Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Chargers-W-Miami (30-10)..QB-Philip Rivers (310P-2TD)…RB-Austin Ekeler (102APY)..WR-Donnie Inman I(5R-76Y)…Ty Long 3FGs (44-44-51) in win…Michael Davis pass interception…Bolts dominated in 2nd half…finished with (390-233) edge in offense…(65-47) play advantage…(37:36-to 22:24) Time of Possession…¬† Bolts scored on 80Y drive in opening half…then held ball for (10:33) to start 2nd half to score again….Miami QB-Josh Rosen (17-24) 160…5-sacks-1-intereption….Miami missed 40-42Y FGs at home…Dolphins committed 4-major penalties in loss..Miami (0-4)..outscored (163-26) in four games.

Chargers…Reinstated RB-Melvin Gordon to active roster because of on-going injury problems with RB-JustinJakson-calf.

Chargers..LB-Melvin Ingram-hamstring..LB-Denzel Perryman-concussion..WR-Donnie Inman-quad…TE-Sean Caulkins-foot…injured during game.
Chargers…WR-Mike Williams-ailing with bruised back-inactive.
Chargers..WR-Travis Benjamin-hip injury-inactive.

Chargers…Refused to forgive loss of game-checks to RB-Melvin Gordon for 64-day holdout…did eliminate some of fines for missing workouts…Gordon wound up losing 1.5M in salaries for missing 4-preseason and 3-regular season games.

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(Scoreboard)

Chiefs-W-Lions (34-30)..RG-Darrell Williams 1Y-TD drive (:20) left as KC rallies to win..Bashaund Breeland 100-TD-fumble recovery…..Patrick Mahomes (315P-…Chiefs survive 3-fumbles lost in game…QB-Matthew Stafford (285P-3TD)..RB-Kerryon Johnson (125R) in loss

Raiders-W-Colts (31-24)…Q-Derek Carr (189P-2TD)..RB-Josh Jacobs (98APY)..Eric Harris 30-Int-TD…Colts QAB-Jacoby Brisett (265P-3TD) in loss…LB-Vontaze Burfect ejected-helmet hit.

Broncos-L-Jaguars (26-24)…Jacksonville K-Josh Lambo 33Y-FG (:01) to win game…Lambo 4-FGs in victory..RB-Leonard Fournette (225R) for Jags..Gardner Minshew 2-TD passes in 4th quarter to rally team..Broncos QB-Joe Flacco (303P-2TD) in loss..Broncos (0-4)….

Cowboys-L-Saints (12-10)…Will Lutz kicks 4-field goals for Saints in win..Saints defense 2-interceptions..1-fumble recovery…Holds Ezekiel Elliott to 18-carries-35Y….Teddy Bridgewater (199P) for New Orleans…Dake Prescott (223P) in Dallas loss.

Falcons-L-Titans (24-10).Titans QB-Marcus Mariota (227P-3TD)…RB-Derek Henry (100R)..Falcons QB-Matt Ryan (399P-5 sacks)…TE-Austin Hooper (9R-130) in loss.

Patriots-W-Bills (16-10)…Pats LB-Jamie Collins key interception (1:45) left in game…Tom Brady (150P) 0-TDs…New England defense 5-sacks-3 interceptions in win…Bills QB-Josh Allen (153P-26R)-left with concussion..Pats (4-0)..Buffalo (3-1)

Giants-W-Redskins (24-3)….Giants defense 3-interceptions rookie QB-Dwayne Haskins…Washington benched QB-Case Keenum…S-Jabrill Peppers 32Y-TD-Interceptions…Haskins (107P) 3-picks-2 sacks in troubled debut.

Ravens-L-Browns (40-25)…Cleveland QB-Baker Mayfield (342P-TD)..RB-Nick Chubb (165R) 88-TD run…WR-Jarvis Landry (8R-165Y)…Cleveland piled up (530Y) offense…Browns defense 4-sacks-2 picks off Lamar Jackson (247P-66R).

Houston-L-Carolina (16-10)…Panthers QB-Kyle Allen (232P)-survived 3-interceptions…RB-Christian McCaffrey (179APY)….Houston QB-Deshaun Watson-sacked 6X-fumbled…(160P) in loss.

