Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Chargers-Cowboys…Monday Night Football…Bolts (2-2) coming off bye week…Cowboys (3-2) but battered last week by 49ers..
..QB-Justin Herbert faces 2nd ranked NFL pass defense (15-sacks-11-turnover)
..DE-Joey Bosa likely out-continued toe injury
..RB-Austin Ekeler returns from high ankle sprain in week 1
..Matchup of Off Coord-Kellen Moore against his former Cowboys team

Chargers…CBS analyst Bill Cowher calls Coach Brandon Staley ‘reckless’ with his failed gambling play calls putting team at risk of losing games this season.

49ers-L-Browns (19-17),,,Jake Moody misses 2FGs in game..Niners comeback attempt falters..SF (6-0) start ends…QB-Brock Purdy (12-0) streak as starter snapped..Purdy (125P-TD-Int-3 Sacks)…Niners lost Christian McCaffrey-oblique and Deebo Samuels-shoulder…Browns 3rd string QB-PJ Walkeer (192P-0TD-2Int)..Dustin Holkins 2FGs-Browns..

Ravens-W-Titans (24-16)..Justin Tucker 6FGs for Baltimore..QB-Lamar Jackson (286APY) in win…Ryan Tannehill (76P) for anemic Titans..

Falcons-L-Washington. (24-16)…..Sam Howell (161-3TD-5 sacks) in Washington win…Atlanta QB-Desmond Ridder (301P-2TD-3Int) in loss.

Vikings-W-Bears (17-13)..QB-Kirk Cousins (181P-TD)…Jordan Hicks 46TD-fumble recovery in win…Bears QB-Justin Field (56P-Int-4 sacks)..left hand injury..

Seattle-L-Cincinnati ..(17-13)…QB-Joe Burrows (185P-2TD)….Seattle QB-Geno Smith (323P-2Int) in low scoring game.i..

Miami-W-Carolina (42-21)…Tua Tagovailoa (262P-3TD)…RB-Rahemm Mostert (161R)..WR-Tyreek Hill (6R-163Y)..QB-Bryce Young (217P-TD-4 sacks) in loss..

Jaguars-W-Colts…(37-20)..Jags defense 3-interceptions…QB-Trevor Lawrence (181P-2TD)…QB-Gardneer Minshew (3Int-Fumble-3 sacks-(329P) in lopsided loss.

Saints-L-Houston (20-13)…Derek Carr (353P-TD-Int) in Saints loss..QB-CJ Stroud (199P-2TD) in win..

Raiders-W-Patriots (21-17)..Daniel Carlson 4FGs….Brian Hoyer (122P) off the bench…Jim Garoppolo (162P) before back injury..Pats QB-Mac Jones (200P)..Patriots drop to (1-5)..

Rams-W-Arizona..(26-19)..RB-Ky Williams )(158R)..QB-Matthew Stafford (226P)…WR-Cooper Kupp (7R-148Y) in win…Cards QB-Josh Dobbs (238P-47R) in loss..

Eagles-L-Jets. (20-14)..Jets defense 3-interceptions of Jalen Hurts…QB-Zach Wilson (186P) in NY second win in a row..RB-Breece Hall 8Y-TD run late….

Lions-W-Tampa Bay (20-6)…Jared Goff (353Y) passing..2TD…..

Bills-Giants…The Giants led (6-0) at halftime at Press Time…Josh Allen 2-interceptions in game…Giants blew a play at 1-yard line-not score TD right before the half as clock ran out…Monday Night Football…NY-QB-Daniel Jones-out with neck strain…Bills RB-Damian Harris hospitalized with neck issue

49ers..RB-Chistian McCaffrey..oblique..WR-Deebo Samuels-shoulder
Bears..QB-Justin Hand-sprained hand-wrist
Vikings..WR-Justin Jefferson-out 6W-hamstring
Jets..CB-Sauce Gardner-post concussion syndrome
Bears..IR-RB-Khalil Herbert-ankle
Jets..IR-LB-Justin Hardee-knee
Eagles..S-Darius Slay-ankle issue
Washington..Activate DE-Efi Obada from IR
Eagles..Activate CB-Brad Robey
Jacksonville..Activae DE-Dawuan Smott
Giants..CB-Adoree Jackson-neck injury
Titans..WR-Chris Moore-concussion

