DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy upstaged the world's top three golfers with a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, four shots better than No. 1 Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer and six ahead of an inconsistent Tiger Woods.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - AL MVP Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers agreed Thursday to a $24 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers was among the 400 ticketholders forced out of the stands at the Super Bowl because their seats weren't safe.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke's most hated rival was running the Blue Devils off their notorious home court, so Mike Krzyzewski gathered them around at halftime and gave them a locker-room speech.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Forget the NBA record, the Cleveland Cavaliers are officially as bad as any team in any pro sport.
DeNo. 11 Georgetown 64,
Rutgers 77, No. 9 Villanova 76
LAWRENCE (AP) - How deep is No. 2 Kansas? So deep, injury takes out the most highly sought player Bill Self ever signed and the second-ranked Jayhawks seem only to get better.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - When the call came to the home of Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, his wife Molly assumed it was a joke. Why else would someone insist her husband had won a chance to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods?
UCLA - The Bruins are the king of titleholders with 11 and had gone to three consecutive Final Four appearances under coach Ben Howland. Their run came to an end with the worst season (14-18) since 2003-04 last season, meaning athletic director Dan Guerrero, last season's NCAA tournament selection chairman, didn't have to recuse himself from voting for the Bruins. UCLA brought back plenty of experience this season, even without any seniors, and already has more wins than last season at 16-7. The Bruins have won three straight and seven of eight after knocking off St. John's in ...
Butler's improbable run to the national title game capped off a unique 2009-10 season that saw numerous mid-majors rise in prominence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL and players union representatives met for much of the afternoon in Washington to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement.
Delete - Merge ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Whether it was as complicated as deciding how to divide $9 billion or as simple as making sure everyone with a ticket also had a seat, the NFL had trouble getting it right this Super Bowl week.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that led No. 2 Kansas past No. 19 Missouri 103-86 on Monday night in a high-energy clash between the Big 12's highest-scoring teams.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jordy Nelson didn't let a few bobbles stand in the way of a breakout performance in the biggest game of his life.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
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BALTIMORE - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.