Chiefs prepped for Texans in pseudo-rematch of Week 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the Texans to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday for the divisional round of the playoffs, a rematch in name only of their Week 6 nail-biter won by...

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus to enter NFL draft

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is losing its top running back and now its top wide receiver to the NFL. Quintez Cephus announced Monday on Twitter and Instagram that he will skip his...

Chiefs head into postseason with confidence of complete team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs romped their way to the AFC championship game last year by leaning heavily on their high-powered offense, with Patrick Mahomes slinging the ball all over...

Rams GM Snead: Gurley 'wasn't' same back, but could be again

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Todd Gurley's dismal season will loom over the Los Angeles Rams all winter, general manager Les Snead believes his franchise running back can return to greatness....

Oregon QB Herbert caps stellar career in his 1st Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert wasn't dreaming of roses when he decided to return for his senior season at Oregon. The star quarterback had plenty of reasons for postponing h...

South Florida football player dies after being hit by train

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A star high school football player in South Florida was killed Monday after he was hit by a freight train. Bryce Gowdy, 17, died at a hospital after he w...

Cavs try to take 'next step' in Orange Bowl against Gators

MIAMI (AP) — University of Virginia junior Charles Snowden recalls that when he first arrived on campus, new acquaintances were disappointed to learn he was a linebacker rather than a power forward. ...

Finally, Fields vs Lawrence: 'This is the future of the NFL'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle s...

Whitworth already looking ahead to 15th NFL season

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Whitworth wants to keep playing football. The left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams doesn't see any reason why he should stop. Th...

Lingering knee issue still bothering Ohio State's Fields

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields may not be fully healthy when the second-ranked Buckeyes face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Fields said Tuesday his ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2019. There are nine days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, ...

Netflix series examines 'perfect storm' that felled NFL star

BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. ...

After rough few weeks Seahawks' Lockett finds earlier form

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After a rough few weeks due to injury and illness, Tyler Lockett’s return to form against the Carolina Panthers was a huge boost for the Seattle Seahawks. Locket...

Thursday Sports in Brief

NBA NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery. The league made the announcement abo...

AP Player of the Year: QB Joe Burrow, first winner from LSU

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is The Associated Press college football player of the year in a landslide vote. Burrow, who has led the top-ranked Tigers to an unbeaten season and their...