Cowboys turnover Giants, Monday night DH preview, MLB News and Notes, Edwards win and Chase is set, Serena wins 5th Open, Texas and USC out of Top 25 + Weekend Recap: Monday, September 9, 2013

Six giveaways sink G-Men in SNF finale

Tony Romo threw for 263 yards and two scores and the Cowboy defense caused six turnovers in the Dallas 36-31 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night football. Romo found his favorite target, Jason Whitten, in the end zone twice and Brandon Carr took an Eli Manning deflection to the house in the win. The Giants closed as -4.5 point favorites and covered while the 67 total points flew over the 49 point total.

Eagles/Skins, Texans/Chargers featured in tonight’s MNF twin bill

The opening week of the NFL concludes tonight with a Monday Night Football double-header.

The 7:10 PM EST opens up with RG III and Redskins hosting Chip Kelly’s re-tooled Philadelphia Eagles. Washington has been a steady -4 point favorite with the high/low headed North from the 51 opening number to the current 53. Weather at Fed Ex Field will be partly cloudy with a game time temperature of around 74.

in the 10:20 PM EST finale, the Houston Texans are now -6 over San Diego with the over/under headed South from 47 to 45. Weather should be near perfect at Qual Comm Stadium with light clouds and temperature at game time expected to be around 76. Texan RB Arian Foster is listed as probable off the injury report.

News from around the NFL

Steeler aal-pro center Maurkice Pouncey will be out for the season after tearing his ACL and MCL in Pittsburg’s 16-9 home loss to Tennessee.

Lion defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will face discipline from the league after diving at the knees of Viking’s center John Sullivan. Suh was penalized 15 yards for the dirty play and will likely rate a suspension with his history of dirty play.

Parity ??? Sunday’s ten games decided by a touchdown or less were the most ever in an opening week since the merger.

MLB News and Notes

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has suffered a compression fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. The BoSox leadoff hitter will be in a boot for the next five days and could return in as few as ten days if the injury responds to treatment.

Derek Jeter’s nightmare season continued Saturday when the Yankee captain was forced out of the lineup after re-injuring his ankle. Jeter’s left ankle has been surgically repaired twice since October and he will be out indefinitely. The future first ballot HOFer is hitting just .190 in 19 games this year.

Carl Edwards wins at Richmond, on to The Chase

Carl Edwards won the final race of Nascar’s regular season taking the checkered flag at Richmond. Kurt Bush was second with Ryan Newman third. Nascar’s playoff, the ten-race Chase, starts next week in Chicago with the 12 drivers still with a chance to win the Sprint Cup championship is now set and looks like this.

1 Matt Kenseth
2 Jimmie Johnson
3 Kyle Busch
4 Kevin Harvick
5 Carl Edwards
6 Joey Logano
7 Greg Biffle
8 Clint Bowyer
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
10 Kurt Busch

Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano qualify as wildcards. Jeff Gordon misses the Chase by a point after making the Chase by a point last year. Defending champion Brad Keselowski did not qualify and will simply just be driving out the string.

Serena wins 5th US Open in three sets

Serena Williams battled the winds of Flushing Meadows but finally won her fifth US Open and 17th Grand Slam of her career with a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 victory over No.2 seed Victoria Azarenka. With the win, Serena also became the first woman tennis player to surpass $50 million in career earnings. Sister Venus is a distant second with a $28.2 million career take.

Texas and USC fall from polls after Saturday losses

This week’s college football Top 25’s will be without two familiar faces. Texas and USC are out while Miami Fla and Ole Miss are in when the the AP and Coaches polls are released later today. Texas was manhandled by BYU 40-21. Longhorns DC Manny Diaz was reassigned in the program after the Cougars rushed for a record 550 yards. USC was embarrassed by Washington State 10-7 as the Trojans continue to struggle with poor quarterback play.

Miami enters the Top 25 at No.15 after taking down now No.18 Florida 21-16. Georgia is back in the top ten at No.9 after mauling South Carolina on Saturday. Michigan made the biggest jump in the polls moving from No.17 to No.11 after the Wolverines win over now No.21 Notre Dame.

Clowney unhappy with South Carolina defensive schemes

Heisman Trophy hypester and possible top draft choice Jadeveon Clowney was critical of South Carolina’s defensive scheme after the Gamecocks were spanked by Georgia. Clowney suggested he should be moved around rather than just seal the play and chase from his defensive end position. Clowney might be better served just shutting up and playing football rather than stinking up the joint like he has in his first two games.

Free Play

(NFL) Washington -4 over Philadelphia (Monday, September 9, 2013 7:10 PM EST)