(AP) The towels are showing up all around Memphis. They hang over neighborhood signs and even at a door to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The sentiment? Believe Memphis. More.
Pacers bounce back, win Game 2 in Miami
(AP) David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air. He had plenty of reason to celebrate. The Eastern Conference finals are tied . . . more.
Ducks release notice of allegations
(AP) Oregon received a formal notice of allegations in December related into the NCAA investigation into its use of recruiting services. The notice, released in response to public records requests and first reported by The Register-Guard . . . more.
RG3 confident he'll be ready for opener
(AP) Robert Griffin III's rehab started with a "cry festival." Then came a special new passcode for his cellphone and a chance to hash things out with coach Mike Shanahan. More.
49ers' Crabtree out with achillies injury
(AP) The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon. More.
Bears' Urlacher retires
(AP) Star linebacker Brian Urlacher says he's retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. The eight-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement . . . more.
Coach K returning to US Olympic team
(AP) . . . Mike Krzyzewski has agreed to return as U.S. men's Olympic basketball coach. Krzyzewski was originally expected to step down but instead will attempt to lead the Americans to a third straight gold medal . . . more.
Lillard's entourage accused of assault
(AP) Two brothers allege that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year. More.
Golf to ban anchored putting as of 2016
(AP) Golf's two governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour . . . more.
2 Sooners coaches lose homes in tornado
(AP) Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops says one of his graduate assistants and a strength coach had their homes destroyed in the tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City. More.