>>Lions Take Care Of Packers On MNF
(Green Bay, WI) — The Packers’ free fall without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued as the Lions cruised to a 30-17 win at Lambeau Field on “Monday Night Football.” Green Bay has dropped three in-a-row and is now at .500 midway through the season. The Lions got to 4-and-4 behind 361 yards passing and two touchdowns from Matthew Stafford.
>>NFL Suspends Evans One Game
(New York, NY) — Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is having worse luck than Bengals wideout A.J. Green. The NFL decided to suspend Evans one game for blindsiding New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore on Sunday. Green avoided a suspension despite throwing multiple punches and wrestling Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey.
>>Cubs Give QOs Too Arrieta, Davis
(Chicago, IL) — If the Cubs lose starter Jake Arrieta or closer Wade Davis they won’t come away empty-handed. Chicago extended qualifying offers to both pitchers. They can each decide to accept the one-year deal worth 17.4-million-dollars if they choose too. A decision is needed by November 16th.
>>Cardinals Release Rosenthal, Make Qualifying Offer To Lynn
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are moving on without reliever Trevor Rosenthal. The Cards released the 27-year-old former All-Star closer on Monday. Rosenthal is now a free agent but is facing a long recovery from elbow surgery. The Cardinals did make a one-year qualifying offer to starter Lance Lynn. Free agents can start signing with other teams today.
>>Suns’ Booker Becomes 4th Youngest Player To 3,000 Points
(Phoenix, AZ) — Suns guard Devin Booker is joining some elite company. Booker was the fourth-youngest player to score three-thousand points during Phoenix’s loss to the Nets on Monday. The 21-year-old Booker trails only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. He finished with 18 points on the night. James, Durant and “Melo” were all 20 when they accomplished the feat.
>>College Football Playoff Rankings Released Tonight
(Undated) — The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings come out tonight. Number-one Georgia, number-two Alabama, number-three Notre Dame and number-four Clemson all won on Saturday and will likely hold their spots this week. Number-six Ohio State got dominated by Iowa on Saturday.
>>Mattingly, Morris, Tommy John Among Modern Era Hall Of Fame Candidates
(Cooperstown, NY) — Don Mattingly, Jack Morris, and Tommy John are among 10 candidates on the Modern Era ballot for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Steve Garvey, Marvin Miller, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell are also on the ballot, which recognizes the years 1970 to 1987. 75-percent of the vote is needed for election. Results will be revealed December 10th.