WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: "Football's back."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front office of the Kansas City Chiefs has plenty of work to do and not much time to do it.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not as both sides were feeling like winners.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was honored on Jackson State's campus Monday morning on what would have been his 57th birthday.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Once again, Manchester United used a second-half surge to overwhelm a Major League Soccer opponent.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Any cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The preseason Big 12 player of the year began his career at Dayton. The newcomer of the year spent time at Southern California and UNLV before landing at Iowa State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid won his first 13 games the week after a bye. He's lost his last two.
SAN FRANCISCO - The St. Louis Cardinals handled the tough part well, erasing a four-run deficit to force extra innings.
There is no midterm break for Big 12 Conference football teams, and the only grades that matter are win-loss records.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.
BALTIMORE - Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series.
MANHATTAN - Even in the midst of a bye week, Bill Snyder didn't have time to blow out any candles.
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LAWRENCE - Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy freely admits that his team doesn't run the ball very well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.