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MAJOR TASK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The play has become a Green Bay Packers staple: Aaron Rodgers drops back, lofts a pass down the sideline and one of his talented receivers turns around at precisely the right time and hauls it in around the unsuspecting cornerback.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


BCS sticks Boise State’s Moore with flop finale

Kellen Moore deserves a better send off.

December 15, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Bonds’ sentencing brings BALCO saga to near-closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Paul headed to LA; Clippers, that is

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


CRENNEL IN CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs' practice facility, gripping both sides of it with his meaty hands, and promptly named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Weis starts recruiting at Kansas

LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis leans forward in his chair behind a wide desk inside the Kansas football facility, reaches out to shake hands and then tries to stifle a yawn.

December 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs GM Pioli takes responsibility for failures

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Pioli spoke quietly and carefully, not at all like his reputation might suggest.

December 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Marino’s yards passing record in jeopardy

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Marino long ago moved to the comfort of the broadcast booth. His passing record of 5,084 yards, set in 1984, has withstood strong-armed challenges for more than a quarter-century.

December 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Crennel says he wants to be head coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel wants another chance to be a head coach in the NFL. He may have the opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs if he can hold together a franchise in disarray over the next three weeks.

December 13, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs fire Haley, name Crennel interim coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The losses kept mounting, the tension kept growing and ultimately Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli decided the status quo was no longer good enough.

December 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

College Basketball

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 13 Kansas hands No. 2 Ohio State first loss

LAWRENCE (AP) - Tyshawn Taylor played through the pain. Jared Sullinger did not.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


List of league’s obscure starting quarterbacks includes Palko

With a quarter of the NFL season left, it seems like a good time to talk quarterbacks.

December 10, 2011 | By Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs offense still in search of touchdowns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It took a desperation heave on the final play of the first half for the Kansas City Chiefs to finally score a touchdown on offense last week.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Griffin III wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor player

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


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No. 17 West Virginia holds off Wildcats

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.

January 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

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.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

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.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

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.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Plains reaches Dodge City finals

DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


SHOWDOWN

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams scored 20 points on some hot shooting, Marcus Foster added 14 points and Kansas State led Oklahoma State from start to finish in a 63-53 victory Saturday.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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