Kansas City Sports News and Rumors

  • Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen could return this week

    Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen could return this week

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    SAN DIEGO – Chargers coach Mike McCoy could have some reinforcements this week heading into the team’s final regular-season contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. McCoy said running back Ryan Mathews and receiver Keenan Allen are possibilities to retur…
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  • Dwayne Bowe has sprained shoulder

    Dwayne Bowe has sprained shoulder

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has what the Kansas City Chiefs called a sprained shoulder, putting in doubt his ability to play in Sunday’s final regular season game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. “He was a bit tender…
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  • Here's what Chiefs need to make playoffs

    Here's what Chiefs need to make playoffs

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- The 8-7 Kansas City Chiefs no longer control their playoff fate. By losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 on Sunday, they forfeited their win-and-get-in destiny. Now they need to beat the San Diego Chargers next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadi…
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  • Jamaal Charles swaps jerseys with Le'Veon Bell

    Jamaal Charles swaps jerseys with Le'Veon Bell

    ESPN.com 24 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs' 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field: Running back Jamaal Charles traded jerseys with his Pittsburgh counterpart, Le'Veon Bell, on the field after the game…
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  • Steelers are headed to the playoffs after 20-12 win

    Steelers are headed to the playoffs after 20-12 win

    The Steelers don’t know if they’ll win the AFC North, but they know they’ll have a seat at the postseason table. Pittsburgh’s defense held the Chiefs without a touchdown and the Steelers ground their way to a 20-12 victory that guaranteed them a playoff…
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  • Chiefs pull off fake field goal, but wind up settling for field…

    Chiefs pull off fake field goal, but wind up settling for field goal anyway

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21 (yesterday)
    The Chiefs are now more than a quarter into their 15th game of the 2014 season and the search for their first touchdown pass to a wide receiver continues. They came close in the second quarter at Pittsburgh. Dwayne Bowe had a pass from Alex Smith in his…
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  • Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers

    Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers

    ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A few thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 38-35, come-from-behind, overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers. What it means: At 9-6, the Chargers need a win in the team’s final regular-season contest against the Kansas City Chiefs…
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  • Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

    Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

    Pittsburgh has set a number of franchise records this season as Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown have lit up the scoreboard.
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  • Troy Polamalu not expected to play on Sunday

    Troy Polamalu not expected to play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    The Steelers host the Chiefs on Sunday in a game that’s vital for both team’s chances of making the playoffs and it looks like the Steelers are going to have to try to win it without safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu has been out of practice all week after…
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  • Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    The Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Royals on Friday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Brian Broderick, who was recently signed out of the Mexican League.
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  • Jamaal Charles hasn't started career decline

    Jamaal Charles hasn't started career decline

    ESPN.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- I’ve heard the suggestions -- not from anyone inside Kansas City Chiefs headquarters, it should be noted -- that we are seeing the beginning of the career decline for running back Jamaal Charles. The theory goes that the repeated inj…
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  • Bobby Bell, a Former Football Star, Earns a College Degree and …

    Bobby Bell, a Former Football Star, Earns a College Degree and Honors His Father

    nytimes.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    Bobby Bell, who overcame segregation and helped the University of Minnesota and the Kansas City Chiefs win championships, is completing his degree to honor his father.
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  • Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    MLB.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    Major League organizations have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday to put in bids for Korean slugger Jung-Ho Kang, a shortstop who has reportedly drawn interest from the Giants, A's, Padres, Royals, Nationals and D-backs.
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  • Chiefs must hold Cairo Santos accountable for missed FGs

    Chiefs must hold Cairo Santos accountable for missed FGs

    ESPN.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs have rightly tried to do everything they possibly could this season to take the pressure off rookie kicker Cairo Santos. But they might have gone too far this week by blaming long snapper Thomas Gafford for two …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Kris Medlen and Royals Agree to Dea…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Kris Medlen and Royals Agree to Deal

    nytimes.com yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 19 (4 days ago)
    The former Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Inability to force turnovers hasn't hurt Chiefs yet

    Inability to force turnovers hasn't hurt Chiefs yet

    ESPN.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have forced just 11 turnovers this season, which is tied for last in the league with the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. The Jets are 3-11, the Raiders 2-12. Being at the bottom of the takeaway list is almos…
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  • Royals reportedly ink Volquez; Medlen signed

    Royals reportedly ink Volquez; Medlen signed

    ESPN.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez, according to multiple reports.
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  • Video - Sunday Double Check: Steelers Stop Chiefs 01:46

    Sunday Double Check: Steelers Stop Chiefs

    Dec 21
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays that helped the Steelers get a win over the Chiefs in week 16.
  • Video - Game Balls: Kansas City At Pittsburgh 01:17

    Game Balls: Kansas City At Pittsburgh

    Dec 21
    Steelers reporter Scott Brown's game ball goes to outside linebacker James Harrison, who dominated with seven tackles, including two for loss and 1.5 sacks. Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher honors receiver Albert Wilson, who had five catches for 87 yards
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Steelers Recap 02:17

    Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Steelers Recap

    Dec 21
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Steelers' 20-12 win over the Chiefs.
  • Video - Le'Veon Bell On Tough Game Against Chiefs 01:03

    Le'Veon Bell On Tough Game Against Chiefs

    Dec 21
    Sal Paolantonio speaks with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell about the playoff-type atmosphere in Pittsburgh's 20-12 win over Kansas City.

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    Dec 22
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    Dec 22
    One year ago today, Arizona, on the outside of the playoffs looking in, went to Seattle and spanked the Seahawks, 17-10. The Seahawks were one of the best teams in the league, but as they walked off CenturyLink Field, a doubt or two had to be creeping i…
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    Dec 22
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  • Dallas Mavericks frontrunners for Jermaine O'Neal after Rajon Rondo acquis…

    Dec 19
    The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.