ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels’ managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Angels aren’t publicizing their search. Maddon is considered the prohibitive front-runner to replace Brad Ausmus, who was fired after the Angels went 72-90 during his one season in charge.
LONDON (AP) — Josh Jacobs scored his second touchdown of the game with a leap from the 2-yard line with 1:57 to play, capping a 97-yard drive that helped the Oakland Raiders rally after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Chicago Bears 24-21. The touchdown was part of a roller-coaster game that delighted the sellout crowd in London.
LONDON (AP) — The problem for the Chicago Bears was more about their play in the trenches than when they arrived in London. A Bears team known for its dominant defensive front was overwhelmed by the Oakland Raiders rushing game and Chicago was unable to generate anything on the ground at all.
CHICAGO (AP) — Despite a goal by captain Carli Lloyd, the U.S. women’s national team was held to a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the final game for retiring coach Jill Ellis. Lloyd’s goal tied the game in the 37th minute, matching the score by South Korea’s Ji So-yun three minutes earlier. The draw gave the U.S. an 18-1-3 record under Ellis this year. She was honored before the game with a jersey signed by the team and 132 written on the back, signifying the number of games she coached.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Przemyslaw Frankowski scored twice, Aleksandar Katai added a goal and an assist and the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 5-2 in the season finale. Both teams missed the playoffs.