Eagles fall, Chargers rally...Ali hospitalized...Mavs win in Rondo's debut...Cincy coach ailing

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles' playoff hopes continue to fade following their third straight loss, 27-24 to Washington. Kai (ky) Forbath hit a 26-yard field goal with five seconds left following an interception by Mark Sanchez, who also had a first-quarter fumble that set up a field goal. Cody Parkey missed field-goal tries of 34 and 46 yards after stalled drives by the Eagles.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers tossed two of his four touchdown passes in the final 5 ½ minutes of regulation before Nick Novak hit a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift the San Diego Chargers past San Francisco 38-35. The Chargers trailed 28-7 and 35-21 before finally tying the game on Rivers' TD pass to Malcom Floyd with 29 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Novak's game-winning kick came after Niners wide receiver Quinton Patton fumbled on the first possession of OT, giving the Chargers a chance to enhance their AFC playoff hopes at 9-6.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the three-time heavyweight champion has a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay. The spokesman says the 72-year-old Ali is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition. The spokesman added that family has requested that no other details be released, including the hospital's location.

DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo (RAHY'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) made his Dallas Mavericks debut on Saturday, but he was upstaged by Monta (MAHN'-tay) Ellis as the Mavs edged the San Antonio Spurs, 99-93. Ellis tied his season high with 38 points, 11 coming in the final four minutes. Rondo shot just 3-for-11 and finished with six points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old Cronin got tests this week to see why he's been having headaches. Associate head coach Larry Davis will run the team in Cronin's absence.

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