Chargers…..Coach Anthony Lynn criticizes team for poor play….’not ready mentally’….and ‘terrible tackling’….in awful home loss to Steelers……Disappointed that Melvin Gordon brought up Stadium playing Steelers anthem during game..”Fans didn’t play the game-you did”….Chargers face tough schedule-play only 1-home game between now and December 3rd.
Chargers..Coaching staff to re-evaluate game plans and run game package…Since Melvin Gordon return-in effort to get him into a rhythm…Bolts have run for (71Y) in two losses….Gordon (30C-49Y)…Austin Ekeler (8C-22) in losses to Denver-Pittsburgh.
Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon criticizes stadium officials for playing Steelers anthem during the game..”We don’t have any fans here.”
Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers grabbed Steelers CB-Mike Hilton and pushed him away after Hilton taunted Chargers sideline after final pass interception…Rivers said he was “Defending his Sideline Family”
Packers-W-Lions 23-22)….Aaron Rodgers leads Packers on 6-minute drive resulting in Mason Crosby game winning 23Y-FG…..Rodges (283P-2TD) in rallying team from deficit….Crosby 3FGs….Lions Matt Prater 5FGs….QB-Matthew Stafford (265P)…..Lions hit with 3-very questionable penalty flags……..Monday Night Football….Green Bay(5-1)…Detroit (2-2-1)
Dallas…Jerry Jones says no coaching staff changes contemplated in wake of 3-straight losses…”This is not on Jason Garrett”…..VP-Stephen Jones…”He does not need vote confidence”.
Washington…Reports that owner Dan Snyder floated the idea that he might be willing to trade draft picks to the Steelers for right to talk to coach Mike Tomlin…..Steelers coach calls it ‘non story’.
Titans…No decision yet on status QB-Marcus Mariota after he was pulled for poor play on Sunday…has been sacked 25-times this year.
Miami…Coach Brian Flores putting QB-Josh Rosen back in as starter…Rosen (1TD-5Intc-16 sacks-53% completion rate-68 Rating)
Atlanta..Falcons coach Dan Quinn under siege….Team defense giving up (31PPG) this year.
Denver..Vic Fangio praises defense…has given up just (74Y) rushing in last two games-both wins.
Chiefs…Defense giving up (406YPG)…has allowed (272Y) rushing in last two losses.
Eagles..Coach Doug Pederson team (3-3)…”Sky is not falling”
Rams…Trying to solve offensive woes…QB-Jared Goff (78Y) passing on Sunday..team (0-9) on 3rd downs..Rams lost 3-in a row.
Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians to remain with Jameis Winston as QB…Winston (12TD-10Int-5Fumbles-25QB sacks) this season.
Cowboys..WR-Amari Cooper-out-quad injury
Denver..WR-Emmanuel Sanders-MRI-knee injury
Steelers..DT-Stephen Tuitt-torn pectoral muscle-shoulder
Seattle..TE-Will Dissly-torn achilles
Rams..IR-CB-Aqib Talib-fractured rib
Tennessee…DT-Jeff Simmonds-activated from PUP-had knee surgery
Lions..TE-TJ Hockenson-cleared for practice-concussion
Colts..LB-Darius Leonard-S-Clayton Gaethers-cleared practice-concussions
Raiders..Activate CB-Isaih Johnson-from IR…OG-Gabe Jackson-cleared practice
CFL..BC Lions QB-Mike Reilly-broken wrist…all 9-opening day QBs in CFL now gone with major injuries.
XFL…Holds its player draft on Tuesday-Wednesday…Name players on draft board”
San Diego State..RB-Donnell Pumphrey-ex Aztecs..ex Eagles…K-John Baron..WR-Micah Holder..TE-Daryl Richardson..WR-Ezell Ruffin…OG-Nico Siragusa…S-Parker Baldwin.
Chargers..RB-Branden Oliver..S-Dxter McCoil..WR-Nelson Spruse
San Diego Fleet..OG-Damien Mama..QB-Philip Nelson
QB..Joe Callahan-Packers..Connor Cook-Raiders..BJ Daniels-Seahawks..Eric Dungey-Syracuse..Austin Appleby-Florida..Zack Mettenberger-Steelers..Tyree Jackson-Bills…Tanner Lee-Nebraska..Tanner Mangum-BYU.
XFL…Not included on Draft list..QB-Johnny Manziel..Colin Kaeperneck..Josh Johnson.
San Diego State…Makes formal written proposal to City Council to purchase the 132-acres at SDCCU sight in Mission Valley. SDSU pledges to pay an additional 34M to build River Park…12M-to tear down old Stadium…11M-per year operational costs at old stadium…40M upfront for Fenton Avenue bridge. City Council however has been told by City Lawyers the Appraisal value was based on 2017 figures when Measure G-was approved. Lawyer say the value would be worth 104M in 2020 values when SDSU would take control. SDSU maintains the language in the Measure G-said the value would be determined according to 2017 values when the measure was approved.
