MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after leading Auburn to a national championship and drawing nearly as much attention for a pay-for-play scandal as for his dynamic performances.
The road hardly was daunting in the wild-card round, and it might be just as kind when the NFL playoffs reach the final eight.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb is heading to the NFL. The junior first-team All-American announced Thursday he will bypass his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Cobb led Kentucky with 955 yards receiving, 401 yards rushing and 12 combined touchdowns. He also threw for three scores and returned a punt for a touchdown. He was selected an All-American as an all-purpose player by The Associated Press last month. ...
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford has hired offensive coordinator David Shaw to replace Jim Harbaugh as football coach.
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James sprained his left ankle on Wednesday night and says he will decide Thursday if he will play in Miami's game at Denver.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Before heading off to the Pac-10, Colorado is settling some old scores in the Big 12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State 84-79 to win its 20th straight conference opener.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points and Florida State pulled off its latest upset of No. 1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils' 25-game winning streak with a 66-61 victory Wednesday night.
Bobcats 96, Bulls 91 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - D.J. Augustin had 22 points and 12 assists, outplaying Derrick Rose in the Charlotte Bobcats' 96-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. The Bulls, off to their best start since their last title under Michael Jordan in 1998, couldn't keep it going with Jordan sitting courtside. The Bobcats owner stood and clapped as the final seconds ticked down in Charlotte's fourth straight win. Ex-Bull Tyrus ...
No. 2 Ohio State 68, Michigan 64 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding off Michigan 68-64 on Wednesday night. New Michigan football coach Brady Hoke arrived with athletic director Dave Brandon moments after the opening tip and immediately began firing up the crowd, pointing at the student sections and raising his right fist. Hoke was ...
No. 10 Connecticut 67, Rutgers 53 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Alex Oriakhi had 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as No. 10 Connecticut returned to Big East play with a 67-53 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker finished with 18 points. He has led UConn in scoring in every game this season. The Huskies (13-2, 2-2 Big East), coming off a 82-81 overtime win at No. 12 Texas on Saturday, won ...
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LAWRENCE (AP) - Mario Little, the senior forward for No. 3 Kansas who missed six games after being charged in a fight, has been cleared to play.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan picked San Diego State's Brady Hoke as its new football coach on Tuesday, hours after LSU said Les Miles would be staying in the Bayou.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have entrusted Ron Rivera with turning around the NFL's worst team, making the San Diego defensive coordinator the second Latino head coach in NFL history.
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.