KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Quarterback Matt Cassel, a key reason the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as contenders and lead the AFC West late in the season, underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Arthur Moats would prefer seeing Brett Favre start his 298th consecutive game this weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Self sounded like a coach whose team had just won a game with a less-than-perfect outing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - One of the greatest efforts of his career left Champ Bailey with only an empty feeling.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sometimes the first-place Kansas City Chiefs almost seem in denial.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It wasn't long ago that all Dwayne Bowe seemed to be catching was flak.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The delirious crowd inside Beasley Coliseum had gone from derisive chants about Saturday's Apple Cup football game against Washington, to an ear-piercing din as Washington State took the lead in the closing minutes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as No. 10 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 23-20 on Saturday night in the Big 12 championship, the Cornhuskers' last game in the conference.
MANHATTAN - The purple masses of the Little Apple will descend upon the Big Apple for the holidays as Kansas State athletics director John Currie announced Friday that the Wildcats have accepted an invitation to play Syracuse in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 in New York City.
No. 1 Oregon 37, Oregon State 20 CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fast-paced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to Glendale, Ariz., grinding out a 37-20 victory over the Beavers in the Civil War on Saturday. The matchup becomes official Sunday, but there will be no surprises when the final Bowl Championship Series standings come out: Oregon will play Auburn on Jan. 10 for ...
No. 1 Duke 82, Butler 70 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke to an 82-70 victory over Butler on Saturday, moving Mike Krzyzewski into a tie with Adolph Rupp for third place on the coaching career wins list. Freshman Kyrie Irving added all but four of his 21 in the second half for Duke, in a rematch of schools that played an epic national ...
SPRING HILL (AP) - A 17-year-old Kansas high school football player who died a day after a recent football game had a previous head injury that wasn't completely healed, a coroner said Thursday.
No. 14 Memphis 78, Arkansas St. 71, OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Will Barton scored 20 points and No. 14 Memphis survived a scare with a 78-71 overtime victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night. Arkansas State got two quick baskets in the extra period to take a 69-65 lead. But Memphis (6-0) scored the next seven points to pull away and escape with its undefeated record intact. Wesley Witherspoon had 12 points for the ...
TCU coach Gary Patterson was in the same position last year, with nothing to do on championship Saturday except watch the games and hope for a result that could send his Horned Frogs to the national title game.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The nicknames started to fly as soon as Brad Smith's left shoe popped off.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Bob Stoops ran away from the tub filled with ice water just about as quickly and effectively as the Sooners' Brennan Clay ran through the Kansas State defense on Saturday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Chris Jones scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 71-57 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Les Miles loves calling Death Valley the place opponents' dreams go to die. The same might someday be said about Johnny Manziel's bid for a second Heisman Trophy.
No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.