Best 15-Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Padres-W-Dodgers (6-4)…Eric Aybar 2R-HR..Jose Pirela HR into second deck in left field..Wil Myers (3-4) day…Padres win 3rd in a row against tired Dodgers team..San Diego now (62-77)….LA now (92-44)-but have lost 8-of-9-games..

San Diego-Cardinals…Monday Labor Day matchup..Luis Perdomo (7-8)-vs-Carlos Martinez (10-10).

Padres…Fire hitting coach Alan Zinter..9th hitting coach since 2004…Andy Green has now fired 3-of his coaches he brought win him in a year and a half….Padres last in team hitting (.223) with (1,295) strikeouts-worst in baseball.

Padres..DFA-P-Kevin Quackenbush…(7.25-ERA)
Padres..Release P-Zach Lee-was on El Paso roster


Dodgers-Arizona…Monday matchup..Rich Hill (9-6)-vs-Robbie Ray (11-5)

Dodgers..struggling Yu Darvish reworking his mechanics-delivery to take pressure off elbow…has had 3-shaky outings in a row.

Dodgers..Callup rookie OFs-Alex Verdugo-O’Koyea Dickson from AAA.

Dodgers..Activated OF-Andre Ethier from season long DL stint-back issues.


Angels-L-Texas (7-6)..Rangers bit 3HRs off starter Andrew Heaney..Halos have won 4-of-6 of late.

Angels-A’s..Monday matchup..Troy Scribner-vs-Chris Smith

Angels..Owner Arte Moreno being applauded for trade deadline deals to try and put team into wildcard playoffs.

Angels-Tigers..Acquire OF-Justin Upton-owed 88M on contract if he does not opt out…dealt away minor league P-Grayson Long.

Angels-Braves..Traded for veteran 2B-Brandon Phillips..dealing away C-Tony Sanchez.

Angels-Astros…Sold OF-Cam Maybin to Houston.



Red Sox-L-Yankees..Chase Headley-Matt Holliday-Todd Frazier all hit HRs off Chris Sale..Aarond Judge adds 2R-HR…Yankees just 3-and-half back of Bosox in AL-East

Astros-W-Mets..Cam Maybin 3R-HR…Houston now (83-53)..Mets (58-78)

Cubs-L-Braves..Rio Ruiz 3RBI for Bravges..snap Cubs 6-game win streak

Washington-L-Milwaukee..Dom Santana HR-2R-HR for Brewers

Rockies-L-Arizona..Chris Drury 2R-HR..Chris Ianetta-Kel Marte solo HRs..Rockies lost 10-of-14 and 17-of-25

Indians-W-Tigers..Jose Ramirez (5-for-5) 3RBI..Indians won 11-in row

Giants-L-Cardinals..Jose Martinez HR-RBI single..Giants lost 8-of-10.

Blue Jays-L-Orioles..Wellington Castillo 2-HRs..Mark Trumbo HR-RBI single

Pirates-W-Reds..Jody Mercer-Starlin Marte HRs for Buccos

White Sox-W-Rays..Tim Anderson 3-hits-HR-3RBI.

Royals-W-Twins..Melky Cabrera 2R-HR..Lorenzo Cain 2R-triple.

Marlins-L-Phillies..Nick Williams 2R-single in 12th

Mariners-W-A’s..Robbie Cano 4H-4RBI


(Trade Deadline Deals)

Tigers-Astros..Trade-Detroit deals ace P-Justin Verlander to Houston for 3-minor leaguers…Astros pick up 56M-owed in contract.

Cardinals-Seattle..Mariners acquire P-Mike Leake for minor leaguers..St-Louis to pay 17M left in salary.

Cubs-Seattle..Trade-Chicago acquires OF-Leonys Martin in cash deal

Red Sox-A’s…Boston buys OF-Raji Davis from Oakland

Indians-Yankees..Cleveland ships C-Eric Kratz to New York

Rockies-Texas..Colorado sends OF-Pedro Gonzalez to Rangers as final payment in Jon Lucroy trade.

