ATLANTA (AP) - Missouri and Auburn meet today for one of the most unpredictable championship games in in Southeastern Conference history. Both programs have enjoyed huge turnarounds from a year ago. Although normally the SEC champion almost automatically books a ticket to the national title game too, whichever Tigers prevail in Atlanta may need either Florida State or Ohio State to lose to get there.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Sporting Kansas City will try to win its first league championship since 2000 when it faces Real Salt Lake today for the MLS Cup. The team has been through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership, a rebranding and construction of a $200 million stadium.
NEW YORK (AP) - All Star outfielder Carlos Beltran will be returning to one of the cities where he formerly played, but it won't be Kansas City. He signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the New York Yankees. The Royals had tried to lure back the former St. Louis Cardinal, who won Rookie of the Year in KC. He previously played in New York with the Mets.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles enters this weekend third in the NFL and tops in the AFC with 1,011 yards rushing. He also has nine TDs rushing, one behind league leader Adrian Peterson of the Vikings. The Chiefs face Washington Sunday as they try to sweep the NFC East.
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