SEATTLE (AP) — Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first half, Denver fumbled twice at the 1-yard line in the second half and the Seahawks beat the Broncos 17-16 on Russell Wilson’s comeback at Seattle.
Brandon McManus missed a 64-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left and the Seahawks escaped with another wild win involving Wilson at quarterback.
Except this time Wilson was the opponent and there will be plenty of questions about Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett’s endgame clock management and decisions made in his opener.
Denver faced fourth and fifth at Seattle 46 and there were three timeouts remaining, but the Broncos ran a long time out of time before Hackett called the timeout and decided to have McManus try the long field goal .
TROUT IS NEARING HOMER’S RECORD
CLEVELAND (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout had his seventh straight game, one shy of the major league record, but the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat Los Angeles 5-4 on Monday.
Amed Rosario doubled Steven Kwan at home with the go-ahead in the seventh for Cleveland, which extended their advantage to three games over the Chicago White Sox and five games over third-place Minnesota.
The game featured an odd streak in the seventh when Cleveland manager Terry Francona and interim Angels manager Phil Nevin were both ejected without a pitch being thrown between pitches.
Trout’s 35th homer of the season came in the fifth. The three-time AL MVP connected with Konnor Pilkington for a 422-foot drive to dead center at Progressive Field.
Pittsburgh’s Dale Long set the MLB record of eight straight home runs in 1956. Yankees’ Don Mattingly tied it in 1987, as did Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.
“NONBINARY” TO RUN IN BOSTON
BOSTON (AP) — Non-binary athletes will be able to compete in next year’s Boston Marathon without having to register as members of the men’s or women’s divisions.
The Boston Athletic Association, which administers the prestigious marathon, said it is working to expand opportunities for non-binary people — not just for the marathon but for the other BAA races, which include a 5k, a 10 km and a half marathon.
Organizers confirmed the change when registration opened Monday for the 127th edition of the marathon on April 17, 2023. A field of around 30,000 is expected for next spring’s edition of the legendary race.
Non-binary athletes can submit entry requests if they completed a marathon as a non-binary participant during the current qualifying window, the BAA said. He said he is still working to establish qualification standards for non-binary participants.
But that its online applications will include “non-binary” as a gender option.
QB TO MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a non-pitching shoulder injury that will require surgery.
Irish fighting coach Marcus Freeman said Buchner suffered a severe AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. Buchner was injured in the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s surprise loss to Marshall over the weekend and was scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Drew Pyne, who came off the bench after Buchner was injured, has been listed as a starter on Notre Dame’s depth chart for Saturday’s home game against California. Against Marshall, he went 3 for 6 with a touchdown pass and an interception.
In August, Pyne entered training camp competing for the starting quarterback position, but lost the position to Buchner after practice No. 7.