White Sox-Texas…Rangers acquire P-Miguel Gonzalez fro Sox

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Scott Carroll-ex White Sox.
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Nori Aoki-ex Blue Jays
White Sox..Callup OF-Rymer Liriano-hit 17HRs in AAA
Royals..Release P-Neftali Feliz
Phillies..Release P-Casey Fien
Orioles..Callup DH-Pedro Alvarez from AAA
Orioles..DFA-P-Logan Verrett


Giants..P-Mark Melancon-elbow surgery
Tigers..P-Michael Fulmer-reinjures elbow
Texas..3B-Adrian Beltre-out 4-weeks..hamstring
Cubs..SS-Addison Russell-reinjures foot for 3rd time.
Mets..3B-David Wright-reinjures shoulder impingement on rehab
Mets..P-Zach Wheeler-stress fracture of arm-gone for year
Mets..OF-Michael Conforton-surgery-torn shoulder capsule
Mets..P-Steve Matz-surgery-compressed nerve elbow
Arizona..C-Jeff Mathis-broken hand
Arizona..SS-Nick Ahmed-broken wrist
Washington..1B-Ryan Zimmerman-shoulder
Washington..P-Max Scherzer-leg injury
Tampa Bay..P-Chris Archer-exam-forearm strain
Royals..P-Kelvin Herrera-exam-forearm tightness
Pirates..2B-Josh Harrison-x rays-hand injury-hit by pitch
Cardinals..DL-3B-Jed Gyorko-shoulder
Cardinals..P-Trevor Rosenthal-surgery-elbow
Tigers..DH-Victor Martinez-surgery-irregular heart beat
Seattle..OF-Robbie Cano-hamstring
Seattle..P-David Phelps-elbow
Indians..DL-P-Danny Salazar-elbow


Tampa Bay…C-Derek Norris suspended rest off season for involvement with domestic abuse case…forefeits 100,000-buyout of contract.



Chargers…Cut 38-players…S-Dwight Lowery..S-Craig Mager…K-Josh Lambo..DT-Ryan Carrethers..TE-Jeff Cumberland..CB-Michael Davis..QE-Jamal Jones..DT-Caraun Reid..CB-Trovon Reed..OT-Brett Boyko…WR-Geremy Davis.

Chargers..Release QB-Kellen Clemens-will likely re-sign him by Tuesday to fill the Perryman roster spot.

Chargers…Put LB-Denzel Perryman on IR-could be brought back in week 8….IR-OT-Tyreek Burwell..KR-Isiah Burse…RB-Ken Farrow..LB-Josh Perry.

Chargers..Claim FA-OG-Michael Schofield-Denver…CB-Jeff Richards-Carolina off NFL waivers.

Chargers..Resign RB-Andre Williams..CB-Mike Davis..DE-Whitney Richardson to developmental squad.

Chargers..say WR-Mike Williams will not practice for another two weeks even though he was activated from PUP list…Likely out till week 4-of NFL regular season.


(Trades)…25 Trades made at deadline

Seattle-Jets..Seattle deals WR-Jevon Kearse and #2 draft pick to New York for DT-Sheldon Richardson.

Seattle-Minnesota..Seahawks deal CB-Tremayne Brock to Vikings for draft pick.

Seattle-New England…Acquire LB-Justin Coleman from Patriots for draft pick.

Seattle-New England..Seahawks deal DE-Csassdis Marsh to Pats for pick.

Seattle-Chiefs…Seattle picks up OT-Isiah Battle from Chiefrs for pick.

Patriots-Colts..New England deals QB-Jacoby Brissett to Indy for WR-Philip Dorsett.

Patriots-Bengals..New England picks up CB-Marquise Flowers for pick

Ravens-Arizona..Baltimore acquires OT-Tony Bergstrom for pick.

