ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It wasn't long ago that all Dwayne Bowe seemed to be catching was flak.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The delirious crowd inside Beasley Coliseum had gone from derisive chants about Saturday's Apple Cup football game against Washington, to an ear-piercing din as Washington State took the lead in the closing minutes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as No. 10 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 23-20 on Saturday night in the Big 12 championship, the Cornhuskers' last game in the conference.
MANHATTAN - The purple masses of the Little Apple will descend upon the Big Apple for the holidays as Kansas State athletics director John Currie announced Friday that the Wildcats have accepted an invitation to play Syracuse in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 in New York City.
No. 1 Oregon 37, Oregon State 20 CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fast-paced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to Glendale, Ariz., grinding out a 37-20 victory over the Beavers in the Civil War on Saturday. The matchup becomes official Sunday, but there will be no surprises when the final Bowl Championship Series standings come out: Oregon will play Auburn on Jan. 10 for ...
No. 1 Duke 82, Butler 70 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke to an 82-70 victory over Butler on Saturday, moving Mike Krzyzewski into a tie with Adolph Rupp for third place on the coaching career wins list. Freshman Kyrie Irving added all but four of his 21 in the second half for Duke, in a rematch of schools that played an epic national ...
SPRING HILL (AP) - A 17-year-old Kansas high school football player who died a day after a recent football game had a previous head injury that wasn't completely healed, a coroner said Thursday.
No. 14 Memphis 78, Arkansas St. 71, OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Will Barton scored 20 points and No. 14 Memphis survived a scare with a 78-71 overtime victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night. Arkansas State got two quick baskets in the extra period to take a 69-65 lead. But Memphis (6-0) scored the next seven points to pull away and escape with its undefeated record intact. Wesley Witherspoon had 12 points for the ...
TCU coach Gary Patterson was in the same position last year, with nothing to do on championship Saturday except watch the games and hope for a result that could send his Horned Frogs to the national title game.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The nicknames started to fly as soon as Brad Smith's left shoe popped off.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For Mike Gundy, part of becoming a better coach was learning to let go.
No. 2 Ohio St. 58, Florida St. 44 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jon Diebler scored 12 points and Jared Sullinger notched his third double-double of the season Tuesday night to lead No. 2 Ohio State to a 58-44 victory over Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 freshman, Ohio, finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds while David Lightly added 10 points for the Buckeyes (6-0). Ohio State took a 7-0 lead ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Houston's Andre Johnson and Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan each were fined $25,000 but avoided suspensions by the NFL on Monday, the day after slugging it out in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 20-0 victory.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stanford was the big winner in the latest BCS standings. The Cardinal, along with Wisconsin, all but locked up bids to the Bowl Championship Series, and Oklahoma earned a spot in the Big 12 title game by outpointing Oklahoma State and Texas A&M on Sunday. Auburn and Oregon also switched places at the top of the standings, with the Tigers slipping by the Ducks into first place - but that hardly ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - No. 9 Oklahoma is headed back to the Big 12 championship game to face No. 13 Nebraska after winning a tiebreaker based on the Bowl Championship Series standings.
SECAUCUS, N.J. - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals fell in love with Hunter Dozier early in the scouting process, and their opinion of the shortstop never wavered over the course of the college season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
MIAMI - Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
MIAMI - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide arising from a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta, authorities announced Monday.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
BATAVIA, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery this coming Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons.
BALTIMORE - Chris Davis is living up to the nickname he was tagged with five years ago during his rookie season with the Texas Rangers.
ATLANTA - Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed a woman, police said Sunday.
North Carolina and Vanderbilt were cruising along in the NCAA baseball tournament, looking every bit like the top two national seeds.