Clemson…Unveils 70M-renovation plan for Frank Howard Field.
Boise State..QB-Hank Bachmeier-hip injury
Boston College..QB-Anthony Brown-gone for year-knee injury
Oregon..WR-Jacob Breeland-broken leg
USC..RB-Vavae Maelpeai-knee scope-knee injury-could be out 6W
UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly says no coaching staff shakeup on defensive staff
..Bruins #129-Pass Defense (340YPG)
..#127-Total Defense (503YPG)
..#123-Point Allowed (31PG)
Angels….Deny anyone in organization had any knowledge that P-Tyler Skaggs was addicted to opiads….Angels Media Relations Director Eric Kay told DEA officials he informed 2-Angels execs he knew 5-players who were doing drugs on roster. Kay was hospitalized in early season for drug overdose…Has been in rehab 3-times this year…DEA refuse to release names of players Kay fingered in his depositions.
Dodgers…VP-Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman commits to sign contract extension-will not interview for Red Sox job.
Dodgers…Name Mark Prior as pitching coach…Rick Honeycutt-14 year pitching coach will become a special assignment coach in system.
Dodgers…Agent Scott Boras tells Japanese press, his client Hyun Jin-Ryu is seeking a major pay raise from 18M-deal he had plus as much as 5Y-contract…Ryu is (32Y)
Phillies…Interview ex-Giants-Nationals manager Dusty Baker..also interviewing Buck Showalter-Joe Girardi.
Cubs..Interview Astros coach Joe Espada on Monday..will interview Gabe Kaplar-ex Phillies
Pirates..Intrerview Mike Bell-Arizona VP Player Personnel….Ryan Christenson-A’s front office exec
Mets…Will interview Eduardo Perez-ex Miami-Houston coach.
Sam Fuld…Phillies Player Director turns down request interview Pirates-Giants
Carlos Beltran..Rejects offer to interview for Cubs
Indians..Release C-Dionner Navarro
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Drew Robinson-ex Cardinals
Cardinals-L-Washington (8-1)…..Stephen Strasburg 7-shutout innings-12 strikeouts…..Ryan Zimmerman RBI single-RBI double…Howie Kendrick 3RBIs…….Nationals lead (3-0) in series…Caridnals have scored just 2-runs in 27-innings in series…Team batting average (.120) in shocking failure in postseason…..
Astros-Yankees…Series tied (1-1)….Gerrit Cole-vs-Luis Severino
Cardinals-Washington….Dakota Hudson-vs-Patrick Corbin.
Lakers….MRI clean on F-Anthony Davis sprained thumb-no ligament damage
Houston..F-Gerald Green-broken foot..out 6-weeks
Clippers..F-Paul George to be out till mid November-rehab shoulder surgery
Charlotte..Release G-Josh Perkins-ex Gonazaga
New Orleans..G-Lonzo Ball…”Time for Change-Wasn’t Working out in Los Angeles-injuries”
Dallas..Hire Nick Van Exel as scout
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirms he has decided Rockets owner Daryl Morely will not be disciplined by league for his freedom of speech comment about Honk Kong protesters…..Players met with Silver in Shanghai and wanted to know why no discipline would take place considering the comments cost the NBA millions of dollars in revenues from Chinese business.
Ducks-L-Boston (4-2)…David Pastrnak scores all 4-Bruins goals.
Kings-Carolina…Tuesday night game at Staples Center..Kings (2-3)
Kings..Must make roster decision on #1 pick-D-Tobias Bjornfot-keep him on roster or send him back to Sweden…Can play up to 10-games before decision must be made.
Flyers..Send D-Andy Welinski-ex Gulls-to Lehigh Valley-AHL
Penguins..Release D-Steve Oleksy-ex Gulls..had been in AHL
Toronto..Send #1 pick-Rasmus Sandin to AHL-Marlies
Arizona..Lose D-Nik Hjalmarsson-broken leg-out 12-weeks
Islanders…Lose C-Jordan Eberle-leg injury
Vancouver..G-Jacob Markstrom leaves team with family issue
New Jersey..Reports Coach John Hynes could be fired..team off to (0-2-2) start.
Boston..Legendary D-Teddy Green-passes away (79Y)…played 1961-1979 with Bruins and then in WHA…suffered fractured skull and brain damage in terrible stick fight with Wayne Maki of St Louis Blues in 1969.
NASCAR….Talladega 400….Ryan Blaney used a ‘Ford draft’ on final lap to edge Ryan Newman at the finish line as they raced door-to-door over the final two laps…Rain delayed raced marred by wild crash when early leader Alec Bowman was clipped by Chase Elliott setting off chain reaction accident that wiped out 6-cars at front of pack including severely damaged car of Jimmie Johnson.
Soccer..Team USA-vs-Canada…Tuesday night in Toronto in 2nd round action in Nations Cup tourney.