NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) was almost picked off on his first throw for the Kansas City Chiefs after missing two games with a knee injury. Instead, he picked up right where he left off. Mahomes got lucky on his first play at Tennessee, nearly throwing an interception. But a replay review showed that Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro trapped the ball, so Kansas City kept possession. Mahomes went on to lead the Chiefs to a touchdown on that possession.
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Kareem Hunt has his first NFL touch in nearly a year. The running back caught a short pass from Baker Mayfield for a 7-yard gain on Cleveland’s first possession against Buffalo. He’s in action for the first time since last Nov. 19 when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was suspended by the league for eight games after two physical off-field altercations, including one when he shoved and kicked a woman. The Browns signed the Cleveland native in February.
UNDATED (AP) — Arkansas has fired football coach Chad Morris after 22 games and no Southeastern Conference victories. Arkansas made the move less than 24 hours after the Razorbacks lost 45-19 to a Western Kentucky. Morris’ only victories came again Eastern Illinois, Portland State — two FCS teams — Tulsa and Colorado State. He finished 4-18 and 0-14 in the SEC.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The final race to decide the NASCAR Cup championship field takes place this afternoon at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix. All eight title contenders have qualified in the top 10. Kyle Busch has the pole, one spot ahead of reigning NASCAR champion Joey Logano on the starting grid.
SHIGA, Japan (AP) — Ai Suzuki has won the Japan Classic for her first LPGA career victory. Suzuki shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 today to finish with a 17-under 199, three shots ahead of Hyo Joo Kim. Minjee Lee finished in third place at 11-under 205 after shooting a 68 in the final event of the LPGA Tour’s Asia Swing. Jennifer Kupcho of the United States was tied for fourth with Jin Yang of China after a 68 left her seven strokes back.