Taj Gibson practiced fully Sunday and Derrick Rose partially and both players are expected to return for the Chicago Bulls before Monday's home game against the Toronto Raptors. … Click to Continue »
The Blackhawks seized control late in the first period and never relented, crushing the Maple Leafs 4-0. David Rundblad, playing for healthy scratch Tim Erixon, scored first by firing a slap shot past James Reimer for the second goal of his career.
Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective.
Now that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers. … Click to Continue »
Green Bay still has some unfinished business before heading into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. … Click to Continue »
The playoff-bound Detroit Lions avoided an embarrassing loss to Chicago after the Bears benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen. … Click to Continue »
There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. … Click to Continue »
The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. … Click to Continue »
Jakub Voracek's goal 10 seconds into overtime finished off a furious comeback as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, on Sunday. … Click to Continue »
Jarell Flora scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, both career highs, to lead Seattle to a 66-47 win over Sacramento State on Sunday night. … Click to Continue »
Nikola Mirotic celebrated his 6-for-6 performance from 3-point range in Friday's victory against the Grizzlies by arriving at the Advocate Center early Saturday on the Bulls' day off for shooting and a film session.
The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side.
Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to. … Click to Continue »
PRO FOOTBALL … Click to Continue »
The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row. … Click to Continue »
The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game. … Click to Continue »
Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. … Click to Continue »
Vince Hunter scored 16 points and had three steals to help UTEP beat Alcorn State 78-45 in the Sun Bowl tournament on Sunday night. … Click to Continue »
Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
It began with Arizona fans screaming and waving white flags that read "Rise Up Red Sea!" hoping to see their team claim the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Don't be fooled, Chicago. … Click to Continue »
Count Joe Flacco's Ravens and Drew Brees' Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat. … Click to Continue »
Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. … Click to Continue »
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year. … Click to Continue »
The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury. … Click to Continue »
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. … Click to Continue »
One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.
Dougie Hamilton got the Boston Bruins to overtime, and then Loui Eriksson stepped up again. … Click to Continue »
Marshawn Lynch wasn't on the field for the start of the game due to an upset stomach. … Click to Continue »
Rob Zepp was more than willing to work overtime for his first win. … Click to Continue »