• December 9, 2016

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Davis disgusted, Gentry frustrated as Pelicans' losses mount

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As far as Anthony Davis was concerned, there wasn't much to discuss. He appeared eager to escape the Pelicans' locker room rather than stew over what was arguably the most demoralizing of New Orleans' 16 losses this young season.

Chiefs come through to take control of division race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader.

Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Derrick Johnson knew his season was over the moment he hit the frozen turf of Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs' veteran linebacker ripping off his helmet in frustration.

Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill didn't know what to do when he started hearing thousands of people in Arrowhead Stadium chanting his name, even as he stood all alone on the frozen turf waiting for the punt.

Jackson, Watson divvy up wins at College Football Awards

ATLANTA (AP) — Lamar Jackson picked up another trophy for his marvelous season.

Raiders missing 3 starters to injury for showdown in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders were missing three starters for their AFC West showdown Thursday night against the Chiefs after offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch due to an illness.

Full circle: RG3 back as Browns starting quarterback

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Three months later, Robert Griffin III is starting anew with the Browns.

Police investigating racist graffiti in Giants player's home

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in and the scrawling of racist graffiti at the New Jersey home of a New York Giants player.

At West Point, the beat-Navy mindset is everywhere

Army defensive back Gervon Simon has never played against Navy, and he's a senior. Even if he doesn't get his first chance on Saturday when the archrivals meet in Baltimore, he's more than ready for what will be the biggest football game of his life.

Barry Switzer makes case to Trump for 'secretary of offense'

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer is making his case to be the new "secretary of offense."

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons, setting an NCAA record and finishing as the runner-up last year in the Heisman Trophy balloting, Christian McCaffrey was ready for his next challenge.

Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says baseball's new labor contract will cause Latin American players to turn away from the sport and play soccer.

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants won't be able to replace defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the final four games of the regular season. The 27-year-old just does too much for one guy to step in. He stops the run.

Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Oregon has hired Willie Taggart, who spent the last four seasons as head coach at South Florida, to take over the Ducks following the dismissal of Mark Helfrich.

No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma's campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder.

Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star

Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.

Heisman winner Salaam found dead in Colorado park

Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history.

Sale traded to Red Sox, who's the next big name to move?

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm.

Rhule facing big task as Baylor's coach after Temple success

Matt Rhule is taking on a Texas-sized challenge at Baylor after leading Temple to unprecedented success.

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action.

AP Power Rankings: Cowboys still No. 1 as top 6 stays same

NEW YORK (AP) — The final month of the NFL's regular season is when the playoff contenders begin to separate themselves from the also-rans.

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver priorities _ handcuff, bolster benches

Week 14 is typically the first week of the playoffs in many fantasy football leagues, so the free agent push this week is about bolstering benches, picking up key handcuffs and desperation plays for injuries or underperforming studs.

Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets

NEW YORK (AP) — A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer.

Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities "strategically" waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses.