NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.
PARIS (AP) - As is his wont, Rafael Nadal declined to assess whether the 2012 French Open is his best French Open yet.
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh has been telling the Miami Heat that he's ready to play.
BOSTON (AP) - The Celtics' big lead gone and leading scorer along with it, Rajon Rondo had a message for Kevin Garnett.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin knew it was going to take the A's offense finally coming out of its slump to end a maddening nine-game losing streak.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hanley Ramirez and the Miami Marlins are the only ones who have been able to figure out Cole Hamels this season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Baxter sacrificed his body for Johan Santana's no-hitter. Ramon Ramirez got hurt before he could even celebrate it.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Everywhere Dwyane Wade turned, two Boston Celtics seemed to be waiting.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for suspended New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma says a ledger of under-the-table cash bonuses and fines for Saints players shows no proof of bounties placed on targeted opponents.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Spencer Levin realizes that a one-shot lead going into the final round means next to nothing. If he didn't learn this by blowing a six-shot lead at the Phoenix Open earlier this year, he was reminded of it on the back nine Saturday at the Memorial.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - History apparently trumped geography when it came to deciding the future hosts of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament.
PARIS (AP) - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat know what's coming from the Boston Celtics. "Their all," Dwyane Wade said. That's what usually happens when one team is fighting to save its season - and in this case, the Big Four era in Boston might be at stake as well. The NBA Eastern Conference finals shift to Boston tonight for Game 3, with the Heat holding a 2-0 lead after staving off perhaps the Celtics' best shot to win a classic. Boston's core of Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen combined to score 96 points in Game 2 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith took the snap in the shotgun, looked quickly to his left and flicked the ball to tight end Travis Kelce, who was pushed out of bounds after a gain of nearly 10 yards.
A few things to watch during Week 15, when the Big 12 finishes its regular season with two games that have title implications while the other four power conferences play championship games:
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - In a surprise move to perhaps everybody except the man who did the hiring, Oregon State's Mike Riley is set to take over at Nebraska.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After weathering a late comeback by Wichita State, the Utah Utes recovered just in time to earn their biggest win in 15 years - against a team that's not accustomed to losing.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger says he "definitely" will play Sunday against the New York Giants despite a sprained right shoulder.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Brosnan will leave Major League Baseball at the end of January after losing to Rob Manfred in the competition to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Pittsburgh running back James Conner is the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Wide receiver Miles Austin's first season with the Browns ended in a hospital bed.
MANHATTAN (AP) - When B.J. Finney stepped to the line of scrimmage on Sept. 3, 2011, against Eastern Kentucky, Kansas State's football program was still in disarray.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - If the Dallas Cowboys can avoid another late-season letdown, they can reach a significant goal: the NFC East title.