Mahomes remains in concussion protocol

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs built a defense and signed a backup quarterback that were good enough to preserve a win.

Now, are they good enough to win on their own?

The Chiefs, who lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's divisional-round win over Cleveland, might have to find out with their hopes of back-to-back AFC titles and a Super Bowl repeat on the line.

Reports: Tennessee fires coach Pruitt

Tennessee has scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to "address leadership changes related to its football program" amid reports coach Jeremy Pruitt has been fired after three seasons.

The university has been conducting an internal investigation since at least the middle of November into allegations of recruiting violations (MORE)

Irving out again as Nets host Bucks

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving will miss a seventh straight game when the Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

The Nets hoped their point guard would be able to return for the showdown against the Eastern Conference powers, listing him as questionable in Sunday's injury report. Irving was downgraded to out on Monday afternoon. (MORE)

Cavs to part ways with troubled Porter

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers are moving on from troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., a person familiar with his standing with the team told The Associated Press on Monday.

The Cavs will either trade or release Porter, who has not played for them this season. (MORE)

Heat-Pistons pushed back for more tests

MIAMI (AP) Monday's game in Miami between the Heat and the Detroit Pistons was pushed back five hours, with the league and teams making that decision so additional COVID-19 testing could be processed.

The game was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EST and was pushed back to 8 p.m, the league announced Monday afternoon. (MORE)

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