The helmet-to-helmet hit by San Francisco safety Donte Whitner that sent Saints running back Pierre Thomas to the locker room early in Saturday's NFC playoff game was legal.
BALTIMORE (AP) - After throwing his third interception of the afternoon, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates leaned over, rested his hands on his knees, and lowered his head.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - For Eli Manning and the New York Giants, Lambeau Field has become a familiar launching pad. After beating the Green Bay Packers at home for the second time in four years, they only hope this trip ends the same way - at the Super Bowl.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Janet Evans qualified for the Olympic trials in the 800-meter freestyle Sunday, her second qualifying time in two days in her comeback bid.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - David Lee scored 24 points and Monta Ellis added 22 to help the Golden State Warriors win on the road for the first time this season, 99-91 over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews and Viktor Stalberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat San Jose 4-3 on Sunday night and ended the Sharks' eight-game point streak.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With New Orleans poised to score on its opening possession, Donte Whitner delivered a crushing blow that knocked out running back Pierre Thomas and forced the first of five Saints turnovers.
HOUSTON (AP) - Samuel Dalembert had the best game in his short career as a Houston Rocket on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 42 points in his third straight 40-point performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a big early lead before hanging on for their fifth straight victory, 97-92 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Troy Brouwer got his first career hat trick, and Alex Ovechkin also scored Friday night as the Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay 4-3, handing the Lightning their sixth straight loss.
SEATTLE (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Seattle Mariners have agreed to trade right-hander Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero in a deal involving two of baseball's top young talents.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is making gains toward breaking up the two-car tandem racing that has taken over at Daytona and Talladega, but the fix sent speeds soaring over 200 mph Friday in a test session.
HONOLULU (AP) - Matt Every, finally making news for his golf, made the game look and sound easy Friday at the Sony Open.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans are quite content to run against the grain in the pass-happy NFL.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter for a 109-101 victory Wednesday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tommy Wingels scored with 3:08 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their second win in six games, 2-1 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Graeme McDowell twisted his back and swung a club to loosen his joints in the morning chill of February at Pebble Beach, a course that looked nothing like he remembered it.
MIAMI (AP) - David Beckham hopped onto the stage, his back to sun-splashed Biscayne Bay, and a pack of photographers jostled for position as admirers cheered and chanted.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has decided to shift eight of its Thursday night games to a broadcast network, and announced Wednesday that CBS won the bid to showcase more of television's hottest property.
OAKLAND (AP) - Al Jefferson had 30 points and 13 rebounds, Gerald Henderson added 17 points and eight rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats blew past the Golden State Warriors 91-75 on Tuesday night in Kemba Walker's much-anticipated return.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - With their next victory, the No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs will have their ninth straight 20-win season - and 10th overall - under coach Steve Fisher.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR unveiled a revamped penalty system Tuesday that for the first time will define specific offenses with pre-determined penalties.
under of Pacific Investment Management, the largest bond fund in the world which, according to Forbes, has $2 trillion under its management. There wouldn't seem to be a lot that could get him nervous.
SEATTLE (AP) - The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Down on the lower level, Hall of Famer Walter Jones posed for pictures with exuberant fans.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tracy McGrady wants to follow Michael Jordan's path to the national pastime.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Three times during his Hall of Fame playing career, John Elway slogged through the rubble of a Super Bowl landslide.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves agreed to eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million on Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) - The NFL's report in the Miami Dolphins bullying case is expected to be released soon, shedding further light on the much-scrutinized, troubled relationship between offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.