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Thunder fan gets to keep spoils from half-court shot
OKLAHOMA CITY — A college basketball player who won $20,000 by hitting a half-court shot during an Oklahoma City Thunder game can keep the money for use as a scholarship, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced ...
UCF Knights headed to first ever BCS bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. — Throughout his tenure UCF coach George O’Leary has never backed off the proclamation he made the day he was hired when he dubbed the football program “a sleeping giant.” Ten years later, the 15th-ranked Knights are ...
Westbrook, Durant rounding into form
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been one of the top duos in the NBA since 2008....
Five things to know about the BCS
Bowl Championship Series matchups are often as much about business as football....
Kobe not his usual self in comeback debut
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant had the ball in his hands and the crowd on its feet for the final possession of the first half in his comeback game. He deked and drove — and his shot was swatted away by Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan....
Rival managers Torre, La Russa and Cox enshrined together
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society....
The disappearing act of Rory McIlroy
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Rory’s McIlroy’s year began with a coronation. He was the star attraction at what felt like a rock concert, with music blaring and lasers flashing in a room at Abu Dhabi to celebrate the No. 1 player in golf joining ...
Peterson injury tops list in Vikings’ loss
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have returned from a painful road trip....
Bears maul Cowboys on Ditka’s day
CHICAGO — Neither the brutal cold nor one of the league’s worst defenses could stop Josh McCown and the Chicago Bears....
Best of the Big 12
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor....
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