MIAMI (AP) - The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins' new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After guiding Ohio State to the Final Four, two-time All-American forward Jared Sullinger figured he might as well see what he could do for an NBA team.
NEW YORK (AP) - For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 1.4 inches of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom.
DENVER - Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they're perfect.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Bobby Petrino enjoys talking about his childhood love of motorcycles. He has had a thing for them since he was 10, though there have been mishaps along the way.
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he won't stand in the way if the New Orleans Saints ask Bill Parcells to take over as interim coach for suspended Sean Payton.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Judging by spring training, the Kansas City Royals will score lot of runs this season.
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Bruce Weber knows that Kansas State fans may not accept him right away. That much became clear when a small rally for another coaching candidate turned into a protest of his hiring.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Alex Gordon went from a bust to busting the bank.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Frank Haith has capped his first season at Missouri by being selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis is The Associated Press' college basketball Player of the Year, the first Kentucky player and second freshman to win the award.
John Currie knows he faces the biggest task of his professional career in replacing Frank Martin, the now-former basketball coach of Kansas State whose bigger-than-life aura and on-court success made the Wildcats relevant again.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
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BALTIMORE - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have waived 11 players and placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve as they pare down their roster before the first deadline.
MANHATTAN - The top three returning running backs for No. 20 Kansas State this season have combined to carry the ball 11 times for 55 yards. None of them has ever scored a touchdown.