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Vanderbilt defeats North Carolina to open College World Series play

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Harrell hit the first College World Series home run in the new TD Ameritrade Park to break a sixth-inning tie and first-time qualifier Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina 7-3 on Saturday.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL probing casino investment

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might have run afoul of league rules.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Trio of Chiefs organize workouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Swimming, boxing and vigorous workouts in the neighborhood gym had kept Ryan Lilja in good football shape.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sides still far apart despite extensive talks

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Escobar's bat, not glove, lifts Royals over Cardinals

Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy roars into the record books at U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.

June 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Dirk caps parade with ‘We Are The Champions’

DALLAS (AP) - The face of the Dallas Mavericks laughed, sang and even seemed to tear up.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oakland topples Royals, wins series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Almost 150 people required hospital treatment and close to 100 were arrested after rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy opens three-shot lead at U.S. Open Thursday

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - If he keeps playing like this, Rory McIlroy's next chance to close out a major should come very soon.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lockout affecting employees

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL employees have had their salaries trimmed by 12 percent since April, and seven teams have instituted pay cuts or furloughs of workers outside the huddle since the owners' lockout of players began March 12, The Associated Press has found in interviews around the league.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bruins win first championship since 1972

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Stevenson arrested for public intoxication

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson has been arrested for public intoxication.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Isner, Mahut return to site of record-long match

Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a glance at the memento; he says he never touches it.

June 14, 2011 | BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Yanks place Jeter on 15-day DL with strained right calf

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's final push for 3,000 hits is on hold.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


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No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Luck looking to take next big step in career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 13 Wichita State blows past Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton has produced his share of highlight-reel dunks. On Saturday, Cotton showed he also has the endurance of a distance runner.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


KSU holds on late to beat No. 22 Baylor

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams possess an old man's game. He loves to shoot baseline jumpers, prefers layups to dunks. The next time he takes a 3-pointer might just be the first.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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