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Source: Chiefs' Smith agrees to 4-yr extension

When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Now, he could have that opportunity for at least four more years.

Chiefs claim DT Square, release TE Gordon

The Kansas City Chiefs claimed defensive tackle Damion Square off waivers and released tight end Richard Gordon as they began final assembly of their roster for the season opener.

No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU

Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium.

Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing.

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Aug. 31, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the L.A. Galaxy over Chivas USA 3-0 on Sunday.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 31, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 31, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Sunday.

Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning

The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday doesn't get too technical about what he tries to do at the plate for the Cardinals. Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying St. Louis past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They're just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam's position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers.

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Vlatko Andonovski is glad the last 10 minutes of the National Women's Soccer League title game is over. The stress was almost too much for the FC Kansas City coach.

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters

Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life.

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

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Hentges breaks Helias receptions mark held by his uncle

Hale Hentges broke the Helias career record for receptions with a catch on the first drive of the game Saturday night as the Crusaders went on to a 52-14 victory against the Hannibal Pirates at Adkins Stadium.

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Lady Crusaders post impressive wins against Republic, Kickapoo

It’s still a little early in the school year for a major exam in the classroom, but it’s a different story on the volleyball court. Helias had two big tests Saturday afternoon, and the Lady Crusaders passed them with flying colors.

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Helias soccer splits in tourney

The Helias Crusaders wrapped up play in the Quincy Tournament by splitting a pair of games Saturday.

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Tigers display their familiar inconsistency

An exciting start to the regular season quickly became a familiar display of the inconsistency shown all preseason by the Missouri football team.

Press Box: Plenty to talk about

Sports world providing topics of conversation regularly during last week

SPORTS COMMENTARY: It seems like you can’t go more than a few hours lately without some news coming down the pike that gets sports fans talking. So without further ado, let’s do some talking about them.

Softball: Helias goes 2-3

The Helias Lady Crusaders went 2-3 over the weekend at the Battle Tournament.