As of 1:30 p.m. (et) |
Week 8 of the NFL season kicks off tonight when the Denver Broncos host the
San Diego Chargers in a key AFC West matchup. Denver is 5-1 and owns a lead of
just one-half game over the 5-2 Chargers in the division. Tonight's game comes
just four days after Peyton Manning set the record for most career touchdown
passes in a 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers and it will feature two of
the NFL's best quarterbacks going head to head. Manning currently leads the
league in passer rating with a 118.2 mark and San Diego's Philip Rivers is
third at 113.0. The Chargers had won five in a row before a 23-20 home loss to
Kansas City on Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.
Hart, a former general manager of the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers,
took over as Atlanta's interim general manager in September when Frank Wren
was fired after the Braves were eliminated from playoff contention. At the
time, Hart was not interested in a full-time position as head of the club's
baseball department, but he has now signed on for three years. The 66-year-old
Hart joined the Braves in November 2013 as a senior advisor.
It's a day off for the World Series after the Kansas City Royals claimed a 7-2
win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night in Game 2 to even the
best-of-seven set at a game apiece. Billy Butler snapped a 2-2 tie with an RBI
single in the sixth inning for the Royals and Omar Infante capped the five-run
frame with a two-run homer, leaving it to the Kansas City bullpen to close out
the game. The trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for
3 2/3 innings of one-hit relief, as the Royals successfully bounced back from
their first loss of the postseason in Game 1 to earn the home split. The
series will resume with Game 3 on Friday in San Francisco.
The college football weekend also opens tonight with 18th-ranked East Carolina
at home against American Athletic Conference rival Connecticut. The 5-1
Pirates have won four straight since a 10-point loss at South Carolina and are
tied for the conference lead with UCF at 2-0, while the Huskies are just 1-5
and have lost four in a row.
Wednesday's postponed game between the Maple Leafs and Senators at the
Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa has been rescheduled for Nov. 9. The Sunday
contest will begin at 6 p.m. ET. Wednesday's game was postponed following the
shooting in Canada's capital earlier in the day. The Senators are set to
return to the ice on Saturday at home against the New Jersey Devils, while
Toronto is also in action again Saturday at home against the Boston Bruins.
Ottawa and Toronto were each scheduled to have Nov. 9 off after each playing
separate games on Nov. 8.
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