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Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and...
Outside of the Southeastern Conference's footprint, it's become commonplace to hope for stumbles by college football's most dominant league. There's only one problem with that. The conference — at least its West division — just doesn't lose all that often. Led by Arkansas'...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers. He received the go ahead 90 minutes before kickoff, and there were no signs of pain. It took every big play he and Jay...
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether. For the second straight week, Denver's remodeled defense mustered a pair of goal line stands to fend off an opponent in a tight game. Terrance Knighton deflected...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore. He just shrugs it off. It was vintage Gates on display Sunday, when the star tight end caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San Diego...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England. One problem: Adrian Peterson was missing. The Patriots took full advantage, harassing Matt Cassel with...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive. It's hard to top the career-high 209 yards receiving that Nelson amassed against the Jets. Nelson's 80-yard touchdown catch put his team...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by the physical nature of their chosen...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Frank Gore ran for an 8-yard touchdown after a long scoring scamper was negated by a holding penalty, and the San Francisco 49ers had a 17-7 lead on the Chicago Bears at halftime of a sloppy, penalty-filled game Sunday night. Jay Cutler helped the...