Four first quarter turnovers doom Broncos
Atlanta took advantage of four first quarter Denver turnovers to build a 20-7 halftime lead and then survived a furious fourth quarter rally to beat the Broncos 27-21 at the Georgia Dome. Peyton Manning threw interceptions on the Broncos first three possessions and never found his rhythm until half way through the fourth quarter when it was too late. Matt Ryan was an economical 24-36 for 219 yards and two scores. His night could have been considerably better had it not been for several key drops by his receivers. Denver’s Willis McGahee ran for 113 yards on 22 carries and two scores.
As a side not of this game, Falcon running back Michael Turner was arrested for alleged DUI several hours after the game. Turner was booked just after 5 a.m. ET Tuesday and was released two hours later on a $2,179 bond. Turner had 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries against the Broncos.
The favorite and under were easy winners last night making the dogs 8-7-1 for Week Two and the over 8-6-2.
College Football News and Notes
Four months after being convicted, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced for 45 counts of sex abuse involving 10 boys. Given his age and the serious nature of the crimes of which he was convicted, Sandusky is likely to receive a sentence that will keep the 68-year-old in prison for life. He is jailed pending sentencing and maintains his innocence.
Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini has been given a clean bill of health after being taken to the hospital at halftime of the Huskers 42-13 win over Arkansas State. The 44-year-old Pelini said that it was an upset stomach and not any heart or stress related issue. He was treated and released Saturday afternoon.
MLB Diamond Dust
Betting nuggets for Tuesday ….. Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey is 1-0 with a 1.66 ERA over his L3 starts. The Rangers Ryan Dempster is 5-0 with a 21.8 ERA in his L5 starts and the Angels Jared Weaver rocks a 1.46 ERA in his two September starts. It should be a good one in Anaheim. Pittsburg’s AJ Burnett is 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA in his L5 starts. Atlanta’s Paul Maholm is 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA in his L5 starts. Minnesota’s PJ Walters is 0-3 with a 12.77 ERA over his L5 starts.
Milwaukee is 20-6 in their L26 games. Philadelphia is 17-7 in their L24 games. San Diego is 9-2 in their L11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-8 in their L11 games. The Mets have lost nine of their L10. Tampa Bay is just 3-9 over their L12 games.
The over is 5-0-1 in Washington’s L6 home games. The over is 6-2 in the L8 games played at Coors Field. The over is 9-3-1 in Baltimore’s L13 games. The under is 4-1 in the L5 St Louis and Arizona games. The under is 7-1 in the L8 BoSox games. The under is 8-2-1 in the ChiSox L11 road games.
Metta says the Lakers shooting for Bulls 73-9
With Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the fold, Metta World Peace (the former Ron Artest) has thrown down the gauntlet in an interview with the Sports Radio Network …..
“We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that’s definitely something that I want to do. Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It’s as simple as that. We just have to go get it. (Host: So that Bulls record is something you’re thinking about?) No question. You try to snatch records before you leave this earth. You gotta try to do a lot of great things so it’s definitely a goal. With Dwight Howard, (Steve) Nash, Kobe (Bryant), myself, Pau (Gasol) and then (Antawn) Jamison and a lot of great additions it’s something that’s possible.”
With NBA camps just a couple of weeks a way, the first shot has been fired.
Shaun White arrested in Nashville
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and multiple time X Games champion Shaun White was arrested and charged with public intoxication and vandalism in Nashville Sunday morning. “The Flying Tomato” allegedly pulled the fire alarm forcing the evacuation of the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and destroyed a hotel phone, White ran from the scene but was chased down by a hotel guest. White was arrested for not signing two misdemeanor warrants and then released on his own recognizance.
E News entertainment on the Shaun White incident
(MLB) Milwaukee (Gallardo) -116 over Pittsburg (Burnett) 7:05 PM EST
(MLB) Philadelphia (Cloyd) +110 over NY Mets (Harvey) 7:10 PM EST
(MLB) San Diego (Stults) +136 over Arizona (Kennedy) 9:40 PM EST
(MLB) Texas (Dempster0/Anaheim (Weaver) Under 7.5 10:10 PM EST