Sports, November 14th

MANNING IN UNIFORM

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City.
The Denver quarterback missed Wednesday’s practice while his sore right ankle heals, but he was out with his teammates and in uniform Thursday. Manning had an MRI on Monday that revealed no further damage to the ankle. Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said Manning will play for certain Sunday night when Denver (8-1) meets Kansas City (9-0) with first place in the division on the line.  Manning said sitting out of practice was not his preference but something he had to do in the best interest of the team.

NEW CHIEFS PLAYER HOPES TO PLAY VS. BRONCOS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Wide receiver Kyle Williams says that he hopes to be able to contribute to the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver this weekend, even though he only joined the team on Wednesday. Williams was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers a day earlier, and didn’t arrive in Kansas City until after midnight. He spent his first day in the practice facility trying to get up to speed in time for Sunday night’s showdown against the Broncos. It’s possible that he’ll be able to play on special teams, but Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said it would be unfair to expect Williams to contribute on that side of the ball. Williams said he’s willing to help out where the Chiefs need him.

NUGGETS BEAT LAKERS

DENVER (AP) – Timofey Mozgov matched his career high with 23 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-99 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season. First-year Nuggets coach Brian Shaw, who was part of five championship teams with the Lakers as a player and assistant coach, beat Los Angeles in his first matchup against his former team.

BUFFS EDGE WYOMING

BOULDER (AP) – Spencer Dinwiddie scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, including four free throws down the stretch, and Askia Booker added 14, helping Colorado hold off Wyoming 63-58 on Wednesday night to halt a six-game skid against the Cowboys.

SPORTS ON TAP TONIGHT

    NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE
  Indianapolis    at    Tennessee      8:25  p.m.
    NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
  Houston                at    New  York              8:00  p.m.
  Oklahoma  City    at    Golden  State    10:30  p.m.
    NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
  Columbus          at    Boston                    7:00  p.m.
  Los  Angeles    at    N-Y  Islanders      7:00  p.m.
  Anaheim            at    Tampa  Bay              7:30  p.m.
  Colorado          at    St.  Louis              8:00  p.m.
  Phoenix            at    Chicago                  8:00  p.m.
  Dallas              at    Calgary                  9:00  p.m.
  San  Jose          at    Vancouver            10:00  p.m.
    TOP-25  COLLEGE  FOOTBALL
  Georgia  Tech    at    (  8)  Clemson      7:30  p.m.
    TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
(  6)  Arizona                  at              San  Diego  St.    10:05  p.m.
          Austin  Peay          at    (13)  Memphis                  8:00  p.m.
          William  &  Mary    at    (16)  Wichita  St.          8:00  p.m.
          Detroit                  at    (19)  UConn                      7:00  p.m.
    TOP-25  WOMEN’S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
          SC-Upstate                      at    (  2)  Duke                          6:30  p.m.
          Chattanooga                    at    (  4)  Tennessee                7:00  p.m.
(14)  LSU                                    at    (  5)  Louisville              7:00  p.m.
          Nicholls  St.                  at    (  9)  Baylor                      8:00  p.m.
(25)  Gonzaga                            at    (11)  Oklahoma                  8:00  p.m.
          Canisius                          at    (19)  Michigan  St.          7:00  p.m.
          Coll.  of  Charleston    at    (21)  South  Carolina      8:00  p.m.
          Mercer                              at    (24)  Georgia                    7:00  p.m.