KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Eagles and the Chiefs will be meeting on Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium in a rematch of their memorable Super Bowl won by Kansas City with a second-half rally. Philadelphia is leading the NFC at 8-1 while the Chiefs are leading the AFC at 7-2, and beyond that there are storylines aplenty. Chiefs coach Andy Reid is one again facing his former team. Eagles center Jason Kelce and his younger brother and Chiefs star Travis Kelce will be meeting one more time. And rumors are flying that Travis Kelce's love interest, pop superstar Taylor Swift, will bring her parents to meet his for the first time. It should all make for one glitzy night under the lights to wrap up Week 11 of the NFL season.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter and the Baltimore Ravens beat Cincinnati 34-20 after the Bengals lost star quarterback Joe Burrow to a wrist injury. The AFC North-leading Ravens completed a head-to-head sweep of Cincinnati and moved to 2 1/2 games ahead of the last-place Bengals. And that’s far from Cincinnati’s only problem. Burrow left in the second quarter after throwing a touchdown pass and wasn’t able to return. Jackson threw for 264 yards despite losing tight end Mark Andrews to an ankle injury that is likely to end his season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels said Thursday that he intends to return to the Jayhawks next season amid speculation that he could enter the transfer portal. The preseason Big 12 player of the year has been sidelined most of this season by a back injury that first showed up in fall camp, forcing Jason Bean into the starting role. Daniels did not make one road trip, and he did not come out of the locker room for another game. That led to rumors that he was unhappy with the Jayhawks. He clapped back at them in a video and statement posted to social media in which he said, “Kansas is a special place to me and I will be back next season.”
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No. 23 Kansas State still has hopes of defending its Big 12 title as it prepares to visit Kansas on Saturday for the latest edition of the Sunflower Showdown. The Wildcats need to beat the Jayhawks this week and Iowa State in their regular-season finale, and get some help to have a shot. Kansas State has dominated the Jayhawks, winning the last 14 in the series, and the last four under Wildcats coach Chris Klieman have been by an average margin of more than four touchdowns. The Jayhawks are 7-3, though, just like the Wildcats, and only a game behind them in the Big 12 standings.
UNDATED (AP) — The WWE is collaborating with the Big 12 Conference for their championship game next month, as the sports entertainment company further strengthens its relationship with various sports organizations. The Dr. Pepper Big 12 Football Championship will be held on Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As part of the partnership, the game’s most outstanding player will receive a custom-made WWE championship title belt and a co-branded WWE X Big 12 logo will appear throughout the stadium and on the field.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has announced that football coach Jim Harbaugh will serve the remainder of a three-game suspension from the Big Ten in return for the conference ending its investigation into a yearslong scheme to steal opponents' play-calling signals. The settlement on Thursday is the latest twist in a story that saw one of college football’s most recognizable programs accused of purchasing tickets to the games of Michigan’s future opponents and sending people to those games to digitally record teams signaling in their plays. Harbaugh was suspended just weeks after an investigation into the allegations by the NCAA surfaced.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark struggled through a poor shooting performance and No. 2 Iowa failed to score in the last three minutes Thursday night, falling to Kansas State 65-58. Clark, The Associated Press national player of the week in women’s basketball, scored 24 points on 9-for-32 shooting from the field and 2-for-16 sniping from long distance, failing to make her first 3-pointer until just over a minute left in the second quarter. Iowa (3-1), which had been averaging 92 points in its first three games, shot just 36.1% from the field and was 2 for 21 from long distance. Ayoka Lee scored 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead Kansas State’s comeback victory.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Chance McMillian scored 17 points, Darrion Williams added 10 points and 14 rebounds and Texas Tech beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-64. Joe Toussaint added 14 points and Warren Washington had 10 for Texas Tech (3-0). Texas Tech took the lead for good about midway through the first half and led 41-31 at the break. The Islanders stayed within single digits inside the final 15 minutes and cut the deficit to 51-49 but didn’t get closer. Dian Wright-Forde scored 16 points and Owen Dease had 14 for Texas A&M-CC (2-2).
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani, who has captivated baseball with his unprecedented combination of high-level hitting and premium pitching, became the first two-time unanimous Most Valuable Player when he won the American League honor. Ohtani, a free agent after finishing his contract with the Los Angeles Angels, received all 30 first-place votes and 420 points in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He was a unanimous MVP in 2021 and finished second to the Yankees’ Aaron Judge in voting last year. Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. won the National League honor, also a unanimous pick.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was a unanimous winner of his first National League Most Valuable Player award after becoming the first big leaguer with 40 homers and 70 stolen bases in a season. Los Angeles Angels two-way star star Shohei Otani won the American League honor, becoming the first two-time unanimous MVP. There have been 21 unanimous winners, and this year marked the first time two occurred in the same year. Mookie Betts received all 30 second-place votes and 270 points, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Freddie Freeman with 227 points.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics’ move to Las Vegas has been approved by Major League Baseball team owners in a 30-0 vote. After years of complaints about the Oakland Coliseum and an inability to gain government assistance for a new ballpark in the Bay Area, the A’s plan to move to a stadium to be built on the Las Vegas Strip with $380 million in public financing approved by the Nevada government. They will remain next season at the Coliseum for the last year of their lease there. Plans are to open the new ballpark in 2028.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball will play its 2025 All-Star Game in Atlanta, four years after moving the event from Truist Park to Denver’s Coors Field over objections to changes in Georgia’s voting rights laws. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following an owners’ meeting. Atlanta was awarded the 2021 All-Star Game in May 2019, but MLB moved it in April 2021, just three months before the game was played. Atlanta previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1972 and 2000.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Golf superstar Tiger Woods's ex-girlfriend has dropped her $30 million lawsuit against the trust that owns his $54 million Florida mansion. An attorney for Erica Herman filed a notice in state court last week saying Herman never accused Woods or any of his employees of sexual harassment. Herman's attorney has made that claim on multiple occasions. A separate lawsuit against Woods was rejected by a judge in May. Court records show an appeal of that decision was dropped this week. Herman was Woods’ girlfriend from 2015 until October 2022. She signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2017 that barred her from discussing their relationship publicly.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Baltimore 34 Cincinnati 20
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (6)Houston 65 Towson 49
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Miami 122 Brooklyn 115
Final Oklahoma City 128 Golden State 109
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final OT Ottawa 5 Detroit 4
Final New Jersey 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Arizona 3 Columbus 2
Final Vegas 6 Montreal 5
Final Tampa Bay 4 Chicago 2
Final Calgary 5 Vancouver 2
Final SO Seattle 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Los Angeles 2 Florida 1
Final San Jose 5 St. Louis 1