NEW YORK - Duke is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John's is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State star Jacob Pullen insisted he didn't really have an answer, but his wry smile told a different story.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Markieff Morris and No. 1 Kansas found the perfect cure for a bad Kansas State hangover: a big dose of Colorado.
Nebraska 70, No. 3 Texas 67
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday, trying to spur progress less than two weeks before the league's labor deal expires.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
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BOSTON (AP) - Asked to handicap the 3-point shooting contest, Ray Allen provided a thoughtful analysis of the players he will face at this weekend's All-Star game in Los Angeles and complimented each of his opponents, in turn.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 67, South Florida 55
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
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Heat 110, Pacers 103
DENVER - Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Fisher refuses to use offseason shoulder surgery as an excuse.
As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested.
SEATTLE - Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL.
LAWRENCE - Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
The Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray got a chance to showcase themselves in the Chiefs' preseason game in Carolina.
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's best argument against the Ed O'Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken - the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Coach Kliff Kingsbury and his quarterback are in similar territory entering their second seasons at Texas Tech.
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU coach Gary Patterson had been thinking about spreading out his offense since the Horned Frogs got in the Big 12 two years ago.
LAWRENCE - The top two running backs on the Kansas depth chart will each miss their senior season after Brandon Bourbon tore his ACL and Taylor Cox tore his Achilles' tendon in separate incidents.
NEW YORK - "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.
AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.