KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers.
PASADENA, Calif. - When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl was loud enough for a whole city to hear.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches' poll last Sunday - head coach Brian Kelly's.
MADISON, Wis. - Ohio State clinched one title, and kept its slim hopes for another alive.
BOSTON - Rajon Rondo made up for lost time in a big way for the Boston Celtics after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and AJ McCarron set Alabama's single-season record for passing TDs during Saturday's 49-0 win over Western Carolina.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift No. 13 Oklahoma to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.
EUGENE, Ore. - Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and No. 14 Stanford upset No. 1 Oregon 17-14, denying the Ducks a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North and derailing their straight shot at the BCS championship game.
LAWRENCE - The first thing Sam Richardson did when he got into the joyous Iowa State locker room was grab his phone and text his parents.
NEW YORK - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award on Thursday after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self dared Ben McLemore to be more aggressive Thursday night.
WACO, Texas - Take a glance at the total offense leaders in the Bowl Subdivision and there is a Baylor quarterback at the top. Same for passing yards per game.
MANHATTAN - The college football landscape has changed dramatically since 1998.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot guard from Wichita, became the first player to sign a letter of intent with Kansas for next season when the fall signing period opened Wednesday.
No. 1 team in the nation, playing at home against a ranked divisional rival with two losses on its record and an elusive redshirt freshman quarterback directing its offense.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.
Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James is like an NFL quarterback on the floor - with the ball, in control.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs don't have to stop construction on a Wrigley Field video board that will block game views of adjacent rooftop clubs in the urban neighborhood, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has grown accustomed to hearing lucrative offers from big-name schools trying to lure him away. It's become as much a part of March as the NCAA Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Four teams, four drug-testing policies.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth to coach the Texas Longhorns.