Sports

Red Zone

Chiefs newcomer Kenneth Acker shows focus before he hits the field

Cornerback Kenneth Acker was obtained by the Kansas City Chiefs from the 49ers the day after San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick created a stir by sitting out the national anthem. Acker was Kaepernick’s teammate at the time and said he was busy watching the flag. Acker brings depth to the Chiefs’ secondary.

Royals

Reliever Luke Hochevar cheers on the Royals while recovering from surgery

Earlier this month, Royals relief pitcher Luke Hochevar underwent surgery to fix thoracic outlet syndrome, a neuogrnic issue caused by the compression of nerves near the neck and shoulder. He is set to return to spring training next year. In the meantime, all he can do is watch the Kansas City bullpen rise to the top in baseball with a different cast than the one that helped the Royals win the World Series last year.

Football

Broncos name their starting quarterback: Trevor Siemian

The Denver Broncos have named their starting quarterback. Trevor Siemian will succeed Peyton Manning. He is a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern in 2015 who served as the No. 3 QB last year to Manning and Brock Osweiler. Coach Gary Kubiak informed Siemian and quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their teammates.

Videos

Chiefs safety Eric Berry talks about returning to practice

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry shares his thoughts about returning to practice for the first time after missing time because of a contract dispute.
BLAIR KERKHOFF bkerkhoff@kcstar.com
Chiefs safety Eric Berry talks about returning to practice 5:09

Chiefs safety Eric Berry talks about returning to practice

Raw video of Eric Berry's first 2016 practice with the Chiefs 0:50

Raw video of Eric Berry's first 2016 practice with the Chiefs

Royals reliever Luke Hochevar says pain gone after arm surgery 3:05

Royals reliever Luke Hochevar says pain gone after arm surgery

Mizzou senior Tyler Hanneke on earning a scholarship 1:11

Mizzou senior Tyler Hanneke on earning a scholarship