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.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - About 30 years ago, a youngster who ate, drank and slept football had a poster of Jim Zorn. The kid was a rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but thought the creative, left-handed Seattle quarterback was cool.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Barry Richardson signed his restricted free agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, while the team added free agent linebacker Brandon Siler to help shore up the defense.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA talks have started again and are apparently going nowhere.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - If Kansas City Chiefs fans could make a wish, they should probably plead for Matt Cassel's continued good health.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Randy Moss is calling it a career after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.