Bears, Rams hunting respect Monday despite strong starts

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears don't get much respect for a 5-1 team. They can only win ugly, or so the conventional wisdom goes, and their luck is supposedly going to end when they meet a...

Broncos, like so many others, search for code to stop Chiefs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Slow down Patrick Mahomes and potentially park closer to the training facility. It’s as good of an incentive as any. It certainly worked out well last week wh...

Jaguars' Minshew, Chargers' Herbert look to snap team skids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gardner Minshew and Justin Herbert don't remember much about the previous time they faced each other. The only thing they are focused on is trying to help their teams snap losing st...

Tide goes for 14th straight in 'Third Saturday in October'

Here are things to watch in Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Apologies to the purists: the “Third Saturday in October” rivalry between No. 2 ...

Tagliafico's own-goal gives Liverpool 1-0 win at Ajax

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Liverpool’s makeshift defense held firm and a fortunate goal earned Jurgen Klopp’s team a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in their Champions League opener at the empty Johan Cruyff...

Salzburg draws 2-2 with Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Lokomotiv Moscow held Salzburg to a 2-2 draw in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday, which dented both teams' hopes of advancing from the group. ...

Rivers answers critics as Colts carry 4-2 mark into bye

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers spent last week taking inventory of the criticism. He heard the complaints about him costing the Indianapolis Colts victories, holding back the offe...

Jaguars go cross-country to face QB they should have drafted

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel cross-country this week and get a close-up look at the quarterback they could have — probably should have — drafted in April. ...

Lower expectations for Barcelona entering Champions League

MADRID (AP) — Despite managing to hang onto Lionel Messi, Barcelona begins its Champions League campaign with reduced expectations after one of its worst seasons in years. The Catala...

Moffitt wins wild Truck race at Kansas to qualify for finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brett Moffitt wasn't about to finish second again — not with a spot in the NASCAR Truck Series finale on the line. So when Zane Smith tried to pass him with ...

Broncos running backs coach tests positive for coronavirus

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos running backs coach Chris Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said th...

Healthy Verrett one of few bright spots on 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been so decimated by injuries at cornerback that they have been forced to start a different duo outside in every game this season. ...

Kyler Murray leads homecoming parade as Cards visit Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It's homecoming week for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, or at least it feels that way about as much as an NFL game can. Andy Dalton's first start f...

49ers post-Super Bowl struggles all too familiar for Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offense is struggling, the defense has regressed and the injuries are mounting for the San Francisco 49ers. Whether it’s a Super Bowl hangover or some ...

Passing fad: Mahomes-led Chiefs take on Allen-led Bills

KANSAS CITY (4-1) at BUFFALO (4-1) Monday 5 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 3-1; Bills 3-2 S...