Update on the latest in sports:
SEATTLE (AP) – There are possible playoff implications for tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup, as the Seahawks host the Vikings.
At 8-3, Minnesota is looking to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks (9-2) have a chance to grab a share of the NFC West lead with San Francisco.
The teams’ starting quarterbacks have been two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season. The Vike’s Kirk Cousins leads the NFL in passer rating while Russell Wilson is second. Wilson has 24 TD passes while Cousins has 21 and both have thrown just three interceptions.
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m.
Six games in the NBA
UNDATED (AP) – Two of the NBA’s better teams meet in Philadelphia tonight, when the 76ers host the Jazz.
Utah is on tough road trip, coming off a 130-110 battering yesterday at the hands of the defending-champion Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, the 76ers have had a day of rest at home, after pulling out a 119-116 win over Indiana Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, the league-best Milwaukee Bucks are back on their home court. They’ve registered 17 wins against just 3 losses, matching the Lakers. The Knicks are the visitors tonight. They come in with just four wins against 16 losses.
The rest of the schedule has Phoenix at Charlotte, Atlanta getting a visit from Golden State, Indiana in Memphis and Chicago at Sacramento.
Mismatch Monday in the NHL
UNDATED (AP) – There are five games on the NHL schedule this evening and, at least on paper, a number of them look like mismatches.
St. Louis and Chicago have a long rivalry. But this season, the Stanley Cup champion Blues sit atop the Central Division, while the Blackhawks are at the bottom. Chicago returns to home ice after a 7-3 loss in Denver over the weekend. The Blues are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Penguins and are squeezing the Blackhawks in on their way to Pittsburgh for a Wednesday night rematch.
In Detroit, it won’t be a worst versus first, as the visiting Islanders sit second in the Metropolitan Division. But the Red Wings are dead last, not only in the Atlantic Division but the entire league, with just seven wins on the season.
The memory of Buffalo’s hot start is fading, but they could bolster their position when the Devils pay a visit tonight. New Jersey is last in the Metro.
Vegas and the Rangers look to be a competitive matchup. They face off in Madison Square Garden tonight.
Out West, Los Angeles and Anaheim sit at the bottom of the Pacific Division, with just two points separating them. The last place-King will be getting on the bus to visit the Ducks.
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
UNDATED (AP) – There’s just one top 25 team in action in college basketball tonight. No. 23 Washington is hosting South Dakota.
Roger Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss coin
BERN, Switzerland (AP) – The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it.
The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person.
A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted next year.
The government says the 20-time Grand Slam champion is “probably Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland.”
The “heads” side of the coin shows Federer playing a one-handed backhand.
The government says a limited edition of up to 95,000 Federer coins can be ordered, costing 30 Swiss francs. They will be dispatched in January.