KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers.
PASADENA, Calif. - When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl was loud enough for a whole city to hear.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches' poll last Sunday - head coach Brian Kelly's.
MADISON, Wis. - Ohio State clinched one title, and kept its slim hopes for another alive.
BOSTON - Rajon Rondo made up for lost time in a big way for the Boston Celtics after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and AJ McCarron set Alabama's single-season record for passing TDs during Saturday's 49-0 win over Western Carolina.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift No. 13 Oklahoma to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.
EUGENE, Ore. - Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and No. 14 Stanford upset No. 1 Oregon 17-14, denying the Ducks a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North and derailing their straight shot at the BCS championship game.
LAWRENCE - The first thing Sam Richardson did when he got into the joyous Iowa State locker room was grab his phone and text his parents.
NEW YORK - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award on Thursday after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self dared Ben McLemore to be more aggressive Thursday night.
WACO, Texas - Take a glance at the total offense leaders in the Bowl Subdivision and there is a Baylor quarterback at the top. Same for passing yards per game.
MANHATTAN - The college football landscape has changed dramatically since 1998.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot guard from Wichita, became the first player to sign a letter of intent with Kansas for next season when the fall signing period opened Wednesday.
No. 1 team in the nation, playing at home against a ranked divisional rival with two losses on its record and an elusive redshirt freshman quarterback directing its offense.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.
Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.
Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.