Rams-L-Tampa Bay (55-40)…Bucs jump out to 21-0 lead early…Bucs QB-sack-fumble recovery by Ndomakong Sue 37Y-TD run to seal win…Tampa QB-Jameis Winston (385P-4TD)..WR-Mike Evans 67Y-TD catch…Rams QB-Jared Goff (517P-2TD)..3Int-2 Fumbles…WR-Robert Woods (13R-114)…Cooper Kupp (9R-121) in loss..2-teams combined (982Y) offense…

Seahawks-W-Arizona (20-7)…DE-Jadaveon Clowney 27-TD-Interception..QB-Russell Wilson (240P-TD)..RB-Chris Carson (109R)..CardinalsQB-Kyler Murray ()241P-0TD-4 sacks) in loss.

Vikings-L-Bears (16-7)…Chicago defense holds Dalvin Cook (55R)…Bears defense 6-sacks-2FRec….Chase Daniel comes off bench (155P) for Chicago…Kirk Cousins (233P)

Bengals-Steelers…Monday Night Football…Teams are combined (0-6)

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(Teams)

Cleveland..DE-Myles Gatrett fined combined (52,639) for 3-QB hits in games.

Raiders..Former WR-Antonio Brown preparing to file grievance against Raiders for 214,000-in fines levied for insubordination during training camp and for loss of 14M in salary due from team….Brown has already filed a grievance against the Patriots for failure to pay 9M-roster bonus due after opening weekend of season…Was released for his intimidating tweets and criticism of owner Robert Kraft.

CFL…Edmonton Eskimos place QB-Trevor Harris on 6W-injuted reserve list with shoulder injury….8-of-9 stating QBs in CFL have had major injuries this season.

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(Roster Moves)

Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Orlando Scandrick-ex Cowboys.
Eagles…Release LB-LJ Fort
Ravens..Workout FA-LB-LJ Fort
Ravens..Release LB-Otao Alaha
Houston..Workout OG-Ulrick John-ex Saints
Lions..Workout RB-Roc Thomas-ex Redskins
Patriots..Workout TEs-Gabe Holmes-ex Raiders..Ben Hayek-ex Jaguars..Eric Tomlinson-ex Giants.
Giants..Sign FA-TE-Brad Sowell-ex Bears

(Injuries)

Carolina…QB-Cam Newton confirms he has ‘Lisfranc’ sprain of foot-has had injury for 4-weeks.
Carolina..TE-Chris Manholtz-concussion
Chiefs..LB-Alec Okafor-concussion
Lions..TE-TJ Hockenson-hamstring..S-Quadre Diggs-concussion
Titans..DE-Cam Wake-hamstring
Atlanta..OT-Jamon Brown-concussion…C-Alex Mack-elbow
Bears..QB-Mitch Trubisky-shoulder sprain
Washington..CB-Josh Norman-knee
Browns..WR-Jarvis Landry-concussion..LB-Will Harvey-shoulder
Houston..WR-Ken Stills-concussion
Bills..QB-Josh Allen-concussion

Broncos..OT-JuWuan James will miss 4-more weeks-sprained knee.
Lions..QB-Matthew Stafford has hip injury.
Packers..WR-Davante Adams has turf toe from Thursday night game
Miami..RB-Jay Ajayi cleared to practice coming off knee surgery
Giants..Place WR-Russell Thompson on IR-sprained foot
Giants..LB-Alec Ogletree-hamstring
Eagles..Avonte Maddox released from hospital with concussion-neck injury
Redskins..WR-Terry McLaurin-hamstring

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Off weekend
USD…Off weekend

USC-L-Washington (28-14)..Huskies defense 3-interceptions of Trojans QB-Matt Fink-held him to (163Y) passing….UW-RB-Sam Ahmed (153R)…QB-Jacob Eason (188P) in win..

