Los Angeles Times

Mahomes says he’s ‘ready to go’


Kansas City Chiefs quarterbac­k Patrick Mahomes walked through Arrowhead Stadium as if nothing was amiss, his sprained right ankle hardly hampering him as he began preparing for the AFC title game against Cincinnati.

Mahomes went through a normal morning walkthroug­h and then headed out for an afternoon practice, four days after a Jacksonvil­le pass rusher landed on his ankle and forced him to hobble off the field in pain.

“AFC championsh­ip week,” Mahomes said with a smile. “I’m ready to go.”

A Nevada judge delayed a long-awaited hearing until March 22 to determine whether former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs will stand trial in a fatal 2021 crash, saying it can’t proceed until the case is properly assigned . ... Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor is under investigat­ion in Spain after being accused of physical assault in Ibiza, court officials said.

Damian Lillard scored 60 points for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 134-124 win over the Utah Jazz. Lillard had eight assists and seven rebounds to become the first player in NBA history with three games of at least 60 points, five assists and five rebounds . ... Brandon Ingram returned to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup after missing two months with a toe injury, scoring 13 points in a 111-102 loss to Minnesota. ... Milwaukee forward Bobby Portis (sprained knee, ankle) will sit out at least the next couple of weeks.

The San Jose Sharks traded forward Matt Nieto and defenseman Ryan Merkley to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Jacob MacDonald and forward Martin Kaut . ... Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry will sit out at least two games because of an upper-body injury.

Left-hander Jeffrey Springs avoided arbitratio­n and agreed to a $31-million, four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that could be worth $65.75 million over five seasons.

Washington State football coach Jake Dickert agreed to a contract extension through 2027 . ... Louisiana State accidental­ly overpaid coach Brian Kelly by $1 million during the first year of a 10-year, $100-million contract but discovered the error and has moved to correct it, the Louisiana Legislativ­e Auditor’s office said.

Chris Armas, who spent part of his MLS career with the Galaxy, was hired as an assistant coach at Leeds United of the English Premier League . ... The late Grant Wahl will be honored with this year’s Colin Jose Media Award, given to journalist­s who made long-term contributi­ons to soccer in the United States.

A day after securing record World Cup victory No. 83, Mikaela Shiffrin added her 84th win in another giant slalom on the same course, finishing 0.82 seconds ahead of two-time Olympic silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel in Italy . ... Loic Meillard beat his teammate Gino Caviezel to lead a Swiss 1-2 finish at a floodlit World Cup giant slalom in Austria.

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