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Wildcats beat Aztecs 61-59 for Maui title

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title....

Spurs' Popovich undergoes medical procedure

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure....

Spurs' Popovich undergoes medical procedure

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure....

AP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations....

Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter....

Weibrecht chases elusive World Cup podium finish

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht followed by weeks and weeks of recovery....

Panda heads put away with Sandoval's departure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Those oversized panda heads are being put away - at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown....

Rebirth of ground game has teams running wild

There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there's Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman - and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders....

ACC teams struggling to break big kick returns

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around....

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point....

US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion....

US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion....

The science of setting the NFL schedule

The NFL runs dozens of computers for 24 hours a day for 12 weeks to evaluate its millions of possible schedule combinations. Each team's opponents are set at the end of the previous season based on records and the rotation of interdivision matchups. The puzzle is determining which week each game will be played, and which TV slot it will slide into....

NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time since flexible scheduling came to "Sunday Night Football" in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it....

Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches

Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend....

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