FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL. A day after sarcastically suggesting a pillow could be used to soften blows he delivers to opposing players, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker called the league's talk about wanting to protect players "a show." Harrison said before Wednesday's practice leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl that the owners' push for an 18-game regular season and the possibility of a lockout ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The secret to the Pittsburgh Steelers' success is growing on Brett Keisel's furry face.
DALLAS (AP) - The first significant action for Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay's quarterback came at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Three seasons ago at Texas Stadium, Rodgers took over after Brett Favre injured his elbow with 10 minutes left in the first half. Even though the Packers lost, Rodgers gave them a taste of what he could do. "I think it was more for my teammates and the organization - I think ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the arrangements says Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte plans to announce his retirement Friday at a news conference at Yankee Stadium. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the news conference had not yet been announced. Pettitte has been telling the team since the end of the season that it was likely he wouldn't play in 2011. He became a free ...
MANHATTAN (AP) - With Bramlage Coliseum silent for Jacob Pullen's free throws, a Nebraska fan took the opportunity to scream, "Shave your beard!"
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Troy Polamalu was a few minutes late as he strolled toward his podium on media day at the Super Bowl when teammate Ryan Clark spotted him.
DeleteARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger was focused on the tiny screen of his video camera as he walked toward his assigned podium for Super Bowl media day. Like so many others new to Cowboys Stadium, the Steelers quarterback was in awe. While a crowd of cameras surrounded him, Roethlisberger's own camera was focused on the $1 billion-plus building and the massive high-definition TV screens hanging over the field. The Steelers and Green Bay ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."
The Associated PressDelete - MergeUP DALLAS - Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each other on the field. In the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh safety Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who cover the league, edging Green Bay linebacker Matthews by a hair - two ...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon was denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Simon's lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A bullet killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo, and injured his brother, 17-year-old Starlling Castillo, in the city ...
By The Associated Press Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami, 74,059 New Orleans 0 6 10 15-31 Indianapolis 10 0 7 0 -17 Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The Colts took a 10-0 lead in the first with a 38-yard field goal by Matt Stover and Peyton Manning's 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Duncan's championship credentials will someday mandate a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Ohio State, the lone remaining unbeaten team, is a unanimous No. 1 in the men's college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Video cameras and cowboy hats were in style as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers arrived Monday at the Super Bowl.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Thomas Robinson, two days after his mother's funeral, shook off a slow start and had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday to help lead No. 6 Kansas past Kansas State 90-66.
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.