MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NFL: Steelers at Bengals, 8:25 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Rangers at Rays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Cubs at Brewers, 8 p.m. (WGN) NHL preseason: Bruins at Canadiens, 7 p.m. (NHL Network) NHL preseason: Sharks at Canucks, 10 p.m. (NHL Network) Soccer: Premier League, Liverpool at Swansea City, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
• Tim Tebow hasn’t found an NFL team willing to add him to its roster, but apparently there’s some interest in an overseas league.
“We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaitsman told the website Russia Beyond the Headlines. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.”
Added Zaitsman: “He says that this is his top choice, but from what we know, it is his only choice.”
Zaitsman is hoping to have Tebow join his team in time to face the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia semifinals on Sept. 28 and then stick around for the title game. He wouldn’t be the only foreigner, as there are a number of Americans on the team and in the league. However, Zaitsman said the holdup is Tebow’s agents.
“They’re thinking of using him as a motivational speaker,” Zaitsman said. “They don’t want him to play football.”
• An Orlando television station apologized for having to broadcast the Jaguars’ 19-9 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. Apparently, many fans were complaining that they would rather watch the Manning Bowl between the Broncos and Giants.
WKMG scrolled a message during the game to explain that the station, located in a secondary Jaguars market, must adhere to NFL policy and air all of Jacksonville’s away games, adding: “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The Jaguars, coming off the worst season in franchise history, scored a league-low two points last week and are 0-2.
• Saturday’s Wisconsin-Arizona State game ended in controversy, as Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave downed the ball with 15 seconds left attempting to set up for a field goal that could have won the game, but the Badgers were unable to run another play an suffered a 32-30 loss.
Stave contributed to the problem because he bumped into a teammate while trying to take a knee, and it wasn’t clear if his knee actually hit the ground before he placed the ball down at the ASU 15-yard line. After a couple of seconds, an Arizona State player jumped on the ball. However, the officials ruled that the play was in fact dead. Yet the refs then failed to blow their whistles or show any urgency in setting up for the next play while the clock ran out.
“It was a shame it went down the way it went down at the end, and that’s really all I want to say about it,” Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson said. “It is a shame it went down that way. We [kneel] with 15 seconds left and never even got a chance to snap it again. I don’t know how that happens.”
The Pac-12 reviews call each Monday, although Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said Sunday that the school already got confirmation from the Big Ten supervisor of officials that the play was handled incorrectly.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 16, 1965, which Red Sox pitcher tossed a no-hitter, beating Luis Tiant and the Indians, 2-0?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a blessing. Hopefully it’s not the last time. It’s a blessing to be here for so many years. It has been wonderful.” — Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, on playing against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — The Red Sox’ magic number to clinic the AL East, following Sunday’s 9-2 victory over the Yankees
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Niners quarterback Colin Kapernick makes good on his bet with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and shaves off an eyebrow following San Francisco’s Week 2 loss in Seattle.
Armenian soccer player Aras Ozbiliz tries to take a quick corner kick in a World Cup qualifying game against Denmark, but it doesn’t go well (skip to 18-second mark).
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Morehead, whose only mistake was a second-inning walk to Rocky Colavito
SOOTHING SOUNDS: David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers was born on this day in 1950. He’s on the right in this video.
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