WICHITA (AP) - As he exited a loud locker room into a jubilant hallway, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall greeted boosters, friends and family by repeating three letters: MSG.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Carlos Santana and Shin-Soo Choo combined for five hits as the middle of Cleveland's lineup looks ready to start the season.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks' basketball coach.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has been hired as head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.
ATLANTA (AP) - Derrick Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Chicago Bulls move back in the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds admits using steroids during his baseball career, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday. The catch is that Bonds' personal trainer misled him into believing he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream.
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - The teenage girl at the center of the sex-crimes case against football great Lawrence Taylor made a surprise appearance at his sentencing Tuesday, eager to declare that he should be behind bars.
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York judge has refused to allow a teenage prostitute to speak at Lawrence Taylor's sentencing.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee fired Bruce Pearl after a season in which the coach was charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL asked a federal judge Monday to keep its lockout in place, saying there are no legal grounds to stop it while accusing the players of trying to manipulate the law with a bogus antitrust lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds finally sat across the court room Monday from the 12 people who will judge whether or not the greatest home-run hitter of all time lied about taking drugs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than three years after he was indicted, Barry Bonds' perjury trial started Monday with 40 jurors quickly getting dismissed from a prospective jury pool of slightly more than 100 people.
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Don't buy that car. Shorten that vacation. Eat at home.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Brittany Rayburn scored 21 points and ninth-seeded Purdue moved into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 53-45 win over Kansas State on Sunday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Bruce Weber once held a mock funeral to lay Bill Self's memory to rest once and for all at Illinois.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The preseason Big 12 player of the year began his career at Dayton. The newcomer of the year spent time at Southern California and UNLV before landing at Iowa State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid won his first 13 games the week after a bye. He's lost his last two.
SAN FRANCISCO - The St. Louis Cardinals handled the tough part well, erasing a four-run deficit to force extra innings.
There is no midterm break for Big 12 Conference football teams, and the only grades that matter are win-loss records.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.
BALTIMORE - Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series.
MANHATTAN - Even in the midst of a bye week, Bill Snyder didn't have time to blow out any candles.
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LAWRENCE - Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy freely admits that his team doesn't run the ball very well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.