(Nashville, TN) — Derrick Henry had a career night as the Titans barreled through the Jaguars 30-9 in Nashville. Henry finished with 238 yards and four touchdowns, including a record-tying 99-yard scoring run in the second quarter. He joins Tony Dorsett as the only NFL players with 99-yard touchdown runs. The Titans improved to 7-and-6. Jacksonville fell to 4-and-9.
>>Alabama Dominates College Football Awards
(Atlanta, GA) — Alabama dominated the College Football Awards in Atlanta. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa [[ TOO-uh tung-oh-vy-LOH-ah ]] won the Maxwell Award for player of the year and the Walter Camp for best player. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams won the Outland Trophy for best interior lineman and Jerry Jeudy [[ Judy ]] won the Biletnikoff Award for best receiver.
(Champaign, IL) — The Illinois men’s basketball team is set to play UNLV tomorrow in Champaign. The Illini lost 77-67 to Ohio State Wednesday night in Chicago. They dropped to 2-and-7 overall and 0-and-2 in the Big Ten. The Runnin’ Rebels are 4-and-3.
>>Redskins’ Smith Reportedly Battling Infection After Leg Surgeries
(Ashburn, VA) — The career of Redskins quarterback Alex Smith may be in doubt. The 34-year-old has reportedly developed an infection after multiple surgeries on his broken leg. Smith suffered a compound fracture in a Week 11 loss to the Texans. ESPN reports he remains in the hospital. The Redskins are asking to respect the Smith family’s request for privacy.
>>Red Sox Bring Back Eovaldi With Four-Year Deal
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox are bringing back pitcher Nathan Eovaldi [[ ee-VAHL-dee ]]. They’ve signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a four-year, 67.5-million-dollar contract. Eovaldi became part of Red Sox lore throwing 97 pitches in relief of an 18-inning Game Three loss to the Dodgers in the World Series. He allowed just four runs in more than 22 postseason innings.
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Golden Knights scored two goals in 12 seconds in the third period to help propel them to a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks in Vegas. Jonathan Toews, Dylan Strome, and Artem Anisimov lit the lamp for the Hawks, who lost their straight game . Chicago dropped to 9-16-and-5. They return home Sunday to face the Canadiens.
(Houston, TX) — The Colts are on the road this weekend to take on the red-hot Houston Texans. Houston is seeking its 10th-straight win, a streak that started at Indy in Week Four. The Colts have won five of their last six to get back into the playoff picture. At 6-and-6, they trail the Texans by three-games in the AFC South and are one-game out of the final AFC Wild Card spot.
>>Bears Host Rams On Sunday Night Football
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears are set to do battle with the Rams Sunday night at Soldier Field. Chicago is 8-and-4 and lead the NFC North over the 6-5-and-1 Vikings. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky is expected to play after missing two straight games with an injured throwing shoulder. Los Angeles has the best record in the NFL at 11-and-1.
>>Cubs Brandon Morrow Has Surgery, May Miss Start Of 2019 Season
(Chicago, IL) — Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow may not be ready for the start of next season. The right-hander had surgery on his throwing elbow last month and isn’t scheduled to resume throwing until early February. Morrow posted a 1.47 ERA in 35 appearances out of Chicago’s bullpen last season before landing on the disable list in July. He was declared done for the season in September because of right forearm inflammation and a nagging bone bruise.