Giants won’t dis­miss McAdoo mid­sea­son

Front of­fice says it will eval­u­ate team at end of sea­son.

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Ben McAdoo is stay­ing as coach of the New York Giants, at least un­til the end of the sea­son.

Giants co-own­ers John Mara and Steve Tisch is­sued a state­ment Mon­day say­ing while they are dis­ap­pointed with the Giants’ 1-8 record, they won’t eval­u­ate the team and make any moves un­til the end of the sea­son.

McAdoo’s fu­ture has been a ma­jor topic the past two weeks in the wake of a 34-point home loss to the Rams a lit­tle more than a week ago, then an em­bar­rass­ing loss to a 49ers team that was win­less un­til Sun­day.

The own­ers said McAdoo, 40, has their sup­port. The Giants have not fired a coach in the mid­dle of the sea­son since 1976.

“Our per­for­mance this year, par­tic­u­larly the past two weeks, is in­ex­cus­able and frus­trat­ing,” the own­ers said in the state­ment. “It is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to de­ter­mine the rea­sons for our poor per­for­mance and at the end of the year, we will eval­u­ate the 2017 sea­son in its en­tirety and make a de­ter­mi­na­tion on how we move for­ward.”

McAdoo re­placed Tom Cough­lin as head coach last year and led the Giants to an 11-5 record and their first play­off berth since the 2011 sea­son.

Chiefs: De­fen­sive tackle Roy Miller was re­leased on Mon­day, two days af­ter he was ar­rested in Florida and ac­cused of as­sault­ing his wife dur­ing an ar­gu­ment at their home. Miller, 30, signed a $1.4 mil­lion, one-year con­tract this past off­sea­son, but he only ap­peared in seven of the Chiefs’ first nine games.

Browns: Start­ing line­backer Jamie Collins sus­tained a torn med­i­cal col­lat­eral lig­a­ment in his right knee Sun­day and will be side­lined un­til 2018. Collins was in­jured while re­turn­ing an in­ter­cep­tion.

Saints: Coach Sean Pay­ton said run­ning back and spe­cial teams player Daniel Lasco, 25, needs surgery for a bulging disk in his spine that will end his sea­son.

Cow­boys: Pro Bowl line­backer Sean Lee could miss the next three games with a pulled ham­string.

Charg­ers: Quar­ter­back Philip Rivers is in con­cus­sion pro­to­col af­ter reporting symp­toms of a pos­si­ble head in­jury.

Jaguars: Re­ceiver Allen Hurns will miss Sun­day’s game af­ter in­jur­ing his right an­kle while mak­ing a catch against the Charg­ers late in reg­u­la­tion. Coach Doug Mar­rone said it’s un­clear when Hurns will re­turn.

Red­skins: Line­backer Will Comp­ton has a Lis­franc sprain in one of his feet and run­ning back Rob Kel­ley has a sprained MCL in his left knee and ag­gra­vated a sprained an­kle. Coach Jay Gru­den ex­pects each player to be out a few weeks.

Jets: Coach Todd Bowles said he is stick­ing with vet­eran Josh McCown as his quar­ter­back de­spite New York drop­ping to 4-6 as the team heads into its bye week.

Bengals: Line­backer Von­taze Bur­fict won’t be sus­pended for the con­tact with an of­fi­cial that got him ejected from Sun­day’s game. A league spokesman said Bur­fict faces only a fine.

Raiders: The team broke ground Mon­day on a 65,000seat domed sta­dium in Las Ve­gas, across the free­way from the city’s world-fa­mous casi­nos. The team wants to kick off the 2020 sea­son at the new $1.9 bil­lion sta­dium.

■ Corner­back Gareon Con­ley, the 24th over­all pick in April’s draft, was placed on in­jured re­serve with a shin in­jury af­ter play­ing only two games all sea­son.

Note­wor­thy: Free agent quar­ter­back Colin Kaeper­nick, who be­gan kneeling in­stead of stand­ing dur­ing the na­tional anthem last sea­son to protest racial in­equal­ity and po­lice bru­tal­ity, was named GQ’s mag­a­zine’s “Cit­i­zen of the Year.”

Late Sun­day

Pa­tri­ots 41, (at) Bron­cos 16: Tom Brady threw for 266 yards and three touch­downs as New Eng­land matched its own AFC record with its 12th con­sec­u­tive road vic­tory. The NFL record is 18 set by the Joe Mon­tana-led 49ers from 1988-90. Den­ver lost its fifth straight. Mon­day’s games

(At) Wizards 110, Kings 92: John Wall had 21 points and nine as­sists and Marcin Gor­tat scored 18 as Washington won its third in a row. Ge­orge Hill led Sacra­mento with 16 points.

At) Pel­i­cans 106, Hawks 105: Dar­ius Miller’s 3-pointer put the Pel­i­cans ahead 106-104 in the fi­nal minute, and the Hawks missed sev­eral chances to tie or go ahead. Kent Baze­more led the Hawks with 22 points. Miller hit four 3-point­ers and scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quar­ter. E’Twaun Moore tied a ca­reer high with 24 points.

Cava­liers 104, (at) Knicks 101: LeBron James had 23 points and 12 as­sists, and Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quar­ter, en­abling Cleve­land to rally from a 73-50 deficit in the fi­nal 14 min­utes. Tim Har­d­away Jr. had 28 points and 10 re­bounds, and Enes Kan­ter added 20 points and 16 re­bounds for New York. The Cava­liers hit nine 3-point­ers and outscored the Knicks 43-25 in the fourth. James and Kan­ter re­ceived tech­ni­cal fouls for an al­ter­ca­tion in the first quar­ter. James dunked and then wouldn’t move out of the way as rookie guard Frank Nti­lik­ina tried to take the ball to in­bound. Nti­lik­ina pushed James, who then ex­changed words with Kan­ter. James shoved Kan­ter. James was al­ready an­gry be­cause he thought Kan­ter over­re­acted in his de­fense of Nti­lik­ina af­ter James, in a shot at former Knicks pres­i­dent Phil Jack­son, said Satur­day the Knicks should have drafted Den­nis Smith Jr. in­stead of Nti­lik­ina. Smith went to Dal­las.

(At) Bucks 110, Griz­zlies 103: Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 27 points as Mil­wau­kee won its third in a row. Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 in the fourth quar­ter for Mem­phis.

Timberwolves 109, (at) Jazz 98: Karl-An­thony Towns had 24 points and 13 re­bounds, and Jimmy But­ler added 21 points and 10 as­sists for Min­nesota. Taj Gib­son had 15 points and 10 re­bounds.

Lak­ers 100, (at) Suns 93: Jor­dan Clark­son had a sea­son­high 25 points off the bench for the Lak­ers. Devin Booker scored 36 for Phoenix.

Nuggets at Trail Blaz­ers: Late

Magic at War­riors: Late

76ers at Clip­pers: Late

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