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5 things to know after Rams sack Bucs 23-13

Robert Quinn has 18 sacks, 1½ more than the Colts' Robert Mathis. The last of the Rams' seven sacks of Mike Glennon snapped the franchise record of 17 by Kevin Carter in 1999, the franchise's Super Bowl championship team.

Avoiding letdown could be key for Rams

Here are five things to look for in a Bucs-Rams matchup.

Colts, Chiefs meet after model turnarounds

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has always been about chasing history

Even Joe Washington knew from the moment Charles broke his high school records that Charles was destined to do great things.

Big-play Butler helping Colts

The Colts cornerback leads the team in interceptions and is tied for seventh in the league with four this season.

Points-a-plenty for Chiefs defense, special teams

Kansas City has a league-leading 11 "miscellaneous" touchdowns with two games still to play in the regular season. That's the third most in NFL history.

COLUMN: Are we playing the Super Bowl or 'Hunger Games'?

There are differing opinions about the wisdom of playing the season's biggest game in the elements. Plenty grew up playing or watching the game that way and still love to; others were only too happy to get in out of the cold and stay there.

Blues too much for Canadiens, 5-1

Alexander Steen scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves against his former team.

Rams' T.J. McDonald talks football with Pro Bowl father

After he grabbed his first interception of the season, rookie safety T.J. McDonald was congratulated by a former Pro Bowler — his father.


Chiefs' Smith building off perfect performance

The Chiefs managed a 158.3 last Sunday in Oakland, the highest number possible in quarterback ratings.

Colts defense faces big challenge against Chiefs

Contending with Jamaal Charles is only part of the problem Indianapolis (9-5) faces Sunday in what could be a playoff preview.

Tampa Bay prepares for Rams defensive end Quinn

Robert Quinn leads the NFC with 15 sacks. The Rams (6-8) face Tampa Bay (4-10) this week in a matchup of teams just trying to finish strong.

Officials ready up for winter-weather Super Bowl

The stadium has several snow melters on hand that can clear the fields quickly, including one machine that can melt up to 600 tons of snow per hour.

Royals introduce new second baseman Omar Infante at Kauffman

The Royals introduced their new second baseman Tuesday, one day after announcing they had agreed to a $30.25 million, four-year contract that includes a club option for 2018.

Kickoff rules have made returners restless

For the first time in NFL history, more than half of all kickoffs could end up as touchbacks this season, three years after the league moved the kickoff up from the 30-yard line to the 35 to reduce the number of returns and, therefore, the number of concussions.

Cardinals sign veteran second baseman Mark Ellis

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

Senators edge Blues 3-2 in OT

Cody Ceci scored his first NHL goal in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

John Axford goes from Cardinals to Indians

Free agent John Axford agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a physical. Axford is expected to undergo a medical exam on Wednesday.

Rams' Stacy finishing season strong

Zac Stacy is a surprise star on offense and had a huge bounce-back game against the Saints, setting a franchise rookie record with 106 yards in the first half.

Royals announce $30.25 million, 4-year deal for Infante

Omar Infante will primarily play second base, though he also has the ability to play several infield positions and the outfield.