Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

DUBLIN (AP) -- Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland....

Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale....

Appalachian St, fab frosh & pace of play in Week 1

Texas A&M's outburst, Boise State's flop and Temple's late-night surprise were just an appetizer....

'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) -- Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition....

Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons....

Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M's Hill

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel's ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it....

US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans - not to mention some Angry Birds - whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round....

Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators....

Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2....

Royals find right recipe for small-market success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top....