CLEVELAND (AP) - Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland's broken offense.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Hiring a new coach has become almost commonplace for the Raiders, who will have their seventh coach in the past 10 seasons in 2012. As the first coach hired in the post-Al Davis era in Oakland, Dennis Allen will have a much different task than his predecessors.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Zeller had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds to help No. 7 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 74-55 on Thursday night
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83 on Thursday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Buccaneers are counting on Greg Schiano to lead them back to respectability and transform Tampa Bay into consistent winners - much in the same way he made Rutgers matter again.
MIAMI (AP) - Former NFL players should not be permitted to sue for damages over concussions they suffered because player safety issues have long been governed by the league's collective bargaining agreements, an NFL attorney said Thursday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Kansas State coach Frank Martin didn't mind his Wildcats committing 25 fouls as long as they were as a result of playing aggressive defense.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Freshman swingman Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 27 points, Brian Williams added a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 on Wednesday night.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno's family along with former players and assistant coaches made their way Wednesday to a campus spiritual center for the revered coach's funeral service, a moment of private mourning during a week in which thousands from Penn State were saying goodbye.
DETROIT - With Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, the Detroit Tigers look ready for a season of slugging at Comerica Park.
SAN FRANCISCO - Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants reached a verbal agreement Tuesday on a two-year contract worth $40.5 million.
DETROIT (AP) - With Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, the Detroit Tigers look ready for a season of slugging at Comerica Park.
MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James added 18 and the Miami Heat survived another shaky offensive night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-85 on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings, beating Georgia 57-44 on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson carried No. 5 Kansas when things looked bleak, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the second half and leading the Jayhawks to a 64-54 win over scrappy Texas A&M on Monday night.
AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has his way, Cam Newton won't be running as many read-option plays as he has in the past.
MINNEAPOLIS - Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS - Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee on Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.
MANKATO, Minn. - Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed.
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma Sooners are boldly talking about playing for a national title.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is about to find out how far his program has come.