NEW YORK (AP) - There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyler Palko knows full well that the most popular guy in town is the backup quarterback. He's the one every fan wants to see at the first sign of trouble, whose name floats across the airwaves whenever the starter is struggling.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach.
NEW YORK (AP) - Locked-out NBA players including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, moving pro basketball's labor dispute from the negotiating table to federal court.
ANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could be lost for the season with what his coach calls a significant injury to his throwing hand.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona coach Sean Miller has signed a four-player recruiting class ranked by numerous services as the best in the nation.
MANHATTAN - Thomas Gipson scored 19 points, one of four Kansas State Wildcats in double figures, as they rolled past Loyola of Chicago 74-61 on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has two broken ribs, yet he is fortunate compared to several other NFL players who are out for the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Alabama is done feeling sorry for itself. Now the Crimson Tide's back to inflicting pain on the opposing team.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon sprinted past third-ranked Stanford 53-30 on Saturday night, giving Andrew Luck's Heisman Trophy campaign a blemish and taking a giant step toward hosting the inaugural Pac-12 championship.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight atop the Division I men's career wins list with his 902nd victory in No. 6 Duke's 96-55 rout against Presbyterian on Saturday.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Bill Snyder wonders whether his team is trying to get rid of him.
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) - His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The last thing anyone expected from this statistical mismatch was fourth-quarter drama. Or a gutsy overtime gamble.
NEW YORK (AP) - The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas State used a strong inside game in the first half to defeat Texas A&M 71-64 in the Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center on Saturday night.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.
NO. 1 KENTUCKY 83, UCLA 42
Let's see, if these guys beat those guys, and that team over there loses its game ...
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger doesn't need to bother with the math, not matter how simple the equation.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brannen Greene's tardiness turned into an opportunity for Kelly Oubre Jr., and the freshman made the most of a surprise start for No. 10 Kansas.
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.