Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday
Chargers-W-Colts(30-24) OT…RB-Austin Ekeler scores on 7Y-TD run in overtime to rally Chargers to win after the Colts had stormed back with a strong 2nd half to tie the game on a TY Hilton TD-catch with (:38) left in regulation..Bolts lost a (24-9) lead in the second half…Ekeler had 55Y-TD catch on wheel route…Keenan Allen had 28Y-TD catch.
..Philip Rivers (333P-3TD)
..Keenan Allen (8R-123Y)-TD
..Austin Ekeler (58Y-Rushing-96Y-Receiving)..154 All Purpose Yards
..Marlon Mack (174Y) rushing for Colts
..Jacoby Brissett (190P-2TD) for Indy
..Adam Vinatieri missed 2-FGs and PAT in Colts loss
..Colts special teams also had punt blocked
..Malik Hooker had 1-hand interception in end zone for Indy
..Eric Ebron dropped TD pass in end zone in 4th quarter
..Desmond King fumbled punt for Bolts
..Rookie LT-Trent Scott gave up 2-sacks, allowed 4-hits on QB and took penalty
..Rookie CB-Brandon Facyson gave up 5-completions and a TD for Chargers
..CB-Michael Davis left in first half with hamstring injury.
..Bolts had 15-plays of plus 10-yards.
Chargers…NFL Network reporting that holdout RB-Melvin Gordon considering reporting to team by Week 8-to retain his right to become a free agent at end of the season…Gordon has already lost 1.3M-game checks in preseason…If he sits out 8-regular season games-he could have lost 3.3M-of his 5.6M-salary.
Chargers…K-Michael Badgley ailing…groin injury in Friday practice.
Steelers-L-Patriots (33-3)…New England led lateen 4th Quarter…QB-Tom Brady (341P-3TD)….WR-Philip Dorsett 25-58Y-TD passes…Josh Gordon 20Y-TD pass…Ben Roethlisberger (211Y) passing…
Rams-W-Carolina (30-27)..Jared Goff (186P)..Todd Gurley (97R)…Rams defense 3-sacks-3 takeaways…Survive Christian McCaffrey (209APY) day.
Chiefs-W-Jaguars (40-26)…Patrick Mahomes (378P-3TD)…WR-Sammy Watkins (9R-198Y-3TD)..KC (491Y) offense…Jaguars lose QB-Nick Files with broken collarbone..Gardner Minshew (275P-2TD) in loss
Vikings-W-Falcons (28-12)…RB-Dalvin Cook (111R-2TD)..Vikings (172R)..Matt Ryan (304P-2TD-2Int-4 sacks)…Vikes defense 3-takeaways.
Browns-L-Titans (43-13)…Tennessee defense 5-QB sacks-3 interceptions..Malcom Buter 37Y-TD interception..Marcus Mariota (248P-3TD)…Browns 18-penalties…182Y in ugly loss…OT-Greg Robinson ejected for kicking player in head.
Ravens-W-Miami (59-10)..QB-Lamar Jackson (324P-5D)..WR-Marquis Brown 47-83Y-TD catches..RB-Mark Ingram (107P)….Ravens had (42-10) lead at halftime…..Baltimore outgunned Miami (643-200).
Bills-W-Jets (17-16)..Buffalo QB-Josh Allen overcomes 4-turnovers in 1st half-finishes with (254P)..WR-John Brown 38Y-TD catch…Sam Darnold (175P) for Jets…RB-Le’Veon Bell (60R) in debut…Jets missed FG-PAT in loss.
Eagles-W-Washington (32-27)..Carson Wentz (313P-3TD)…WR-DeSean Jackson (8R-184Y) 53-51Y-TDs..Alshon Jeffries 2TDs…Case Keenum (380P-3TD) in loss..Redskins lost 17-point lead in game
Seahawks-W-Bengals (21-20)…Seattle survives Andy Dalton (418Y) passing day..Bengals WR-John Ross (7R-158)..Seahawks defense 3FRecoveries…Russell Wilson 196P-2TD). in win
Dallas-W-Giants (35-17)..Dak Prescott (405P-4TD)…WR-Michael Gallup (7R-158)..Amari Cooper (6R-106) in win…Eli Manning (306P)..Saquon Barkley (120R) in loss…Cowboys (409Y) offense.