UCLA-L-Arizona (20-17)..Wildcats QB-Garrett Gunnell (352P)…Bruins kicker JJ Molson misses 39Y-FG with (:19) left….Bruins lose QB-Dorian Thompson-Robinson with sprained ankle in 4th quarter killing comeback

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(Mountain West Conference)

Air Force-W-San Jose State..QB-Donald Hammond(131P)…AFA (382R) in win…Falcons defense hold Spartans QB-Josh Love (198P).

Utah State-W-Colorado State..RB-Gerald Bright (179Y) in Aggies win…QB-Jordan Love (204P)..

New Mexico-L-Liberty..Flames QB-Steve Calvert (306P-2TD) in win…Lobos throw 2-picks in loss.

Wyoming-W-UNLV..Cowboys piled up (374R) in win over Rebels…Wyo QB-Sean Chambers (124P-102R) in win.

Fresno-W-New Mexico State..Bulldogs RB-Jalen Cropper (118R)

Hawaii-W-Nevada…Warriors QB-Cole McDonald (312P-4TD) in blowout 54-3 win in Reno…Wolfpack had (97P-2Int) in ugly loss.

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(PAC-12)

Utah-W-Washington State..Utes QB-Ty Huntley (334P-2TD) in win…Cougars QB-Anthony Gordon (252P-1TD-2 Int)…Coach Mike Leach rips team as being ‘fat-lazy-entitled’ after 2nd loss in a row.

Arizona State-W-Cal…QB-Jayden Daniels (175P)…RB-Eno Benjamin (100R)

Stanford-W-Oregon State..Cardinal backup QB-Davis Mills (245P-3TD)…Beavers QB-Josh Luton (337P)…Oregon State lost at home despite (501Y) total offense.

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(Top 10)

1-Clemson-W-North Carolina..Tigers..QB Trevor Lawrence (209P-2TD)….Clemson defense stop 2-point conversion play with (1:17) left in game to preserve win

2-Alabama-W-Ole Miss..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (418P-6TD).in Tide victory..WR-Devonta Smith (11R-274-5TD) for Bama

3-Georgia-Bye
4-LSU-Bye

5-Ohio State-W-Nebraska..JK Dobbins (177R) in lopsided 40-7 win in Lincoln…Buckeyes defense 3-interceptions

6-Oklahoma-W-Texas Tech..QB-Jalen Hurts (415P-3TD)…Sooners run up (644Y-offense)

7-Auburn-W-Mississippi State..QB-Bo Nix (335P-2TD)

8-Wisconsin-W-Northwestern..RB-Jon Taylor (119R)

9-Florida-W-Towson State..QB-Kyle Trask (188P) for Gators

10-Notre Dame-W-Virginia…Irish defense 8-sacks-2 Int…RB-Tony James (135R)

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(Teams)

Rutgers..Fires coach Chris Ash in wake of (52-0) shelling at Michigan…Ash was just (8-23) after taking over Scarlet Knights program.

Stanford..QB-KJ Costello pulled from game with hand injury..3rd major injury this season
Cal..QB-Chase Garbers-shoulder injury
USC..S-Tala Hufanga-out back injury

Oregon…lands WR-Devon Williams-ex USC..backed out of deal at Oregon State
Nevada..RB-JaxsonKincade-announces he is transferring
Wyoming..Suspend 2-DBs..Azizi Hearn-Antonio Hull for traffic arrests.

AP Poll…1-Alabama takes over top spot…2-Clemson…3-Georgia..4-Ohio State..5-LSU…6-Oklahoma..7-Auburn…8-Wisconsin..9-Notre Dame..10-Florida
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…………..(BASEBALL)……………..

Padres-L-Diamondbacks (1-0)…Tim Locastro beats out infield hit in 9th-drive in winning run…D-Backs complete weekend sweep….Mychal Baez (2-inn-0R-4K) in starter……..San Diego finishes season (70-92)….lost 15-of-17 games to end season….Went (26-47) after All Star Game

Padres-L-Arizona..Friday..Jacob Lamb 3R-pinch hit HR
Padres-L-Arizona..Saturday..Christian Walker Grand Slam HR

Padres..P-Garrett Richards finishes 3rd start since elbow surgery (3.1-inn-1R-4K)
Padres..OF-Wil Myers on possible trade…”Lived it twice-It is what it is”…is owed (3Y-67M) on contract extension.

