MIAMI - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide arising from a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta, authorities announced Monday.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
BATAVIA, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery this coming Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons.
BALTIMORE - Chris Davis is living up to the nickname he was tagged with five years ago during his rookie season with the Texas Rangers.
ATLANTA - Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed a woman, police said Sunday.
North Carolina and Vanderbilt were cruising along in the NCAA baseball tournament, looking every bit like the top two national seeds.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Lough was willing to endure a little pain to help the Kansas City Royals win.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul George finished with 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers forced a deciding game in the Eastern Conference finals with a 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was upgraded to serious condition at an Atlanta hospital Saturday, a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman.
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar couldn't think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence.
ATLANTA - Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with a strained muscle on his right side, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night.
BALTIMORE - Chris Dickerson hit a three-run, game-ending homer with two outs in the ninth inning, capping an four-run uprising against Jose Valverde that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Detroit Tigers 7-5 Friday night.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
CLEVELAND - Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.
MIAMI - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.
APPLETON, Wis. - Donald Driver will be ready to go if the Green Bay Packers call and say they needed his help.
SAN ANTONIO - Danny Green once wasn't good enough to be on the same team as LeBron James.
SAN ANTONIO - It's all right in front of Tim Duncan now, and the big fella can feel it.
SAN ANTONIO - Across three NBA championships and more than 100 playoff victories together, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have built a bond most teammates will never share.
SAN ANTONIO - It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.
OMAHA, Neb. - David Berg has pitched in three of every four UCLA baseball games over two seasons, set a school record for saves and was the Pac-12 pitcher of the year.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A scary moment involving Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb overshadowed the Rays victory.