Stanford's Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite. That distinction belongs to Baylor's Robert Griffin III. The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.Thomas stops 45, surging Bruins top Pens (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 08:09 PM
The Boston Bruins reminded Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins that Stanley Cup champions aren't crowned in October. Tim Thomas stopped 45 shots and the surging Bruins kept rolling with a 3-1 victory Monday night to improve to 14-0-1 in their last 15 games and pull within a point of the Penguins atop the Eastern Conference.Feds' warrant on Fine focused on porn (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 05:01 PM
Court records unsealed Monday show federal investigators were looking for pornography that could be used "to sexually arouse or groom young males" for sex when they searched the home, office and locker of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fine was fired Nov.Report: Paterno dealt with Second Mile (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 04:05 PM
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno had business ties with board members of The Second Mile, the charity founded by alleged child molester and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, The Daily is reporting. The Daily (http://bit.ly/vwE2vC ) reported Monday that Paterno and three fellow investors, including longtime Second Mile board chairman Robert Poole, secured financing...Bears' Smith: Forte not done for season (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 01:27 PM
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects running back Matt Forte to return this season from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Smith said he "looked pretty good" on Monday, but he wouldn't put a timetable on Forte's return. Chances are he will miss a few games, although he played through a similar injury in 2009.Magic survive poor shooting to down Bucks, 78-72NBCSports 04/06/11 12:53 AM
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 17 rebounds, Jameer Nelson scored 17 and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 78-72 on Tuesday night.NY Giants owner fumbles in bid to escape jury dutyNBCSports 04/06/11 12:50 AM
The owner of the New York Giants tried a courthouse version of the Hail Mary pass Tuesday to escape serving on a jury hearing a drug trial before a judge threw him for a loss, rejecting excuses that included the upcoming NFL draft and his role as a negotiator for team owners in the work stoppage that resulted from their dispute with players.
Of all the negative numbers over the last six weeks, the only one that mattered to Philip Rivers was the losses. Sure, the interceptions and fumbles were bothersome. But they didn't compare to the six-game losing streak, the franchise's longest in more than eight years. So Rivers made little of his big night against Jacksonville.NHL to have 4 conferences in realignment (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/06/11 01:50 AM
Forced into realignment following Atlanta's move to Winnipeg last summer, the NHL opted for a dramatic change rather than a simple one. League officials approved a radical realignment plan Monday that will give the league four conferences instead of six divisions and guarantee home-and-home series among all teams.Francona to ESPN, swaps with Valentine (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 07:55 PM
Terry Francona is swapping jobs with Bobby Valentine. In another winter meetings trade, ESPN said Monday that Francona will become an analyst for its Sunday night game telecasts next season, joining Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth. Valentine worked for ESPN in 2003 and rejoined the network in September 2009.Late Cub Santo elected to Hall of Fame (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 03:59 PM
Ron Santo always kept rooting for the causes dearest to him -- for his Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, for doctors to find a cure for diabetes and for him to reach the Hall of Fame. On Monday, Cooperstown finally came calling. The barrel-chested third baseman who clicked his heels in victory was elected to the Hall, overwhelmingly chosen by the Veterans Committee nearly a year to the day...Texans' Kubiak: Johnson's injury 'mild' (AP)Yahoo! Sports 12/05/11 03:37 PM
Andre Johnson has a mild left hamstring injury, though Houston coach Gary Kubiak says it's too early to know if his star receiver will play at Cincinnati this weekend. Houston (9-3) has taken command of the AFC South with a franchise-record six straight wins, most of it without their five-time Pro Bowler.Reds beat Astros 8-2, off to best start since '90NBCSports 04/06/11 12:57 AM
Chris Heisey drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds took a patient approach at the plate in improving to 4-0 for the first time since their 1990 World Series championship season, beating the Houston Astros 8-2 on Tuesday night.Gallardo 2-hits Braves in 1-0 victoryNBCSports 04/06/11 12:48 AM
Yovani Gallardo threw a two-hitter and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night to snap Milwaukee's four-game losing streak to begin the season.Weaver gets 2nd W, Angels beat winless Rays 5-3NBCSports 04/06/11 12:45 AM
Jered Weaver won his second consecutive start, Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo both had two RBIs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the winless Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Tuesday night.