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NFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 season

NFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 season

yahoo.com Updated 9 hours ago
One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were a joke, the Houston Texans were a Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers were (at best) a middling team and Chip Kelly was an intriguing fascination, but also as the proverbial college coach coming to the b…
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  • Royals activate Hosmer amid many moves

    Royals activate Hosmer amid many moves

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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  • Timing of Smith contract is added bonus

    Timing of Smith contract is added bonus

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith tried to put up a brave front as the summer dragged along without a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith steadfastly maintained he was focused on preparing for the upcoming season and not on the negotiatio…
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  • Chiefs claim Damion Square, sign nine to practice squad

    Chiefs claim Damion Square, sign nine to practice squad

    When you see a player move from the Eagles to the Chiefs, the impulse is to say that Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the move because of some knowledge he gleaned while he was still in Philadelphia. That’s not the case with defensive lineman Damion Square, …
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  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    CNNSI.com 16 hours ago
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
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  • After Chisenhall's heroics, Tribe-Royals suspended

    After Chisenhall's heroics, Tribe-Royals suspended

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Indians' attempt at sweeping the Royals will have to wait, as Sunday night's series finale was suspended in the bottom of the 10th with Cleveland leading, 4-2. The game will resume on Sept. 22, prior to the start of the Indians' three-game series wi…
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  • Indians-Royals Game Suspended in 10th Inning

    Indians-Royals Game Suspended in 10th Inning

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.
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  • Chiefs Sign Quarterback Smith to Contract Extension

    Chiefs Sign Quarterback Smith to Contract Extension

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, signed a long-term contract extension with the National Football League (NFL) team on Sunday.
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  • McAllister recalled; Tomlin put on paternity list

    McAllister recalled; Tomlin put on paternity list

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Indians recalled Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus and placed right-hander Josh Tomlin on paternity list before Sunday's series finale against the Royals.
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  • The Grand Slam: Tigers pull even in AL Central after doublehead…

    The Grand Slam: Tigers pull even in AL Central after doubleheader split

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Kansas City Royals are cooling off this weekend and the Detroit Tigers have taken advantage so far, taking two of their first three games against the Chicago White Sox. On Saturday, Detroit split a day-night doubleheader with Chicago, losing the ope…
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  • Fill-in Paredes comes up big to down Twins

    Fill-in Paredes comes up big to down Twins

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Injuries thrust Jimmy Paredes into the starting lineup Saturday night for the first time since May 27 with the Royals, and he came up big. Paredes smacked a ground-rule double and drilled a home run to left-center field to lead the O's over the Twins, 3…
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  • Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    After losing its past three games, Kansas City slipped into a tie with Detroit in the American League Central, with Cleveland nipping at their heels.
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  • Kansas City Chiefs cut-down analysis

    Kansas City Chiefs cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Most significant move: The Kansas City Chiefs are going with an undrafted rookie kicker, Cairo Santos, instead of veteran Ryan Succop. The competition through training camp and the preseason was close. The difference may have been money. Succop was due …
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  • Indians Beat Royals 3-2 in 11 Innings

    Indians Beat Royals 3-2 in 11 Innings

    nytimes.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
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  • Video - Sources: Alex Smith Signs Extension 02:06

    Sources: Alex Smith Signs Extension

    Aug 31
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher breaks down quarterback Alex Smith's reported four-contract extension with the team.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs buying into quarterback Alex Smith 01:00

    Kansas City Chiefs buying into quarterback Alex Smith

    Aug 31
    Quarterback Alex Smith agrees to a four-year, $68 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, proving to NFL Media's Jamie Dukes that the veteran is clearly the team's leader.
  • Video - Gordon Blasts Solo Homer 00:23

    Gordon Blasts Solo Homer

    Aug 31
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon blasts a solo homer to right center to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.
  • Video - Brantley's Blooper Ties The Game 00:29

    Brantley's Blooper Ties The Game

    Aug 31
    Michael Brantley's double went fair just down the third base line in the third inning, and the Indians tied the game with the Royals 1-1.

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  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young players

    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
  • Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen

    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.