Pro Sports

Chargers use 6 turnovers to beat Chiefs 37-20

Five of the turnovers came in the first half, when San Diego (3-1) raced to a 27-6 lead, and the Chargers turned the Chiefs' six total takeaways into 24 points.

Royals routed by Indians

It was the Indians ninth double-digit hit total in 10 games. They've won six of them, including a 15-4 victory in Kansas City a week ago.

Nationals edge Cardinals in 10 innings

The Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning.

Abreu's single in 14th gives Royals win over Indians

Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.

Chargers, Chiefs in another Arrowhead showdown

The Chargers return to Kansas City for an early season AFC West matchup that has implications for the top of the division.

Seahawks' defense has Rams' attention

The Rams are saddled with a patchwork offensive line minus two standouts that had considerable difficulty protecting quarterback Sam Bradford last week.

NFL, refs strike 11th hour deal, will work Thursday's game

The NFL and the officials' union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

Royals fall again to first-place Tigers

Doug Fister struck out nine straight batters and the Tigers kept their lead in the division, beating Kansas City 5-4 Thursday. The Royals lost four straight at Comerica Park.


Cardinals shut out in Houston, take two out of three

The Cardinals' loss broke a 10-game winning streak for the Cardinals over Houston and cut their lead over Los Angeles and Milwaukee to 3 1/2 games for the second NL wild card spot after both teams won Wednesday.

Tigers edge Royals, claim top spot in AL Central

Detroit, which started the day tied with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central for the first time since Sept. 2, found a way to break through in the eighth. Kansas City has lost four straight since winning four in a row, including two against the White Sox.

Proposed BCS changes would alter traditional bowl formats

A person with direct knowledge of the plan for the four-team playoff in 2014 told The Associated Press that either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences.

Rams' rookie kicker as consistent as they come

Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick out of Division II Missouri Western, has been on the money all three games. He's been effective on kickoffs, too, with special teams limiting opponents to a 17.4-yard average return

Rams' rookie defensive tackle Brockers set for NFL regular season debut

Brockers was limited in practice Wednesday, but both the player and coach Jeff Fisher are optimistic about making his NFL debut Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Chiefs' Lilja has first start at center during team's injury crisis

Last season, it was the quality of Chiefs players who were hurt: Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles, Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki. This year, it's been sheer quantity.


Cardinals keep up streak against Astros

St. Louis won its fourth straight and moved 4½ games ahead of Milwaukee in the race for the second NL wild card with a 4-0 victory Tuesday night over Houston. The Brewers lost in Cincinnati 4-2.

Royals no match for Sanchez in loss to Tigers

Anibal Sanchez threw his first shutout in over a year, and the Detroit Tigers moved into a tie for first in the AL Central with a 2-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.

Home runs lift Cardinals to a 6-1 win over Astros

St. Louis strengthened its grip on a playoff spot with a 6-1 win over the Astros on Monday night in Houston.

New life for Chiefs with OT victory

The Kansas City Chiefs will try to build on the momentum generated by a 27-24 overtime victory Sunday over the New Orleans Saints.

Detriot Tigers bounce back with 6-2 win over Royals

The Detroit Tigers steadied themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Detroit entered one game behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the American League Central after being swept in a doubleheader by Minnesota on Sunday.

Royals to help with homebuilding in Joplin

Pitcher Danny Duffy, former first baseman Willie Aikens, former outfielder Brian McRae and more than 30 front offices associates are in Joplin.