MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-Bautista, Toronto, .371; AlRodriguez, New York, .366; Fuld, Tampa Bay, .365; Gordon, Kansas City, .361; MiYoung, Texas, .359; MIzturis, Los Angeles, .355; Butler, Kansas City, .352. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 7; Beltre, Texas, 6; Granderson, New York, 6; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 6; Quentin, Chicago, 6; Teixeira, New York, 6; 5 tied at 5. RBI-Beltre, Texas, 18; Damon, Tampa Bay, 17; ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Sitting in Jamal Crawford's locker after getting tossed from the game in the closing minutes, Zaza Pachulia was still miffed at his teammate for missing a free throw.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pau Gasol snapped out of his NBA Playoffs funk and Kobe Bryant was his usual prolific self, a combination that proved too much for the upstart New Orleans Hornets to overcome.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Rangers' offense had been feeling the absence of reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton.
NEW YORK (AP) - No fantastic finish needed for the Boston Celtics this time. They simply spoiled Madison Square Garden's postseason homecoming party right from the start. Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added 32, and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics' playoff-record 20 assists as Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96 on Friday night to take a 3-0 in their first-round playoff series. Rondo had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, ...
Delete - MergeMIAMI (AP) - Florida's Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a broken-bat leadoff single to Colorado's Dexter Fowler, and the Marlins beat the Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - As he read each report coming from Los Angeles, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grew more and more concerned.
BEIJING (AP)-Houston Rockets center Yao Ming says he hopes to continue playing for Houston after his contract expires this summer.
Delete HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, a swingman on Connecticut's national championship basketball team, has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Campus police say the sophomore from Dorchester, Mass. was arrested Thursday night along with two people at Merritt Hall, a campus dormitory. "During the course of the investigation, officers found Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and two other individuals in possession of 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a package of cigars used ...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Shooting guard Alec Burks is leaving Colorado early for the NBA draft after a record-setting sophomore season with the Buffaloes. Burks was joined by Colorado coach Tad Boyle and his teammates at a news conference to announce his decision Thursday. Burks said he wrestled for weeks with the notion of skipping his final two years of eligibility, and consulted with his family, coaches and others, including former Colorado star and ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Jim Larranaga has taken the Miami Hurricanes' basketball job after 14 years at George Mason, including an improbable run to the Final Four in 2006.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds' records following the slugger's conviction on obstruction of justice last week.
Delete - Merge UpNEW YORK (AP) - The NFL doesn't have a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera rifled a bases-loaded, two-run single into left field off Cleveland closer Chris Perez with one out in the ninth inning Thursday night, lifting Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Indians.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Derrick Rose struggled all game long, but still found a way to be the difference-maker in the end.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs coach Andy Reid did not sound optimistic that he'll have leading pass rusher Justin Houston back for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the words of Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Peyton Manning does not discriminate.
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.