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Chiefs' Demarcus Robinson steps up in Tyreek Hill's absence

Sep. 17, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's easy for Demarcus Robinson to get overlooked in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. Patrick Mahomes is the record-setting quarterback and reigning league MVP. Tyreek Hill is the wide receiver with the game-breaking speed. Sammy Watkins is the former No. 4 overall draft pick living...

Jackson off to running start while making history for Ravens

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of a history-making performance, Lamar Jackson was satisfied only in that he helped the Baltimore Ravens win a second straight game. Deftly throwing the ball downfield and making calculated runs through the Arizona defense on Sunday, Jackson became the first player in...

Border war between Kansas, Missouri isn't quite over yet

Sep. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There may be a cease-fire, but the economic "border war" involving the use of incentives to lure jobs across the state line in the Kansas City area isn't exactly over. Missouri officials plan to award more than $62 million in incentives to financial firm Waddell & Reed, based in...

Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10

Sep. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense got all of the production they needed in a breathtaking second quarter. Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near-perfect...

Thompson leads Kansas State past Mississippi State 31-24

Sep. 14, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Skylar Thompson only threw one touchdown pass in Kansas State's 31-24 road win at Mississippi State, but boy was it a big one. With 5:37 left in the fourth quarter and the game tied 24-24, Thompson rolled out and found Dalton Schoen wide open in the right side of the end zone and...

Jayhawks halt long road skid against Power 5 schools

Sep. 14, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles' return to college football brought him some quick joy. It also brought the Jayhawks something they haven't had in a long time — a road win at a Power Five school. Carter Stanley threw for three touchdowns, Khalil Herbert rushed for 187 yards on just 11 carries...

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Sep. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill,...

No new trial for Missouri man freed after 23 years in prison

Sep. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent nearly a quarter of a century in prison for a double-murder before a judge freed him will not be retried, prosecutors said Friday. Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker said that in the month since a judge ordered the release of Ricky Kidd of...

Civil War cannonball found in Kansas City area tree

Sep. 13, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A worker has found what's believed to be a Civil War cannonball lodged in a Kansas City area tree that he was hired to take down. KMBC-TV reports the small cannonball fell out as the worker was chopping the diseased tree on the grounds of the Overfelt-Johnston house. The house was...

Ex-FCS coaches Moorhead, Klieman meet in K-State vs Miss St

Sep. 13, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Nobody has to convince Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead or Kansas State counterpart Chris Klieman that the teams they will be facing Saturday will be well-coached and assignment-sound. They know each other's paths to major college football quite well. Just a few years ago, Moorhead was head coach at Fordham, a...