Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test....

In the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town

ALAMO, Nev. (AP) -- Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert....

Looking for playoff contenders outside the obvious

The first games after the release of the College Football Playoff rankings have a chance to reveal some new contenders....

Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls

There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers....

Florida State not shocked by another rally

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- As bad as Jameis Winston and second-ranked Florida State looked in the first half against Louisville, the second half offered plenty of time to recover....

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either....

Women's hoops community rallies around Lauren Hill

Elena Delle Donne had chills when she first heard about Lauren Hill....

Shotgun formation has QB sneak fading away

With only a yard to go, give or take a foot, it looks as if a quarterback could take a snap from center, fall forward and get a first down almost every time....

Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

DENVER (AP) -- The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001....

Royals look toward next season after dream run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction....