DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota despite a right ankle injury that sidelined him briefly during Sunday’s win over New England. Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday, but he jogged and said his ankle is improving. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill will play barring a setback as the 7-6 Dolphins aim for an AFC wild-card berth.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Lamar Jackson will make his fifth consecutive start when the Baltimore Ravens take on the visiting Buccaneers on Sunday. The Ravens have gone 3-1 with Jackson under center after dropping their previous three games under longtime starter Joe Flacco, who is finally healthy after suffering a right hip injury last month. He has been a starter since his rookie season in 2008 and was Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens beat San Francisco to end the 2012 season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Kai Forbath and Matt McCrane to kick after practice yesterday as potential replacements for Chris Boswell after he missed two more kicks during Sunday’s 24-21 loss at Oakland. One of Boswell’s misses was a 40-yard field-goal attempt on the final snap during which his left foot slipped on the turf and the ball smacked into the wall at the line of scrimmage. Boswell has made just 10 of 16 field goals and 39 of 44 extra points this season.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton has accepted a two-year, $30 million with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 35-year-old Morton was a first-time All-Star last season when he went 15-3 for Houston. He had a 3.13 ERA in a career-high 30 starts. The right-hander joins a staff led by AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.
UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its next head football coach. Diaz has directed defenses that ranked in the top 15 nationally in yards per play with the Hurricanes each season since joining them in 2016. He would replace Geoff Collins, who left Temple after two seasons to become coach at Georgia Tech last week.