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AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

January 25, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship.

It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. more »»

Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

January 25, 2015

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. more »»

Hargin wins men's World Cup slalom for 1st career victory

January 25, 2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Screaming for joy and smashing his poles on the snow, Swedish skier Mattias Hargin celebrated his first career World Cup victory on Sunda. more »»

Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals

January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. more »»

Vylegzhanin, Tchekaleva win World Cup skiathlons

January 25, 2015

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Russia's Maxim Vylegzhanin and Yulia Tchekaleva won men's and women's skiathlon races in the cross-country skiing World Cup on Sunday. more »»

Kyrgios joins Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals

January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now he's no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he's also the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open. more »»

Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

January 25, 2015

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday. more »»

Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

January 25, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis. more »»

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. more »»

No. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home

January 25, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The plan for No. 3 Gonzaga was to get defensive stops early against Pacific on Saturday night.

It worked.

Przemek Karnowski and Gary Bell Jr. more »»

Ashley Wagner wins 3rd US title with record-setting scores

January 25, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Wagner won her third U.S. title, bouncing back better than ever from last year's miserable performanc. more »»

Weber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot.

The Nashville Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108. more »»

Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

January 25, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas found a solution for Texas' size and muscle: pinpoint passing and nearly flawless handling of the basketbal. more »»

Matt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge lead

January 25, 2015

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. more »»

Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl

January 25, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl. more »»

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

January 25, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. more »»

AP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationally

January 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. more »»

Madison Chock, Evan Bates win first US title in ice dance

January 25, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Madison Chock and Evan Bates had dinner this week with Charlie White, one of the people who changed the perception of U.S. ice dancing. more »»

 
 
 

 

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