Chargers-Denver…Monday Night Opener…Projecting Bolts to go (8-8) on season…Broncos 3-point favorite heading into game…Philip Rivers (6-5) career in Denver…Chargers (17-40) as a team in games played in Denver…Trevor Siemian starts at QB for Broncos-was (1-1) vs Bolts last year…Mike McCoy takes over as offensive coordinator for Denver after 4-years in San Diego…Russell Okung-Bolts LT-started last year in Denver.
Saints-Vikings…Early Monday Night Game…Debut of Adrian Peterson against his old Minnesota team.
Raiders-W-Tennessee (26-16)..Derek Carr (262P-2TD)..Gino Tavecchio 4FGs including 43-52Y…Defense kept Marcus Mariota off scoreboard (256Y) 0TD.
Seattle-L-Green Bay (17-9)….Aaron Rodgers (311Y)..survived 4-sacks…threw 37Y-TD-Jordy Nelson…Russell Wilson (158P)…took 3-sacks-7-hits
Cowboys-W-Giants (19-3)..Dak Prescott (268P)..Ezekiel Elliott (104R)…Eli Manning held 33Y passing in first half…Dazn Bailey 4FG..
Falcons-W-Bears.(23-17)…Matt Ryan (321-TD)..Falcons defense 4-sacks…Mike Glennon (213P).
Bills-W-Jets..(21-12)..Tyrod Taylor (224P-2TD)…LeSean McCoy (110E)…Bills defense 2-picks off Josh McCown..Jets had 85Y-offense in first half..
Ravens-W-Bengals (20-0)..Ravens defense 4-interceptions-fumble recovery-5-sacks of Andy Dalton…Jeremy Maclin 48Y-TD catch…Terrance West (80R)..
Steelers-W-Browns (21-18)…Steelers defense 7-QB sacks..TJ Watt interception…Ben Roethlisberger (263P)..Antonio Brown (11R-182Y)…Rookie QB-DeShone Kizer (222P)
Arizona-L-Detroit (35-23)…Matthew Stafford throws 3TD passes in 13-minutes in come from behind win…Stafford ((292P-4TD)..Golden Tate (10R-107)…Miles Killebrew 35TD-interception…Carson Palmer (3int-fumble)..
Houston-L-Jacksonville.(29-7)..Jaguars defense 10-QBX-sacks..2 fumble recoveries-interception……Calais Campbell 4-sacks for Jags….Deshaun Watson (102P-TD-Int-4QBX)
Eagles-W-Redskins..(30-17)…Carson Wentz (307P-2TD)…Eagles defense 3-fumble recoveries..interception…4-sacks…Kirk Cousins (240P) in loss.
Rams-W-Colts..(46-9)…Trumaine Johnson 39Y-TD interception…LaMarcus Joiner 29Y-TD-pick…Rams defense 4-sacks..3-takeways…safety…Jared Goff (306P)
Carolina-W-49ers..(23-3)…Cam Newton 9-40YTD passes..(171P-2TD)…49ers give up 4-sacks-turn over twice.
Tampa-Miami…Cancelled by hurricane
Dallas…Judge in Ezekiel Elliott case issues imjunction-blocking 6G-domestic abuse suspension..said Appeals hearing was fundamentally unfair…Said arbitrator Harold Henderson did not allow Tiffany Thompson to testify…did not call Roger Goodell as a witness..and refused to make NFL notes of probe available….NFL will now appeal to a higher court.
NFL…hands down additional 6G-suspension to ex-Giants kicker Josh Brown for a series of domestic abuse incidents with new information that became available…had been suspended 1-game last year-but released by Giants…Police had not made notes of other incidents available to NFL at time of suspension.
NFL-TV Ratings..Thursday night game had (14.6) rating…dropped for 3rd straight year (17.7-to-16.5)..San Diego market dropped from (19.1-to-14.6).
Rams..DT-Aaron Donald ends 40-days holdout-reports to camp on weekend..will play under terms of 1.8M current contract-Rams say they will continue to negotiate..would have forfeited 817,000 roster bonus and game check.
Houston..OT-Duane Brown remains a contract holdout..forefeits (553,000)game check.
Browns..Cleveland police join arms with Browns players during National Anthem…Police had refused to participate in pregame because of Browns players kneeling during past anthems over police brutality issues nationwide.
Washington…Ex-GM Scott McCloughan files lawsuit over final 22-months of contract owed after his termination
Miami..Dolphins fly to Los Angeles…will train all week in Oxnard at Cowboys camp preparing for next weekends game with Chargers in Carson.
Arizona..Release LB-Phil Wheeler.
Bears..Release RB-KaDeem Carey..QB-Connor Shaw
Colts..Release RB-Mike Jones-ex Redskins
Vikings..Release DE-Datone Jones-ex Packers
Raiders..Release OT-Max Valles
Jaguars..Sign FA-S-Calvin Pryor-ex Jets.
Chiefs..Sign FA-RB-CJ Spiller
Saintrs..Sign FA-LS-Zach Wood
Raiders..Sign FA-K-Georgio Tavecchio
Saints..Workout FA-CB-Leon Hall-ex-Bengals
Bears..WR-Kevin White-broken collarbone
Houston..DE-JJ Watt-dislocated finger
Houston..LB-Brian Cushing-concussion..TE-Ryan Griffin-concussion
Houston..TE-CJ Fiedorowicz-concussion…WR-Bruce Ellington-concussion
Eagles..OT-Jason Peters-groin…CB-Ron Darby-dislocated ankle
Ravens..OT-JaDarius Smith-knee..RB-Danny Woodhead-hamstring
Denver..DE-Jared Crick ruled out Monday night game-shoulder
Padres-L-Arizona (3-2)..JD Martinez 2-solo HRs..Paul Goldschmidt HR…Dbacks won (14-of-16)
Padres…Off day Monday…heading to Minnesota
Padres..P-Colin Rea throwing bullpen sessions every 5th day in next step from elbow surgeries.
Padres..P-Matt Strahm learned to throw in November-coming off knee surgery.
Dodgers-L-Rockies (8-2)…LA drops 10th game in a row…and 15-of-16…Mark Reynolds grand slam HR..Nolan Arenado HR….LA scored only 24R in 10-game losing streak…and 38R-in last 16…lead over Arizona now 9-games in row.
Dodgers-Giants..Hyun Jin-Ryu pulled from start…Chris Stratton to start for SF.
Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez-2nd epidural in ailing back..out for at least a week.
Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager returns to lineup despite ailing elbow.
Dodgers..P-Julio Urias ahead of schedule in shoulder capsule surgery
Dodgers..Callup IF-Kyle Farmer from Oklahoma City
Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts criticizes fans for booing-calling it irresponsible.
Angels-W-Seattle (5-3)..Justin Upton 2R-double..Mike Trout HR..
Halos…Off on Monday
Angels..DL-OF-Jeff Marte-fractured foot
Angels..Callup OF-Shane Robinson-OF.
Indians-W-Orioles..Francisco Lindor-Rob Perez solo HRs..Tribe won 18-in row
Yankees-W-Texas..Aaron Judge hits 40th-41st HRs..Didi Gregorious 4-hits-4RBI
Boston-L-Tampa Bay…Luca Duda-Brandon Workman HRs..Ric Porcello now (7-17) ..
Washington-W-Phillies..Stephen Strasburg 8-shutout innings…runs streak to (34inn-0runs) allowed
Houston-L-A’s…A-score 2R on bases loaded walk….another win hit batsman.
Cubs-L-Milwaukee..Taylor Shaw 2R-HR
Giants-L-White Sox..Jose Abreu solo HR-2R-HR
Reds-W-Mets..Tucker Barnhardt 5RBI.
Marlins-L-Braves..Ty Flowers 3H-3RBI..Matt Adams 2R-HR
Blue Jays-W-Tigers…Teo Hernandez 2HRs..Darwin Barney 4-hitsToronto
Twins-L-Royals..Jason Vargas wins 15th game of year..Brandon Moss HR-4RBI
Pirates-L-Cardinals..Yadier Molina HR-3R-HR..5-RBI
White Sox..Callup P-Chris Volstad…P-Al Albuquerque
Arizona..Calup OF-Jeremy Hazelbaker
Yankees..Sign Cuban FA-SS-Rony Rojas-M ceal-16Y old.
Mets..Surgery 3B-Davie Wright-rotator cuff-will not retire
White Sox..DL-P-Carlos Rodon-shoulder stiffness.
Brewers..DL-P-Jimmy Nelson-torn labrum
Toronto..DL-2B-tevon Travis-gone for year-knee
Giants..1B-Brandon Belt remains out with concussion symptoms
Mariners..Activate P-James Paton-Feliz Hernandez from DL stints
Miami..Activate 1B-Justin Bour from DL
Braves..Activate C-Ty Flowers-from DL.
Pirates..Activate OF-Greg Polanco from DL
Houston..Activate C-Evan Gattis from DL.
MLB…Gives Hall of Fame a 10M-endowment to help with operations…MLB teams have contributed 12M as their share….Hall wants to raise 32M in total fund raising drive
Cleveland…G-Isiah Thomas will not be ready to start the season…hip issue….labrum-cartilage
Charlotte…G-Michael Carter Williams-to miss 2-months start of season-knee surgery
NBA…Will restructure Lottery Rules to try and control tanking…looking at proposal that team that wins lottery…can not draft higher than 4th the next year….also weighing plan that would give 3-teams with worst records equal chance at winning lottery.
Knicks..Talking to FA-G-Trey Burks-ex Utah..Jarrett Jack-ex-Pelicans.
Seattle..Jim McDaniels (7-1-C)..ex Supersonic-Western Kentucky star..passes away (71Y)
Vancouver..Signs F-Bo Horvat (6Y-33M) extension..has 49-goals in 3-years.
Nashville..F-ryan Ellis to miss 6-monthsl…knee surgery.
Vancouver…F-Brendon Guance-out 3-months..knee surgery
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-Scott Upscale
Colorado..Sign FA-G-Jon Bernie-ex Kings-Ducks
US Open…Rafael Nadal-W-Kevin Anderson..blowout win in 3-sets
US Open..Sloane Stephens straight set win over Madison Keys to win title..Stephens beat Venus Williams in semi finals on Friday.
NASCAR….Richmond 400…Kyle Larson wins 4th race of season….Race marred when pit lane is blocked by emergency vehicle…causing rear end crashes that knocked cars out of the race….Matt Kenneth-Clint Bowyer-Dale Earnhandrkt fail to make Chase for Championship field.
Boxing..Sugar Ray Ramos-passes (75)..was feather weight champion….Title bout knockout led to death of Davey Moore after fight in Los Angeles.
English Premeir League
..Manchester United-stunned-Stoke City ends in 2-2 tie.
..Manchester City…storms to 5-0 win over Liverpool
..Arsenal…bounces back from week of controvert-shuts out Bournemouth
..Hot Spur…2-goals by Harry Kane to get Everton
..Chelsea…2-0 win over Leicester City.