OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat. The A's acquired the outfielder from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league lefty Justin Marks. General manager Billy Beane immediately said he will start in one of the corner outfield spots. "He's a guy we've ...
College Basketball No. 5 Pittsburgh 97, Illinois-Chicago 54 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, Brad Wanamaker added 17 and No. 5 Pittsburgh opened an 18-point lead midway through the first half while cruising to its second victory in three nights, drubbing Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night. The Panthers (2-0) didn't need long to take control in the 2K Sports Classic game against the Flames (0-1), a Horizon League member coming off an 8-22 season. ...
If you can't be a contender, you might as well be a spoiler. California and Georgia, winding their ways through mediocre seasons, can jolt the national title chase and give fans of No. 3 TCU and No. 4 Boise State a huge gift on Saturday. The Golden Bears (5-4) host No. 1 Oregon. The Bulldogs (5-5) are at No. 2 Auburn. Oddsmakers are expecting the Tigers to have tougher time than the Ducks. Auburn is ...
HAYS - Fort Hays State University announced Wednesday that head football coach Kevin Verdugo will not be returning next season. He will complete his sixth season as head coach of the program this weekend, when Fort Hays State plays at Missouri Western.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett stood behind a lectern for his first news conference as the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That alone sent the message there's a new way of doing things around America's team.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado will pay coach Dan Hawkins around $2 million to go away. His replacement might not get that much to fix the Buffaloes' broken football program.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Markieff Morris had 14 points and nine rebounds and Thomas Robinson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 7 Kansas to a 90-59 rout of Division II Emporia State Tuesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School football team faces a two-headed offense on Friday night at 7, when it hosts Ashland in the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Simple math says the Kansas City Chiefs misused Jamaal Charles in a 23-20 overtime loss to Oakland on Sunday that cost them an opportunity to seize control of the AFC West.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jerry Jones never wanted to change coaches this season. As the blowout losses mounted, and Wade Phillips' defense was mostly to blame, the owner-general manager of the Dallas Cowboys had no choice.
NEW YORK (AP) - TCU's impressive victory over the weekend not only lifted the Horned Frogs to No. 3 in The Associated Press poll, it caused Auburn to move up behind top-ranked Oregon and Boise State to fall two spots to No. 4.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tom Cable walked into the interview room with a big smile and proudly declared: "How was that for exciting?"
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Cue up the classic NFL Films music. Round up Len Dawson, Willie Lanier, Ken Stabler and Ted Hendricks. Bring in John Madden.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Ryan Tannehill threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, Cyrus Gray added 122 yards rushing another score and Texas A&M broke a seven-game losing streak to No. 11 Oklahoma with a 33-19 win over the Sooners on Saturday night.
No. 1 Oregon 53, Washington 16 EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Darron Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and top-ranked Oregon overcame a slow start to beat northwest rival Washington. LaMichael James ran for 121 yards and three scores for the Ducks, who looked out of sorts in the first quarter when they were held scoreless for the first time this season. Their first points came on a 29-yard field goal early ...
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.