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Harbaughs among NFL’s standout coaches

Picking the NFL's coach of the year might not be so easy - even with Mike McCarthy on the verge of guiding the Green Bay Packers to a perfect season.

December 17, 2011 | By Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Pierce, Temple run over Wyoming 37-15

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Temple came out swinging against Wyoming, jumping to a 21-0 lead in the first half of the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Last-minute score gives Ohio 24-23 win over Utah State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard keeper with 13 seconds left to give Ohio its first bowl victory, 24-23 over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

December 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Packers chase perfection, Chiefs look to regroup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers will throw for a slew of yards and a bunch of touchdowns. Some unheralded running back will start to resemble Jim Taylor. Clay Matthews will harass the opposing quarterback and Charles Woodson will probably force a turnover.

December 17, 2011 | AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Falcons rout Jacksonville 41-14

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Brady’s Patriots vs. Tebow’s Broncos in spotlight on Sunday

In honor of Pro Picks' skill at picking Best Bets - 2-12 against the spread, no winners since Week 6 - we offer a Worst Bet to go along with it this week.

December 15, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Former Kansas coach Gill hired at Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Liberty has brought in Turner Gill as its new football coach and the school also has hired a firm to help it study the feasibility of moving up to the Bowl Subdivision.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Hurd arrested on drug charges

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was locked up in federal custody Thursday as his stunned teammates learned he had been charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network following his arrest with more than a pound of cocaine.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


MAJOR TASK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The play has become a Green Bay Packers staple: Aaron Rodgers drops back, lofts a pass down the sideline and one of his talented receivers turns around at precisely the right time and hauls it in around the unsuspecting cornerback.

December 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


BCS sticks Boise State’s Moore with flop finale

Kellen Moore deserves a better send off.

December 15, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Bonds’ sentencing brings BALCO saga to near-closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Paul headed to LA; Clippers, that is

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


CRENNEL IN CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs' practice facility, gripping both sides of it with his meaty hands, and promptly named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback.

December 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Weis starts recruiting at Kansas

LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis leans forward in his chair behind a wide desk inside the Kansas football facility, reaches out to shake hands and then tries to stifle a yawn.

December 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State AD supports hoops coach Travis Ford

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


K-State president defends NCAA involvement in academics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tiger Woods to return at the Masters

Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.

April 04, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Josh Hamilton won’t be disciplined by MLB; Angels surprised

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


LeBron on calling plays: ‘I do it every game’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James is like an NFL quarterback on the floor - with the ball, in control.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Judge won’t stop Wrigley Field video board blocking rooftops

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs don't have to stop construction on a Wrigley Field video board that will block game views of adjacent rooftop clubs in the urban neighborhood, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wichita State reaches new contract agreement with Marshall

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has grown accustomed to hearing lucrative offers from big-name schools trying to lure him away. It's become as much a part of March as the NCAA Tournament.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Final Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Four teams, four drug-testing policies.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Smart leaving VCU for Texas

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth to coach the Texas Longhorns.

April 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


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