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Packers rout Vikings 42-10

Eddie Lacy ran for a season-high 105 yards and two touchdowns. Jordy Nelson hauled in a 66-yard touchdown catch, and the Packers held Minnesota scoreless for three quarters.

NFL, referees struggle with communication early in season

"Consistency in penalty enforcement is extremely important to the players, coaches and fans," said Jim Quirk, the executive director of the NFL Referees' Association. "Uncertainty as to what the league wants called is not a road you want to go down."

Russell Wilson writes against domestic violence

Seattle Seahawks quarterback spoke out Thursday about domestic violence and candidly about being a bully as a child in a column for Derek Jeter's new website.

Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and the Orioles hammered out 12 hits in defeating Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Thursday in the opener of their AL Division Series.

Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild American League wild-card game Tuesday night.

Michael Wacha in bullpen to start NL Division Series

Manager Mike Matheny said he'll go with Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller the first four games against the Dodgers. The best-of-five series starts Friday in Los Angeles.

Chiefs' Donald Stephenson returns from 4-game suspension

Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side, and coach Andy Reid said Stephenson will have to work his way back into the starting lineup.

Rams pick Austin Davis as starting QB for season

Coach Jeff Fisher announced Wednesday that Davis will be behind center for the rest of the season. Previously, Fisher insisted that Shaun Hill would return as starter as soon as he was completely healed from the quad injury.

Cardinals haven't had no-hitter since 1983

There hasn't been a no-hitter at Busch Stadium, old or new, home team or visitor, since 1983 when Bob Forsch notched his second no-no.

Dodgers using down time to heal up for playoffs

The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

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.

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