WASHINGTON (AP) - Quarterback Donovan McNabb eagerly bounded onto the practice field with his Minnesota Vikings teammates in Mankato, Minn., on Thursday afternoon, before being told he and other NFL players with new contracts still needed to be patient.
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Former All-Pro fullback Le'Ron McClain has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, giving the defending AFC West champs a short-yardage option to go with a talented group of speedy running backs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - An actor and an athlete, Ed Sabol was the perfect man to transform football into film.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Imagine this: Deion Sanders high-steps across the stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, circling his newly unveiled bust. He looks at it quizzically, as if something's missing. He then reaches for his back pocket, pulls out a do-rag, places it on the head of the statue and smiles.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Ricky Stanzi didn't pick up his first NFL playbook until about a week ago. He'd better be good at digesting that thick binder full of information, though, because his first preseason game with the Kansas City Chiefs is little more than a week away.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - The Eagles agreed to contract terms Tuesday with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore practiced Tuesday with the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this offseason, breathing life into an offense that has been working this summer without several top players.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints were off Tuesday. Their front office was busy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The official logo for the 2012 All-Star game has been unveiled.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Reynolds homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Tuesday night in a game in which the temperature at first pitch was 107 degrees.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern thinks the only people NBA players are threatening by going overseas is themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The line of demarcation might as well be the Kansas City Chiefs' bye week.
MANHATTAN - Nobody was talking about bowl games at Kansas State in mid-October, when the Wildcats were sitting at 2-4 and feeling bruised and battered after a loss to Baylor.
WICHITA - Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.
Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.