Braves-Astros…Game 5…Houston gets up off deck from bad start…and led (9-5) in 8th at Presst Time….iAdam Duvall Grand Slam HR in 1st for Atlanta…Freddie Freeman solo HR…..Astros rallied twice…Martin Maldonado 3RBIs…Marwin Gonzalez 2-run single in comebacks..Carlos Correa RBI double….Series would go back to Houston for Games 6-7….Braves would lead (3-2) if they held on to win on Sunday night.
Braves-W-Houston (3-2)-Saturday..Dansby Swanson-Jorge Soler hit back to back HRs in 7th inning in win…Atlanta won using bullpen day…Zack Grienke threw 4-shutout innings for Astros in loss
Padres…Newly hired Manager Bob Melvin interested in hiring Bryan Price as bench coach-Price ex Reds manager and longtime pitching coach
Padres..Outright OF-Bryan O’Grady (.157-BA)..P-Miguel Diaz (3.64-ERA)..P-Daniel Camarena and C-Webster Rivas (.277-BA) off 40-man roster.
Dodgers….GM-Andrew Friedman says pitching data was shared in all pregame meetings..but pitching changes in playoffs made solely by Manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Mark Prior.
Angels..Hire Tim McIlvane-Director of Scouting-ex Milwaukee..son of longtime GM-Joe McIlvane.
Boston..Mourns passing of longtime broadcaster Jerry Remy (68Y)…lost battle with lung cancer….Played 10-years with Red Sox-Angels…became Bosox broadcaster in 1988
Arizona..Hire Joe Mater-hitting coach-ex Reds
Texas..Hire Josh Bonifay-Farm Director-ex Pillies
Mets..Jeff Kingston-Dodgers assistant GM-turns down interview
A’s..Will talk to Coach Mark Kotsay as vacant managerial job
Astros..C-Jason Castro placed on Covid list
Giants..2B-Tommy LaStella-achilles surgery
Braves..P-Charley Morton-surgery-fractured leg
Mets..Release 1B-Jose Martinex..2B-Jose Peraza..P-Robert Stock
Texas..Release P-Drew Anderson
Chargers-L-Patriots (27-24)…Patriots pull away in 2nd half using runing game and grifty defense for win
..Nick Folk 4-FGs for New Engalnd
..QB-Mac Jones (218P)
..S-Adrian Phillips 2-interceptions incuding Pic-Six TD
..Patriots (75-58) edge in plays
..QB-Justin Herbert (223P-2TD-2 Int-3 sacks)
..RB-Justin Jackson 75Y-run earlyin game
..WR-Keenan Allen-Mike Williams had 8-receptions
..Patriots self destructed 2-big holding calls-wiped out 27Y-TD run and 23Y run
..Chargers defense had goal line standing stopping Pats at 1-yard line
..New England had drives stall at 6-25-30
..Herbert was (10-20) passing into 3rd quarter
..Bolts had 1-first down in a span of 3-drives
..Chargers punt coverage gave up returns 10-19-26-27 in game
..OT-Storm Norton ave up 6-pressures and 2-sacks in loss
..CB-Chris Harris gave up 3-receptions and a 2-point after catch
..S-Derwin James forced fumble-tackle for loss
..Chargers had just 10-plays of plus 10-yards this year
..Pats had chunk plays of 27-27-44-75 yards in game
..Jones went (2-for-13) in middle of game
..Bill Belichick now (24-4) vs rooke head coaches in games
..Chargers lost 2-in a row
..Patriots won 3-of-4
..CB-Asante Samuel-concussion and hamstring
Chargers Coach Brandon Staley after loss:
..Patriots masked their coverages well
..Hzave to find our explosion plays again
..We did not protect QB well
..3rd downs not the place to be in the NFL
..Pats took us out of our deep passing game
..We needed to kick back against their run game
..Gave up 20-yards per put return
Chargers..Release rookie DT-Forrest Merrill
Chargers..Activate DT-Justin Jones from IR
Rams-W-Houston..(38-22)..Matthew Stafford (303P-3TD.)..Cooper Kupp (7R-115Y)..Davis Mills (312Y-2TD) in loss.
