WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: "Football's back."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front office of the Kansas City Chiefs has plenty of work to do and not much time to do it.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not as both sides were feeling like winners.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football! NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4 1/2 -month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history. "This is a long time coming, and football's back," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, "and that's the great news for everybody." The labor ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was honored on Jackson State's campus Monday morning on what would have been his 57th birthday. Several family members gathered at the Walter Payton Center, placing 12 red roses and one white rose on the plaque that honors Payton outside of the building. Payton died in 1999 of a rare liver disease. Payton, who was nicknamed "Sweetness," was a star ...
NEW YORK (AP) - With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .343; Korchman, Tampa Bay, .331; Bautista, Toronto, .330; MiYoung, Texas, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .322; Ellsbury, Boston, .322; VMartinez, Detroit, .317; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313; Konerko, Chicago, .310. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Cruz, Texas, 22; Konerko, Chicago, 22; Reynolds, Baltimore, 21; Quentin, Chicago, 20; Cabrera, Detroit, 20; Beltre, Texas, 20. RBI-Gonzalez, Boston, 80; Beltre, Texas, 76; Granderson, New ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Once again, Manchester United used a second-half surge to overwhelm a Major League Soccer opponent.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Any cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
SATURDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, WGN 6 p.m. - Tampa Bay at Kansas City, FSN PGA 2 p.m. - RBC Canadian Open: third round, CBS MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER 4 p.m. - World Football Challenge: Manchester United vs. Chicago, ESPN2 WNBA 2:30 p.m. - WNBA 2011 All-Star Game, ABC SOFTBALL 1 p.m. - 2011 World Cup of Softball: Canada vs. United States, ESPN 3 p.m. - 2011 Border Battle ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The line of demarcation might as well be the Kansas City Chiefs' bye week.
MANHATTAN - Nobody was talking about bowl games at Kansas State in mid-October, when the Wildcats were sitting at 2-4 and feeling bruised and battered after a loss to Baylor.
WICHITA - Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.
Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.