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Posted on December 4, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 7:32 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker says he was never told that he would have severe disabilities later in life for continuing to play in games after sustaining a concussion. Chris Martin is one of five former Chiefs players who filed a lawsuit in Jackson County on Tuesday against the Chiefs organization for failing to disclose the dangers of competing after suffering head injuries. The team has refused to comment on the lawsuit.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive tackle Jerrell Powe on Tuesday and released defensive tackle Kyle Love. The Chiefs also said they had added rookie fullback Toben Opurum to the practice squad. The former University of Kansas defensive player was on the squad until his release Nov. 20.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players. The Wichita Eagle reports the university announced Tuesday that it has hired an Overland Park law firm that specializes in NCAA rules violations to help investigate. No details of the violations or the number of Shocker players involved were disclosed in a brief statement issued by athletic director Eric Sexton.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —No. 7 Louisville cruised to a 91-49 victory over Missouri State on Tuesday night. The Cardinals played most of the game without senior guard Antonita Slaughter after she collapsed and was taken off the court on a stretcher early in the first half. Kenzie Williams scored 13 points and Tyonna Snow added 12 to lead Missouri State.

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