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NBA labor talks continue with Stern’s deadline on hold

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players met again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.

November 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Reeling AFC West foes San Diego, Oakland meet

Two reeling teams that somehow remain atop their division open the NFL's Thursday night package in San Diego. Picking a winner could come down to who throws more picks: Philip Rivers of the Chargers or Carson Palmer of the Raiders.

November 09, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Penn State board fires embattled Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

November 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Stanford’s Luck clear-cut favorite for Heisman Trophy

Andrew Luck came into this season as one of the most overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorites college football has had in years.

November 09, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


No. 17 Kansas State struggling vs. pass, Texas A&M next

MANHATTAN (AP) - Having successfully shored up last season's troubled run defense, No. 17 Kansas State is now struggling to defend the pass.

November 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Support for Penn State head coach Paterno eroding

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.

November 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Aggies to focus on turnovers in game against Wildcats

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter just can't figure it out.

November 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Boxing great Frazier passes away after fight with cancer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.

November 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


LSU, Oklahoma State lead BCS

LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game - but don't count out Alabama yet.

November 08, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


PSU officials head to court on perjury charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials didn't do enough to try to stop suspected sexual abuse of children at the hands of a former assistant football coach, the state police commissioner said Monday.

November 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Royals trade Cabrera to Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Monday, upgrading their rotation and clearing the way for hotshot prospect Lorenzo Cain to get a chance in center field.

November 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Johnson: ‘Looked like beginning of season’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In a somber Kansas City Chiefs locker room, not long after a disheartening loss to a previously winless team, linebacker Derrick Johnson uttered the words everyone must have been thinking.

November 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


SUNDAY'S NFL CAPSULES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Miami Dolphins are no longer winless. Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and another score and the Dolphins walloped the Kansas City Chiefs 31-3 on Sunday.

November 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs’ four-game win streak ends with 31-3 loss

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were coming off an exhilarating overtime victory, a hard-fought win over a division opponent that gave them a share of the AFC West lead.

November 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


LSU boots ’Bama, 9-6 in OT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.

November 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


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SUPER SUNDAY

Matchups for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium:

February 01, 2015 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Much-hyped Wiggins fulfilling promise in Minnesota

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.

January 31, 2015 | | AP Sports


Seau, Warner, Pace first-time Hall eligibles

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 ...

January 31, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 12 WSU humbled in loss

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.

January 31, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks drop Kansas State

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.

January 31, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL’s Goodell seeks to look past ‘tough year,’ to future

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.

January 31, 2015 | | AP Sports


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


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