Chiefs Improve to 8-0

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_885abd4e8b.jpgJason O. Watson/Getty Images (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 8-0 on Sunday with a 23-17 win over the Cleveland Browns (3-5). Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and was 24 of 36 for 225 yards in the victory. "We love it," Smith said of getting every team's best effort.  "You want the stages to get bigger. That's why you put all the work in. You want this opportunity. You want that honor."

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Matthew Stafford Shocks Cowboys, 31-30

7-10-13 Stafford A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1382914840087Leon Halip/Getty Images (DETROIT) -- Calvin Johnson came up huge and Matthew Stafford surprised the Cowboys (4-4) on the last play of their final drive with seconds remaining in the Lions (5-3) 31-30 comeback win on Sunday. Stafford's one-yard dive into the end zone with 12 seconds remaining tied the game up at 30 before the extra point.

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Lakers and Kobe Bryant Working on Contract Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_8552b99509.jpgKevork Djansezian/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant's representative on a contract extension. Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss confirmed the news to ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday.

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Geno Smith Ready for Bengals Defense

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_c42ba603c7.jpgDavid Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images (CINCINNATI) -- Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will get all that he can handle on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) defense. Smith and the Jets (4-3) are coming off an overtime win over the New England Patriots last Sunday and will face another solid defensive team.

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Denny Hamlin Wins Pole At Martinsville

9-12-12 Hamlin A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1382797282194Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR (MARTINSVILLE, Va.) -- Denny Hamilin picked up his 17th career pole at Martinsville Speedway on Friday in dominant fashion.  Hamlin recorded a lap at 99.595 mph around the 0.526-mile oval for the track record for the pole on Sunday. Hamlin has won four races at Martinsville and is looking forward to another shot at a Grandfather clock.

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