LAWRENCE - Perry Ellis had 15 points and seven rebounds in his college debut, and No. 7 Kansas used a big first-half run to put away Emporia State 88-54 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN - It may seem odd that an undefeated team, ranked third in the country and barreling toward the BCS title game, would consider itself an underdog.
MANHATTAN - All that Kansas State can do now is try to achieve perfection. That's all the third-ranked Wildcats control.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most turnover-prone team in the NFL has two banged-up quarterbacks who are struggling anyway, a head coach who appears out of touch with the offense and a defense that just gave up 26 points to the Oakland Raiders.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Oakland Raiders made themselves right at home at Arrowhead Stadium.
Call them the fantastic four. Or maybe the final four in the race for No. 1.
DETROIT (AP) - Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama reached the end zone on its first three possessions ina 38-7 romp over Mississippi State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two teams floundering near the bottom of the standings, meeting in late October, shouldn't be enough to stoke the passions of fan bases weary of losing.
LAWRENCE - All Mack Brown wanted to do was relax and enjoy a come-from-behind 21-17 victory over Kansas, one of the most thrilling in his 15 years as head coach at Texas.
DETROIT - Nothing is stopping them - not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder moved at a brisk pace when he walked into his postgame press conference a few minutes after fourth-ranked Kansas State polished off a 55-24 victory against No. 15 Texas Tech.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson were released from a Baton Rouge jail Friday after their arrests at Mathieu's apartment on marijuana charges.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs are turning away from a former seventh-round draft pick whose career is spiraling toward ignominy, and putting the offense in the hands of a former first-round draft pick whose own career thus far has been a disappointment.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.
BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's stadium czar has visited Oakland to press Raiders executives and city and county officials for signs of progress in their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.
Let the championship chase begin.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.
Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James switched back from No. 6 to No. 23 this season.