Matt Mooney's college odyssey ends with Tech in title game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-...

AP source: Cards, Goldschmidt completing $130M, 5-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...

AP Source: Chiefs, Mathieu agree to $42M, 3-yr contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday, continuing what is expected to be an aggressive offseason overhaul of thei...

Kyle Busch nears milestone 200th NASCAR victory

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Gibbs has spent his career watching Hall of Fame-caliber athletes ply their trades, whether as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins or the title-winning owner of ...

Blaney on the pole for NASCAR race near Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney is trying to continue Roger Penske's dominance of the NASCAR Cup Series from the pole Sunday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. Chase Elliott is starting...

Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch took the lead shortly after the start of the final stage and cruised to his second consecutive Xfinity Series victory Saturday with another dominant performance at IS...

AP Source: Royals sign Maldonado to $2.5M deal for 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Martin Maldonado, giving them a veteran catch...

Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM Raceway near Phoeni...

Suarez, McDowell in qualifying dustup for NASCAR race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and the drivers had to be forcibly restrained after both were eliminated in the first round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup S...

More horsepower, downforce greet Cup Series at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano was fresh off the hauler in qualifying trim at ISM Raceway when he turned a lap in his No. 22 Ford that would have landed him squarely on the pole a year ago. ...

Busch going all in with new sponsor, confidence at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kurt Busch arrived at Phoenix this weekend feeling like he was holding a full house. The Las Vegas native is coming off a second consecutive top-five run, this...

No. 23 Iowa St's 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Talen Horton-Tucker buried six 3s and had 20, and No. 23 Iowa State pulled away late for a 78-64 victory over No. 18 ...

Chiefs GM: Planning already happening for Mahomes contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are already planning their future around signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract, even though the NFL MVP won't be eligible to sign a...

Kansas exploring appeal of NCAA punishment for De Sousa

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was forceful but measured in his response to the NCAA's punishment of sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa, who was declared ineligible for this season and ne...

Tennell back to defend US title after whirlwind Olympic year

The whirlwind rise of Bradie Tennell began at last year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where the sprightly teenager stunned a field of veterans to claim her first national title and with it, a s...