ALAMEDA, Calif. - For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Wednesday, Matt Kenseth was essentially stripped of his Sunday win at Kansas Speedway because his race-winning car failed inspection.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski.
MIAMI - Everyone in the Miami huddle was bracing for a grind to the finish. On the other end, the sense around the Milwaukee bench was that an upset was there for the taking.
DETROIT - Now the series between the Royals and Tigers takes on a new level of intrigue.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year."
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul's running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over Memphis on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks not only expect a Boston adjustment, they can guess what it is.
With the how and when of college football playoffs determined, it's time to lock in the where.
The Big 12 wants to have a greater postseason presence in Florida and get into more bowls that its fans can reach by car.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The final image that Kansas State fans will have of Angel Rodriguez in a Wildcat uniform will be an air ball at the buzzer in an NCAA tournament game against La Salle that could have prevented a massive upset loss.
NEW YORK - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have had ongoing discussions with Branden Albert while also giving the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with representatives of the left tackle.
DENVER - Andre Miller filled a gaping hole in his basketball resume Saturday.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony started fast, struggled through the middle, and finished with a flurry.
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.