ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - When Detroit coach Jim Schwartz talks during the week, he's like many NFL coaches - choosing his words carefully, avoiding controversy and saying little that might motivate an opponent.
It's a World Series straight out of Central casting. David Freese, the local boy who became a big hit for the St. Louis Cardinals. Big Tex himself, Nolan Ryan rooting on the Rangers. A pair of teams cut from a center slice of the country, set to meet in the middle. Makes for a different feel this October, doesn't it? No coasting in this Series. None of the Derek Jeters, Dustin Pedroias or Chase Utleys ...
NEW YORK - Surprising Kansas State has climbed to No. 12 in The Associated Press college football poll, the Wildcats' best ranking since 2004.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Oklahoma All-American Ryan Broyles became the NCAA's career receptions leader on a record-setting Saturday night, Landry Jones threw for 363 yards and three scores and the third-ranked Sooners rolled to a 47-17 victory over Kansas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers with a huge offensive burst to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Move over, Reggie, Babe and all those other October sluggers. Nobody has ever had a postseason power surge like Nelson Cruz just did in the AL championship series.
Friday's High School district scores (Oct. 14) Class 6A District 1 Leavenworth 49, KC Wyandotte 0 SM Northwest 41, SM North 35 District 2 SM East 21, BV North 3 SM West 33, SM South 17 District 3 Olathe East 34, BV West 14 BV Northwest 49, Olathe South 34 (Thu.) District 4 Lawrence 28, Olathe North 19 Lawrence Free State 20, Olathe Northwest 14 (Thu.) District 5 Manhattan 44, Topeka 36 Washburn Rural ...
No. 1 LSU 38, Tennessee 7 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarrett Lee threw two touchdown passes, and Spencer Ware caught one and ran for another score for LSU. Morris Claiborne's 89-yard interception return set up Lee's 5-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle for a 7-0 lead with 14:56 in the second quarter. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) started their next drive on the Vols 36, and Ware took a screen pass from Lee 13 yards for ...
Play a guy who's struggling, or try the guy you thought wasn't as good as the starter. That's been the quarterback quandary for plenty of coaches over the first part of the NFL season.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Collin Klein ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as No. 17 Kansas State came from behind to beat Texas Tech 41-34 on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Randy Wolf outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win at age 35 and the Milwaukee Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-all.
DETROIT (AP) - One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.
Zack Greinke apparently is done providing bulletin-board material. Greinke rekindled some animosity between Milwaukee and St. Louis before the NL championship series with comments about Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, saying his Brewers teammates don't much like the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner. "They think his presence, his attitude out there sometimes is like a phony attitude," Greinke said Saturday. "And then he yells at people. He just stares people down and stuff. And most ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - When Turner Gill took over the head coaching position at Kansas last year, he brought a little piece of Buffalo with him.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The most significant improvement in the Kansas State this season can't be found by scouring the stat sheet.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
ASHBURN, Va. - It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hard as it might be to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs who won just twice last season rattled off nine straight wins this year, it may have been even harder to digest what transpired at Washington.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.