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Monday’s Mashup: Jimmy Garoppolo throws three interceptions in 49ers loss to Vikings

Lucy Burdge
September 10, 2018 - 6:50 am

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NY Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL: LA Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)


-- Jimmy Garoppolo has finally lost a game as a quarterback in the NFL.

The former Patriot threw three interceptions in a rough game for the 49ers that ended in a 24-16 San Francisco loss to the Vikings.

Garoppolo is now 7-1 as an NFL starter after his first loss since Dec. 13, 2013 when he was at Eastern Illinois.

On Sunday he completed 15 of 33 passes for 261 yards with a touchdown and a career-worst 45.1 passer rating. His worst passer rating before this was 82.4.

“None of us did good enough to win today,” coach Kyle Shanahan said on Sunday after the game. “Especially on offense.”

“It is what it is. You know, you never want those things to happen,” Garoppolo said after the game. “It’s unfortunate. We just have to bounce back from it.”

The 49ers and Garoppolo look to recover from this tough start next Sunday against the Lions.

-- Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for her conduct during the U.S. Open final on Saturday, which she lost to Naomi Osaka.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced Williams will be fined $10,000 for verbal abuse of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket.

During the match, Williams got her first code violation for illegally receiving coaching early in the second set of the match and told Ramos, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose. I’m just letting you know.”

Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, later said he was coaching her.

Williams also broke her racket during the match and received a penalty.

“You will never be on another court of mine as long as you live,” she told Ramos. “You owe me an apology.”

She also called Ramos a “thief.”

Williams later accused him of sexism, claiming he never would have penalized a man in the same way he penalized her for her comments.

“He’s always been a great umpire,” she said after. “For me, it blows my mind.”

“The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done [Saturday> night,” the Women’s Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon said in a statement.

Osaka took the controversy in stride and tweeted pictures from her win, thanking everyone for their support.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Naw I’m ok.. I rather go somewhere I can show case my skills for real.. if I line up next to Gronk hogan Edelman I’m for sure getting a 1 on 1 match up plus I won’t be getting criticized controlled for expressing my love for the game..Washington is cool as well.” -- Dez Bryant, in a tweet saying he would like to play for the Patriots