(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.
M's look to snap streak, return home
(AP) Joe Saunders is a completely different pitcher at home than on the road, and his career outings against the Texas Rangers have also been an indicator of that. The left-hander looks to improve to 10-0 in his career at Safeco Field . . . more.
Lebron layup beats Pacers in OT
(AP) LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim. There was no one in his way. There was no stopping him, either. 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.
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.
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.
Timbers score late for draw with Whitecaps
(AP) Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) . . . more.