KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn admits trying to play through a head injury sustained two weeks ago against Oakland. Quinn has already been ruled out for Kansas City’s game Monday at Pittsburgh. He also acknowledged sustaining a concussion in a preseason game against Green Bay.
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Todd Haley hasn’t said anything yet, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he knows how badly his offensive coordinator wants to beat KC Monday night. “Big Ben” says he can see it in the eyes of the former Chiefs head coach, who was fired last December.
(Kansas City, MO) — For the third time in four seasons, Billy Butler is the Royals’ Player of the Year. He has received the Les Milgram Player of the Year Award from the KC Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association. Butler hit .313 while setting career highs with 29 homers and 107 RBI.
(Indian Wells, CA) — The Royals are interested in retaining free-agent pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, but GM Dayton Moore says the right-hander wants to see how the market plays out. Guthrie is believed to be after a three-year deal worth around $34-million. He was 5-and-3 with a 3.16 ERA with KC.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri guard Michael Dixon remains suspended and won’t play in the Tigers’ basketball regular-season opener Saturday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Dixon didn’t play in either of the No. 15 Tigers’ exhibition games after an unspecified violation of team rules. Dixon was also suspended for violating team rules in December 2010.