INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Leaving the Kansas City Chiefs is the best thing to happen to Brian Waters in his 12 years in the NFL.
INDIANAPOLIS - He was always being compared to someone. That's what happens when you're the youngest son of a great quarterback and the baby brother of an even better one. It wasn't until he compared himself to Tom Brady, though, that people began taking Eli Manning seriously.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The way Will Spradling had been shooting lately, the Kansas State guard had little reason walking into Bramlage Coliseum to think he was going to have a big game.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Marcus Denmon hit three 3-pointers in the final 2:05, the last for the go-ahead points, as No. 4 Missouri fought off No. 8 Kansas 74-71 in Game 1 of what could be the schools' final border showdown on Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS - Sorry, Buffalo.
LAWRENCE - Tyshawn Taylor hardly hesitated when the topic was broached.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rob Gronkowski practiced with the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl for the first time Thursday. Now coach Bill Belichick is waiting to see how the All-Pro tight end's injured ankle responds.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Pierre Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining to put No. 6 Baylor on top and added two free throws to give the Bears a 63-60 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self refused to let his team look past Oklahoma to a high-profile showdown with border rival Missouri, even though his own mind might have slipped that way a time or two.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has a bit of a variety show on his hands with this year's recruiting class.
LAWRENCE - Two things became abundantly clear when Charlie Weis introduced his first recruiting class at Kansas: He'll go anywhere to reel in talent, and he wants to eat well when he gets there.
Alphabetical school-by-school list of football players who signed national letters of intent at Big 12 schools Wednesday (doesn't include West Virginia):
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.
Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James is like an NFL quarterback on the floor - with the ball, in control.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs don't have to stop construction on a Wrigley Field video board that will block game views of adjacent rooftop clubs in the urban neighborhood, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has grown accustomed to hearing lucrative offers from big-name schools trying to lure him away. It's become as much a part of March as the NCAA Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Four teams, four drug-testing policies.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth to coach the Texas Longhorns.