NEW YORK (AP) -- They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.
After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.More »
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens wanted one long final ride for Ray Lewis .
They also wanted Denver. They got it.
Having disposed of Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts , they now face a far more imposing challenge - Peyton Manning and the streaking Broncos.More »
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Deep on offense and scary-good on defense, the Green Bay Packers were way too much for the Minnesota Vikings .
Maybe everyone else in the NFC, too.More »
HOUSTON (AP) -- J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.More »
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- De'Anthony Thomas caught the opening kickoff, raced past Oregon's sideline and leaned his head into the end zone like a sprinter crossing the finish line.
The track meet had started and the fifth-ranked Ducks barely looked back after that.
Triggered by Thomas' 94-yard return, Oregon bolted by No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 Thursday night at the Fiesta Bowl in what may have been coach Chip Kelly's final game with the Ducks.
"I felt like my role in this game was to be a momentum-builder and a game-changer," Thomas said. "Once I saw that edge, I wanted to get to the end zone as fast as I could so I could celebrate with my teammates."
They did it a lot.More »