BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is thinking about keepsakes he could collect when the fifth-ranked Tigers wrap up what - surprisingly - could go down as one of the finest seasons in the program's 108 years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The lazy loudmouth has vanished. In his place is a mature, hardworking Dwayne Bowe who's caught at least one touchdown pass in a team-record six straight games and helped propel Kansas City into first place.
No. 4 Ohio St. 81,
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brandon Weeden took Oklahoma State somewhere it's never been before.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tailback Rodney Stewart's multitude of talents have the rejuvenated Colorado Buffaloes on the verge of bowl eligibility. Now, all they have to do is beat Nebraska next week in their Big 12 farewell.
No. 5 LSU 43, Mississippi 36
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For this week at least, postgame handshakes should be no problem for Todd Haley.
Picks for upcoming National Football League games:
No. 3 Kansas State 76, Presbyterian 67
Orlando 105, Phoenix 89
Boston 114, Washington 83
No. 6 Villanova 82,
With three of the four unbeaten teams sitting it out, this weekend is all about the conferences races.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
The first poll of college basketball's regular season looks a lot like the preseason Top 25.
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
BOSTON - Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.