SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The Giants' Eli Manning has been forced to escape the shadow of superstar big brother, Peyton. San Francisco's Alex Smith? He only has a pair of Hall of Famers in Joe Montana and Steve Young hanging over him in 49ers lore.
Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium:
Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park:
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James shook off flu-like symptoms to score 31 points, Chris Bosh scored 15 and the Miami Heat won their second straight, topping the Los Angeles Lakers 98-87 on Thursday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Jorge Brian Diaz made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give Nebraska the lead, Indiana couldn't score on its last possession, and the struggling Cornhuskers upset No. 11 Indiana 70-69 on Wednesday night for the Hoosiers' third straight loss.
WASHINGTON - John Wall scored 25 points, Nick Young had 24 and Jordan Crawford added 18 to lead Washington to a 105-102 victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, snapping the Thunder's seven-game winning streak and giving the Wizards just their second win of the season.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Rodney McGruder scored a career high 33 points, including a transition dunk in the closing seconds, and No. 25 Kansas State beat Texas 84-80 on Wednesday night despite lousy foul shooting down the stretch.
MIAMI - LeBron James scored 33 points, Chris Bosh added 30 and the Miami Heat used a historic third-quarter turnaround to erase a big deficit and beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-98 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game slide.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Jonathan Sanchez, Luke Hochevar and Felipe Paulino along with reserve outfielder Mitch Maier on Tuesday, leaving outfielder Alex Gordon as the only remaining player in arbitration.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - For the Baltimore Ravens, the term "balanced attack" usually means an equal distribution of tackles among everyone on the defense not named Ray Lewis.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The most encouraging statistic for Frank Martin this week had nothing to do with field goal percentage, assist-to-turnover ratios or rebounding margin.
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LAWRENCE (AP) - T-Rob and Tyshawn gave Baylor more than it could handle - and Kansas more than enough.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The debate over Tim Tebow's worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.
Things to watch in Week 12 of the Big 12 Conference season, when league co-leaders Baylor and Kansas State are among the four teams not playing:
Oregon jumped undefeated Florida State and moved into second in the College Football Playoff rankings while TCU took over the fourth spot Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have promoted running back Charcandrick West from the practice squad and signed tight end Phillip Supernaw after losing Cyrus Gray and Demetrius Harris to season-ending injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After getting trounced by Tennessee in their season opener, the Kansas City Chiefs returned to their practice facility the following day and went through the game film in all its gory detail.
Two weeks ago, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen starting preparing for a Baylor team that was coming off a wild comeback win over TCU.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two late fumbles to secure a 41-38 victory against No. 3 Auburn, likely ending the Tigers' playoff hopes.
They are thinking playoffs in Kansas City, which makes some sense even after the Chiefs got off to a poor start this season.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The sparse section of Kansas students spilled over the railing, celebrating alongside players in a happy pileup near midfield. Then they headed to the goalposts in the south end zone, tore them down and carried them up the hill from Memorial Stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin did an acrobatic flip on the second of his three touchdown runs and threw for 219 yards and another score for No. 6 TCU in a 41-20 victory over No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday night that had huge Big 12 and playoff implications.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.