MILWAUKEE (AP) - Nyjer Morgan denounced his "haters." He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez, crouched and then exhaled.
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made some amends while in Tampa Bay for the AL division series against the Rays, the franchise that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 1999.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Anyone who might have wondered about Collin Klein's toughness got a definitive answer when Kansas State played at Miami a couple weeks ago.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous.
There they stand, the first-place Buccaneers and the first-place 49ers, ready to face off at Candlestick Park.
The folks at the Big 12 offices must have been smiling as they saw these results roll in:
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA canceled the remainder of the preseason Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas has seen this story line before: A top-ranked offense against its bottom-of-the-barrel defense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Le'Ron McClain posted a bold tweet a little over a week ago after another tough loss to the San Diego Chargers had dropped the Chiefs to 0-3.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night's NFL game after the country singer famous for the line "Are you ready for some football?" used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State was minutes from losing to Eastern Kentucky. A goal line stand from getting beat at Miami. And trailed most of the way against Baylor.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 18 Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th West Coast Conference title.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the first hour of free agency came to a close Tuesday, the flood of players headed out of Arrowhead Stadium for big-money deals had finally slowed to a stop.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Tuesday.
A couple of accomplished NFL pass rushers suddenly became available when DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released to create room under the salary cap in two of the biggest moves at Tuesday's start of the free-agency signing period.
NEW YORK - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night.
The big bubble winner over the weekend - Nebraska. When the NCAA selection committee draws up the brackets next Sunday, it's hard to imagine the Cornhuskers will be on the outside looking in.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday he expects center Joel Embiid to play in the NCAA tournament.
ST. LOUIS - Wichita State's still perfect. And proudly awaiting a No. 1 seed.
ST. LOUIS - All those runaway wins, it's hard for unbeaten Wichita State to pick a favorite.
DURHAM, N.C. - Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Its NCAA chances all but gone, West Virginia showed it still has some fight left in a lackluster season.
PHOENIX - Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in the first inning on the first pitch he saw this spring, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Saturday.