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No. 16 Wichita State beats Illinois State 70-62

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - No. 16 Wichita State's veterans made the big plays again. Ron Baker scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and the Shockers held off Illinois State 70-62 on Sunday. Baker dished out a timely assist, Fred VanVleet hit some clutch shots, and Tekele Cotton converted another highlight-reel alley-oop as Wichita State won its 20th straight game over a Missouri Valley Conference foe. The Shockers (12-2, 2-0) have also won 24 in a row at Koch Arena, the fifth-longest active streak in the country. "Those are good basketball players," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "They've won ...

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cards in wildcard round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton finally has his first playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Romo back, Stafford seeks playoff win in Cowboys-Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo's first playoff game in five years is a second chance for the quarterback on the other side, Detroit's Matthew Stafford.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Colts, Bengals quarterbacks try to change legacies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck and Andy Dalton have similar achievements listed on their resumes - and similar glaring holes.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


KU’s King declares for NFL draft

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas wide receiver Nigel King will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cowboys pull away to beat K-State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State raised the level of its defensive pressure in the second half, which led to offensive success for the Cowboys and a victory in the first Big 12 Conference contest Saturday.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


UCLA holds off Kansas State for 40-35 triumph in Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder bristled at the thought that TV broadcasters might say the same thing about his Wildcats that they did about Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


All-Pro team: Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks

NEW YORK (AP) - J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


For Saban and Meyer, there is no room for satisfaction

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - They rose to the top of their profession from different sides of the line.

December 31, 2014 | | AP Sports


Big 12 looks to back up claim as best conference

DALLAS (AP) - The Big 12 has plenty of positive statistics, and winning teams, to back up its claim as the nation's top basketball conference.

December 31, 2014 | | AP Sports


Rose Bowl defenses face high-powered offenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston leading two top-notch offenses into the Rose Bowl today, almost everybody expects this College Football Playoff semifinal to feature plenty of points.

December 31, 2014 | | AP Sports


TCU crushes Ole Miss

ATLANTA (AP) - Playing like a team determined to prove it should have been included in the four-team playoff, No. 6 TCU rode three touchdown passes from Trevone Boykin and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Mississippi in the Peach Bowl Wednesday.

December 31, 2014 | | AP Sports


NCAA hoops contenders includes the ‘little guys’

Every March they become the nation's darlings.

December 31, 2014 | BY KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Oubre Jr. leads No. 13 Kansas to 78-62 victory over Kent State

LAWRENCE(AP) - With all else failing on offense for Kansas, Kelly Oubre Jr. took control of the game.

December 31, 2014 | | 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


Carter scores 25, No. 13 Wichita St beats Southern Illinois

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The only thing that stopped Darius Carter was a stray forearm.

January 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


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