SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.
ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As West Virginia's new defensive coordinator, Tony Gibson has seen the Mountaineers revert to their old habits of letting opponents get yards in chunks, and he said the potential for Kansas to produce big plays is real despite the Jayhawks' struggles of late.
In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.
You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.
MANHATTAN - Many stars refuse to admit they look at the players they're passing on the slow climb through the record books. They'll speak in platitudes about focusing on the team first, the individual second, and shrug off most of their achievements.
Charlie Strong is less than halfway through his first season trying to re-establish Texas as a Big 12 power.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.
LAWRENCE - Kansas is turning to a native son to usher the Jayhawks through the rest of the season.
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two late fumbles to secure a 41-38 victory against No. 3 Auburn, likely ending the Tigers' playoff hopes.
They are thinking playoffs in Kansas City, which makes some sense even after the Chiefs got off to a poor start this season.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The sparse section of Kansas students spilled over the railing, celebrating alongside players in a happy pileup near midfield. Then they headed to the goalposts in the south end zone, tore them down and carried them up the hill from Memorial Stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin did an acrobatic flip on the second of his three touchdown runs and threw for 219 yards and another score for No. 6 TCU in a 41-20 victory over No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday night that had huge Big 12 and playoff implications.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin finished the last game by encouraging the kicker before the game-winning field goal and apologizing to teammates in the locker room for his subpar performance.
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Smith took the snap from center, looked to his right and saw Dwayne Bowe open in the end zone.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Anybody watching Kansas last week could tell that something different was going on, though it had nothing to do with the personnel or anything else happening on the field.