The Tennessee Titans finally have a victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans scored two touchdowns over the final 5:29 to get a 36-22 win against their AFC South rival. Marcus Mariota hit Taywan Taylor for a 53-yard TD to break a 22-all tie and end Tennessee’s 11-game losing streak to Indianapolis. Mariota was 23 of 32 for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the 3-3 Titans. He also carried twice for no yards as he refrained from running to protect his injured hamstring. Derrick Henry clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run in the final minute. The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. Ryan Succop hit five field goals for Tennessee. Jacoby Brissett tried to rally the Colts to a second straight overtime following the Taylor touchdown. But Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard forced Brissett out of bounds shy of the first down marker on fourth-and-inches with 2:19 left. Brissett threw for 212 yards and one TD for the 2-4 Colts.
Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal of the game with 18:13 remaining in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who now have the NHL’s top record after winning their fourth game in a row. Justin Abdelkader and Mike Green scored in the second period to help Detroit erase a 2-0 deficit, but Kucherov broke the tie early in the third with his seventh goal of the season. Jimmy Howard made 23 saves and suffered his first loss of the season.
Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Turner drove in every run for Los Angeles, getting an early RBI single before sending a long shot to center off John Lackey in the ninth. A fan wearing a blue Dodgers shirt reached over a railing to catch the ball on the fly. Turner’s second homer of the postseason ended another dramatic night for the Dodgers, who remained unbeaten in these playoffs and moved within two wins of their first World Series appearance since 1988. And Turner even did it on the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit, walk-off homer to beat Oakland in the opening game of the Dodgers’ last World Series victory. Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Midseason acquisition Yu Darvish starts for the Dodgers against Kyle Hendricks.