Ravens-Jaguars..Baltimore picks up C-Luke Bowanko from Jags for pick.

Carolina-Bills..Panthers trade WR-Kaelani Clay to Bills for WR-Kevon Seymour.

Carolina-Dallas..Panthers send CB-Bene Bewikere to Dallas for pick.

Denver-Atlanta..Broncos send OT-Ty Sambrailo to Falcons for pick.

Lions-Patriots..Detroit ships CB-Johnson Badenosi to Pats for pick.

Chiefs-Houston..KC deals DT-David King to Texans for pick.

Washington-Rams..Redskins send TE-Derek Carrier to Rams for pick.

Steelers-Browns..Pittsburgh deals WR-Sammie Coates to Browns for pick.

Steelers-Giants..NY acquires CB-Russ Cockrell for pick.

Steelers-49ers..Pittsburgh acquires TE-Vance McDonald for pick

Steelers-Tampa Bay…Pittsburgh picks up S-JJ Wilcox from Bucs

Chiefs-Browns..KC deals for Browns C-Cam Erving.

Chiefs-Bills..Buffalo trades LB-Reggie Raglund to KC for pick.

49ers-Lions..SF picks up OG-Lake Tomlinson from Lions for pick

Colts-Jets..Indy deals LB-Tom Hennessey to NY for pick

Eagles-Seattle..Seahawks acquire LS-John Dornboss from Philadelphia

Jets-Eagles..NY acquires CB-Terrance Brooks from Philadelphia

Jets-Colts..NY sends CB-Ron Martin to Indianapolis for pick.

Packers-Cowboys..Green Bay deals DE-Jayrone Elliott to Cowboys


(Free Agent Deals)

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-S-TJ Ward-ex Broncos
Denver..Sign FA-QB-Brock Osweiler-ex Browns
Jets..Sign FA-DE-Cony Ealey-ex Patriots.
Steelers..Sign FA-CB-Joe Haden-ex Browns
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Mike Jones-ex Redskins..CB-Pierre Desir-ex Lions
Washington..Sign FA-OT-TJ Cummings-ex Vikings
Eagles..Sign FA-DE-Jake Metz-ex Bills
Packers..Sign FA-LB-Ahmed Brooks-ex 49ers
Miami..Sign FA-K-Cody Parker-ex Browns
Bears..Sign FA-RB-Taquan Mizell-ex Ravens
Bears..Sign FA-LS-Jeff Overbaugh-ex Broncos
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Audie Cole-ex-Jaguars
Bucs..Sign FA-CB-Mehdi Abdemeid-ex-Jets
Denver..Sign FA-DT-Jim Beam-ex Raiders
Houston..Sign FA-RB-Jordan Todman-ex Jets
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Tay Wright-ex Eagles
Rams..Sign FA-DT-Tyrunn Walker-ex Broncos
Dallas..Sign FA-DE-Brian Price-ex Packers


(Roster Cuts) 1,100 players released from NFL teams-Cutdown to 53.

Arizona..RB-Chris Johnson…LB-Scooby Wright..QB-Trevor Knight.
Atlanta..QB-Matt Simms..TE-Daniel Brunskill..OT-Kevin Graft
Baltimore..KR-Keenan Reynolds..OG-Jeremy Zuttah..TE-Larry Donnell
Bills..WR-Rod Streater-Jeremy Butler..RB-Jon Williams

Carolina..QB-Joe Webb..P-Andy Lee..LB-Ben Boulware
Chicago..WR-Victor Cruz..LB-Kelvin Sheppard..K-Rob Aguayo..RB-Jeremy Langford
Cincinnati..DE-Wallace Gilberry..OT-Eric Winston

Cleveland..QB-Brock Osweiler..CB-Joe Haden..K-Cody Parker..DE-Desmond Bryant
Dallas..RB-Ronnie Hillman..QB-Kellen Moore..QB-Luke McCoun..DT-Ced Thornton
Denver..S-TJ Ward..RB-Stevan Ridley;;;..OG-Mike Schofield.

