SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili knows fortunes can change quickly in the NBA. Last week, the Spurs were in jeopardy of losing the top seed in the Western Conference to the Los Angeles Lakers after dropping six straight games. Now, San Antonio has home-court advantage throughout the West playoffs after Ginobili scored 25 points in a 124-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Spurs improved their NBA-best record to 60-19 and ...
Padres 8, Giants 4 SAN DIEGO - Tim Lincecum struck out 13 and held the San Diego Padres to one run and three hits in seven innings to lead the San Francisco Giants to victory on Wednesday night. Lincecum (1-1) left with an 8-1 lead after seven. The Freak struck out every San Diego regular except Nick Hundley, who hit a solo homer in the third, his first. The Giants chased Tim Stauffer (0-1) in ...
Indians 8, Red Sox 4 CLEVELAND - Asdrubal Cabrera had four RBIs, Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians kept the built-to-win Boston Red Sox winless on Wednesday night with an 8-4 victory that dropped one of baseball's big spenders to 0-5. From Cambridge to Cape Cod, the panic buttons are glowing. The Red Sox are off to their worst start in 15 years and look nothing like the team many forecast ...
Bucks 90, Heat 85 MIAMI - John Salmons scored 17 points, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and even while being officially eliminated from postseason contention the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 90-85 on Wednesday night. The loss knocked Miami (54-24) a half-game back of Boston in the race for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Carlos Delfino's 3-pointer with 24 seconds left helped seal it for ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government's request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she'd take "a couple of weeks" to rule on the players' request to return to work.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Frank Martin says he's happy coaching basketball at Kansas State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chicago White Sox committed four errors and were down three runs with two outs in the ninth, facing one of the hottest teams and one of the best closers in the majors.
Spring football practice got under way Wednesday in Manhattan for Kansas State University's football team.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel was arrested for theft Monday at a Florence, Ind., casino.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Chris Heisey drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds took a patient approach at the plate in improving to 4-0 for the first time since their 1990 World Series championship season, beating the Houston Astros 8-2 on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Any sort of four-game winning streak is a big deal in a town where the local team hadn't won more than three in a row since September 2009.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Tomlin outpitched Boston's Josh Beckett, Cleveland came up with just enough timely hits and the Indians kept the Red Sox winless so far this season with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night over the team many predicted would win it all.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Scoring at will, grabbing boards and making a key steal, Danielle Adams saved her best game for the biggest stage and gave Texas A&M its first national championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Suppan, a 16-year major league veteran who was Kansas City's best pitcher 10 years ago, has signed a minor league contract with the Royals. The 36-year-old Suppan will report to Triple-A Omaha. The right-hander has played for Boston, Arizona, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Milwaukee in addition to the Royals. He's 138-143 with a 4.69 ERA in 442 appearances, including 411 starts. Suppan was a member of the Royals' ...
MIAMI - LeBron James started to get up out of his chair after the postgame press conference, and it took him three tries to do it.
WICHITA - Wichita State's new head baseball coach says he'll make it a goal to recruit the best prospects in Kansas to the Shockers.
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.