BY PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer ARLINGTON, Texas - The Steelers had all the momentum. The Terrible Towels were out in full force around Cowboys Stadium. Rashard Mendenhall took the handoff with every intention of moving Pittsburgh a little closer to completing an improbable comeback. Then, a big hit, the ball popped out of Mendenhall's hands, and Desmond Bishop took off with it for the Green Bay Packers. It would ...
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SUPER BOWL XLV Sunday Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25 Pittsburgh 0 10 7 8 - 25 Green Bay 14 7 0 10 - 31 First Quarter GB-Nelson 29 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:44. GB-Collins 37 interception return (Crosby kick), 3:20. Second Quarter Pit-FG Suisham 33, 11:08. GB-Jennings 21 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 2:24. Pit-Ward 8 ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Imagine this scenario: Sunday's Super Bowl goes to overtime, and the team that wins the coin toss gets the ball, drives down the field and makes a field goal.
No. 3 Texas 76, Texas Tech 60 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Jordan Hamilton and Gary Johnson each scored 16 points and No. 3 Texas remained unbeaten in the Big 12. The Red Raiders kept this one closer than Texas' 31-point romp the last time the teams met on Jan. 11, cutting the Longhorns' lead to seven in the second half. But J'Covan Brown made two 3-pointers in a 90-second span to help end the rally ...
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Down one with the ball and shot clock turned off, Kansas State coach Frank Martin called a play his team hadn't run all year.
DALLAS (AP) - As the 2005 draft crept uncomfortably along into hour 2, then hour 3, then hour 4 and beyond, Aaron Rodgers looked at the board, saw the words "Green Bay" up there and knew there was an outside chance his long day would end there.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Brady Morningstar's shooting touch is back, and the timing couldn't be better for second-ranked Kansas.
BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo TV ratings and reach new heights of popularity - even as it dealt with a stream of off-field woes - will end with two classic, hard-nosed teams clashing in its championship game. "When you look at this matchup," ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
No. 9 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to run the Irish's winning streak to four games. Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn't take long for the rust - if there was much ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City has hired its fourth offensive coordinator since head coach Todd Haley arrived two years ago, but nobody's saying who will be calling the plays when the Chiefs take the field next season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL. A day after sarcastically suggesting a pillow could be used to soften blows he delivers to opposing players, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker called the league's talk about wanting to protect players "a show." Harrison said before Wednesday's practice leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl that the owners' push for an 18-game regular season and the possibility of a lockout ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The secret to the Pittsburgh Steelers' success is growing on Brett Keisel's furry face.
DALLAS (AP) - The first significant action for Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay's quarterback came at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Three seasons ago at Texas Stadium, Rodgers took over after Brett Favre injured his elbow with 10 minutes left in the first half. Even though the Packers lost, Rodgers gave them a taste of what he could do. "I think it was more for my teammates and the organization - I think ...
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.
LAWRENCE - For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly-touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.