MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after leading Auburn to a national championship and drawing nearly as much attention for a pay-for-play scandal as for his dynamic performances.
The road hardly was daunting in the wild-card round, and it might be just as kind when the NFL playoffs reach the final eight.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb is heading to the NFL.
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford has hired offensive coordinator David Shaw to replace Jim Harbaugh as football coach.
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James sprained his left ankle on Wednesday night and says he will decide Thursday if he will play in Miami's game at Denver.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Before heading off to the Pac-10, Colorado is settling some old scores in the Big 12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State 84-79 to win its 20th straight conference opener.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points and Florida State pulled off its latest upset of No. 1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils' 25-game winning streak with a 66-61 victory Wednesday night.
Bobcats 96, Bulls 91
No. 2 Ohio State 68, Michigan 64
No. 10 Connecticut 67, Rutgers 53
A look at the five unbeaten and two winless teams remaining in NCAA Division I basketball (through Jan. 10):
LAWRENCE (AP) - Mario Little, the senior forward for No. 3 Kansas who missed six games after being charged in a fight, has been cleared to play.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan picked San Diego State's Brady Hoke as its new football coach on Tuesday, hours after LSU said Les Miles would be staying in the Bayou.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have entrusted Ron Rivera with turning around the NFL's worst team, making the San Diego defensive coordinator the second Latino head coach in NFL history.
LAWRENCE - After a shaky start by Montell Cozart a week ago, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to throw a bunch of short passes early in Saturday's game to give his young quarterback some confidence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James "Big Game" Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals' biggest game of the season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in Alabama history, and the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat Florida 42-21 on Saturday.
NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles practiced in a limited capacity Friday for the second straight day, raising hopes that the Chiefs' Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday's game in Miami.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Slogging through the rubble of that Super Bowl landslide, John Elway blew up his defense.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.
BALTIMORE - Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.
MINNEAPOLIS - For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
BALTIMORE - The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN - In many ways, the direction of Kansas State and Auburn the past couple of seasons has been shaped by a surprising decision that Jake Waters made nearly two years ago.