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.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.
NEW YORK (AP) Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for this Sunday's wild-card playoff game against Dallas for a violation of safety-related playing rules against Green Bay in the season finale.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There was a moment early in the fourth quarter Sunday that all the stars were aligned for the Kansas City Chiefs. They were handling business against San Diego, and two other games transpiring elsewhere were going exactly as they needed.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!"
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech harassed and ultimately injured Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel while rolling to a 33-17 victory Saturday in the Military Bowl.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.
PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.
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."
Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.
SEATTLE (AP) - For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the grocery store.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke started fast. Virginia finished strong.
SEATTLE (AP) - There was no caucus needed to decide this election. The two most impressive teams as the NCAA Tournament returned to Seattle for the first time in 11 years on Friday were from the state of Iowa.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Aaron Harrison scored 13 points, Trey Lyles added 11 with 11 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky outworked eighth-seeded Cincinnati for a 64-51 victory Saturday to remain undefeated and reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took the NCAA Tournament to finally bring Kansas and Wichita State together.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The last few weeks have been an exercise in patience for Kansas. Shots haven't been falling, the offense hasn't looked good. The game has been a struggle.