FISH ON MONDAY?
The Miami Dolphins went 1-7 at home last season, and they open the season Monday against the New England Patriots. The Pats won 41-14 in Miami last season. In the second game on a Monday doubleheader, the Oakland Raiders visit the Denver Broncos.
Seven of the top 10 golfers in the world, including No. 1 Luke Donald, are in the field this week at the BMW Championship, the third of four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments. Check globesports.com/golf all week for coverage.
PULLING UP THEIR SOX
The Chicago White Sox need the Detroit Tigers to collapse down the stretch if they are to make the playoffs. The American League Central rivals begin a three-game series in Chicago on Monday. Entering the major-league schedule Sunday, the Sox trailed the Tigers by eight games.