Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England....

Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders....

Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium....

Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance....

AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success....

Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries....

Cardinals running back charged with hitting wife

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment....

Wild, wild SEC West set for historic day

Three teams from the Southeastern Conference's powerful Western Division are finally going down....

NC State coach: No. 1 Florida State faked injuries

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The game between North Carolina State and Florida State continued Monday with coach Dave Doeren saying the Seminoles faked injuries to slow the Wolfpack down in their meeting over the weekend....

Next question for 3-1 Cowboys is keeping it going

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo keeps handing the ball to DeMarco Murray, and the league's worst defense from a year ago keeps making enough plays to finish off wins for Dallas....