With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC's best team?
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won six games in a row and steamrolled most of their opponents in the process.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.
MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.
DUBLIN (AP) - The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.
ALAMEDA (AP) - There have been two coaches, three starting quarterbacks and 88 players involved in the Oakland Raiders' current 16-game losing streak. They have lost to 12 teams, played in eight stadiums and even went to a second country, losing a game in London this season. ere's a look back at the 16 losses since Oakland beat Houston 28-23 on Nov. 17, 2013:
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are protesting last week's loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies' winning shot shouldn't have counted.
Just get in is the mantra of NFL teams as they chase playoff berths. Wild-card weekend displayed why that philosophy works.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NFL has never been closer to ending its 21-year absence from the city that staged the first Super Bowl and supported ...
NFL owners will try again to settle the issue of relocation to Los Angeles, this time knowing that Commissioner Roger Goodell has declared the stadiums ...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Logan Couture's long, frustrating wait for his first goal of the season is finally over.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors starters struggled to pull away from Miami.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Less than four weeks from the Super Bowl, the field is nearly ready to be played on thanks to long days at ...
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year and had no trouble winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson interviewed Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers regarding their head coaching vacancy, a person with direct knowledge ...
Vontaze Burfict was having the game of his life when he ran into the bowels of Paul Brown Stadium with what appeared to be a ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs cobbled together an 11-game win streak that included their first playoff triumph in 22 years by using ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - There were parts of the Steelers' playoff game that seemed surreal.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up at Minnesota, their quest to avenge last year's ...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers did a jig after his first touchdown pass. Later, he was smiling and nodding and thrusting both arms overhead.
CHICAGO (AP) - Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The occupation of national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies stretched into its second week as ...