>>Broncos Remain Unbeaten After Blasting Bucs
(Tampa, FL) — The Broncos are 4-and-0 after blasting the Buccaneers, 27-7, in Tampa. Rookie Paxton Lynch replaced an injured Trevor Siemian and threw for 170 yards and a touchdown. Siemian had to leave with a shoulder injury late in the first half.
>>Jaguars Clip Colts In London
(London, England) — The Jaguars held off a late rally from the Colts to pull out a 30-27 win at Wembley Stadium in London. Down 23-6 entering the fourth quarter, Frank Gore ran in for a one-yard score and Andrew Luck threw a pair of touchdown passes before the Colts turned the ball over on downs on their final two possessions. Luck ended 27-of-42 for 234 yards as Indy fell to 1-and-3.
>>Bears Hold Off Lions For First Win
(Chicago, IL) — Brian Hoyer threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears edged the Lions 17-14 at Soldier Field. Eddie Royal had seven catches for 111 yards and a TD, while Jordan Howard ran for 111 yards for the 1-and-3 Bears, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Lions. Chicago visits the Colts on Sunday.
>>Bills Blank Patriots In Foxboro
(Foxboro, MA) — The Bills blanked the Patriots 16-0 in Foxboro. New England was shut out at home for the first time since 1993. The Pats went 3-and-1 without Tom Brady, who has completed his four-game “Deflategate” suspension and will return this week.
>>Panthers, Cardinals Fall To 1-and-3
(Undated) — A pair of NFC powerhouses from a season ago are off to 1-and-3 starts. The defending NFC champion Panthers couldn’t slow down the Falcons in a 48-33 loss. The Cardinals were beaten at home by the Rams, 17-13, and lost quarterback Carson Palmer to injury.
>>Cardinals Beat Pirates, But Miss Playoffs
(St. Louis, MO) — For the first time since 2010, the Cardinals are staying home for the playoffs. The Cards closed out the season with a 10-4 win over the Pirates, but finished a game behind the wild-card winning Mets and Giants. Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer in the sixth and St. Louis added six more in the seventh.
>>Cubs Top Reds For 103rd Win
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs wrapped up regular-season play with a 7-4 comeback win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Miguel Montero’s two-run homer capped a four-run ninth inning rally for Chicago, which finished with 103 wins. The Cubs will host either the Mets or Giants in the NL Division Series starting Friday.
>>Twins Top White Sox In Finale
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox suffered a 6-3 loss to the Twins in their season finale. Chris Sale allowed five runs in five innings to fall to 17-and-10. Chicago ends the season 78-and-84.
>>Ventura Not Returning As White Sox Manager
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox and manager Robin Ventura are parting ways. Ventura announced after yesterday’s loss that he will not return next year. Ventura went 375-and-435 in five seasons in Chicago. The “Chicago Sun-Times” reported Saturday that bench coach Rick Renteria will likely take over.
>>Three Teams Clinch Playoff Spot On Final Day
(Undated) — The Giants, Orioles and Blue Jays all clinched wild card spots on the final day of the baseball season. The Giants secured a date with the Mets in the NL wild card game on Wednesday. The O’s and Jays will meet in the AL wild card game in Toronto on Tuesday.
>>U.S. Brings Home First Ryder Cup Since 2008
(Chaska, MN) — The U.S. is celebrating its first Ryder Cup victory in eight years. The Americans defeated Europe, 17-11, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. It’s the United States’ first Ryder Cup victory since 2008 and only its third over the past two decades.
>>Truex Jr. Dominates At Dover
(Dover, DE) — Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag at the Citizen Soldier 400 at the Dover International Speedway. Truex claimed his second victory in the past three races. The Chase field was trimmed from 16 to 12 drivers, eliminating Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Chris Buescher. The Bank of America 500 is on Saturday in Charlotte.