AP Sources: Owners pass new labor deal, players next

A new labor deal in the NBA is on the verge of being finalized, after owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed seven-year collective bargaining agreement that was tentatively agreed to last week.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writers; TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers

A case for how each playoff team can beat 'Bama

Everybody says they want Alabama. Then they get the Crimson Tide and reality sets in: These guys are almost impossible to beat.

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