- How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No. 6, big and bold.
- Woods says meeting Mandela "inspiring time"
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said the death of Nelson Mandela was "a sad day for many people," especially those who had the chance to meet him.
- No charges for Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- Only Duke can keep Heisman from Winston
NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing standing in the way of Jameis Winston and the Heisman Trophy is the Duke Blue Devils.
- Jaguars hand Texans 11th straight loss, 27-20
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone from the worst team in the NFL to the hottest team in the AFC.
- No. 19 Louisville beat Cincinnati 31-24 in OT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater made several great escapes with the game on the line. Brendon Kay hobbled around on a bad ankle and matched him in the fourth-quarter cold. It went down to overtime for the second year in a row.
- Boozer leads Bulls to 107-87 win over Heat
CHICAGO (AP) — The way everything was crumbling, the Chicago Bulls sure needed a reprieve. Knocking off the defending champions was a nice one.
- Zach Johnson opens with 67 for lead at Sherwood
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Zach Johnson is like most players at the World Challenge, not sure whether he's still playing in 2013 or if he's in the middle of the new wraparound season that officially started in October.
- Knicks crush Nets in 1st meeting this season
NEW YORK (AP) — The "laughingstocks" won in a laugher.
- Lindsey Vonn says she will race at Lake Louise
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — With her eyes wide and a big smile, Lindsey Vonn declared herself ready to race for the first time in 10 months.