NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not as both sides were feeling like winners.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was honored on Jackson State's campus Monday morning on what would have been his 57th birthday.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Once again, Manchester United used a second-half surge to overwhelm a Major League Soccer opponent.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Any cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn't vote, leaving the country's most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.
LE MONETIER-LESBAINS, France (AP) - Andy Schleck led a daring attack in the Alps to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, putting him within seconds of the yellow jersey and quashing Alberto Contador's hopes of a fourth title.
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.