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Harbaughs among NFL’s standout coaches

Picking the NFL's coach of the year might not be so easy - even with Mike McCarthy on the verge of guiding the Green Bay Packers to a perfect season.

December 17, 2011 | By Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Pierce, Temple run over Wyoming 37-15

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Temple came out swinging against Wyoming, jumping to a 21-0 lead in the first half of the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Last-minute score gives Ohio 24-23 win over Utah State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard keeper with 13 seconds left to give Ohio its first bowl victory, 24-23 over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Packers chase perfection, Chiefs look to regroup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers will throw for a slew of yards and a bunch of touchdowns. Some unheralded running back will start to resemble Jim Taylor. Clay Matthews will harass the opposing quarterback and Charles Woodson will probably force a turnover.

December 17, 2011 | AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Falcons rout Jacksonville 41-14

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Brady’s Patriots vs. Tebow’s Broncos in spotlight on Sunday

In honor of Pro Picks' skill at picking Best Bets - 2-12 against the spread, no winners since Week 6 - we offer a Worst Bet to go along with it this week.

December 15, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Former Kansas coach Gill hired at Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Liberty has brought in Turner Gill as its new football coach and the school also has hired a firm to help it study the feasibility of moving up to the Bowl Subdivision.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Hurd arrested on drug charges

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was locked up in federal custody Thursday as his stunned teammates learned he had been charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network following his arrest with more than a pound of cocaine.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

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December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


MAJOR TASK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The play has become a Green Bay Packers staple: Aaron Rodgers drops back, lofts a pass down the sideline and one of his talented receivers turns around at precisely the right time and hauls it in around the unsuspecting cornerback.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


BCS sticks Boise State’s Moore with flop finale

Kellen Moore deserves a better send off.

December 15, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Bonds’ sentencing brings BALCO saga to near-closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Paul headed to LA; Clippers, that is

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


CRENNEL IN CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs' practice facility, gripping both sides of it with his meaty hands, and promptly named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Weis starts recruiting at Kansas

LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis leans forward in his chair behind a wide desk inside the Kansas football facility, reaches out to shake hands and then tries to stifle a yawn.

December 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


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US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's stadium czar has visited Oakland to press Raiders executives and city and county officials for signs of progress in their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Let the championship chase begin: it’s NBA playoff time

Let the championship chase begin.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Only horse ever flagged in NCAA game dies at 42

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Duke guard Tyus Jones latest Blue Devil to enter NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Busch has no timetable for return after Daytona wreck

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


LeBron again has NBA’s No. 1 selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James switched back from No. 6 to No. 23 this season.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

PARIS (AP)- Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spieth dominates a Masters that shows golf in good hands

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Time? Clocks go out in minor-league opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules have hit a glitch on opening day.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas coaches swear, in testimony, they share play calling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


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