KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Cassel grips the sides of the podium, peering out across the Kansas City Chiefs' small interview room, and acknowledges what everyone is thinking.
MIAMI (AP) - Jacory Harris walked into the interview room, taking a seat on the floor. He leaned back, closed his eyes and covered his head in his right hand for what seemed like forever.
Now that's more like it.
The Big 12 dumped its embattled commissioner Thursday and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Detroit Tigers had already clinched the AL Central title, so manager Jim Leyland decided he would start getting his starting staff in order against the Kansas City Royals.
MANHATTAN (AP) - He's not quite King Arthur of Kansas just yet. The start that linebacker Arthur Brown has gotten off to with Kansas State may earn him that nickname in due time, though.
Between board of regents meetings and applications for membership, there actually are a bunch of games to be played this college football season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Representatives for NBA owners and players will meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would have to be postponed without a new labor deal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer went 5 for 5 with a three-run homer and Luis Mendoza got his first major league win in more than three years in the Kansas City Royals' 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the Big East tries to figure out a survival strategy, the Pac-12 is nearing a decision on whether it wants to stretch farther east.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Todd Haley is finding success to be just as fleeting as all the goodwill that comes with it.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Big East and Big 12 might join together in their fight for survival.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The season is over for Jamaal Charles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.