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CHALLENGING SCHEDULE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs made significant progress in Year 2 of the Scott Pioli and Todd Haley regime. A middling franchise that won just two games two years previously came from nowhere to finish 10-6, win the AFC West and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

August 23, 2011 | BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Summitt has early onset dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.

August 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas QB Berglund no longer practicing with team

LAWRENCE (AP) - Highly touted freshman quarterback Brock Berglund will not practice with Kansas this season, even though coach Turner Gill said he remains a part of the program.

August 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs-Rams game to benefit Joplin recovery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams will use Friday night's preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium to benefit the tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo.

August 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Shalala says 15 Miami athletes being investigated on charges

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The probe into Miami athletics is growing, with the university looking into the eligibility of 15 athletes who may have accepted improper benefits from a rogue booster.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Colts’ owner Irsay tweets he’s visiting Favre’s hometown

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he was in Brett Favre's hometown, but the quarterback's agent says he has not heard of any interest from the Colts.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Colts players: Manning won’t be out long

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts take Peyton Manning's injury seriously.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


McCluster returns to backfield after playing in slot in 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Dexter McCluster is back where he feels most comfortable.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


FAMILY ISSUE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On one practice field at the Kansas City Chiefs' training facility Sunday, veteran running back Thomas Jones caught passes out of the backfield along with the rest of the team.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Verlander: First 19-game winner in majors in 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Verlander became the first 19-game winner in the majors, Alex Avila hit his 15th homer and the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Monday night.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Move to SEC could separate Texas A&M from remainder of state

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M always has been in a league with a solid foothold in Texas since joining the Southwest Conference in 1914.

August 22, 2011 | | AP Sports


Ravens score three late TDs to upend Chiefs

BALTIMORE (AP) - The lopsided score suggests the Baltimore Ravens solved some of their glaring offensive issues after a lackluster start to the preseason.

August 20, 2011 | | AP Sports


Carolina struggles in No. 1 draft pick Newton’s debut

MIAMI (AP) - Cam Newton lofted a long pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half Friday night, and that's the closest he came to reaching the end zone.

August 20, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas State fans meet Wildcats at annual football kickoff

MANHATTAN - With just two weeks left before the 2011 football season opener, Kansas State fans gathered on the playing field of Bill Snyder Family Stadium to meet their favorite Wildcats as they held their annual Football Kickoff on Saturday.

August 20, 2011 | | AP Sports


Brees: Not in same class as Brady, Colts’ Manning

Even with a Super Bowl victory and his name in the NFL record books, Drew Brees struggles to see himself in the same class of quarterback as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.

August 20, 2011 | BY BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

MIAMI (AP) - For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Plains reaches Dodge City finals

DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


SHOWDOWN

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams scored 20 points on some hot shooting, Marcus Foster added 14 points and Kansas State led Oklahoma State from start to finish in a 63-53 victory Saturday.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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