Midwest Sports Headlines: 11/19/19


November 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium. Daniel Sorensen picked off Philip Rivers’ fourth interception near the goal line with 18 seconds to play to secure the Chiefs’ 10th win in 11 meetings with the Chargers. Patrick Mahomes passed for 182 yards and hit Travis Kelce for his only touchdown. Rivers passed for 353 yards during his first four-interception game since November 2016 for the Chargers.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Philip Rivers went down slinging in Mexico in his first four-interception game in three years for the Chargers. Los Angeles’ playoff hopes are looking grim after the team’s longtime franchise quarterback and his offense came up empty at Azteca Stadium on plenty of opportunities to turn around this game and their season. Rivers surpassed 3,000 yards passing for the 14th consecutive season, but couldn’t make enough plays near the goal line to save the Bolts.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Left tackle Russell Okung is out for a second straight week when the Los Angeles Chargers face the Kansas City Chiefs at Azteca Stadium. Okung has a groin injury that kept him out against Oakland 11 days ago. Running back Darwin Thompson and cornerback Kendall Fuller were inactive for the Chiefs.

UNDATED (AP) — Duke has moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll following Kentucky’s surprising loss to Evansville. The Blue Devils moved up a spot after a pair of wins last week. The Wildcats dropped to No. 9. Louisville is second, followed by Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Javan White had 24 points and 15 rebounds and UMBC rolled past NAIA member Bacone 111-38. The 73-point margin of victory is a school record.