- In the first Monday Night Football game of the 2011 season, the Houston Texans defeated the New York Jets 20-16. While the Texans chose to hold out some of their stars like Arian Foster, Andre Johnson (dislocated finger), and Steve Slaton, the Jets were mostly at full strength, albeit for only the first quarter. Mark Sanchez went 6/7 for 43 yards while Chris Ogbonnaya powered the Texans with two touchdowns.
- Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora finally ended his holdout and returned to Monday’s afternoon practice at the the team’s indoor facility. While this certainly doesn’t mark the end of this feud, it does appear to be a step in the right direction.
- The Buffalo Bills finally cut ties with 2009 first-round draft pick Aaron Maybin, releasing him Monday. Maybin was selected with the #11 overall pick in ’09 out of Penn State, but failed to register a sack or even a start in his two year stint with the team.
- Daunte Culpepper continues to take steps towards a comeback as he worked out for the San Francisco 49ers Monday. The 49ers are considering adding him as a backup to Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.
- New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett finally registered a win in August as the Yanks defeated the Royals 7-4. Derek Jeter had 3 RBIs and Brett Gardner had 2 to lead the Yankees.
- Minnesota Twins designated hitter Jim Thome entered the elite 600 Home Run Club last night as he hit a 3 run shot off the Detroit Tigers’ Daniel Schlereth.
- The Detroit Tigers made a move to bolster their outfield yesterday as they acquired Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later.
- The Mets continue to get hit by the injury bug as they now have Jose Reyes, Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Johan Santana, Chris Young, and Taylor Buchholz on the disabled list.
- Texas A&M is contemplating whether to join the Southeastern Conference (SEC) or remain in the Big 12. The Big 12 is down to 10 teams after Nebraska left for the Big Ten and Colorado left for the PAC-12, so Texas A&M is weighing its’ options.
- Missouri Tiger senior offensive tackle Elvis Fisher collapsed to the ground on Monday at practice while clutching his left knee. Fisher has made 40 consecutive starts for Missouri and has been name All-Big 12 the past two seasons.
- The NCAA continued its mass probe into potential college football violations when they showed up on the University of Miami campus Monday, looking into claims that more than a dozen current and former players received gifts and benefits from convicted Ponzi Scheme henchman Nevin Shapiro. Shapiro claims that he allowed the players to use his yacht to have parties.