Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Chargers…Bye Week

Chargers..Criticized for trading away CB-JC Jackson plus (7.8M) cash for only 6th round pick..Had given him a (5Y-82M) deal only to find out he could not play ‘press coverage’…played poorly…practiced poorly…knee surgery…had off season arrest…then court case probation violation…criticized coaches…Chargers wound up paying Jackson (31M) for the 9-games he played.

Chargers..sign FA-CB-Essang Bassey-ex Broncos
Chargers..release DT-Chris Hinton

Rams..Activate WR-Cooper Kupp from IR-had injured hamstring twice

Bills-L-Jaguars..(25-20)..QB-Trevor Lawrence (315P-TD)..RB-Travis Ettiene (136R2TD)..WR-Calvin Ridley (7R-122) in win…QB-Josh Allen (359P-2TD-Int) in loss

Houston-L-Atlanta..(21-19)..Young Koo 37Y-FG final play..QB-Desmond Ridder (329P-TD)…CJ Stroud (249P-TD) in loss

Detroit-W-Carolina..(42-24)..QB-Jared Godd (236P-3TD)..RB-David Montgomery (109R)…Bryce Young (247P-3TD-2Int)i loss

Titans-L-Colts (23-16)..RB-Zach Moss (165R-2TD). for Colts..QB-Ryan Tannehill (264P) in loss..

Miami-W-Giants…31-116)..RB-Davon Achane (151R)…Tua Tagovailoa (308P-2TD)..WR-Tyreek Hill (8R-181Y)-Dolphins..QB-Daniel Jones (119P)-6 sacks.

Patriots-L-Saints (34-0)..Derek Carr (183P-2TD)…Pats QB-Mac Jones 3-turnovers…Pats outscored (72-3) last two games..

Ravens-L-Steelers..(17-10)..Steelers defense blocks punt..Interception..2-fumble recoveries..4-sacks-6 hits..Kenny Pickett (224P)…WR-George Pickens (6R-130Y)…Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson (286-APY) in loss

Eagles-W-Rams..(24-13)..Eagles dominate on offense..QB-Jalen Hurts (303P-72R)..WR-AJ Browns (6R-127Y)..TE-Dallas Goedert (6R-117)….Eagles (454Y) offense..ran 78-plays..38 minutes time of possession..Matthew Stafford (196P-2TD) in loss

Bengals-W-Arizona (34-20)..QB-Joe Burrow (317P-3TD)..WR-JaMarr Chase (15R-192Y)…QB-Josh Dobbs (166P-2TD-2Int-1 Fumble) inloss..

Jets-W-Denver (31-21)..Jets (407Y) offense..RB-Breece Hall (196R-2TD)..QB-Zach Wilson (199P) in win..Russell Wilson (196P-2TD) in loss..

Chiefs-W-Vikings..(27-20)..QB-Patrick Mahomes (281P-2TD)..TE-Travis Kelce (10R-67Y)..QB-Kirk Cousins (284P-2TD)

Cowboys-49ers…San Francisco led (28-10) late in 3rd quarter at Press Time…Brock Purdy 3-TD passes to TE-George Kittle…Niners defense choked off Dak Prescott.

Bears-W-Washington (40-20)..QB-Justin Fields (282P-4TD) in win..Bears defense 5-sacks-interception in in…QB-Sam Howell (388P-2TD) in loss-Thursday night game.

Packers-Raiders..Monday Night Football..Green Bay (2-2)..Raiders (1-3)
(Roster Moves)

Broncos-49ers..TRADE..Denver send DE-Randy Gregory-10M  for #6 pick
Bears-Miami..TRADE..Chicago deals WR-Chase Claypool for 6th round pick
Chargers-Patriots..TRADE..Bolts deal CB-JC Jackson and (7.8M) for #6 pick

