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Chiefs' Smith finally letting loose on offense

The prevailing thought all season was Kansas City couldn't win a high-scoring game, and that its defense would have to carry the load. But while the Chiefs didn't beat San Diego, Alex Smith and his cohorts at least proved that they could pick up some slack.

Murray gets 3 TDs, Cowboys rally by Raiders 31-24

Dallas is at least temporarily ahead of Philadelphia (6-5) atop the NFC East.

Broncos coach Fox set to return to work Monday

It hasn't been determined whether John Fox, who is recovering from heart surgery, will coach from the sideline or the booth for his first game back, when the Broncos host the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8.

49ers hope Michael Crabtree returns for Rams game

The San Francisco 49ers have remained vague on when the wide receiver will return, though they're hoping he can play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Lions score 37 straight in 40-10 rout over Packers

If the Lions hadn't started the game so poorly, the score could have been even more lopsided. The Packers have a five-game losing winless streak for the first time since 2008.

Ravens hold on for 22-20 win over Steelers

The victory provided the Ravens (6-6) with their first winning streak since September and pushed them ahead of the Steelers (5-7) and four other teams in the race for the final wild-card slot in the AFC.

With Broncos' Kevin Vickerson injured, Williams says he's 'ready to go'

With defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson was put on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.

49ers' Crabtree prepares for possible season debut

The team's top wide receiver from 2012 is back on the active roster six months after Achilles tendon surgery and poised to make his season debut Sunday against St. Louis if all goes as hoped during practice this week.

World Cup venue stadium collapses

Part of the Arena Crointhians collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and raising concerns that the stadium won't be ready for the 2014 World Cup. The collapse was caused by a construction crane crashing into a 500-ton metal structure.


Rams defensive tackle Brockers making plays in middle

Michael Brockers was called for roughing the passer after bulling up the middle and leveling Josh McCown in the second half.

Chiefs pass rusher Hali plans to play vs. Broncos

Tamba Hali said before practice Wednesday that he plans to play despite spraining his right ankle in last weekend's loss to San Diego.

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas on Hall of Fame ballot

There are 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Chiefs to put wounded defense against Denver

Chiefs safety Eric Berry said the team feels a sense of urgency this week to correct the errors it made in the past two games.

Bill Belichick has made notable decisions — good and bad

Bill Belichick has made plenty of notable decisions in his 14 seasons as the highly successful coach of the New England Patriots. Most have worked out. Others have been failures.

Kansas City Chiefs mascot hurt during practice at Arrowhead

Dan Meers, 46, who has played the KC Wolf since the mascot's inception in 1989, was seriously injured Saturday while practicing for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. No description of Meers' specific injuries was available, but a longtime friend said Meers suffered a serious back injury.

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose out for season

The team said Rose had successful surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

Alexander Steen scores 2 in Blues' 3-0 win over Wild

Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves, and Alexander Steen scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Rangers introduce No. 84, new first-base player Prince Fielder

The Rangers introduced their newest player Monday, five days after acquiring him in a blockbuster trade of All-Stars, with popular second baseman Ian Kinsler going to Detroit.

Brazil's jersey loses shine

The most famous shirt in soccer, which graced the shoulders of Pele, Garrincha and Tostao, Romario, Ronaldo and Rivaldo, now isn't attractive enough to lure Diego Costa, the striker who would rather play for Spain.

Banged-up Chiefs turning attention to Broncos

The Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.