Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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…..(College Football)…..

San Diego State-W-Stanford (20-17)….Aztecs survive 22-minute lighting delay at end of game…Christian Chapman throws game winning TD pass (:54) left for come from behind win…Chapman (21-29) 187…RB-Rashaad Penny (175R)…SDSU defense 4-sacks-3-takeaways…Chocked off QB-Keller Chryst (9-19) passing..Chapman survived 6-QB sacks..Cardinal RB-Bryce Love (184R)..had runs of 47-51-53 and 2TDs…SDSU now (3-0)..first time in school history has beaten two PAC-10-12 teams in school history….Aztecs win 1st game against ‘ranked’ Power 5-Conference teams after going (0-30)…SDSU now (6-56) vs ranked teams since1981….fans rushed the field after victory….Aztecs move into the rankings for first time this season..ranked 22nd

USC-W-Texas (27-25)-2OT..Casey McGrath kicks 33Y-FG to tie game force overtime..34Y-FG win game in overtime..QB-Sam Darnold (397-3TD)..Trojans go to (3-0).

UCLA-L-Memphis (48-45)…Tigers QB-Riley Ferguson (398P-6TD) in see-saw game…Tim Hart took interception back 60Y for TD..Bruins QB-Josh Rosen (463P-4TD-2 interceptions)…Bruins now (2-1)

USD-L-Princeton (27-17)…Torrerors lose 2-fumbles early that turn into TDs..Princeton QB-Chad Kanoff (352P-3TD)…Tigers (9-18) on 3rd downs.


(Mountain West)

Boise-W-NMexico (28-14)..QB-Montell Cozart (137P-71R) for Broncos
Air Force-L-Michigan (29-13)..Wolverine (190R)
Wyoming-L-Oregon (49-13)..RB-Royce Freeman (159R)..Cowboys QB-Josh Allen (9-24) passing
Colorado State-L-Alabama (41-23)..Jalen Hurts (351APY)..Rams QB-Nick Stevens (247P)
Fresno-L-Washington (48-16)..Huskies QB-Jake Browning (255P-2TD)
Utah State-L-Wake Forest (46-10)..Deacons (588Y) offense
Nevada-L-Idaho State (3028)..Bengals QB-Tanner Gueller (269P-2TD)
San Jose-L-Utah (54-16)..Utes QB-Ty Huntley (341P-4TD)



USC-W-Texas (27-24) 2OT..Sam Darnold (397P-3TD)
UCLA-L-Memphis (48-45)..Riley Ferguson 6TDs..Josh Rosen (463-4TD)
Washington-W-Fresno (48-16)..Jake Browning (255P-4TD)
Washington St-W-Oregon St (52-23)..QB-Luke Falk (396P-6TD)
Oregon-W-Wyoming (49-13)..RB-Royce Freeman (159R-3TD)
ASU-L-Texas Tech (52-45)..Raiders QB-Nick Shimonek (543P-6TD)
Arizona-W-UTEP (63-16)..Cats (326R)
Cal-W-Ole Miss (27-16)..Bears defense 3-interceptions
Colorado-W-NColorado (41-21)..Buffs QB-Steve Montez (357P-4TD)
Utah-W-San Jose (54-16)..Utes (501Y) offense
Stanford-L-San Diego State (20-17)..Aztecs win final (:54)


(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-W-Colorado State..QB-Jalen Hurts (248P-103R)
2-Oklahoma-W-Tulane..QB-Baker Mayfield (331P-4TD)
3-Clemson-W-Louisville..QB-Kelly Bryant (316P)..Tigers (267R)
4-USC-W-Texas..K-Casey McGrath 2FGs-tie-then-win in 2OT
5-Penn State-W-Georgia State..QB-Trace McSorley (309P-4TD)
6-Washington-Fresno State..Jake Browning (255P-2TD)
7-Michigan-W-Air Force..Quinn Norden 5FG
8-Ohio State-W-Army..QB-JT Barrett (270P)..RB-JR Dobbins (172R)
9-Oklahoma State-W-Pitt..QB-Mason Rudolph (497P-5TD)
10-Wisconsin-W-BYU..RB-Jon Taylor (178R)


(College Notes)

AP Poll…1-Alabama..2-Clemson..3-Ohio State..4-Penn State..5-USC…6-Oklahoma State..7-Washington..8-Michigan..9-Wisconsin…10-Ohiio State

Nebraska..Mike Riley under fire-Huskers lose to Northern Illinois
Kansas..Lose at Ohio U..Jayhawks lost 42-road games in a row
Baylor..Off to (0-3) start in the post Article Briles era
BYU..QB-Tanner Mangum-out 4W-ankle

San Diego..SDCCU pays 500,000-for 2Y-naming rights deal stadium.
Youngstown State..DB-Ma’lik Richardson files for injunction to be allowed to play after petition drive led school to redshirt him..Richardson was involved in high school gang rape in 2013 in Steubenville, Ohio-did 14 months in juvenile jail.

