VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) - His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The last thing anyone expected from this statistical mismatch was fourth-quarter drama. Or a gutsy overtime gamble.
NEW YORK (AP) - The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A hybrid linebacker with a multitude of pass-rush moves and wearing No. 58 will be tormenting the quarterback again inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carson Palmer has emerged from semi-retirement mode and is back to looking like an NFL quarterback.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn't mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over. Many questions remain unanswered - from how much Paterno actually knew to whether there will be any repercussions for assistant coach Mike McQueary, who told Paterno but not police about seeing former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a young boy in 2002.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players met again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.
Two reeling teams that somehow remain atop their division open the NFL's Thursday night package in San Diego. Picking a winner could come down to who throws more picks: Philip Rivers of the Chargers or Carson Palmer of the Raiders.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
Andrew Luck came into this season as one of the most overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorites college football has had in years.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Having successfully shored up last season's troubled run defense, No. 17 Kansas State is now struggling to defend the pass.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter just can't figure it out.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.
LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game - but don't count out Alabama yet.
OKLAHOMA CITY - LeBron James scored 33 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bloody nose and the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-81 on Thursday night.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is all about "Breaking Bad" this spring training. He has downloaded the popular cable TV series onto his iPad and plans to watch episodes as he runs on a treadmill.
SOCHI, Russia - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.