Sports Report: Ray Rice Cut From Ravens Amid Domestic Violence Suspension
Ray Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancée now wife in February. The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer during an altercation in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.
To the field, where on Monday Night Football, the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 35-14 last night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach. Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson. Stafford also ran for a TD for Detroit. Eli Manning was 18 of 33 for 163 yards and a touchdown for the Giants, who started 0-6 last season and never led in their 2014 opener. Elswhere Arizona edged San Diego 18-17.
Two people familiar with the discussion tell The Associated Press that a Buffalo Bills ownership candidate could be selected as early as Tuesday, a day after at least three ownership groups submitted their formal bids.
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale is being conducted privately. The front-running groups in the bidding process include Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, Donald Trump, and a Toronto group fronted by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
In Major League Baseball, in the American League, Baltimore shut out Boston 4-0, Detroit beat Kansas City 9-5, the Angels blew out Cleveland 12-3 and Jared Weaver became the AL’s first 16 game winner, the White Sox edged Oakland 5-4 in 12, and it was Seattle over Houston 4-1.
In the National League,the Mets slid past Colorado 3-2, St. Louis blanked Cincinnati 5-0, Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 6-4, Washington doubled up Atlanta 2-1, Miami won against Milwaukee 6-4, and Clayton Kershaw became baseball's first 18-game winner as the Dodgers beat San Diego 9-4.
The Tri-City Valley Cats defeated the State College Spikes 3-0 in the second game of the New York-Penn League Championship after Cats’ pitcher Joe Musgrove threw seven shutout innings. The win forces the series into a third and final game at Bruno Stadium.
Tennis – U.S. Open:
Marin Cilic of Croatia won his first Grand Slam title by beating Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open final, a year after missing the tournament because of a doping suspension. The 14th-seeded Cilic prevented Nishikori from becoming the first man from Asia to win a major singles championship.
UConn officials say quarterback Casey Cochran has decided to end his football career because of multiple concussions. The sophomore from Monroe, Connecticut, won the starting quarterback job this season, but was injured in a first-game loss to BYU.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a directive allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability.
But his action is likely to be challenged in court by the professional and collegiate sports leagues that fought New Jersey's efforts to overturn a ban on sports betting in all but four states.
That effort ended with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear the case.
The governor says he took his cue from previous federal court rulings that found that nothing in New Jersey law prohibits the casinos and horse racing tracks from offering sports betting.
Christie says they can start offering it today, if they like.
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