In a wild Week 1 matchup, Patrick Mahomes linked up with Travis Kelce in the end zone in the fourth quarter to lead the Chiefs over the Browns 33-29. Mayfield’s attempt at a last-minute comeback was thwarted when he was intercepted by Mike Hughes on the final drive.
Medvedev Takes Down Djokovic in Straight Sets to Win US Open
The 25-year-old Russian stunned the Serbian superstar 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to take home the US Open title and $2.5 million prize. The defeat put an end to Djokovic’s quest for the Grand Slam, an accomplishment which has not been achieved since Rod Laver in 1968.
Jeff Bezos, Jay-Z Emerge as Potential Denver Broncos Investors
After the 2019 death of the team’s majority owner Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos are expected to come under new ownership following this season with a purchase price of an estimated $4 billion. Over the weekend, Front Office Sports reported that two of the interested parties include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and hip-hop legend Jay-Z. Bezos was previously in talks to buy a 40% stake in the Washington Football Team.
Mets Take Subway Series Against Yankees
The New York Mets settled the Subway Series Sunday night with a 7-6 victory against the Yankees thanks to a big night from Francisco Lindor, who hit three home runs and nearly sparked a bench-clearing brawl. The Mets, which took the series 2-1, pushed the Yankees further out of playoff contention.
Yo Gotti in Talks to Buy Stake in DC United
Reports indicate that the rapper is a part of an ownership group that has agreed to a deal to buy a minority stake in the MLS team, which has a $730 million valuation. The deal is pending league approval.
Marshon Lattimore, Saints Agree on 5-year, $97.6M Extension
The All-Pro cornerback inked a blockbuster deal that includes $44 million in fully guaranteed money and a chance to earn a maximum of $100 million, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Shortly following the news, reports surfaced that Lattimore will miss several weeks due to a thumb injury.
Maia Chaka Becomes First Black Woman to Officiate NFL Game
Maia Chaka can add herself to the history books after becoming the first black woman to officiate an NFL game. Chaka, who was the line judge for Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, is the third on-field female official in the NFL.
Oregon, Iowa Make Moves, Break into AP Poll Top 5
After their victories over Ohio State and Iowa State, respectively, Oregon and Iowa each secured a spot in the top 5 of this week’s AP rankings. Alabama and Georgia held onto the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, while Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 to round out the top slots.
Skipper & Le Batard’s Meadowlark Media Announce 5 New Podcasts
John Skipper, the former chief of ESPN, and Dan Le Batard announced Monday the release of five new podcasts as part of their fledgling media company, Meadowlark Media. The new podcasts, which reportedly will feature such talent as Ricky Williams, Landon Donovan, Renee Montgomery, Grant Wahl, and more, will focus on a wide array of sports to include college football, the WNBA, soccer and more.