INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - He was always being compared to someone. That's what happens when you're the youngest son of a great quarterback and the baby brother of an even better one. It wasn't until he compared himself to Tom Brady, though, that people began taking Eli Manning seriously.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rarely is Bill Belichick outcoached. Tom Brady almost never gets outplayed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In this new NFL age of throw first and throw again, it's easy to forget to first rule of football: Defense wins championships.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning - Eli, and Peyton, too.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum showed up at AT&T Park on Friday with a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his cap and signature shaggy hair, hiding his appearance.
Joseph Berry and Tim Thornton are two players with the same game and same body frame.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Ryane Clowe had plenty to celebrate. He played his first game since a facial fracture two weeks ago and scored a goal. Even better, his father was among the sellout crowd.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis didn't seem too impressed with Golden State's best offensive performance of the season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - John Salmons can't remember a worse shooting slump. He's hoping the 19 points he scored to help the Sacramento Kings to a rare win over Portland on Thursday night will help him forget it. Marcus Thornton scored 20 points the Kings, who snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Portland 95-92 Thursday night. The Blazers had beaten the Kings in 12 of the previous 13 games, but Sacramento ran off five ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum were voted Thursday to the All-Star game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired seven additional coaches for Dennis Allen's staff on Thursday, including three who were with the team last year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Thursday to help the San Francisco 49ers build a stadium south of Santa Clara.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. got almost everything he wanted Wednesday, receiving a boxing license and naming an opponent and a date for his next fight.
ALAMEDA - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen made the first hire for his new staff on Wednesday, bringing back Greg Knapp as the team's offensive coordinator.
SAN JOSE - On his fourth attempt during a hockey breakaway drill, Nyjer Morgan shot the puck past Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss to score in the bottom right corner of the net. Greiss did the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder a favor and let it go in, with Morgan later thanking him with a firm pat to the chest pad.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers released wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams on Tuesday after three-plus seasons.
RIVERSIDE, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested outside Kansas City over the weekend on charges of speeding and possessing marijuana, throwing his status for a pivotal AFC West showdown against the Denver Broncos into question.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Injured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he never gives up hope on playing, though he is not sure exactly when he will be back on the field.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two championships and eight successful seasons in Boston brought Terry Francona exactly zero first-place votes in Manager of the Year balloting.
CHICAGO (AP) - As the buzzer sounded and his Michigan State teammates raced onto the court to celebrate, Gary Harris held his index finger aloft.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Embroiled in court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, Rory McIlroy has been visiting lawyers' offices instead of winning golf titles this year.
One of the lasting images in Texas Rangers history is catcher Bengie Molina leaping into the arms of closer Neftali Feliz when the team clinched its first American League pennant.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Determined to learn exactly what caused his mystery illness in 2011, Trevor Bayne made repeated visits to the Mayo Clinic over the last two years, asking questions about his health and medical history.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh will not point a finger at one player in particular, or one coach. This beating is being felt by all.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland coach Dennis Allen says he doesn't believe quarterback Terrelle Pryor's sprained right knee was the reason the Raiders offense struggled so much in their loss to the New York Giants.
BOSTON (AP) - Clearly, Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos' injury was on everyone's minds. The Boston Bruins were able to get back to playing hockey a lot quicker after it happened.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay's status as the NFL's only winless team didn't last long.
MIAMI (AP) - In a state where the two other NFL teams are in last place, the Miami Dolphins are the biggest laughingstock of all.
If there's one thing you can be sure about in the NFL, it's that nothing is a sure thing.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the results says Peyton Manning's MRI showed aggravation of his right ankle that is not expected to keep the Broncos quarterback out of next Sunday's game against Kansas City.