Bucs-L-Saints (31-27) Upset…Trevor Semian comes off bench (156P-TD) for injured Jameis Winston….Tom Brady (375-4TD-2Int-..Chase Godwin (8R-140) .
Cowboys-W-Vikings..(20-16)…Backup QB-Cooper Rush threw 75Y-TD pass to Cedric Wilson…then TD pass to Amark Cooper with (:51)..in key Dallas win…Rush (325P-2TD)…Cooper (8R-122Y) in win…Kirk Cousins TD pass opening drive-stymied rest of the night..
Carolina-W-Atlanta..(19-13)…K-Zane Gonzalez 4FGs..Panthers (203Y) rushing..Sam Darnold left with concussion.Matt Ryan 2-Int-3 sacks in loss..
Buffalo-W-Miami..(26-11)..QB-Josh Allen (249P-2TD)…Bills defense 2-takeaways-2-sacks..Tua Tagovailoa (206P-0TD)..
49ers-W-Bears..(33-22)..QB-Jim Garoppolo (322P)..RB-Elijah Alexander (137R)…Justin Fields (278APY) Int-4sacks in loss..
Browns-L-Steelers (15-10)..Ben Roethlisberger (266P-TD)..RB-Najee Harris (120APY)….Defense 4-sacks-Fumble ecovery..
Eagles-W-Lions..(44-6)…JalenHurts (138P-78R)..Eagles defense 6-QB sacks…Jared Goff (222P-0TD)…Goff no TD passes in last 12-quarters…Lions (0-7).
Colts-L-Titans (34-31)-OT…Ryan Tannehill (265P-3TD-2Int)..WR-AJ Brown (10R-155)….Randy Bullock 4FGs..
Bengals-L-Jets (34-31)..QB-Mike White (405P-3tD-2Int) in first NFL start….Joe Burrow (259-2TD-3 sacks)..Bengals lost 13-0 lead..
Seattle-W-Jaguars (31-7)..Geno Smith (175P-2TD)….WR-Ty Lockett (12R–142)…Trevor Lawrence (128P)..
Denver-W-Washington (17-10)..Broncos block 2-field goals….Denver defense 5-sacks..2-picks
Chiefs-Giants…Monday Night Football…QB-Patrick Mahomes 9-turnovers this season
St Louis…Lawyers issue Deposition orders to Rams owner Stan Kroenke and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to testify in upcoming 1.6B-lawsuit against NFL for move of Rams to Los Angeles.
NFL..Fines Saints CB-Marshawn Lattimore (10,800) and Seattle WR-DK Metcalf (6,900) for personal fouls in game last week.
Bears..Coach Matt Nagy fails another Covid test-remains away from team
Jaguars…Owner Shad Khan-says he is ‘all in’ with Urban Meyer as head coach.
Carolina..DT-Frank Herron-2 game suspension PED violation
Saints..QB-Jameis Winston-likely torn knee ligament on sack
Cowboys..Pull QB-Dak Prescott before game-calf issue continues
Falcons..WR-Calvin Ridley-leaves team to deal with mental health issues
Arizona..DE-JJ Watt yet to schedule surgery for shoulder dislocation..has bicep-rotator cuff and labrum tears also
Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray could be out 2-to-3 weeks with ankle sprain
Arizona..Activate DT-Corey Peters from IR
Titans..Assistant Coach Jim Schwart-Covid test
Bears…Place OG-German Ifedi on Covid list
Bears..May IR-LB-Khalil Mack with foot sprain
Broncos..LB-Von Miller out with ongoing ankle issues
Broncos..Actviate WR-Jerry Jeudy from IR
Packers..TE-Robert Tornyan-torn ACL
Packers..RB-Ky Hill-torn ACL
Saints..OT-Andrus Peat-torn pec
Eagles..IR-RB-Miles Sanders-ankle sprain
Steeleers..TE-Eric Ebron-hamstring..LB-Melvin Ingram-hamstring
Seahawks..CB-Marquise Blair-fractured kneecap
Houston-Miami……Trade talks for Deshaun Watson stall…Houston refuses to give Dolphins permission to talk to Watson….Owner Steven Ross does not get clarification on Watson’s status with NFL League office if trade is made…Watson’s lawyers refuse talk about possible ‘out of court’ cash settlements that would clear way for trade.
