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Kobe has surgery, expected out 9 months

Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.

Rodgers tops Watt, collects 2nd MVP award

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL MVP on Saturday night.

Seau, Bettis, Shields among 8 in HOF class

Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, both 12-time Pro Bowl selections in their NFL careers, were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Watt 1st unanimous DPOY; Murray honored

NFL Defensive Player Of The Year J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.

Wolves coach upset by spoof of Love return

The Minnesota Timberwolves' promotional video "#TheReturn," a spoof of the Cleveland Cavaliers' visit being all about Mike Miller's return to the Target Center rather than Kevin Love's, was meant to be a joke, but Flip Saunders isn't laughing.

Sources: Rockets fear Howard out for 'weeks'

The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources.

Silva decisions Diaz for victory in UFC return

Anderson Silva returned from a horrific leg injury to earn a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in the UFC 183 main event on Saturday.

Duke ends with 16-5 run, hands UVa 1st loss

Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia's 21-game home winning streak, 69-63.

Big Seahawks bets move lines to pick 'em

Big, influential money on the Seattle Seahawks showed up on Saturday in Las Vegas, causing sports books to adjust the Super Bowl point spread, heading into game day.

Ko, 17, youngest No. 1 after 2nd-place finish

With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday -- though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless.

VCU's Weber suffers career-ending leg injury

VCU guard Briante Weber suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus during the closing minutes of the Rams' game against Richmond on Saturday and his collegiate career is over, school spokesman Scott Day announced late Saturday night.

Hawks survive Sixers scare; streak now at 19

Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night.

Chancellor deemed 'good' after walk-through

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, who fell near the end of practice Friday and left the field with his left knee wrapped, participated in Saturday's walk-through practice and did not appear to be favoring his leg.

L'ville to make Grantham among richest DCs

Louisville is rewarding defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for declining the Oakland Raiders' job offer.

No. 10 L'ville erases 18-point hole, beats UNC

Terry Rozier scored No. 10 Louisville's first six points in overtime, and the Cardinals erased an 18-point second-half deficit to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 on Saturday.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian Open

Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her 19th career Grand Slam title and sixth at the Australian Open.