Lions-Tie-Arizona (27-27)….Cardinals rookie QB-Kyler Murray rallies from awful first half to drive Cardinals to overtime tie..Murray was (6-15) in opening half…finishes (308P-2TD)..took 5-sacks..Larry Fitzgerald (8R-115)…Matthew Stafford (385P-3TD) for Detroit…Lions lost (17-0) and (24-6) leads.
49ers-W-Tampa Bay (31-17)…Richard Sherman 31Y-TD intereception..Jim Garoppolo (166P-TD) for Niners…Jameis Winston(3Int-2Fumbles-3 Sacks) in Bucs loss
Raiders-Broncos…Oakland coping with loss of WR-Antonio Brown…Joe Flacco debut as Denver QB.
New Orleans-Houston..Texans debut of newly acquired WR-Kenny Stills and LT-Laremy Tunstil….Saints add TE-Jared Cook to Drew Bree’s arsenal.
Jaguars..QB-Nick Foles-broken left collarbone
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-hospitalized with shoulder joint injury-may be serious
Jets..DT-Quinnen Williams-ankle injury
Browns..QB-Baker Mayfrield-sprained wrist
Rams..S-Eric Weddle-head laceration
49ers…S-Jimmy Ward-surgery-broken finger
Eagles..WR-Alshon Jeffrey-bicep injury
Vikings..WR-Stefon Diggs-hamstring tweak
Jaguars..OT-Greg Robinson-knee strain
Bengals..OG-Cordy Glenn not pass concussion protocol
Patriots…Sign FA-WR-Antonio Brown-ex Raiders…just 3-hours after he became a free agent….(1Y) contract…1M-salary…9M-bonus…5M-incentives….
Raiders..Release Brown hours after he goes on social media asked to be let out of 14.6M-contract….Raiders had terminated the 30M-in guaranteed salaries the next two years….Brown released for insubordination….Threatened GM-Mike Mayock in on-field argument…Called Raiders GM-hater-devil…had taped private conversation with Coach Jon Gruden and put phone call out on social media….Tweeted ‘no guarantee salaries-no play’…..Gruden said Brown was not a villas-just misunderstood…Gruden said team had ‘exhausted all efforts to solve issues’…..QB-Derek Carr and captains had met with Gruden on Thursday night…Carr refused to meet with media after Brown release….Agent Drew Rosenhaus says Browns will ‘fit in-will be all effort-wants to win a ring’…Praised Raiders for trying to work thru Brown’s issues.
Cowboys..Release RB-Alfred Morris
Houston..Workout P-Ryan Allen-ex Patriots…Mike Wile-ex Vikings
Patriots..Release OC-Russell Bodine
Saints..Release LB-Will Compton
Giants..Release LB-Nate Stupar
Bears..Coach Matt Nagy admits he should have played his offensive starters in preseason to develop rhythm…Bears offense had (228Y) offense…allowed 5-sacks-11 hits on QB…just (3-15) on 3rd down.
Falcons..Sign WR-Julio Jones to (3Y-66M) extension
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill (3Y-54M) extension includes counseling clause for anger management.
Rams..Give P-Johnny Hekker-5Y extension
Patriots..WR-Josh Gordon..”Judge Me on this year-not my past”
Rams..RB-Todd Gurley-not voted captain this year
Redskins..RB-Adrian Peterson-demoted to #4-depth chart
Cowboys..Confirm they will continue contract talks with QB-Dak Prescott during the season
Colts..Veteran OL-coach Howard Mudd steps down as consultant
Raiders..Former CB-Isaiah Langley-1 of 12-people arrested in Bar Area robbery ring with targeted UPS-Fed X drivers…61-robberies in a 4-month area in San Francisco and LA areas.
