ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Jamaal Charles climbed into a green cart midway through practice on Monday, favoring his right foot, and started to unbuckle his shoulder pads as he was taken to the Chiefs' locker room.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields picked up his first home win in more than three months and the Kansas City Royals have won seven consecutive series for the first time in 22 years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid said before the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener that he simply wanted to see his team execute. Nothing fancy. Just get the job done.
PATRIOTS 31, EAGLES 22
NEW ORLEANS - Between Kansas City head coach Andy Reid's debut and New Orleans head coach Sean Payton's return from his one-season bounty ban, there was a little more intrigue surrounding the Chiefs' and Saints' preseason opener than that of a typical exhibition game.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Three University of Notre Dame rowing team student-athletes were members of top-10 finishing crews in late July at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, Erin Boxberger (United States, W8+), Ailish Sheehan (Ireland, W4-) and Molly Bruggeman (USA, W4x) each took part in the five-day event.
RAVENS 44, BUCCANEERS 16
The Mercedes Benz Superdome - home of the New Orleans Saints - is one of the loudest venues in the National Football League.
If there is a glaring area that needs to be addressed for Kansas State entering the 2013 season, it's the defensive side of the football.
MANHATTAN - Darren Sproles is a perfect example of Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder's preference for molding smallish running backs into big-time football players.
MANHATTAN - Daniel Sams seems to have a quiet dash of confidence as he bids to become Kansas State's starting quarterback.
Braden Wilson's first week in a National Football League training camp was pretty much what the Kansas City Chiefs' sixth-round draft pick anticipated.
After a few nibbles early in the summer, former Kansas State placekicker Anthony Cantele is still trying to land a free-agent contract as National Football League camps open this week.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
MANHATTAN - A day after placing a league-high five players on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.