4 Chiefs make AP NFL All-Pro Team...Ohio State’s Jordan to enter NFL draft...LeBron out 4 more games
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and three other Kansas City Chiefs have made The Associated Press 2018 NFL All-Pro Team. Kansas City’s quarterback is joined by teammates Travis Kelce (KEL’-see) at tight end, Tyreek Hill as the flex player and Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle. Also making the All-Pro team are the first rookie teammates since 1965 — Colts guard left Quenton Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the only unanimous choice in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will lose experience and leadership on the offensive line with center Michael Jordan’s decision to leave early for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-7, 312-pound lineman announced in a tweet today that he will forgo his senior season. After starting as a true freshman and playing two years at left guard, Jordan moved to center last season to replace All-American Billy Price.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will miss at least four more games while he recovers from a left groin strain. The Lakers say James’ injury will be re-evaluated in one week. The four-time NBA MVP already has missed four games after getting hurt during the Lakers’ victory at Golden State on Christmas. The Lakers are 1-3 without James in their lineup. His recovery schedule will keep him out of the Lakers’ upcoming two-game road trip and a home game against Detroit next week.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck was back on the ice and skating today, barely six weeks removed from fracturing his right ankle. The team released a photo of Trocheck on the ice before the team practiced. There is still no timetable for his return. Trocheck had three goals and 11 assists in 18 games before he got hurt in a gruesome scene after crashing into the boards at Ottawa on Nov. 19. He had surgery to repair the fracture two days later.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — George Welsh, who coached football at Virginia for 19 years and retired as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career victories leader, has died at age 85. Welsh compiled a 134-86-3 record at Virginia from 1982-2000. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. The former Navy quarterback took over a Cavaliers program that had had just two winning seasons in 29 years. He guided Virginia to an 8-2-2 record in his third season, which ended with the school’s first appearance in a bowl game. Virginia went to bowl games 11 more times during his tenure.