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Arizona fires Stoops as Wildcats are in midst of long tailspin

The firing of Arizona coach Mike Stoops wasn't completely unexpected. The Wildcats had been on a slide since late last season and didn't appear to be on the verge of any big breakthroughs.

October 11, 2011 | By John Marshall AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Surging Lions beat Bears 24-13, improve to 5-0

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford's second touchdown pass put Detroit ahead in the third and Jahvid Best's 88-yard run later in the quarter gave the Lions a double-digit lead in a 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA cancels first two weeks of season

NEW YORK (AP) - Saying he was sad and sorry, NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season Monday after players and owners were unable to reach a new labor deal to end the lockout.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs taking modest win streak into off week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There are two ways to look at the Kansas City Chiefs right now.

October 10, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Texas’ Cruz hits walk-off grand slam in 11th inning

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Fox won’t commit to quarterback until Tuesday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The football world will have to wait another day to find out if Tim Tebow was only keeping Kyle Orton's seat warm or whether he's pushed the veteran to the end of the bench.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


TCU accepts invitation to join Big 12

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sunshine State Blues

MIAMI - Florida is out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Thirteen unbeaten teams remaining in major college football

Time to start counting down the undefeated teams and sorting through which ones have the best chance to reach the national championship game.

October 10, 2011 | BY RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Unknown Battle leads Chiefs past winless Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jackie Battle did almost a career's worth of damage in a little more than three quarters of action.

October 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


SUNDAY'S NFL CAPSULES

HOUSTON - The Oakland Raiders won the day after owner Al Davis died, beating the Houston Texans 25-20 on Sunday behind Jason Campbell's two touchdown passes.

October 10, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Rangers win 3-2 over Tigers in twice-delayed ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander - and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace.

October 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 24 Texas A&M beat Texas Tech 45-40

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman brought out some film from the last couple of seasons this past week to remind his players how it feels to win.

October 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Griffin, No. 25 Baylor run past Iowa State

WACO, Texas (AP) - After a narrow loss last weekend in its Big 12 opener, Baylor turned to a powerful ground game to recover from the setback.

October 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Martinez leads No. 14 Nebraska’s comeback

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and passed for two others while bringing No. 14 Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit, and the Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State 34-27 Saturday night in the biggest comeback in school history.

October 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Plains reaches Dodge City finals

DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


SHOWDOWN

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams scored 20 points on some hot shooting, Marcus Foster added 14 points and Kansas State led Oklahoma State from start to finish in a 63-53 victory Saturday.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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