(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Modern era HoF candidates announced.  Lions sink Packers on MNF.  NFL punishes Evans, but not Green.  Booker reaches career milestone.  College Football Playoff Rankings second edition.

>>Lions Take Care Of Packers On MNF

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers’ free fall without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued as the Lions cruised to a 30-17 win at Lambeau Field on “Monday Night Football.”  Green Bay has dropped three in-a-row and are now at .500 midway through the season.  The Lions got to 4-and-4 behind 361 yards passing and two touchdowns from Matthew Stafford.

>>NFL Suspends Evans One Game

(New York, NY)  —  Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is having worse luck than Bengals wideout A.J. Green.  The NFL decided to suspend Evans one game for blindsiding New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore on Sunday.  Green avoided a suspension despite throwing multiple punches and wrestling Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey.

>>Suns’ Booker Becomes 4th Youngest Player To 3,000 Points

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  Suns guard Devin Booker is joining some elite company.  Booker was the fourth-youngest player to score three-thousand points during Phoenix’s loss to the Nets on Monday.  The 21-year-old Booker trails only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.  He finished with 18 points on the night.  James, Durant and “Melo” were all 20 when they accomplished the feat.

>>College Football Playoff Rankings Released Tonight

(Undated)  —  The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings come out tonight.  Number-one Georgia, number-two Alabama, number-three Notre Dame and number-four Clemson all won on Saturday and will likely hold their spots this week.  Number-six Ohio State got dominated by Iowa on Saturday.

>>Mattingly, Morris, Tommy John Among Modern Era Hall Of Fame Candidates

(Cooperstown, NY)  —  Don Mattingly, Jack Morris and Tommy John are among 10 candidates on the Modern Era ballot for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  Steve Garvey, Marvin Miller, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell are also on the ballot, which recognizes the years 1970 to 1987.  75-percent of the vote is needed for election.  Results will be revealed December 10th.



Detroit Lions 30, Green Bay Packers 17

Boston Celtics 110, Atlanta Hawks 107
Brooklyn Nets 98, Phoenix Suns 92
Golden State Warriors 97, Miami Heat 80

Washington Capitals 3, Arizona Coyotes 2  (OT)
New York Rangers 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Vegas Golden Knights 3  (SO)
Boston Bruins 5, Minnesota Wild 3
Winnipeg Jets 4, Dallas Stars 1
Detroit Red Wings 3, Vancouver Canucks 2


>>TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

7:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers
7:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks
8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Utah Jazz
9:00 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets
10:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
10:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal Canadiens
9:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks