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Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said members of the organization asked him to tone down his pro-gay-marriage rhetoric. Special-teams coach Mike Priefer has disputed claims that he made anti-gay remarks.

GM John Dorsey guides make-over Chiefs to playoffs

Chiefs' general manager John Dorsey envisions a franchise that is always in the playoffs, one hoisting trophies regularly.

Injured Pengiuns defensemen relieved to make Olympic team

Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik might be a little banged up, but they made the U.S. Olympic team, which comes as a big relief to the two Penguins players.

Colts know stopping Chiefs' Charles key to victory

Two years after a devastating knee injury threatened his career, and one year after he was the lone bright spot in a blighted season, Charles has put together one of the finest campaigns in the history of a franchise that has had plenty of notable offensive stars.

Chiefs' Bowe cleared to play; Fisher hurts groin

The wide receiver says he got some rest and is ready to go for Saturday's game against Indianpolis. Several other players also were ready to start in the upcoming game.

Chiefs veterans have been through highs, lows

As the Chiefs prepare to visit Indianapolis for a wild-card showdown Saturday, there's an unmistakable bond that seems to unite the longest-tenured players in the organization.

Schwartz scores in 6th straight; Blues top Wild

The Blues are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. The Wild have gone 10 straight games without a win in regulation, leading to speculation regarding coach Mike Yeo's job status.

Boston Marathon bombing is AP sports story of the year

The top five stories were grim: terrorism, performance-enhancing drug use, legal settlements, murder charges. The first on-field action came in at No. 6 — the Boston Red Sox's worst-to-first World Series title.

Rested Chiefs turn attention to playoffs

The Chiefs will be near full strength for the first time in weeks when they visit the Indianapolis Colts for an AFC wild-card playoff game on Saturday.

Five NFL coaches already fired

Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano. They join Cleveland's Rob Chudzinski who was fired Sunday night.

 

 

NFL says officials erred on Kansas City's missed field goal

San Diego lined up with seven men on one side of the snapper, and NFL rules state no more than six players can be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper.

Colts get back in sync just in time for playoffs

The Colts are playing their best football of the season and at just the right time — heading into Saturday's rematch with the Chiefs (11-5), who have lost five of their past seven.

NFL makes headlines on and off field all season

Huge fantasy football participation and NFL merchandise sales surely make football team owners smile. But the year has been filled with a series of good, bad and ugly events.

Bolts fishing for a miracle to get into playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to approach this game the same as an exhibition, so most starters are expected to play a series or two and then sit the rest of the game.

Seattle gets third chance at NFC West title vs. Rams

As the Seattle Seahawks close out their regular season against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they are aware of how much of a challenge the game will be.

Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each for Pro Bowl

Kansas City's eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into Sunday's game.

NFL preps its biggest game for the biggest stage

Next year's big game will be viewed by 100 million-plus people in the United States, and depending on whose numbers are crunched, it's already the most-watched annual sporting event around the world.

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

LeBron James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award that has been annually awarded since 1931.

Chiefs' Daniel, other backups ready for chance

It could be up to Chase Daniel and a slew of backups to give Kansas City some momentum headed into the postseason.

Rookie Zac Stacy needs 42 yards for 1,000

Zac Stacy is coming off consecutive 100-yard games and has four overall, including a career-best 134 yards against the Seahawks (12-3) at home in Week 5.

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