PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers linebacker James Harrison's hard hits on the field keep getting matched by the NFL's hits to his paycheck.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked downtown Wednesday to toast the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship and see their hometown heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved west from New York 52 years ago.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Shawne Merriman will get the chance to turn on the lights in Buffalo.
The most important game in the history of the Mountain West Conference feels more like a grand finale than the start of something big.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers waived outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve with a "minor injury" designation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unbeaten at home and mediocre away from Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City's most pressing need from now until Christmas will be figuring a way to win on the road.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
No. 3 Auburn 51,
AMES, Iowa (AP) - The calm in the Iowa State locker room at halftime ran counter to what had just happened on the field.
MANHATTAN, (AP) - With a defensive touchdown and a big sigh of relief, No. 20 Oklahoma State got through a game without Justin Blackmon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Last time Todd Haley and Chan Gailey were together, somebody got fired. This time, somebody will get beat.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hey, you Longhorns, Aggies and Horned Frogs.
NEW YORK - Brian McCann was far from panic mode. He was hitting the ball well, and figured positive results would follow.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - In a Masters longing for star power, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth put himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from replacing Tiger Woods as the youngest player with a green jacket.
MINNEAPOLIS - After adding Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in the offseason, the Twins expected their rotation to be better.
CHICAGO - The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning on Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox.
CLEVELAND - Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
LAWRENCE - The quarterbacks at Kansas have been hit throughout spring, from the front and from behind, hard and not so hard, in the pocket and while scrambling during their practices.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins needed a strong outing from a starter and Kyle Gibson delivered.
WHITE SOX 7, INDIANS 3
NEW YORK - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.
DALLAS - Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
MIAMI - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.