PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Frandsen rounded first after his big hit, looked up to see all the runners circling the bases and prepared himself for a celebration.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The burgeoning basketball scandal has cost Rutgers more than a popular, young athletic director, an interim general counsel, two coaches and a lot of embarrassment.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Serena Williams had completed a dazzling display of tennis to dominate her opponent and advance to her fourth finals of the year at the Family Circle Cup on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS - Brittney Griner of Baylor is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season.
CINCINNATI - Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds take the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first home run of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA - Once the Kansas City Royals started hitting, they piled it on.
CHICAGO - The Kansas City Royals were still struggling at the plate. This time it didn't matter: Jeremy Guthrie was on the mound.
FRIDAY NASCAR 9:30 a.m. - Kroger 250: final practice, SPEED 11 a.m. - STP Gas Booster 500, SPEED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. - Kansas City at Philadelphia, FSN NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 7 p.m. - Oklahoma City at Indiana, ESPN 9:30 p.m. - Houston at Portland, ESPN SATURDAY NASCAR 12:30 p.m. - Kroger 250, SPEED COLLEGE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. - South Carolina at Tennessee, FSN 2:30 p.m. - Oklahoma at Texas, FSN PROFESSIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION ...
DETROIT - Jason Hanson wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop. The Detroit Lions kicker is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he thought about returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career. "It's time," Hanson said. "I gave serious thought and consideration to playing in 2013. While the determination and willpower are still there, the wear and tear on my body, especially the issues ...
CHICAGO - Given all their trouble against the Royals, it's fair to say the White Sox are enjoying this.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson said it felt like the first day of school.
CHICAGO - For all the deep breaths he took before the game, Chris Sale sure was a picture of calm once he stepped on the mound. More important for the White Sox, he was the definition of dominant.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Behind a pair of dark sunglasses, Dayton Moore's eyes dart around a spring training practice field in sunny Surprise, Ariz., trying to take in everything happening all at once.
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LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.
MIAMI - LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, getting his first major league win in the Miami Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie ran his unbeaten streak to a club record 17 consecutive starts with a four-hitter in the Kansas City Royals' 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.