Steelers..sign FA-WR-Denzel Mims-ex Jets-Lions
Steelers..release RB-Greg Bell-ex Aztecs
Eagles..sign FA-CB-Brad Robey-ex Saints-Broncos
Patriots..sign FA-DT-Trystin Hill-ex Cowboys
Patriots..veteran LB-Jamie Collins retires
Colts..sign FA-CB-Darren Hall-ex Aztecs
Arizona..sign FA-RB-Damien Williams-ex Chiefs
Bears..sign FA-CB-Duron Harmon-ex Ravens
49ers..release DE-Kerry Hyder
Bengals..release QB-Reid Sinnett

Bills..LB-Matt Milano-soraubed knee
Minnesota..WR-Justin Jefferson-hamstring injury
Patriots..DE-Matt Judon-surgery-torn bicep-could be out 5-months
Packers..OT-David Bakhtiari-5th knee surgery-to miss all 2023
Miami..IR-OT-Terron Armstead-knee
Seattle..S-Jamal Adams-concussion protocol
Bears..RB-Khalil Herbert-high ankle sprain
Giants..OC-Jon Schmitz-shoulder
Giants..TE-Daniel Bellinger-knee
Atlanta..TE-Kyle Pitts-setback knee rehab
Ravens..LB-David Ojabo-knee injury-has missed 2-years in a row
Bengals..WR-Tee Higgins-fractured rib
Browns..DE-Myles Garrett-foot bruise
Lions..WR-Amon St-Brown-abdomen issue
Houston..IR-OT-Ken Green-knee
Colts..CB-Dallis Flowers-Achilles injury
Eagles..LB-Cam Jurgens-foot
Steelers..TE-Pat Friermuth-hamstring
Chargers..TE-Donald Parham-sprained wrist
(NFL Notes)

Brett Favre..Will testify in lawsuit about receiving (2.8M) in state funds he sent to Southern Mississippi and high school…Money came from a poverty program..Favre says he had no knowledge it was federal poverty money..will be in court next week

Bills..WR-Stefon Diggs fined (13,600) for incident with fans in Miami game
Bills..DT-Ed Oliver fined (13,600) for taunting
Bills..DT-DaQuan Jones fined (16,000) for helmet hit

Raiders…NFL owners may block potential sale of 10%-stock to Tom Brady because owner Mark Davis gave a 70-percent discount in price to Brady.

Seattle..NFL will not suspend S-Jamal Adams for confrontation with NFL neurosurgeons in ‘Blue Tent’ as they were diagnosing him with concussion last week.

Bears..Mourn passing legendary LB-Dick Butkus (80Y)..Hall of Famer..Made 8-Pro Bowls in 9-years of his career before knee injury

New England..Vote of confidence to QB-Mac Jones despite struggles on offense..had 3-turnovers a week ago

New England..Investigators say former TE-Russ Francis and a pilot died in single engine plane crash in upstate New York because of power failure on takeoff.
(College Football)

Aztecs…bye Hawaii next week…SDSU lost 4-games in a row…(2-4)…ranked #120-defense (439YPG)…#104-scoring defense (30PPG)….ranked #103-offense (326YPG)…#116-scoring (19PPG)

USD..bye week..(1-4) Marist next week
(Pac 12)

USC-W-Arizona (43-41) 3OT…QB-Caleb Williams (260APY-4TD) in comeback win in overtime..Trojans won despite trailing (17-0)..won despite defense giving up (506Y)…Wildcats QB-Noah Fifith (303P-5TD) in loss…

UCLA-W-Washington State (25-17)..Bruins defense 4-takeaways..3-sacks choke off Cougars offense in 2nd half..QB-Dante Moore (290P-TD)

Colorado-W-Arizona State (27-24)…QB-Shedeur Sanders (239P) in comeback win…Buffs won on 43Y-FG (:15) left in game..Sun Devils QB-Trenton Bourgent (335P-TD) in loss..

Oregon State-W-Cal..(52-40)..Beavers QB-DJ Uiagalelei (275P-5TD).

