Daybreak 2

Caldwell Says He's Done Talking About Controversial Play

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Jim Caldwell doesn't want to talk any more about the controversial way his Detroit Lions lost Monday night - and he doesn't want his players talking about it either.

Caldwell says he doesn't want the Lions to be distracted by more discussion of Calvin Johnson's fumble on Detroit's final possession in a loss to Seattle.

The ball was knocked out of the back of the end zone by the Seahawks' K.J. Wright. Rather than flag him for illegally batting the ball, officials ruled the play a touchback.

Caldwell said he spoke with NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino on Tuesday, but the Detroit coach would not go into detail about that conversation.

Caldwell says defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker is out for the season with a dislocated ankle and broken leg.

October 7, 2015

2-2 Seahawks Are No. 8 In The AP Pro32 Rankings

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 2-2 Seattle Seahawks remain at No. 8 in the AP Pro32 power rankings this week. The Seahawks defeated the 0-4 Detroit Lions 13-10 Monday night.

The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers.

The Rams made the biggest jump in the latest power rankings, improving nine spots to No. 10 in voting by the 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL. St. Louis is 2-2 after handing Arizona its first loss of the season. They defeated the Seahawks 34-31 in the season opener.

October 7, 2015

Chancellor's Big Play Allows Seattle To Beat Detroit 13-10

KamChancellor100515SEATTLE (AP) - Kam Chancellor punched the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and the Seattle Seahawks held on for a 13-10 win on Monday night.

With Detroit on the verge of capping a 91-yard drive with the go-ahead touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining, Chancellor came from the side and punched the ball from Johnson's arm as he was being tackled by Earl Thomas. The ball bounded into the end zone and went over the back line for a touchback and Seattle's ball at the 20.

Russell Wilson was sacked six times and pulled numerous escape acts, but threw a TD pass to Doug Baldwin in the first half and Steven Hauschka hit a pair of field goals from 50-plus yards as Seattle evened its record at 2-2.

October 6, 2015

Dipoto's First Big Move As M's GM Is Deciding On McClendon

SEATTLE (AP) - Now the wait begins to see what the first big move of Jerry Dipoto's tenure as general manager of the Seattle Mariners will be.

The 2015 Mariners were one of the biggest disappointments in baseball. Coming off an 87-win season and with expectations at a level not seen in more than a decade, the Mariners flopped because of an inconsistent bullpen, a sometimes shaky rotation and an offense that was non-existent for most of the first half of the season.

Instead of playing in the postseason for the first time since 2001, the Mariners now own the longest playoff drought in baseball at 14 seasons and counting. Seattle finished 76-86 after dropping nine of its final 11 games.

October 6, 2015

Kings Down Trail Blazers 109-105 In OT Preseason Opener

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Marco Belinelli had 32 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-105 in overtime Monday night, the preseason opener for both teams.

DeMarcus Cousins started and finished with 22 points for the Kings, who missed the playoffs after finishing 29-53 last season.

Damian Lillard had 17 points for the Blazers. Lillard is the only starter returning to the Blazers team that went 51-31 last season.

After leading by as many as 21 points in the first half, the Blazers had a 56-41 advantage at the break.

October 6, 2015