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Chiefs’ Mahomes to start…Browns resign JC Tretter…OJ Simpson lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) will start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. That comes just over two weeks after the quarterback’s season was jeopardized by a dislocated kneecap. Mahomes never missed a practice after hurting his knee on a Thursday night against Denver. Some thought the seriousness of the injury could sideline the league MVP for months.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Chris Herndon are among several players questionable to play against the Giants. Bell is dealing with knee and ankle ailments and was limited during team drills for the second straight day. Herndon could make his season debut. He was suspended for the first four games and missed the last four with a hamstring injury.

CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cleveland Browns have signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension. Tretter has started all 40 games since signing with Cleveland as a free agent before the 2017 season. The 28-year-old, who spent his first three NFL seasons with Green Bay, has helped solidify a Cleveland offensive line that lost 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas before last season and has struggled this year. Tretter’s deal includes $23 million guaranteed.

BUFFALO (AP) _ Reigning NHL MVP Nikita Kucherov scored and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy proved his class to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 over the Buffalo Sabres in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital on Friday. The sold-out games at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe are part of the 2019 NHL Global Series. Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning and Vasilevskiy stopped … shots to improve to a career 9-1-1 record against the Sabres.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino, alleging unnamed employees defamed him by telling the celebrity news site TMZ he was ordered not to return to the property in 2017 for being drunk, disruptive and unruly. The ex-football star denies in the lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that he was belligerent, broke glass or damaged property. The Cosmopolitan declined to comment. TMZ is not a defendant in the case.

Associated Press

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