- Chargers…Injuries continue to dominate Bolts news..CB-Jason Verrett out indefinitely-torn left labrum in shoulder-injured last week in Denver game…Had surgery on right labrum last March after injuries at TCU…CB-Brandon Flowers-LB-Jerry Attaochu both practice…RB-Ryan Matthews remains out…LB-Melvin Ingram cannot rejoin team till after by week for Raiders game at earliest.
- Chargers-Miami..Bolts likely to snap 32-year win drought in Miami-have not won there since 1982-Kellen Winslow heroics-AFC playoffs…Philip Rivers (2213-20TD) expected to dominate Dolphins leaky defense…Miami QB-Ryan Tannehill (11TD-6Int-2Fu-17QBX)-is working with Dan Marino-tutoring him every week….Dolphins are dangerous with WRs Mike Wallace-Jarvis Landry but little run game…Chargers run game gets a boost with Donald Brown back from concussion to rejoin rookie Branden Oliver.
- Denver-New England..Classic Tom Brady-Peyton Manning matchup…Brady (10-5) vs Peyton in their career…Bill Belicheck (12-10) as coach vs Manning in career…Patriots won 33-straight at Gillette Stadium against AFC-teams…Belicheck called Manning ‘best QB ever coached against-he figures out defenses-he attacks them with accuracy…WRs yards-after-catch deadly.”..Brady-Manning combined for (4193P-40TD) this season.
- Arizona-Dallas…Both teams (6-2)…QB-Tony Romo will start despite bruised lower back…Carson Palmer still playing bruised shoulder..RB-DeMarco Murray (1054R)
- Ravens-Steelers..Baltimore secondary minus 3-CBs…Ben Roethlisberger coming off (522Y) game
- Redskins-Vikings..QB-Robert Griffin III-returns as starter coming off dislocated ankle…Turnover prone rookie Ted Bridgewater remains starter for Minnesota.
- Eagles-Texans..QB-Nick Foles has thrown 9-interceptions already after just 2-last season-vs- JJWatt-Jadaveon Clowney pass rush.
- Colts-Giants…Eli Manning tries to attack a fatigued Colts defense…Battered Giants defense has to defend Andrew Luck-WRs-TEs.
- Jets-Chiefs…Michael Vick starts for NY-7 game losing streak
- Bengals-Jaguars..Jacksonville QB-Blake Bortels (15-Tovers-18QBX-21Qtrs) this year.
- 49ers-Rams..St Louis collapsing with injuries
- Raiders-Seattle…Oakland headed to (0-8) start.
- Bucs-Browns..Tampa (1-6) huge disappointment
- Thursday Nite Football…Saints-W-Carolina (28-10)..Mark Ingram runs 100Y-2TD..Drew Brees (299P)…Cam Newton (10-28) passing-2 turnovers-4 sacks
- Cowboys..LB-Bruce Carter-breaks index finger in practice.
- Broncos…RB-Ronnie HiIllman bruises shoulder in Thursday practice.
- Packers..OT-TJ Lang does not need ankle surgery.
- Chiefs..LB-Joe Mays goes thru lst practice since wrist surgery in August
- Jets..RB-Chris Johnson upset lack of carries (268R-1TD) this year…Wife WR-Eric Decker rips fans on twitter for booing team lost 7-in row.
- Cowboys..RB-Joseph Randle acted like wise-guy while being booked on shop-lifting charges.
- Bears..Owner George McCaskey says fans have a right to be upset at (3-5) team..players have no rights to criticize team.
- Rams..Sign FA-WR-Damian Williams-Titans
- Thursday Nite Football..Florida State-W-Louisville (42-31)…Seminoles wipe out 21-0 deficit in first half..score 3TDs in final quarter…Jameis Winston (401P-3TD-3Int)..FSU goes to (8-0)
– Saturday Schedule –
- 3rd ranked Auburn plays at 4th rated Ole Miss
- 5th ranked Oregon meets Stanford..Cardinal defense will try to put a lid on Ducks QB-Marcus Mariota (24TD-1Int)
- 7th ranked TCU, coming off 82 point outburst, plays at West Virginia.
- Arizona-UCLA..both (6-2)..Cats led by QB-Anu Solomon (20TD)..Bruins Brett Hundley (2500APY-20TD)
- Arizona State-Utah..Sun Devils-Utes both (6-1) likely defensive war.
