PITTSBURGH (AP) - Next step, the Super Bowl. The NFL's final four has a strong connection to the big game, from the first champion (Packers) to the winner of perhaps the most significant game (Jets). And from possibly the best Super Bowl team (1985 Bears) to the most dominant franchise of the era (Steelers). Any matchup in Dallas next month will feature plenty of history. So much so that Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy has ...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Minutes after Texas A&M was manhandled in an 81-60 loss to Texas earlier in the week, coach Mark Turgeon told the 11th-ranked Aggies they'd have to be much more physical to beat Kansas State.
No. 1 Ohio State 73, No. 23 Illinois 68 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and Ohio State scored 14 straight points in the second half to rally past Illinois. Aaron Craft made two free throws with 15 seconds left and Jon Diebler forced an Illinois turnover with 4 seconds on the clock to help the unbeaten Buckeyes (20-0, 7-0 Big Ten) hold on. Jereme Richmond had ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer Imagine John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins still on the court together at Kentucky, instead of being among the NBA's best rookies. Or Xavier Henry playing another season for undefeated Kansas. But in an era of one-and-done players in college basketball, they all came and then went quickly to the pros. What about some of the first-year stars from last season who stayed for a second go-round in college? There ...
LAKE FOREST (AP) - It would sound like a rough job constantly cleaning up after someone else, unless you're Anthony Adams and Julius Peppers is the one making the mess.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Carla Swart, a South African cyclist who won several college titles in the United States, has died after being hit by a truck while training. She was 23. Swart was training Wednesday in the central Free State province when she turned into the path of an advancing truck, Cycling South Africa said. "I think she would have been the greatest cyclist in our history if she had lived," CyclingSA director Hendrik Lemmer ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - David Lighty scored 18 points and Ohio State wasn't tested in its first game as No. 1, rolling over Iowa 70-48 on Wednesday night.
BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer As illogical at it seems, a 6-6 parlay might be a winner in this weekend's championship games. The Packers and Jets aren't run-of-the-mill wild cards. Does that mean a pair of non-division winners are headed to the Super Bowl? Read on. NFC Championship Green Bay (minus 3) at Chicago - Yes, the sixth-seeded Packers are favored at Soldier Field in the second postseason matchup of these 90-year ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has apologized for his profanity-laced tirade toward freshman Terrence Jones.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL can't be upset with so many upsets in the playoffs. What better evidence is needed that the "anybody can win at any time" mantra is accurate when two No. 6 seeds are in the conference championship games? And nobody would be shocked to see both the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets in the Super Bowl. Indeed, the wild-card Packers are favored for Sunday's NFC title game at ...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Bitterness and nastiness have been replaced by praise and compliments.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two members of the Monsters of the Midway defense from Chicago's famed championship team are reuniting in Minnesota.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - One is loud. One isn't. One speaks his mind. One doesn't. One has a Super Bowl title as a head coach. The other's still in search of one. But don't tell Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin that he's not like New York's Rex Ryan. The Steelers coach actually thinks there are similarities between the two.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Luis Mendoza finally figured out what he needs to do to succeed at home.
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.