Chargers-L-Steelers (24-17)….Pittsburgh jumps out to (24-0) lead and coasts to easy win…LB-Devin Bush returns a fumble for a 12Y-TD…Intercepts a deflected pass…RB-James Connor scored on 12-26Y-TD runs….Pittsburgh defense 2-picks-1 fumble recovery…1-sacks..7-hits…7-pressures vs Philip Rivers…Steelers RBs James Connor-Ben Snell combined for (119R)….Connor had (78Y-receiving)….Rookie QB-Duck Hodges (132Y-passing) in win….Rivers finished up (320Y-2TD) passing…Bolts now (2-4)….Steelers (2-4).
Chargers..OC-Mike Pouncey underwent neck surgery at Pittsburgh Medical Center on Friday for pinched nerve and disc issues from career long wear-and-tear…Rehab will take 6-months before evaluation as to whether he should play again.
Chargers..Release TE-Steven Anderson
Chargers..Activate rookie WR-Jason Moore-Oberlin College from Developmental squad.
Rams-L-49ers (20-7)…49ers choke off Rams offense…hold QB-Jared Goff (78Y) passing-4QB sacks..Outgain LA (331-165)…(38:52-21:08) time of possession….QB-Jim Garoppolo (243P)…Niners (99Y) rushing in dominant win……LA (3-3)…Niners (5-0).
Chiefs-L-Houston (31-24)…QB-Deshaun Watson (280P-42R)-3TD…RB-Carlos Hyde (116R)…Texans piled up (472Y) offense…Control ball (39:40-to-20:12)….Tyreek Hill 46-6Y-TDs)..Pat Mahomes (273P-3TD)..Chiefs lost 2-in a row at home….Kansas City (4-2)..Texans (4-2)
Denver-W-Tennessee (16-0)..K-Brandon McManus (31-48-52Y) FGs in win..QB-Joe Flacco (177Y) passing..QB-Marcus Mariota benched 2-interceptions-3 sacks…Broncos (2-4)..Titans (2-4)
Carolina-W-Tampa Bay (37-26)…Panthers defense 5-intereceptions..2 fumble recoveries..7-sacks of Jameis Winston….QB-Kyle Allen (227P) in win…Winston (400Y) passing but committed 7-turnovers and took 7-sacks in loss…..Panthers (4-2)..Bucs (2-4)
Seattle-W-Cleveland (32-28)…QB-Russell Wilson (295P-2TD)..RB-Chris Carson (124R)…..QB-Baker Mayfield (TD-3Interceptions) in loss..RB-Nick Chubb (122R)….WR-Odell Beckham (6R-101Y) ..Seahawks (5-1)..Browns (2-4)
Washington-W-Miami (17-16)..QB-Case Keenum (166P-2TD)…RB-Adrian Peterson (118R)….WR-Terry McLauring 25-33Y-TD catches….QB-Josh Rosen benched 2-interceptions-5 sacks…..Redskins (1-5)..Dolphins (0-5)
Vikings-W-Eagles (38-20)…QB-Kirk Cousins (333P-4TD)…WR-Stefon Diggs TD catches 11-51-62Y….Diggs (7R-167Y)…..Carson Wentz (306P-2TD) in loss…..Minnesota (4-2)..Philly (3-3)
Saints-W-Jaguars (13-6)…QB-Teddy Bridgewater (250Y) passing…throws 4Y-TD pass to Jared Cook in 4th quarter….Nick Lutz 2-FGs in win…..Gardner Minshew (163P) in loss..New Orleans (5-1)…Jacksonville (2-4)
Bengals-L-Baltimore (23-17)…Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson (236P-152R)…(388APY) in win…Baltimore (497-250Y) edge in offense…Bengals Brandon Williams 92Y-kickoff return to start game….Ravens (4-2)..Cincinnati (0-6)
Atlanta-L-Arizona (34-33)….Falcons miss PAT kick late in 4th quarter…QB-Kyler Murray (340P-3TD)…Matt Ryan (356P-4TD) in loss…..Falcons (1-5)…Cardinals (2-3-1)
Dallas-L-Jets (24-22)…Jets stop 2-point PAT play with (:43) left to win…QB-Sam Darnold (338P-2TD) in win..WR-Robbie Anderson 92Y-TD catch…QB-Dak Prescott (277P) 1-sack-8 hits…Zeke Elliot (105R)…..K-Brett Maher 50-62Y-FGs early in game…Dallas trailed (21-3) never caught up….Cowboys (3-3)-lost 3 in row…..NY (1-4)…Darnold first game back after mono illness.
