CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The defensive turnaround at North Carolina is one of the major reasons the No. 8 Tar Heels have their highest ranking in nearly two decades and reached the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.
NEW YORK - Mats Zuccarello and Oscar Lindberg scored first-period power-play goals and the New York Rangers beat Carolina 4-3 on Monday night to keep up their mastery of the Hurricanes.
COLUMBIA - Respect runs deep between Silver Bluff and Abbeville when it comes to high school football.
CLEVELAND - Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 34-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray added 16 and No. 1 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Illinois State 75-63 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Jeff Teague made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak.
At a press conference at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt said he's left open his future options. On Sunday, the school dismissed Richt after 15 years as the Bulldogs' head coach.
CHICAGO - Pau Gasol had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory over the Spurs.
After a bad season on the field for Mike Riley's first Nebraska team, some good work in the classroom by the Huskers when Bo Pelini was coach will keep Big Red playing football this season.
Thanks in large part to residing in a dismal division, the Washington Redskins are actually relevant.