MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Nick Saban says he remains "very committed to the University of Alabama" and disputed an account of his agent's conversation with Texas early this year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Chiney Ogwumike now has family bragging rights.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State brought a six-game winning streak and a lot of questions into Saturday night's game against No. 8 Stanford.
The last two weeks of the college football season have separated contenders from pretenders and helped set the field for the national championship race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Last year's national runner-ups in football and men's basketball came out the big winners in the classroom.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Stanford and UCLA this Saturday was supposed to be the last major hurdle before the Pac-12's showdown of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The second-ranked Oregon Ducks are again making a bold fashion statement, but this time it's for a good cause.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry is different than most.
The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
STANFORD (AP) - Kevin Hogan walked into Stanford quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford's office Sunday - a day off for players - to get his week started a little earlier.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Stanford Cardinal adamantly insisted their attention was on Utah and only on Utah, not about moving up in the rankings, a grueling upcoming schedule or even growing national title talk.
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford rarely wins pretty. In the last two years, though, the Cardinal just always seem to win.
Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around.
NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden.
STANFORD (AP) - Mikaela Ruef found herself an engineering job on campus last spring and started sporting a hard hat and safety glasses to pay for her final two quarters at Stanford, knowing she no longer had a basketball scholarship as a fifth-year senior.
BERKELEY (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school.
BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Sonny Dykes has plenty of work to do as he starts Year 2 of spring practice at California.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
Doug McDermott spent his senior season passing a lot of big names on the career scoring list. He is now among some very select company.
Florida coach Billy Donovan has his hands full preparing for Shabazz Napier and Connecticut in the Final Four, yet couldn't help but look across at the other side of the bracket.