MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.
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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thanks to a fortuitous sun ball, the suddenly surging San Diego Padres are no longer in last place in the NL West.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Roth pitched 7 2-3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.
DALLAS (AP) - Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that's still enough time for a deal.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.
NEW YORK - Commissioner David Stern agrees with his players: NBA teams need to do a better job sharing revenues.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Former North Carolina State basketball star Lorenzo Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave the underdog Wolfpack the 1983 national collegiate championship, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving crashed, a company official said Monday.
Chris Getz drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday night, snapping a season-high six game losing streak.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Big 12 has been as entertaining as any league in the country.
SAN DIEGO - Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The preseason Big 12 player of the year began his career at Dayton. The newcomer of the year spent time at Southern California and UNLV before landing at Iowa State.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech is ready to build off its first Big 12 win in nine tries, though coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't see as sharp a performance as he'd like in his team's 34-21 win over Kansas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold.
NORMAN, Okla. - With a short field goal the only thing standing between Oklahoma and the lead late in the game, Michael Hunnicutt just had to do what he's done for more than three years: be automatic.
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SAN DIEGO - The bakery the San Diego Chargers have been visiting the past three weeks is closed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
MIAMI - The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Holcomb (5-1) at Larned (4-2)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for a while now, bad baseball has become a sea of Royals blue as long-suffering fans suddenly find their team in the World Series.