Week 9 picks

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

1 p.m. Sun­day

Bears by 10 (O/U 371⁄

The Bills fought gamely for three quar­ters against the Pa­tri­ots, but they’ll have a tough time mov­ing the ball against the Bears. The Bears are cre­ative enough of­fen­sively to put this out of reach pretty early.

The Rangers hired Dodgers third base coach Chris Wood­ward as their man­ager, suc­ceed­ing Jeff Ban­is­ter. He re­ceived a three-year con­tract.

The Toronto Arg­onauts fired coach Marc Trest­man after a league-worst 4-14 sea­son.

Bryson DeCham­beau birdied four of the last six holes for a share of the lead with Peter Uih­lein in the Shriners Hos­pi­tals For Chil­dren Open in Las Ve­gas. DeCham­beau shot a 6-un­der 66 to match Uih­lein at 197 after three rounds. ... Li Hao­tong fired a 63 and had a three­stroke lead at 17 un­der par after three rounds of the Turk­ish Air­lines Open in An­talya. Justin Rose (69), who would go back atop the world rank­ings with a vic­tory, was tied for se­cond with Alexan­der Levy. ... Min­jee Lee shot an 8-un­der 64 to take a three­shot lead after the se­cond round of the LPGA Ja­pan Clas­sic in Shiga.

Si­mone Biles won the floor ex­er­cise at the world cham­pi­onships in Doha, Qatar, and added a bronze on bal­ance beam. The Olympic cham­pion ear­lier won gold in the team fi­nal, the all-around and the vault plus a sil­ver on un­even bars.

Ac­cel­er­ate held off Gun­n­ev­era to win the $6 mil­lion Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic by a length in Lex­ing­ton, Ky., strength­en­ing his bid for Horse of the Year over Triple Crown win­ner Jus­tify. Ac­cel­er­ate notched his fifth con­sec­u­tive Grade 1 vic­tory. Other Day 2 win­ners were Sham­rock Rose in the Filly & Mare Sprint, Stormy Lib­eral (Turf Sprint), City of Light (Dirt Mile), Sis­ter­char­lie (Filly & Mare Turf ), Roy H (Sprint), Ex­pert Eve (Mile), Monomoy Girl (Distaff ) and En­able (Turf ).

The Car­di­nals re- leased QB Sam Brad­ford, who started the first three games be­fore be­ing re­placed by rookie Josh Rosen. The for­mer No. 1 pick out of Ok­la­homa, whose eight sea­sons have been plagued by in­juries, has 83 ca­reer starts. ... The Raiders waived lead­ing pass rusher Bruce Irvin. ... Nathan Peter­man will start at QB for the Bills against the Bears after Derek Anderson was ruled out with a con­cus­sion. ... The Bears placed RG Kyle Long on IR be­cause of a ten­don in­jury in his right foot. ... Pack­ers WR Geron­imo Al­li­son will miss Sun­day night’s game against the Pa­tri­ots with mul­ti­ple in­juries. ... Pa­tri­ots WR Ju­lian Edel­man was fined $26,739 for an un­nec­es­sary-rough­ness penalty. Giants S Sean Chan­dler and Raiders LB Kyle Wil­ber were fined $20,054 each for horsec­ol­lar tack­les.

In its first game since club owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha died in a he­li­copter crash, Le­ices­ter edged Cardiff 1-0 in the Pre­mier League. ... Manch­ester United man­ager Jose Mour­inho called him­self “the luck­i­est man­ager in the Pre­mier League” after his side came from be­hind to win at Bournemouth 2-1. ... Real Madrid needed an own goal and a late penalty to beat Val­ladolid 2-0 for its first win in six games.

No­vak Djokovic beat Roger Fed­erer 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in a Paris Mas­ters s e mi f i n a l . Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Fed­erer sends him into the fi­nal against Karen Khachanov, who beat Do­minic Thiem 6-4, 6-1. ... Ash­leigh Barty edged Julia Go­erges 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semi­fi­nals of the WTA Elite Tro­phy in Zhuhai, China. In the fi­nal she will face Wang Qiang, who beat Gar­bine Mugu­ruza 6-2, 6-0.

— Edited from news ser­vices


Fu­ture Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers, above, and Tom Brady will face off in prime time on Sun­day.

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