Oregon drops defending champ Duke 82-68 in Sweet 16

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oregon Ducks took a double-digit lead early in the second half against the defending national champions, and they never flinched down the stretch.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

With Saints, Laurinaitis aims to rebound from being 'fired'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Veteran NFL linebacker James Laurinaitis is taking his release by the Rams this offseason as a personal affront. Doing so, he figures, can only help his career, as well as his new club, the New Orleans Saints.

  • Written by BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer

Act II for RG3: Griffin's shot to reboot career with Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back before he rocketed into the NFL as a freakish touchdown-maker, before the knee injury and his downfall in Washington, Robert Griffin III was convinced he'd play for the Browns.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

A-Rod 75 home runs from matching Bonds' career record

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez plants his right foot in the batter's box, takes a swing, steps in and taps the plate. His name is announced, and fans respond with 7 seconds of applause.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer