JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-inSuper Bowl.
That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.
In the coming months, Statesboro is about to offer a whole new kind of sporting experience.
NEWARK, N.J. - Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history.
The season for hunting rabbits opened back in November and runs through Feb. 28, so woodsmen still have about a month left in this year's season.
The question hovers over Shaun White - not so much the way a black cloud might linger but more like a whiff of smoke he casually can bat away.
LAS VEGAS - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.
Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.
MOBILE, Ala. - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring - this time with laughter.
SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods made his 2014 debut in a most dubious fashion - his first trip to Torrey Pines without sticking around until Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia - The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow retrieve a forehand midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard's unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams.
A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"
AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.
AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.
PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.
AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.
BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.
PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."
Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
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AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.
ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.
AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.