Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis is waiting for that game when it all comes together.

Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.

The Samford Bulldogs are about to begin a three-game home stand that will likely play a large role in determining whether they can repeat as Southern Conference champions.

The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for their game at Green Bay.

West Virginia junior guard Bria Holmes has been named the preseason Big 12 women's basketball player of the year by the league's coaches.

Nebraska's defensive coaches have kept opponents guessing when it comes to how they use Randy Gregory.

Right tackle Donald Stephenson is back with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders won't get to ease back into football.

Linebacker Mike Hull is looking for the right buttons to push in the Penn State locker room to help the Nittany Lions recover from their first defeat. He started with the reset button.

John Croyle, an All-American football player who played defensive end for the University of Alabama and Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, founded the Big Oak Ranch for neglected boys in 1974, a year after playing for the 1973 national championship team. "Coach Bryant said, 'Go build that ranch you've been talking about.'"

Spartak Moscow fans have been banned from their team's Russian league game this weekend after supporters racially abused Zenit St. Petersburg's Brazil striker Hulk.

A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is expected to be sidelined approximately five weeks with a broken left hand.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell is looking to fill the void created by the departure of Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of year K.J. McDaniels.

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is throwing again, 4½ months after he underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery.

Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

President Barack Obama has saluted the 2013 Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City. He credits the "dedicated fans" of Kansas City for helping the sport grow in the United States.

The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team said Wednesday that preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months.

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Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL division series.

Monaco managed to hold Zenit St. Petersburg to a 0-0 draw in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday after both sides failed to take their chances.

The New Orleans Pelicans have added former Memphis standout D.J. Stephens to their training camp roster.

The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov will miss this year's Grand Prix events due to injury.

The Bengals are in position to get better in the one area where they're lacking on offense.

In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.

The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Teddy Williams from Arizona's practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.

As West Virginia's new defensive coordinator, Tony Gibson has seen the Mountaineers revert to their old habits of letting opponents get yards in chunks, and he said the potential for Kansas to produce big plays is real despite the Jayhawks' struggles of late.

The Memphis Grizzlies see all reward with no risk in giving Michael Beasley, the second overall draft selection in 2008, a chance to show them what he can do during training camp.

It's still difficult for Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to take pride in his Vezina Trophy win from a season ago.

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