When it comes to being No. 1, Ohio State is No. 3.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James left the Miami Heat exhibition game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night after grabbing at his right hamstring in obvious discomfort.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Lee added another impressive line to his growing October resume, putting the Texas Rangers on his back and carrying them into the AL championship series for the first time.
Field goals and punts are boring. Fake field goals and punts, well, there's almost nothing in football more exciting than that.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning didn't have a touchdown pass or throw for 300 yards, so along comes backup running back Mike Hart to rescue the Indianapolis Colts and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.
ATLANTA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants won another thriller, again with help from some shaky Atlanta defense, and they're off to the NL championship series for the first time since 2002.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Max Hall's debut as Arizona's quarterback was a winning one as the Cardinals defense intercepted three passes by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in a 30-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.
Things could start getting sorted out in the NFC Least, uh, East, this Sunday as all four teams in the league's most disappointing group play nondivisional games.
No. 19 South Carolina 35, No. 1 Alabama 21
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said he has talked with Brett Favre about an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy photos to a former game hostess while he played for the New York Jets.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankees yet another clutch performance in the postseason, pitching seven smooth innings in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday evening for a 2-0 lead in their AL division series.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday.
If there was still any doubt the days of Southern California dominating the Pac-10 are over - at least for the near future - there's proof positive this week.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Maybe Kansas State's marching band should forgo its traditional "Wabash Cannonball" for something more fitting, such as "So long, it's been good to know you."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Last year, the New York Yankees christened their billion-dollar ballpark with a World Series title.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self believes that unbeaten Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament - if it beats Missouri State on Saturday and then wins the Missouri Valley tournament.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
PEORIA, Ill. - Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Wesley Iwundu was in the right place at the right time, recovering a loose ball and answering with a three-point play to take a 57-56 lead with 55 seconds to go and give Kansas State the final boost it needed and secure a much-needed 60-56 road win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE - Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.
INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL competition committee may attempt to clean up the language on the field next season.
WICHITA - Wichita State went to the Final Four last year, yet there was something missing for that team: a Missouri Valley Conference championship.
SOCHI, Russia - The Norwegian women revived their cross country skiing dominance at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday and the Dutch added two more speedskating gold medals to their record haul.
NORMAN, Okla. - With six days to prepare for a team that has struggled all season on the road, Oklahoma turned Saturday's home game against Kansas State into a confidence booster heading into the final four games of the Big 12 season.
No. 5 DUKE 66,
LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Joel Embiid briefly flirted with a triple-double and No. 8 Kansas trounced No. 19 Texas 85-54 Saturday night to seize control of the Big 12.