RENTON, Wash. (AP) - This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense.
The Christmas shopping can wait. Instead of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving should be called BCS Friday.
No better time than the presnt for a little Turkey Day trivia as we head into the NFL's annual Thanksgiving tripleheader. See if you can name these players:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kyrie Irving didn't wait long to make his mark at Duke. The freshman guard scored 17 points and did an outstanding defensive job on preseason All-America Jacob Pullen and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 4 Kansas State 82-68 on Tuesday night to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic at the Sprint Center. Irving was a heralded recruit coming out of St. Patrick's H.S. in New Jersey and there ...
If the folks who make the NFL schedule are grimacing, it's understandable. Those spicy Thanksgiving matchups have lost their spark.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Let Bedlam ensue in the Big 12 South. Along with instate bragging rights, the South Division title and a spot in the Big 12's last scheduled championship game will be at stake when 10th-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 12 Oklahoma play their regular season-ending rivalry game Saturday night. "We've put ourselves in a good position, so it's our time to go to work and see what we can do," Oklahoma State ...
Connecticut 70, No. 2 Michigan St. 67 LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Kemba Walker scored 30 points and hit a key jumper with less than a minute left, helping Connecticut outlast No. 2 Michigan State 70-67 in a physical Maui Invitational semifinal on Tuesday. Connecticut (4-0) fought the Spartans for every inch every minute, refusing to be pushed around by a team projected to be a national title contender. The Huskies made it interesting by missing ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - For the record-breaking 63rd consecutive victory in their beloved Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas Jayhawks put on quite a show.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jacob Pullen scored 18 points and No. 4-ranked Kansas State pulled away in the second half for an 81-64 victory over No. 22 Gonzaga on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is thinking about keepsakes he could collect when the fifth-ranked Tigers wrap up what - surprisingly - could go down as one of the finest seasons in the program's 108 years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The lazy loudmouth has vanished. In his place is a mature, hardworking Dwayne Bowe who's caught at least one touchdown pass in a team-record six straight games and helped propel Kansas City into first place.
No. 4 Ohio St. 81, UNC-Wilmington 41 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Deshaun Thomas scored 15 points and No. 4 Ohio State's talented freshmen stole the show in an 81-41 victory over UNC-Wilmington on Saturday night in the Global Sports Invitational. In addition to Thomas, first-year players Jordan Sibert and Jared Sullinger each had 11 points for the Buckeyes (3-0). William Buford added 12, David Lighty had 10, and Dallas Lauderdale had 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brandon Weeden took Oklahoma State somewhere it's never been before.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tailback Rodney Stewart's multitude of talents have the rejuvenated Colorado Buffaloes on the verge of bowl eligibility. Now, all they have to do is beat Nebraska next week in their Big 12 farewell.
No. 5 LSU 43, Mississippi 36 BATON ROUGE, La. - Jordan Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards, threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and LSU survived an upset bid by Mississippi. LSU (10-1, 6-1 SEC) trailed 36-35 with 4:57 left when Patrick Peterson returned a kickoff 34 yards to midfield, setting up a game-winning drive that ended with Stevan Ridley's third touchdown rushing. LSU was heavily favored, but as usual, Ole Miss ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
INDIANAPOLIS - Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
BALTIMORE - Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore's franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
CHICAGO - In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.