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  • Alabama’s Sims proves critics wrong with big season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Blake Sims has spent this season proving critics wrong. That includes a 10-year-old boy who asked the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s coach Nick Saban after the spring: “Do we have…

  • Skiers have reservations over airbag safety system

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy “Michelin Man” when they are not supposed to. Others are afraid they will lose precious hundredths of a second due…

  • 2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans

    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who…

  • Adam Scott picks Mike Kerr to be new caddie

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie. Kerr worked the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship for Scott, and then was offered the…

  • Lawyer: Video shows Chad Kelly not aggressor

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly’s lawyer said he has video showing his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub last weekend. “It’s obvious Chad was…

  • The Top Twenty Five

    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a…

  • Penn State receiver blocks out distractions

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has the tendencies of an offensive lineman — he’s all about protecting his quarterback. The Penn State redshirt freshman, who finished among the Big Ten’s top…

  • Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was in Bristol County Superior Court for…

  • Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 3rd week

    Kentucky leaves no doubt about its standing atop the AP Top 25 poll. The Wildcats (12-0) are the unanimous No. 1 for the third week in a row, again getting all 65 first-place votes. The…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Memphis 1 2 (56) BYU Tomorrow Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl Marshall 11 10 (67) N. Illinois Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego St. Pk 2½ (54) Navy Wednesday Bahamas…

  • The Top Twenty Five

    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a…

  • South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women’s poll

    South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years. The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central…

  • The Women’s Top Twenty Five

    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for…

  • Spokesman: Ali improving from case of pneumonia

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion’s condition has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the…

  • Darius Hamilton in middle of Rutgers D-line

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Shedding the blocks of Big Ten offensive linemen as an undersized defensive tackle isn’t the toughest thing Darius Hamilton has faced in his football career. It’s shedding the shadow of his…