CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois shocked top-ranked Indiana 74-72 last night, scoring the winning basket on an uncontested layup off of an in-bounds play as the clock expired. It is the fifth straight week the No. 1 team in the AP poll has fallen victim to an upset.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics improve to 6-0 since losing All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) to a season-ending knee injury. Paul Pierce threw in 24 points to key Boston's 116-95 rout of the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Felix Hernandez is poised to become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball. The 26-year-old right-hander is closing in on a seven-year deal with the Mariners worth $175 million. He is 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA in eight seasons with the Seattle.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Round two of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am gets under way on California's Monterrey Peninsula with Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han) and Russell Knox sharing a one-stroke lead at 6-under par. Phil Mickelson, who won wire-to-wire last week at the Phoenix Open, is five shots back.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gregg Williams thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') for reinstating him and he also apologized while taking "full responsibility" for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. The league reinstated Williams yesterday, and the Tennessee Titans hired him as a senior defensive assistant.
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