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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    In enemy territory, nary a bad word about Falcons QB Ryan

    BOSTON (AP) — The enemies list is long in New England, and it grows with each tweet that dares to doubt Tom Brady’s supremacy or call coach Bill Belichick a cheater. But there’s one opponent who has escaped the fury of the Foxborough fans, and even has a considerable amount of goodwill in the heart […]
  • Northwestern center Barret Benson, center, reacts as he celebrates with guard Bryant McIntosh, left, and forward Vic Law after scoring a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 68-55. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rolling Northwestern dreaming of 1st NCAA Tournament berth

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Bryant McIntosh is close enough he can see it when he closes his eyes. They all can, up and down the coaching staff and throughout the roster. With every 3-pointer, every shutdown performance, they move one step closer to the sweetest of uncharted territory for Northwestern. At long last, the NCAA […]
  • UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s hoops poll

    NEW YORK (AP) — UConn still sits at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday after cruising to two more easy victories. The Huskies (20-0) have won an NCAA record 95 consecutive games and visit Temple on Wednesday before hosting Tulsa on Sunday. Following UConn is Baylor, Maryland, South Carolina and Mississippi […]
  • Gonzaga coach Mark Few yells at an official during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Pepperdine, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Malibu, Calif.. Gonzaga won 96-49. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Gonzaga moves to No. 1 for second time in school history

    Gonzaga, the last unbeaten team in Division I, moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time in school history. The Zags (22-0) jumped up from third when Villanova and Kansas both were beaten in a week when seven of the top 10 lost. Gonzaga received 46 first-place votes […]
  • Gonzaga guard Johnathan Williams, left, blocks a shot by Pepperdine guard Elijah Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Malibu, Calif.. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Gonzaga possibly on the verge of second No. 1 ranking

    The week in college basketball started with three of the top four teams in The AP Top 25 losing by Wednesday. The hits to ranked teams kept coming, leading to what’s sure to be a major upheaval in Monday’s poll. Through all the chaos, one team stayed steady: No. 3 Gonzaga. After rolling through a […]
  • Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins, center, right, goes up to shoot with Villanova's Eric Paschall, center, defending during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    DiVincenzo beats buzzer as No. 1 Nova tops No. 12 Virginia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Hart was on his back, saw the basketball rest on the rim and wondered how it got there as 20,000 frenzied fans held their breath. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I thought I missed it,'” Hart said. He did miss the potential winner. But in an engrossing game stuffed with […]
  • Gonzaga guard Johnathan Williams, left, blocks a shot by Pepperdine guard Elijah Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Malibu, Calif.. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    No. 3 Gonzaga could lead Top 25 after thumping Pepperdine

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga sure tried to present itself as the top team in the country Saturday night. Now to see if they’ve convinced the voters. The No. 3 Bulldogs are the last unbeaten team in the country and looked every bit of it in a dominant 96-49 victory over outmanned Pepperdine. Gonzaga pushed […]
  • Colorado guard George King, center, is trapped with the ball by Oregon guard Dylan Ennis, left, and forward Jordan Bell late in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado beats No. 10 Oregon 74-65, ends Ducks’ streak at 17

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Derrick White scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, keying Colorado’s 74-65 upset of No. 10 Oregon that snapped the Ducks’ 17-game winning streak on Saturday night. Xavier Johnson added 13 points as the Buffaloes (12-10, 2-7 Pac-12) kept the Ducks winless in seven trips all-time in Boulder. […]
  • Kansas' Josh Jackson (11) shoots while defended by Kentucky's Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.  (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 2 Kansas rallies past No. 4 Kentucky 79-73 in Challenge

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Second-ranked Kansas missed all of its 3-point attempts in the first half, and still the Jayhawks kept on shooting. That confidence paid off in one of college basketball’s toughest, loudest environments. Josh Jackson calmly made consecutive 3-pointers to jumpstart the Jayhawks, Frank Mason III had 21 points and Kansas beat No. […]
  • South squad quarterback Davis Webb of California (7) reacts to his team stopping the North squad from scoring a two point conversion allowing the South to hold on and win 16-15 during the second half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Webb, Reynolds have strong connection in Senior Bowl win

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Davis Webb looked for Josh Reynolds on his initial third-down play Saturday, found him again on his next pass and a third time for a long touchdown. It’s just like the California quarterback predicted the night before the Senior Bowl, when that connection with the Texas A&M wide receiver helped the […]