Roughed up Ryan good to go...Spurs lose Dejounte Murray for season...Bruins, Islanders skate to wins
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had negative results on an X-ray of his foot following Sunday’s blowout loss at Pittsburgh. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said Ryan is “100 percent good to go” this week against Tampa Bay after getting sacked six times and hit 11 additional times. Quinn did not say which foot Ryan injured. Ryan, an 11-year veteran and the 2016 NFL MVP, has been sacked 16 times, tied for third-most in the league. He was sacked 24 times last year.
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL’) went 18 for 29 for 250 yards and an interception in the Montreal Alouettes’ 12-6 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Monday. Manziel, who’s still looking for his first CFL victory, had one of his best offensive performances of the season. The loss eliminated Montreal from playoff contention and guaranteed the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a playoff berth in the CFL East.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs say point guard Dejounte Murray has a torn ACL in his right knee, a major blow for the team. Murray was San Antonio’s starting point guard, a role he assumed last season over longtime Spurs starter Tony Parker. Parker left as a free agent this summer, signing g with Charlotte.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and forward Aron Baynes and Cleveland Cavaliers forward J.R. Smith for an on-court shoving match in their exhibition game. NBA discipline boss Kiki VanDeWeghe fined Smart $25,000 for escalating the altercation and Smith $15,000 for shoving. Baynes was assessed $15,000 for initiating it. The league announced the fines today.
UNDATED (AP) — Patrice Bergeron had a hat trick, scoring his first just 30 seconds into the game, and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots to earn his first win of the season while leading the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. In other Monday NHL action, Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout in his New York debut, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.