An AFC West matchup tonight
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This evening’s NFL game is being played in Oakland as the winless Raiders play host to the 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs. KC comes into the game tied with Denver for first place in the division while the Raiders are dead-last as the only winless team in the NFL. The last time they met was December of last year and the Chiefs won 56-31. In that game Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw five touchdown passes that traveled a total of just 13 yards.
The Chiefs are coming off a 24-20 win over Seattle while the Raiders were dumped by the Chargers 13-6. Oakland is averaging just 63 yards a game rushing, the lowest in the NFL since 1946.
Light card in the NBA
UNDATED (AP) — The two games tonight in the NBA are being played in Miami and Sacramento. The Heat are facing the Clippers in the first game while the Kings are home to the Bulls in the second.
Chicago starts the night with a record of 8-3 while the Clippers are 6-4 and the Kings and Heat 6-5.
Pacific leaders to meet
UNDATED (AP) — The top two teams from the NHL’s Pacific Division are squaring off tonight as Vancouver entertains Anaheim. The visiting Ducks top the division with 27 points while the Canucks have 26, along with Calgary. The Flames are home this evening to Chicago.
The Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens are home to St. Louis tonight. The Blues are off to a good start with 25 points. And Central leader Nashville is on the road facing the Ottawa Senators.
The rest of the NHL card has Minnesota skating at Philadelphia, the Maple Leafs home to the Lightning, Detroit at Winnipeg, Dallas home to Arizona, the Capitals at Colorado, LA home to Carolina and Florida at San Jose.
T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Longhorns lead the way
UNDATED (AP) — The highest-ranked team in action in men’s college basketball tonight is No. 10 Texas. The 2-0 Longhorns are facing Iowa in Madison Square Garden. The other game in the Garden tonight has 23rd-ranked Syracuse playing California.
Six other ranked schools are in action this evening.
Gunning for a million bucks
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The season-ending CME Globe Tour Championship for the LPGA is underway in Naples, Florida. The winner will earn $1 million. Points leader Stacy Lewis, second-place Inbee Park and third-place Lydia Ko are in position to win the bonus with a tournament victory no matter where the other players finish.
Number-four Michelle Wie (wee), No. 5 So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo), No. 6 Shanshan Feng, No. 7 Anna Nordqvist (NORD’-kwist), No. 8 Chella Choi and No. 9 Karrie (KAHR’-ee) Webb also have a chance to take the season title with a victory.
Vettel is in and Alonso out at Ferrari
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The speculation has proved correct as Ferrari has announced that Fernando Alonso is leaving the team to be replaced by four-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel. The German calls the move a dream come true as he gets to drive a red Ferrari car just like his hero and fellow German, Michael Schumacher (SHOO’-mah-kur), did.
It is believed that Alonso, a former world champion as well, will land with the McLaren team next season.