Mahomes good to go for AFC title game

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Patrick Mahomes finished a full week of practice on his ailing right ankle Friday, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid pronounced his All-Pro quarterback ready to go for the AFC championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mahomes sustained a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of last week's divisional-round win over Jacksonville, returning after halftime to polish off the victory. That sent the Chiefs to their fifth consecutive AFC championship game, where they will face the AFC North champions on Sunday night in a rematch of last year's overtime loss to the Bengals.

"He looks good," Reid said. "I mean, he's moving around good. He's going to go out and play."

Leafs' Matthews out 3 weeks, to miss ASG

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LaFleur to be Rams OC after leaving Jets

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Rams haven't formally announced the decision to hire LaFleur, who spent the past two years with New York. (MORE)

McIlroy, Reed both open 6-under in Dubai

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Doncic out Saturday for sprained ankle

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Doncic's absence leaves the Mavericks without their top two scorers. Christian Wood is recovering from a broken left thumb. (MORE)

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