Picks for upcoming National Football League games: Baltimore (minus 8) at Carolina - When will the Ravens begin looking like a Super Bowl contender? How about in Charlotte on Sunday against the awful Panthers? ... BEST BET: RAVENS, 20-10 Tampa Bay (plus 4) at San Francisco - Buccaneers are an NFC contender. Niners still think they could be one at 3-6. Maybe not after they fall to 3-7. ... UPSET SPECIAL: BUCCANEERS, 21-16 Indianapolis ...
No. 3 Kansas State 76, Presbyterian 67 MANHATTAN (AP) - Jacob Pullen scored 15 points, leading No. 3 Kansas State to a tough win over Presbyterian on Thursday night. Up 14 at the half, Kansas State (3-0) couldn't shake Presbyterian. The Blue Hose (0-2) opened the half with 13-7 run and then kept chipping away. Jake Troyli and Khalid Mutakbbir hit 3-point shots to cut the Wildcats' lead to 63-60 with 9:35 to play. It ...
Orlando 105, Phoenix 89 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jameer Nelson had 15 points and a season-high 12 assists, and the Orlando Magic easily handled a Phoenix Suns team playing without Steve Nash in a 105-89 win on Thursday night. Dwight Howard added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and every starter scored in double digits for the Magic, who built a 32-point lead and blew past the Suns from the opening tip. With Nash sidelined because ...
Boston 114, Washington 83 BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and Rajon Rondo had 12 points and 13 assists on Wednesday night before the Boston starters sat out the fourth quarter and watched the bench pull away for a 114-83 victory over the Washington Wizards. Kevin Garnett scored 18 in 24 minutes, and Ray Allen had 11 points in 26. Except for Shaquille O'Neal, who scored 13 points in 22 minutes, all the ...
No. 6 Villanova 82, Boston University 66 VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Antonio Pena scored 17 points and Corey Fisher had 16 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 82-66 victory over Boston University in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (3-0) won their 40th straight game at The Pavilion, and advanced to face UCLA in the semifinals of the tournament next Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in ...
With three of the four unbeaten teams sitting it out, this weekend is all about the conferences races.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
The first poll of college basketball's regular season looks a lot like the preseason Top 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Boise State jumped back ahead of TCU in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after the Horned Frogs played their closest game of the season.
Orlando 89, Memphis 72 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic smothered the Memphis Grizzlies defensively for an 89-72 victory Monday night. Jameer Nelson added 11 points and nine rebounds as the Magic built a 16-point lead, lost it, then went back ahead by 17 points in the fourth quarter to put away the game. They held the high-scoring Grizzlies to ...
DENVER (AP) - The negativity was hanging over the Denver Broncos like a dark winter cloud.
No. 1 Oregon 15, California 13 BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jeff Maehl caught a 29-yard pass for the only touchdown by No. 1 Oregon's usually high-powered offense, but the Ducks' defense shut down California in a 15-13 victory over the Golden Bears on Saturday night. Cliff Harris returned a punt 64 yards for the only touchdown in the first half by the Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-10), who wobbled on their path to the BCS title ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. ran for touchdowns and ninth-ranked Nebraska's defense held Kansas to 87 total yards in a 20-3 victory on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert got a pep talk from his coach, who reminded him of his starring role in a victory that knocked Oklahoma out of the BCS lead a few weeks ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It was the summer of 2005, and two punters on the University of Tennessee roster were horsing around before practice
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.