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UNDATED (AP) — The NFL is moving to reinstate its six-game suspension of Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott in a domestic violence case in Ohio. The league has asked the federal judge who blocked the suspension to lift his preliminary injunction and filed a notice the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The NFL’s latest filings came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys’ 19-3 season-opening win over the New York Giants at home Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings host the New Orleans Saints this evening. Both teams feature quarterback playing on expiring contracts. The Saints’ Drew Brees had a NFL-leading 5,208 yards passing last season, a record seventh time he’s topped the league. Sam Bradford is coming off a career-best season for Minnesota, but the Vikings are waiting for the return of 2014 first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater, who is recovering from a severe knee injury.
DENVER (AP) — The Broncos and Chargers complete the NFL’s week one schedule tonight, with a late game in Denver. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 3-9 in his last 12 games against Von Miller and the Broncos, with 18 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Rivers also has been sacked 37 times by Denver in that span, including 13 by Miller. Vance Joseph will be making his head coaching debut for the Broncos.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles beat Washington,30-17, Sunday, but it came at a cost. Starting cornerback Ronald Darby was carted off the field after suffering a right ankle injury. However, his prognosis appeared to brighten Monday. Reports say an MRI revealed no ligament damage, meaning Darby could return within six weeks. Meanwhile, kicker Caleb Sturgis also looks like he’s going to miss several weeks. Sturgis injured his plant leg on the opening kickoff.
NEW YORK (AP) — Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) has made her debut at No. 1, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal to make Spain the first country to top the WTA and ATP rankings simultaneously since 2003. Muguruza got to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time. U.S. Open women’s champion Sloane Stephens jumped to No. 17 from No. 83. On the men’s side, Nadal stayed at No. 1, while Roger Federer moved up one place to No. 2.