HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four.
NEW YORK (AP) - Have NFL fans seen the last of the Pro Bowl? The game could be suspended next year, two people familiar with discussions said Thursday. Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, expressed concerns about the quality of play after January's game, and the league has been holding talks with the players' union about the future of the all-star game. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were not being publicized. Responding ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Luck knew exactly where he was heading and the daunting task he faces.
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the New York Mets rallied past Heath Bell and Miami 3-2 Thursday, the Marlins' fifth straight loss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Brandon Allen hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Thursday.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Bobcats couldn't even beat a New York Knicks team resting most of its starters, finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history after a 104-84 loss on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in modern history to start five rookies in one game for their season finale against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds, Tyreke Evans scored 17 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers' backups 113-96 Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
OAKLAND (AP) - Patty Mills had career highs of 34 points and 12 assists, DeJuan Blair added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 107-101 on Thursday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders had a quiet first day of the NFL draft with no pick in the first round.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Just for fun, general manager Trent Baalke wrote A.J. Jenkins' name on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. If all went according to plan, he would be San Francisco's selection with the 30th pick in the NFL draft.
TENNIS SAN JOSE LOSING ATP STOP, RIO LANDS NEW EVENT: SAN JOSE (AP) - The Bay Area's only stop on the ATP World Tour will soon be no more. The 123-year-old event in San Jose, currently called the SAP Open, is moving to Memphis in 2014. The Memphis tournament is being sold and shifted to Rio de Janeiro. The ATP Board of Directors approved the sale of ...
NEW YORK (AP) - David Wright hit a two-run homer to become the Mets' career RBIs leader, R.A. Dickey outpitched Mark Buehrle in a crafty duel Wednesday night and New York beat the Miami Marlins 5-1.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre hit a long home run and had a pair of RBI singles as the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Wednesday night, winning their sixth consecutive series to start a season for the first time in franchise history.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Being a high school football coach's son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn't as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, Nick Johnson added 17 and Arizona opened its second week at No. 1 with a 69-43 rout over Southern on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - In yet another December trade by general manager Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals for cash.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.
ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 124-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Wednesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Everybody has days at work where things just seem to be out of sync.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Running back Darren McFadden returned to practice to begin what could be the final countdown to a mostly disappointing career with the Oakland Raiders.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Standing amid giant piles of snow in the shadow of MetLife Stadium, Super Bowl organizers said Wednesday that they're prepared to deploy thousands of trucks and tons of salt to prevent snowy weather from interfering with the biggest football game of the year.
The New Orleans Saints likely are headed to the playoffs, and they want as many games as possible to be played at the Superdome.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this "just the best year ever of any quarterback."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his left knee Sunday against the New England Patriots, a precautionary move in the wake of the injury he sustained Monday night in Detroit. Before Justin Tucker sent his 61-yard kick sailing toward the uprights in an 18-16 win, the Ravens collectively held their breath when Flacco's knee buckled upon being struck by the helmet of oncoming Lions lineman DeAndre Levy.
This is it, the final go-round for the BCS.
NEW YORK (AP) - While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.