Green Bay-Cleveland…Thursday night TV ratings drew 22M-viewers…up 22% from last year opening night.
Aztecs-W-UCLA (24-13)…QB-Ryan Agnew (293P-TD)…WR-Kobe Smith (7R-131Y)…Matt Araiza 3FGs…..Aztecs (373-261Y) advantage in total offense…(38-22Minutes) Time of Possession…SDSU defense 3-sacks..2-fumble recoveries..(5-14) on 3rd downs….Wins snaps an (0-21-1) record against UCLA in football…Bruins coach Chip Kelly now (3-11) at UCLA
USD-L-Cal Davis (38-35)…Aggies goal line stand stops Torerors at 2-yard line on final play of game to preserve win….USD-QB-Reid Stennet (239P-2TD-2Int)..RB-Emilio Martinez (118R)….Aggies QB-Jake Maier ()359P-2TD)…Loss snaps 21-game home field win streak for USD.
USC-W-Stanford (45-20)…QB-Kedon Slovis (377P-4TD) in Trojans surprise win….Cardinal QB-Davis Mills (237P) in loss.
(Mountain West Conference)
Boise State-W-Marshall..QB-Hank Bachmaieer (202P)..RB-George Holani (103R)…Broncos off to (2-0) start.
Colorado State-W-Western Illinois..Rams QB-Collin Hill (338P-4TD)
Wyoming-W-Texas State..QB-Sean Chambers (103P-50R)
Nevada-L-Oregon..Ducks (623Y) offense in (77-6) win.
Utah State-W-Stony Brook..Aggies (717Y) offense in (62-7) win
San Jose-L-Tulsa..Hurricanes (539Y) offense
UNLV-L-Arkanas State..Rebels QB-Armani Rogers (8-23) passing
Fresno-L-Minnesota..Gophers QB-Tanner Morgan (234P-2TD)
Hawaii-W-Oregon State..QB-Cole McDonald (421P-4TD)
Arizona State-W-Sacramento State..Chris Zendejas 4FGs
Utah-W-W Illinois..QB-Ty Huntley (214P-TD)
Colorado-W-Nebraska..QB-Steve Montez (375P-2TD) for Buffs
Washington State-W-N Colorado..QB-Andrew Gardner (484P-4TD)
Oregon-W-Nevada..QB-Justin Herbert (310P-5TD)
Oregon State-L-Hawaii..Beavers (283Y) rushing but lost
Washington-L-Cal..Greg Thomas 17Y-FG (:08) left in upset win
Arizona-W-Northern Arizona..Cats QB-Grant Gunnell (151P-3TD)
1-Clemson-W-Texas..QB-Trevor Lawrence (268P-TD)
2-Alabama-W-N Mexico State..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (227P-3TD)
3-Georgia-W-Murray State..Dogs (292P-269R) in win
4-Oklahoma-W-South Dakota..QB-Jalen Hurts (259P-3TD)
5-Ohio State-W-Cincinnati..RB-JK Dobbins (141R) for Buckeyes
6-LSU-W-Texas..QB-Joe Burrow (471P-4TD)..Sam Ehlinger (401P)
7-Michigan-W-Army..Wolverines win in 2nd overtime-Army (200R)
9-Texas-L-LSU..Aggies give up (471Y) passing-QB-Joe Burrow
10-Auburn-W-Tulane..QB-Bo Nix (207P)
Cincinnati…DB-Kyriq McDonald-suffers seizure on field
Rice..QB-Wiley Green-hospitalized with concussion
South Carolina…Coach Will Muschamp given Vote Confidence
NCAA..Deny waiver Boston College transfer QB-Matt McDonald to play this year at Bowling Green.
