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HOUSTON | Texans beat Titans 34-17 for team-record 8th straight win

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. | Matheny hired by Royals; possible successor to Yost?

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. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

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 on record-setting pace for tight ends

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 | Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff

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  | Sans Freak, Bucks top Raptors to be last NBA undefeated team

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

DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

DETROIT— Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night. Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the players in league history to score nine times in their … Continue reading DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Mike Scioscia bids farewell as Angels manager after 19 years

ANAHEIM, Calif.  — Mike Scioscia started out smiling in front of the crowded room. It wasn’t long, though, before tears glistened in his hazel eyes. He stepped down as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after 19 seasons on Sunday, ending the longest current tenure in the majors with a come-from-behind victory. “It’s been second … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Mike Scioscia bids farewell as Angels manager after 19 years