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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Falcons at Saints, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Premier League, Watford at Burnley, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The sports world, already mourning the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday morning, took another blow when it was announced that golf legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 87.

Arnold Palmer Enterprises CEO Alastair Johnston said Palmer was admitted to a Pittsburgh hospital on Thursday for some cardiovascular work and died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems.

A 62-time PGA Tour winner, including seven majors, “The King” continued to rank among the highest earners in golf until his death due to his endorsement deals.

“It is not an exaggeration to say there would be no modern-day PGA Tour without Arnold Palmer. There would be no PGA Tour Champions without Arnold Palmer. There would be no Golf Channel without Arnold Palmer,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

“No one has had a greater impact on those who play our great sport or who are touched by it. It has been said many times over in so many ways, but beyond his immense talent, Arnold transcended our sport with an extraordinarily appealing personality and genuineness that connected with millions, truly making him a champion of the people.”

President Barack Obama paid tribute Sunday, tweeting: Here’s to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold.

— When the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finally ended their contract dispute just before training camp, there was hope in New York that the Harvard product could repeat his performance of last season and make the Jets playoff contenders.

That does not appear to be the case.

Fitzpatrick had an especially rough day Sunday, throwing a career-high six interceptions and posting a passer rating of 18.2 as part of a miserable overall performance by the team in a 24-3 loss to the Chiefs.

“Went out there and didn’t play well today, obviously that’s an understatement,” Fitzpatrick told reporters afterward.

Coach Todd Bowles did not hold back in describing what he saw from his Jets.

“It was a [expletive] game plan. [Expletive] execution. [Expletive] all around,” Bowles said. “I’m disappointed. Pissed off. Mad.”

Asked what happened with his QB, Bowles replied: “[Expletive], I don’t know. He threw interceptions, we turned it over, it was the entire offense, it was the defense, it was the special teams. It wasn’t just Ryan.”

At 1-2, the Jets already are two games behind the Patriots in the AFC East, and their prospects do not look good.

“That’s embarrassing and it can’t happen,” Brandon Marshall said. “We can either go one of two ways as a team. After a smack in the face like this you can either fold and not jell as a team or you can use this as a character-building game and look at what’s going on internally.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 26, 1973, which Red Sox speedster stole his 52nd base of the season to tie Tris Speaker’s single-season club record?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “All I can do is scream in disbelief. Jose won the love of all. I feel as if I had lost a son.” — Hall of Famer and Marlins executive Tony Perez, on the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident

STAT OF THE DAY: 23 — Combined strikeouts by Red Sox pitchers in Sunday’s 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Rays

‘NET RESULTS: After tying the Rockies on Corey Seager’s two-out solo home run in the ninth inning, the Dodgers clinch the NL West on Charlie Culberson’s walk-off home run in the 10th.

Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully says goodbye to Dodgers fans after Sunday’s final regular-season game at Chavez Ravine.

The Blue Jays rally for a pair of runs in the ninth inning and walk off against the Yankees on Edwin Encarnacion’s infield single.

Retiring Cubs catcher (and former Red Sox) David Ross homers in his final regular-season at-bat at Wrigley Field, then is removed by manager Joe Maddon to a standing ovation.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tommy Harper, who finished with 54

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Marty Robbins, who died in 1982, was born on this day in 1925.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian continues with the events of the day, including Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer, and another busy NFL Sunday. Also, we look at how important these last three weeks have been for the Patriots.
After an eventful Sunday, Christian discusses the Sox, the NFL, and the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez. Also, Rex Ryan is ready to game plan for the Patriots QB. Whoever that may be.
Danny talks about the Red Sox 11th consecutive win, and their sweep over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox set a club record for most strikeouts in a game. Danny discusses the sox pitching, and some nifty moves from Dustin Pedroia at the plate
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.

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The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.

[0:03:38] ... that. OK. If he doesn't play this reflects poorly on him because Tom Brady would play. Because we didn't have the information at our fingertips that it was agreed to which is stumping with Tom Brady never went into Wii game with. Mike was in a position where he could. Wrote that all there which was absolutely. Inferring ...
[0:07:17] ... greater. Presumption that they're doing stuff that they've really. Sure yet the Bill Belichick do stuff but all I can't tell but probably not as much as it's magnified and amplified rebels and every other thing ...
[0:07:53] ... media. He'd they did it to him in my estimation. Because the Houston Texans who are more. Knowledgeable about how the patient or do things than any other team in the league. Were completely under of ...





The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.

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[0:06:34] ... good game plans. Against a set. Model of Patriots offense which is Tom Brady dropping back. Hitting people over this the middle so we floods is only hopes to get home with war or three and he's done that. But of Mexico reports that were to drop below. You know exactly what we can do this is what happened to the Houston Texans feel more than anything else. Understand that the Houston Texans are done by the uncertainty of what the patriots were going to do to them offensively. They were completely rattled by it ...
[0:08:17] ... at the way he ought to say we were uploaded. Same way Tom Brady did sixteen years ago. Fifteen years ago so he's past checkpoints. We don't know what he's gonna do between now and then ...
[0:12:17] ... different. Well yes because Danny over the next two years I believe Tom Brady gives you the best chance to win a super ball. You talk how the time comes you up. These can happen. OK ...






The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.

[0:04:07] ... thing to me we watched Jim Jensen used to do this the Miami Dolphins and I know that he was a veteran player but he was at will back up he was attempt I didn't. I ...
[0:06:34] ... good game plans. Against a set. Model of Patriots offense which is Tom Brady dropping back. Hitting people over this the middle so we floods is only hopes to get home with war or three and he's done that. But of Mexico reports that were to drop below. You know exactly what we can do this is what happened to the Houston Texans feel more than anything else. Understand that the Houston Texans are done by the uncertainty of what the patriots were going to do to them offensively. They were completely rattled by it ...
[0:08:17] ... at the way he ought to say we were uploaded. Same way Tom Brady did sixteen years ago. Fifteen years ago so he's past checkpoints. We don't know what he's gonna do between now and then ...
[0:12:17] ... different. Well yes because Danny over the next two years I believe Tom Brady gives you the best chance to win a super ball. You talk how the time comes you up. These can happen. OK ...






Gary and Chris preview all of the games set to kick off for Week 3 in the NFL.
Gary and Chris preview all of the games set to kick off for Week 3 in the NFL.

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