LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self tried to temper expectations surrounding fifth-ranked Kansas as the season began, pointing out all the big-name players lost to graduation and the NBA.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland's broken offense.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Hiring a new coach has become almost commonplace for the Raiders, who will have their seventh coach in the past 10 seasons in 2012. As the first coach hired in the post-Al Davis era in Oakland, Dennis Allen will have a much different task than his predecessors.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Zeller had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds to help No. 7 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 74-55 on Thursday night
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83 on Thursday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Buccaneers are counting on Greg Schiano to lead them back to respectability and transform Tampa Bay into consistent winners - much in the same way he made Rutgers matter again.
MIAMI (AP) - Former NFL players should not be permitted to sue for damages over concussions they suffered because player safety issues have long been governed by the league's collective bargaining agreements, an NFL attorney said Thursday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Kansas State coach Frank Martin didn't mind his Wildcats committing 25 fouls as long as they were as a result of playing aggressive defense.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Freshman swingman Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 27 points, Brian Williams added a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 on Wednesday night.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno's family along with former players and assistant coaches made their way Wednesday to a campus spiritual center for the revered coach's funeral service, a moment of private mourning during a week in which thousands from Penn State were saying goodbye.
DETROIT - With Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, the Detroit Tigers look ready for a season of slugging at Comerica Park.
SAN FRANCISCO - Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants reached a verbal agreement Tuesday on a two-year contract worth $40.5 million.
DETROIT (AP) - With Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, the Detroit Tigers look ready for a season of slugging at Comerica Park.
MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James added 18 and the Miami Heat survived another shaky offensive night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-85 on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings, beating Georgia 57-44 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday, the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick jostled his 2-year-old son on his lap, egging him on to speak into the microphone and tell the world his daddy was the NASCAR champion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks kept driving deep into Kansas City territory. They kept getting stonewalled. First they were held to field goals, and then they were held to nothing.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Aaron Green ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Echols-Luper returned a punt 69 yards for another score and No. 5 TCU turned back a spirited upset bid from Kansas in a 34-30 win Saturday that kept the Horned Frogs in playoff contention.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - With memories of last year's season-opening 60-58 loss to Northern Colorado running through his mind, Bruce Weber wasn't prepared to see a halftime lead disappear again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs are in many ways mirror images of each other.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Devonte' Graham came off the bench Friday night to provide fifth-ranked Kansas with a much-needed spark, providing the scuffling Jayhawks with some scoring and toughness.
WICHITA (AP) - With six newcomers, five of them freshmen, coming off his bench, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was prepared for some inconsistency in the season opener.