Bye week..Stanford-Oregon-Washington-Utah
(Mountain West)

Fresno-L-Wyoming..(24-19)..Cowboys snap Bulldogs 14-game win streak…QB-andrew Peasley (183P-3TD)…Wyoming-Fresnso both (5-1)

Colorado State-L-Utah State 44-24)..QB-Cooper Legas (387P-4TD)…Utah State defense 5-takeaways..

Boise State-W-San Jose (35-27)..RB-Ashton Jeanty (167R) Broncos..SJSU-QB-Chev Cordeiro (325P) in loss

Bye week..SDSU-Hawaii-Air Force-New Mexico
(Top 10)

1-Georgia-W-Kentucky..QB-Christian Beck (389P-4TD) Bulldogs
2-Michigan-W-Minnesota..QB-JJ McCarthy (219P-TD)..Michigan adds (191R)
3-Texas-L-Oklahoma..QB-Dillon Gabried (285P-113R)..threw game winning TD (:15)..Quinn Ewers (346P-3Tovers) loss
4-Ohio State-W-Maryland..QB-Kyle McCord (320P-2TD)
5-Florida State-W-Virginia Tech..RB-Trey Benson (200R) Seminoles
6-Penn State-Bye
9-USC-W-Arizona..Trojans win in 3OT..Defense gave up (506Y)
10-Notre Dame-L-Louisville..Irish QB-Sam Hartman 5-turnovers in loss
(College Notes)

Michigan State..Fired coach Mel Tucker files 109-page letter charging wrongfuil termination in Sexual misconduct firing

Northwestern..Coach Pat Fitzgerald files 130M-lawsuit over termination for ‘hazing incident’ in football program.

USC..George Tyndell..longtime gynecological physician-passes away (76Y) weeks for sexual misconduct trial was to begin..had been sued for misconduct on physical exams given to USC female athletes over 20-year period.

Utah..QB-Cam Rising reveals he suffered 3-torn knee ligaments and meniscus in Rose Bowl in January…is practicing but not ready to play

Arizona..QB-Jaden deLaura-remains out high ankle sprain
Iowa..QB-Cade McNamara-torn ACL

NCAA…Changes Transfer Portal for coming year…Players will have just 30-day window to enter right after College Playoffs..and a 15-day window in April.

Padres…GM-AJ Preller..Manager Bob Melvin will remain with team despite failure to make playoffs after daylong Monday meeting next week
..Preller calls stories about clubhouse dysfunation ‘overblown’
..Says ‘no stock in anonymous quotes’ about internal problems

Padres…Will offer contract extension to OF-Juan Soto-has 1-year left on 33M-deal…Reports team will not offer extensions to Blake Snell-Josh Hader

Padres..Refuse comment on national reports team will cut payroll from (253M) this year to (200M)..Preller says he does not have payroll figure yet for 2024

Padres..3B-Manny Machado-Surgery-torn tendon elbow-faces 4-to-6 month rehab

Padres…Reports MLB arbitration figures would have Juan Soto likely to get (33M) award..reliever Scott Barlow (7M)…OF-Trent Grisham (5M)
Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts says P-Julio Urias not allowed contact with NL team while on Exempt List during probe of domestica abuse…has not been charged yet by police…’This is MLB matter-…think the world of him…this is a gut punch to organization’

Angels..Fired Mets manager Buck Showalter-says he’s interested in Halos job
Angels..Fired Manager Phil Nevin-went (119-149) in year and a half
Angels..Fire longtime Asst GM-Alex Tamin
(Playoff Scoreboard)

Dodgers-Arizona..Monday0-Game 2..Bobby Miller-vs-Zac Gallen..
Dodgers-L-Arizona..(12-2)..Saturday..Diamondbacks 6R-first inning-knocked out Clayton Kershaw..Tommy Pham (4-5) in win…Kershaw (13-13)  in career in playoffs

Braves-Phillies…Monday Game 2….Zack Wheeler-vs-Max Fried
Braves-L-Phillies (3-0)..Saturday..Bryce Harper HR in surprise road win

