KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Le’Veon Bell two days after he was released by the New York Jets. The move adds another potential dynamic offensive player to an offense that already features Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Bell was cut by the Jets after a disappointing tenure in New York that lasted less than two full seasons. Bell and coach Adam Gase appeared to not mesh since the running back signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with $35 million guaranteed last year as a free agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will be without offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and wide receiver Sammy Watkins when they visit the Buffalo Bills on Monday night for a game that was pushed back because of COVID-19 protocols. Osmele tore tendons in both of his knees and Watkins hurt his hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, which also ended the Chiefs’ franchise-record 13-game win streak. Mike Remmers finished the game at guard and will get the start in Buffalo, coach Andy Reid said Thursday, and Mecole Hardman will take most of the snaps in Watkins’s place.
UNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is packing a punch in college football this week. Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive and won't be on the sideline for his team's game against Georgia. Five games, three involving Top 10 teams, have been postponed. We won’t get a better read on No. 7 Oklahoma State, which was supposed to visit Baylor and now is looking at three weeks between games. No. 8 Cincinnati's game at Tulsa has been scratched. LSU at No. 10 Florida also is off, meaning the struggling defending champion Tigers will stew over their loss at Missouri a while longer.
UNDATED (AP) — Kansas hopes to have coach Les Miles back on the sideline Saturday at West Virginia. Miles announced last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He has quarantined at his home. Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long says Miles is expected to return against the Mountaineers. West Virginia is allowing 15,000 fans after limiting attendance to the families of players and coaches in their first two home games. West Virginia has won six straight in the series. Both teams are looking for improved performances on offense. Winless Kansas ranks last in the nation in yards per completion.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros are still alive in the AL Championship Series after Carlos Correa slammed a walk-off, solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to close out a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. George Springer also homered and Michael Brantley hit a two-run single that put the Astros ahead, 3-1 in the third inning. Brandon Lowe and Randy Arozarena hit solo homers for the Rays before Ji-Man Choi's blast tied the game in the eighth inning.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves own a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after exploding for six runs in the sixth inning of a 10-2 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marcell Ozuna laced an RBI double in the sixth and also provided a pair of solo homers and a run-scoring single. Bryse Wilson tossed one-hit ball over six innings of his first postseason start, allowing only a solo homer by Edwin Rios.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyronn Lue will become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the two sides can hammer out a contract. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that final terms are still being worked out. Lue had been serving as an assistant to Doc Rivers, who left the Clippers after seven seasons and was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, effective Nov. 1. The Rockets have made the playoffs 10 times since Morey was hired in 2007, including the last eight seasons for the longest active streak in the NBA. Morey caused an international uproar last year when he tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, which caused businesses in China to cut ties with the Rockets.
AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 4 Tampa Bay 3
NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 10 L.A. Dodgers 2