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Five former Chiefs back at Arrowhead Stadium with Titans

U.S. wraps up pool play at Basketball World Cup

The Americans got 17 points from James Harden and 14 from Stephen Curry in a 95-71 victory Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.

Gordon's 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers 4-1

Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-1 victory that finished off a three-game sweep.

UPDATED: Michael Sam joins Dallas Cowboys practice team

The Dallas Cowboys announced at a press conference Wednesday morning the addition of Michael Sam to the team's 10-man practice squad.

Chiefs turn undrafted rookies into key players

They starred in college, went through the entire draft without anybody willing to take a shot on them, and then managed to scratch and claw their way into the NFL anyway. They're undrafted free agents. The unwanted who managed to become indispensable.

 

Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0

St. Louis moved into sole possession of the NL Central lead for the first time Monday and extended its lead to 2 1/2 games with a three-game sweep that dropped the Pirates five games back.

Serena Williams beats Pennetta, into U.S. Open semis

Quickly turning things around and taking complete control, Williams stretched her Flushing Meadows winning streak to 19 matches by eventually overpowering 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Rams confident offense is still in good hands

Quarterback Shaun Hill is set to replace another high-profile starter, stepping in for Sam Bradford with the St. Louis Rams.

UPDATE: Michael Sam to meet with Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, reports say

ESPN and NFL Network reported former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is headed to the Dallas Cowboys, but a team spokeswoman said they "don't know anything about that."

Ace Adam Wainwright uses bat to help Cardinals beat Pirates

Adam Wainwright matched his career best with three RBIs, an unexpected boost that helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Speedster Jarrod Dyson dashes home for Royals win

Jarrod Dyson stole second, then third, to get into position for a go-ahead single by Salvador Perez in a 2-1 victory for the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers. The win kept Kansas City atop the American League Central by a half-game over Detroit.

Gale Monfils, full of fire, advances to U.S. Open quarterfinals

Gael Monfils took a step closer Tuesday to his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open during a surprisingly matter-of-fact 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory in the fourth round over No. 7-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, a man considered one of the sport's up-and-comers.

Tom Watson fills out U.S. Ryder Cup team

U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.

Broncos receiver Wes Welker suspended four games by NFL for amphetamines

Wes Welker told the Denver Post in an email that he was "as shocked as everyone at today's news." He noted he's meticulous about what he puts in his body and would "never knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way."

U.S. rolls New Zealand, remains undefeated at Basketball World Cup

Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

James Harden scored 13 points for the Americans, who will play two more games in Bilbao before moving on to Barcelonafor the round of 16.

NFL comes down hard on Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy.

Michael Sam left off Rams' practice squad

NFL opportunities are dwindling for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the league.

Williams, Djokovic roll into US Open quarters

Serena Williams, the world's top female player, is looking to win her third straight Flushing Meadows crown. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked male, last won it in 2011.

Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at U.S. Open

The eighth-seeded Andy Murray beat No. 9-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 35 minutes on Monday.

Chiefs sign Alex Smith to extension

Smith, who set playoff passing records for Kansas City last year, will receive $45 million in new guarantees over four years, for a total package of $68 million through the 2018 season.

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