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Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal.

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard will meet in the Australian Open quarterfinals after advancing with contrasting wins on Sunday.

DeJaun Butler, a swift cornerback from Santa Monica College, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he had accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii.

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.

Joseph Young led five Oregon scorers in double figures with 16 points as the Ducks rode 75 percent shooting from the field in the first half to an 82-64 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

The Williams siblings, with 25 Grand Slam titles between them, will have a couple of Madisons joining them in the Australian Open's fourth round.

Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang on down the stretch against freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes and the Seminoles.

The win matched the team's best start under coach John Calipari and kept the Wildcats from another "House of Horrors" moment at the Colonial Life Arena where they'd lost three of their previous five games.

Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

The sellout crowd chanted Klay Thompson's name. Both benches stood, equally stunned at what was taking place. Thompson's teammates continued to get him the ball -- and he just kept shooting.

The Ravens intend to terminate veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody's contract after the Super Bowl, the team announced Friday morning. Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty.

For some bettors, there's just not much value picking either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl that is a tossup almost everywhere in this gambling city.

A fan was arrested following Thursday night's men's basketball game between Hawaii and UC Davis, UH athletic director Ben Jay said Friday.

Aaron Valdes scored 21 points to lead Hawaii past visiting UC Davis 84-76 in a Big West basketball game Thursday. A crowd of 4,410 saw the Rainbow Warriors (14-6, 2-2) come back from a road loss at UC Riverside by knocking off the Aggies (14-4, 4-1), who were the last remaining undefeated team in the conference.

Mahina Maeda won the Samsung Galaxy Hainan Pro at a lefthand point break today in Wanning, Hainan, China. The Samsung Galaxy Hainan Pro is the first women's qualifying series event of 2015.

The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

Eugenie Bouchard struggled through a scrappy opening set before getting on top in a 7-5, 6-0 third-round win over Carolina Garcia that featured 10 breaks of serve on Friday at the Australian Open.

Evan Turner hit a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left and the Boston Celtics overcame the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers 90-89 on Thursday night. Avery Bradley had 18 points to lead the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers' latest defeat, the club announced Thursday.

Quarterback Andrew Luck of Indianapolis went No. 1 to Team Carter. Irvin chose Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as No. 2. They were the only two quarterbacks left from the original Pro Bowl roster. The other six bowed out.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.

The NFL is very precise about its game and equipment — including the number of footballs prepared for games, how much each must weigh, and who monitors them until kickoff.

It follows the arrest of her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was in the car when Stevens was pulled over in Manhattan Beach, California, about 1:30 a.m. Monday for driving without headlights.

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman still expects to play in the Super Bowl despite injuring his left elbow in the NFC championship game.

The Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right leg and will be sidelined two to four weeks.

The Super Bowl location in sunny Arizona will present a dilemma for league officials as they grapple with a question faced by many pro sports teams in an era of retractable roofs: whether to play the game with the stadium open or closed.

Ray Nagel, who was athletic director at the University of Hawaii for seven extremely formative years for the program, died last Thursday in San Antonio.

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated.

Maria Sharapova had a narrow escape in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, saving two match points with big forehand winners before beating No. 150-ranked Alexandra Panova 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens -- the husband of U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo -- has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California.

Dominic Raiola's agent says the Detroit Lions have told the veteran center he is not part of their plans next season.

Rodgers said on his ESPN radio show in Milwaukee on Tuesday that he would have been ready to play had Green Bay advanced to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. There is a one-week layoff between the conference title games and the NFL championship.

Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the Humana Challenge while he recovers from a beating and robbery last week in Honolulu.

A day after winning a conference award, University of Hawaii volleyball player Taylor Averill claimed a national honor.

The men have filed a potential class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia. That's where a judge is weighing a similar case that could yield a $1 billion settlement for thousands of former NFL players.

"The challenge is . we know he's undefeated and claiming he's No. 1 pound-for-pound in the world," Manny Pacquiao said. "I just want to prove who's really No. 1. If the fight is on and he beats me, I'm really convinced he is No. 1. If not, I'm No. 1."

Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor, who already faces charges in an August shooting, will be charged in a separate incident after a man told authorities Taylor fired a gun at him, police in Arkansas said Monday.

Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras -- his agent said it cost him a tooth.

Five football players have been charged with gang raping a fellow student near their central Florida high school.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.

Quarterback Peyton Manning, however, pulled out of the league's annual all-star game over the weekend because a strained right thigh hasn't improved since Denver's elimination from the playoffs.

The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable NFC championship game victory to Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the team sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome."

A huge winter swell is expected to bring the biggest waves seen on north shores this season on Wednesday, but the waves will not be big enough or consistent enough to hold the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave contest.

The number of college players granted special eligibility for the NFL draft has dropped from a record 98 last season to 74 this year.

Matt "Moose" Norman, an offensive tackle from Fullerton College, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii.

Tom Brady against ol' pal Richard Sherman and the rest of the best defense in the NFL.

Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor -- boyfriend Tiger Woods.

John Elway and Gary Kubiak are back together drawing up blueprints for the Denver Broncos to get back to the Super Bowl.

Junior hitter Siki Zarkovic put down a match-high 17 kills to lead a balanced attack as No. 9 Hawaii upset No. 3 UC Santa Barbara for a second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match.

Jimmy Walker rallied from a stunning playoff loss on Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to win the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday by a record nine shots.

His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park of homeless people.

The agreement carries an additional year at the NFL's option. It was announced Sunday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS; and Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran in three more on Sunday to lead the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game.

Manning said his right thigh injury hasn't gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs by Indianapolis.