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Dodgers-W-Giants (9-0)…Corey Seager 3R-double..Will Smith 2R-HR…Rich Hill (3inn-0R-4K) in win…Emotional farewell for Manager Bruce Bochy…….LA 106 wins-ties all time record set by Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953

Dodgers-W-Giants..Friday-Cody Bellinger 47th HR of season.
Dodgers-W-Giants..Saturday..Hyun Jin-Ryu (7inn-0R)

Dodgers…Head to NL Divisional playoffs with 3B-JustinTurner-ailing back….P-Joe Kelly with leg issues.

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Angels-L-Houston (8-5)….George Springer HR..Yuli Gurriel 2R-HR……Halos lost 24-of-32 games at end of season..Astos finish year (107-55)

Angels-Astros..Friday..Alex Bregman hits 41st home run for Houston
Angels-Astros..Saturday..P-Justin Verlander goes to (21-6) win win

Angels…1B-Albert Pujols says he is not retiring…has(2Y-59M) left on contract…has (637) career home runs.

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(Scoreboard)

Cardinals-L-Cubs…St Louis pounds out (9-0) win to take 1st place in NL Central..St Louis had lost 2-in row to Chicago…Cubs went (3-10) down stretch….Cubs Manager Joe Maddon dismissed before the game

Brewers-Rockies….Milwaukee was (18-4) ¬†over final 3-weeks…but lost back to back games in Colorado.

Yankees-L-Texas…Shin Soo Choo scores 2R on NY throwing errors…NY (103-59).

Washington-W-Indians..Kurt Suzuki 2R-HR….Nationals won 8-straight-finished with (93-69) mark…Tribe (93-69)

Tampa Bay-L-Toronto..Justin Smoak 2R-double…Rays (96-66)…Jays end up (67-95)

Braves-L-Mets….Dwight Smith 3R-HR in 11th after Braves had hit 3-solor homers to take the lead…Atlanta (97-65)….Mets miss playoffs (86-76)

Twins-L–Royals…Jorge Soler HR for KC..Minnesota (101-61)….Royals (59-103)

Red Sox-W-Orioles….Bullpen blows Edward Rodriguez 20th win of year..but Bosox rally to win.. Boston lost 13-of-final-21….Baltimore (54-108)

Phillies-L-Miami…Starlin Castro HR..for Marlins…….Phillies (81-81)….Marlins (57-105)

Tigers-L-White Sox…Wellington Castillo 2R-HR……Detroit (47-114)

Reds-W-Pirates..Reds hit 3-solor HRs…Cincinnati (75-87)….Pirates (69-93)..Bucs fire Manager Clint Hurdle after game..

A’s-L-Seattle….Kyle Seager 2R-HR…Athletics head to playoffs having won 15-of-21….Mariners finish (68-94).

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(Injuries)

Brewers…OF-Ryan Braun will miss start of playoffs-calf injury
Brewers..3B Mike Moustakas-Elbow issue
Yankees…P-James Paxton-nerve issue in flute area
Houston..P-Aaron Sanchez-will miss half of next season-shoulder capsule surgery
Astros..SS-Carlos Cornea-May not be ready for playoffs-ongoing back issue
Reds..2B-Darren Dietrich-shoulder surgery.
Twins…Utilityman Luis Arraez to miss start of playoffs..ankle sprain

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(Teams)

Cubs..Fire Manager Joe Maddon after team lost 10-of-13
Miami..Fire Coach Tim Wallach from Don Mattingly staff.
Pirates..Fire Manager Clint Hurdle-refused to make coaching staff changes

Detroit..Want Manager Ron Gardenhire to fire coaching staff
Cubs..Manager Joe Maddon expected to be fired after late season failures
Mets..Manager Mickey Calloway status for next year up in air
Phillies..Manager Gabe Kepler job in jeopardy after back to back .500-seasons
White Sox…GM-Rick Hahn gives vote of confidence to Manager Rick Renter
Boston..Owner John Henry says payroll will be slashed by at least 30M this winter
Orioles..Owner John Angelos denies rumors team is up for sale to Nashville group
Cubs..Bid farewell to WGN-TV after 72-year relationship…starting own Cubs channel
Seattle…P-Felix Hernandez says he is not retiring..had (6.40-ERA) in final year deal.