Detroit..FB-Mike Asiata..QB-Brad Kaaya..TE-Tim Wright
Green Bay..QB-Taysom Hill..QB-Joe Callahan..WR-Max McCaffrey
Houston..LB-Sio Moore..OG-David Quessenberry…K-Nick Novak..QB-Brandon Weeden

Indianapolis..LB-Akeem Ayers…LB-Sean Spence..P-Jeff Locke..C-Brian Schwenke
Jacksonville..LB-Andrew Gachkar..LB-Akeem Dent
Kansas City..TE-Gavin Escobar..RB-CJ Spiller..DE-Cam Thomas…LB-Josh Mauga

Miami..DT-Lawrence Okoye..OG-Kraig Urban..K-Andrew Franks
Minnesota..OG-Alex Boone..OT-TJ Cummings.
New England..RB-Brandon Bolden..C-Ted Karres

New Orleans..OT-Khalief Barnes..LB-Mike Mauti..DT-Tony McDaniel..QB-Ryan Nassib..DE-Jason Jones..LB-Dannelle Ellerby
NYGiants..S-Erik Pinkens..P-Mike Nugent..QB-Josh Johnson
NYJets…LB-Spencer Paysinger..OC-Craig Watt..WR-Marquess Wilson..DT-Devin Still

Raiders..CB-Jelani Jenkins..TE-Pharo Brown..LB-IK Enemkpali
Philadelphia..QB-Matt McGloin..OG-Darrell Green..WR-Greg Ward..CB-Ron Brooks
Pittsburgh..RB-Knile Davis..RB-Fitz Toussaint..CB-Senquez Golson

Rams..QB-Dan Orlovsky..LB-Andy Mulumba ..WR-KD Cannon
49ers..QB-Matt Barkley..WR-Jeremy Kerley..RB-Tim Hightowner..WR-Luis Murphy..RB-Kapri Bibbs..LB-Shane Skov
Seattle..DT-Ahtyba Rubin..QB-Trevone Boykin..RB-Alex Collins..FB-Marcel Reese

Tampa Bay..RB-Jeremy McNichols..DE-George Johnson..TE-Josh Huff
Tennessee..KR-Eric Seems..TE-Jace Amaro
Washington..RB-Mike Jones…S-Will Blackmon…QB-Nate Sudfeld.



Patriots..lose WR-Julian Edelman..KR-Cyrus Jones for year with knee injuries.

Chiefs..RB-Spencer Ware-IR-two torn knee ligaments.
Lions..DT-Jordan Hill-IR-torn bicep
Dallas..LB-Anthony Hitchens-knee

Denver..QB-Paxton Lynch-out 5W-shoulder..IR-LB-Shane Ray
Houston..RB-Alfred Blue-high ankle sprain
Carolina..RB-Curtis Samuel-ankle

Vikings..QB-Taylor Heincke-concussion
49ers..OG-Josh Garnett-knee surgery..RB-Joe Williams-knee
Titans..LB-Kevin Todd-hip..IFR-WR-Tajae Sharp

Saints..TE-Clay Harbor-knee
Bengals..IR-RB-Ced Peerman-shoulder
Jets..DT-Leonard Williams-wrist..CB-Mo Claiborne-shoulder

Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor-TJ Yates-concussions
Bears..IR-WR-Cam Meredith-knee
Redskins..IR-DT-Phil Taylor-quad..LB-Su’a Cravens retires

Seattle..IR-OT-George Fant-knee..CB-Marcus Cromartie-shoulder
Giants..IR-LB-Mark Herzlich..S-Duke Ihenacho
Saints..IR-TE-John Phillips

Vikings..PUP-QB-Ted Bridgewater-knee..IR-DE-Datone Jones-DT-Shareef Floyd.
Colts..IR-S-Earl Wolff..CB-Chris Culliver
Miami..IR-CB-Tony Lippett..LB-Racheon McMillan

