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NFL

Cutler tosses 2 TDs; Bears top Jets on MNF
Jay Cutler | CHI
(September 22, 2014 11:47 PM EDT)
Jay Cutler completed 23-of-38 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' Week 3, 27-19 win over the Jets on Monday night.
Cutler and the Bears started off hot, going up 17-3 through 16 minutes of play. But after losing Brandon Marshall to a re-injured ankle, the Jets were able to dial up plenty of blitzes and get to Cutler for four sacks and a number of other hits. Marshall later returned but wasn't near 100 percent and caught just one pass for six yards on the night. Cutler found Martellus Bennett for both touchdowns, and hooked up with Alshon Jeffery eight times for 105 yards. Cutler will be a mid-range QB1 next week when the Bears host the Packers.
Decker exits MNF with hamstring aggravation
Eric Decker | NYJ
(September 22, 2014 10:21 PM EDT)
Eric Decker exited Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and will not return.
Decker was noticeably still battling the pulled hammy and playing sparingly throughout the first half. He caught his lone target for 19 yards before heading to the sideline. Consider Decker highly questionable for Week 4 vs. the Lions.

MLB

Adam Wainwright beats Cubs for 20th win
Adam Wainwright | STL
(September 22, 2014 11:18 PM EDT)
Adam Wainwright shut out the Cubs for seven innings Monday to become the year's second 20-game winner.
Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw at 20 wins. The only other pitcher with a shot of getting there would seem to be Johnny Cueto, who has 18 wins with two starts left. Madison Bumgarner also has 18 wins and could have two starts left, but it's more likely that he'll be held back for the wild card game than it is that he'll start Sunday. It's Wainwright's second career 20-win season, the other coming in 2010. He's won each of his last five starts, and his ERA is back down to 2.38.
Michael Pineda dominates Orioles in win
Michael Pineda | NYY
(September 22, 2014 10:23 PM EDT)
Michael Pineda pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Orioles on Monday.
Pineda's incredibly strong return from his shoulder/back injury is the best thing that's happened to the Yankees all year. He struck out eight and walked just one tonight before coming out after 106 pitches. Shawn Kelley, Rich Hill and David Phelps finished the one-hitter. Pineda has a 1.93 ERA and a 49/7 K/BB ratio in 70 innings.

NBA

Van Gundy was thrilled to get D.J. Augustin
D.J. Augustin | DET
(September 22, 2014 7:25 PM EDT)
Coach Stan Van Gundy was thrilled to get D.J. Augustin in free agency, according to the team's website.
The Pistons have an open competition at point guard and it wouldn't be a total shock to see Augustin take the job away from Brandon Jennings. Anytime a new coach takes over and has front office responsibilities, that team will be worth watching in training camp. Augustin isn't quite worth drafting in fantasy leagues just yet, though.
Source:
NBA.com
Kings sign Ramon Sessions to two-year deal
Ramon Sessions | SAC
(September 20, 2014 11:50 AM EDT)
The Kings have agreed to terms with Ramon Sessions on a two-year, $4.2 million deal.
He should have signed long ago and the Kings were somehow able to sign him and didn't spend too much with their bi-annual exception. He'll likely compete in a backup role with Ray McCallum, who didn't shoot the ball well despite his heavy dose of minutes late in the season. It also wouldn't be a shock to see Sessions unseat Darren Collison at some point. He's still not going to be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues due to a lower upside and a lower usage rate next to Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. McCallum can be removed from your standard-league draft board while Collison has some added risk in the later rounds.
Source:
Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