Steelers..Activate LB-Taco Charlton from Practice Squad-ex Chiefs
Washington..Activate OC-Keith Ishmael-from Practice Squad-ex Aztecs
Buffalo..Activate TE-Kahale Warring-ex Aztec
Houston..Sign FA-RB-Jaylen Samuels-ex Steelers
Aztecs-L-Fresno State (30-20)…Bulldogs jump to (20-0) lead
..QB-Jeff Haener (306P) for Dogs
..RB-J Mims (188R) in win
..Fresno piles up (485Y) in victory
..Dogs defense 2-interceptions-1 fumble recovery
..Aztecs QB-Lucas Johnson (280APY) in loss
..QB-Will Haskell leads TD drive on first extended series
..Aztecs defense gave up huge plays 38-39-59-69 in game
..Fresno 10-plays of Plus 15-yards…15-plays of Plus 10-yards
..SDSU took 3-major penalites
..Bulldogs defense stunned State 7-run plays Zero-or-negative yards
.. Snaps SDSU 7-game win streak..knock them out of Top 25-rankings
USD-W-Valpariso (21-14)..Ugly win..USD survived 2-blocked punts, blocked field goal and 83Y-interception return..USD edge in offense (415-57)…QB-Mason Randall (265P-TD)..USD wins 5th game in row
Boise-W-Colorado State..Rams lost 13-0 lead at home..Hank Bachemeir 3TDs in win
San Jose-W-Wyoming..Spartans QB-Nick Nash (262APY) in win
Utah State-W-Hawaii..QB-Logan Bonner (361P-4TD) for Aggies
Nevada-W-UNLV..QB-Carson Strong (417P-4TD) for Wolfpack
UCLA-L-Utah..RB-Tavion Thomas (160kR-4TD) for Utes
USC-W-Arizona..RB-Kea Ingram (204R)..QB-Kedon Slovis (204P)
Oregon State-L-Cal..QB-Chase Garbers (262P-3TD) for Bears
Washington-W-Stanford..QB-Dylan Morris 20Y-TD pass (:27) left
ASU-L-Washington State..Cougars defense 5-takeaways in upset win
Oregon-W-Colorado..Ducks pile up (568Y) offense-52-29 win
1-Georgia-W-Florida..QB-Steston Bennett (166P-TD)
2-Cincinnati-W-Tulane..QB-Desmond Ritter (227P-3TD)
4-Oklahoma-W-Texas Tech..QB-Caleb Williams (402P-6TD)
5-Ohio State-W-Penn State..RB-Trey Henderson (152R)
6-Michigan-L-Michigan State..Spartans RB-Ken Walker (197R-5TD)
7-Oregon-W-Colorado..QB-Anthony Brown (302P-3TD)
9-Iowa-L-Wisconsin..Hawkeyes lost 3-fumbles
10-Ole Miss-L-Auburn..War Eagles QB-Bo Nix 3-TD passes
Aztecs..AD-JD Wicker expresses disappointment at poor turnouts at Carson for SDSU games..Had hopes 10-to-to15,000 fans per home games..Most games in 2,000 range…More Fresno State fans than SDSU fans on Saturday night
Texas Tech….Refuse comment they might interview Baylor’s disgraced head coach Art Briles for vacant Red Raiders job
USC..Lose star WR-Drake London-possible broken leg
Buffalo…Head coach Scott Loeffler ejected for 2-sideline penalty calls.
