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NFL playoff races: simple, complex

Reduced to its simplest, the NFL playoff races come down to this: Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas and the New York Giants must win. Then it gets complicated, because the Giants host the Cowboys in prime time, and the loser is out.

December 31, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs sign Succop to five-year, $14 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop can retire that "Mr. Irrelevant" nickname.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma handles Iowa as camera falls from sky

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oklahoma was gaining yards in bits instead of its usual chunks. Its defense was solid before giving up a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lose nearly all of a 21-point lead.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 7 Duke routs Western Michigan

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski told his No. 7 Duke team to pick up the pace. That wound up making everyone in the Blue Devils' backcourt look pretty good.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Long pass play helps Rutgers beat Iowa State

NEW YORK - Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers over Iowa State 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium on Friday.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mississippi State runs past Wake Forest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 in the Music City Bowl - the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs center Wiegmann to make 175th straight start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Everything about Casey Wiegmann is decidedly old school.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


BYU edges past Tulsa, 24-21

DALLAS (AP) - Riley Nelson threw three touchdown passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, and BYU beat Tulsa 24-21 Friday in the Armed Forces Bowl for another 10-win season.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 25 Florida State rallies to nip Notre Dame 18-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame 18-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


RG3, Baylor win record-setting shootout over Washington, 67-56

SAN ANTO- A thrilling, back-and-forth, record-shattering Alamo Bowl had barely ended when Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III already started hearing the chants.

December 30, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Raiders closing in on records for penalties

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The fine jar in the defensive meeting room fills up with bills, suggestions pour in from fans and coach Hue Jackson's voice gets hoarse from yelling.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


OSU’s Blackmon expected to declare for NFL after Fiesta Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Even sitting behind a table, Justin Blackmon looks the part of the nation's best receiver.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sooners, Hawkeyes face off tonight in Insight Bowl

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - As Oklahoma's defensive captain and one of the most eloquent players on either side of the ball, Travis Lewis had become a go-to guy for reporters, someone who could provide a non-slanted assessment of the team.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


NO CONTEST

LAWRENCE - Tyshawn Taylor grabbed the opening tip, took a couple dribbles across midcourt and heaved a pass ahead to Jeff Withey, who was fouled while slamming home a rim-rattling dunk.

December 29, 2011 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


AP TOP 25

NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 100, ELON 82

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


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At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

HOUSTON- Jose Altuve made his final case for an All-Star starting spot on Wednesday night, and it was a memorable one.

July 02, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

June 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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