Jaguars..IR-TE-Mychael Rivera
Bears..IR-DE-Lamarr Houston-RB-KaDeem Carey
Carolina..IR-CB-Teddy Williams..OT-D

Ravens..IR-CB-Brandon Boykin
Arizona..IR-WR-Aaron Dobson
Chiefs..PUP-DE-Tamba Hali
Rams..PUP-RB-Lance Dunbar


(NFL Notes)

Dallas..Decision due Tuesday on Ezekiel Elliott domestic abuse suspension…25-hours of testimony taken by arbitrator Harold Henderson

NFL Union..Files for injunction against Roger Goodell 6-game suspension….says appeal hdaring did not include report from NFL investigator questioning credibility of Tiffany Thompson-ex girlfriend….she was not allowed to testify in appeal hearing

Miami..NFL investigating WR-Jarvis Landry-possible domestic abuse case.

Steelers..Contract extensions thru 2020 for GM-Kevin Colbert..Coach Mike Tomlin.

Steelers..RB-Le’Veon Bell ends 7-week holdout-reported to camp on Friday-signing (12.1M) franchise tag deal.

Rams..Meet twice last week with DE-Aaron Donald…his holdout moves into 8th week…still no solution as of Sunday night on re-doing of his contract.

Houston..Flood relief fund led by JJ Watt raises 14M-in 96 hours…Watt puts 1M into fund himself…Texans owner Bob McNair…Patriots owner Robert Kraft amongst owners putting 1M into fund….

Cincinnati..LB-Vontaze Burfect his with 3G-suspension for brutal hit on defenseless receiver…loses 529,000 in game checks

Bills..Announce will induct RB-Cookie Gilchrist-AFL star into Wall of Fame…led AFL in rushing…2X-MVP

Lions..Give QB-Matthew Stafford (5Y-92M) extension..50M-guaranteed

Dallas..WR-Dez Bryant says it’s time NFL players become role models.

Green Bay..ex-Packers DT-John Jerry-arrested-Florida..possession 28-grams of painkillers.

Arizona..Erect statue to honor S-Pat Tillman-outside stadium.

Fox TV…criticized by Animal Rights Groups for hiring Michael Vick as analyst.

Hall of Fame..announce Jerry Kramer-Robert Brazile will go on ballot in senior category…Bobby Beathard in the contributor category.

Chargers..Dan Fouts says NFL and team should be embarrassed playing in a 27,000-seat soccer stsadium.

Cleveland..ex-Browns WR-Josh Gordon re-enters drug rehab center..has been suspended 2-years.

CFL..Hamilton Ti-Cats…Kent Austin steps down as head coach after (0-8) start….June Jones-ex Falcons coach takes over…Team rescinds job offer to disgraced Baylor coach Art Briles….Ti Cats workout QB-Johnny Manziel-meet twice to discuss ‘futures contract’…no deal yet.


(College Football)

Aztecs-W-Cal Davis…RB-Rashaad Penney (197R)..61-TD run..QB-Christian Chapman (221P-2TD)..Defense 3-takeaways-1 sack..SDSU (513Y) offense

USD-W-Western New Mexico..(34-20)..QB-Anthony Lawrence (187P-2TD)..Torerors get outgunned (506-338)..survived QB-Javia Hall (464Y-3TD) passing day..WR-DeAngelo Bowie (19R-272Y) in receptions for Western New Mexico.


USC-W-Western Michigan (49-31)..RB-Ron Jones (159R)..QB-Sam Darnold (289P)…Trojans (521Y-357Y) played in 99-degree heat.

UCLA-Texas AM..

