The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Dwight Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The Americans stood on the field, watching in stunned silence as Japan celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, tired and disappointed members of the U.S Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn't seem to mind a bit that they came up short of a championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Michael Cuddyer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Joe Nathan did his job as the new closer Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Middle Tennessee State coach Kermit Davis has added Greg Grensing to his staff of assistants.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carl Eller doesn't want to be one of the bad guys, not when the NFL seems so close to getting back to work.
NFL, players: We're making progress toward deal Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend. NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith expects to speak with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the next couple of days, possibly in person, while the two sides' legal and financial teams continue working. ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chasing an NBA dream hasn't left many opportunities for Cole Aldrich to get back home in the last four years.
PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France (AP) - French cyclist Thomas Voeckler retained the lead of the Tour de France on Saturday after the last stage in the Pyrenees, which was won by Jelle Vanendert of Belgium and failed to be as significant as expected for the main contenders.
SANDWICH, England (AP) - About the only predictable part of this British Open is the weather.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a big two-run homer and Delmon Young had three hits in his return to the lineup to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are "not a direct result of the lockout."
NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason intact, owners and players got into another long round of labor talks Thursday, trying to break the impasse that has kept the league shut down for four months.
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.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
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.