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The Viral Roundup – Fumble Trouble Edition

The Viral Roundup – Fumble Trouble Edition
The Broncos topple the Chiefs in KC, Jimmy Fallon teases the Packers and Seahawks with some Tonight Show Superlatives and the Maple Leafs add a new face to their ranks. Here's the minty fresh world of sports you're waking up to on September 18, 2015.

Did You Hear?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… The Chiefs have lost another heartbreaker to the Broncos. Denver came out on top in last night’s action, picking up a 4th quarter Jamaal Charles fumble and returning it for a TD that set the score at 31-24. Peyton Manning put on a quality performance throwing for 256 yards and 3 TDs. The Broncos have Detroit next on the schedule and Kansas City will head to Green Bay.

Did You See?

The NFL has once again been very gently roasted on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The NBC late night show brought back its popular Tonight Show Superlatives segment to poke fun at members of the Packers and Seahawks. Hit play below to find out which player was determined  to be “most likely to wave with just his fingers. By the way, the Pack are favoured by 3 in that Sunday Night Football clash from Lambeau.

Did You Know?

- The Cubs are closing the gap on the Pirates for top spot in the NL Wild Card race. Chicago (a slight +105 underdog) topped Pittsburgh 9-6 in matinée action aided by Anthony Rizzo’s 30th homer of the year in a six run fifth inning. The win plunks Chicago two games back of Pittsburgh for the tippy top spot in the Wild Card rankings. Bucs fans were also presented with the troubling sight of rookie infielder Jung Ho Kang leaving the game with a knee injury. The ailment came about when a Cub slid into #27 to try and thwart a double play.

- The Detroit Tigers are going to be missing Anibal Sanchez for the remainder of the season. The 31-year-old starting pitcher is done for the year due to shoulder problems. Sanchez had been on the disabled list since mid August with a rotator cuff strain and an attempted return was scrapped after issues returned in a bullpen session. Sanchez, who is expected to return at the beginning of 2016, had a 10-10 record this year with a 4.99 ERA.

- The Maple Leafs have snapped a new forward in their bid to rebuild into something better. Toronto have swung a deal with the Islanders that will send 27-year-old right winger Michael Grabner to the Buds in exchange for forwards Taylor Beck and Carter Verhaeghe, blueliners Matt Finn and Tom Nilsson and netminder Christopher Gibson. Grabner has 155 points in 317 NHL regular season games and was nominated for the Calder Trophy back in 2011. The Maple Leafs are currently listed as a massive 100/1 longshot to win the Stanley Cup next summer.

- Last weekend’s Mayweather-Berto tilt bricked hard on PPV. Yahoo! Sports says they’ve spoken with a source that indicates the showdown, which was billed as Floyd Mayweather’s last fight, generated an anemic 400,000 pay-per-units sold. This has been countered by a claim that says you can talk 100K more buyers onto that total. Either way, that’s galaxies below the amount pulled in by Mayweather-Pacquiao (4.6 million) and ranks as the least watched Mayweather fight in nearly a decade.

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