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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


Iowa State edges Kansas 13-10

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Jeff Woody doesn't care how it looks. He and his Iowa State teammates won another football game, and for Woody, that's all that matters.

November 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


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VALLEY CHAMPS

WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rally past Texas 69-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Iwundu’s gives Wildcats upset over No. 12 Iowa St

MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis leads No. 8 Jayhawks past feisty TCU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs clear cap space by releasing WRs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs released wide receivers Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday as they began to clear roster and salary cap space ahead of what could be a busy offseason.

February 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shockers beat up on Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.

February 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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