Mayfield isn’t sure how the Panthers handle the “looming question” at QB

FILE – Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to pass during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Oct. 9, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. Mayfield said he doesn’t want to be traded and is trying his best to support as. the team’s number 2 quarterback behind the starting P.J. Walker.

FILE – Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to pass during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Oct. 9, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. Mayfield said he doesn’t want to be traded and is trying his best to support as. the team’s number 2 quarterback behind the starting P.J. Walker.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Baker Mayfield doesn’t know how things will go when Sam Darnold’s 21-day window to return from injury closed Tuesday.

The Carolina Panthers will have to make a tough decision on what to do at quarterback.

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NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets suspended guard Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay after his antisemitic comments.

For the second straight year the Colts and Patriots meet their opposite seasons at the crossroads. The Colts are still adjusting after coach Frank Reich benched quarterback Matt Ryan last week and started second-year Sam Ehlinger. Reich shook things up a bit this week, firing offensive coordinator Marcus Brady in hopes of snapping up a unit that has scored 17 or fewer points in the past seven games. Meanwhile, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is coming off his first win since returning to the lineup following a three-week absence due to an ankle injury. But New England’s offense has had just one touchdown in the two games since his return.

Week 9 doesn’t have a marquee matchup, unless you count the last two Super Bowl champions fighting to see who will come closest to missing the playoffs. Six teams are on the road, including the Giants, and there are only two games left at 4pm. window (previously mentioned LA Rams-Tampa Bay con…

CHICAGO – Pedro Grifol wore a Chicago White Sox jersey with No. 5 and his name on the back Thursday morning at Guaranteed Rate Field.

CHICAGO – Pedro Grifol’s bid for the 2022 season for the Chicago White Sox came first during his press conference as the team’s new manager Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

BALTIMORE – Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman will undergo foot surgery on a Lisfranc injury and miss the rest of the season, coach John Harbaugh said Thursday.

Will Gordon was disappointed with his finish last week in Bermuda. He has no complaints about his great start in Mexico. Gordon shot a 62 in the first round and leads the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Russell Henley had 63. Gordon played his final holes in 4-over par in the Bermuda breeze. He is trying to adjust his expectations at the Mayakoba resort. Harris English and Francesco Molinari are at 64. English is still trying to get his game back from hip surgery earlier in the year. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler opened with a 65.

The Titans and Chiefs are meeting Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium in a battle between the leaders of the 5-2 AFC playoffs. Tennessee is coming off a 17-10 win over Houston in which Derrick Henry rushed for 219 yards and two TDs, while the Chiefs had the week off after a 44-23 win at San Francisco. The Titans have won five of the past six in the series, including the wild-card game, although that one win against Kansas City came in the AFC playoffs during the 2019 season. Chiefs coach, Andy Reid, is 20-3 when his teams are out.

The Cincinnati Bengals will have to adjust to life without injured wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, at least for now. With Chase out with a hip injury on Monday night, the Bengals were swept by the Cleveland Browns and slipped back to 4-4. The receiver will be on the bench again on Sunday when Cincinnati hosts the Carolina Panthers. Carolina lost in the wild in overtime 37-34 to Atlanta last week. Former XFL quarterback PJ Walker makes his fourth straight start for the Panthers.

The Las Vegas Raiders are coming off their worst game in nearly eight years and spent the week huddling in Florida and trying to make amends. No one is likely to choose to play the shy and motivated Raiders right now. Jacksonville has no choice. The Raiders and Jaguars will meet on Sunday, both teams are struggling. Las Vegas is coming off a 24-0 shutout of New Orleans in which it managed 183 yards. Jacksonville is hoping to avoid a carryover from a winless October that included a five-game skid and new levels of stress.

Ross Chastain’s video game-inspired ride on the wall at Martinsville carried him across the finish line, into NASCAR championships and around the world. Like it or not, the hands-free, feet-to-the-ground Chevy slingshot has catapulted Chastain and NASCAR into the social media stratosphere. The championship is on the line this week at Phoenix Raceway, but there was as much focus on Chastain’s heroics last week as who will win the Cup Series title between himself, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell.

Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade made history at the world gymnastics championships. The 23-year-old actress became the first woman from South America to win the world championship following her performance in the finals. Andrade, the silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, posted a score of 56.899 to win the walk-off. The 23-year-old used a powerful block in the first round to rush forward which he never threatened to relinquish. Shilese Jones of the U.S. she was second, with Britain’s Jessica Gadirova third.

Known for his big hands, Amari Cooper’s hand needs work. Cleveland’s talented wide receiver managed to laugh off a trick play that went horribly wrong in the Browns’ 32-13 win over Cincinnati on Monday. Cooper fumbled on his first NFL pass, which was intercepted. It was a rare setback for the 28-year-old who was everything the Browns hoped for when they acquired him in a March trade from Dallas. Cooper took the lead and left the field. He also gave quarterback Jacoby Brissett a reliable target to support the league’s top attack.

The Houston Astros’ World Series no-hitter was the most watched Game 4 in three years. Houston’s 5-0 victory over Philadelphia, which tied the Series at two games apiece, was seen by 11,809,000 viewers on Fox. That was up 9% from 10,789,000 for Atlanta’s 3-2 win over the Astros in Game 4 last year and up 23% from 9,563,000 for Tampa Bay’s 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of 2020. games this year averaged 11,329,000 viewers on Fox, up 4% from the average of four games of 10,918,000 last year.

The Dallas Cowboys rode the first-round odds into contention in the NFC race. The defending NFC East champions are 6-2 entering their bye week. The Cowboys are in that position thanks to a defense that has helped them win four of five games without injured star quarterback Dak Prescott. Reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons leads a team that started as Dallas’ toughest since the Doomsday era of the 1970s. Coach Mike McCarthy says he and his staff knew before the season started that defense would define his third-string Dallas team.

Zach Wilson’s critics seem to have stepped up this week with doubts about his potential at the all-time high. The word “bust” has been thrown around by some fans and reporters when talking about the New York Jets quarterback, who is coming off the worst game of his second NFL season. The four-game winning streak was largely erased until last Sunday, when Wilson’s three-point performance in a 22-17 loss to New England raised eyebrows. Wilson says he doesn’t care. He’s just looking to continue to improve and not make the kind of mistakes he made last week.


James Harden is expected to miss about a month due to a right foot tendon strain. Harden was injured during the Sixers’ loss to Washington on Wednesday and the 10-time All-Star will be reevaluated in two weeks. Harden tripped on a drive to the basket early in the game and remained on his back in pain before getting up and returning to the game. Harden still scored 24 points. The Sixers are 4-5 heading into Friday’s home game against the New York Knicks.

Ray Guy, the first punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died, He was 72. Southern Mississippi, when Guy looked ahead to a long NFL career, he says he died after a long illness. Guy was the first punter ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft in 1973, when he was selected 23rd overall by the Raiders. Guy played 14 seasons with the Raiders and was a three-time All-Pro selection. In 2014, he became the first player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame solely for his hitting. Born in Thompson, Georgia, Guy is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Here’s a look back at Week 8 action, and a prediction for the week ahead:

The Los Angeles Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, analyzes this week’s matchups. Lines according to FanDuel Sportsbook (O/U = over/under). Last week record 10-5 (.667); season 71-52-1 (.582). Using the point spread and Farmer’s predicted scores, the record against the spread last week would…

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