KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin knew it was going to take the A's offense finally coming out of its slump to end a maddening nine-game losing streak.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hanley Ramirez and the Miami Marlins are the only ones who have been able to figure out Cole Hamels this season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Baxter sacrificed his body for Johan Santana's no-hitter. Ramon Ramirez got hurt before he could even celebrate it.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Everywhere Dwyane Wade turned, two Boston Celtics seemed to be waiting.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for suspended New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma says a ledger of under-the-table cash bonuses and fines for Saints players shows no proof of bounties placed on targeted opponents.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Spencer Levin realizes that a one-shot lead going into the final round means next to nothing. If he didn't learn this by blowing a six-shot lead at the Phoenix Open earlier this year, he was reminded of it on the back nine Saturday at the Memorial.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - History apparently trumped geography when it came to deciding the future hosts of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament.
PARIS (AP) - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat know what's coming from the Boston Celtics. "Their all," Dwyane Wade said. That's what usually happens when one team is fighting to save its season - and in this case, the Big Four era in Boston might be at stake as well. The NBA Eastern Conference finals shift to Boston tonight for Game 3, with the Heat holding a 2-0 lead after staving off perhaps the Celtics' best shot to win a classic. Boston's core of Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen combined to score 96 points in Game 2 ...
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday for the second time this month because of a left hamstring strain.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - After a promise from players that the game will be more competitive, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl in Honolulu next Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
WICHITA (AP) - Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 53-52 victory over Alabama Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The new-look White Sox added another bat to their potent lineup on Tuesday, announcing a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kobe Bryant didn't catch Michael Jordan, though he got a victory thanks to Nick Young.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was stayed until next spring.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were charging toward the top of the AFC West.
Perry Ellis scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing minutes, and No. 10 Kansas held on after blowing a 21-point second-half lead to beat No. 13 Utah 63-60 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brannen Greene went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 19 points Wednesday night as No. 10 Kansas made a basketball statement with a 75-70 win over Georgetown, even as Hoyas players were making a societal statement by wearing "I CAN'T BREATHE" T-shirts for the national anthem.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After the way the Kansas City Chiefs collapsed toward the end of last season, and especially in the playoffs, they arrived at training camp in July with the mantra of "finish."
Even as the Arizona Cardinals are presented an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth, they have plenty to be concerned about.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.