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Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore.

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for the swimmer who came out of retirement this year with his sights set on competing at the Rio Games.

Georgia expects boost from added receiver depth

Receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley are expected to make their season debuts for No. 13 Georgia on Saturday against Vanderbilt.

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

No. 11 Mississippi prepares for Alabama offense

Lane Kiffin has opened up the once-vanilla Alabama offense, and the first-year offensive coordinator has the Crimson Tide piling up passing yards and points.

Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.

Chiefs break Seahawks' Guinness noise record

After claiming the record last season, and then losing it to the Seattle Seahawks, the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs reclaimed the mark with a reading of 142.2 decibels in the first half of their game against the New England Patriots on Monday night.

For excited Kansas City, postseason growing pains

The wild card game Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics marks the return of postseason baseball to Kansas City for the first time since 1985, when the Royals won the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Road to World Series features both Missouri teams, some great matchups

There are plenty of intriguing World Series possibilities this year, and a lot to enjoy way before we get there now that the playoff brackets are set.

Former Chiefs player Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

The autopsy was performed last December at the request of lawyers for Zoey Belcher, the daughter of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. The results, sent in February to the attorneys and released to the media Monday, showed signs of CTE, which was also found in former NFL players Junior Seau and Dave Duerson, who both committed suicide.

A's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus

The two aces who were brought over in trades to pitch in big games will face each other in Tuesday's one-game wild-card playoff with the season on the line.

Molina's defense a difference-maker for Cardinals

Yadier Molina returned in late August from a torn ligament in his right thumb, and the All-Star catcher has been a difference-maker for the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to reach the NL championship series for the fourth straight year.

Tony Stewart holds news conference for first time since fatal crash

The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Kevin Ward Jr.'s death. The 20-year-old driver was struck and killed by Stewart's car during a sprint car race in upstate New York on Aug. 9.

All-women sports talk show comes with perfect timing

The main panelists are a mix of veteran broadcasters and former pro athletes. CBS is using five of its own announcers: Pro Football Hall of Fame honoree Lesley Visser; former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask; sideline reporters Tracy Wolfson and Allie LaForce; and radio host Dana Jacobson. They are joined by reporter Andrea Kremer of NFL Network and HBO Sports, boxer Laila Ali, basketball stars Lisa Leslie and Swin Cash, swimmers Dara Torres and Summer Sanders, and tennis player Katrina Adams.

White Sox lose to Royals in Paul Konerko's final game

Paul Konerko started at first and played five innings on the final day of his 16-year run with the White Sox.

Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 1-0 after title decided

Both teams seemed to go through the motions, the only run coming on Kolten Wong's groundout in the sixth inning off Josh Collmenter.

Royals miss chance at 1st place, lose to White Sox

The Royals squandered a chance to move into a tie for the division lead, losing to Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox, 5-4 on Saturday night.

Cardinals lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks

The Cardinals will send their 20-game winner to the mound Sunday looking to clinch the NL Central title on the last day of the regular season. They had a chance to wrap it up Saturday night, but Mark Trumbo homered twice to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory.

Cardinals beat Arizona in 10, stay alone in 1st

Matt Adams led off the Cardinals 10th with a double to deep right, where outfielder David Peralta appeared to misjudge the ball. Peralta followed with a sharp single to center to score what proved to be the winning run.

Chiefs hopeful Jamaal Charles available against the Patriots

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles is expected to return to the field after missing last week's win in Miami with a high ankle sprain. And that means Reid will have to figure out how to distribute touches against New England around a very crowded offensive backfield.

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