(Houston, TX) — Deshaun Watson threw two touchdowns and also ran for a score as the Texans outlasted the Titans 34-17 on Monday Night Football in Houston. Lamar Miller had 162 yards rushing, including a 97-yard TD. Houston has won eight straight since an 0-and-3 start. Marcus Mariota threw two TD’s for Tennessee, which fell to 5-and-6.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The season is over for Colts tight end Jack Doyle. The team placed him on injured reserve yesterday with a kidney injury. Doyle was hospitalized Sunday night and had to undergo surgery. Doyle was a Pro Bowler last season and caught a touchdown in the win over Miami.
>>Bengals’ Dalton Out For Season
(Cincinnati, OH) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is headed to injured reserve with a thumb injury. Dalton was hurt during Sunday’s loss to the Browns in Cincinnati and had to be replaced by backup Jeff Driskel. The Bengals claimed quarterback Tom Savage off waivers from the 49ers on Monday. Dalton has not missed a game since 2015.
>>Jaguars Fire OC Hackett, Demote QB Bortles
(Jacksonville, FL) — The Jaguars are shaking up their struggling offense. Jacksonville fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Monday and also benched quarterback Blake Bortles in favor of backup Cody Kessler. The Jags are ranked in the bottom-five in scoring. Quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich will take over play-calling for the Jags.
(St. Louis, MO) — A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of personal seat license owners during the Rams’ time in St. Louis has resulted in a settlement. A filing yesterday in federal court notifies the court of an agreement with the team, but no details of the payout were revealed. Three separate lawsuits combined into one were filed on behalf of PSL holders against the Rams within weeks of a 2016 vote by NFL owners that approved the move of the franchise to Los Angeles. The suit sought a refund for the original PSLs, which were good for 30 seasons.
(Chicago, IL) — DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points to lead the Spurs to a 108-107 win against the Bulls at the United Center. Zach LaVine netted a game high 28 points but missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds in the loss. Ryan Arcidiacono added 22 points and Jabari Parker posted 18 for Chicago, who dropped to 5-and-16. The Bulls have lost seven out of eight games.
>>Lauri Markkanen Could Be Close To Returning To Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — Lauri Markkanen could be close to making his season debut with the Bulls. The power forward is scheduled for full participation in practice today. He is recovering from the right elbow injury he suffered the first week of training camp. The team believes he could play December 4th at the Pacers.
>>Blackhawks Host Golden Knights Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks welcome the Golden Knights to the UC tonight. The Hawks are second-to-last in the Central Division with 23 points. Las Vegas is third in the Pacific with 25 points. Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini could make their debuts with Chicago after being acquired in a trade over the weekend.
>>Mike Ditka Released From Hospital
(Undated) — Mike Ditka is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack last week. Multiple reports say the iconic former Bears coach has been released from a Florida hospital and is doing well at home. Ditka previously suffered a heart attack in November 1988, and famously returned to the Bears sideline 11 days later. He turned 79 last month.
>>Illinois Hoops Plays Notre Dame In ACC/Big Ten Challenge
(Notre Dame, IN) — The Illinois men’s basketball team is set to face Notre Dame on the road tonight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Fighting Illini are 2-and-4 after beating Mississippi Valley State Sunday. The Fighting Irish are 5-and-1 following a victory over DePaul this past Saturday. Trent Frazier leads Illinois in scoring with 17.6 points per game.
>>Braves Sign 3B Donaldson, Bring Back C McCann
(Cumberland, GA) — The Braves are adding third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Brian McCann. Donaldson has agreed to a one-year contract worth a reported 23-million-dollars. The 2015 AL MVP split last season between Toronto and Cleveland. McCann returns to Atlanta on a one-year deal. He played for the Braves from 2005 to 2013.
>>North Carolina Bringing Back Mack Brown
(Chapel Hill, NC) — The Mack is back at North Carolina. Multiple reports say Mack Brown has agreed to return to the sidelines as head football coach of the Tar Heels. The 67-year-old previously coached North Carolina from 1988 to 1997 before leaving for the University of Texas. He left the Longhorns after 2013 and had been working at ESPN.