A bunch of bombshells rocked the NFL on Monday, including a pair of big-name injuries, a massive blockbuster trade and a close one between the Chiefs and Giants. We’ll catch up on the NBA and NHL early-season action before tonight’s World Series Game 6 (8:00 pm ET).
NFL Rundown: Injuries, Trades & More
Derrick Henry’s Knee Injury, Broncos Trade Von Miller, Chiefs Win MNF Against Giants (20-17)
A busy Monday in the NFL saw storylines pile up all day long across the league. From significant injuries and a blockbuster trade to a Monday Night Football thriller, we’ve got it all.
The Tennessee Titans took a big blow on Monday with the loss of RB Derrick Henry. The NFL’s leading rusher in yards (937) and touchdowns (10), Henry suffered a potentially season-ending foot injury on Sunday. He’ll undergo surgery today. The Titans signed free-agent RB Adrian Peterson yesterday to help fill the void.
The NFL trade deadline is this afternoon (4:00 pm ET), and the biggest acquisition came Monday afternoon. The L.A. Rams traded 2nd and 3rd-round picks in the 2022 draft to the Broncos for veteran LB Von Miller. The 8-time pro bowler has played his entire 10-year career in Denver, but he’ll now suit up on a loaded defense with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
After a blowout loss last week, the Chiefs got back on track with a narrow win over the Giants on Monday Night Football. Kansas City piled up 107 yards on the ground while QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 275 yards and 1 TD as the Chiefs kicked two fourth-quarter field goals to get the win.
Yahoo! Sports: Saints Lose QB Jameis Winston for Season With Torn ACL
5 Stars on the Hardwood
DeRozan Leads Bulls, Morant Stays Hot & More From the NBA
A busy night in the NBA saw a handful of players put their stamp on the early-season rush with some stat-stuffing performances. The Bulls, 76ers and Grizzlies are still hot, but the 2021-22 season is just getting started.
D. DeRozan (CHI): 37 points, 7 rebounds
O. Anunoby (TOR): 36 points, 6 rebounds
C. Anthony (ORL): 31 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists
L. Ball (CHA): 30 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
J. Morant (MEM): 26 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists
Yesterday’s NBA Highlights
Tonight’s Top Games
Heat at Mavericks (7:30 pm ET)
Pelicans at Suns (10:00 pm ET)
CBS Sports: Why Is Offense Plummeting in the NBA?
Finally: A Good Day For The Blackhawks
Patrick Kane’s Hat Trick Puts Miserable Blackhawks in the Win Column
After an ugly off-the-ice saga involving the Chicago Blackhawks last week, the team finally got its first win of the season on Monday. Patrick Kane tallied a hat trick to give the Blackhawks a 5-1 win over the Senators. Brandon Hagel also added two goals and Jonathan Toews. Meanwhile, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made headlines yesterday by defending the league’s handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach. Chicago is now 1-7-2, leaving the Arizona Coyotes (0-8-1) as the last winless team in the NHL.
Yesterday’s NHL Highlights
Tonight’s Top Games
Golden Knights at Maple Leafs (7:00 pm ET)
Sabres at Sharks (10:00 pm ET)
We spend eight months arguing about what might happen, teams spend two months basically establishing pole position, and then almost everything that we will actually remember from a given season happens in a single month. (ESPN+)
Every NBA team receives a new City Edition uniform for each campaign. While some teams decided to stick to the tried and true of last season, most went all-in on trying to make a splash. (Bleacher Report)
NASCAR designs its playoff system for the thrill of victory and agony of defeat, and the final elimination race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season saw much more agony than celebration. (FOX Sports)
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