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Mahomes slated to start Sunday…Buckeyes bench Young…Wiseman wins in court to get on court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) will be running the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense against the Tennessee Titans tomorrow after missing two games with a dislocated kneecap. Mahomes never missed a practice after hurting his knee Oct. 17 against Denver, even though some initially thought the injury could sideline the league MVP for months. The NFL’s reigning MVP has thrown for 2,180 yards with 15 touchdowns and one interception through six-plus games this year.

UNDATED (AP) _ Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan appears set to play against the Saints on Sunday after being taken off the team’s injury report. Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is set to return Sunday against Minnesota after the second-year player missed the first game of his career with a neck injury. The Vikings have ruled wide receiver Adam Thielen (THEE’-lihn) out for their game at Dallas.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _Ohio State has announced that star defensive end Chase Young won’t play for the third-ranked Buckeyes today against Maryland amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a “family friend.” The school did not elaborate or give a timetable of how long he might be out, only to say Young is sidelined because of a “possible NCAA issue from last year” the athletic department is “looking into.” The junior leads the nation with 13 ½ sacks and has become a contender in the Heisman Trophy race.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Memphis freshman center James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while he fights an NCAA ruling that he’s ineligible to play for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers. Memphis says Wiseman was declared eligible by the NCAA in May, and an investigation led to information that Hardaway gave $11,500 in moving expenses to help Wiseman’s family move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017, while Hardaway was coach of East High School. Wiseman played last night and scored 17 points as the Tigers hammered Illinois-Chicago, 92-46.

PHOENIX (AP) _ Jeff Maggert shot a 6-under 65 yesterday to increase his lead to four strokes through two rounds of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Maggert birdied three of the first four holes in a front-nine 31. He added a birdie on 17 to complete his bogey-free round in perfect conditions at Phoenix Country Club. Maggert is 14 under through 36 holes. Bernhard Langer is second in a bid for his record sixth PGA Tour Champions season points title.

Associated Press