Kings exercise 3rd-year option on Willie Cauley-Stein

Kings exercise 3rd-year option on Willie Cauley-SteinSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have exercised their third-year option on center Willie Cauley-Stein.General manager Vlade Divac announced the move Friday.Cauley-Stein is entering his second season with the Kings after being...

Missouri seeks return to winning ways vs. Middle Tennessee

Associated PressMissouri seeks return to winning ways vs. Middle TennesseeBy JADE WASHBURNCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri hosts Middle Tennessee State in the school's 105th homecoming game and the Tigers would dearly like it to be a celebration.Missouri (2-4, 0-3...

Duncan-less Spurs eager for another run at NBA postseason

Associated PressDuncan-less Spurs eager for another run at NBA postseasonBy RAUL DOMINGUEZSAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs responded to their most successful regular season in franchise history with the greatest turnover in Gregg Popovich's two decades with...

Flyers forward Dale Weise suspended for 3 games

Flyers forward Dale Weise suspended for 3 gamesNEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Anaheim defenseman Korbinian Holzer's head.The hit...

No. 19 Utah aims to exacerbate UCLA’s erratic season

AP Sports WriterNo. 19 Utah aims to exacerbate UCLA's erratic seasonBy GREG BEACHAMPASADENA, Calif. (AP) Joe Williams essentially came out of the stands to rush for 179 yards last week for No. 19 Utah.UCLA coach Jim Mora might...

Young Wolves look to finally break through this season.

AP Basketball WriterYoung Wolves look to finally break through this season.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIMINNEAPOLIS (AP) There is a gaping hole in the northeast corner of Target Center, the result of a renovation that has started on the Minnesota Timberwolves'...

Wayne Gretzky to hit ice in alumni game in Winnipeg

Wayne Gretzky to hit ice in alumni game in WinnipegWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Wayne Gretzky will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of...

No increase yet in Big Sky conference schedule

STATS FCS Senior Editor=No increase yet in Big Sky conference scheduleBy CRAIG HALEY(STATS) - The Big Sky Conference announced Friday it is tabling a proposal to move to a nine-game conference schedule in football, although there remains support to...

MacArthur: Patience key in recovery from fourth concussion

MacArthur: Patience key in recovery from fourth concussionOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Clarke MacArthur reported to the Ottawa Senators' training camp healthy and excited for the season. He never imagined his plans would be derailed in a simple scrimmage.Speaking to...

Harden ready to help Rockets bounce back this season

AP Sports WriterHarden ready to help Rockets bounce back this seasonBy KRISTIE RIEKENHOUSTON (AP) When the NBA season tips off, James Harden will be able to run Mike D'Antoni's famed seven seconds or less offense in games that...