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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1999, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith (80) catches a pass for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons saftey Eugene Robinson (41) moves in during the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. The night before the game, Robinson was arrested for trying to solicit a prostitute. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1999, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith (80) catches a pass for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons saftey Eugene Robinson (41) moves in during the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. The night before the game, Robinson was arrested for trying to solicit a prostitute. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    As Falcons return to big game, remembering the Dirty Birds

    ATLANTA (AP) — The last time the Atlanta Falcons made it to the Super Bowl, they put on quite a show. Just not when it mattered. The team known as the “Dirty Birds” capped off a remarkable season in 1998 by doing almost everything wrong once they claimed a spot in the big game. “I […]
  • Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) drives against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and guard Derrick Rose during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Lee helps Knicks rally to 110-107 victory over Hornets

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks know there isn’t much time left to make a playoff push. There may be less time for Carmelo Anthony and his teammates to convince management to keep them together. Anthony shook off some boos and a rough shooting night to score 18 points, Courtney Lee added 16 […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Baylor University Interim President Dr. David Garland watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on  in Waco, Texas.  A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday, Jan 27, 2017 against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    New lawsuit against Baylor alleges 52 rapes in 4 years

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at […]
  • Kansas’ Bragg suspended for team rules violation

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Coach Bill Self said in announcing the suspension late Thursday that the violation isn’t connected to an investigation into an alleged rape at his team’s dorm in December. No charges have been filed, and police have not […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • Kansas head coach Bill Self gives instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

    Kansas coach says no discipline yet amid police rape probe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that a police investigation of an alleged rape at his team’s dorm has given him no reason yet to discipline any players as the second-ranked Jayhawks prepare to play at No. 4 Kentucky. Self acknowledged that the investigation of the alleged attack last month […]
  • Police investigating alleged rape of teen at Kansas dorm

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Campus police are investigating the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a University of Kansas dorm housing the men’s basketball team, authorities said Wednesday. No charges have been filed and police have not publicly identified any suspects. Five members of the nation’s No. 2-ranked team are listed as witnesses on […]
  • FILE-- This file photo from Jan. 13, 2017 shows Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. The director of the Pittsburgh Police Citizens Review Board says video of the arrest of Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter on Jan. 8, 2017, supports an officer's version of the events, including that Porter grabbed the officer's wrists, rendering him defenseless. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    Citizens board: Video backs cop in Steelers’ coach arrest

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board said Wednesday. A county prosecutor has said the video doesn’t support prosecuting the most serious criminal charges against […]
  • West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) dunks the ball while being guarded by Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

    No. 18 West Virginia beats No. 2 Kansas 85-69

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Esa Ahmad had hoped to improve his defense entering a matchup with No. 2 Kansas. He ended up with a career scoring night. Ahmad got plenty of open looks at the basket and broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 27 points to lead No. 18 West […]
  • West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45), guard Tarik Phillip (12), guard James Bolden (3) and guard Teyvon Myers (0) celebrate points by Esa Ahmad's dunk from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Kansas 85-69. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

    No. 18 West Virginia beats No. 2 Kansas 85-69

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Esa Ahmad had hoped to improve his defense entering a matchup with No. 2 Kansas. He ended up with a career scoring night. Ahmad got plenty of open looks at the basket and broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 27 points to lead No. 18 West […]