KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.
The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.
HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.
AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Wednesday that trade talks involving Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still must close a significant gap in guaranteed money if they are to agree on a five-year contract worth about $100 million by Monday's looming deadline for a long-term deal, said a person familiar with the negotiations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chipper Jones made a brand new stop on his farewell tour.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs signed veteran Jason Avant on Friday to help a beleaguered and injury-prone group of wide receivers, reuniting him with Andy Reid, his longtime coach in Philadelphia.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Long Beach State coach Dan Monson has wanted to see his team come together defensively. They obliged Friday night with a dominating performance in front of a packed home arena.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3, No. 21 CFP), 11 a.m. (Fox Sports 1).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.
The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder prefers to find incentive from the disappointment of the Wildcats' first Big 12 loss.
Boston College is in position to be this season's Iowa State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kevin Vickerson has been a part of some stellar defensive fronts, whether he was playing next to Albert Haynesworth and Jevon Kearse in Tennessee or Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil in Denver.
The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night's Champions Classic.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon.
Kentucky remains No. 1 in the first Associated Press regular-season men's basketball poll released Monday.