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Qatar: The big new player in sports

With a spending spree of staggering reach and proportions, the thumb of desert with a native population of just 282,750 has used sports to make itself a household name in Europe.

Rams tight end's criticism leads to meeting

Rams tight end Jared Cook was too outspoken after the Rams' 12-6 loss to Arizona last week, landing in a meeting with coach Jeff Fisher.

Descalso and Rockies agree to $3.6 million, 2-year contract

The Colorado Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they added Daniel Descalso with a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday.

Morales finalizes deal with Royals

The Kansas City Royals finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with veteran slugger Kendrys Morales on Tuesday.

Ex-Browns QB Bernie Kosar rips team's front office

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar unloaded on the team's front office, saying it lacks vision and switching to rookie Johnny Manziel "is a recipe for disaster."

With Chiefs' Charles banged up, Davis steps in

Knile Davis was crucial in a 31-13 win over the Raiders, running for a touchdown while Charles was going through the concussion protocol and then catching a 70-yard touchdown pass to help put the game away.

Sporting KC wants youth program in Garden City

Sporting KC's proposal includes a training center with classrooms, locker rooms, fitness and conditioning equipment and possibly a dormitory.

AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.

Commentary: Mayweather must fight Pacquiao next

The wizard of defense has finally been boxed into a corner. The charade is over, whether Mayweather realizes it or not. He must fight Pacquiao next, if his career is to have any legitimacy.

 

A cautious approach to bringing the NHL to Vegas

The NHL and its owners — and two-thirds would have to approve a bid — have many questions about a possible venture into the Las Vegas market.

Sacramento Kings fire coach Michael Malone

Despite moderate success this year, Kings brass says it wants a more up-tempo style of play.

Rome 2024 Olympic bid could also involve Vatican

How about badminton or archery in St. Peter's Square?

13 morning finals scheduled for Rio Olympics

At least one gold medal in track and field will be at stake during every morning session at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Alex Smith helps Chiefs rout Raiders 31-13

Alex Smith helped keep the Chiefs in the playoff hunt with a big win over Oakland.

Chiefs hoping to get even against Raiders

In much the same way their season did an about-face with their first meeting, the Chiefs hope to turn things around when the longtime rivals meet again at Arrowhead Stadium.

Offensive line woes dragging down Rams

Finding a long-term quarterback solution will be an offseason priority for the St. Louis Rams considering Sam Bradford is rehabbing from a second straight season-ending left knee injury.

Adrian Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld

The decision by Harold Henderson, a former league official, upheld the NFL's decision last month to suspend Peterson without pay for the remainder of the season and not consider him for reinstatement before April 15.

Hall of Famer Jim Brown applauds player protests

Brown has been the rare high-profile athlete unafraid to challenge or call for social change. Now, during a time of racial tension and unrest, he has found hope, encouraged by what he's seen from some prominent sports figures.

Oprah network to air Michael Sam documentary

A 90-minute Michael Sam documentary is scheduled to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network the weekend after Christmas.

Blues' Steen scores 2; Isles drop 3rd straight

Alexander Steen scored two goals, and Jake Allen made 25 saves in the St. Louis Blues' 6-3 win against the suddenly slumping New York Islanders on Thursday night.

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