Marshall…Leaves Conference USA to join Sun Belt Conference…joining Southern Miss-Old Dominion who bolted last week….
James Madison University…will fund 85-scholarships and applies to Sun Belt Conference
AP Poll..1-Georgia…2-Cincinnati..3-Alabama..4-Oklahoma…5-Michigan State….6-Ohio State…7-Oregon…8-Notre Dame…9-Michigan…10-Wake Forest
Lakers-Houston…LA jumped out to (54-31) lead in 2nd quarter on Sunday night
Clippers-vs-Oklahoma City…Monday game
Brooklyn..NBA fines F-Kevin Durant (25,000) for tantrum-technicals-throwing ball into stands
Atlanta..NBA fines-G-Trae Young (15,000) for bumping ref in argument
Brooklyn..Owner Joe Tsai refuses to talk to G-Kyrie Irving about refusal to get vaccine-missing season
Bulls..G-Patrick Williams-out 4-months-broken wrist
Golden State..Activate rookie F-Jon Kuminga from IR-knee injury
Boston..G-Jaylen Brown-confirms more fatigue problems from covid-2020
Ducks-W-Montreal (4-2)..Troy Terry-Sam Carrick goals for Anaheim….
Ducks-L-Las Vegas..(5-4)-Friday in shootout
Kings-W-Buffalo..(3-2)…Anzi Kopitar power play goal..Sabres had 2-0 lead.
Kings-W-Montreal..(5-1)-Saturday..LA-3 power play goals
Gulls-L-Tucson..(6-4)-Saturday..Tucson scores 3-goals in 6-minutes..Gulls fall to (1-4)
Gulls-W-Tucson..(5-1)-Saturday..1st win of season
Florida..Coach-Joel Quennevill resigns in aftermatch Blackhawks scandal….’Team failed-I failed’….Andrew Burnette takes over as interim coach…ex-Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella may get job
San Jose..7-players including D-Erik Karlsson put on Covid list along with head coach Bob Bouegner.
Nevada..AHL-coach Manny Virineos-leaves team-prostate cancer
Dallas..D-Jani Hakanpaa put on Covid list
Ducks..IR-RW-Rickard Rakell-knee issue
Las Vegas..Claim C-Mike Amadio off waiver-ex Leafs
Toronto..Sign D-Morgan Reilly (8Y-58M)
Vancouver..Calls up C-Nick Petan from AHL
Blues..G-Ville Husson placed on Covid list
Blackhawks..Request name of Assistant coach who triggered Sex Scandal be removed from Stanley Cup
NHL-Gary Bettman..Meets with former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach-who was sexually assaulted by Coach in 2010…offers counseling-health care to player and his family….Beach does Zoom meeting with Union Chiefs…hours after calling for Players Association to remove Fehr-for doing nothing after Fehr was told about sexual assault in 2010
Winnipeg…GM-Kevin Cheveldayoff-will not face NHL discipline..was not part of Blackhawks coverup in sex assault case.
NASCAR-Martinsille 500…Alex Bowman pulls off surprise win-spinning leader Kyle Busch out of the way with 6-laps left in the race..
Formula 1…off weekend
Soccer…English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Arsenal-W-Leicester…Gunners score 2-goals in 13-minutes
..Burnley-W-Brentford..Chris Wood scores at 4′ mark
..Liverpool-Tie-Burnley (2-2)..Brighton blew 2-0 lead
..Manchester City-L-Crystal Palace..Will Zaha goal..City plays shorthanded 46′ redcard
..Chelsea-W-Newcastle…Reece James 2-goals for Blue
..Manchester United-W-Hot Spur…Cristiano Ronaldo-Macus Ashford goals for MU
..Leeds-W-Norwich..Leeds scores 56-60′
..West Ham-W-Aston Viall…scores 2-goals in 80-84′
San Diego Loyal…finish in 3rd place in USL (15-12-4)…qualify for playoffs…first game next weekend.