Eagles and Redskins in Monday night football ... Green Bay fires McCarthy ... Bill Snyder retires as K State coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles need Carson Wentz to put all his skills on display tonight against the Washington Redskins in Monday night football. Wentz is less than a year removed from surgery to repair two torn knee ligaments. The Eagles are 5-6 and the Redskins are 6-5.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt has acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder is retiring as the coach of Kansas State, ending his three-decade relationship with the program that included 27 years on the sideline interrupted by a brief retirement. The 79-year-old Snyder decided to step away Sunday, a day after the Wildcats finished a 5-7 season with a disheartening loss to Iowa State that eliminated them from bowl eligibility. Snyder turned around one of the worst programs in college football when he arrived in 1988, making it a perennial powerhouse in the Big 12.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has been upgraded from critical to stable condition and remains in an induced coma after being knocked out Saturday night in his light heavyweight title fight. Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson at 2:49 of the 11th round Saturday night to take the Canadians’ World Boxing Council light heavyweight title. The Montreal-based Stevenson was put on a stretcher after the bout and left Videotron Centre in an ambulance.