SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked downtown Wednesday to toast the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship and see their hometown heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved west from New York 52 years ago.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Shawne Merriman will get the chance to turn on the lights in Buffalo.
The most important game in the history of the Mountain West Conference feels more like a grand finale than the start of something big.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers waived outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve with a "minor injury" designation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unbeaten at home and mediocre away from Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City's most pressing need from now until Christmas will be figuring a way to win on the road.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
No. 3 Auburn 51,
AMES, Iowa (AP) - The calm in the Iowa State locker room at halftime ran counter to what had just happened on the field.
MANHATTAN, (AP) - With a defensive touchdown and a big sigh of relief, No. 20 Oklahoma State got through a game without Justin Blackmon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Last time Todd Haley and Chan Gailey were together, somebody got fired. This time, somebody will get beat.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hey, you Longhorns, Aggies and Horned Frogs.
Kansas State is ranked No. 3 and Kansas is ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll, which was released Thursday.
ST. LOUIS - All those runaway wins, it's hard for unbeaten Wichita State to pick a favorite.
DURHAM, N.C. - Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Its NCAA chances all but gone, West Virginia showed it still has some fight left in a lackluster season.
PHOENIX - Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in the first inning on the first pitch he saw this spring, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Kenny Chery kept stepping to the free-throw line and kept knocking them down.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - With strands of net behind their ears, Florida seniors Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete and Patric Young stopped at midcourt and kissed the floor.
LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jose Abreu hit his first home run as a Chicago White Sox split-squad and the Kansas City Royals tied 6-6 on Thursday.
WAKE FOREST 82, No. 4 DUKE 72
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's been a season of no regrets for Creighton's Doug McDermott.
LAWRENCE - Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug.
March Madness is ramping up with the conference tournaments starting this week and the NCAA tournament just around the corner.