TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has undergone successful surgery in Houston after the Heisman hopeful dislocated his right hip in Saturday’s 38-7 win at Mississippi State. Cain said the prognosis was “excellent” for the 21-year-old, who is expected to make a full recovery. Tagovailoa passed for 7,442 yards and a school-record 87 touchdowns despite less than two full seasons as starter.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs stayed atop the AFC West by picking off Philip Rivers four times in a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City. Daniel Sorenson picked off Philip Rivers at the goal line with 18 seconds remaining to preserve the victory and help the Chiefs improve to 7-4. Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) passed for 182 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs, who also got scoring runs from LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack will be out indefinitely with a fractured right hand. Coach Frank Reich says Mack already has undergone a “procedure” and the team had not established a timetable for his return. The third-year player was injured after a 20-yard run in the third quarter of Sunday’s 33-13 victory over Jacksonville. He had already rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown before getting hurt.
UNDATED (AP) – Duke has moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll following Kentucky’s surprising loss to Evansville. The Blue Devils received 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel. No. 2 Louisville came away with eight first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State had four. Kansas and North Carolina rounded out the top five.
NEW YORK (AP) – Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. The 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons, all with the Yankees. Other newcomers announced yesterday by the BBWAA include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Rafael Furcal , Bobby Abreu and Alfonso Soriano.