WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
THURSDAY'S GAMES Bulls 109, Spurs 99 CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 15 for Chicago, which shot 54 percent to win its fourth straight. The Bulls are 38-16 after winning 41 games last season. ...
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BOSTON (AP) - Asked to handicap the 3-point shooting contest, Ray Allen provided a thoughtful analysis of the players he will face at this weekend's All-Star game in Los Angeles and complimented each of his opponents, in turn.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 67, South Florida 55 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nasir Robinson and Brad Wanamaker each had 13 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat South Florida 67-55 on Wednesday night. The Panthers (24-2, 12-1) won for the 14th time in 15 games and took a two-game lead in the Big East - but it wasn't as easy as expected. The Bulls (8-19, 2-12) lost their fifth consecutive ...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN - So this is the No. 1 team in the country? Yes, but probably only for one week. After watching Jacob Pullen and unranked Kansas State outplay his Jayhawks from start to finish in an 84-68 spanking Monday night, Kansas coach Bill Self was ready to concede a lot more than just the top ranking. "We may fall out of the polls next week," Self said. "I don't ...
Heat 110, Pacers 103 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade tied a franchise record for most points in a first half with 31, and finished with 41 overall to help the Miami Heat defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-103 on Tuesday night. Wade also finished with 12 rebounds for the Heat, who bounced back from a loss to Boston on Sunday. LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Chris Bosh added ...
No. 15 Villanova 60, Seton Hall 57 NEWARK, N.J. - Reserve freshman James Bell more than doubled his career high with 21 points and No. 15 Villanova broke a two-game losing streak with a 60-57 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Bell, whose previous high was 10 points against Delaware and who scored a total of 31 points this season, became the offensive star for the Wildcats (20-6, 8-5 Big East), who committed 22 ...
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - General manager Dayton Moore can finally see the Kansas City Royals turning the corner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL filed an unfair labor practice charge against its players' union with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE BASKETBALL At Bramlage Coliseum Monday Kansas State 84, No. 1 Kansas 68 KANSAS (24-2, 9-2) Mark. Morris 1-3 1-4 3, Marc. Morris 4-8 5-7 13, Taylor 3-6 2-3 8, Morningstar 2-4 0-0 6, Reed 3-6 8-9 14, Withey 2-2 0-0 4, Johnson 2-2 0-0 5, Little 3-9 0-0 6, Releford 1-4 3-4 5, Selby 1-6 2-2 4, Juenemann 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-50 21-29 68. KANSAS STATE (17-9, 5-6) ...
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE - Marcus Morris got his wish. Kansas is No. 1 once again. After Ohio State's first defeat, the one-loss Jayhawks moved up from No. 2 on Monday to the top spot in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, a familiar place for Bill Self's program. When they beat Iowa State on Saturday, a couple of hours after the Buckeyes lost at Wisconsin, the Jayhawks were ready to ...
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Jadeveon Clowney's new coordinator at South Carolina was most impressed by what he didn't hear from his signee as the two spoke Monday.
SAN ANTONIO - Klay Thompson scored 34 points, Stephen Curry added 22 and the Golden State Warriors withstood another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory Wednesday night to even their series at one game apiece and snap a 30-game skid in the Alamo City.
BALTIMORE - One bad throw led to another, and then another. And another.
MIAMI - It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles usually like to slug their way to victory.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.