ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Shawne Merriman will get the chance to turn on the lights in Buffalo.
The most important game in the history of the Mountain West Conference feels more like a grand finale than the start of something big.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers waived outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve with a "minor injury" designation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unbeaten at home and mediocre away from Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City's most pressing need from now until Christmas will be figuring a way to win on the road.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
No. 3 Auburn 51,
AMES, Iowa (AP) - The calm in the Iowa State locker room at halftime ran counter to what had just happened on the field.
MANHATTAN, (AP) - With a defensive touchdown and a big sigh of relief, No. 20 Oklahoma State got through a game without Justin Blackmon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Last time Todd Haley and Chan Gailey were together, somebody got fired. This time, somebody will get beat.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hey, you Longhorns, Aggies and Horned Frogs.
Kansas State is ranked No. 3 and Kansas is ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll, which was released Thursday.
The transition of power in the Pac-10 from Southern California to Oregon started in 2007, reached a major milestone last year and could be complete by the end this season.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford's first game under Jim Caldwell was a success.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
NEW YORK - Obtained by the Yankees from Arizona in separate July trades, Brandon McCarthy and Martin Prado are doing their best to keep alive New York's slim playoff hopes.
AMES, Iowa - For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
LAWRENCE - Everything went so perfectly for Kansas in the first quarter Saturday night that Charlie Weis openly wondered whether things might have gone too well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first inkling Dexter McCluster had that Ryan Succop was joining him in Tennessee came from a posting on Instagram. McCluster didn't know anything for certain until he walked into a meeting.