PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard took a mighty cut, dropped his bat and admired the shot.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yovani Gallardo could barely see the return tosses from catcher Jonathan Lucroy, losing them in the bright light filtering through the windows at Miller Park.
NEW YORK (AP) - No national anthem, all Yankees. Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, rookie Ivan Nova pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning in an unusual relief appearance and New York shook off a 23-hour rain delay to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 in their suspended playoff opener Saturday night. A day after rain wiped out aces Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia after only 1½ innings, the game resumed ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Napoli kept fouling off pitches while Texas Rangers fans chanted his name.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Arthur Brown never saw Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Western Athletic Conference Great Bend 28, Dodge City 7 Hays 40, South 20 Garden City 52, Liberal 21 Area scores Macksville 52, Pretty Prairie 26 Cunningham 42, Stafford 36 St. John 52, Fairfield 6 Central Plains 66, Canton-Galva 16 Ell-Saline 29, Ellinwood 0 Hoisington 41, TMP-Marian 23 Cimarron 46, Larned 40 Otis-Bison 52, Beloit St. John's-Tipton 6 Scores of interest Wichita City League Heights 41, Northwest 21 Southeast 48, West 20 Carroll 48, East 7 ...
No. 1 LSU 35, Kentucky 7 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jordan Jefferson scored on his first play back from suspension and cornerback Tyrann Mathieu scored after setting an LSU record for career forced fumbles. Jefferson was reinstated this week after a grand jury reduced his charges in connection with a bar fight to a misdemeanor. Jarrett Lee remained the starter at quarterback. LSU coach Les Miles inserted Jefferson on an early fourth-and-goal, and Jefferson ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Seth Doege passed for 366 yards and three touchdowns and Eric Stephens rushed for 124 yards and scored twice, helping Texas Tech come roaring back from a 20-point deficit and beat Kansas 45-34 Saturday in both teams' Big 12 opener.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The story has been the same for the Vikings the past three weeks, just tweak the opponent a little bit and adjust the final score.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Down by nine games in early September, down by seven runs on the final day of the season. And yet somehow, these Tampa Bay Rays made it to the playoffs. Evan Longoria capped a startling comeback by hitting his second home run of the game, hooking a drive barely inside ...
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Boston Red Sox completed their September collapse in horrific and historic fashion, falling out of the playoff chase by allowing two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of baseball's greatest comebacks, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - With the season on the line, the Atlanta Braves couldn't get the final three outs.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Jared Allen's return to Kansas City this week isn't his priority focus.
The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Bob Stoops ran away from the tub filled with ice water just about as quickly and effectively as the Sooners' Brennan Clay ran through the Kansas State defense on Saturday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Chris Jones scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 71-57 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Les Miles loves calling Death Valley the place opponents' dreams go to die. The same might someday be said about Johnny Manziel's bid for a second Heisman Trophy.
No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.