NFL: When Jason Jones walked by Jim Schwartz as he was being carried across Ford Field on Sunday, the Detroit Lions defensive end extended his hand in congratulations.
Lions receiver Golden Tate said he almost had a much different reaction.
Tate called the Buffalo Bills’ decision to carry Schwartz off the field after their 17-14 win over the Lions “so disrespectful” and said Schwartz’s spring declaration that he wanted that done was “a total douche move.”
“If I knew I wasn’t going to get fined I would have snatched him right down off his shoulders and threw him on the ground, personally,” Tate said. “But obviously I couldn’t do that. But if that’s what they feel like was the right thing to do, so be it. But I just thought it was a bit disrespectful to come on someone’s home field because you have a past with them and do that.”
Bills linebackers Ty Powell and Randell Johnson hoisted Schwartz on their shoulders as Schwartz, who coached the Lions from 2009-13, ran on the field to celebrate Buffalo’s last-second upset Sunday.
Schwartz went 29-51 in five seasons as Lions coach and led the team to one playoff appearance before he was fired unceremoniously last December.
Johnson said after the game that Schwartz mentioned during Organized Team Activities this off-season “that he wanted to be carried off and chant and have fun” after beating his old team.
Eugene finalist for world track
Track and field: The IAAF has confirmed that three cities – in the United States, Spain and Qatar – are in the running to host the 2019 world championships.
The IAAF says it has received formal applications from Eugene, Oregon; Barcelona; and Doha. The cities sent letters of intent earlier this year.
Eugene is bidding to bring track and field’s showcase event to the United States for the first time.
The host city will be selected at the IAAF council meeting in Monaco on Nov. 18.
• Coe troubled by Gatlin inclusion: IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe says he has “big problems” with the track and field governing body including doping-tainted sprinter Justin Gatlin on the athlete of the year short list.
The American athlete has served a four-year doping ban, leading to Olympic discus champion Robert Harting asking to be removed from the 10-strong short list.
Kentucky DE charged with rape
College football: Kentucky freshman defensive end Lloyd Tubman was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, and the school says he has been suspended indefinitely.
Coach Mark Stoops announced the suspension and said in a statement he was “very concerned” about the allegations and everyone involved.
The university said in a release that the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Tubman was arrested by campus police following an incident last week at a residence hall on campus.
Mueller out as Cubs hitting coach
Baseball: A person familiar with the situation says Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach.
It comes after Cubs president Theo Epstein announced last week that Mike Brumley would not return as assistant hitting coach.
• MLB offers set at $15.3 million: The price of qualifying offers for eligible free agents has risen to $15.3 million from $14.1 million.
The 8.5 percent increase was finalized by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.
Chenglong leads China to gold
Gymnastics: Led by Zhang Chenglong on the high bar, China won its sixth straight gold medal in the men’s team event at the gymnastics world championships at Nanning, China.
Japan led after five of six disciplines, and four-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura looked to have secured his team’s first goal medal in the event in 36 years.
But Zhang’s near-flawless routine on the high bar erased a 15.866-point deficit as China beat Japan by 0.1. The United States took the bronze medal, and Britain finished fourth.
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