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NFL playoff races: simple, complex

Reduced to its simplest, the NFL playoff races come down to this: Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas and the New York Giants must win. Then it gets complicated, because the Giants host the Cowboys in prime time, and the loser is out.

December 31, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs sign Succop to five-year, $14 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop can retire that "Mr. Irrelevant" nickname.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma handles Iowa as camera falls from sky

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oklahoma was gaining yards in bits instead of its usual chunks. Its defense was solid before giving up a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lose nearly all of a 21-point lead.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 7 Duke routs Western Michigan

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski told his No. 7 Duke team to pick up the pace. That wound up making everyone in the Blue Devils' backcourt look pretty good.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Long pass play helps Rutgers beat Iowa State

NEW YORK - Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers over Iowa State 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium on Friday.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mississippi State runs past Wake Forest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 in the Music City Bowl - the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs center Wiegmann to make 175th straight start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Everything about Casey Wiegmann is decidedly old school.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


BYU edges past Tulsa, 24-21

DALLAS (AP) - Riley Nelson threw three touchdown passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, and BYU beat Tulsa 24-21 Friday in the Armed Forces Bowl for another 10-win season.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 25 Florida State rallies to nip Notre Dame 18-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame 18-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


RG3, Baylor win record-setting shootout over Washington, 67-56

SAN ANTO- A thrilling, back-and-forth, record-shattering Alamo Bowl had barely ended when Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III already started hearing the chants.

December 30, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Raiders closing in on records for penalties

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The fine jar in the defensive meeting room fills up with bills, suggestions pour in from fans and coach Hue Jackson's voice gets hoarse from yelling.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


OSU’s Blackmon expected to declare for NFL after Fiesta Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Even sitting behind a table, Justin Blackmon looks the part of the nation's best receiver.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sooners, Hawkeyes face off tonight in Insight Bowl

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - As Oklahoma's defensive captain and one of the most eloquent players on either side of the ball, Travis Lewis had become a go-to guy for reporters, someone who could provide a non-slanted assessment of the team.

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


NO CONTEST

LAWRENCE - Tyshawn Taylor grabbed the opening tip, took a couple dribbles across midcourt and heaved a pass ahead to Jeff Withey, who was fouled while slamming home a rim-rattling dunk.

December 29, 2011 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


AP TOP 25

NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 100, ELON 82

December 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Warriors tie their semifinal at 2-2, rout Grizzlies 101-84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season.

May 12, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy, Royals stumble in opener with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre's 399th career home run and another strong outing from Colby Lewis helped the Rangers open their homestand with a 8-2 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

May 12, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Clippers rout Rockets 128-95 to take 3-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Houston's strategy of intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooter DeAndre Jordan backfired in a big way.

May 11, 2015 | BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Top seeds in both East, West in trouble trailing semis 2-1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First-year coach Steve Kerr knows a crucial moment in the playoffs, so he understands exactly the test his Golden State Warriors face trailing Memphis 2-1 in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 11, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


After delay, Royals down Tigers in 10th

DETROIT- The weekend showdown between the Tigers and Royals lasted into Monday morning before Omar Infante's 10th-inning sacrifice fly decided the rubber match of their three-game set, sending Kansas City to a 2-1 win at Comerica Park.

May 11, 2015 | JASON BECK/MLB.com | AP Sports


Austin Rivers propels Clippers past Rockets 124-99

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the bench watching Austin Rivers run through the Rockets, Chris Paul walked up to Doc Rivers and told him, "This is one time you can be a dad and not just coach."

May 09, 2015 | BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rose banks in 3 at buzzer to lift Bulls over Cavaliers 99-96

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose wanted to make one thing clear about his winning 3-pointer. He did not call glass.

May 09, 2015 | ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Price injures hamstring after tripping over bat

DETROIT- A career high in hits allowed wasn't the worst news of the night for Tigers ace David Price, who left Friday's walk-off win over the Royals with a hamstring injury.

May 09, 2015 | JASON BECK/MLB.com | AP Sports


McIlroy shores boring way never hurts at TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy finally figured out that playing conservatively would be the best way to attack the TPC Sawgrass.

May 08, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


LeBron leads Cavs into Chicago, with JR Smith joining him

The statue outside is of Michael Jordan. The court inside, come playoff time, has often belonged to LeBron James.

May 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals take lead in 1st and don’t let go

KANSAS CITY- Eric Hosmer blasted a three-run homer and the Royals survived a shaky start from Edinson Volquez to hold off the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, on Thursday in a game that's start was delayed two hours and 17 minutes by rain.

May 08, 2015 | Jordan Bastian/MLB.com | AP Sports


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