ALCS….Astros-L-Rangers (11-4)…Texas wins ALCS-teeing off on Astros starter Christian Javier in the 1st inning-knocking him out…Adolis Garcia had 4-hits early and 5RBIs in a blowout game…Max Scherzer lasted just (2.2 inn)…Rangers won all 4-games at Minute Maid Park in Houston..
NLCS..Phillies-L-Arizona (5-1)..Diamondbacks force 7th game on Tuesday..Tom Pham-Lourdes Gurriel hit back to back HRs off Aaron Nola in 2nd inning to take early (3-0) lead and coast to win in Philadelphia..Ketel Marte had RBI single-triple later in game.
Padres…Sources in baseball that if Manager Bob Melvin leaves for the Giants job-GM AJ Preller will consider promoting bench coach Ryan Flaherty or consultant coach Mike Schildt to manager’s job…Flaherty has spent 4-years as a coach with the Padres in wide variety of roles…Schildt was (255-199) over 3-years with Cardinals-but was let go despite having made the playoffs….Melvin has 1Y-left on a 4M a year deal with the Padres….Melvin has a career record (1,517-1,425).
Angels..Hire Dom Chiti as Minor League Pitching Coordinator
Milwaukee..Former Brewers reliever Pete Ladd passes away (67Y)-Cancer
Miami..Fires DJ Svihlik-Director of Scouting..GM-Kim Ng quit last week
Giants..Longtime major leaguer Nick Hundley turns down request interview
A’s..Fire Bullpen coach Mike McCarthy
Cleveland..Will interview Seattle coach Steven Vogt for manager’s job
(Monday Night Football)
49ers-L-Vikings…(22-17)…QB-Kirk Cousins dazzling (35-45) 378P-2TD..Vikings jump on Niners early-never give up the lead…TE-TJ Hockenson (11R) in win…WR-Jordan Addison (7R-124Y) in breakout game.
Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley under fire for using ‘zone coverage’ that allowed QB-Patrick Mahomes (424Y-4TD) and Travis Kelce (12R-179Y) to go wild in Sunday’s win…Chargers S-Derwin James critical of defensive scheme-needed to ‘man up’ to stop the Chiefs offense…KC wound up with (523Y) in the win…Chargers pass defense has given up 32 pass plays of plus-20 yards in 6-games
Rams..Coach Sean McVay says team will re-evaluate K-Brett Maher after he missed 2-field goals and a point after in loss to the Steelers…McVay critical of his team ‘we need 4-quarters of football’.
Raiders..Criticism mounting on Coach Josh McDaniels…’he has no answers’….McDaniels now (9-15) with Las Vegas and (20-32) in his coaching career.
Miami..Questions arise about Dolphins toughness after getting buried physically by Eagles after getting bombed by Buffalo…Dolphins wins have come against teams with combined records (8-25)
Denver..NFL suspends S-Kareem Jackson-4 Games-as repeat offender for helmet hit and ejection on Sunday…Had already been fined (89,000) this year for hits.
Chiefs…Young WR-Justyn Ross arrested on felony vandalism charges…was being held on 25,000-bail.
Eagles-Titans…Trade ..Philadelphia acquiring S-Kevin Byard from Titans for LB-Terrell Edmunds and #5-6 round picks
Ravens..Visit with DT-Ndamakong Suh-ex Lions-Tampa Bay
Giants..Sign FA-KR-Gunnar Olszewski-ex Steelers
Chiefs..Surgery LB-Nick Bolton-dislocated wrist..out 8W
Seattle..Surgery DE-Ochenna Nwosu-torn pectoral
Browns..QB-Deshaun Watson has reinjured his rotator cuff
Lions..RB-Max Ibrahim-surgery-dislocated hip
Gaints..RB-Saquon Barkley-hyperextended elbow
Seattle..WR-DK Metcalf-hip injury
Ann Arbor News..reports a Michigan staffer bought tickets to 30-different Big 10-games to ‘scout’ opposing coaches…may have taken videos trying to steal coaching signs.
Michigan State..Suspend staffer to posted a video of Hitler salute on video board at Michigan State-Stadium on weekend.
Arkansas..Fire Dan Enos-Off Coord in midst of6-game losing streak
Maryland..Off Coord-Kevin Sumlin-arrested DUI charges early Monday
Texas..QB-Quinn Ewers out of action-shoulder bruise
Coastal Carolina..QB-Grayson McCall-hospitalized possible concussion
Holiday Bowl..will announce new Corporate Sponsor on Thursday Press Conference on US-Midway.
NBA season opens with 2-games on Tuesday and 12-games on Wednesday
..Lakers-at-Denver…Lakers unveil 5-new players coming off the bench
..Suns-at-Golden State..Brad Beal makes debut for Phoenix
Lakers..name Taurean Prince as 5th starter
Pistons..Release G-Buddy Boeheim
Portland..Release F-Kevin Knox
Suns..Release F-Keon Johnson
Milwaukee..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo signs (3Y-163M) extension
Memphis..C-Steve Adams to miss entire season-needs more knee meniscus surgery
76ers..G-James Harden remains AWOL from team-trying to force a trade to LA Clippers.
Duke…Signs coach Jon Scheyer to 6Y extension
San Diego State..Signs deal with Mesa Foundation to help market mens-women’s basketball program and raise NIL money for players.
San Diego Gulls-at-Tucson…AHL action on Tuesday
Ducks-at-Columbus..Anaheim off to (1-4) start
Kings-Arizona Coyotes..Tuesday game
Winnipeg..Coach Ric Bowness takes leave from team-wife hospitalized with serious seizure problems.
Oilers…C-Connor McDavid-out 2-weeks-oblique
Blackhawks..F-Taylor Hall reinjures shoulder
Seattle..Lose F-Andre Burakovsky-8W-shoulder injury
Ducks..D-Jamie Drysdale placed on IR list-upper body injury
Columbus..RW-Patrick Laine-on IR-chest injury
Oilers..Sign FA-C-Sam Gagner-sent to AHL-Bakersfield
NYR..Former NY defenseman Adam Clendenning-signs with Tampere-Finland
Minnesota..Calls up C-Vin Lettieri-from AHL
Calgary..D-Rasmus Andersson-4G suspension for head hit
Lionel Messi…Season for Inter-Miami ends-failed to make playoffs….Had 12-match winning streak to start….was injured…winless in final 6-matches.
English Premier League:
..Hot Spur-W-Fulham (2-0)..Son-Min scores in 38′..Bst start in 60-years
FIFA…Report Dallas has made huge proposal to host 2026-World Cup with guarantee to sell 200,000-tickets to event…Propose staging game at ATT-Stadium (100,000)…and host Soccer Viewing parties in both Rangers new stadium and old stadium in Dallas market.