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Texas is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time.

The Longhorns (15-0) moved into the top spot Monday, replacing Kansas (14-1). The Jayhawks were No. 1 in the preseason poll and the first eight weeks of the season. Kansas dropped to third after losing to Tennessee on Sunday.

Texas received 56 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 47 more than Kentucky. The Wildcats (16-0) moved from third to second.

Kansas State dropped from No. 11 to No. 13 following its loss at Missouri on Saturday.

* Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead Atlanta to a 102-96 victory over Boston.... Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand scored 18 points each and Allen Iverson added 16 as Philadelphia snapped a four-game home losing streak with a 96-92 victory over New Orleans.


Wade Weibert, the starting center for the Kansas State football team, was arrested by Riley County Police Saturday morning on the 1200 block of Moro Street in Manhattan for obstruction of the legal process. He was released on $750 bail.

Lt. Herb Crosby, of the Riley County Police Department, said Weibert "took off running" when police arrived at the scene and continued running when officers ordered him to stop.

Weibert will be a senior next season.

* Philadelphia coach Andy Reid squelched speculation about Donovan McNabb's future, saying the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback will be back next season.

McNabb's status was questioned because he has one year left on his contract and he's failed to lead Philadelphia to a Super Bowl victory in 11 seasons. McNabb has led the Eagles to five NFC championship games — going 1-4 — and one Super Bowl appearance.

* Alabama All-American linebacker Rolando McClain is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

McClain anchored the defense for the national champion Crimson Tide and is projected as a first-round pick.

He led Alabama with 105 tackles and 14.5 stops for losses in 2009. He also had two interceptions and two sacks. He won the Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker in 2009.

* Sunrise Christian's football team (12-0) has been named the National Private School Athletic Association's national champ for Division I in 8-Man.

Sunrise won the Kansas Christian Athletic Association championship in November.


Friends University has partnered with the City of Wichita to lease the baseball field and stadium at West Side Athletic Field as the Falcons' new home stadium. Friends will be responsible for its own maintenance of the facilities, which City of Wichita Parks and Recreation director Doug Kupper estimated would save the city $25,000 per year in maintenance costs. Friends had been playing home games at Westurban.

The Falcons will play their first game at their new home on Feb. 13 against Briar Cliff (Iowa) at 1 p.m.


Top-ranked Serena Williams has advanced to the Sydney International quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain in the American's first match of the season.

The defending Australian Open champion is using the Sydney tournament as her main warmup for the first major of the season, which starts next Monday in Melbourne.

Second-seeded Dinara Safina reached the quarters with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, losing the opening five games before winning nine straight.