MIAMI - Anytime an NBA franchise is trying to do something only previously done by the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, that's rarefied air.
LAWRENCE - The highly touted transfer was standing on the sideline, his hands on his hips, watching a younger, more athletic quarterback settling under center for the first time.
MANHATTAN - The moment when BJ Finney made his first splash on a football field came in the midst of a state title-winning sophomore season, when he moved into his high school's starting lineup.
COLTS 39, BRONCOS 33 INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday night, outplaying predecessor Peyton Manning in a victory over the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos. The victory ended the Broncos' 17-game regular-season winning streak in the first game Manning played against his former team since being released in March 2012. Manning finished 29 of 49 for 386 yards with three TDs and one interception. He was sacked ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's hard to find anybody in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room willing to think back to last season. Those memories have been purged for weeks, if not months.
BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason, they were coming off a last-place finish that was their worst in almost half a century. They had fired their manager for the second year in a row.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had their backs to the end zone in the third quarter on Sunday, and the Houston Texans had first-and-goal with an opportunity to take the lead.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 24 Auburn didn't win a single Southeastern Conference game last season.
No. 1 ALABAMA 52, ARKANSAS 0 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes and Kenyan Drake rushed for 104 yards and two scores to lead Alabama. The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and easily avoided catching the upset bug that struck other SEC powers. Alabama has won by the same margin over Arkansas two years running. The Razorbacks (3-5, 0-4) have dropped five straight ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will have to dust off some mighty old notebooks this week to see what he did the last time his team had a losing record through its first six games.
LAWRENCE - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops knew that Sterling Shepard could throw the ball. He had no idea that another wide receiver, Lacoltan Bester, may have an even better arm.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Texans coach Gary Kubiak is worried about his team entering one of the most hostile environments in the NFL today, Arrowhead Stadium.
ST. LOUIS - At the trade deadline in July, the Cardinals appeared to be in the market for starting pitching. Instead, St. Louis stood pat and trusted their young arms.
The last time Seattle and Arizona met, the Seahawks handed the Cardinals a 58-0 whipping, the worst defeat in franchise history.
The Pac-12's Game of the Year has been tentatively scheduled for Nov. 7 between Stanford and Oregon on The Farm.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Bob Stoops ran away from the tub filled with ice water just about as quickly and effectively as the Sooners' Brennan Clay ran through the Kansas State defense on Saturday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Chris Jones scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 71-57 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Les Miles loves calling Death Valley the place opponents' dreams go to die. The same might someday be said about Johnny Manziel's bid for a second Heisman Trophy.
No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.