SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ten hours after winning the national title, Auburn coach Gene Chizik was typically intense and businesslike, already saying the time to celebrate was over.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here's a scary thought for Michael Vick's opponents: He could play even better next year. Delete - Merge Vick had the best season of his career and led the Philadelphia Eagles to an NFC East title without the benefit of practicing as the starting quarterback until Week 2 of the season. There's no telling how well he would've played had he spent the entire offseason, all the organized team activities, minicamps ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Auburn running back Michael Dyer never heard any whistle, so he just kept running - past the tackler who thought he had him down and deep into Oregon territory.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Having six of this year's playoff teams on next year's schedule will probably make it impossible for the Kansas City Chiefs to repeat their six-game improvement of 2010.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65) 15-0 1,625 1 2. Ohio St. 16-0 1,549 2 <p ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bitter feuds from the AFC North and East will break out again in the playoffs.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Marcus Morris scored 22 points, and No. 3 Kansas outlasted Michigan 67-60 in overtime Sunday to remain undefeated.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ray Lewis knows a championship defense when he sees one. Now the Kansas City Chiefs do, too.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - David Lighty scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State survived a scare when Austin Hollins' 3-pointer came up short in the final seconds, allowing the Buckeyes to remain unbeaten with a 67-64 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Travis Ford believed it would take Oklahoma State's best basketball yet this season to take down No. 17 Kansas State.
No. 4 Syracuse 61, Seton Hall 56 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - No. 4 Syracuse survived a terrible offensive performance for a 61-56 victory over Seton Hall, which had a lot tougher time at that one end of the court than the Orange did. The Pirates entered the game as the worst shooting team in the Big East at 40.4 percent - and that number looked like an impossible dream in the first half, when they ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - One lonely national title. That's all Auburn has, a good dozen fewer than hated rival Alabama claims a few hours away, to the Tigers' enduring chagrin.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Gene Chizik won five games in two seasons at Iowa State before becoming Auburn's head coach in 2009.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - For three years, Matt Cassel studied at the side of the master while waiting to play. Now, Tom Brady's lessons are paying off.
SEATTLE (AP) - For a team that was the joke of the NFL playoffs, look who's laughing now.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.