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The Associated Press

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Past articles by Stephen:

What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Yankees, NHL conference finals

With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the week of May... → Read More

New Rangers park among possible MLB ideas for season start

North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among... → Read More

What Would Have Been: Kentucky Derby, wild-card rematches

With the national sports calendar still pretty much on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, following a short reprieve last week thanks to an unusual NFL draft, The Associated Press looks at... → Read More

What Would Have Been: MLB's Fiers in Houston, NBA playoffs

While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been... → Read More

What Would Have Been: Live sports events shuttered by virus

With the national sports calendar now in its second month on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at what would have been held the week of April 13-19: MLB:... → Read More

Kansas' Azubuike AP Big 12 player of year, Drew top coach

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year, with the 7-foot senior averaging a double-double for the regular season conference champion and top-ranked Jayhawks. → Read More

No. 4 Baylor holds on for 71-68 overtime win over Texas Tech

WACO, Texas (AP) — With the shot clock winding down in overtime and a defender in his face, Baylor guard MaCio Teague quickly stepped back behind the line and hit a 3-pointer. “That was... → Read More

No. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor's 23-game winning streak

WACO, Texas (AP) — Udoka Azubuike and No. 3 Kansas returned the favor in a Big 12 showdown that lived up to the hype. The Jayhawks share the Big 12 lead again, and could return to the No. 1... → Read More

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being... → Read More

No. 3 Kansas gets 20th win 60-46 over TCU, No. 700 for Self

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bill Self got a basketball marking his 700th career victory, and Kansas matched an NCAA record with its 31st consecutive 20-win season after a powerful performance by... → Read More

No. 13 Penn State tops No. 15 Memphis 53-39 in Cotton Bowl

Saturday's game was the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl ever. → Read More

No. 6 Oklahoma beats No. 8 Baylor 30-23 in OT for B12 title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma has done all it can, winning a fifth Big 12 title in a row with another close win over No. 8 Baylor. Now the Sooners wait to see if they are going to... → Read More

No. 13 Baylor in Big 12 title game with 24-10 win over Texas

The sixth 10-win season for the Bears is their fifth since 2011. → Read More

No. 13 Baylor in Big 12 title game with 24-10 win over Texas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Charlie Brewer and No. 13 Baylor are going to the Big 12 championship game only two years after an 11-loss season. The Bears didn’t miss a second chance to clinch at... → Read More

Hurts, No. 10 Oklahoma rally to beat No. 12 Baylor 34-31

Oklahoma and Baylor could meet again in three weeks in the Big 12 championship game. → Read More

No. 11 Baylor needed 3 OTs against TCU to stay undefeated

This is the seventh time in two seasons that Baylor has won after a fourth-quarter comeback. → Read More

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title... → Read More

Zimmerman full circle with HR trot for Nats in World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman has come full circle, with a trot around the bases for the Washington Nationals. The first amateur player ever drafted by the Nationals in 2005, and the only... → Read More

Young Yankees take experience into another ALCS with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge was a rookie slugger who swung and missed a lot in his first postseason, as did several of those Baby Bombers who were just getting started with the New York... → Read More

Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the... → Read More