Giants, San Francisco in Monday night football ... Louisville fires Petrino ... Dwayne Wade to spend another week away from the Heat
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Giants are at San Francisco in Monday night football. The Giants (1-7) and San Francisco (2-7) have the second-lowest combined winning percentage (.176) for a “Monday Night Football” game played Nov. 1 or later. The lowest is .167 for the 3-9 Jets vs. the 1-11 Chargers in 1975 that featured Hall of Fame QBs Joe Namath and Dan Fouts. The Giants have started 1-7 for the second straight year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points. Athletic director Vince Tyra said he “did not have the confidence” Petrino could turn things around next season. He says the change “needs to start happening now.” Tyra says a new head coach will be chosen soon to “restore our football program to national prominence.”
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade says he is going to miss at least another week before returning to the Miami Heat, while ensuring that his wife and newborn daughter are doing well enough for him to resume playing. Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union-Wade, became parents of a daughter born via a surrogate on Wednesday. The baby was born about three weeks early.
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball’s All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The MLB All-Stars are in Japan for a six-game exhibition series against Japan’s national team. Game 4 will be on Tuesday in Hiroshima, marking the first time MLB has played in the city.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fan reaching for a free T-shirt is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after losing his balance and falling through the awning that covers the tunnel to the Tennessee Titans’ locker room. Metro Nashville Police say 37-year-old Thomas Carrico Jr. of Goodlettesville, Tenn., received medical attention at Nissan Stadium on Sunday before being taken to the hospital.