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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is upended in the NFL game against the Denver Broncos in Kansas City on Sunday. Photo: IC
The Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos saw their slim hopes of returning to the NFL postseason extinguished on Sunday with a 33-10 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City.


The Chiefs went into the contest assured of a playoff spot after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated bitter division rivals Baltimore 31-17 in the first of two Christmas Day games.


That victory gave the Steelers the AFC North crown Jarrod Dyson Jersey , and with Sunday night's result in Kansas City all of the American Football Conference playoff teams were set, the final berth going to the Miami Dolphins with Denver's defeat.


Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill scored early touchdowns to give Kansas City a lead they wouldn't relinquish.


Hill scored on a 70-yard (64-meter) running play and Kelce delivered an 80-yard touchdown on a screen pass from quarterback Alex Smith.


Kansas City improved to 11-4 and are headed to the playoffs for the third time in four seasons under head coach Andy Reid.


The Chiefs can still claim the AFC West crown if they can beat San Diego and division leaders Oakland fall to the Broncos next weekend.


The Broncos, less than a year -removed from their Super Bowl 50 triumph over the Carolina Panthers Ichiro Suzuki Jersey , are the eighth champion team in 20 years to fail to reach the playoffs the next season. The Panthers have also been eliminated from postseason contention.


Kelce and Hill combined for 255 of the 484 offensive yards Kansas City piled up against Denver's vaunted defense, which endured a bruising night.


Defensive end Derek Wolfe went into the game with a neck injury and departed with the injury in the second quarter. Cornerback Kayvon Webster departed with a concussion after absorbing a frightening first-half hit.


The Chiefs defense, meanwhile Hisashi Iwakuma Jersey , forced two Denver fumbles and seized a last-play interceptions, surrendering only one touchdown and limiting the Broncos to just 246 offensive yards.


In Pittsburgh, the Steelers exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to get past the Ravens Felix Hernandez Jersey , who were eliminated from playoff contention.


Ben Roethlisberger connected on a four-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with nine seconds remaining as the Steelers overcame a 10-point deficit in the final period.


The Steelers beat their bitter division rivals for the first time in five clashes.


Roethlisberger, limited to an opening drive touchdown through three quarters, drove the Steelers to three touchdowns in 12 minutes. That included two TDs from Le'Veon Bell some four minutes apart that helped the Steelers erase a 20-10 deficit and take a 24-20 edge.


But Baltimore surged back as quarterback Joe Flacco mounted a 75-yard Edgar Martinez Jersey , go-ahead touchdown drive capped by Kyle Juszczyk's 10-yard scoring run.


Roethlisberger had just enough time to fashion a game-saving 75-yard drive, capped by Brown reaching with an arm to get the ball across the goal line.


CHICAGO, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)grains futures closed lower Wednesday as the U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) report projected higher supplies than the markethad expected.


The most active corn contract for December delivery dropped 15.5cents Dee Gordon Jersey , or 3.74 percent, to 3.9875 U.S. dollars per bushel.September wheat delivery added 3 cents, or 0.55 percent to 5.53dollars per bushel. November soybeans rose 4 cents Carlos Ruiz Jersey , or 0.38percent, to 10.4325 dollars per bushel.


In its report, the USDA pegged the U.S. 20172018 corn endingstocks at 2.32 billion bushels vs. the average estimate of 2.181billion bushels and last month's 2.11 billion.


The USDA sees U.S. 20172018 soybean ending stocks at 460million bushels vs. the trade's estimate of 495 million bushels andUSDA's June estimate of 495 million.


U.S. 20172018 wheat ending stocks are pegged at 938 millionbushels vs. the trade's estimate of 876 million and USDA's Juneestimate of 924 million.


Soybeans fell for the first time in eight sessions as pricesedged down from a four-month peak. Enditem




RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Although judoka Popole Misenga from the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) on Tuesday expressed his hope for a medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he and his teammates dreamed more.


Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Misenga now lives in Brazil as he has children here and learns Portuguese.


"They give me a chance to reach an Olympic Games and I am ready. I will demonstrate what I learned there and that moment is coming," Misenga told a press conference.


Ten refugees including Misenga will participate in the Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag as the International Olympic Committee formed the unique team for athletes that have fled conflict-driven countries and regions.


The team includes five runners from South Sudan, two swimmers from Syria, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a marathon runner from Ethiopia, besides five coaches and five other officials.


Yolande Mabika Bukasa, who is also from the Democratic Republic of Congo, dyed her hair blonde.


"I have changed my hair style to build a new life and to organize everything new, a new story, a new house, a new place, including the color of my hair," Bukasa said.


With the new image, the black-belt judoka Bukasa felt happy to look into the future as she hoped sports could give strength not only to her, but also to all the refugees as well.


"We want to show the world that we are capable of performing as any team. We are here as role models for all the refugees of the world."


The 18-year-old swimmer Yusra Mardini left hometown Damascus for her dream of swimming.


"There are a lot of problems in our country but you also remember all the.


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