Penn State..Jeff Sandusky-son of disgraced coach Jerry Sandusky-pleads guilty 14-counts child pornography-sexual misconduct-with 15-16 year olds..faces 6Y-prison



Chargers-L-Miami (19-17)…Rookie K-Young Koo misses 41Y-FG early..then game winning 44Y-FG with (:05)…Bolts blow 4th quarter lead-lose home opener….Jay Cutler rallies Dolphins in second half-finishes with (231P-TD)..RB-Jay Ajayi (122Y) rushing…Jarvis Landry 13-receptions…Miami K-Cody Parkey kicks 4FG including 54Y-game winner with (:54) left…Chargers wasted (331Y) passing day Philip Rivers…TE-Antonio Gates catches NFL record 112th career touchdown…Chargers rushed for only (44Y)…Melvin Gordon (9C-13Y).

Chargers…Game was not sold out..just over 25,381 showed up…strong Miami fan turnout also at Stub Hub Center…Bolts have lost 27-of-37 games dating back 2-years…and are (1-12) in one touchdown games since beginning of 2016-season…Red hot Kansas City comes in next weekend.

Chargers..Lose OT-Joe Barksdale late in game with foot-toe injury

Chargers..LB-Melvin Ingram hit with (24,809) fine for helmet hit last week

Chargers..Activate CB-Michael Davis from developmental squad

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn questioned for rushing CB-Jason Verrett back on field…played only 2-series in preseason…then played 63-snaps in opening game loss in Denver…knee problems have resurfaced.

Chargers…Angry San Diego fans spent 10,000 for electronic scoreboard mocking Owner Dean Spanos..Commissioner Roger Goodell and LA market….Plane flies banner over Stub Hub Center calling Dean Spanos ‘worst owner’ in NFL..



Chiefs-W-Eagles (27-20)..RB-Kareem Hunt scores on 53Y-TD run..Travis Kelce on 15Y-TD-shovel pass..Alex Smith throws for (251P)…survived 4QB-sacks…Chris Jones 3-sacks and interception…Eagles QB-Carson Went (333-2TD-Int-5QB sacks).

Denver-W-Dallas (42-17)..Aqib Talib 103Y-TD interceptions..Trevor Siemian (231P-4TD)..CJ Anderson (118R)…Broncos put up (380Y) in road win…Dak Prescott 2-intercetpions-2QB sacks..Ezekiel Elliott (9C-8Y)

Raiders-W-Jets (45-20)…Cordarelle Patterson 43Y-TD run n reverse..Jalen Richard 52Y-TD run…David Carr 3-TDs to Michael Crabtree…Raiders defense 4-sacks…held QB-Josh McCown (166Y) passing.

Packers-L-Falcons (34-23)..Matt Ryan (252P-TD)..Desmond Trufant 15Y-TD rumble recovery…Aaron Rodgers (343Y-2TD-Int-Fumble-3-sacks)

Patriots-W-Saints (36-20)..Tom Brady (447P-4TD)..Rob Gronkowski (6T-116Y)..Brady throws 3-TDs in first quarter…Drew Brees (356P-2TD) in loss..Saints now (0-2)

Rams-L-Washington (27-20)..Kirk Cousins game winning TD (1:48) left..Cousins (179P)…RB-Chris Thompson 7-61Y-TD runs…Rams QB-Jzared Goff (224P-TD-Int)..RB-Todd Gurley 2-TDs.

Steelers-W-Vikings (26-9)..Ben Roethlisberger (243P-2TD)..Le’Veon Bell (87R)…Martavis Bryant (3R-91Y)…Case Keenum (159P)..Dalvin Cook held (64Y) rushing…Steelers win despite (3-13) on 3rd downs..

Ravens-W-Browns (24-10)..Ravens defense intercepts DeShone Kizer 3-times..Kevin Hogan once..winds up with 5-takeaways-3 QB sacks…Joe Flacco (217P-2TD)

Carolina-W-Buffalo (9-3)..Graham Gano 3FGs…Cam Newton (228P) took 6-sacks..Tyrod Taylor (125Y) passing for Bills..who had just (176Y) offense…Panthers defense has given up just 3-FG in 2-G-over 8-quarters football.

Cardinals-W-Colts (16-13)..Carson Palmer (332P-TD) took 4-sacks..Phil Dawson 3FGs…Jacoby Brissett (216-1TD-1-Int-4 QB sacks) for Colts.

