NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma has asked the NCAA to place its men's basketball program on two more years of probation and vacate all wins from the 2009-10 season for two major rules violations by former assistant coach Oronde Taliaferro.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz hit a grand slam to cap a five-run fourth inning and Dustin Pedroia extended his career-best hitting streak to 24 games with a solo homer, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Donovan McNabb's time in Washington is over after only a year.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina has fired football coach Butch Davis.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched the first no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading them past the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Pedroia was a home run from hitting for the cycle, and the pitcher who was trying to stop him wasn't a pitcher at all.
DALLAS (AP) - Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe knows there are people looking for cracks in the conference after what it went through last summer just to stay together.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.
NEW YORK (AP) - With its players locked out, the NBA has postponed its rookie transition program scheduled for Aug. 9-11.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Trucks loaded with everything from barbells to bottled water pulled out of Kansas City on Tuesday and headed north to St. Joseph, Mo.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox botched a suicide squeeze in extra innings and gave Kansas City another chance to win. The Royals messed up their squeeze attempt, too, and still managed to score the game-winning run.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: "Football's back."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front office of the Kansas City Chiefs has plenty of work to do and not much time to do it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.