AP Sports Minute
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Kam Chancellor made a huge defense stop in Seattle’s 13-10 win over Detroit last night. The Lions were about to complete a 91-yard touchdown drive when Chancellor punched the ball out of the hands of wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the Seattle 1, causing a safety that gave the Seahawks the ball with 1:45 left. The Seahawks improved to 2-2 with their second straight win, and the Lions dropped to 0-4 for the first time in five years.
MIAMI (AP) — Joe Philbin has been fired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins and has been replaced by tight ends coach Dan Campbell on an interim basis. The move comes after Sunday’s 27-14 loss to the New York Jets dropped the Dolphins to 1-3. Philbin went 24-28 without reaching the playoffs or finishing above .500.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees lefty starter CC Sabathia will miss the postseason after checking into an alcohol rehab center, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff. The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner said he took the step to receive the care he needs and become a better person. His decision was announced a day before the Yanks host the Houston Astros in the AL wild card game.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs. The move comes one day after the Nats finished second in the National League East at 83-79, seven games behind the division-winning New York Mets. Williams was voted NL Manager of the Year in 2014 after guiding Washington to the NL’s best record as a rookie skipper.
MONTREAL (AP) — Newly-acquired Canadiens forward Zack Kassian has entered a substance abuse program after breaking his nose and left foot in a motor vehicle accident Sunday morning. He is suspended without pay until he is cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators. Two women with him in the vehicle also sustained non-life threatening injuries in the Montreal wreck.
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