Bengals double up Steelers 20-10, MLB News and Notes, Zach Johnson wins rain delayed BMW, Wisky/ASU officials reprimanded, Floyd apologizes for Oscar post + Monday Recap: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bengal defense dominates Pittsburgh in 20-10 win

Cincinnati rookie Giovani Bernard scored twice and the Bengal defense held Pittsburgh to just seven yards rushing over the final three quarters in last night’s 20-10 win on Monday Night Football. Andy Dalton was 25-45 for 280 and a score. BenJarvis Green-Ellis chipped in with 75 yards on 22 carries. The Bengals improved to 10-20 all-time on Monday night football.

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2002, not a good omen. Since 2009, 30 teams have opened the season at 0-2 and none have made the playoffs. Pittsburgh now has just 525 yards of total offense in two games. Favorite (-6 1/2) and Under (41) players cashed their tickets.

MLB News and Notes

The Texas Rangers continue their last season spiral. The Rangers lost their seventh straight game, 6-2 at Tampa Bay on Monday. Over the 7-game skid, Texas has not homered and has never led at any point in a game.

The tragic shootings at the Baltimore Naval Yard caused the postponement of last night’s Braves/Nats game. The Naval Yard is less than a mile from National’s Stadium. The teams will play a day/night double-header today as the make up.

Zach Johnson captures BMW after final round 65

Zach Johnson fired a final round 65 on Monday to capture the BMW Championship by two shots over Nick Watney. Third round leader Jim Furyk finished third after shooting an even par 71. Tiger Woods finished T-11, six shots back, and will take the Fed Ex Cup point lead into the the Tour Championship this week at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Sportsbetting3 will post odds and preview the Fed Ex Cup finale on the Friday report.

Wisconson/Arizona State officials

The Pac 12 has reprimanded the officials of the Wisconsin/Arizona State game for their handling of the final sequence of the game where Wisconsin was not able to run a final play. Read about the ruling here.

If you haven’t seen the bizzare ending to Saturday night’s Wisconsin/Arizona State game ….. here it is. In the end, there is nobody to blame but the Badger coaching staff for horrific clock management.

Floyd Mayweather apologizes for ODLH post

Floyd Mayweather has issued an apology to the Oscar De La Hoya camp for a post that went out over the champ’s instagram account which said, “MEANWHILE IN REHAB” and a caption that read: “OSCAR: I gave Canelo the wrong blueprint I was high.”

De La Hoya’s company Golden Boy Productions promoted the Mayweather/Alvarez title tilt in Las Vegas on Saturday. De La Hoya was not in attendance having entered rehab earlier in the week.

Mayweather issued a statement saying …..

“It’s unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post. As I clearly stated during my fight week and again in the post-fight press conference, I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction. I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone.”

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