It's No. 1 against No. 2 this evening...NFL notes...Sabres lose a forward

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A game between the top two teams in the weekly Associated Press poll doesn't happen all the time, but it is happening tonight. With the release of the new poll today Kansas is No. 1 and Oklahoma is No. 2. The Big 12 game is taking place on the Jayhawks' home floor in Lawrence, Kansas.

UNDATED (AP) — New England quarterback Tom Brady says he has begun treatment for a sore right ankle. He suffered the injury when Miami's Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo) landed on him in Sunday's game. The reigning Super Bowl MVP says he's had much worse injuries than this.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — As expected, Tom Coughlin (KAWF'-lihn) has stepped down as coach of the New York Giants. At 69 he was the oldest serving head coach in the league. Coughlin is one of 13 coaches to have won multiple Super Bowls.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) of the 49ers has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. Kaepernick says he suffered from "continued pain" in the thumb but didn't know the extent of the injury until undergoing an MRI exam last week.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Nicolas Deslauriers (duh-lohr-ee-AY') of the Buffalo Sabres is going to miss between three and five weeks with a lower body injury. He suffered the injury in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.

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