(Mexico City, Mexico) — Daniel Sorensen intercepted Philip Rivers in the final minute as the Chiefs held off the Chargers 24-17 in Mexico City. The KC defense had four picks in all. Patrick Mahomes passed for 182 yards, a touchdown and one interception as KC improved to 7-and-4. Keenan Allen caught a TD and Michael Badgley made three field goals for LA, which fell to 4-and-7.
Cowboys Cornerback To Have Season-Ending Surgery
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown will miss the remainder of the season. Brown suffered a tricep injury that will require season-ending surgery. Brown is in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Cowboys lead the NFC East with a 6-and-4 record and will play Sunday at New England.
Texans Home Sunday Against Colts
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will host the Colts on Sunday with first place at stake in the AFC South. Both teams are 6-and-4. The Texans are trying to rebound from a 41-7 loss this past Sunday in Baltimore. The Colts beat Houston 30-23 last month in Indy with Jacoby Brissett throwing for four touchdowns.
Doncic Scores 42, Has Triple Doubles As Mavs Top Spurs
(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic had 42 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the Mavericks’ 117-110 win over the Spurs in Dallas. Dorian Finney-Smith contributed 22 points to the win, while Kristaps Porzingis finished with 18 points and 10 boards. Dallas has won two straight to improve to 8-and-5. The Mavs are home tomorrow night against Golden State.
Rockets Blast Blazers
(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 36 points as the Rockets beat the Trail Blazers 132-108 in Houston to win their eighth straight. Russell Westbrook had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the victory. Clint Capela contributed 22 points and a game-high 20 boards to the win. The Rockets go on the road tomorrow night, playing in Denver.
New York Knicks 123, Cleveland Cavaliers 105
Toronto Raptors 132, Charlotte Hornets 96
Indiana Pacers 115, Brooklyn Nets 86
Houston Rockets 132, Portland Trail Blazers 108
Milwaukee Bucks 115, Chicago Bulls 101
Dallas Mavericks 117, San Antonio Spurs 110
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Utah Jazz 102
Boston Celtics 99, Phoenix Suns 85
LA Clippers 90, Oklahoma City Thunder 88
Stars Open Homestand Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will open a four-game homestand tonight against Vancouver. Dallas went 3-0-and-1 on a just completed Canadian trip. After starting the season 1-7-and-1, the Stars are 11-8-and-2 after a 5-4 overtime victory Saturday at Edmonton.
Washington Capitals 5, Anaheim Ducks 2
Arizona Coyotes 3, Los Angeles Kings 0
Former Rangers On Hall Ballot For First Time
(Arlington, TX) — Former Rangers infielder Alfonso Soriano and pitcher Cliff Lee are on the Baseball Hall Of Fame ballot for the first time. The ballot also includes first baseman Carlos Pena, who was the Rangers’ first-round pick in 1998. Results will be announced in January.
New College Football Playoff Rankings Coming Today
(Undated) — The latest College Football Playoff rankings come out tonight. The top-four from last week are LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, none of which lost on Saturday. Eighth-ranked Minnesota will fall after losing to 20th-ranked Iowa. Number-10 Oklahoma may see a rise after rallying past 13th-ranked Baylor. The top four at the end of the year meet in the national semifinals.
Baylor, Texas Collide Saturday In Waco
(Waco, TX) — Texas entered the season with hopes of making the college football playoffs. Baylor had aspirations of making them after winning its first nine games. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses and will meet Saturday in Waco. The Longhorns lost 23-21 at Iowa State to fall to 6-and-4. The Bears blew a 25-point lead in a 34-31 loss to number-10 Oklahoma at home. Texas has won its last four matchups with Baylor.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In other college football Saturday, SMU will try to improve to 10-and-1 when it plays Navy in Annapolis. Texas A&M will be at number-four Georgia. TCU will play at Oklahoma, while Kansas State will go to Texas Tech and North Texas is at Rice.
Duke New Number-One In Coaches Poll
(Undated) — Duke is now number-one in the newest USA Today Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Blue Devils received 25 first-place votes and took over the top spot from Michigan State, which fell to third after a season-opening loss to Kentucky. Louisville moved up three spots to number-two and North Carolina jumped seven spots from 11th to fourth. Kansas rounds out the top-rive.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Michigan State Spartans 94, Charleston Southern Buccaneers 46
#9 Ohio State Buckeyes 86, Stetson Hatters 51
#10 Kentucky Wildcats 82, Utah Valley Wolverines 74
#16 Utah State Aggies 82, UTSA Roadrunners 50
#18 Auburn Tigers 91, Colgate Raiders 62
#25 Colorado Buffaloes 69, UC Irvine Anteaters 53
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, SMU nipped Evansville 59-57 on the road to go to 4-and-0. Ethan Chargois and Tyson Jolly each scored 15 points for the Ponies to knock off the Purple Aces, who upset Kentucky last week. TCU beat Air Force 65-54 in Fort Worth to improve to 3-and-0. Kevin Samuel paced the Frogs with 19 points. Tonight, North Texas will host North Carolina A&T. Tomorrow, Texas A&M will host Troy. On Thursday, number-22 Texas will play Georgetown at Madison Square Garden, TCU will host UC Irvine, number-23 Baylor hosts Ohio and Tennessee State is at 12th-ranked Texas Tech.