- Chargers-W-Arizona Cardinals…(12-9)…Battle FG Kickers…Veterans rested…SD-K-Nick Novak 4FGs…QB-Kellen Clemens (121P) Interception goal-line…Clemens big plays 21-21-22-27…Donnie Inman-Marion Grice impressive outings for Bolts…Brandon Oliver 23Y-run-carried 7X-row on one possession..Grice finished (79R)..Olivers (71R)…Chargers Total Offense edge ( 347-98)…Bolt defense terrorized Cardinal rookie QB-Logan Thomas (9-21) Int-3QBX.
- Chargers…Roster Cuts coming…Have to be at 53-Man Limit by Saturday 1pm…then add back 10-developmental squad players.
– Top Thursday Night Performances –
- Raiders..Rookie QB-Derek Carr (143P-3TD) in lst half vs Seahawks.
- Denver..Broncos outgained Cowboys (357-152)…Cowboys finish (0-4).
- Atlanta..QB-TJ Yates throws for (243P) vs Jaguars.
- Cincinnati..Rookie RB-Jeremy Hill (140APY) vs Colts
- Eagles..QB-Matt Barkley (253P) vs Jets.
- Giants…Finish preseason (5-0)
- NEngland..QB-Jimmy Garoppolo (243P) vs Giants.
- Steelers..Give up 6QBX in loss to Panthers
- SFrancisco..QB-Josh Johnson 3TD passes for 49ers vs Houston
- Cleveland..QB-Johnny Manziel (83P-55R) vs Bears.
- NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell sends letter to teams..Any player convicted of domestic abuse gets 6G-suspension…any use of weapon-choking-assault on a pregnant woman-or abuse of child will merit additional suspension…Any repeat offender gets 1Y-ban from playing….Goodell admits for 1st time he erred in giving Ray Rice-Baltimore just a 2G-suspension for knocking out of fiancee….”I didn’t get it right…people were questioning our sincerity and commitment.”
- Buffalo..Legendary QB-Jim Kelly rehospitalized in NY for biopsy to see if cancerous cells have spread…Scans last week indicated he was cancer free.
- Pittsburgh..Ed Kiely-PR Director of Steelers for 40Y..passes away at age 90.
- NFL..Fine Broncos QB-Peyton Manning (8,200) for trash talking in game vs Houston last week.
- Boston Globe..Reports Patriots QB-Tom Brady very upset with trade of OG-Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay.
- Rams..DE-Chris Long furious at ESPN-did report about Michael Sam showering habits…”rips ESPN-everyone over this except you.”
- Washington..ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski says Robert Griffin’s mechanics have gone backwards as they try to make him a pocket passer.
- NFL..Bars Cleveland Browns WR-Josh Gordon from signing with CFL-Calgary Stampeders while under NFL suspension and under contract in Cleveland.
- NFL..Suspends Dallas-S-Jakar Hamilton-4G-violation drug program.
- Tennessee..Signs DT-Jurwell Casey (4Y-36M) extension.
- New England..WR-Wes Welker-cleared to travel with team-but not practice-aftermath 3rd concussion in 10-months-last weekend.
- NYJets..WR-Jalen Saunders suffered a mini seizure while driving last week-wrecked his car.
- Pittsburgh…Police raid a house and an apartment owned by ex-Steeler DeShea Townsend..recover over 1500-bricks of heroin…16-guns..110,000 cash…Townsend rented the house and condo to other people a couple of years ago.
- Texas AM-W-South Carolina (52-28)..Aggies sophomore QB-Kenny Hill (511P-3TD) in win.
- Boise State-L-Ole Miss (35-13)…Rebels score 4-TDs in 10-minute span in 4th quarter vs Boise defense..QB-Bo Wallace throws 4TDs.
- Tonite…Michigan State-vs-Jacksonville State.
– Saturday Schedule –
- San Diego State-Northern Arizona…QB-Quinn Kaehler-RB-Donnelle Pumphrey lead Aztecs…but SDSU very thin with 3-ailing LBs and all new safeties.
