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LSU, Alabama take last steps before mega-matchup

The only thing standing in the way of the most anticipated SEC game of the year is a couple of huge underdogs with quarterback issues.

October 19, 2011 | BY Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Special teams truly special for No. 12 Cats

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nobody is too special to play special teams at Kansas State.

October 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs to face either Palmer or Boller at quarterback on Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Last year, Kansas City showed a knack for disrupting opponents' emergency quarterbacks. The Chiefs hope they do it again Sunday against Oakland amid speculation the Raiders will start the newly acquired Carson Palmer.

October 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


REDBIRDS GO UP 1-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth on a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Texas Rangers 3-2 after six innings Wednesday night in a chilly World Series opener.

October 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA owners, players plan third straight day of talks

NEW YORK (AP) - After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners hammered out plans for another meeting.

October 19, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oakland acquires Palmer from Cincinnati

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Carson Palmer went to bed a retired football player resigned to the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals would never grant his wish to be traded.

October 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


KU playing Big 12 murderer’s row

LAWRENCE (AP) - There is a reason Kansas' schedule is one of the toughest in the nation: Each team Kansas has faced has been undefeated at kickoff.

October 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


FREE-AGENCY QUESTIONS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - If this is Albert Pujols' farewell tour with the St. Louis Cardinals, it's coming on the grandest of stages.

October 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Jets ease past Dolphins, 24-6

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - For a team in turmoil, this was one therapeutic win.

October 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Detroit coach Schwartz says he’s spoken to league about dustup

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - When Detroit coach Jim Schwartz talks during the week, he's like many NFL coaches - choosing his words carefully, avoiding controversy and saying little that might motivate an opponent.

October 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Cardinals, Rangers open World Series on Wednesday

It's a World Series straight out of Central casting.

October 17, 2011 | BY BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Kansas State surges to No. 12 in The AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK - Surprising Kansas State has climbed to No. 12 in The Associated Press college football poll, the Wildcats' best ranking since 2004.

October 17, 2011 | BY RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


No. 3 Sooners throttle Kansas 47-17

LAWRENCE (AP) - Oklahoma All-American Ryan Broyles became the NCAA's career receptions leader on a record-setting Saturday night, Landry Jones threw for 363 yards and three scores and the third-ranked Sooners rolled to a 47-17 victory over Kansas.

October 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Rangers earn second consecutive World Series berth

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers with a huge offensive burst to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.

October 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Rangers slugger Cruz wins ALCS MVP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Move over, Reggie, Babe and all those other October sluggers. Nobody has ever had a postseason power surge like Nelson Cruz just did in the AL championship series.

October 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


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DOWN TO THE WIRE

CLEVELAND (AP) - Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shockers heading into offseason with plenty of questions on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Gonzaga gets first regional final in 16 years

HOUSTON (AP) - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals have newfound expectations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spartans, Cardinals clash to settle East Region

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hot-shooting Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

March 26, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs score big with compensatory picks

PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Huggins looks for another win over Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.

March 24, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rich get richer: Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ready, set, scramble!

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Women’s NCAA Tournament attendance up in some locations

Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places.

March 24, 2015 | BY DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Agent: Peterson return to Vikes not in ‘best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.

March 24, 2015 | BY DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Gonzaga moves on with 86-76 win over ND State

SEATTLE (AP) - For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the grocery store.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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