TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - This Alabama defense is one-upping last year's dominant group in one regard: Forcing turnovers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have waived linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make roster space for linebacker Tamba Hali, who was suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were recently lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings on the matter.
LAWRENCE - New coach, new quarterback, new attitude - and the same kind of early season loss to a middling opponent that got Turner Gill fired last season.
STANFORD, Calif. - David Shaw calls it "stealing second."
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on mistakes instead of making them for a change.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens' new no-huddle offense gave the Cincinnati Bengals no chance to win.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, their top coverage cornerback, a stalwart on the defensive line and a reliable safety who hardly ever misses a game.
NEW ORLEANS - Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
WASHINGTON (AP) - All-Star ace Stephen Strasburg is done for the year after the Washington Nationals decided to end his season following a shaky start, costing him a chance to possibly pitch in the playoffs.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Trailing by two points with only a couple of minutes to go, Rice quarterback Taylor McHargue saw kicker Chris Boswell look him confidently in the eye and say, "Get me to the 45 with this wind and I've got it."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron passed for 219 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 35-0 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Turns out Collin Klein can throw the ball a bit, too.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the high-powered Atlanta Falcons offense surely must be salivating when they imagine visiting Kansas City today.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton has produced his share of highlight-reel dunks. On Saturday, Cotton showed he also has the endurance of a distance runner.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams possess an old man's game. He loves to shoot baseline jumpers, prefers layups to dunks. The next time he takes a 3-pointer might just be the first.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The only thing that stopped Darius Carter was a stray forearm.