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Eifert's late baskets help No. 15 Purdue hold off Huskers

Feb. 23, 2019 5:53 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Purdue's Grady Eifert headed toward the basket when he saw Carsen Edwards put up a 3-pointer and the No. 15 Boilermakers leading Nebraska by a point with two minutes left. Flying across the lane, Eifert grabbed the partially blocked shot with a second on the shot clock and managed to...

James, Bieniemy preserve Sooners' 69-67 defeat of Texas

Feb. 23, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In Oklahoma's first meeting against Texas, Jamal Bieniemy was nearly a hero. In Saturday's return matchup, Bieniemy was the hero. The freshman point guard blocked Matt Coleman III's potential game-winner at the buzzer to give Oklahoma a 69-67 win over the Longhorns. Coleman's chance to...

Goodell has wide-ranging powers to fine or suspend Kraft

Feb. 23, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners. Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida — and likely a league inquiry as well — Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two...

Saints, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson gifts Jesuit High School

Feb. 23, 2019 11:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is giving $5 million to Jesuit High School, the largest gift in the school's history. News outlets report the gift was announced Thursday as part of the school's "Minds & Hearts Enlightened" fundraising campaign. The school says the...

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

Feb. 23, 2019 10:37 AM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a...

Gould understands speculation about possible Chicago return

Feb. 22, 2019 9:31 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — As the ball hit the upright and crossbar, Robbie Gould could imagine how Cody Parkey felt. The Chicago Bears' breakthrough season came to a crushing conclusion, particularly for their embattled kicker. "I've been there," he said. "I've missed game-winning kicks, too." Parkey's miss...

AP source: Bears release embattled kicker Cody Parkey

Feb. 22, 2019 9:28 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed kicker Cody Parkey to a four-year contract in March hoping he would give them the consistency they have lacked ever since they let Robbie Gould go. That didn't happen. And now, Parkey is out. A person familiar with the situation said Friday the NFC North...

Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports

Feb. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a crackdown on sex...

Steelers sign DE Tyson Alualu to 2-year deal

Feb. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020 season. The 31-year-old Alualu has 61 tackles, with four sacks, in 31 games for the Steelers after signing with the team as a...

Case Keenum surprised Broncos trading for Flacco

Feb. 22, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A lot of fans were stunned by Denver Broncos general manager John Elway's decision to replace quarterback Case Keenum with Joe Flacco. Count Keenum among them. Appearing on the Sports Spectrum Podcast this week with his wife, Kimberly, Keenum said he was caught off guard when he was...