WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
THURSDAY'S GAMES Bulls 109, Spurs 99 CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 15 for Chicago, which shot 54 percent to win its fourth straight. The Bulls are 38-16 after winning 41 games last season. ...
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BOSTON (AP) - Asked to handicap the 3-point shooting contest, Ray Allen provided a thoughtful analysis of the players he will face at this weekend's All-Star game in Los Angeles and complimented each of his opponents, in turn.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 67, South Florida 55 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nasir Robinson and Brad Wanamaker each had 13 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat South Florida 67-55 on Wednesday night. The Panthers (24-2, 12-1) won for the 14th time in 15 games and took a two-game lead in the Big East - but it wasn't as easy as expected. The Bulls (8-19, 2-12) lost their fifth consecutive ...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN - So this is the No. 1 team in the country? Yes, but probably only for one week. After watching Jacob Pullen and unranked Kansas State outplay his Jayhawks from start to finish in an 84-68 spanking Monday night, Kansas coach Bill Self was ready to concede a lot more than just the top ranking. "We may fall out of the polls next week," Self said. "I don't ...
Heat 110, Pacers 103 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade tied a franchise record for most points in a first half with 31, and finished with 41 overall to help the Miami Heat defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-103 on Tuesday night. Wade also finished with 12 rebounds for the Heat, who bounced back from a loss to Boston on Sunday. LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Chris Bosh added ...
No. 15 Villanova 60, Seton Hall 57 NEWARK, N.J. - Reserve freshman James Bell more than doubled his career high with 21 points and No. 15 Villanova broke a two-game losing streak with a 60-57 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Bell, whose previous high was 10 points against Delaware and who scored a total of 31 points this season, became the offensive star for the Wildcats (20-6, 8-5 Big East), who committed 22 ...
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - General manager Dayton Moore can finally see the Kansas City Royals turning the corner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL filed an unfair labor practice charge against its players' union with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE BASKETBALL At Bramlage Coliseum Monday Kansas State 84, No. 1 Kansas 68 KANSAS (24-2, 9-2) Mark. Morris 1-3 1-4 3, Marc. Morris 4-8 5-7 13, Taylor 3-6 2-3 8, Morningstar 2-4 0-0 6, Reed 3-6 8-9 14, Withey 2-2 0-0 4, Johnson 2-2 0-0 5, Little 3-9 0-0 6, Releford 1-4 3-4 5, Selby 1-6 2-2 4, Juenemann 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-50 21-29 68. KANSAS STATE (17-9, 5-6) ...
BY DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE - Marcus Morris got his wish. Kansas is No. 1 once again. After Ohio State's first defeat, the one-loss Jayhawks moved up from No. 2 on Monday to the top spot in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, a familiar place for Bill Self's program. When they beat Iowa State on Saturday, a couple of hours after the Buckeyes lost at Wisconsin, the Jayhawks were ready to ...
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Jadeveon Clowney's new coordinator at South Carolina was most impressed by what he didn't hear from his signee as the two spoke Monday.
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
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.
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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.