SANTA CLARA (AP) - This week in the Big Easy, NaVorro Bowman plans to finally make good on the steak dinner he owes pal Patrick Willis.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No Tom Brady. No Aaron Rodgers. No Ben Roethlisberger. Not a Manning in sight.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have found the perfect way to silence the talk about whether their window for success is closing in San Jose.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ray Rice has known nothing but winning since he came into the NFL.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges from an August beating involving a former boyfriend, a prosecutor and defense lawyer said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the score tied and only a few seconds to play, the hottest player on the court faced off against a defender who had been riding the bench all game.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tiger Woods was so good for so long at Torrey Pines that it didn't matter how bad it looked at the end.
DENVER (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - David Krejci scored a tiebreaking goal with 1:50 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jack and Jackie Harbaugh would do well to practice their impassive faces in front of a mirror before the Super Bowl.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Never mess with the guy who knows how to rumble.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The fog listed Sunday and revealed a familiar sight: Tiger Woods in command at Torrey Pines.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Humbled a year ago when both its cars failed to make the podium, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to pick up another victory watch.
OAKLAND (AP) - Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard. Red-headed right fielder Josh Reddick slicked back his locks and added even more inches to his bushy beard as part of an ongoing competition. General manager Billy Beane still had his hair combed clean but picked "a terrible time," he said, for a sun spot to be removed from his nose.
Dennis Rodman's agent says the former NBA star did not take any payment from the North Korean government during his trip this week to the country.
Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Saint Mary's has announced plans to renovate its basketball gym and upgrade its facilities.
BERKELEY (AP) - California defensive tackle Viliami Moala is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
SEATTLE (AP) - When they walked off the field in Atlanta last January after blowing their chance to play for the NFC championship in the final seconds, there were varying emotions brewing in the Seattle Seahawks' locker room.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It doesn't surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years.
BOSTON (AP) - Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.
DENVER (AP) - Philip Rivers likes to say the San Diego Chargers have been in playoff mode since last month, scrapping just to squeak into the postseason party.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed offensive line coach Tony Sparano to a two-year contract.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the undersized Orlando Magic 103-83 Friday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals to extend his run of strong play and the San Jose Sharks beat Jimmy Howard for the ninth straight time in the regular season with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory.
The long and winding road to the Meadowlands already has had some unexpected twists and turns.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Nobody could blame Perrish Cox for confusing his uniform, defensive schemes or even what state he's in these days. It's been a constant switcheroo.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Thursday his injured left knee isn't coming along quite as well as he'd hoped.