(Denver, CO) — The Chiefs scored two touchdowns in the final seven minutes to steal a 27-23 win over the Broncos on Monday Night Football in Denver. Patrick Mahomes threw a two-yard TD pass to Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt scored from four yards out with 1:40 left to complete the comeback. KC is 4-and-0. Denver dropped to 2-and-2.
Cowboys’ Irving Back From Suspension
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving is back from a four-game suspension. Irving was out for violating the NFL’s drug policy. He hasn’t been with the team since Week One but did participate in training camp and the preseason. Irving recorded seven sacks in eight games for Dallas last season.
Texans Banged Up
(Houston, TX) — The Texans earned their first win on Sunday, but not without a few injuries. Running back Lamar Miller didn’t play in the fourth quarter or overtime for Houston with an unspecified injury, but is expected to be okay. Receiver Will Fuller tweaked a hamstring injury and is questionable for this week versus Dallas. The most serious injury came to cornerback Aaron Colvin, who hurt his ankle. His status for the rest of the season is up in the air.
Cubs, Rockies Clash At Wrigley
(Chicago, IL) — The Chicago Cubs host the Colorado Rockies tonight in the National League wild card game. Both teams lost divisional tiebreakers yesterday. Kyle Freeland starts for Colorado and Jon Lester for Chicago. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC. The winner advances to play Milwaukee in the NLDS. The Yankees host the A’s in the AL wild card game tomorrow.
Rangers Begin Search For Manager
(Arlington, TX) — The Texas Rangers are expanding their search for a new manager. Jeff Banister was fired last month and bench coach Don Wakamatsu served as interim manager to close the season. General manager Jon Daniels said last week Wakamatsu will be considered, but didn’t announce any more candidates.
Astros Host Indians Thursday
(Houston, TX) — The Astros open the American League Division Series on Thursday when they host the Cleveland Indians. The ‘Stros have not announced who will start the contest, but the Indians have decided to send out Corey Kluber. Houston looks to become the first team to repeat as World Series Champions since the Yankees won three-in-a-row between 1998-and-2000.
Amarillo and San Diego Announce Two-Year Affiliation Agreement
(Amarillo, TX) — Amarillo Professional Baseball and the San Diego Padres announced Monday that they have agreed to a player-development contract that will run through the 2020 season. Amarillo Professional Baseball’s inaugural home opener is set to take place on Monday, April 8, 2019, against the Midland RockHounds, Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The home season includes 70 home games of a 140-game schedule that will run through September 2.
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Chicago Cubs 1
(NL Central Division tiebreaker)
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Colorado Rockies 2
(NL West Division tiebreaker)
Mavericks Depart For China
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks left for China yesterday, where they will play a pair of preseason games against the Philadelphia 76ers. Dallas faces them in Shanghai on Friday and again in Shenzen on Monday. The Mavs won their preseason opener versus the Beijing Ducks over the weekend.
Rockets Host Grizzlies In Birmingham
(Birmingham, AL) — The Rockets tip off preseason action tonight as they host the Memphis Grizzlies in Birmingham, Alabama. Carmelo Anthony will make his Rockets’ debut after joining the team in the offseason. Houston has five presesaon games on the schedule.
New York Knicks 124, Washington Wizards 121 (OT)
Philadelphia 76ers 120, Orlando Magic 114
Atlanta Hawks 116, New Orleans Pelicans 102
Sacramento Kings 106, Phoenix Suns 102
Stars Begin Regular Season Thursday
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars open the regular season on Thursday when they host the Arizona Coyotes. Jim Montgomery will coach his first NHL game after the franchise hired him from the University of Denver. The Stars missed the postseason each of the past two years.
New Jersey Devils 3, SC Bern 2 (OT)