Ohio State up to 3, Notre Dame 6 in AP poll...Vinatieri breaks NFL’s field goal record...Gronk hurts his ankle
UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State has moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll. Ohio State moved past Clemson after rallying in the fourth quarter at Penn State. Clemson slipped to No. 4 after a close victory at home against Syracuse. Alabama remains No. 1 and Georgia No. 2 still hold the top two spots in the media ranking. LSU held steady at No. 5 and Notre Dame moved up two spots after beating Stanford. Oklahoma fell to No. 7, followed by Auburn, West Virginia and Washington.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken the NFL’s career field goal record. The 23-year veteran kicked field goal No. 566 with 2 seconds left in the first half of today’s game against Houston. That’s one more than Hall of Famer Morten Andersen. Vinatieri also played in his 341st game, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer George Blanda for No. 4 all time. Vinatieri is the oldest player in the NFL at 45.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has headed to the locker room with an ankle injury. Gronkowski left the Patriots matchup with the Dolphins in the third quarter and limped off the field favoring his right leg. Just moments before the injury, Gronkowski hauled in his fourth catch of the day, the 491st of his career. It marked a franchise record for catches by a tight end, passing Ben Coates.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been carted off the field in Atlanta after going down with a lower right leg injury. Eifert caught a 2-yard pass and was tackled by De’Vondre Campbell. He was also hit by Jack Crawford as he crumpled to the turf. Eifert is the Bengals’ third-leading receiver this season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost will return as the Royals’ manager next year, following Kansas City’s poorest season since 2005. Kansas City announced a one-year extension before today’s season finale against Cleveland. Yost became Royals manager in 2010 and led the team to the 2015 World Series title, the team’s first since 1985 and second ever. He also managed Milwaukee from 2003-08.