Dodgers-W-Cubs (11-1)….LA heads to World Series having won 13-of-15 games…Keke Hernandez hits a grand slam HR…and added 2-solo HRs-finishing with 7RBI….Clayton Kershaw (6inn-1R)…..Cody Bellinger-Chris Culberson combined for 6-more hits…..Anthony Rizzo-Kris Bryant went (1-6) in game finishing the series a combined (5-35) for the entire series.
Yankees-Astros…Game 6-tonight at Minute Maid Park….Yankees lead (3-2)….Justin Verlander-vs-Luis Severino…Verlander has not lost a start since August 30th…is (12-1) in starts since July 30th….Last 7-starts with Astros..(7-0) 1.28-ERA..(49-inn-7R-59K)
Red Sox…offer managerial job to Alex Cora-bench coach Houston Astros.
Tigers…interview Dave Martinez-Cubs coach.
Indians..OF-Michael Brantley-surgery-ankle-out 5-months.
Chiefs-L-Raiders (31-30)…..Derek Carr throws 2Y-TD pass Michael Crabtree, on 3rd untimed snap of game-after Chiefs committed 2-holding calls in the end zone on what were to be the final plays of the game….Carr finishes with (417Y-3-TD)…Amari Cooper (11R-210Y) in wild end to end game…Lex Smith (324P-3TD) in Chiefs loss…game marred by major penalties for late hits on both quarterbacks….Smith took blow to the knee…Carr-blow to head…RB-Marshaw Lynch came off the bench and then shoved ref thing to get at Chiefs players after the late hit on Carr….he was ejected and faces a big fine…Game had 7-lead changes…WR-Tyreek Hill (6R-125Y).
Chargers-Broncos..Bolts go for 3rd win in row…Denver plagued by injuries…Broncos offense has just 3-offensive touchdowns in last 12-quarters of football…Melvin Gordon (313APY0 last two games….QAB-Philip Rivers (527P) last two starts.
Saints-Green Bay..Packers start QB-Brett Hundley-vs-Ddew Brees
Arizona-Rams..Jared Goff-Todd Gurley-vs-Carson Palmer-Adrian Peterson-Larry Fitzgerald.
Tampa Bay-Buffalo…Ryan Fitzpatrick to start vs Bills
Ravens-Minnesota..Baltimore offense just (155Y) per game passing.
Titans-Browns…DeShone Kizer starts for Cleveland (11-Tovers-12- sacks) in 5-games.
Jets-Miami…Jay Cutler-vs-Josh McCown at QB
Jaguars-Colts..Jacoby Brissett remains Indy starting QB
Carolina-Chicago…Mitch Trubisky-vs-Cam Newton.
Dallas-49ers..Ezekiel Elliott plays..Niners are (0-6)
Bengals-Steelers..Pittsburgh offense big win in KC last weekend.
Seahawks-Giants..Eli Manning-vs-Legion of Boom offense
Falcons-Patriots…New England woeful pass defense vs Matt Ryan.
Eagles-Redskins..Carson Wentz offense-vs-Kirk Cousins passing game.
NFL TV Ratings…thru 6-weeks…26-of-31 clubs ratings are down..NFL overall rating has gone from 28.7 in 2014-to-25.1 this season…Overall TV ratings this year down 7%.
NFL…Road Teams have (46-45) record heading into this weekend.
NFL..Fines Steelers S-Mike Mitchell (48,620) for hit to knee of Chiefs QB-Alex Smith.
NFL..Reject overtures to negotiate with Ezekiel Elliott on reduced suspension from domestic abuse case.
Houston..OT-Duane Brown holdout moves into 7th week…Earning 9.4M salary…has now lost 6-game checks (3.3M) plus (1.5M) in fines for not reporting to camp.
Rams..NFL rejects overtures to allow them to wear throwback Jerseys for rest of year.
49ers..Owner Jed York-says he does not believe his ex-QB-Colin Kaeperneck is being blackballed…’just not perfect fit’ for most offenses.
49ers..Release CB-Leon Hall-ex Bengals.
Raiders..Activate LB-NaVarro Bowman to roster-ex 49ers
Falcons..Sign FA-DT-Ahtyba Rubin-ex Seahawks
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Griff Whalen-ex Colts
Ravens..Release OT-Tony Bergstrom-ex Raiders
Lions..Release DE-Datone Jones-ex Packers..
Lions..Release DE-George Johnson-ex Bucs
Lions..Release DT-Caraun Reid-ex Chagers
Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon (shoulder)…DE-Corey Liuget-(back)..OT-Joe Barksdale (turf toe)…all limited in practice.
Browns..QB-Kevin Hogan-out severe bruised ribs.
Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fornette still ailing-ankle
Miami..C-Mike Pouncey-out concussion
Vikings..RB-Jerick McKinnon-miss practice-ankle.
Vikings..QB-Ted Bridgewater goes thru full workouts.
Eagles..CB-Ron Darby-full practice coming off ankle injury
Seahawks..DE-Michael Bennett-practices despite arch injury
Tampa Bay..QB-Jameis Winston misses practice-shoulder
Titans..RB-Latavious Murray-out practice-hamstring
Aztecs-Fresno State…battle for 1st place in Mountain West divisional race…SDSU (6-1)…Bulldogs (4-2)…Teams Fresno State beat have combined (5-21) record…Aztecs RB-Rashaad Penny (1,395PY) on offense…Penny (1,046Y) rushing…QB-kChristian Chapman (8TD-1Int)…but has taken 19-sacks this year…SDSU defense allowing (310YPG)….17-sacks-12-takeaways-40-tackles for loss…Fresno led by Oregon State transfer QB-Marcus McMaryion (7TD-1Int)…won 18-games with Beavers before transferring..Dogs led by WR-Kee Johnson (14.8YP)….Bulldogs offense (429YPG) average… Fresno defense giving up just (313YPG)…13-takeaways-13-sacks-42-tackles for losses…Coach Rocky Long praising Jeff Tedford “gave players new lease on life-high want-to energy level-has willed team to complete’.
Air Force-vs-Nevada..Falcons had 650-yards on offense last week.
Colorado State-New Mexico..Lobos shutout last week
UNLV-USU…Freshman QB-Armani Roberts growing for Rebs
Wyoming-Boise..Josh Allen-vs-Broncos tough defense.
USC-Notre Dame..turnover plagued QB-Sam Darnold without 2-key OL and 2-top DL going to South Bend.
UCLA-Oregon…Bruins gave up 605-yards last week..Ducks lost too.
Arizona State-Utah..Devils bouncing back under QB-Manny Wilkens
Arizona-California..QB-Khalil Tate-vs-Bears defense
Colorado-Washington State..Cougars lost top-10 ranking last week.
USD-at-Jacksonville…Torerors now (4-2) with QB-Anthony Lawrence-RB-E Martinez.
1-Alabama-vs-Tennessee..Vols suffered 3-blowout losses this year
2-Penn State-Michigan..RB-Saquon Bailey-vs-UM defense
4-TCU-Kansas…Jayhawks program collapsing.
5-Wisconin-Maryland..Badgers run game-Jon Taylor vs Terps pass game
6-Ohio State..Bye Week
8-Miami-Syracuse..Canes look to continue unbeaten season
9-Oklahoma-Kansas State..Wildcats without QB-Jake Ertz
10-Oklahoma State-Texas..Cowboys QB-Mason Rudolph red-hot.
Oregon State…hires search firm to find replacement for Gary Anderson.
USC..Loses OT-Toa Lobendaehn-torn pectoral
Occidental..Division III team cancels schedule..down to only 30-players.
Lakers-L-Clippers (108-92)…NBA opener…Blake Griffin 29-points…DeAndre Jordan 25-rebounds…Clippers built a 30-point lead overwhelming young Lakers team…Lonzo Ball struggled in debut…(29M-1-basket-4-assists-9-rebounds)….was a (-14) on the floor….Brandon Ingram was (2-12) shooting for Lakers also.
Lakers..G-Kantavious Pope hit with 2-game suspension for off season DUI-arrest.
Brooklyn Nets..G-Jeremy Lin gone for season-torn knee tendon.
Boston..F-Gordon Hayward has surgery for broken tibia-dislocated ankle
Minnesota.a.F-JaMychael Green-out with ankle
NBA..Tables discussion about re-formatting playoffs…Teams against (1-16) seeding and dissolving Eastern-Western Conference playoff format.
Ducks-Montreal…Friday night matchup Honda Center..Canadiens (1-5-1) start..scored just 11-goals in 7-games.
Kings-at-Columbus…Saturday night…LA (5-0-1)…Jackets (5-1)
Kings..lose C-Jeff Carter (4-8) weeks-skate cut-surgery on calf.
Kings..sign veteran FA-F-Brooks Laich to contract
Boston..F-Ryan Spooner-out (6W) torn groin.
Montreal..D-David Schlemko-out (4W) fractured hand.
Boston..G-Tuuka Rask put in concussion protocol.
Devils..Lose G-Corxey Scnhieder with groin injury
Gulls-Stockton…Gulls play Friday-Saturday games in Stockton…San Diego off to (2-1) start.
NASCAR…Kansas 400-Chase Championship continues…Martin Truex-points leader (3,120)..Brad Keselowski (3,101)
Formula 1….US Grand Prix-Texas…Lewis Hamilton -8 wins…has won 4-of-last 5-races.