SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs' practice facility, gripping both sides of it with his meaty hands, and promptly named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis leans forward in his chair behind a wide desk inside the Kansas football facility, reaches out to shake hands and then tries to stifle a yawn.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Pioli spoke quietly and carefully, not at all like his reputation might suggest.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Marino long ago moved to the comfort of the broadcast booth. His passing record of 5,084 yards, set in 1984, has withstood strong-armed challenges for more than a quarter-century.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel wants another chance to be a head coach in the NFL. He may have the opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs if he can hold together a franchise in disarray over the next three weeks.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The losses kept mounting, the tension kept growing and ultimately Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli decided the status quo was no longer good enough.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Tyshawn Taylor played through the pain. Jared Sullinger did not.
With a quarter of the NFL season left, it seems like a good time to talk quarterbacks.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It took a desperation heave on the final play of the first half for the Kansas City Chiefs to finally score a touchdown on offense last week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.
WICHITA (AP) - Kevin Jones hit a tying 3-pointer in regulation and scored 30 points to lead West Virginia to an 85-80, double-overtime victory Thursday night over Kansas State, its future Big 12 foe.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA, owners of the New Orleans Hornets, refused Thursday to approve a three-team trade that would have sent Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.
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DETROIT - With the Detroit Tigers in a jam after a close play at first base, Brad Ausmus calmly made his way onto the field.
MIAMI - LeBron James is dealing with a few aches and pains, which obviously is not the best news for the Miami Heat with two weeks left in the regular season.
WASHINGTON - The contrast couldn't have been greater for DeSean Jackson.