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Jets crush Lions as Darnold throws 2 TD passes

UNDATED (AP) — Sam Darnold threw a pick-6 on his first career NFL pass to join the likes of Brett Favre (fahrv) and Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston. But the third player taken in this year’s draft was pretty sharp after that as the New York Jets coasted to a 48-17 win over the Lions in Detroit.

Darnold finished 16 of 21 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. His first scoring pass went to Robby Anderson for 41 yards, and he added a 21-yard TD toss to Quincy Enunwa (eh-NOON’-wah) in the third quarter to put New York ahead to stay.

Isaiah Crowell led the Jets’ ground attack with 102 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries. Bilal (bih-LAL’) Powell added 60 yards rushing and Darron Lee grabbed two of New York’s five interceptions.

The game was tied at 17 until the Jets scored 31 straight points in the third quarter. Lee returned an interception 36 yards for a TD, Andre Roberts brought back a punt 70 yards for a score and Isaiah Crowell took a 62-yard run to the house. Lee’s TD was the first by the Jets’ defense in 74 games.

Matthew Stafford had a rough night, completing 27 of 46 for 286 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.

Tonight’s NFL doubleheader continues with the Raiders hosting the Rams.


Packers await more information on Rogers injury

UNDATED (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the team is still awaiting information on the extent of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ knee injury.

Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter after returning in the second half to rally the Packers from a 20-0 deficit for a 24-23 win in the season opener over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Rodgers said he would undergo more tests Monday, but that he was planning to play next week against the Minnesota Vikings.

In other NFL injury news:

— Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker has been placed on injured reserve following the Titans’ season-opening loss to Miami. Walker was hurt when Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald tackled him at the end of a 15-yard reception with 3 ½ minutes remaining. Quarterback Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah) is being evaluated after hurting his throwing arm, and two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is in the concussion protocol.

— Panthers coach Ron Rivera offered no immediate updates on the injuries to three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro right tackle Daryl Williams. Both were hurt while the Panthers were beating the Cowboys, 16-8 on Sunday.

— The Seahawks are still waiting to learn the severity of the injury to wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s right knee. Baldwin sprained the MCL early in Sunday’s loss to Denver.

— Browns starting defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah could miss a few games with a sprained left ankle. Ogbah got hurt on the final play of the first quarter in Sunday’s 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Verlander cheered in return to Motown

UNDATED (AP) — Justin Verlander received a warm welcome in his return to Detroit, just over a year after the Tigers shipped him to the Houston Astros.

Verlander received a lengthy standing ovation after a video tribute was played as he walked in from the bullpen. He also received another ovation during his warmup, then proceded to allow two runs and six hits over seven innings of the Astros’ 3-2 win over the Tigers. The Tigers put two runners on in the seventh, but Verlander struck out JaCoby Jones and Jeimer Candelario to escape with a 3-2 lead.

Francisco Liriano’s wild pitch and an error by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez allowed the Astros to score three unearned runs in the third. Tyler White and Marwin Gonzalez hit RBI singles, while the Tigers failed to turn two potential double plays.

The win gives the Al West-leading Astros a three-game lead over Oakland.

Checking out the rest of Monday’s major league schedule:

— Scooter Gennett was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Reds thumped the Dodgers, 10-6. Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) ignited Cincinnati’s four-run first with a two-run double. Eugenio (ay-oo-HAY’-nee-oh) Suarez slammed his 32nd home run and Tucker Bernhardt added a two-run single that put the Reds ahead 10-4 in the sixth.

— The Phillies and Nationals have been rained out in Philadelphia, as have the Mets and Marlins in New York. Both games have been rescheduled as single-admission doubleheaders Tuesday.


Late cautions send Keselowski to victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Keselowski allowed Team Penske to reach the winner’s circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second time since Memorial Day weekend.

Keselowski overtook Denny Hamlin on the next-to-last lap and won the Brickyard 400, NASCAR’s last regular-season race before the Monster Energy Cup playoffs. Keselowski wasn’t a factor until two late cautions gave the 2012 series champion a chance to use fresher tires to chase down Hamlin.

Keselowski’s victory comes 3 ½ months after Penske driver Will Power won the Indianapolis 500. Penske joins Chip Ganassi as the only owners to win the Indy double in the same season.

Erik Jones was second, followed by Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.

Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman captured the final two open playoff spots in the 10-race sprint to the championship. Kurt Busch clinched the regular-season title with an eighth-place finish in the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.


Bradley tops Rose in playoff

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose finished second in the BMW Championship today, but he’s now No. 1 in the world ranking.

Keegan Bradley ended a six-year victory drought by beating Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Rose led the tournament heading into the final round before Bradley fired a 6-under 64 to get to 20 under. But a runner-up finish allowed Rose to become the 22nd player to reach the top spot since the ranking began in 1986.

Rose had a chance to win in regulation but lipped out on the last hole.

Bradley’s previous victory at come in the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He gets a trip to Maui to start next year for the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions.


Tennis federation defends umpire at US Open

LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.”

Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racket, which cost her a point; and for calling Ramos a thief, which cost her a game.

The tournament referee also docked Williams a total of $17,000.


Surgery for Suns’ top scorer…Cavs re-sign forward Rodney Hood

UNDATED (AP) — Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker has undergone surgery on his hand and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

The right hand procedure will likely cause him to miss the start of the regular season.

Last year’s NBA 3-point champion signed a maximum five-year, $158 million contract this summer.

Also in the NBA

— Restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood has signed his one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer with the Cavaliers. Hood averaged 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 21 regular-season games after being acquired by the Cavs from Utah at the trade deadline.


Pacioretty deal extended

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee) to a four-year, $28 million contract extension, one day after acquiring him from the Canadiens for Tomas Tatar (tah-TAHR’), prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick.

Pacioretty scored 226 goals and 448 points in 626 career games with Montreal. He scored 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games last season after scoring at least 30 goals the previous four years. Pacioretty also was a minus-16 last season after leading the league with a plus-38 in 2014-15.

The 29-year-old Pacioretty was entering the final season of a six-year deal.


Monday deadline looms for claims in $75M Nassar settlement

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer predicts 150 or more new claims against Michigan State University as a deadline looms for lawsuits by people who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The deadline to file is Monday for people who weren’t part of a $425 million May settlement between Michigan State and 332 victims . Michigan State has agreed to set aside an additional $75 million for additional claims.

Nassar is serving decades in prison for possessing child pornography and assaulting females, mostly gymnasts.

Attorney Gary Bender says he’s representing 10 women or girls. He says his clients were embarrassed or weren’t prepared to step forward earlier.

Bender predicts attorneys will file at least 150 new lawsuits, based on the filings so far and his talks with other lawyers.



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