Tough day for Chiefs...Irish the regular-season No. 1...Knicks protecting unblemished home mark
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are on the field against the visiting Carolina Panthers a day after Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of their three-month-old child before committing suicide. Chiefs chairman Clakrk Hunt tells the AP that the team consulted with the league about whether to play the game as scheduled, but ultimately left it up to coach Romeo Crennel (kreh-NEHL') and the team captains to decide.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Houston is trying to keep up with Atlanta for best record in the NFL. The 10-1 Texans are at 4-7 Tennessee today. The Falcons improved to 12-2 on Thursday night with a 23-13 victory over New Orleans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame is No. 1 in the final regular-season AP college football poll and BCS championship game opponent Alabama sits at No. 2. Ohio State, Florida and Oregon round out the top five.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks are hosting the Phoenix Suns and hoping to improve to 7-0 at home. New York's 11-4 record is second-best in the NBA's Eastern Conference and good for a half-game lead over idle Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division race.
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Germany's Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur) picked up his first title of the year today in South Africa. The Europe Ryder Cup star shot a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions and finished two strokes better than runner-up Charl Schwartzel (SHAR'-uhl SHWORTS'-uhl) at the Nedbank Classic.