By John Marshall
AP Basketball Writer
A two-week layoff did nothing to slow down Gonzaga.
The Zags strengthened their grip on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll released on Monday, earning 61 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel after knocking off then-No. ...
By Steve Reed
AP Sports Writer
Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, has died. He was 58.
Greene died Monday, the family confirmed, as did the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
No cause of death was given.
"The entire Pro ...
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jalen Suggs scored 18 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and No. 1 Gonzaga held off a late rally to beat No. 3 Iowa 99-88 on Saturday.
This was the Bulldogs first game since pausing activities in early December because ...
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley remembered two specific moments right after the No. 12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship.
There was the uncertainty of what was next when players were sent home after one spring ...
By JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has another individual scoring milestone, but he sure doesn't have a team that looks like a champion.
Messi equaled Pelé's all-time club scoring tally on Saturday in a 2-2 draw with Valencia. His 643rd career goal for ...
By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo responded to recent criticism with two goals to help Juventus win at Parma 4-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
Dejan Kulusevski scored Juve's opener against his old club as the nine-time defending champion moved level with Inter ...
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 5 Texas A&M closed its case for inclusion in the College Football Playoff by mauling Tennessee by three touchdowns.
Then the Aggies started campaigning.
"I haven't lobbied or said a word up until now," Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher ...
By Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer
NFL owners have delayed a decision on implementing a 17-game regular season for 2021.
During a teleconference call Wednesday that replaced the usual December gathering of owners in Dallas, they opted to push back any move on the expanded season ...
By The Associated Press
Despite an impressive prime-time win over the Steelers, Bills Mafia can't celebrate a playoff berth just yet.
But it's getting closer.
The Bills can wrap up the AFC East for the first time since 1995 win a victory at Denver on Saturday or a Dolphins loss on Sunday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin's big league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly 150 victories to his total.
Josh Gibson, the greatest of all Negro League sluggers, might just wind up with a major league ...
AP Source: NHL now focusing on mid-January season start date
By John Wawrow
AP Hockey Writer
Time has all but run out on the NHL's hope to start the season Jan. 1, with the league and NHL Players' Association now focusing their discussions on opening play in mid-January, a person ...
By Noah Trister
AP Baseball Writer
The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage.
A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender ...
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
The Big Ten's four unbeaten teams square off Saturday in two games that could go a long way toward settling the division races.
No. 9 Indiana faces No. 3 Ohio State in a top-10 matchup featuring the conference's overwhelming favorite against its ...
By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyler Murray was crunched on Arizona's second drive of the game. A rude hello from Seattle's L.J. Collier and Carlos Dunlap that left Murray with a sore right shoulder.
After not being touched by the Seahawks in their first meeting, Murray ...
By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Falling behind early is becoming a regular occurrence for Tulsa. So are late-game heroics.
Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 25 Tulsa a 30-24 comeback victory over Tulane ...
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club.
Not this ...
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer
It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport gets everywhere.
Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a hidden secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's ...
By The Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed four more players on the COVID-19 list, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The move comes a day after tight end Vance McDonald went on the list after testing positive following a 24-19 win at Dallas that pushed the Steelers to ...
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers on Tuesday said they were encouraged by a gymnastics meet over the weekend and are now ready to hold test events early next year.
The Sunday meet featured 22 Russian, Chinese and American athletes entering Japan and ...
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Flacco and the rest of the New York Jets could feel it.
Their first victory of a brutal season was there for the taking. They had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter against a struggling New England Patriots team ...