Take one 7-6 team, match it up with a 5-8 team on national TV and let's all yawn. Except the San Francisco-San Diego game Thursday night actually is quite meaningful, even if it pairs mediocre teams in downtrodden divisions. Although the Chargers are four-time defending champs in the AFC West, they've hardly looked like a playoff team for much of this year. Their usual late-season charge, though, has lifted them from 2-5 and they come ...
NEW YORK (AP) - At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn't about the money anymore.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Quarterback Matt Cassel didn't travel to San Diego after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) - Brett Favre stood on the sidelines for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn't take another pounding.
No. 1 Duke 84, Saint Louis 47 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and No. 1 Duke routed Saint Louis Saturday for its 20th straight win. Kyle Singler added 21 points for the Blue Devils (10-0), who shot 53 percent, turned 22 turnovers into 31 points and took command with an overwhelming early run. Mike Krzyzewski moved within one victory of North Carolina's ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.
MANHATTAN - Two Kansas State seniors have earned the highest honor one can achieve on the football field as running back Daniel Thomas and kick returner William Powell have been named 2010 All-Americans by Rivals.com.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - So if a guy has an appendectomy on Wednesday, can he play football on Sunday? What about the next Sunday? Might he be out the rest of the year?
No. 3 Pittsburgh 70, Delaware St. 42 PITTSBURGH - Reserve Dante Taylor scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and led No. 3 Pittsburgh to a 70-42 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday night. Taylor played just 15 minutes as coach Jamie Dixon went to his bench early. J.J. Moore, another reserve, scored 10 points. Ashton Gibbs had nine points as 11 players scored for the Panthers, who ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Top-ranked Duke says freshman point guard Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely with a toe injury.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Brett Favre's sprained throwing shoulder is making it difficult for him to put on a shirt or pull on his socks, so the 41-year-old is going to wait a few days before he decides about playing against the New York Giants on Sunday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Urban Meyer is leaving one of the premier jobs in college football for the second time to spend more time with his family.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Quarterback Matt Cassel, a key reason the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as contenders and lead the AFC West late in the season, underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Arthur Moats would prefer seeing Brett Favre start his 298th consecutive game this weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Self sounded like a coach whose team had just won a game with a less-than-perfect outing.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.