The Kansas City Chiefs and former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid have reportedly reached an agreement for Reid to become the Chiefs new coach. The agreement came after the Chiefs and general manager Scott Pioli parted ways earlier in the day. … Representatives from the NHL and the players’ union are meeting separately with a Federal mediator Friday. … A police report says that former Cowboy Jerry Brown had a blood alcohol level well below the legal limit when he was killed in a car crash last month that has led to intoxication manslaughter charges against Dallas nose guard Josh Brant, who was driving the car. … Parkland hosts Easton in a key boys basketball game to highlight Friday night’s local card. … Mark Wogenrich looks at how Bill O’Brien used interest from the NFL as leverage to improve his situation at Penn State in Saturday’s print and on-line editions of The Morning Call. … The NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with two games each on Saturday and Sunday. … Oregon coach Chip Kelly will start interviewing with NFL teams, including the Eagles, today after his Ducks drubbed Kansas State 35-17 in Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl. … Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle wants the NCAA to drop instant replay after referees, after reviewing the tape, reversed the on-court call at the regulation buzzer that would have given the Buffaloes an upset at No. 3 Arizona, which won in overtime. Replays appeared to show the 3-point shot was good despite the referee’s reversal.