Titans-W-Jaguars (37-16)..Marcus Mariota (215P-TD)..RB-Derek Henry (92Y) rushing…Jaguars-Blake Bortels (223P-TD-2Int-Fumble).

Bears-L-Tampa Bay (29-7)..Robert McClain 47-TD-Interceptions..Bucs defense 4-takeaways..Jameis Winston (204P)..Mike Evans (7R-93)…Bears QB-Mike Glennon throws 2-picks early-Bears had (26-0) lead at half..

Seahawks-W-49ers (12-9)..WR-Paul Richardson catches 4th Q-TD pass to end field goal contest..

Giants-Lions…Monday Night Football



Patriots..TE-Rob Gronkowski-groin injury
Carolina..TE-Greg Olson-fractures foot
Washington..RB-Rob Kelly-rib..TE-Jordan Reed-chest
Steelers..LB-TJ Watt-groin

Rams..TE-Gerald Everett-thigh
Jaguars..DE-Malik Jackson-groin..DE-Mike Bennett-pec..LB-Lee McCray-knee
Titans..WR-Corey Davis reinsures hamstring
Eagles..LB-Rod McLeod-concussion..LB-Jaylen Watkins-hamstring
Tampa Bay..LB_Kwon Alexander-hamstring

Saints..CB-Marcus Lattimore-concussion..RB-Rex Burkhard-rib..DE-Mitch Loewen-footr…DE-Trey Hendrickson-knee
Ravens..DE-Brandon Williams foot..OG-Marshall Yanda-broken foot..LB-Bam Bradley-ACL

Vikings..QB-Sam Bradord-sidelined strained knee
Bills..RB-LeSean McCoy-groin
Bengals..CB-Jonathon Joseph-sprained shoulder
Broncos..DE-Jared Crick-back surgery
Houston..CB-Kevin Johnson-knee scope-6W
Patriots..LB-Donta Hightower-2nd opinion sprained knee.
Patriots..WR-Danny Amendola-remains concussion protocol
Raiders..CB-Sean Smith-neck injury
Eagles..RB-DJ Pumphrey-gone for year-torn hamstring


(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Release LB-Philip Wheeler
Ravens..Release RB-Jeremy Langford
Ravens..Activate RB-Alex Collins
Denver..Sign FA-NT-Kyle Peko..Sign FA-NT-Ahtyba Rubin-ex Seattle
Houston..Sign FA-OG-Jay Reid-ex Chiefs
Chiefs..Release RB-CJ Spoiller
Patriots..Release OT-Willy Beavers
Washington..S-Su’a Cravens returns to team after considering retirement


(NFL Notes)

Ravens..RB-Kenneth Dixon hit with additional 2G-drug violation suspension tacked onto 4G-serving now.

Bengals..Fire Offensive Coordinator Ken Zampese-elevate Bill Lazor.

Green Bay..Fine TE-Martellus Bennet (9,100) personal foul
Chiefs..Fine TE-Travis Kelce (12,154) personal foul
Saints..Fine S-Ken Vaccaro (24,900) helmet hits
Saints..Fine LB-Alex Anzalone (24,900) personal fouls
Steelers..Fine LB-Ryan Shazier (25,000) helmet hit
Steelers..Fine S-William Gay-JJ Wilcox (24,900) each for fouls

Jets..Longtme NFL-CB-Antonio Cromartie-out of football…now has 14-children…pays 336,000-year child support

Houston..JJ Watt saluted for raising total (37.1M) for flood victims

Rams..Longtime NFL exec Jack Teele passes (87)..named Rams pass rush led by Merlin Olson-“Fearsome Foursome”

CFL…yet to approve contract offer to QB-Johnny Manziel-is under evaluation for domestic abuse incident…report Montreal Alouettes talking to Hamilton Ti-Cats about acquiring him.





Padres-W-Rockies (4-3)..Corey Spangenberg squeeze bunt brings home winning run-P-Greg Holland drops tag out at plate..Yanger Solarte HR-douvble..Hector Sanchez 2R-single…Game had 83M-rain delay…Padres snap 5-game losing streak.

San Diego…During 5-game losing streak…team outscored (44-4) this past week…including (16-0) losses to both Twins and Rockies….Padres team BA drops to (.232) with (1,366) strikeouts….Pitching staff ERA (4.63)…Starters (4.74)…Relievers (4.55) final homestead…Luis Perdomo (7-10)-vs-Patrick Corbin (14-12).


Dodgers-L-Washington (7-1)..Ryan Zimmerman 3R-HR-solo HR..Stephen Strasburg goes to (14-4)…6-innings 1-run…LA relievers gave up all 7-runs….

