NEW ORLEANS (AP) - They rose to the top of their profession from different sides of the line.
DALLAS (AP) - The Big 12 has plenty of positive statistics, and winning teams, to back up its claim as the nation's top basketball conference.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston leading two top-notch offenses into the Rose Bowl today, almost everybody expects this College Football Playoff semifinal to feature plenty of points.
ATLANTA (AP) - Playing like a team determined to prove it should have been included in the four-team playoff, No. 6 TCU rode three touchdown passes from Trevone Boykin and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Mississippi in the Peach Bowl Wednesday.
Every March they become the nation's darlings.
LAWRENCE(AP) - With all else failing on offense for Kansas, Kelly Oubre Jr. took control of the game.
They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - At first glance, the Kansas City Chiefs appear poised to make a strong postseason run next season. They've solidified the quarterback spot, have several young stars under contract, and came within a hair of making the postseason this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can play in Detroit's wild-card game after his one-game NFL suspension was reduced to a $70,000 fine.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the hours after a four-sack performance gave Justin Houston the Chiefs' franchise record, all he could talk about was how close Kansas City came to making the playoffs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.
Ending weeks of speculation, Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh as its coach Tuesday in hopes that its former star quarterback will lead the Wolverines back to national prominence.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former head coach in both the pro and college ranks, Lane Kiffin said Monday he plans to return to Alabama next season as offensive coordinator.
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS
MANHATTAN (AP) - Less than a second was all it took.
Matchups for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In the throes of a sometimes-contentious negotiation on a contract extension with the Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio sat down at a table and started to recount the reasons he wanted to stay in Minnesota.
PHOENIX (AP) - When Junior Seau's name is mentioned as a first-time Hall of Fame candidate, people nod in recognition of his career achievements. Then they shake their heads with sadness. Seau spent 20 seasons in the NFL as a dominant linebacker, winning Defensive Player of the Year honors for San Diego in 1992, making six All-Pro teams, and the league's All-Decade team of the 1990s. His reckless abandon defined his career. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and was found to have developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a brain disease). "He was a phenomenal player, teammate, friend," Tom Brady said ...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - No. 18 Northern Iowa let No. 12 Wichita State know the Shockers are no longer the only dominant team in the Missouri Valley Conference.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Getting off to a sensational start is only half the battle. Bill Self hopes No. 9 Kansas learned that lesson while beating Kansas State 68-57 on Saturday and holding the Wildcats to one of their most miserable halfs ever.
PHOENIX (AP) - As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.
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.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.
PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.
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.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.