Pro Sports

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.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said the charge in Montgomery County accuses Peterson of using a switch to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed. Hardin said Peterson has cooperated with authorities and didn't mean any harm.

Cincinnati outlasts St. Louis in 1-0 Cardinals loss

Johnny Cueto pitched eight scoreless innings to beat Lance Lynn and send the Cardinals to their third consecutive loss.

NFL looks into handling of Ray Rice case

Women's organizations, members of Congress and players have called for more detail about the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case. The criticism intensified after the law enforcement official's account.

Dissecting the Kansas City Chiefs' downward spiral

There are several reasons for what appears to be an abrupt downward spiral, many extending far beyond one player or one game. They lend credence to the possibility that last year's magical run merely masked the fact that there is still far more rebuilding to do.

USA basketball advances to World Cup final

James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans' quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout.

AP: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and Kansas City edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.

Simon uses arm, bat to lift Reds over Cardinals

The Reds starter doubled on the first pitch of his first at bat and then swung at the first pitch of his second plate appearance before slashing another two-bagger that drove in the go-ahead run of a 4-2 Reds win on Wednesday night.

Minus two star players, Rams get back to work

As bad as the bottom line appears from a 34-6 blowout to the Vikings at home, players believe one good week will make it all better. Still, they will be using that whipping as motivation.