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September 26, 2002


Kansas City to remain in River Falls in 2003

Kansas City, Mo. The "Cheese League" lives.

Ending several weeks of suspense, Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson said Wednesday the team would hold its 2003 training camp in River Falls, Wis.

Peterson said the Chiefs had decided to exercise a one-year option that was part of a two-year contract signed in 2001 with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where the team has trained each year since 1991. The deadline for exercising the option was Oct. 1.

"This will be our 13th year in River Falls and never once has the university been complacent in meeting our needs and making our training camp the best that it can be," Peterson said.

"It goes without saying that this past year, the weather in Wisconsin was nearly perfect. We never lost any days to hot and humid weather as was the case in some other NFL camps," Peterson added. "Plus, the opportunity to work two days with the Minnesota Vikings in nearby Mankato, Minnesota, was very important to us."

Prioleau inks extension

Orchard Park, N.Y. Safety Pierson Prioleau, entering the final year of his contract, signed a $3 million, three-year extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.

Godfrey back at practice

Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee middle linebacker Randall Godfrey returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in the season opener. Coach Jeff Fisher said Godfrey likely will play Sunday against Oakland.

Former CU quarterback seeks move to Wyoming

Boulder, Colo. Colorado quarterback Craig Ochs, who announced Monday he won't play again this season after suffering his third concussion in a year, is requesting a transfer to Montana.

Colorado head coach Gary Barnett said Montana had asked him for a release. Barnett has said repeatedly he would not stand in the way of a player who wants to transfer.

Ochs suffered his third concussion in the past year on Sept. 7. He has missed the last two games.

Rams' Faulk practices

St. Louis It appears the St. Louis Rams will have Marshall Faulk on Sunday. The running back practiced with the team on Wednesday. The team didn't have any immediate news on results of an MRI on Faulk's neck, however. Before practice, coach Mike Martz said he was hopeful that team doctors would clear Faulk.

Late goal gives Galaxy win against Wizards

Pasadena, Calif. Carlos Ruiz headed in Simon Elliott's free kick nine minutes into overtime as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Kansas City Wizards 3-2 Wednesday night in the playoff opener.

The Galaxy forced overtime on Cobi Jones' goal in the 85th minute off an assist by Tyrone Marshall.

Los Angeles earned three points with the victory. The first team to accumulate five points wins the series. Game 2 of the potential three-game set is Saturday night in Kansas City. The third game, if necessary, would be next Wednesday back at the Rose Bowl.

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