NEW YORK - Duke is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John's is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State star Jacob Pullen insisted he didn't really have an answer, but his wry smile told a different story.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Markieff Morris and No. 1 Kansas found the perfect cure for a bad Kansas State hangover: a big dose of Colorado.
Nebraska 70, No. 3 Texas 67
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday, trying to spur progress less than two weeks before the league's labor deal expires.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
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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
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
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Heat 110, Pacers 103
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have waived 11 players and placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve as they pare down their roster before the first deadline.
MANHATTAN - The top three returning running backs for No. 20 Kansas State this season have combined to carry the ball 11 times for 55 yards. None of them has ever scored a touchdown.
NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season.
Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jeremy Guthrie gave up a home run on his first pitch and not much else, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Cassel made a winning return to Arrowhead Stadium, even if it was just a preseason game.
LAWRENCE - Nick Harwell had to wait an entire season before getting on the field at Kansas.
NATIONALS 6, GIANTS 2
CLEVELAND - Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sean Smith backpedalled into the end zone with the scout-team wide receiver, careful not to lay a hand on him. When the quarterback let go of the ball, the Chiefs' cornerback quickly jumped on it, snapping it away for an easy interception.
MANHATTAN - Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises - bench press, squat, hang clean. It's no different at Kansas State.
AMES, Iowa - Even Iowa State knows that it probably won't win the Big 12 this year.
Coach Dana Holgorsen needs no reminder about the lack of success he's seen on the field since ushering in West Virginia's move to the Big 12.