Detroit-Green Bay….Packers (4-1)..Lions (2-1-1) heading into Monday Night Football matchup in NFC-North.
Cowboys..WR-Amari Cooper-next injury..WR-Randall Cobb-rib..CB-Byron Jones-leg..CB-Anthony Brown-knee
Seattle..TE-Will Dissly-Torn Achilles
Houston..CB-Brad Robey-hamstring..OT-Tytus King-knee
Washington..RB-Chris Thompson-foot..TE-Jerome Cunningham-knee
Miami..LB-Ken Webster-leg..DE-Avery Moss-concussion
Eagles..OT-Jason Peters-knee..LB-Nigel Bradhaml-ankle
Jaguars..TE-Geoff Swaim-concussion..WR-Marquis Lee-foot..CB-DJ Hayden-concussion
Redskins..IR-TE-Jordan Reed-has had 4-NFL concussions
Patriots..WR-Josh Gordon-knee..WR-Phil Dorsett-hamstring.
Rams..Held out RB-Todd Gurley-thigh..CB-Aqib Talib-ribs
Ravens..NFL fines S-Earl Thomas (21,000) for hit on Steelers QB.
Raiders..NFL fines OG-Richie Incognito (21,000) 2-personal foul flags
Packers..NFL fines RB-Adam Jones (10,000) taunting opponent bench
Eagles..LB-Zach Brown calls Vikings QB-Kirk Cousins-weakest part of team.
49ers-Redskins..Discuss possible trade for OT-Trent Williams-holdout
Bengals..Reportedly shopping WR-AJ Green in possible trade to Patriots
Arizona..Taking trade offers for CB-Patrick Peterson
Jets..Shopping DT-Leonard Williams
Chiefs..Workout DT-Earl Mitchell-ex Seattle
Giants..Sign FA-RB-Buck Allen-ex Ravens
Giants..Workout FA-RBs CJ Anderson-ex Broncos..RB-Akeem Hunt-ex Chiefs
Rams..Activate RB-John Kelly from Developmental squad
Aztecs-W-Wyoming (26-22)…QB-Ryan Agnew throws 12Y-TD pass off scramble to cap 74Y-drive with (2:09) left to finish off come from behind win…Agnew (209P-42R-2TD) in win…Wyoming self destructed with 6-major penalties aiding SDSU drives…Cowboys held to (143R) in loss…Pokes lost (14-3) lead…Aztecs defense key fumble recovery-interception in 2nd half….SDSU (5-1)…Wyoming (4-1)…Aztecs move into 1st place in Mountain Division.
USD-W-Davidson (37-17)…QB-Reid Sinnett (358P-5TD) in Torerors road win..USD held Wildcats option run game to (228Y)…had been averaging (330YPG)
USC-L-Notre Dame (30-27)..Irish RB-Tony Jones (176R)…Notre Dame (308-rushing) in win..SC-QB-Kedon Slovis (255P-2TD)..WR-Amon St. Brown (8R-112Y)…Teams combined for 50-first downs..(899Y) offense…..USC now (3-3)
UCLA…Off weekend for (1-5) Bruins
Boise State-W-Hawaii (59-37)..QB-Chad Cord (175P-3TD) coming off bench to replace injured QB-Hank Bachmeier..Broncos (518Y) total offense..Rainbow QB-Chad McDonald (251P-3TD)…Broncos (6-0)..Hawaii (4-2)
Colorado State-W-New Mexico (35-21)..Rams QB-Patrick O’Brien (420P-3TD)..WR-Warren Jackson (9R-214)…Lobos RB-Bryan Carroll (193R)…CSU (2-5)..Lobos (2-4).
UNLV-W-Vanderbilt (34-10)..QB-Ken Oblad (172P-2TD)..RB-Chad Magyar (118R) in road win in Nashville..Rebels (2-4)
Nevada-W-San Jose (41-38)..QB-Malik Henry (352P-1TD) in first start for Wolfpack..rB-Tua Taua (160R)…Spartans QB-Josh Love (405P-3TD)…Nevada (4-2)..San Jose (3-3).
Air Force-W-Fresno (43-24)…Falcons (332Y) rushing in win…ASFA (4-2)…Bulldogs (2-3).
Washington State-L-Arizona State (38-34)…Sun Devils QB-Jayden Daniels (363P-3TD)..RB-Eno Benjamin (173R)…Cougars QB-Anthony Gordon (466P-3Td) in loss…Devils (532Y) offense…Cougars lost 3-in row fall to (3-3)…ASU now (5-1).
