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Bengals close to signing Johnson as RB insurance

Larry Johnson is close to finding a new home.

Westbrook's status uncertain after 2nd concussion

Brian Westbrook's status is uncertain after the former All-Pro running back sustained another concussion in Philadelphia's 31-23 loss at San Diego. Westbrook was playing his first game after sitting out two because of a concussion suffered on Oct.

Power Rankings: LSU tumbles after win

LSU struggled to keep up with Louisiana Tech.

Belichick defends late 4th-down gamble

Bill Belichick stands by his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than punt to the Indianapolis Colts. In his news conference Monday, New England's coach says he thinks that strategy gave his team its best chance to win Sunday night.

Vols dismiss two frosh charged in armed robbery

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin has dismissed two of three freshmen players charged last week in an attempted armed robbery outside a Knoxville convenience store. Kiffin says wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson and defensive back Mike Edwards have been pe

Marlins' Coghlan, A's Bailey named top rookies

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is the National League Rookie of the Year, and Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey is the AL winner. Coghlan edged Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.A.

KU ups lead in AP hoops poll; Purdue now No. 6

An opening week in which only one ranked team lost meant few changes in the first poll of the regular season. Kansas beat Hofstra 101-65 in its only game and was the runaway No.

Jennings' rise among NBA's early surprises

Even vs. the Warriors, nobody expected Brandon Jennings to drop 55.