WNBA playoffs set to start

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs start Wednesday with two single-elimination games in the first round.

  • Written by By DOUG FEINBERG , AP Basketball Writer

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Voters quick to invest in Notre Dame

Texas out. Notre Dame in.

Those brand-name teams often get the benefit of the doubt early in the season from AP college football poll voters — though that doesn't necessarily last very long.

  • Written by By RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer