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.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It was the summer of 2005, and two punters on the University of Tennessee roster were horsing around before practice
Boston 112, Miami 107 MIAMI (AP) - New roster, same problem for the Miami Heat. They just can't find a way to beat the Boston Celtics. Ray Allen hit his first seven 3-point tries and finished with 35 points, Paul Pierce added 25 and the Celtics led wire-to-wire in a 112-107 win over Miami on Thursday night, beating the Heat for the second time this season and handing them a second straight home loss. Boston ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - One can only imagine how emotional Turner Gill's return to Nebraska will be.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - It's been a tough few weeks for Blaine Gabbert. The Missouri quarterback insists he's fine and says support from the coaching staff has not wavered.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat. The A's acquired the outfielder from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league lefty Justin Marks. General manager Billy Beane immediately said he will start in one of the corner outfield spots. "He's a guy we've ...
College Basketball No. 5 Pittsburgh 97, Illinois-Chicago 54 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, Brad Wanamaker added 17 and No. 5 Pittsburgh opened an 18-point lead midway through the first half while cruising to its second victory in three nights, drubbing Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night. The Panthers (2-0) didn't need long to take control in the 2K Sports Classic game against the Flames (0-1), a Horizon League member coming off an 8-22 season. ...
If you can't be a contender, you might as well be a spoiler. California and Georgia, winding their ways through mediocre seasons, can jolt the national title chase and give fans of No. 3 TCU and No. 4 Boise State a huge gift on Saturday. The Golden Bears (5-4) host No. 1 Oregon. The Bulldogs (5-5) are at No. 2 Auburn. Oddsmakers are expecting the Tigers to have tougher time than the Ducks. Auburn is ...
HAYS - Fort Hays State University announced Wednesday that head football coach Kevin Verdugo will not be returning next season. He will complete his sixth season as head coach of the program this weekend, when Fort Hays State plays at Missouri Western.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett stood behind a lectern for his first news conference as the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That alone sent the message there's a new way of doing things around America's team.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado will pay coach Dan Hawkins around $2 million to go away. His replacement might not get that much to fix the Buffaloes' broken football program.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
MINNEAPOLIS - Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
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.