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The Wonderwall: Minnesota United has steep backing behind it

Oct. 18, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the pitch for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will become, for a few minutes, a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons...

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

Oct. 18, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Now the wait begins to see how long it takes Patrick Mahomes to return from a gruesome right knee injury. Waiting in the wings, just in case: 35-year-old backup Matt Moore. Mahomes, the MVP quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, was hurt on a second-quarter sneak in a 30-6 win over the Denver...

Patrick Mahomes hurts knee in Chiefs' win over Broncos

Oct. 18, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs rediscovered their mojo but lost their maestro. The Chiefs rallied around their fallen superstar and snapped a two-game skid with a 30-6 thrashing of the Denver Broncos on Thursday night after reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right knee in a pileup near the...

Ramsey hopes to play Sunday in LA Rams' revamped secondary

Oct. 18, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Thanks to two injures and a couple of major trades, the Los Angeles Rams will be without three regular starters in their secondary this weekend in Atlanta. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips realizes that's not the ideal way to face Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Matt Ryan and the...

Tennessee trying to snap 12-year losing streak vs Alabama

Oct. 17, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban was coaching the NFL's Miami Dolphins the last time Alabama lost to Tennessee. The current players from both teams were mostly in elementary school. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has won the last 12 meetings in this traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry, mostly by...

Lions awarded Carson via waivers from Green Bay

Oct. 17, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been awarded running back Tra Carson via waivers from Green Bay. The Lions also announced Thursday that they have released running back Paul Perkins. Carson originally signed with Cincinnati as an undrafted rookie in 2016. He spent parts of the last two...

Cowboys defense lacking impact of promising unit from 2018

Oct. 17, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jeff Heath agrees the Dallas defense hasn't had the impact it did early last season, when that unit often covered for a sagging offense and kept the Cowboys from falling too far out of the playoff picture. The seventh-year safety also doesn't want to overstate how he and his defensive...

Jets' C.J. Mosley declares: 'I'm playing Monday night'

Oct. 17, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — C.J. Mosley broke his own news with an announcement the New York Jets and their fans have been waiting to hear for weeks. "I'm playing Monday night," the star linebacker declared Thursday before repeating himself when a reporter asked what he said. "Unless I get hurt or...

Vikings-Lions Preview Capsule

Oct. 17, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

MINNESOTA (4-2) at DETROIT (2-2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Pick 'em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Vikings 4-2; Lions 4-1 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 74-39-2 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Lions 27-9, Dec. 22, 2018 LAST WEEK — Vikings beat Eagles 38-10; Lions lost to Packers...

Saints' Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Oct. 17, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He'll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn't play well. He'll even volunteer when luck played a part in a big play he made, such as his first interception of the season last weekend. "I needed...