LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Brady Morningstar's shooting touch is back, and the timing couldn't be better for second-ranked Kansas.
BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo TV ratings and reach new heights of popularity - even as it dealt with a stream of off-field woes - will end with two classic, hard-nosed teams clashing in its championship game. "When you look at this matchup," ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
No. 9 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to run the Irish's winning streak to four games. Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn't take long for the rust - if there was much ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City has hired its fourth offensive coordinator since head coach Todd Haley arrived two years ago, but nobody's saying who will be calling the plays when the Chiefs take the field next season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL. A day after sarcastically suggesting a pillow could be used to soften blows he delivers to opposing players, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker called the league's talk about wanting to protect players "a show." Harrison said before Wednesday's practice leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl that the owners' push for an 18-game regular season and the possibility of a lockout ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The secret to the Pittsburgh Steelers' success is growing on Brett Keisel's furry face.
DALLAS (AP) - The first significant action for Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay's quarterback came at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Three seasons ago at Texas Stadium, Rodgers took over after Brett Favre injured his elbow with 10 minutes left in the first half. Even though the Packers lost, Rodgers gave them a taste of what he could do. "I think it was more for my teammates and the organization - I think ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the arrangements says Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte plans to announce his retirement Friday at a news conference at Yankee Stadium. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the news conference had not yet been announced. Pettitte has been telling the team since the end of the season that it was likely he wouldn't play in 2011. He became a free ...
MANHATTAN (AP) - With Bramlage Coliseum silent for Jacob Pullen's free throws, a Nebraska fan took the opportunity to scream, "Shave your beard!"
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Troy Polamalu was a few minutes late as he strolled toward his podium on media day at the Super Bowl when teammate Ryan Clark spotted him.
DeleteARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger was focused on the tiny screen of his video camera as he walked toward his assigned podium for Super Bowl media day. Like so many others new to Cowboys Stadium, the Steelers quarterback was in awe. While a crowd of cameras surrounded him, Roethlisberger's own camera was focused on the $1 billion-plus building and the massive high-definition TV screens hanging over the field. The Steelers and Green Bay ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."
The Associated PressDelete - MergeUP DALLAS - Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each other on the field. In the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh safety Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who cover the league, edging Green Bay linebacker Matthews by a hair - two ...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon was denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Simon's lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A bullet killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo, and injured his brother, 17-year-old Starlling Castillo, in the city ...
MIAMI - LeBron James needed almost 12 full minutes before scoring his first points. He missed 10 of his first 13 shots. He wore a wrap on his knee and put on a display that won't be remembered for offensive brilliance.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Skye Bolt hit a game-winning RBI single through the right side in the ninth inning to lift North Carolina past South Carolina 6-5 in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional best-of-3 series.
MIAMI - The NBA Finals. Just being here can be memorable - and miserable.
MIAMI - Finishing games is becoming a concern for the Miami Heat.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.
NEW YORK - Two full games, plus two more innings. A total of 561 pitches. And when it was finally (FINALLY!) over, the worst team in baseball had its 17th win of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. - A dropped baton cost the Texas A&M men an outright NCAA outdoor track and field team title.
NEW YORK - Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
PARIS - Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
MIAMI - The NBA's coach of the year was fired before the finals even started.
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs returned to the NBA Finals just the way they left - with a victory over LeBron James.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It started with a double by Alex Gordon, gained momentum on a single by Eric Hosmer and another double by Billy Butler, and then was capped off by a two-run shot from Lorenzo Cain.