KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Certainly the best in the world and maybe the best ever. Definitely not boring.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Austin Dillon lived up to the legend of the No. 3 car, then had his victory called into question Friday night.
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Cadel Evans thinks one Tour de France title will make it easier to win another one. And he's ready to add that second championship right now.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - And so they meet again at Euro 2012.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish doesn't think he's deserving of being an All-Star in his first season in the major leagues, despite his 10-4 record with the Texas Rangers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brad Penny is back in the big leagues, via Japan and Fresno.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A punishing golf course. Temperatures that topped 100. Hunter Mahan still managed to make Friday at Congressional feel like a breeze.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A.J. Griffin held down baseball's top-scoring team Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a nine-hitter for his first career complete game and homered off Matt Cain, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
ORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers, Alberto Callaspo added a solo shot and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Friday.
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Greg Ward threw three touchdown passes in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a winning 2-point conversion in the Cougars' 35-34 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) - At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) - The Rose Bowl is coming to Texas for the first College Football Playoff championship.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer's quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Still not bowl-eligible thanks to a five-game losing streak, Oklahoma State trailed rival Oklahoma by two touchdowns on the road, leaving about 8 minutes in what would have been arguably the most disappointing season under coach Mike Gundy.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in Michigan State's 42-41 victory over playoff-snubbed Baylor in the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Alamo Bowl raises an intriguing question for UCLA: Is this the college farewell for coach Jim Mora?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have been in a free fall since the surprising decision to fire coach Michael Malone almost three weeks ago, and rock bottom was staring them right in the face on Thursday night.
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PASADENA . (AP) - Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown.