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Carpenter outduels Halladay to lead Cards into NLCS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Morgan lifts Brewers past D-backs in 10 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Nyjer Morgan denounced his "haters." He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Tigers beat Yankees 3-2, head to ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez, crouched and then exhaled.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Major League Baseball postseason notebook

Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made some amends while in Tampa Bay for the AL division series against the Rays, the franchise that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 1999.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Klein emerges as leader for No. 20 Kansas State

MANHATTAN (AP) - Anyone who might have wondered about Collin Klein's toughness got a definitive answer when Kansas State played at Miami a couple weeks ago.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Big 12 Conference moves to add TCU

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Freese, Cardinals force Game 5, beat Phillies 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous.

October 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


San Francisco hosts Tampa Bay in battle of first-place teams

There they stand, the first-place Buccaneers and the first-place 49ers, ready to face off at Candlestick Park.

October 05, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Karma? Conference-switchers struggling so far

The folks at the Big 12 offices must have been smiling as they saw these results roll in:

October 05, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Phillies win, lead NLDS 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Rangers advance to ALCS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


League cancels preseason

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA canceled the remainder of the preseason Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sagging KU defense gets Oklahoma State next

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas has seen this story line before: A top-ranked offense against its bottom-of-the-barrel defense.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs believe they’re on road to recovery after win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Le'Ron McClain posted a bold tweet a little over a week ago after another tough loss to the San Diego Chargers had dropped the Chiefs to 0-3.

October 04, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


ESPN pulls Monday night intro after Williams' Obama comments

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night's NFL game after the country singer famous for the line "Are you ready for some football?" used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.

October 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State AD supports hoops coach Travis Ford

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


K-State president defends NCAA involvement in academics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

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.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tiger Woods to return at the Masters

Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.

April 04, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Josh Hamilton won’t be disciplined by MLB; Angels surprised

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.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


LeBron on calling plays: ‘I do it every game’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James is like an NFL quarterback on the floor - with the ball, in control.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Judge won’t stop Wrigley Field video board blocking rooftops

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.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wichita State reaches new contract agreement with Marshall

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.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Final Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Four teams, four drug-testing policies.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Smart leaving VCU for Texas

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth to coach the Texas Longhorns.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


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