NEW YORK (AP) - Clemson and Kansas State tumbled in The Associated Press college football poll after losing for the first time this season, and the top five teams in the rankings held their ground heading into the showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.
If the Patriots are the NFL's team of the last decade, the Steelers are a close runner-up.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It's no secret how the Kansas City Chiefs are winning these days. Even Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has noticed it.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles put Oklahoma's season back on track.
No. 3 Oklahoma State 59, Baylor 24
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Freshmen tailbacks Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron combined for 255 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Texas ended a five-game home losing streak in the Big 12 with a 43-0 romp over Kansas on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6.
With the game of the year a week away, and No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama taking the weekend off, the other national championship contenders will be jostling for position behind the SEC superpowers on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - By the time David Freese stomped on home plate Game 6 had already been stamped among the greatest thrillers in baseball history.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley is accusing his former agent and an AAU coach of conspiring to forge a relationship with him from the age of 14 and giving his mother improper cash benefits while Beasley starred at Kansas State, all in an effort to land the basketball prodigy as a client.
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MANHATTAN (AP) - Many expected dramatic improvement from Kansas State's defense this season. Hopes were not nearly so high for the offensive line.
The Blackshirts at Nebraska are gone to the Big Ten and the once-vaunted Wrecking Crew at Texas A&M is looking awfully porous these days.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - After a rare and unexpected loss at home, the questions are suddenly swirling around No. 11 Oklahoma.
WAKE FOREST 82, No. 4 DUKE 72
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's been a season of no regrets for Creighton's Doug McDermott.
LAWRENCE - Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug.
March Madness is ramping up with the conference tournaments starting this week and the NCAA tournament just around the corner.
LAWRENCE - When eighth-ranked Kansas steps onto the floor at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, it will be the final home game for seniors Tarik Black, Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley.
LAWRENCE - There will not be an anointed quarterback under center at Kansas this spring.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wichita State was just about as dominant in the Missouri Valley's postseason awards Thursday as the unbeaten Shockers were in running roughshod through the league schedule.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each homered off Johnny Cueto and drove in three runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Tuesday.
MIAMI - Best player. Best game of his career.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Phil Forte matched a season high with 23 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Kansas State 77-61 on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina just keeps winning, even if the past two performances haven't been what coach Roy Williams wanted to see.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jose Quintana made it to the 200-inning mark last season. Now the Chicago White Sox lefty wants to add even more to his workload.
LAWRENCE - Joel Embiid will sit out the final two regular-season games for No. 8 Kansas so that he can rest a lower back strain that has already caused him to miss a game, and it's possible the freshman center could be out through the Big 12 tournament.