Padres-W-Rockies (2-1) 10 innings…Wil Myers 3-hits..Eric Lauder (6inn-1R)…Friars (66-75)…..lost 11-of-18……(21-30) since All Star break…Rockies (60-84)
Padres-Cubs…Open 4G-series at Petco Park….Cal Quantrill (6-6)-vs-Kyle Hendricks (9-9)
Padres..P-Garrett Richards to throw in bullpen…may be cleared to make a start next week.
Padres..OF-Franchy Cordero-shutdown in rehab-quad weakness
Dodgers-W-Giants (5-0)…Matt Beaty-Corey Seager HRs……LA (92-52)…..Giants (4-9) stretch
Dodgers…Off day Monday-head to Baltimore for series with Orioles
Dodgers..P-Rich Hill cleared to make a start on Thursday..been out with forearm strain
Dodgers..Bypassing P-Hyun Jin Ryu in rotation….had (1.45-ERA) into August…last 3-starts (9.95-ERA)…has pitched 161-innings.
Angels-L-White Sox (5-1)..Jose Abreu 31st HR of year for Sox…Halos lost 12-of-16
Halos-Indians..Open series with Tribe…Rookie Pat Sandoval-vs-Shane Bieber.
A’s-W-Tigers..Sean Manaea 10-strikeout outing….A’s (83-59)…Tigers (42-100)
Cardinals-W-Pirates..Paul Goldschmidt RBI double..Redbirds (16-5)…Bucs (62-81)
Rangers-W-Orioles..Rougned Odor HR..Ron Guzman 2R-HR..Baltimore (46-97)
Red Sox-Yankees..NY led (7-4) at Press Time…Aaron Judge-Mark Tauschman-Gleybert Torres HRs…Yankees won 10-of-13…Bosox won 8-of-14
Phillies-W-Mets…Philadelphis hits 3HRs..NY cooled off (10-10)….Phillies just (10-9)
Tampa Bay-W-Toronto..Avisail Garcia 2R-HR..Austin Meadosw HR..Rays won 10-of-11
Arizona-L-Cincinnati..P-Michael Lorenzen Pinch Hit RBI-double..Backs won 11-of-13….Reds lost 8-of-12
Royals-L-Miami…Starlin Castro HR-RBI double..KC (53-91)…Marlins (51-91)
Washington-W-Atlanta…Nats hit 4-HRs…snap Atlanta 9-game win streak…Braves on (17-3) binge….Nationals (11-6) stretch
Cubs-L-Brewers…Ty Austin 3R-HR for Milwaukee…Cubs (7-6)…Brewers won 7-of-10
Houston-W-Seattle…Gerritt Cole 15-strikeouts…Astros 9-run 3rd inning …Houston posts (21-1) win…Astros (94-50)…..Mariners (58-86)
Twins-L-Indians..Francisco Lindor HR…Carlos Santana HR…Twins (11-4) hot streak…(88-55)…Tribe lost 7-of-11
Union-Owners..Confirm they have had dialogue about possible testing for Opioids in wake of death of P-Tyler Skaggs….Testing for Opioids and Marijuana takes place in minors-not in majors.
Twins..P-Jake Odorizzi wants MLB too audit the teams procedures for dispensing of pain killing pills to players.
Twins..P-Michael Pineda hit with 60G-suspension for use of diuretics masking agent.
St Louis..Former OF-Chris Duncan passes at (38Y)..brain cancer…son of former manager Dave Duncan.
Boston..Red Sox minor league P-Yusneil Artiles strikes out 12-straight batters for Lowell in NY-Penn League game…all time minor league record…breaking 1970-mark of Tom Seaver.