Astros-Twins..Minnesota led (6-0) in 7th at Press Time..Kyle Farmer 2RHR..Pablo Lopez 6-innings 0-Runs..Sunday
Astros-W-Twins (3-2)..Saturday..Justin Verlander 6-shutout innings..Jose Altuve HR on first pitch of game

Rangers-W-Orioles (11-7)..Sunday..Mitch Garver Grand Slam HR..Texas scored combined 9R-in 2nd-3rd innings
Rangers-W-Orioles (3-2)..Saturday..Josh Jung HR..big catch in OF..Anthony Santander 2RHR in loss
(MLB Notes)

Trevor Bauer…San Diego woman and Dodgers pitcher both drop lawsuits in aftermath of Sexual Misconduct case..Woman is given 300,000 by insurance company for legal fees…Bauer can become a free agent after World Series..pitched this year for Yokohama Bay Stars.

Red Sox..Interested in Dodgers VP-Josh Byrnes for GM job
Arizona..GM-Mike Hazen signs extension thru 2028
Mets..Interested in talking to Brewers manager Craig Counsell-contract is up
Mets..GM-Billy Eppler steps aside-3 days after David Stearns-hired President
Washington..Fire VP-DeJon Watson-Director Player Development
Washington..Hire Danny Haas-ex-Arizona as VP-Development
White Sox..Fire coaches Jose Castro-Daryl Boston
Blue Jays..Vote of confidence Manager John Schnieder despite playoff ouster
Cleveland..Asks permission talk to Yaniees-coach Carlos Mendoza

Cubs..Vote confidence manager Dave Ross..lost 15-of-22-missed playoffs
Yankees..Star Aaron Judge says team has ‘misused’ analytics this year
Mets..Hire consultant to examine sports medicine-after year of injuries

Cleveland..former P-Jim Poole-passes away (57Y)..ALS disease..pitched 11-years
Pirates..former OF-Joe Chistopher passes away (89Y)..played for Pirates-Mets-Red Sox


Miami..P-Sandy Alcantara-elbow surgery-will miss 2024
Atlanta..P-Kyle Wright-shoulder surgery-will miss 2024
(Roster Moves)

Reds..1B-Joey Votto says he wants to play next year (40Y)…injured last year..Career (.296-356HR)

Tigers..No extension offer coming to P-Eduardo Rodriguez-has 2-years left..can opt out for free agency

Milwaukee..Release OF-Brian Anderson
Milwaukee..2B-Keiston Hiura-opts out for free agency
Miami..P-Matt Moore-opts out for free agency

Yankees-Mets..will bid on Japanese FA-P_Yosh Yamamoto  (16-6) 1.21-ERA for Orix Buffaloes

Giants..interested in Korean FA-OF-Jung Hoo-Lee-Kiwoom (.340) hitter

Chinuchi Dragons-Japan..grant release P-Yariel Rodriguez..had (1.15-ERA) this year

Lakers-L-Golden State (125-108)..NBA preseason opener…Warriors Jon Kuminga (24P)….Max Christie (15P) Lakers in loss..

Clippers-Utah…NBA preseason

Clippers-Brooklyn Nets..Monday night action
(NBA Notes)

Golden State..Owner Joe Lacob says he is prepared to make a bid for Oakland A’s if owner John Fisher wants to sell them

Brooklyn..Owner Joseph Tsai…Barclay Center has lost 78M-76M in first two years of operation.

