The Kansas City Chiefs began the Andy Reid era in 2013 with 9-0 start to a season that ended in the playoffs. Last year the Chiefs started 2-2, finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs.


CINCINNATI – Jason Hammel had always been optimistic about the rebuild, twice signing with the Cubs as a free agent, first on a flip deal and then the multiyear contract that was supposed to help


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green became $60 million richer when he signed a four-year extension with the Bengals just before the 2015 NFL season kicked off.


Overlooked in some of the Bears’ struggles through a 3-1 preseason has been the absence of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery for all of the four games because of a calf injury.


The Cubs scratched Kyle Schwarber from Wednesday’s lineup with right rib soreness and can only hope this isn’t a serious injury for their hard-charging rookie.