Utah-W-Oregon State (52-7)…RB-Zach Moss 91Y-TD run..(121R)…QB-Tyler Huntley (247P-2TD)…Utes outgunned Beavers (503-217) total offense.
Oregon-W-Colorado (45-3)..Ducks defense 4-Interceptions Buffs QB-Steve Montez..RB-CJ Vardell (171R)…Oregon (5-1)..CU (3-3)
Washington-W-Areizona (51-27)..QB-Jacob Eason (243P-2TD)..RB-Sean McGrew (106R)….Huskies defense recovered 3-fumbles-1 interception…Washington (5-2)..Wildcats (4-3) after home field loss.
1-Alabama-W-Texas AM..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (293P-4TD)..RB-Najee Harris (104R) in road win in College Station.
2-Clemson-W-Florida..RB-Travis Etienne (127R)..QB-Trevor Lawrence 3TD
3-Georgia-L-South Carolina..Big upset in Athens..Bulldogs QB-Jake Fromm throws 3-picks-lost 1 fumble in loss.
4-Ohio State..bye week
5-LSU-W-7-Florida..QB-Joe Burrows (293P-3TD)..RB-Clye Helaire (134R-2TD) in win
6-Oklahoma-W-11-Texas…QB-Jalen Hurts (235P-131R)..RB-Kennedy Brooks (105R)..Sooners defense 9-sacks in win…Oklahoma (511Y) offense.
8-Wisconsin-W-Michigan State..Badgers QB-Jack Crown (180P) in shutout win.
9-Notre Dame-W-USC..RB-Tony Jones (176R)..Irish (306Y) rushing in win.
10-Penn State-W-Iowa..Lions RB-Noah Cain (102R)..QB-Sean Clifford (117P).
UCLA..WR-Theo Howard transferring out..had (107R) over 2-year period.
Houston..Cougars seniors upset coach Dale Holgorsin..throwing in towel on season and red-shirting QAB-WR-OT..to tank this season-build depth next year.
USC..NCAA informs them ending 10Y ban on RB-Reggie Bush interaction with Trojans program in aftermath of NCAA extra benefits scandal during the Pete Carroll regime.
BYU…Named Jaren Hall as starting QB..first African American QB in Norman school history
AP Poll…Big shakeup…1-Alabama..2-LSU..3-Clemson..4-Ohio State..5-Oklahoma..6-Wisconsin..7-Penn State..8-Notre Dame..9-Florida…10-Georgia drops from 2nd slot.
Yankees-L-Astros (3-2)…Carlos Correa crushes 1st pitch in 11th inning off JA Happ to give Houston the win…George Springer HR earlier in game….Aaron Judge 2RHR for NY…..Series tied (1-1) going back to Yankees Stadium….
Yankees..Lose OF-Giancarlo Stanton-quad injury in Saturday game
Yankees-W-Astros (7-0) Saturday night..Gleyber Torres HR-5RBI..Giancarlo Stanton HR..Masahiro Tanaka (6innings-1 hit)
Washington-St Louis…Monday matchup..Stephen Strasburg-vs-Jack Flaherty…Nationals lead series (2-0)…St Louis (4-57) hitting in series..(.070) batting average.
Washington-W-Cardinals..Series opener-Anibal Sanchez (7.2-no hit innings) on Friday.
Washington-W-Cardinals..Max Scherzer (7inn-1H-11K) in Saturday win.
Angels..DEA report on drug overdose death of P-Tyler Skaggs…names Angels Media Relations Director Eric Kay as the conduit who purchased opioids for pitcher…DEA found Skaggs cell phone text messages to Kay asking he purchase Oxycodone-Fentanyl for him…Skaggs paid for drugs then shared them with Kay…Kay has been in drug rehab 3-times…Told police Skaggs snorted drugs in team hotel in Texas hours before he died….Kay said in deposition he told 2-Angels officials of Skaggs drug usage…Angels official deny the conversation ever took place…Skaggs family said pitcher had abuse drugs dating back to 2001…Angels say they are cooperating with DEA probe…No details on where Kay purchased the drugs…Kay longtime employee of team…Kay told DEA officials he believed 5-other Angels players had done opioids…..Kay confirmed he had overdosed on drugs and was hospitalized in the spring……ESPN Outside the Lines broke the DEA report.
Padres..P-Jacob Nix was heavily intoxicated when he tried to break into a home in Peoria, Arizona…was tasered and assaulted by home owner…told police he made mistake-went to wrong house to try and gain entry…Free on bond for misdemeanor.