LA-Philiadelphia..Road trip continues…Clayton Kershaw (17-3)-vs-Nick Pavetta (5-10).

Dodgers…Activate P-Brandon McCarthy for final 2-weeks of season-bene on DL since June with hip-blister problems…cannot pitch in postseason.


Angels-L-Texas (4-2)..Joey Gallo hits 492′-HR on Monday

Angels-Tigers..Trade..Halos deal Class A-pitcher Elvin Rodriguez (5-1) payment in Justin Upton deal..



Arizona-L-Giants..Pablo Sandoval 2RBI

Cubs-W-Cardinals..Kyle Schwarber hits 27th HR year

Yankees-L-Orioles..Ubaldo Jiminez 10K-in-5innings

Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Jose Seure solo HR for Rays

Astros-W-Mariners..George Springer hits 32nd HR..Houston 4HRs

Indians-W-Royals…Edwin Encarnarcio 2R-HR..Tribe won 24-of-25.

White Sox-L-Detroit..Tigers post (12-0) win

Pirates-L-Reds..Scotter Gennett-Eugenio Suarez 2R-HRs

Mets-W-Braves..Robert Gsellman throws 3-hitters..

Toronto-L-Twins..Eddie Rosario-Byron Buxton combine 6-hits-4RBI

Milwaukee-W-Miami..Brewers 8R-in 4th

A’s-W-Phillies..Joey Wadle-4RBI for Oakland



Cubs..DL-P-Hector Rondon-bone chip elbow
Giants..DL-OF-Gorkys Hernandez-sprained wrist
Texas..OF-Mike Napoli out with stress reaction leg
Boston…MRI-1B-Hanley Ramirez-bicep
Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright-simulated game in bullpen
Mets..P-Noah Syndegaard 5-inn-simulate game in bullpen
Twins..P-Jose Berrios-shoulder fatigue-(175 innings)
Giants..1B-Mike Morse remains out-concussion symptoms
Washington..OF-Bryce Harper-not ready resume workouts-bone bruise-knee
Braves..Activate P-Jason Motte



MLB..Hits Red Sox-possible 25,000-fine for using electronics to steal signs in 2-games against Yankees…NY hit with possible 10,000-fine-for illegal use of TV replay in sign stealing allegation in one game.





Portland..Sign FA-G-Anthony Morrow-ex Brooklyn.
Chicago..Sign FA-Desmond Stone-C-ex Atlanta
Milwaukee..Re-sign FA-G-Jason Terry-ex Mavs-Houston




Ducks..D-Sami Vatenen-out till November-recovering from shoulder surgery..D-Hampus Lindholm-miss start of season-rehab-shoulder surgery….C-Ryan Kesler-out indefinitely-long term recovery hip surgery.

LA Kings…28-man squad arrives in China for 2-preseason games with Vancouver Canucks.

Flyers..Hire ex-Kings GM-Dean Lombardi as assistant to Ron Hextall.

Colorado..C-Matt Duchene-newly acquired F-Nail Yakupov ‘electric’ in scrimmages…Duchene may not be traded.

Calgary..Public feud over funding for new NHL Arena…Flames offered to pay 155M…wanted city-province jot pay equal share…city came back and asked for a ticket surcharge on top of Flames contribution





Boxing..World middleweight title bout ends in a draw…Canelo Alvarez survives haymakers early-then outboxes Kennedy Golovkin late….1-judge for Alvarez…one for Golovkin called it a draw…both boxers want rematch.

NASCAR…Chase for Championship begins..Chicagoland 400..Martin Truex rallies from 13th place to finish first after final pit stop for loose lug nut….posted (:07) win.

Indy Car…Grand Prix of Sonoma…Simon Pagenaud wins final race of season…but Josef Newgarden wins the point title with 2nd place finish

Indy Car…Chip Ganassi race team will not bring back veteran driver Tony Kanaan…won just 1-race in 4-years for Target Team.

Formula 1…Grand Prix-Singapore..Lewis Hamilton wins 7th race of season..1st lap marred by violent 3-car crash in first corner wiping out Sebastian Vettle-Max VanStappen-Kimi Raikkonen

Golf..BMW-Championships…Mark Leishman coasts for 5-stroke win..makes 2-birdies late to hold off Justin Rose-Ricky Folwer who finished tied for 2nd.

English Premier League
..Crystal Palace (0-5) loses Southhampton..sets all time EPL record-fail score goal in 5-games in a row.
..Manchester United-W-Watford (6-0)..outscored last 3-teams (15-0)
..Hot Spur..Stunned…in (0-0) tie with Swansea.
..Manchester City blows out Everton (4-0)
..Chelsea-Arsenal wind up (0-0)


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