PITTSBURGH (AP) - Next step, the Super Bowl. The NFL's final four has a strong connection to the big game, from the first champion (Packers) to the winner of perhaps the most significant game (Jets). And from possibly the best Super Bowl team (1985 Bears) to the most dominant franchise of the era (Steelers). Any matchup in Dallas next month will feature plenty of history. So much so that Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy has ...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Minutes after Texas A&M was manhandled in an 81-60 loss to Texas earlier in the week, coach Mark Turgeon told the 11th-ranked Aggies they'd have to be much more physical to beat Kansas State.
No. 1 Ohio State 73, No. 23 Illinois 68 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and Ohio State scored 14 straight points in the second half to rally past Illinois. Aaron Craft made two free throws with 15 seconds left and Jon Diebler forced an Illinois turnover with 4 seconds on the clock to help the unbeaten Buckeyes (20-0, 7-0 Big Ten) hold on. Jereme Richmond had ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer Imagine John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins still on the court together at Kentucky, instead of being among the NBA's best rookies. Or Xavier Henry playing another season for undefeated Kansas. But in an era of one-and-done players in college basketball, they all came and then went quickly to the pros. What about some of the first-year stars from last season who stayed for a second go-round in college? There ...
LAKE FOREST (AP) - It would sound like a rough job constantly cleaning up after someone else, unless you're Anthony Adams and Julius Peppers is the one making the mess.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Carla Swart, a South African cyclist who won several college titles in the United States, has died after being hit by a truck while training. She was 23. Swart was training Wednesday in the central Free State province when she turned into the path of an advancing truck, Cycling South Africa said. "I think she would have been the greatest cyclist in our history if she had lived," CyclingSA director Hendrik Lemmer ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - David Lighty scored 18 points and Ohio State wasn't tested in its first game as No. 1, rolling over Iowa 70-48 on Wednesday night.
BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer As illogical at it seems, a 6-6 parlay might be a winner in this weekend's championship games. The Packers and Jets aren't run-of-the-mill wild cards. Does that mean a pair of non-division winners are headed to the Super Bowl? Read on. NFC Championship Green Bay (minus 3) at Chicago - Yes, the sixth-seeded Packers are favored at Soldier Field in the second postseason matchup of these 90-year ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has apologized for his profanity-laced tirade toward freshman Terrence Jones.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL can't be upset with so many upsets in the playoffs. What better evidence is needed that the "anybody can win at any time" mantra is accurate when two No. 6 seeds are in the conference championship games? And nobody would be shocked to see both the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets in the Super Bowl. Indeed, the wild-card Packers are favored for Sunday's NFC title game at ...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Bitterness and nastiness have been replaced by praise and compliments.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two members of the Monsters of the Midway defense from Chicago's famed championship team are reuniting in Minnesota.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - One is loud. One isn't. One speaks his mind. One doesn't. One has a Super Bowl title as a head coach. The other's still in search of one. But don't tell Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin that he's not like New York's Rex Ryan. The Steelers coach actually thinks there are similarities between the two.
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.
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Tony Parker opened the NBA Finals with a memorable shot at the end of Game 1.
SAN ANTONIO - Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.