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Texans thump Jaguars...Mahomes out again...Royals let Gordon become free agent

Posted at 12:35 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 13:35:37-05

LONDON (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and Carlos Hyde ran for 160 yards to lead the Houston Texans to a 26-3 runaway over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Watson added 37 yards on the ground and showed no signs of slowing a week after he was kicked in the eye before throwing the winning touchdown pass against the Raiders.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are playing without quarterback Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ') for the second straight week, leaving veteran Matt Moore to start against Minnesota. The Chiefs put Mahomes on the inactive list for their game against the Vikings because of a dislocated kneecap he suffered on Oct. 17 during a quarterback sneak. The Vikings have wide receiver Adam Thielen back from a one-game absence due to a hamstring injury.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have declined their half of Alex Gordon's $23 million mutual option for 2020, allowing the outfielder to become a free agent. Gordon had exercised his part of the option but was allowed to go free. He will receive a $4 million buyout, completing a $72 million, four-year contract he agreed to in January 2016. A three-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner, Gordon helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series for their first title since 1985.

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) has won his fifth Paris Masters final and 34th overall Masters title to move one behind all-time leader Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat a nervous Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 in his first Masters final. Shapovalov had a walkover because the second-ranked Nadal pulled out of their semifinal with an abdominal strain.

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty added to her already stunning year by winning her first WTA Finals title in her maiden appearance at the season-ending event. The 23-year-old Australian beat defending champion Elina Svitolina (svih-toh-LEE'-nah) of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3. Barty’s achievements this year include winning her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. She also rose to the No. 1 ranking in the game and is now enjoying her 15th week in the top spot.