Update on the latest sportsAP
Ohtani open to longterm talks with Angels in offseason
UNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani says he is “very open” to negotiating a longterm contract with the club this offseason. Ohtani spoke before the Angels’ regular-season finale in Seattle, then led off with his 46th home run to reach 100 RBIs for the first time in the major leagues. Ohtani could have pitched on turn on the final day of the season, but opted to skip his final start. Ohtani is finishing his fourth season with the Angels and is signed through the end of next season.
Elsewhere around the majors:
— Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy has left in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers after injuring his left wrist. Catcher Will Smith fielded a bunt by Jace Peterson and fired to Muncy. Peterson arrived at the same time, when Muncy had his left-handed glove in front of the runner. The ball hit Peterson in the back. Muncy went down on his back and grimaced in pain. He was replaced by Albert Pujols.
— The New York Yankees put All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day injured list with a sports hernia ahead of their scheduled regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. New York also transferred slugger Luke Voit to the 60-day injured list, ending the 2020 home run champion’s season. LeMahieu was pulled from New York’s game Thursday at Toronto after six innings and hasn’t played since.
Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TD passes, Chiefs beat Eagles 42-30
UNDATED (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes three different ways, including three to Tyreek Hill, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-30 on Sunday.
Andy Reid returned to Philadelphia and earned his 100th career win with the Chiefs, becoming the first coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two teams. Reid’s 140 victories with the Eagles are the most in franchise history.
Jalen Hurts threw for a career-high 378 yards and two TDs but Philadelphia (1-3) couldn’t keep up with Kansas City’s high-powered offense.
The Eagles had three touchdowns negated by penalty and settled for field goals three times inside the red zone.
Elsewhere around the NFL:
— Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds had the first of Buffalo’s four interceptions, and the Bills suffocated the offensively inept Houston Texans 40-0. Micah Hyde, Tyler Matakevich and Jaquan Johnson each had interceptions, while Cam Lewis forced a fumble as Buffalo overwhelmed rookie quarterback Davis Mills in his second career start. The Bills limited Houston to 109 yards of offense — 8 in the first half — and six first downs to post their second shutout in three weeks. Buffalo blanked Miami 35-0 on Sept. 19. The Bills have two shutouts in a season for the first time since 1990.
— Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdown passes to Mo Alie-Cox and the Indianapolis Colts got their first win of the season by topping the sputtering Miami Dolphins 27-17. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards and a score for the Colts. Indianapolis avoided what would have been its first 0-4 start since 2011. The Colts spent most of the day frustrating former Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter but struggled for much of the afternoon.
— Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes, Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season against the NFL’s No. 1 defense and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Carolina Panthers 36-28. Elliott finished with 143 yards as the Cowboys rolled up 245 yards on the ground after the Panthers allowed just 135 total in the first three games. Carolina’s Sam Darnold had two rushing touchdowns to become the first quarterback in NFL history with at least five TDs on the ground in the first four games. The Panthers were without injured star running back Christian McCaffrey.
— Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defense produced another dominant performance. This one gave coach Kevin Stefanski a victory over his old team. The Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-7 to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Vikings fell to 1-3. Garrett was credited with one-half of Cleveland’s two sacks and four hits on Kirk Cousins. Greedy Williams became the first player this season to intercept Minnesota’s quarterback. The Browns again leaned on their two-pronged rushing attack with predictable success. Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a touchdown on the opening drive. The Vikings failed to score on 11 more possessions.
— The New York Giants have their first wins of the season. The Giants erased a 21-10 deficit in the fourth quarter and beat New Orleans 27-21 in overtime. The Giants rallied thanks to a 54-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Saquon Barkley and got the 2-point conversion. They then forced punt and drove for Graham Gano’s tying field goal, from 48 yards out. The Giants won the coin toss in overtime and drove 75 yards for the winning score, Barkley’s TD run from 6 yards away.
Big Ben joins exclusive TD club with No. 400
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger has thrown his 400th career touchdown pass, becoming just the eighth NFL player to reach that milestone. Roethlisberger capped the game’s opening drive with a 45-yard TD pass down the right sideline to Diontae Johnson.
Both starting quarterbacks in today’s Steelers-Packers game have reached the 400-touchdown club. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ranks seventh in NFL history with 418 touchdown passes.
Iowa up to No. 3; Clemson out of Top 25 first time since ’14
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama and Georgia remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college football poll after a week in which nine ranked teams lost.
Iowa moved up to No. 3 and is gearing up for No. 4 Penn State in its biggest home game since the 1980s. No. 5 Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years. Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan and Brigham Young round out the top 10.
Clemson is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2014 despite beating Boston College. The Tigers had been ranked in 107 consecutive polls. Kentucky, Texas, Southern Methodist and San Diego State entered the AP Top 25.
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Karl Dorrell sorry for shoving photojournalist’s camera
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado football coach Karl Dorrell has apologized for shoving a photojournalist’s television camera as he trotted off the field following the Buffaloes’ blowout loss to Southern California on Saturday.
On Sunday, Dorrell apologized both publicly and personally. His acknowledgement came a day after athletic director Rick George was criticized on social media for tweeting an apology on behalf of his head coach.
Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins receives COVID-19 vaccine
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has received his COVID-19 vaccine and will be eligible to play in all games. The Warriors said coach Steve Kerr made the announcement to reporters after practice before the team traveled to Portland to play its first preseason game.
Wiggins faced the possibility of not being allowed into Golden State’s home building at Chase Center for games come Oct. 13 when the San Francisco Department of Public Health begins requiring proof of vaccination for large indoor events.
Rain pushes NASCAR playoff race at Talladega to Monday
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out and rescheduled for Monday afternoon. NASCAR pulled the plug early because Talladega does not have lights and television partner NBC was scheduled to air Tom Brady’s return to New England after the race.
NASCAR does not like to start a race unless it believes it can complete the full distance.
The 500-mile race averages 3 hours, 41 minutes and NASCAR likely would have run out of daylight as well as push NBC right up against the NFL game.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in Georgia shooting
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Investigators say a former driver in NASCAR’s lower divisions has been killed in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman.
Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson told the Athens Banner-Herald that 31-year-old John Wes Townley died shortly after the 9 p.m.. Saturday shooting in an Athens neighborhood. Police say a 30-year-old woman was hurt, but didn’t detail her condition. Police say they have spoken to the shooter, who knew the victims. No arrests have been made.
Townley raced eight seasons and made 186 starts across the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series.
Celine Boutier rallies with a 63 to win ShopRite LPGA
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Celine Boutier of France is the winner at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Boutier rallied from five shots behind by closing with a 63 on the windy Bayview Course at Seaside in New Jersey. Then she had to wait to see if it would be good enough.
Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park were one shot over the last four holes and neither could manage a birdie. Their last chance was the par-5 18th hole. Ko three-putted from about 70 feet, missing her birdie from 8 feet. Park missed a 10-foot birdie chance.
Brooke Henderson also tied them for second.