Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin shows some emotion during the Sooners' tilt with the Longhorns. Oklahoma defeated Texas, 78-63, to snap a six-game losing streak to UT on Monday in Norman, Okla.
Texas guard A.J. Abrams makes a move against the Sooners' defense. Oklahoma defeated Texas, 78-63, on Monday in Norman, Okla.
Scott Pioli, left, New England Patriots vice president of player personnel, chats with Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, right, before an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 14, 2008. Pioli, who helped build and lead a dynasty in New England, is now in charge of the Kansas City Chiefs as general manager of the NFL football team.
Kansas University guard Sherron Collins, left, guarded by Jackson State’s Rod Melvin in a Dec. 6, 2008, file photo, and Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen, right, guarded by Texas’ D.J. Augustin in a Feb. 25, 2008, file photo, will matchup against one another in tonight’s game. Both Collins and Pullen are Chicago natives.
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Kenny Johnson, Lawrence, enjoys hiking with his granddaughter Ailey Johnson, 7 months, this summer at Rocky Mountain National Park while on a family vacation. Ailey is the daughter of Michael and Katie Johnson, Lakeside, Ariz. Ailey’s grandmother Chris Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
An Amazon.com employee grabs boxes to be loaded onto a truck at the company’s Fernley, Nev., warehouse in this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo. States are increasingly looking to collect taxes from online retail sales as a way to fill gaps in budgets.
Sri Lankan women hold a photograph of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge during his funeral procession Monday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Cindy Reilly, center, sets the dinner table for her children Isabella, 7, left, and Sierra, 4, and her husband, Mike, last week in the kitchen of their home in Nipomo, Calif. The family has decided to escape California’s high cost of living by moving to Colorado in February.
Work continues at the site of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Journalists stand on a platform near the site of the presidential inauguration.
Journalists stand on a platform as they watch work continuing at the site of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, which will be Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.