LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Brady Morningstar's shooting touch is back, and the timing couldn't be better for second-ranked Kansas.
BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo TV ratings and reach new heights of popularity - even as it dealt with a stream of off-field woes - will end with two classic, hard-nosed teams clashing in its championship game. "When you look at this matchup," ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
No. 9 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to run the Irish's winning streak to four games. Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn't take long for the rust - if there was much ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City has hired its fourth offensive coordinator since head coach Todd Haley arrived two years ago, but nobody's saying who will be calling the plays when the Chiefs take the field next season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL. A day after sarcastically suggesting a pillow could be used to soften blows he delivers to opposing players, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker called the league's talk about wanting to protect players "a show." Harrison said before Wednesday's practice leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl that the owners' push for an 18-game regular season and the possibility of a lockout ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The secret to the Pittsburgh Steelers' success is growing on Brett Keisel's furry face.
DALLAS (AP) - The first significant action for Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay's quarterback came at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Three seasons ago at Texas Stadium, Rodgers took over after Brett Favre injured his elbow with 10 minutes left in the first half. Even though the Packers lost, Rodgers gave them a taste of what he could do. "I think it was more for my teammates and the organization - I think ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the arrangements says Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte plans to announce his retirement Friday at a news conference at Yankee Stadium. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the news conference had not yet been announced. Pettitte has been telling the team since the end of the season that it was likely he wouldn't play in 2011. He became a free ...
MANHATTAN (AP) - With Bramlage Coliseum silent for Jacob Pullen's free throws, a Nebraska fan took the opportunity to scream, "Shave your beard!"
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Troy Polamalu was a few minutes late as he strolled toward his podium on media day at the Super Bowl when teammate Ryan Clark spotted him.
DeleteARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger was focused on the tiny screen of his video camera as he walked toward his assigned podium for Super Bowl media day. Like so many others new to Cowboys Stadium, the Steelers quarterback was in awe. While a crowd of cameras surrounded him, Roethlisberger's own camera was focused on the $1 billion-plus building and the massive high-definition TV screens hanging over the field. The Steelers and Green Bay ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."
The Associated PressDelete - MergeUP DALLAS - Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each other on the field. In the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh safety Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who cover the league, edging Green Bay linebacker Matthews by a hair - two ...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon was denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Simon's lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A bullet killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo, and injured his brother, 17-year-old Starlling Castillo, in the city ...
BALTIMORE - Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore's franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
CHICAGO - In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.
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.