KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For this week at least, postgame handshakes should be no problem for Todd Haley.
Picks for upcoming National Football League games: Baltimore (minus 8) at Carolina - When will the Ravens begin looking like a Super Bowl contender? How about in Charlotte on Sunday against the awful Panthers? ... BEST BET: RAVENS, 20-10 Tampa Bay (plus 4) at San Francisco - Buccaneers are an NFC contender. Niners still think they could be one at 3-6. Maybe not after they fall to 3-7. ... UPSET SPECIAL: BUCCANEERS, 21-16 Indianapolis ...
No. 3 Kansas State 76, Presbyterian 67 MANHATTAN (AP) - Jacob Pullen scored 15 points, leading No. 3 Kansas State to a tough win over Presbyterian on Thursday night. Up 14 at the half, Kansas State (3-0) couldn't shake Presbyterian. The Blue Hose (0-2) opened the half with 13-7 run and then kept chipping away. Jake Troyli and Khalid Mutakbbir hit 3-point shots to cut the Wildcats' lead to 63-60 with 9:35 to play. It ...
Orlando 105, Phoenix 89 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jameer Nelson had 15 points and a season-high 12 assists, and the Orlando Magic easily handled a Phoenix Suns team playing without Steve Nash in a 105-89 win on Thursday night. Dwight Howard added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and every starter scored in double digits for the Magic, who built a 32-point lead and blew past the Suns from the opening tip. With Nash sidelined because ...
Boston 114, Washington 83 BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and Rajon Rondo had 12 points and 13 assists on Wednesday night before the Boston starters sat out the fourth quarter and watched the bench pull away for a 114-83 victory over the Washington Wizards. Kevin Garnett scored 18 in 24 minutes, and Ray Allen had 11 points in 26. Except for Shaquille O'Neal, who scored 13 points in 22 minutes, all the ...
No. 6 Villanova 82, Boston University 66 VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Antonio Pena scored 17 points and Corey Fisher had 16 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 82-66 victory over Boston University in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (3-0) won their 40th straight game at The Pavilion, and advanced to face UCLA in the semifinals of the tournament next Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in ...
With three of the four unbeaten teams sitting it out, this weekend is all about the conferences races.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
The first poll of college basketball's regular season looks a lot like the preseason Top 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Boise State jumped back ahead of TCU in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after the Horned Frogs played their closest game of the season.
Orlando 89, Memphis 72 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic smothered the Memphis Grizzlies defensively for an 89-72 victory Monday night. Jameer Nelson added 11 points and nine rebounds as the Magic built a 16-point lead, lost it, then went back ahead by 17 points in the fourth quarter to put away the game. They held the high-scoring Grizzlies to ...
DENVER (AP) - The negativity was hanging over the Denver Broncos like a dark winter cloud.
No. 1 Oregon 15, California 13 BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jeff Maehl caught a 29-yard pass for the only touchdown by No. 1 Oregon's usually high-powered offense, but the Ducks' defense shut down California in a 15-13 victory over the Golden Bears on Saturday night. Cliff Harris returned a punt 64 yards for the only touchdown in the first half by the Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-10), who wobbled on their path to the BCS title ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. ran for touchdowns and ninth-ranked Nebraska's defense held Kansas to 87 total yards in a 20-3 victory on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert got a pep talk from his coach, who reminded him of his starring role in a victory that knocked Oklahoma out of the BCS lead a few weeks ago.
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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.