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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has allowed two 100-yard rushers in the first four games of the season.
MIAMI (AP) - The New England Patriots rang up another big score, this time with little input from the offense.
A flurry of tiebreakers, that might've been fun for fans. For the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, a guaranteed spot in the playoffs was just fine.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have exercised their $6 million option on outfielder David DeJesus for next season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A snarling, cursing Todd Haley no longer prowls the Kansas City sideline like an angry grizzly crisscrossing his cage.
No. 2 Ohio State 24,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick's ascendancy to starting quarterback has won over some Philadelphia Eagles fans who originally balked at his signing.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Robert Griffin retreated nearly 20 yards to grab an errant snap, and turned that into a touchdown. There had already been a record 94-yarder for Baylor on what began as a short pass.
The thinking was maybe the Steelers would go 2-2 without suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. That would leave them in decent position to challenge for a playoff berth, or even the AFC North title.
TORONTO (AP) - The New York Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st win of the season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - George Blanda, who played longer than anyone in pro football history and racked up the most points in a career that spanned four decades, mostly with the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders, died Monday. He was 83.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs seem eager to stay that way.
DETROIT - James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began reworking their injury-depleted defense Tuesday, signing former Denver Broncos tackle Kevin Vickerson amid a flurry of roster moves.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Julius Thomas' dad likes to remind his son where he got his great hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the moments after a disheartening loss to Tennessee to open the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid seemed at a loss for why All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles went virtually unused.
DURHAM, N.C. - David Cutcliffe is getting ready to coach against a man he never really got the chance to work with - Charlie Weis.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.
DETROIT - Jeremy Guthrie couldn't find a way out of trouble.
AMES, Iowa - Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford's first game under Jim Caldwell was a success.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.