- USC-Washington State…Trojans have to control WSU-QB-Connor Halladay (3833-32TD)..Trojans RB-Buck Allen (1010R-5.7YPC)
- San Diego State-Nevada..Aztecs DJ Pumphrey headed to 1,000-yard season…Wolfpack QB-Cody Fejardo (2400APY-21TD) this year.
- World Series…Game 7-Giants win over Royals drew 23M-viewers-highest since 2011 for a game…Overall Series averaged 13.8M-2nd lowest of all time.
- World Series..Official scorer says Madison Bumgarner gets a ‘save’ not win despite 5-shutout innings…finished (2-0) save (0.43ERA) lowest since 1965 Classic.
- Giants..Victory Parade in San Francisco today.
- MLB…121-Free Agents hit the open market 12:01am on Tuesday…Top names-Max Scherzer-Jon Lester-Pablo Sandoval-Nelson Cruz-Hanley Ramirez
- Hall of Fame…10-named on Golden Ballot for vote this winter…Ken Boyer-Gil Hodges-Richie Allen-Minnie Minoso-Jim Kaat-Maury Wills highlite list.
- Cubs..Negotiate with Joe Maddon-Tampa Bay on (5Y-20M) contract..expected to eat 2Y-deal for Rich Renteria…MLB-GM’s-very critical of Cubs-calling it “Classless…Snake move…Bad deal to a good man.”
- Dodgers..Pick up 10M-option on P-Dan Haren.
- Angels..Pick up 7.5M-option on P-Huston Street….Release-P-Sean Burnett.
- Cardinals..Pick up 500,000-option on P-John Lackey-who made 82M with Red Sox but owed team 1-year for missing a season with surgery.
- Reds..Pick up 10M-option on Johnny Cueto…buyout OF-Ryan Ludwick-pay him 4.5M
- Washington..Releases Ralf Soriano-P…1B-Adam LaRoche-not picking up 15M-options.
- Phillies..Release P-Mike Adams-3 surgeries-not pick up 6M-option.
- Royals-Blue Jays…Trade-KC ships P-Liam Hendricks to Jays for minor leaguer.
- Lakers-Clippers tonite at Staples Center…Lakers lost by 18-21 in first two games.
- Cavaliers-at-Chicago…King James leads Cleveland against Bulls.
- San Antonio-Phoenix…Spurs lst road game of season.
- Clippers-Oklahoma City..Clippers Blake Griffin-Chris Paul survive early foul trouble-mount come from behind spree in 2nd-3rd quarter.
- Cavaliers-W-Knicks..LeBron James disappointing in homecoming game (5-15) shooting-8 turnovers…Kyrie Irving 22P-for Cavs win.
- Knicks…Lose G-Jose Calderone-3W-calf
- Knicks..GM-Phil Jackson-Not ready be a prime time team…losing by 35P in third quarter in home opener.
- Rockets..Lose G-Pat Beverly-hamstring.
- Charlotte..F-Jeff Taylor-plea bargains domestic abuse case…18-months probation…enters Alcohol evaluation program.
- Kings-L-Penguins…G-Marc Andre Fleury 36-saves for Penguins in shutout performance.
- Ducks-L-Blues…G-Jake Allen 24-saves for Blues in shutout win.
- Tonite..Kings in Detroit…Anaheim at Dallas.
- F-1…US Grand Prix-Austin, Texas…Team Mercedes-Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg running away with points title…
- FIA…Concerned about escalating costs..only 18-cars this weekend…2-teams shutdown-money problems-Marussia-Canterham teams.
- NASCAR…Texas 500-Dallas..Brad Keselowski-Kevin Harvick fighting to avoid being cut from 1M-chase championship bonus money…Jeff Gordon-Joey Logano points lead.
- Indy Car..Unveils 17-race schedule next year…open season Brazilian Grand Prix..add race New Orleans..move Auto Club 200-to June 27th.
- Breeders Cup…Opening day at Santa Anita….Jockey Gary Stevens returns to mount following knee replacement surgery…Friday’s top race is Distaff.
- Saturday-Cup Classic-15 horses to post-including 7-3 year olds…Horse of Year will be decided between California Chrome-Shared Belief.