(Roster Moves)

Denver..Release DE-Frank Clark..could be headed back to Chiefs
Carolina..Put S-Jeremy Chinn on trade block
(NFL Notes)

49ers..TE-George Kittle-fined (13,659-wearing obscene Tee shirt vs Dallas
Carolina..NFL suspends LB-Damian Wilson 4-games for assault case

You Tube TV..Sold (1.3M) subscriptions for NFL Sunday Ticket…a bit ahead of Direct TV figures…but needed (4.5M) subscribers to break even.
(College Football)

Aztecs-W-Hawaii (41-34)…SDSU snaps 4-game losing streak
..SDSU defense 4-takeaways incuding 3-bumble recoveries
..SDSU lost (17-0) lead..survived interception-fumble-missed field goal
..SDSU gave up ‘chunk plays’ 62-72-75Y
..QB-Jalen Mayden (274P) all purpose yards
..WR-Mehki Shaw 69Y-TD pass
..Hawaii QB-Brayden Schraeger (427P-3TD) in loss

USD-L-Marist…(30-16)..Toreors lost 6-fumbles in rain…gave up 99Y-TD-interception..blown punt results in safety…USD now (1-5)
(Pac 12)

Washington-W-Oregon (36-33)..Huskies QB-Michael Penix (302P-4TD)..WR-RoneOduze (8R-128Y)…Bo Nix (337P-2TD).WR-Trey Franklin (8R-154Y) in classic shootout..Both teams had goal line stands…Oregon missed game tying FG on final play of game…Ducks (541Y) in loss..Huskies (415Y) in win.

USC-L-Notre Dame (48-20)…Irish defense 5-takeaways-6QB sacks in dominant second half…Jadarius Price 99Y-KR-TD for Irish….Irish fumble recovery for TD….QB-Caleb Williams held (199Y) passing in loss

UCLA-L-Oregon State (36-24)..Beavers defense 3-interceptions-5 sacks…QB-DJ Uiagalelei (255P-2TD) for OSU..Beavers 67Y-TD-interceptions..QB-Dante Moore-held (165P)

Utah-W-Cal (34-14)..RB-Sione Vaki (158R) Utes
Arizona-W-Washington State..QB-Noah Fafita (342P)
Stanford-W-Colorado (46-43)..Buffs blew (29-0) lead..QB-Shadeur Sanders (400P-5TD) in loss..CU (17P-121Y) in loss
(Mountain West)

Fresno-W-Utah State (37-22)..QB-Logan Fife (291P-TD)..RB-Mal Sherrod (131R)…Aggies QB-Cooper Legas (363P-3TD) in loss

UNLV-W-Nevada (45-27)..Rebels now (5-1)..QB-Jaylen Malave (259P-2TD)
San Jose-W-New Mexico (52-24)..RB-Kairee Robison 4TDs-rushing..
Air Force-W-Wyoming (34-27)..JL Eldridge 58TD-run late 4th Q..AFA (6-0)
Boise-W-Colorado State (30-17)..RB-Ashton Jeanty (211R-3TD)-Broncos win
(Top 10)

1-Georgia-W-Vanderbilt..RB-Daijun Edwards (146R)-Bulldogs
2-Michigan-W-Indiana..QB-JJ McCarthy (222P=3TD)
3-Ohio State-W-Purdue..QB-Kyle McCord (276P-3TD)-Buckeyes
4-Florida State-W-Syracuse..QB-Jordan Travis (284P-3TD)
6-Penn State-W-U Mass..Lions 2-TDs-Punt Returns in 63-0 route
7-Washington-W-Oregon..Combined (956Y) in offense
10-USC-L-Notre Dame..Irish defens 5-takeaways-6 QB sacks in blowout win
(College Football Notes)

AP Poll…1-Georiga..2-Michigan..3-Ohio State..4-Florida State..5-Washington..7-Oklahoma..7-Penn State..8-Texas..9-Ooregon…10-North Carolina…USC fell to 11th..Oregon State climbed to 12th….Air Force enters poll first time-22nd

Georgia..Star TE-Brock Bowers-serious ankle injury


Astros-Rangers…Game 1-ALCS…Rangers led (2-0 in 7th at Press Time…Leody Taveras solo HR for Rangers…Jordan Montgomery out dueling Justin Verlander in first game of the series.

