Top National Sports Stories: Vikes, Broncos win...NFL pushes back with Elliott...Cards lose RB...Indians keep winning

Published on September 12, 2017 at 06:57AM

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos were last night’s NFL winners. Sam Bradford threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Vikings’ offense in a 29-19 win over New Orleans. Trevor Semien threw for a pair of TDs and Shelby Harris blocked a potential game-tying field goal in the final second of the Broncos’ 24-21 victory against the San Diego Chargers.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has asked the judge who ruled in Ezekiel Elliott’s favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared the Dallas Cowboys running back to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The NFL’s latest filings came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys’ 19-3 win over the New York Giants at home Sunday night.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist in Sunday’s loss at Detroit and probably will require surgery. Arians said Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason and is expected to keep him out eight to 12 weeks.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians will tie the longest winning streak in American League history if they beat the Detroit Tigers tonight. The Indians picked up their 19th straight win last night as Jose Ramirez homered and Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) provided four RBIs in an 11-0 pounding of the Tigers. Carlos Carrasco was sharp over six innings scattering seven hits while striking out nine.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead from the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Games. The full IOC will award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles on Wednesday. Los Angeles had originally bid for 2024, but because of the new date, it had to make changes to its host contract and will receive concessions to host four years later.