Washingto-W-Rutgers..QB-Jake Browning (284P-2TD)..Dante Pettis 61Y-PR-TD

Colorado-W-Colorado State..RB-Phil Lindsey (140Y) rushing..Rams hurt by 4-big offensive penalties in game

Arizona State-W-New Mexico State..QB-Manny Wilkens (300P-2TD)…survive Aggies (549Y) offense and 7-QB sacks

Arizona-W-Northern Arizona..Wildcats (506Y) total offense

Utah-W-North Dakota..QSB-Ty Huntley (227P) in lst start.

Oregon-W-Southern Utah..Ducks score 77P in opening win…QB-Justin Herbert (271P)…RB-Royce Freeman (150R)

Oregon State-W-Portland State..Beavers defense 3-takeaways

Cal-W-North Carolina..QB-Ross Bowers (363P-4TD) in 1st start..Bears defense 3-picks in big win at Chapel Hill.

Washington State-W-Montana State..QB-Luke Falk (311P-3TD)

Stanford..Bye week

(Mountain West Conference)

Boise State-W-Troy State..QB-Brett Rypien (160Y) passing
Air Force-W-VMI..Falcons (457Y) rushing vs Keydets..(62-0) win
Wyoming-L-Iowa..Hawkeyes intercept Josh Allen twice
Nevada-L-Northwestern..QB-Clay Thorson (352P-2TD)
San Jose-W-Cal Poly..QB-Montel Aaron (183P-3TD)
New Mexico-W-Abilene Christian..QB-Lamar Jordan (285APY)
UNLV-L-Howard..Caylon Newton (330APY) in upset win
Fresno-W-Incarnate Word..QB-Chason Vigil (246P-2TD) in 66-0- win
Utah State-L-Wisconsin..Badgers 3-interceptions QB-Kent Myers
Hawaii-Western Carolina..
Colorado State-L-Colorado..2-Rams TDs wiped out by pass interference penalties.


(Top 25)

1-Alabama-W-Florida State..Halen Hurts 53Y-TD pass…Tide defense blocks punt..recovers kickoff return fumble..2-interceptions..Seminoles QB-DeOndrie Francois (210P-2TD) but suffers knee injury.

2-Ohio State-bye week
4-USC-W-Western Michigan..RB-Ron Jones (159R)
5-Clemson-W-Kent State..Tigers (665Y) offense vs Flashes

6-Penn State-W-Akron..RB-Saquon Barkley (226APY)
7-Olahoma-W-UTEP..QB-Baker Mayfield (329P-3TD)..OU (697Y) offense
8-Washington-W-Rutgers..QB-Jake Browning (284P)

9-Wisconsin-W-Utah State..Badgers 3-interceptions.
10-Oklahoma State-W-Tulsa..QB-Mason Rudolph (303P-3TD)
11-Michigan-W-17-Florida…Wolverines (433-192) offense edge

12-Auburn-W-Georgia Southern..RB-Kerryon Johnson (136R)
13-LSU-W-BYU…Derrious Grice (122R-2TD)
14-Stanford-bye week

15-Georgia-W-Appalachian State..Nick Chubb (96R-2TD)
16-Louisville-W-Purdue..QB-Lamar Jacksons (485APY)
18-Miami-W-Bethune Cookman..QB-Kalik Rosier (217P-3TD)

19-South Florida-W-Stony Brook..QB-Quinton Flowers (186P-2TD)
20-Kansas State-W-Central Arkansas..QB-Jess Ertz (333P-4TD)
21-Virginia Tech-22-West Virginia

23-Texas-L-Maryland..Terps (482Y) offense in win in Austin
24-Washington State-W-Montana State..QB-Luke Falk (311P-3TD
25-Tennessee-Georgia Tech


Baylor-L-Liberty…1AA-Flames come into Waco and win (48-45)..QB-Steven Calvert (447Y) passing in upset win.

St Johns-Minnesota-W-St Scholastica (95-0) in Division III game…Johnnies had (560-62) advantage in offense.



