Chiefs host Chargers...Wentz sits out...Source: Lance Lynn, Rangers reach 3-year deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs can clinch their third straight AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye if they beat the Los Angeles Chargers tonight at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers can clinch their first postseason berth since 2013 if they win. The 11-2 Chiefs and the 10-3 Chargers have the best records in the AFC.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz sat out the open portion of practice today because of a back injury, increasing the possibility Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start for the Eagles at the Rams on Sunday. Two people familiar with the quarterback's injury confirmed reports that Wentz has a fractured vertebra, but no definitive determination has been made regarding his status, pending further evaluation. Foles hasn't taken a snap in a game since Week 2.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person says the deal is pending a physical. Texas was in the market for a steady starting pitcher to join a rotation that lost Cole Hamels midseason when he was traded to the Cubs before the July deadline.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed guard Allonzo Trier to a guaranteed deal after the undrafted rookie's strong start to the season. Trier is averaging 11.3 points in 27 games and is shooting 39.1 percent from 3-point range, which ranks third among first-year players. The Knicks say Trier became the first two-way player to sign a guaranteed NBA contract within the first two months of the season.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sihl-EHV'-skee) is returning after missing 14 games with a fractured left foot to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup between the NHL's top two teams. Lightning coach Jon Cooper says last season's Vezina (VEH'-zih-nuh) Trophy finalist will start tonight against Toronto.

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