NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging defensive players to be aggressive, hit hard and not back down is standard procedure in pro football. Paying them to injure the opposition is not.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Jim Calhoun was advised not to return to the bench so soon after back surgery, and was supposed to take it easy if he did.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Jamar Samuels was surprised when Frank Martin's wife, Anya, slid up next to him before Kansas State's game against Oklahoma State on Saturday.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson had 25 points and 14 rebounds in his likely Allen Fieldhouse finale, Tyshawn Taylor added 22 points and No. 3 Kansas rolled to a 73-63 win over Texas on Saturday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 38 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, and Russell Westbrook added 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 14-point deficit to hold on to beat the Orlando Magic 105-102 on Thursday night.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three days after Kobe Bryant broke his nose and got a concussion in the All-Star game, he strapped on a mask and went back to work.
SURPRIRSE, Ariz. (AP) - The candidates to fill the final two spots in the Kansas City Royals' starting rotation vary in just about every way imaginable, from size to experience.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Rodney McGruder scored 26 points with five 3-pointers to lead Kansas State to a 76-70 win over struggling Texas A&M on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Houston Rockets rookie reserve Marcus Morris faces a misdemeanor battery citation over a reported Lawrence bar incident several hours after his former Kansas teammates beat Missouri on Saturday.
Kentucky and Syracuse are the top two teams in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a fifth straight week, while Kansas moves up to a season-high No. 3.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Tyshawn Taylor scored 27 points, Thomas Robinson added 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas claimed the Big 12 title outright by beating Oklahoma State 70-58 on Monday night
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500 in history.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kobe Bryant got the scoring record, Kevin Durant the MVP, and the West got the win - barely.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
WICHITA (AP) - Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 53-52 victory over Alabama Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The new-look White Sox added another bat to their potent lineup on Tuesday, announcing a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kobe Bryant didn't catch Michael Jordan, though he got a victory thanks to Nick Young.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was stayed until next spring.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were charging toward the top of the AFC West.
Perry Ellis scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing minutes, and No. 10 Kansas held on after blowing a 21-point second-half lead to beat No. 13 Utah 63-60 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brannen Greene went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 19 points Wednesday night as No. 10 Kansas made a basketball statement with a 75-70 win over Georgetown, even as Hoyas players were making a societal statement by wearing "I CAN'T BREATHE" T-shirts for the national anthem.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After the way the Kansas City Chiefs collapsed toward the end of last season, and especially in the playoffs, they arrived at training camp in July with the mantra of "finish."
Even as the Arizona Cardinals are presented an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth, they have plenty to be concerned about.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.