LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Kansas, flashing the improved speed coach Turner Gill had promised, beat McNeese State 42-24 Saturday night in a season opener delayed almost 25 minutes by rain.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw his first touchdown pass as a pro in Charlotte's 33-17 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. After the game Charlotte coach Ron Rivera made it official: Newton will start the season opener at Arizona.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With most of the Super Bowl champions' marquee players on the sideline, outside linebacker Vic So'oto likely sealed up his roster spot in the Green Bay Packers' 20-19 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night's preseason finale.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rookie Da'Rel Scott ran a fake punt 65 yards for a touchdown and Derrick Martin returned a fumble 11 yards for a score as the New York Giants rallied for 15 points in the fourth quarter and beat New England 18-17 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
DETROIT (AP) - Danny Duffy overthrew his catcher on an intentional walk, and Alcides Escobar struck out on a pitch that hit him in the shoulder.
College football's most debated team has another referendum game. No. 5 Boise State begins a second straight season playing across the country on a field that is neutral only in name. But this time the stakes are raised a bit. This time the Broncos are venturing into Southeastern Conference territory. As impressive as Boise State's 33-30 victory against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Maryland was last season, Kellen Moore and the Broncos have a ...
Delet Delete - Merge UPTORONTO (AP) - Former NHL player Wade Belak hanged himself, according to a person familiar with the case. Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35. The person familiar with Belak's death said he hanged himself at a downtown luxury hotel and condo building. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Venus Williams' smile was tinged with a bit of sadness when she said goodbye to the U.S. Open for 2011 - certainly not on her terms and certainly not the way most people expected. The two-time champion and one of the headliners of the game for nearly 15 years withdrew Wednesday after revealing she had recently been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that has been sapping her energy ...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Tonight No. 11 Wisconsin vs. UNLV, 7 No. 20 Mississippi State at Memphis, 7 Friday No. 14 TCU at Baylor, 7 p.m. No. 17 Michigan State vs. Youngstown State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Oklahoma vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m. No. 2 Alabama vs. Kent State, 11:21 a.m. No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU at Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m. No. 5 Boise State at No. 19 Georgia, 7 p.m. No. 6 Florida State ...
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is going against the grain on defense this season.
LAWRENCE - Bradley McDougald and Toben Opurum went from hunted to hunters. For wide receiver Kale Pick, last year's opening day quarterback, the adjustment has been fling to cling.
The Philadelphia Eagles' offseason overhaul hasn't gone unnoticed in Green Bay. Neither has the hype that's come along with it.
HOUSTON (AP) - The official Texas A&M fight song includes a line that bids farewell to Texas, "so long to the orange and white." By this time next year, Texas A&M may have said goodbye to a lot more than its storied, century-old rivalry with Texas.
The Steelers were a team in flux a year ago, their star quarterback about to sit out a four-game suspension.
The Big Ten and the Pac-12 now have conference title games. The Big 12, for the first time, will not play a league championship game.
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.
MAGIC 109, HAWKS 92
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.
LAWRENCE - For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly-touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
Baylor coach Art Briles described his team as disappointed after its first loss of the season. But not discouraged.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
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.