Houston…Rockets owner Les Alexander pledges 10M in flood relief aid to his city….G-James Hardin donates 1M

Lakers..Fined 500,000 for tampering with Indiana Pacers G-Paul George..GM-Rob Pelinka made illegal contact with agent.

Boston-Cleveland..Celtics send additional 2nd round draft pick to Cavs along with #1-Jae Crowder and Isiah Thomas to complete Kyrie Irving trade.

New Orleans..C-Solomon Hill to miss 4-months-hamstring surgery
Charlotte..G-Cam Payne to miss 4-months-refractured foot
Suns..G-Brandon Knight-to miss year with knee surgery

Portland..Release F-Andrew Nicholson
Milwaukee..Release..C-Spencer Hawes
Spurs..Sign FA-G-London Marrante-Virginia
New Orleans-Bulls..Pelicans trade G-Quincy Poindexter to Chicago for F-Ator Majok
Knicks..F-Cleanthony Earl signs to play in Greece.



NJ Devils..Win bidding war for college FA-D-Will Butcher-Denver University
Colorado..Sign FA-college C-Andrew Kerfoot-Harvard

Vancouver..Sign FA-RW-Thomas Vanek-Florida
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-Ryan White-ex Minnesota
Minnesota..Sign FA-D-Ryan Malone-ex Rangers-Penguins
Montreal..Sign FA-RW-Martin Reway-Czech Republic
Red Wings..Sign FA-F-David Booth-ex Leafs
Kings..Sign FA-D-Chris Lee-played in KHL last year
Colorado..Sign FA-D-Jared Cowan-ex Ottawa-Leafs
Winnipeg..Sign FA-F-Matt Hendricks-ex Oilers
Dallas.s.Sign FA-F-Tanner Glass=ex-Rangers
New Jersey..Sign FA-F-Jim Hayes-ex Boston

Ducks..D-Simon Despres-signs to play in KHL-Russia
Arizona..D-Shane Down announces retirement after 21-career.

Calgary..In contact with FA-veterans Jerome Iginla-Jaromir Jagr



US Open Tennis…moves into 2nd week with top ranked men Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal heading to quarterfinals…Maria Sharapova blows lead-loses 2nd-3rd set-eliminated by Ana Sevastova….Venus Williams grinds thru 3-set win over Carla Navarro.

US Open..Expels Italian player Fabio Fognini from tourney…faces suspension from future Grand Slam Events and 250,000-fine for abuse of officials…called women umpire a ‘whore’ during obscenity laced argument in 3rd round.

Serena Williams…gives birth to baby girl in Florida.

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor…Fight was viewed by 4.4M people nationwide…Mayweather won dominant 10-round TKO bout.

Soccer..Paris Ste Germain pays (216M) to land teenage soccer star Kylian Mbappe from Monaco…last month paid (record 262M) to acquire Neymar from FC-Barcelona.

USA-L-Costa Rica (2-0) in World Cup qualifier…first time lost to Costa Rica on US soil in 37-years…US plays Honduras in must-win game on Tuesday on road…Bruce Arena (9-1-6) since taking over as coach

PGA..Golfer Jimmy Walker off tour with Lyme disease issues.

Golf..TPC-Boston…Monday rain delayed final round…Justin Thomas-Marc Leishman tied (-12)…Paul Casey (-11)….Jordan Spieth (-10)

Golf-LPGA…Portland Open..Stacy Lewis wins tourney-then donates entire check to Houston relief flood…Sponsor KMPG matches donation.

NASCAR…Darlington 500…Denny Hamlin blows lead by missing pit entrance with 45-laps to go…Martin Truex takes lead…then hits wall as tire goes down…Hamlin chases him down and takes lead with 3-laps left and wins.

Indy Car..Grand Prix-Watkins Glen…Alex Rossi outruns Scott Dixon over final 14-laps to win in upstate NY.

Formula 1…Grand Prix-Italy…Lewis Hamilton wins from the pole and retakes point lead from Sebastian Vettle…Vettle comes home third


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