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 ...
By The Associated Press Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami, 74,059 New Orleans 0 6 10 15-31 Indianapolis 10 0 7 0 -17 Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The Colts took a 10-0 lead in the first with a 38-yard field goal by Matt Stover and Peyton Manning's 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Duncan's championship credentials will someday mandate a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Ohio State, the lone remaining unbeaten team, is a unanimous No. 1 in the men's college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Video cameras and cowboy hats were in style as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers arrived Monday at the Super Bowl.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Thomas Robinson, two days after his mother's funeral, shook off a slow start and had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday to help lead No. 6 Kansas past Kansas State 90-66.
No. 23 Louisville 79, No. 5 Connecticut 78, 2 OT STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Peyton Siva scored 19 points, including two driving layups in the second overtime, and No. 23 Louisville upset No. 5 Connecticut 79-78 on Saturday. Terrence Jennings added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Preston Knowles and Kyle Kuric each added 15 points for Cardinals (17-4, 6-2), who have won four of five and took sole possession of second place in the ...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Jared Sullinger hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left Saturday night and No. 1 Ohio State overcame a furious rally by Northwestern to beat the Wildcats 58-57 - the unbeaten Buckeyes' 22nd straight victory.
OMAHA, Neb. - David Berg has pitched in three of every four UCLA baseball games over two seasons, set a school record for saves and was the Pac-12 pitcher of the year.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A scary moment involving Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb overshadowed the Rays victory.
OMAHA, Neb. - Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night in the Hoosiers' first appearance in the College World Series.
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Tony Parker said Saturday the strained right hamstring that wore him down this week could tear "any time now" heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
OMAHA, Neb. - Mississippi State's Wes Rea went to bat in the eighth inning expecting to see a changeup, and Oregon State pitcher Matt Boyd didn't disappoint him.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Kansas City Royals pitchers are enjoying a record-breaking run of success, and now the offense is joining in on the fun.
SAN ANTONIO - The swings in momentum in these NBA Finals have been so wild that it has been difficult to grasp just who is in control of the series. Maybe that's because with San Antonio and Miami tied at two games apiece, neither team really is, or feels like it has, any semblance of control.
SAN ANTONIO - Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker made good on his pledge before Game 4 of the NBA Finals: He was ready to go.
MIAMI - A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.
SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Maybe a game-winning, broken-bat hit against baseball's career saves leader in the 18th inning will get Nate Freiman in a nice groove again.
ARDMORE, Pa. - Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Elliot Johnson had a three three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning Thursday night, leading the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.