TOKYO - Ichiro Suzuki looked perfectly at home, putting on the kind of show that made him so popular in Japan.
ST. LOUIS - During his nine seasons at Missouri State, Barry Hinson had his way with Southern Illinois.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow.
DENVER - For the first time since 1989, all four top seeds reached the NCAA women's Final Four.
MANATTAN - Kansas State athletic director John Currie admitted to having some differences with coach Frank Martin over the years. The two men didn't always see eye to eye.
NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Monday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Bruce Chen, who led the Kansas City Royals in wins the past two years, will be the opening day starter on April 6 at the Los Angeles Angels.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Frank Martin said he's ready to take on the difficult task of turning last-place South Carolina into winners.
RLANDO, Fla. (AP) - His ball safely over the water, Tiger Woods walked toward the 18th green Sunday as he had done over the last 30 months on the PGA Tour, with one big difference.
Albert Pujols gave the Texas Rangers an October preview of what they can expect 18 times in this season, now that the Los Angeles Angels are shelling out a hefty sum for his services.
A year ago, it was the Philadelphia Phillies, and then the rest of the National League. Everyone was picking Roy Halladay and Co. to win the pennant.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:
LAWRENCE - A second Lawrence police officer suspended for allegedly fixing traffic tickets for a University of Kansas athletics department employee is no longer working for the city, Police Chief Tarik Khatib said Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has signed his restricted free agent tender, which was at the second-round level and will pay him $1,972,000 for the 2012 season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In the throes of a sometimes-contentious negotiation on a contract extension with the Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio sat down at a table and started to recount the reasons he wanted to stay in Minnesota.
PHOENIX (AP) - When Junior Seau's name is mentioned as a first-time Hall of Fame candidate, people nod in recognition of his career achievements. Then they shake their heads with sadness. Seau spent 20 seasons in the NFL as a dominant linebacker, winning Defensive Player of the Year honors for San Diego in 1992, making six All-Pro teams, and the league's All-Decade team of the 1990s. His reckless abandon defined his career. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and was found to have developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a brain disease). "He was a phenomenal player, teammate, friend," Tom Brady said ...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - No. 18 Northern Iowa let No. 12 Wichita State know the Shockers are no longer the only dominant team in the Missouri Valley Conference.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Getting off to a sensational start is only half the battle. Bill Self hopes No. 9 Kansas learned that lesson while beating Kansas State 68-57 on Saturday and holding the Wildcats to one of their most miserable halfs ever.
PHOENIX (AP) - As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.
PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.
PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.
MIAMI (AP) - For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.
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