Weekend Sports In Brief
DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning is hurt – and he's sorry he hurt his team.
Manning had the worst performance of his career in Denver's 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, finishing with just 35 yards on 5-for-20 passing, zero touchdowns, four interceptions, two sacks and an almost unheard-of zero passer rating before being benched late in the third quarter.
Manning knew the Broncos (7-2) were already missing stars DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib and that Emmanuel Sanders was hurting. So, he gutted it out, telling his coach and athletic trainer he felt fine even though he's been dealing with a sore right foot, throbbing ribs and aching right shoulder.
With his first, modest completion, Manning set another milestone, supplanting Brett Favre for most career passing yards.
No. 4 Oklahoma State is the highest ranked team from the Big 12 and Oklahoma moved up five spots to No. 7 in The Associated Press college football poll.
The top three of No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Alabama is unchanged after all three won on Saturday. The Tigers have 34 first-place votes. Ohio State received 23 and Alabama has four.
The Sooners made a big jump after beating Baylor 44-34 in Waco, Texas. The Bears slipped from No. 4 to No. 10, helping the Cowboys move up a spot. Oklahoma State rallied from 17 points down to win 35-31 at Iowa State on Saturday.
Notre Dame is No. 5 and unbeaten Iowa moved up two spots to No. 6.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Ronda Rousey was the UFC's unstoppable force until Holly Holm used the former champion's aggression against her to produce one of the sport's biggest upsets.
Rousey chased Holm around the ring at UFC 193 on Sunday – looking for the right hold and taking head shots along the way – until Holm saw an opening 59 seconds into the second round and snapped a kick to the head that immediately dropped her more fancied opponent to the canvas.
Holm (10-0) jumped on the prone Rousey, delivering several blows to her head before the referee intervened, ending Rousey's 12-fight unbeaten run and handing the 34-year-old Holm the bantamweight title.
An ecstatic Holm jumped around the ring while Rousey stayed on the canvas as she received medical treatment amid the roar of a stunned, record UFC crowd.
Rousey, left the stadium to receive treatment for concussion and facial cuts at a nearby hospital.
UFC chief Dana White said a likely rematch between Holm and the 28-year-old Rousey would put other potential matchups on the backburner.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – NASCAR's championship field was set at rain-soaked Phoenix International Raceway when Sunday's race was called 93 laps from the scheduled finish – denying Joey Logano and three others a chance to race their way into the finale.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race when NASCAR pulled the plug after a frustrating day of trying to get a pivotal Chase for the Sprint Cup championship elimination round completed. Rain initially delayed the start almost seven hours and turned a day race into a showcase under the lights, and Earnhardt inherited the lead when Kevin Harvick made a routine pit stop.
Earnhardt was eliminated from the playoffs in the second round, though, so the victory had no championship implications. Advancing into the season finale next Sunday were reigning series champion Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. They joined Jeff Gordon, who had earned his spot in the final four two weeks ago with a win at Martinsville, in the winner-take-all showdown at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Eliminated were Logano and his teammate Brad Keselowski, as well as Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch.
LONDON (AP) – Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Russia's athletics federation was provisionally suspended by the IAAF on Friday, just days after the country was accused of operating an extensive state-backed doping program in a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency independent panel.
The sanction means that Russia's track and field athletes – including pole vault star and two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva – are banned indefinitely from all international competition, a punishment that could cover the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Bach said the Russians will need to move swiftly to deliver on reforms that would clear them in time to qualify to compete in the Rio Games, which open on Aug. 5.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Kenyan athletics faced more allegations Sunday as a coach claimed three marathon runners paid bribes to the national track federation in exchange for lenient doping bans.
Paul Simbolei told The Associated Press he had informed police about the bribes and that he has been receiving threats since going to authorities with the allegations.
In a separate case, the IAAF said it was investigating allegations that a Kenyan athletics official who sits on the governing body's decision-making council embezzled sponsorship money.
Both cases add to the scrutiny on athletics in Kenya, a country that was already facing doping allegations similar to those directed at Russia, which was banned from international track and field competitions over what a report claimed was systematic state-sponsored doping.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Inbee Park won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday, holding off Carlota Ciganda for her fifth victory of the season and 17th LPGA Tour title.
The second-ranked South Korean star birdied the final two holes for a bogey-free 8-under 64 and a three-stroke victory over Ciganda in cloudy conditions at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico.
Ciganda shot a 63. The Spaniard eagled the par-5 second hole and had eight birdies and a bogey.
Park finished at 18-under 270. She was making her first start since withdrawing in China two weeks ago because of a cyst on her left middle finger.
Park took the lead from top-ranked Lydia Ko in the Vare Trophy standings for season scoring average and moved within three points of Ko in the player of the year standings. Park earned $200,000 and is second on the money list with $2,570,096.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) – Russell Knox had six birdies in 11 holes and was tied with Graeme McDowell when the fourth round of the rain-delayed OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended.
McDowell birdied the par-5 13th before it was too dark to continue. Knox was on the 13th hole.
They were at 19-under par.
It will be the second straight week that a PGA Tour event went to Monday because of rain. That hasn't happened in 10 years.
Knox won the HSBC Champions last week in Shanghai. He can become the first player since Camilo Villegas in 2008 to win his first two PGA Tour titles in successive weeks.