TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bracing for a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles when they face the struggling Chiefs today.
ST. LOUIS - Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a soggy, weather-delayed win over Missouri, 42-10.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Once he finally made his way to the victorious visiting clubhouse, Justin Verlander's teammates greeted him with chants of "Cy Young!" and sprayed him in the face with bubbly.
NEW YORK (AP) - With midnight approaching, the Baltimore Orioles' bats awoke for one more improbable rally.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Joyous, bouncing teammates waiting to greet him at home, the red-clad crowd raucous as can be, Jayson Werth yanked off his red batting helmet with two hands and thrust it a dozen or more feet overhead.
The first BCS standings of the season come out Sunday. Is this important?
CINCINNATI (AP) - Not just any comeback would get San Francisco back to playing for a pennant. It would take one of Giant proportions.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected.
NEW YORK - When the Pittsburgh Steelers are around, flags fly.
MANHATTAN - A popular expression on the Kansas State football practice field is "high and tight."
NEW YORK (AP) - Raul Ibanez lined a ninth-inning home run while pinch hitting for slumping Alex Rodriguez, then hit a leadoff homer in the 12th, giving the New York Yankees a stunning 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night for a 2-1 lead in their AL division series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Self of the University of Kansas will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden's high standards of coaching and personal integrity.
DETROIT (AP) - Alex Karras was a man of many roles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It wasn't long after Matt Cassel had sustained a concussion and Brady Quinn finished out a loss to the Ravens that the Chiefs' backup quarterback got in touch with an old friend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Set aside the high-pressure task of postseason pitching that Chris Carpenter routinely masters for the St. Louis Cardinals and think about this:
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.