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Chiefs quarterback takes responsibility for offense

KANSAS CITY — The past two weeks, when the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, Andy Reid has insisted that he needs to put his players in better position to succeed.

Wide receiver Bailey back at practice for Rams

Stedman Bailey served half of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. He was at home in Miami when he learned about the agreement on a new policy and took the first plane out Wednesday, arriving in time for practice.

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

The rare bullpen failure prevented Kansas City from gaining ground on AL Central leader Detroit, which lost at Minnesota.

Cards fall to Brewers in extra innings

Lance Lynn worked seven strong innings for St. Louis before Trevor Rosenthal was saddled with his sixth blown save in 50 chances.

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Peterson is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. The Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis.

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Self-help book has more teams riding 'Energy Bus'

Pity the guy who's labeled an "energy vampire."

Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox

Dyson and Terrance Gore used their speed to score as pinch runners in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night.

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

The Colts led most of the night, including 27-20 late in the game. But Luck's late interception led to Foles' tying 6-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin, and after another three-and-out by the Colts, Foles drove the Eagles into position for the winning field goal.

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

One key element is how the changes affect players currently under suspension, including Denver receiver Wes Welker (four games) and Browns receiver Josh Gordon (entire season). Their bans would be reduced, and the union wants to see that happen before Week 3 games are played.

Rams 1-1 minus Sam Bradford, Chris Long

Before Week 2, the St. Louis Rams were down two big names — and they didn't have many to begin with. Turns out, there's plenty of life left.

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night." That deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Cardinals manager can relate to Stanton incident

Matheny has vivid recollections of staggering away and being determined not to lose consciousness, the first few seconds after his left jaw got in the way of a wayward fastball from the Pirates' Rich Loiselle in 1998 when he was with the Brewers.

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.

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