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…………….(BASKETBALL)……………….

Lakers…Open training camp workouts…Coach Frank Vogel…”We will play defense”
Lakers..LeBron James tells media “GM-Rob Pelinka unfairly criticized end of season”
Lakers..LeBron James says offense this year must run thru Anthony Davis.
Lakers..F-Kyle Kozma to miss 4-to-6 weeks..stress reaction foot
Lakers..Rookie F-Jordan Caroline to miss 12W-foot surgery

Lakers..LeBron James says fans in LA should enjoy the teams there..Lakers-Clippers-USC-UCLA-Dodgers-Angels-Kings-Ducks….fails to mention “Chargers”.

Memphis..G-DeAnthony Melton-out 8W-fractured back
Cleveland…1st round pick G-Dylan Windler-fractured leg-out 6W
Houston..C-Nene to miss camp-reinsures shoulder

Memphis..Not bringing former 1st round pick Josh Jackson to camp
Memphis..F-Andre Iguodala remains away from camp as team tries to trade him
Boston..Sign FA-C-John Bohannon-played in G-League
Brooklyn..Sign FA-F-Lance Thomas-ex Knicks

Miami..Gives Coach Eric Spolstra-5Y extension thru 2025.
Houston..Hire former NBA player-F-Ed Pinkney as assistant coach

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…………(HOCKEY)……………

Anaheim Ducks…Final roster cuts due Monday…could be 5-more players coming to San Diego Gulls.

LAKings..Send Russian F-Nik Prokhorem…F-Jarrett Dolan and F-Rasmus Kupari to Ontario Reign-AHL.

Colorado..Sign F-Mikko Ratanen (6Y-55M) extension to end holdout
Winnipeg…Sign F-Kyle Connor (7Y-50M) extension
Winnipeg…Sign F-Patrick Laine to (2Y-13.5M) bridge extension
Ottawa…Sign FA-LW-Scott Sabourin-ex SD Gulls
Pittsburgh…Sign FA-D-Steve Olesky-ex Gulls
San Jose-Colorado…Trade..Sharks deal G-AntoineBibeaufor a minor leaguer
Calgary..Sign FA-F-Tobias Reider-ex Oilers
Toronto..Send veteran F-Pontus Ahlberg to AHL-Toronto Marlies.
Calgary..Release F-Devante Smith-Pelley

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…………….(GENERAL)…………….

NASCAR…..Charlotte Road Race….Chase Elliott survived hitting a tire barrier…outran teammate Alec Bowman and Kevin Harvick to win in blistering 120-degree track temperatures in North Carolina..in NASCAR’s 3rd race of points championship.

Formula 1….Russian Grand Prix-Sochi…Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes-strong finish to win race….edged teammate Val Bottas….Major controversy when early leader Sebastian Vettle argued with his Renault crew refusing to pull over and let teammate and the faster Charles Leclerc take the lead…Vettle could be fired by team.

Team Mercedes…Fires 4-employees and disciplines 3-others on race team for racial slurs directed at Muslim co-worker.

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English Premeir League
..Liverpool-W-Sheffield…Score game winner (70′)..Liverpool now (7-0)
..Manchester City-W-Everton…Raheem Sterling late goal for City
..West Ham-Ties-Bournemouth..Ham unbeaten last 6-matches
..Aston Villa-Ties-Burnley…Villa gives up 2-second half goals
..Chelsea-W-Brighton..Jorginho scored penalty shot (50′)
..Crystal Palace-W-Norwich City…Palace wins on penalty shot
..Hot Spur-W-Southampton…Harry Kane scores goal
..Wolverhampton-W-Watford..Wolves aided by ‘own goal’
….Leicester-W-Newcastle..Jamie Vardy 2G in (5-0) blowout win.

..Manchester United-vs-Arsenal…Monday EPL game

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