Chiefs, Texans fine-tuning for NFL opener Thursday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps never before has the final full practice before an NFL game been more important than this season. With the coronavirus pandemic wiping out the offseas...

Chiefs keep most of Super Bowl team intact on cut-down day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are content to defend their Super Bowl title largely with the team that won it. After signing a handful of veteran free agents during a...

Sports teams scramble to calculate magic attendance number

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs examined the layout of Arrowhead Stadium and did some math. They talked with state and local health officials, monitored the spread of COVID-19 over the ...

McKenzie, Naquin propel Indians to 5-0 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Triston McKenzie tossed six innings of three-hit ball to celebrate his 23rd birthday, Tyler Naquin hit a pair of homers for the only runs of the game, and the Cleveland Indians...

Chiefs' Reid downplays contract extension through '25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reports began to filter out late Monday that Chiefs general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid had agreed to six-year contract extensions that would tie them to Kansas Cit...

K-State heads into Year 2 under Klieman with high hopes

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — One of these days, Kansas State coach Chris Klieman will go through an offseason full of familiarity. He hasn't had one yet. He was hired awa...

Les Miles confident Kansas continues to improve in Year 2

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas may be one of the only schools in the country where three wins was a sign of progress. That's how dire of a situation Les Miles walked into a year ago. ...

Mizzou's Drinkwitz looking forward to finally coaching game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz already has experienced just about everything a college football coach could imagine in his first season. Except for playing a game. ...

Oregon man rides from Canada to Mexico for suicide awareness

Doug Peterson remembers coming home from work and walking around to the back yard, drawn there by the joyful sound of teenage laughter, and finding that his son's friends had set up the family trampol...

From top down, Chiefs pushing for social justice initiatives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years before Clark Hunt was born, the Kansas City Chiefs made history by taking Grambling State defensive tackle Buck Buchanan in the American Football League draft, making...

Chiefs' Toub facing difficult task in special teams picks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dave Toub has earned over the years a reputation for being one of the NFL's best special teams coordinators. He's the coach who helped turn the Bears' Devin Hester into a retur...

Chiefs aim for repeat after 1st Super Bowl title in 50 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had most of the summer to celebrate their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. That's because they weren't allowed anywhere near the pra...

Chiefs' defense gets tough practice test: their own offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid always has been an offensive-minded coach, preferring to draw up plays on the beach near his California home, or on a white board in training camp, or even on a napki...

Chiefs encouraging fans who show up to keep their masks on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Every time Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes looked into the stands on Saturday, they saw Chiefs fans wearing masks. There were plenty of videos making the rounds...

Empty seats watch thrilling Indy 500, spectacular wrecks

The only drawback that Takuma Sato could find in winning the Indianapolis 500 was the absence of fans. The coronavirus pandemic that forced the race to be delayed from its typical Me...