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Chiefs down seven starters to injuries, suspensions

The loss of Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry means the Chiefs have lost seven starters to injuries and suspensions this season. Those seven players have combined to start 355 games, play in 492 games and appear in nine Pro Bowls over 43-plus seasons in the NFL.

Pistorius free to compete, South Africa Olympic body says

Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country.

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn't hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn't know when he will.

Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge

The Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, one day after he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son.

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will work as "senior advisers." They will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault," he wrote.

Washington optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season

The Washington football team is optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.

Zuerlein's 4 FGs lifts Rams over Buccaneers

With Sam Bradford out for the year with a knee injury and backup Shaun Hill also hurt, Austin Davis made his first pro start after spending most of the past two seasons on the Rams' practice squad.

Gonzales, Cardinals top Rockies for 3rd win in row

The Cardinals held their 3 1/2-game division lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis has won 13 straight regular-season home games in September and October.

Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals

The Royals fell 1 1/2 games behind Detroit, which beat Cleveland, in the AL Central. Kansas City is in the thick of the wild-card race.

Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

The Chiefs couldn't capitalize in the biggest moments as the Broncos mustered two goal-line stands for the second straight week.

Adrian Peterson booked and released from Texas jail

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence case involving another star player.

Kansas City comes back from loss with 7-1 win over Red Sox

Kansas City pitcher Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night.

Tampa Bay, St. Louis hope to avoid 0-2 start to season

The Rams keep falling down the depth chart at quarterback, but the Buccaneers struggled last week in a loss to Carolina's No. 2 quarterback.

Emmanuel Sanders was close to being on Chiefs instead

If he gets the chance, Emmanuel Sanders will shake Andy Reid's hand Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs. It's a handshake the Chiefs coveted six months ago.

Chiefs have to contend with Broncos, former top free agent target

The Chiefs thought they had a deal with Emmanuel Sanders when he visited Kansas City on his free agency tour in March only to watch their AFC West rivals swoop in at the end.

Wainwright wins 18th as Cardinals beat Rockies 5-1

Matt Holliday hit a long three-run homer to left in the first inning for the Cardinals, who stopped a three-game losing streak. The distance of Holliday's 17th homer was estimated at 467 feet.

Royals fall out of 1st with 4-2 loss to Red Sox

Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Red Sox defeated the sputtering Royals 4-2 on Friday night.

Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder and premeditated murder.

Williams debut a bust, on to Week 2 for Rams

Two interceptions were costly in the opening 34-6 loss to Minnesota, one leading to a late touchdown in the first half and another returned for a score. So, it wasn't all on the defense.

Chiefs starting right tackle Allen headed to injured reserve

Allen hurt his elbow after starting last Sunday's season-opening loss to Tennessee. In the same game, Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito ruptured their right Achilles tendons, ending their seasons.

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