Padres..Extended interview on Friday with Ron Washington-ex Rangers manager..longtime A’s-Braves coach…Becomes 4th candidate interviewed to replace Andy Green.
Angels…Interview ex Red Sox manager John Farrell..ex-Yankees-Orioles manager Buck Showalter…Padres hitting coach John Washington in addition to initial interview with Joe Maddon for vacant managerial job.
Dodgers…Status of GM-Andrew Friedman still unresolved…Contract expiring..report that he may be candidate for vacant Red Sox GM-job.
Dodgers..Public Vote of Confidence to Manager Dave Roberts despite post season failures…(393-256) regular season record.
Dodgers..Veteran 1B-David Freese retires (36Y)….Career (.279-hitter)…(.299-postseason).
Giants..Will interview just fired Phillies manager Gage Kaplar.
Giants..Interview A’s coach Mark Kotsay..Royals coach-Pedro Grifol on Friday
Phillies..Will Interview Joe Girardi-Buck Showalter.
Phillies..Report owner John Middleton overruled GM-Matt Klintak in firing of Gabe Kaplar.
Pirates..Interview Jeff Bannister from farm system for manager vacancy.
Mets..Interviewed Carlos Beltran-Yankees for manager’s job.
Lakers..F-Anthony Davis sprains thumb-could be out 3W-injured in preseason game in China.
Lakers-L-Brooklyn (91-77)…Caris LaVeert (22P) for Nets in win in China…LeBron James (6P)…Lakers shot just 33%…lost both games in China.
Lakers-Golden State…Monday NBA preseason game at Staples Center.
Sacramento..Waive F-Isaiah Pinero-ex USD..want him to play for Stockton team in NBA-G League.
Charlotte..F-Jalen McDaniels signs 1-year non-guaranteed contract with Hornets..missed 10-days of camp with holdout..Likely to play in NBA G-League in Greensboro.
Milwaukee..G-Eric Bledsoe-2 injured ribs in exhibition game.
Miami…F-James Johnson reports to camp-had failed physical because of poor conditioning 10-days ago.
New Orleans…1st round pick Zion Williamson (55P) 2-games..(21-25) shooting.
NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver snubbed by Yao Ming-did not meet in China to discuss deteriorating Chinese relationship.
LA Kings-L-Las Vegas..(5-2)….Golden Knights pulled away in 2nd period of game…..Paul Stasny scored 2-power play goals in (2:09) span in 2nd period…Sunday game
Kings-W-Nashville (7-4) on Saturday..3-goals in 3rd period..Dustin Brown-Ilya Kovalchuk score key goals.
Ducks-Boston…Monday night game on road…Ducks (4-1) start to season.
Ducks-W-Columbus (2-1) on Saturday..G-Ryan Miller 30-saves.. Ducks..Lose D-Brandon Guhl-leg injury
Gulls-L-Stockton (5-3)..Saturday night..give up 3G-in-3rd period.
Gulls-L-San Jose (5-1)..Friday night..give up 3-goals in 3-minutes..
Gulls..Off to (0-3) start..home opener on Friday at Sports Arena.
Toronto..Team meeting after 3-losses in row…battered (7-3) in Tampa Bay.
Las Vegas..Send D-Jimmy Schuldt to AHL..was college hockey star free agent
Vancouver..Sells F-Landon Ferraro to team in Germany.
Montreal..Young D-Noah Juulien cleared to play..sent to AHL..been out over a year with concussion-migraine problems.
NASCAR…Talladega 400…Race suspended by rains after 1st segment…William Byron had lead when rains came..to resume on Monday.
NASCAR…33-drivers topped 200mph in testing on Friday..Denny Hamlin ran hot lap (204.9)
Formula 1…Japanese Grand Prix…Val Bottas dominant run-holds off Sebastian Vettle-Lewis Hamilton who finish 2nd-3rd….Race marred by first lap crash Charles Leclerc-Max Verstappen…and possible equipment violation by Team Renaut-team failed post race exam….Team Mercedes wins point title.
Indy Car…Chip Ganassi to run 3rd team next year…Signs Marcus Ericsson to join Scott Dixon-Felix Ronqvist for 2020-season.
NASCAR..Stewart-Haas team signs driver Aric Almirola to contract extension..had 10-top-10 finishes this year.
Soccer..Team USA-W-Cuba (7-0) in opening round Nations Cup tourney..Eston McKinney scores 3-goals in rout.