SAN FRANCISCO - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.
SAN FRANCISCO - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The new starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs is a former first-round draft pick on a one-year deal whose career thus far has been a disappointment.
NEW YORK - Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 8 of the regular season.
CHICAGO - Jay Cutler shook off an apparent rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth straight, beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Only in the BCS standings does Oregon get passed.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The final touchdown pass drew only a slight first pump from Collin Klein. It was still the third quarter, but Milan-Puskar Stadium was half-empty. Most of the West Virginia fans had seen enough of a game that had turned into a Heisman campaign ad for the Kansas State quarterback.
SAN FRANCISCO - Chris Carpenter walked off the mound, and the fans cheered him once again.
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes, Arian Foster ran for two scores and the Houston Texans dominated a showdown of the AFC's top two teams, routing the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 on Sunday.
NEW YORK - Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide.
DALLAS - The second makeover of the Dallas Mavericks in as many seasons just got tougher.
SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants sure are tough to eliminate this postseason.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This certainly wasn't how the Chiefs expected to enter their bye week.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame's Theo Riddick pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards and Cierre Wood added 114 yards, as the Irish toppled Brigham Young 17-14 on Saturday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton has produced his share of highlight-reel dunks. On Saturday, Cotton showed he also has the endurance of a distance runner.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams possess an old man's game. He loves to shoot baseline jumpers, prefers layups to dunks. The next time he takes a 3-pointer might just be the first.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The only thing that stopped Darius Carter was a stray forearm.