MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis is closing out its home schedule, and Temple is closing out its season. Both are trying to salvage something from less-than-stellar campaigns.
The Tigers and Owls meet Saturday with only one American Athletic Conference win between them. But both have shown improvement in recent weeks. The Owls have played well enough to lead or be tied at the end of three quarters in each of the last five games, and Memphis rallied against No. 21 Louisville...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State starters Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson did not start Friday's game between the top-ranked Spartans and Mount St. Mary's due to what a school spokesman called "classroom attendance issues."
The trio were expected to eventually play in the game for the Spartans (6-0), said Matt Larson, MSU's New Media Director.
Payne is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 17.2 points and 8 rebounds,...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta with a lower back injury.
Williams says he woke up with spasms in his lower back Friday morning. He did not practice Friday.
The 30-year-old Williams has been one of Buffalo's best players this season, posting a career-high seven sacks through 11 games. Williams also has 48 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed....
ZURICH (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency expects the Russian laboratory assigned to test samples at the Sochi Olympics to meet Sunday's deadline for improving its operations.
WADA director general David Howman says he is awaiting paperwork from the Moscow lab that faces potential suspension for the Feb. 7-23 Winter Games. Howman tells The Associated Press, "I have no reason to have any concern about it."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich wants Ohioans to avoid using the dreaded letter "M'' on Saturday when No. 3 Ohio State faces archrival Michigan.
Kasich declared the game day as "Scarlet Letter Saturday" in honor of Ohio State's rivalry game with the Wolverines. Ohio fans have often found other words to refer to Michigan, calling the school "That Team Up North" among other epithets and singing songs about their utter disregard for the state.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Shortly after Charlie Weis was hired as the coach at Kansas, he sat in his office overlooking Memorial Stadium and asked a couple of people huddled around his desk a simple question.
"Why has Kansas State had so much success and Kansas has not?" he said.
It was hard to tell whether the question was earnest or rhetorical. After all, the Wildcats were coming off a Cotton Bowl appearance and the Jayhawks had just fired Turner Gill...
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is energized by her progress in recovering from a knee injury and might be in the starting gate next week in Canada.
Vonn spoke with The Associated Press on Friday after three early super-G training runs. This was her first big test since she crashed during training at Copper Mountain last week and partially tore a reconstructed ligament in her right knee.
"Definitely, I'm encouraged," she said. "It's looking a lot...