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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen....

Top 3 remain the same in AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings....

FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves....

NFL has laundry list of verboten celebrations

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Dancing Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today's NFL....

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception....

Penalty on Chiefs player ignites social media

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone Monday night that he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over New England....

Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

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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....

Brady struggles as Chiefs rout Patriots 41-14

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Asked about the quarterback situation in New England, coach Bill Belichick replied with a disgusted look....

Developer asks for more time for LA football plan

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team....

Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

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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....
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