NHL

Pavel Datsyuk hurts shoulder in preseason win
Pavel Datsyuk | DET
(September 22, 2014 10:11 PM EDT)
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason-opening 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Datsyuk reportedly suffered the injury as a result of a Rob Scuderi hit. There's no word on the severity of the ailment, but Red Wings fans will be holding their breath until he gets re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Source:
Ansar Khan on Twitter
Report: Ryan Johansen's demands lower
Ryan Johansen | CLM
(September 22, 2014 6:06 PM EDT)
Ryan Johansen and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, have reportedly lowered his contrac demands.
The report says the latest offer was set at two years at $4.7 million per year. Overhardt has now reduced their original asking price by more than $2 million per season. The Blue Jackets probably want Johansen's demands to lower a bit more before they start meaningful negotiations.
Source:
Sportsnet.ca

PGA

Axley ekes out last PGA TOUR card by $31.66
Eric Axley | PGA
(September 21, 2014 5:25 PM EDT)
Eric Axley completed the Web.com Tour Finals with $36,311.66, good for the 50th and final position in the series.
Along with giving the 25 graduates of the Web.com Tour an opportunity to rise in in the ranks, 25 others would receive fully exempt status on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR via earnings in four tournaments. Axley cashed in all four, but placed no better than T12 in the second leg at the Chiquita Classic. However, his aggregate was enough to squeeze out former PGA TOUR member Roberto Castro by $31.66. The top 24 receiving cards are as follows (* = rookie; opening position in the reshuffle in parentheses): Bud Cauley (4); Colt Knost (6); John Peterson (7); Richard Sterne (9); *Zac Blair (11); Sam Saunders (13); Jim Herman (15); David Lingmerth (17); *Tom Hoge (19); Greg Owen (21); Tom Gillis (23); *Whee Kim (25); *Scott Pinckney (27); Tyrone Van Aswegen (29); Sean O'Hair (31); Heath Slocum (33); J.J. Henry (35); *Nick Taylor (37); Hudson Swafford (39); Alex Prugh (41); *Oscar Fraustro (43); *Sung Joon Park (45); Chad Collins (47); *Carlos Sainz, Jr. (49).
Hadwin finishes first in Web.com Tour money
Adam Hadwin | PGA
(September 21, 2014 5:03 PM EDT)
With a four-way share of seventh place at the Web.com Tour Championship, Adam Hadwin surpassed Carlos Ortiz atop the circuit's money list.
Hadwin entered the season finale ranked second and $15,736 back of Ortiz, who missed the cut in Florida to open the door for the Canadian. Hadwin banked $30,125.00 at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. (Justin Thomas finished in third, $34,133 adrift of Ortiz.) As a result of today's success, Hadwin will be exempt from the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15. He'll also receive an exemption to compete in THE PLAYERS over on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. While Ortiz didn't win the money title, he'll also be exempt from the reshuffle for winning three times this season, but does not get an invite to compete in THE PLAYERS.

NASCAR

Abraham Calderon takes Desafio points lead
Abraham Calderon | M02
(September 21, 2014 10:51 PM EDT)
For the first time since the beginning of the season the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series has a new points leader.
Abraham Calderón takes over the top spot, occupied by Daniel Suárez since week 1, at 1082 points. Ruben Rovelo occupies the second spot at 1078, with Ruben Pardo (1078), Antonio Pérez (1074) and Daniel Suárez (1073) completing the top five. Suárez, who entered the weekend as the points leader, was involved in an accident on Lap 151 that forced him down pit road for a few laps while his team made repairs to the Toyota Camry.-NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
Vences heating up at opportune time
Irwin Vences | M46
(September 21, 2014 10:45 PM EDT)
Irwin Vences has chosen the right time in the 2014 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Season to go on a hot streak.
The driver of the No. 46 Axtel/HP/M Racing Toyota got around Rafael Martínez on Lap 241 of the Potosina 200 from the Autódromo Potosino and held on for his third career victory, second of 2014. His first victory of the season came in the final event of the regular season and gave the Cuernavaca, Mexico, native a berth in the Desafio, the five-race playoff to decide the championship. Martínez, looking for his 20th career win and first of the season, looked poised to earn a victory in front of a sympathetic crowd. With nine laps left, Vences was able to get on the inside of the veteran and hold on for the win.
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NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series