Gone are the days when the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies poached all the available talent leading up to baseball's trade deadline.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Drew Brees has a history with free agent Darren Sproles and did not hesitate to exploit it when it became clear that Reggie Bush wasn't going to be back with the Saints in 2011.
NEW YORK (AP) - Plaxico Burress is back in the Big Apple - with the New York Jets.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Matt LaPorta's three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave Cleveland its 12th home win its last at-bat Saturday, 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's on to the next step for the NFL and its players, who are getting closer to a full-fledged collective bargaining agreement.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera and the Kansas City Royals got off to a fast start, then kept piling on after Carlos Carrasco drew their ire with a dangerous pitch.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs signed first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin on Friday morning, then capped a busy day by agreeing to terms with eight unrestricted free agents, including Arizona wide receiver Steve Breaston and their own veteran center Casey Wiegmann.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs could be facing a serious leadership void as Brian Waters and Mike Vrabel set about doing other things with their lives and careers.
Chiefs cast unanimous vote to recertify
Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs are putting second-year tight end Tony Moeaki on the physically unable to perform list.
DALLAS (AP) - All the eyes are still on Texas in the slimmed-down Big 12 Conference, though for some different reasons this time.
DALLAS (AP) - Before Oklahoma won its first Big 12 title in 2000, and went on to the win the national championship that season, coach Bob Stoops had no idea how good his second year there would be.
ST JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - As players began trickling in for Friday's start to training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with wide receiver Steve Breaston, who had his best year when Chiefs coach Todd Haley was his offensive coordinator at Arizona.
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.