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Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook holds his cheek where he was kneed in the face by teammate guard Andre Roberson in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Westbrook scored 40 points as...
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NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

NASCAR fan Rhonda Haffly, of North Augusta, Ga., tries to stay dry as she waits for the Sprint Cup series auto race to begin at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/ John Amis ) NASCAR fan Rhonda Haffly, of North Augusta, Ga., tries to stay dry...

No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes

DETROIT (AP) – Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the Lions...
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Wild week leads to changes across AP Top 25 poll

Maryland guard/forward Dez Wells gestures toward fans in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in College Park, Md. Wells contributed a game-high 26 points to Maryland’s 59-53 upset win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)...

NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. All 32 teams and the players’ union were notified Monday of the increase, the second straight season the cap went up by at least $10 million. Adding in benefits,...
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Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson

Former Univ. of Minnesota running back David Cobb, right, talks with Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, left, during Minnesota pro day in Minneapolis, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Former Univ. of Minnesota running back David Cobb, right, talks with...
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Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after...
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Collinsworth leads BYU over No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70

BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth, left, and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth, left, and Gonzaga’s Kyle...
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Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey, celebrates after defeating Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Rousey won after Zingano tapped out 14 seconds into the bout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Ronda Rousey, celebrates after defeating...