WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
THURSDAY'S GAMES Bulls 109, Spurs 99 CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 15 for Chicago, which shot 54 percent to win its fourth straight. The Bulls are 38-16 after winning 41 games last season. ...
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BOSTON (AP) - Asked to handicap the 3-point shooting contest, Ray Allen provided a thoughtful analysis of the players he will face at this weekend's All-Star game in Los Angeles and complimented each of his opponents, in turn.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 67, South Florida 55 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nasir Robinson and Brad Wanamaker each had 13 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat South Florida 67-55 on Wednesday night. The Panthers (24-2, 12-1) won for the 14th time in 15 games and took a two-game lead in the Big East - but it wasn't as easy as expected. The Bulls (8-19, 2-12) lost their fifth consecutive ...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN - So this is the No. 1 team in the country? Yes, but probably only for one week. After watching Jacob Pullen and unranked Kansas State outplay his Jayhawks from start to finish in an 84-68 spanking Monday night, Kansas coach Bill Self was ready to concede a lot more than just the top ranking. "We may fall out of the polls next week," Self said. "I don't ...
Heat 110, Pacers 103 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade tied a franchise record for most points in a first half with 31, and finished with 41 overall to help the Miami Heat defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-103 on Tuesday night. Wade also finished with 12 rebounds for the Heat, who bounced back from a loss to Boston on Sunday. LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Chris Bosh added ...
No. 15 Villanova 60, Seton Hall 57 NEWARK, N.J. - Reserve freshman James Bell more than doubled his career high with 21 points and No. 15 Villanova broke a two-game losing streak with a 60-57 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Bell, whose previous high was 10 points against Delaware and who scored a total of 31 points this season, became the offensive star for the Wildcats (20-6, 8-5 Big East), who committed 22 ...
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - General manager Dayton Moore can finally see the Kansas City Royals turning the corner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL filed an unfair labor practice charge against its players' union with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE BASKETBALL At Bramlage Coliseum Monday Kansas State 84, No. 1 Kansas 68 KANSAS (24-2, 9-2) Mark. Morris 1-3 1-4 3, Marc. Morris 4-8 5-7 13, Taylor 3-6 2-3 8, Morningstar 2-4 0-0 6, Reed 3-6 8-9 14, Withey 2-2 0-0 4, Johnson 2-2 0-0 5, Little 3-9 0-0 6, Releford 1-4 3-4 5, Selby 1-6 2-2 4, Juenemann 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-50 21-29 68. KANSAS STATE (17-9, 5-6) ...
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE - Marcus Morris got his wish. Kansas is No. 1 once again. After Ohio State's first defeat, the one-loss Jayhawks moved up from No. 2 on Monday to the top spot in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, a familiar place for Bill Self's program. When they beat Iowa State on Saturday, a couple of hours after the Buckeyes lost at Wisconsin, the Jayhawks were ready to ...
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Jadeveon Clowney's new coordinator at South Carolina was most impressed by what he didn't hear from his signee as the two spoke Monday.
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Top prep basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym Tuesday that he will play at Kansas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - As good as Matt Moore has been, the Tampa Bay Rays believe he can be even better.
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.
BALTIMORE - Jeremy Guthrie's incentive to win had nothing to do with beating his former team.