OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peyton Hillis and Brady Quinn wanted fresh starts. Eric Winston and Kevin Boss wanted the chance to compete for championships like they had in the past.
DETROIT (AP) - Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their first-round series in the Bulls' first game since Derrick Rose's season-ending knee injury.
ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
ATLANTA - Rajon Rondo lost control in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won't be on the court for Game 2.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - David West had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 93-78 on Monday night and even the Eastern Conference first-round series at one game apiece.
MIAMI (AP) - The New York Knicks lost a game, then might have lost their center right after.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls' title hopes just might be finished, too.
LAWRENCE - Tony Pierson took the handoff from Dayne Crist deep in the backfield, started off toward his right and then made a subtle move back to his left.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Toon and Lamar Miller know all about tough tasks. Their challenges won't get any easier as they head to the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Devon Wylie has gotten Wes Welker comparisons "every day of my life."
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton and Andy Dalton were the only rookie quarterbacks to start every game last season. This year, four rookies have a chance to do the same thing.
NEW YORK (AP) - With so much wheeling and dealing, maybe the NFL draft should move to Wall Street.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
Thursday, Aug. 28
BALTIMORE - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.