Update on the latest in sports:


Steelers at Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Monday night football has Pittsburgh at Tennessee. The Titans are struggling at 2-7 while the Steelers, with a 6-4 mark, are still playoff contenders in the tight AFC North. That’s where Cincinnati is 6-3-1. Both Baltimore and Cleveland have the same record as Pittsburgh at 6-4.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt — in his first year with Tennessee — spent six seasons as an assistant coach in Pittsburgh, where he won a Super Bowl ring.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson’s potential return to the Minnesota Vikings is at the heart of a dispute between the NFL and the players’ association, and the star running back thinks the league is being unfair. An arbitrator is scheduled to hear from the union and the NFL in the case today. That’s only to determine whether Peterson should be immediately reinstated prior to the league’s issuance of any discipline. He could, in theory, be ordered back to the team only to be suspended soon after.

The running back recently pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge, freeing himself from the court system. The union filed a grievance with the league, demanding he be allowed to play until any punishment under the personal conduct policy is determined.


Nine NBA games

UNDATED (AP) — It’s a busy Monday night in the NBA with nine games. The best match-up of the night has Houston at Memphis. Both clubs have won their last three and are off to a 9-1 start. Portland takes a four game win streak into a home contest with New Orleans. The only NBA still without a win is Philadelphia. The 0-9 Sixers visit San Antonio. The Spurs are 5-4. Cleveland has won its last four. The 5-3 Cavs host 2-7 Denver. Also tonight, 7-3 Chicago visits the 5-3 Los Angeles Clippers.

The rest of the games have Dallas at Charlotte, Orlando at Detroit, Boston home to Phoenix and Miami on the road at Brooklyn.


Just one game

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s just one NHL contest on the schedule with Tampa Bay skating at the New York Rangers. The Lightning start the night just three points behind first place Montreal in the Atlantic Division. The Rangers sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division, seven points behind first place Pittsburgh.


One battle of rated clubs

UNDATED (AP) — There are six top-25 college basketball games tonight including a match-up of ranked teams with number-13 Gonzaga taking on 22nd rated SMU.

The rest of the contests have number-7 Florida taking on Miami, eighth-rated Louisville meeting Jackson State, number-12 Villanova against Maryland-Eastern Shore, number-14 Iowa State facing Georgia State and 24th-rated Michigan taking on Bucknell.