HOUSTON — The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title as Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a touchdown, and DeAndre Hopkins had 147 yards receiving in a 20-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Texans (11-5) won nine in a row after starting 0-3 to save their season and … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texans clinch AFC South title with 20-3 win over Jaguars
OAKLAND, Calif. — Dwayne Harris returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown after Denver failed to down it, and the Raiders gave their fans plenty to celebrate in their possible final game in Oakland, beating the Broncos 27-14 on Monday night. The Raiders (4-11) are set to move to Las Vegas in 2020 and … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Raiders win possible final game in Oakland 27-14 vs. Broncos
HOUSTON— The Houston Texans wanted to honor their late owner and founder Robert “Bob” McNair, who died last week at age 81. They knew the perfect way to do that Monday night was to keep their winning streak going. Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Texans set a … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texans beat Titans 34-17 for team-record 8th straight win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost. The 64-year-old Yost has managed the Royals since 2010 and led the team to the 2015 World Series … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Matheny hired by Royals; possible successor to Yost?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don’t have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51 … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams
PHILADELPHIA— Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia’s victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn’t stopped making receptions. Ertz is on pace to have a record-setting season for tight ends. Carson Wentz’s favorite target has 75 catches for 789 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. If he keeps it … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends
CINCINNATI — Marvin Lewis got the Bengals’ head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He’s now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati’s season back from the brink. The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the Saints … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff
MILWAUKEE — With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined because of injury, Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 19 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 124-109 on Monday night in a showdown of the NBA’s last two undefeated teams. Milwaukee improved to 7-0 in a marquee matchup that lost some luster with Antetokounmpo in concussion … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Sans Freak, Bucks top Raptors to be last NBA undefeated team