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Relatively easy one for Saints in Big Easy as they host Detroit

If the NFL and NBC envisioned the Saints marching and the Lions roaring when they flexed Detroit's visit to New Orleans to prime time on Sunday, at least they got it half right.

November 30, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


No national title implications, not meaningless

The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. 1 LSU and No. 12 Georgia is not meaningless.

November 30, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Opportunity beckons for Orton with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kyle Orton finished dressing after the Kansas City Chiefs' loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday night, and then turned to face reporters for the first time since he was claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Jaguars fire Del Rio, announce sale of team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed in a completely new direction.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Suh-Spended

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Ndamukong Suh is going back to the NFL, this time hoping for some leniency.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Trustee, faculty on Penn State coach search panel

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A Penn State trustee and the head coach of the four-time defending national champion women's volleyball team will be part of a six-person university committee that will lead the search for fired football coach Joe Paterno's replacement.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Syracuse chancellor Cantor backs Boeheim

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor gave men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim a vote of confidence Tuesday amid an investigation of child molestation allegations against his former longtime assistant coach.

November 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Leinart, Polamalu make NFL injury list

Houston quarterback Matt Leinart is out for the season with a broken left collarbone, and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita also could be done with a broken right hand.

November 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Steelers hold on for 13-9 win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The way quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sounded Sunday night, the Steelers not only should have lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, they shouldn't be allowed to show their faces in Pittsburgh any time soon.

November 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA players ask judge to stay proceedings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of NBA players that has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league is asking a Minnesota judge to hold off on any court proceedings while the two sides work on a new collective bargaining agreement.

November 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


LSU unanimously No. 1 in latest rankings, ’Bama is No. 2

NEW YORK - The voters in The Associated Press college football poll are clear on which two teams they believe are the best in the country.

November 28, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Jayhawks begin search after firing Gill

LAWRENCE (AP) - The search is on for a replacement for Turner Gill at Kansas, who was popular with his players yet couldn't manage to win enough games to make it to a third season with the Jayhawks.

November 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


OSU HIRES MEYER

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Urban Meyer is back on familiar turf, fit and rarin' to go as Ohio State's new football coach.

November 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

No. 1 LSU 41,

November 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 17 Michigan beats archrival Ohio State 40-34

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Denard Robinson danced with his feet and dazzled with his arm, giving Michigan an edge at quarterback against Ohio State.

November 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Braves’ McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Serena Williams has a solution to liven up Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) - Seeing Serena Williams play three matches over two days in Fed Cup was a rare treat over the weekend.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Two weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | AP Sports


Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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