Upstate's Ty Greene hit a 3-pointer and a free throw with 22 seconds left, pulling the Spartans to 66-65, but despite a Marvin Smith steal to get the ball back in the last 12 seconds, SC-Upstate was unable to get off another shot.

The Wolfpack (13-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as many as 19 on the way to a 42-30 halftime lead, but Florida State caught up at 60 on Brandon Allen's tip-in with four minutes left.

Chelsea routed Swansea 5-0 for the leader's biggest win of the English Premier League season on Saturday, while Manchester United produced only its third away success of the campaign at Queens Park Rangers.

Thornton insisted he didn't even know about Florida's long run of Southeastern Conference wins until after he helped end the streak.

Deontay Wilder thinks he'll be the next great American heavyweight champion, a complete package with the punching power of George Foreman and the lip of Muhammad Ali.

Four days after calling his season a failure because it won't end with a parade, Denver receiver Emmanuel Sanders was selected to play in his first Pro Bowl.

O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, Brandon Knight had 20 points and six steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the New York 95-79 on Thursday night, extending the Knicks' franchise-record losing streak to 16.

The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.

The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that he's ready to test himself at the next level.

UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson already wasn't a big fan of Jon Jones, and the champion's positive drug test for cocaine use only reinforced the Swedish contender's opinions.

A federal judge on Tuesday declined to throw out a state law that requires the $60 million fine Penn State has been paying over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal be spent to address child abuse within the state.

The PGA Tour already has banned the caddie races on the infamous par-3 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. Next on the taboo list: tossing items to fans in the grandstands at golf's rowdiest hole.

The team promoted longtime linebackers coach Keith Butler to defensive coordinator on Tuesday, giving him a three-year contract and tasking him with restoring some of the snarl to a defense in the midst of a generational shift.

Scott Stallings would be an extreme example. He won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines last year, and that was his only finish in the top 30. One week turned out to be 79 percent of his season earnings.

The NBA has approved a five-player trade between Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans that includes forward Jeff Green going from Boston to Memphis.

The announcement was made in a release issued by the team Monday, a day after the former New York Jets coach accepted the Bills contract offer. Ryan replaces Doug Marrone, who stepped down abruptly on Dec. 31.

The Colts (13-5) advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots (13-4) rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff.

The Packers (13-4), helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining, went undefeated at Lambeau Field this season. They head to Seattle for the NFC title game. The Seahawks (13-4) beat Green Bay in the season opener 36-16.

Kevin Stadler has withdrawn from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with an injury to his left hand.

Clark has had a productive career as he enters his 14th season on the PGA Tour. His two victories include The Players Championship. His six international titles include the Australian Open and Scottish Open. He has played on three Presidents Cup team.

Meyer is in favor of pushing back the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft to make sure they don't feel they have to make a rushed decision.

Brady hit Rob Gronkowski from 5 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-21 in the third quarter. The New England Patriots quarterback also connected with Danny Amendola for a 15-yard score in the first half.

Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-100 on Saturday for their sixth win in eight games and second in a row.

Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around. Henley ran off eight birdies on a gorgeous day with little wind for an 8-under 65 on Friday.

The Eugene police have issued a warning of more than 1,600 words that urges Ducks fans to keep their parties under control Monday when the University of Oregon and Ohio State clash for the national championship of college football.

An Ohio State University official is warning students that they could risk being cut from courses if they skip class for the Buckeyes' championship matchup against Oregon.

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld an order for Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones to pay more than $12.4 million in damages in the shooting of two former Las Vegas strip club doormen, including one left paralyzed during a 2007 melee.

Nuts, beer, cheese and lasagna are up for grabs in the friendly wager between the governors of Oregon and Ohio, whose flagship universities compete in the college football championship next week.

Cal Poly extended its winning streak over the University of Hawaii women's basketball team to five with a 70-65 victory on Thursday in San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the Big West opener for both teams.

Just to the left of their bench was a row of fans wearing paper bags over their heads. On the court in front of them, a New York Knicks team filled with unrecognizable faces.

The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28-year gap.

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three University of Oregon basketball players filed a lawsuit Thursday against the school and head basketball coach Dana Altman.

A police report says Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings told an officer that he was running late for a parent-teacher conference when he was stopped for driving 99 mph on a metro Atlanta freeway.

Tim Clark plans a return to Torrey Pines, this time to compete with his long putter rather than to make a passionate protest of the rule to ban them.

The reward for winning on the PGA Tour is a trip to the west tip of Maui for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where the course was built on the side of a mountain, overlooks the ocean and evokes a response from players that is different from other weeks.

ESPN was last week's big winner in the Nielsen sweepstakes. The sports channel not only reigned supreme over cable rivals but also humbled broadcast networks.

It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders -- or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds.

Peyton Manning's numbers tend to dip when the thermometer does. He's 12-13 in his career when the temperature is 40 degrees or below, according to STATS.

Reese Morgan made a 3-pointer with 6.9 seconds left in overtime as Cal Poly beat host Hawaii 61-57 in the Big West conference opener for both schools. Morgan also had a clutch steal and hit a 3-pointer in overtime, as the Mustangs improved to 8-5 overall and the Rainbow Warriors fell to 12-5.

Muhammad Ali is home after being hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection. The three-time world heavyweight champion was released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Wednesday.

Aaron Rodgers didn't practice Wednesday because of a lingering left calf injury. The quarterback left no doubt about his plans for Sunday when the Green Bay Packers host the Dallas Cowboys.

The New York Knicks' deconstruction project hit a new low Wednesday night with a 101-91 loss to the Washington Wizards, setting a record for longest in-season losing streak in the proud franchise's 69-year history.


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