Jets Pummel Bills...Quarterback woes...NBA moves lottery site
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets turned in a dominating performance on Thursday night football. Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn’t run the ball enough, and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York’s 34-21 demolition of the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo (5-3) came in having scored 64 points in its last two wins, but self-destructed with turnovers and miscues. New York (4-5), snapped a three-game slide in which it held leads in each defeat.
UNDATED (AP) — Bad news for a pair of NFL quarterbacks. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be placed on injured reserve. Luck was “shut down” three weeks ago after complaining of soreness in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder. He’s done for the year. And two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday. The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say the rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees.
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA says it will hold its draft lottery in Chicago next spring. The league announced Thursday the event will be held outside of New York or New Jersey for the first time on May 15. It will be followed by the draft combine May 16-20 in Chicago, where it has been conducted for years.
HOUSTON (AP) — There’s no school in Houston today as part of the city’s World Series celebration in honor of the Astros. An afternoon victory parade through downtown will end with a City Hall rally. Mayor Sylvester Turner will pay tribute to the team.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros’ seven-game World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 18.9 million viewers on Fox, down 19 percent from the 23.4 million average for the Chicago Cubs’ seven-game victory over Cleveland last year for their first title since 1908. The total audience on Fox’s three outlets averaged 19.56 million. The network says that included an average of 476,000 viewers on Fox Deportes, up 34 percent from 355,000 last year, and a digital audience average of 183,000 on Fox Sports Go, an increase of 4 percent.