Houston-Texas…Game 2-Monday…Framber Valdez-vs-Nathan Eovaldi


Phillies-Arizona..Game 1-NLCS-Monday..Zach Wheeler-vs-Zac Gallen


Texas..P-Max Scherzer cleared to return after shoulder rehab
Milwaukee..P-Brandon Woodruff will miss 2024-season-shoulder capsult surgery
(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Sign FA-P-Kalil Orb-ex Red Sox
A’s..Outright P-James Kaprelian-to AAA roster
(MLB Notes)

Cardinals..Discuss brining Yadier Molina in as bench coach
Giants..Interview 3B-coach Mark Hallberg for Giants managerial job
Washington..Hire Brad Ciolek-Director Scouting-ex Orioles
Braves..Vote confidence manager Brian Snitker despite 1st round playoffs loss
Boston..will interview Mike Hill-ex Miami for vacant GM job
Boston..want permission to interview Dodgers Assistant GM-Josh Byrnes

Lakers-L-Milwaukee. (108-97)..Giannis Antetockoumpo (16P)…Damian Lillard (14P) on 3-of-10 shootihg in Bucks win…Anthony Davis (16P) LA…LeBron James did not play in ..Sunday preseason game

Lakers-L-Golden state (129-125)-Friday..Jon Kuminga (26P)..Warriors hit 17-3s

76ers..G-James Harden-Cannot repair relationship with front office..lost trust in leadership…’had every right to opt in contract and ask for a trade

Spurs..C-Victor Wembanyama (23P-4R-4A-3-Blocked shots) Saturday win
Atlanta..Sign FA-G-David Singleton-ex UCLA

Boston..Hire Jeff Van Gundy as consultant-ex ESPN analyst-head coach
Doc Rivers..29-years in coaching…’needed to step aside from coaching’

Gulls-W-Ontario Reign (6-4)…Gulls win 2nd straight road game..G-Callie Clang 35-saves….Pavol Ragenda scores 3rd goal of season…Joel Perrault scores 2nd of year….-Sunday AHL action

Gulls-W-Ontario (4-1)-Friday season opener…Veteran G-Alex Alex Stalock (40-saves)…Pavol Regenda 2-goals

Ducks-Carolina…Rookie D-Pavel Mintyuiov…Sam Carrick scored lst period goals…Ducks led (3-0) at Press Time….Sunday game

Ducks-L-Las Vegas (4-1)..Friday opener…Knights score 2-power play goals..38-shots on goal

Kings-L-Carolina (5-3)-Saturday..Hurricane scores 3-goals in 9-minute span

Kings..F-Viktor Arvidsson facing possible back surgery
San Jose..F-Mikael Granlund-hip surgery

Colorado..Sign F-Deon Towes (7Y-49M) extension
Ottawa..F-Shawn Pinto leaves team-still unsinged restricted free agent
Ottawa..Attempting to pull off trade to clear salary cap space to sign Pinto
Vancouver..Put F-Conor Garland on trade block-salary cap problems
Red Wings..Callup F-Zach Aston-Reese

..Teams USA-L-Germany (3-1) in friendly..Christian Pulisic scores USA…Germany scored in 58-61′ to blow game open…USA too many defensive breakdowns on back end

Forbes Magazine..reports on highest paid soccer stars
..Cristiano Ronaldo (260M)
..Lionel Mesie (135M)
..Neymar (112M)
..Ky Mbappe (80M)
..Erling Haaland (58M)
(Auto Racing)
..NASCAR-Las Vegas 400….Kyle Larson used 2-quality pit stops to get to lead and held off Christoper Bell the rest of the winning the Battle of 8-race in points championship

Formula 1…Off weekend

Mary Lou Retton..Former Olympic gymnastic star making progressin recovery from acute pneumonia…Olympic athletes raised 375,000-in two days to help pay her medical bills.

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