KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are putting together an offensive system that promises to be bold and dynamic, if not downright revolutionary, a blend of old and new under coach Andy Reid.
At least, that's what it looks like on paper.
The Chiefs have hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress to be their "spread game analyst," and the assumption is he'll augment Reid's traditional West Coast offense with elements of the spread that has...
DETROIT (AP) — Jimmy Howard is a big reason the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
Howard has held top-seeded Chicago to only one goal in two straight games, lifting seventh-seeded Detroit to a 2-1 series lead. He is 4-1, and is averaging two goals against and 34-plus saves since the Red Wings trailed second-seeded Anaheim 3-2 in the first round.
Chicago's Corey Crawford has given up a combined seven goals over the last two games after allowing one...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have opened the competition for the backup quarterback job, one of the few notable spots that are open on the roster.
The job opened when Bruce Gradkowski left for Pittsburgh after spending two seasons in Cincinnati backing up Andy Dalton. Rather than picking one guy to replace him, the Bengals have decided to hold a competition.
They signed former Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Johnson and claimed John Skelton off waivers...
Television executives are hoping a robust bunch of story lines accompanying this year's Indianapolis 500 will help build interest in IndyCar beyond the signature race.
Rich Feinberg, ESPN's vice president in charge of motorsports production, acknowledged Tuesday that IndyCar ratings have been "challenged in certain areas." But Feinberg says the best way for ABC-ESPN to help build the sport is through compelling story-telling.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have signed running back Brandon Jackson to a 1-year contract and rookie safety Jamoris Slaughter to a 4-year deal.
Also, the team has released safety Eric Hagg, a seventh-round pick in 2011.
Jackson has returned after spending the past two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as an unrestricted free agent in 2011 from Green Bay. Jackson missed the entire '11 season with a toe injury and he appeared in just two games...
CHICAGO (AP) — Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans will join the U.S. men for a training camp ahead of next month's trio of World Cup qualifiers.
Evans was added to the roster Tuesday, bringing the number of players invited to the camp to 30. Evans has made seven appearances with the Americans and was part of the team that lost to Mexico in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
Training camp opens Sunday in Cleveland, where the Americans will face...