NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his im...

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Mahomes

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run. The willingness to stick with a play...

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. ...

Japanese prime minister mentions Taiwan in Diet for 1st time in 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a message of congratulations to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brought up Taiwan three times at th...

Iowa's Ferentz, after going 10-3: 'It’s hard to win'

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Though Iowa won 10 games last season, concluding the best five-year stretch in the program’s history, it wasn’t easy, coach Kirk Ferentz said Monday. “Unless y...

Mariota helping Titans on, off field despite being benched

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn't that hard during their...

Davante Adams' drive to be great has become an 'obsession'

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davante Adams obsesses about being great. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver wasn't a five-star recruit. He wasn't the biggest, fastest or most athletic. He w...

Ex-player sues Penn State over football hazing allegations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerr...

Vols violations include player promoting replica jersey sale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has self-reported an NCAA violation that involved a football player advertising the sale of a replica version of his jersey on Facebook. The inciden...

Jackson and Ravens can't sustain regular season success

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Lamar Jackson who ran with abandon and thew 36 touchdown passes for the best team in the league failed to show up in the playoffs — again. During his marvelous s...

Protecting Wilson? Seahawks won't know who until Sunday

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The identity of the player who will be protecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's blind side will remain unknown until just before Sunday's NFC divisional playoff ga...

Man gets probation for evidence tampering in fatal stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman who was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for...

Honey Badger has Chiefs facing former team in NFL playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first things Bill O'Brien wants to make perfectly clear is that he never wanted to lose the Honey Badger. In just one season in Houston, versatile ...

AP sources: Pompeo says he won't run for Kansas Senate seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he won't run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this fall, two people close to McConnell said. Po...

Chiefs prepped for Texans in pseudo-rematch of Week 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the Texans to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday for the divisional round of the playoffs, a rematch in name only of their Week 6 nail-biter won by...