Clippers-76ers…Report trade talks for James Harden have restarted…Still need 3rd team to join talks…Sixers want G-Terrance Mann…#1-1…veteran player in deal

Suns..Owner Matt Ishiba defends trade of C-DeAndre Ayton…’this was not a 1-person decision’

Spurs..G-Devin Vassell signs (5Y-146M) extension
Houston..sign FA-G-Reggie Bullock-ex Spurs
(College Basketball)

Aztecs…Paid out (688,617) in Bonus money to coaches after getting to NCAA finals..Coach Brian Dutcher received (305,000) bonus money


Anaheim Ducks..make series roster cuts..Players sent to San Diego Gulls include:
..D-Robert Hagg-ex Red Wings
..D-Colton White-ex Devils
..D-Scott Harrington-ex Devils
..D-Olen Zellweger
..F-Nikita Nestorenko
..F-Pavol Regenda

Ducks..Sign C-Trevor Zegras (3Y-17M) extension
Ducks..Sign D-Jamie Drysdale (3Y-7M) extension
Ducks..Lose F-Alex Killorn-6W-fractured finger
Ducks..Lose 1st round pick Leo Carlsson-lower body injury
Ducks..Lose C-Chase DeLeo-8W-sprained knee on illegal hit
Ducks..D-Ollie Juolevin signs with Timra-Sweden

Kings..Sign Coach Todd McLellan to 1Y-extension..(141-115-31) in LA
Kings..F-Arthur Kaliyev-4 game suspension for knee check on Chase DeLeo

Winnipeg..D-Ville Heinola-out 12W-fractured ankle
Ottawa..F-Josh Norris-sprained shoulder
Chicago..F-Sam Savoie-fractured leg
Calgary..F-Jakob Pelletier-shoulder surgery..F-Kevin Rooney-sprain shoulder
Rangers..F-Alex Lafreniere shoulder injury

Detroit..Sign FA-F-Zach Aston-Reese-ex Leafs-Carolina
Ottawa..Release F-Josh Bailey
Colorado..Send veteran F-Peter Holland to Colorado Eagles-AHL
Vancouver..Sends C-Vitaly Podkolzin..F-Aatu Raty to Abbortsford-AHL
Detroit..Release F-Artim Anisimov
Edmonton…Veteran C-Brandon Sutter-retires

Calgary..Signs deal for construction 18,400..will open in 2026

Western Hockey League..Suspends veteran coach Kevin Constantine-Discriminatory comments..ex San Jose-Pittsburgh head coach

(Auto Racing)

NASCAR…Charlotte Roval Road Course..AJ Allmendinger stunning road course win..moves to the Final 8-in points championship…led for 56-laps.

Formula 1..Qatar Grand Prix..McLaren driver Oscar Piastri suprise win..Max Verstappen finishes 2nd and wins 3rd points title of career.

Formula 1…Grants conditional approval for Michael Andretti-Cadillac-Global racing to join F1 in 2025.

Formula 1..Williams Racing team says it will lead drive to block Andretti team from becoming 11th team in series..’Too many teams losing money’

Team USA…Gio Reyna rejoins team preparing for friendlies with Germany-Ghana in October…Met with coach Gregg Berhalter to resolve family dispute issues in 2022 after World Cup

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Manchester City-L-Arsenal..Gabe Martinelli score 86′ in Gunners upset win
..Manchester United-W-Brentford..Scott McTominay score 93-97′
..Liverpool-Tie-Brighton..Mo Salah 2-goals in 2-2 tie
..Hot Spur-W-Luton Town..Spur played 45-minutes shorthanded
..Aston Villa-Tie-Wolverhampton..1-1 tie..
..Chelsea-W-Burnley..Raheem Sterling scores in win
..Newcastle-Tie-West Ham..MoKudas score 89′ for West Ham in tie
..Nottingham Forest-Crystal Palace..0-0 tie
..Fulham-W-Sheffield..Willan key goal
..Everton-W-Bournemouth..Everton scores in 6′ for easy win

FIFA…Says it will reward 2030-World Cup to 3-countries..Spain-Uruguay-Morocco..1st time games will be played on 3-different continents

Patrick Cantlay says Ryder Cup needs to pay each player rather than paying 200,000 to ‘players charity’.

Simone Biles wins 6th World Championships in Free Style event continuing her comeback from 2-year hiatus with mental health issues

Chicago Marathon…Kenya star Kelvin Kipton sets world record running (2:00:35) time..breaking world record by (:34)

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