Patriots will miss Gronkowski in red zone

The New England Patriots' top-ranked offense will be fine without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, who reinjured his arm Sunday against the Houston Texans and is out for the playoffs. New England got plenty of practice and was...

Lubomir Visnovsky to miss New York Islanders training camp

Veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will not be reporting to Islanders training camp Monday for "personal reasons". His agent, Neil Sheehy, said he did not know whether Visnovsky will remain with the KHL's Slovan Bratislava, where he played during the lockout. Visnovsky...

Colt Ryan, Evansville hold off No. 23 Wichita State

Wichita State didn't take care of the ball and Evansville took advantage to hand the 23rd-ranked Shockers their first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season. The Aces closed the game out by making seven free throws over the final...

Albert Pujols primed for WBC

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols plans on representing the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic if his surgically repaired knee is healthy, his agent told MLB.com. But Pujols won't see one of his Angels teammates at the event. Reigning...

Brendon Ayanbadejo rips Patriots

The war of words between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots already is under way. While New England was in the process of defeating the Houston Texans on Sunday to set up an AFC Championship Game rematch with Baltimore,...

Rob Gronkowski done for playoffs

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the postseason after breaking his arm in Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans. Gronkowski, who had a team-leading 11 touchdown catches this season, will require a...

Casey Pachall back with TCU

Casey Pachall is back on TCU's football team, coach Gary Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The former starting quarterback is scheduled to begin classes when the semester starts on Monday and will return to the team after being arrested...

Dwight Howard back in lineup

After missing the last three games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard made his return Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard was examined by Lakers' doctor Steve Lombardo before the game and...

Case McCoy, Jordan Hicks rejoin UT

Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks have rejoined the Texas Longhorns following a Dec. 28 suspension, coach Mack Brown announced Sunday night. "Obviously when you break team rules there's a certain amount of trust that has been broken, and that will...

Eagles interviewed Brian Billick

The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Brian Billick for their head coaching vacancy. Billick, who coached the Baltimore Ravens for nine years and led the franchise to its only Super Bowl championship, interviewed with the Eagles last Monday, according to sources. Eagles owner...