery for glute muscle issue-could be out 3-months.
Oklahoma City..F-Andre Robertson-reinjures knee tendon..could be out 8W
Indiana..G-Victor Oladipo-out indefinitely-knee tendon problem.
Spurs..Coach Greg Popovich criticizes himself and staff for 30-31 point blowout losses this past week…Team riddled by injuries.
Erik Murdock…Ex-Brooklyn Nets G-files 10M-racial discrimination lawsuit against United Airlines for treatment on flight when he and white woman were harassed by airline employees during flight….Murdock won lawsuit over discrimination while at Rutgers-after turning in coach Mike Rice on charges of abuse of players.
Gulls…C-Sam Carrick faces suspension from AHL for blind-side hit that caused head injury to Manitoba player in midst of ugly fights in Friday night game.
Kings-Carolina….Game was scoreless in 3rd period at press time….Sunday game
Kings…Lose RW-Ilya Kovalchuk-4W- with upper body injury
Ducks-W-Washington.. (6-5)….Ducks wipe out 5-1 deficit…score 3-goals in 3rd period…..Pontus Aberg 2-goals….Anaheim won 6-of-7-games…
Toronto..Signs F-William Nylander to (6Y-45M) extension-ending 3-month holdout
Kings..Sign FA-F-Nikita Scherback-ex Montreal forward
Ottawa..Sign FA-D-Justin Falk-ex Sabres
Ducks..P-C-Ben Street on waivers
Ducks..Send D-Andrej Sustr back to SD Gulls-AHL
Ducks..Send C-Kalle Kosilla back to SD Gulls
Oilers..Sign FA-D-Val Zykov-ex-Carolina
Flyers..Get permission to interview David Nonis-Ducks for vacant GM job…former GM-Vancouver-Toronto
Montreal..Boston University doctors determine that longtime Canadian D-Todd Ewen had CTE on front lobe of brain when he committed suicide in 2015….He had (143) fights in decade long career….Toronto doctors had examined wrong lobes and said he did not have disease….Ewen’s wife calls NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ‘dishonorable man’ for ignoring brain damage from fighting in NHL…13-former players have died 4-year span…most had CTE.
Nashville..F-Filip Forsberg-IR-reinjures shoulder
Washington..NHL not discipline Tom Wilson-F-Caps after another head hit that injured Devils player on Friday.
Boxing…Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight to 12-round draw in WBC-title fight…Fury was knocked down in 9th and 12th rounds…but dominated the fight in other rounds…Likely rematch coming next year.
Soccer..Team USA hires Greg Berhalter to become coach of World Cup side…had led Columbus Crew to 4-playoff spots in 5-years in MLS…had 17-year career as a player…Replaces Dave Sarachan who went (3-5-4) as interim coach after replacing Bruce Arena.
English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-Everton…Scores in 96th minute extra time
..Arsenal-W-Hot Spur..Pierre Aubumeyang 2-goals
..Chelsea-W-Fulham..Pedro scores in 4th minute
..Manchester United-T-Southampton..Man U-2 goals in 6-minutes
..West Ham-W-Newcastle..Javier Hernandez 2-goals
..Manchester City-W-Bournemouth..Raheem Sterling goal
..Leicester-W-Watford..Jamie Vardy goal
..Brighton-W-Huddersfield..win over 10-man Huddersfield team-red card
..Crystal Palace-W-Burnley…Palace snaps 8-match winless streak
..Cardiff-W-Wolverhampton…Cardiff 2-goals in 8-minute span late game
NASCAR…Martin Truex emotional goodbye to Front Row Racing-Denver, which shuttered its shop on Friday night…Truex moving to Joe Gibbs Racing.