Tampa Bay..Activate P-Tyler Glasnow from DL-out since May-forearm
A’s..Activate P-Sean Manaea-out since last summer-shoulder surgery
Mets..Activate SS-Jed Lowrie-out all year-knee surgery
Giants..P-Trevor Gott on 60-Day-DL
Indians..P-Danny Salazar moved to 60-Day-DL
Cubs..SS-Javy Baez has hairline fracture of thrum
Twins..DH-Nelson Cruz-reinjures wrist
Arizona..P-Robbie Ray-leaves rotation with blister
Indians..P-Corey Kluber-discomfort in oblique area
Washington..P-Roenis Elias-injures hamstring 2nd time
Nationals..C-Kurt Suzuki-elbow injury
Giants..OF-Alex Dickerson-cortison shot-oblique
Yankees..OF-Aaron Hicks-reinjures elbow during rehab game
Cubs..Callup P-Danny Hultzen..former #1 pick-Mariners in 2011 has fought back from 4-shoulder surgeries.
Giants..Sign FA-P-Wandy Peralta-ex Reds.
Clippers…Sister of Kawhi Leonard…arrested charged with murder-robbery in beating death of another woman at Pachanga Casino on August 31st…Held without bail.
Jerry West…Given Presidential Medal of Freedom
Miami…Discussing possible free agent camp invitation to FA-F-Carmelo Anthony.
Denver..Sign 2nd round draft pick Bol Bol-Oregon to 2-way contract.
Joe Johnson..Veteran NBA G-negotiating with Milwaukee..Detroit..Brooklyn about free agent camp invite.
Ducks-W-Kings (4-1)….Rookie camp scrimmage….Maxime Comtois-Sam Steele-Max Jones all score for Anaheim.
Ducks-L-San Jose (5-4) OT..Hunter Drew-Max Jones score goals
Kings..Sign G-Jack Campbell to 2Y-contract extension..had (2.30-Goals Against Average)
Carolina..Sign FA-D-Jake Gardiner-ex Toronto Maple Leafs
Oilers..C-Connor McDavid skates in first full practice since end of season knee injury
Vancouver…D-Olli Juokevi-skates for first time since suffering serious knee injury last year.
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-Landon Ferraro-ex Red Wings prospect.
San Jose Sharks…Hire former Dodgers GM-Ned Colletti as an NHL scout.
Soccer…USA-L-Mexico (3-0) in friendly match…Javier ‘Chicharito’ scores on header….Mexico dominates for nearly 70-minutes of action…Coach Greg Berhalter upset with media ‘fake news’…says team is making progress with young talent…Mexican coach Tata Martino now (11-0) with El Tri.
USA…5-players leave and will not play against Uruguay this week…Christian Pulisic returning to Chelsea…Zach Stefffen to Germany…John Brooks ailing with knee issue.
English Premier League…Watford fires coach Javi Garcia after (0-3-1) start…
NASCAR…..Brickyard 400..Kevin Harvick dominates-leads for 160-laps to win…Jimmy Johnson crashes on lap 55…fails to make the Chase for the Championship
Formula 1…Grand Prix of Italy..Charles LeClerc holds off Lewis Hamilton twice and Val Bottas once in late race pass attempts to get Team Ferrari the win…1st win at Monza for Ferrari in 9-years…LeClerc survived touching wheels with Hamilton on a late pass…LeClerc wins 2nd race in a row following victory in Belgium.
Formula 3..Driver Alex Peroni suffers fractured back in frightening Airborne flip in race at Monza…car hit speed bump….flipped 3-times in air and landed upside down on catch fence.
Formula 2…Doctors play driver Juan Correa into coma-has fractured skull in aftermath of horrible crash that killed driver Anone Hubert in violent airborne crash into fencing last week in Belgium.
Tennis…US Open…Rafael Nadal blows 2-set lead…rallies back to win 5th set to beat Daniel Nedved to win his 19th Grand Slam Event…..Serena Williams bid for 24th Grand Slam on women’s side ends with loss to Bianca Andreescu.
Michigan State…Fined 4.5M-for not overseeing the and investigating the complaints of sexual assaults leveled at Dr Larry Nasser by Olympic Athletes over a 10-year span….Nasser convicted-in prison for life-for sexual battery against athletes.