- UCLA-Virginia…Bruins QB-Brett Hundley leads firepower offensive unit into Charlottesville.
- USC-Fresno State..Trojans open with ton of controversy-suspension S-Josh Shaw..RB-Anthony Brown quitting-calling Coach Steve Sarkisian ‘racist’
- Oregon-South Dakota State…Ducks QB-Marcus Mariota-red hot Heisman candidate back as 3rd year starter.
- Florida State-Oklahoma State…Seminoles QB-Jameis Winston leads dangerous offense.
- Alabama-West Virginia..Crimson Tide ranked number 1-in preseason polls-tough start for Mountaineers.
- Clemson-Georgia…Life after QBs Taj Boyd-Aaron Murray as Tigers-Bulldogs rebuild.
- Wisconsin-LSU..Badgers heavy duty run offense vs Bengals very explosive offense.
- Padres-Dodgers..Open 3G-weekend series…Dan Haren (11-10) vs Andrew Cashner (2-6)…Dodgers won 5-of-6..Padres won 3-of-4….LA has won 20-of-31-in drive into lst place.
- Angels-Athletics…Jared Weaver (14-7) vs Jon Lester (13-8).
- Angels-A’s…..Gord Beckham 2R-single for Halos…Angels had bases loaded 1-out bottom 9th couldn’t win it.
- Yankees-L-Detroit…Al Avila 9th inning RBI-single for Tigers…
- Rays-L-Orioles…Adam Jones steals home for Baltimore..Birds win 3-of-4 vs Rays.
- Indians-W-White Sox…Michael Bourne 2-triples for Tribe..
- Twins-W-Royals…Twins erupt 6R in 11th inning
- Rangers-L-Astros..Juan Castro Grand Slam for Houston..
- Cubs-L-Reds..Billy Hamilton steals 6 bases for Reds…Cincinnati swipes 11-bases vs Cubs catcher John Baker.
- Rockies-L-Giants..Gregor Blanco 2RHR…Giants P-Yusmeiro Petit sets record by retiring 46-batters in row over 8 appearances. ..
- Braves-W-Mets…Ryan Doumit 2R-HR…
- Phillies..CEO-Dave Montgomery takes leave of absence for more cancer treatments..longtime exec Pat Gillick will serve as Interim President.
- Mets..Heavy criticism of OF-Curtis Granderson..Paid 15M-hitting just (.171) since July…Columnist call him invisible player.
- Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Chris Young-just released by Mets.
- Arizona..Signs FA-OF-Nolan Reimold-ex Orioles-Blue Jay.
- Royals..Sign FA-OF-Jayson Nix-Pirates.
- Rangers..Sign FA-C-JR Towle-former Astro-Met.
- Atlanta..P-Johnny Venters-year over-may have torn elbow ligament 3rd time.
- Dodgers..OF-Scott Van Slyke-hobbled with ankle.
- LA Clippers…Open talks with FA-G-Ray Allen-ex Miami Heat-Boston Celtic.
- Golden State..Signs FA-G-LeAndro Barbosa-longtime Phoenix Sun.
- Miami..Signs-FA-G-Shannon Brown.
- Doc Rivers…given 5Y-contract extension by new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer-gets 10M per season.
- NHL…President Gary Bettman says Expansion committee has not yet been activated..stories of franchises going to Quebec City-Las Vegas-premature.
- St Louis…Blues drop their historic “Blue Note” logo on jerseys for new modern look.
- NASCAR..Tony Stewart-out 3W-will return to racing this weekend in Atlanta 500.
- Indy Car..Blazing heat in forecast on Sunday for the Auto Speedway-California 500 at Fontana.
- F1..Has weekend off
- NHRA…Championship weekend with the US Nationals at Indianapolis..John Force-Tony Schumaker-Doug Kalita headline the field.
- US Open..Top seed Novak Djokovic slugs his way to victory…John Isner also wins…Aussie Open champ Stan Warwinka gets into argument with drunk fan in box seats…Ana Ivanovic upset victim in 2nd round.
- Soccer…Manchester United star Wayne Rooney named Captain of the troubled-fracture English World Cup soccer team.