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June 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Five things about Game 5 of NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) - And it's over. The Miami Heat have captured their second title, the first for LeBron James, and the offseason has officially arrived. But first, a look back at five things we're talking about after Game 5 of the NBA Finals:

June 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


James named NBA Finals MVP

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James looked at the crowd, knowing he had just a few moments left on the court for the season.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Promise fulfilled for Heat fans

MIAMI (AP) - As the Miami Heat's lead skyrocketed Thursday night from five just after halftime to an insurmountable 24 by the end of the third quarter, their fans outside the AmericanAirlines Arena decided it was time to celebrate the team's second NBA championship in six years.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


KING JAMES

MIAMI (AP) - The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rays’ Peralta out for eight games

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens turns down plea deal from prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time, and instead took his chances by going to trial.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jury for Sandusky trial deliberating

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Veteran Damon leading by example for first-place Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Not long after Johnny Damon joined the Indians, he gave each of his new teammates a gift - customized bathrobes with their names and jersey numbers embroidered on the back.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


CBS launching 24-hour sports radio network

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is launching a sports radio network.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals sending a fighting message early in season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series.

April 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals grab victory in 13 innings

CHICAGO (AP) - A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Royals to a win over the White Sox.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


The best is still ahead for young Royals

Dayton Moore became general manager of the Royals on June 8, 2006, and he was charged with rebuilding a once-proud small-market franchise that was in the midst of a playoff drought that would last 29 years.

April 23, 2015 | Dan O'Dowd, MLB.com | AP Sports


Beaty wrapping up first spring practices as new Kansas coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals foiled in sweep bid against Twins

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moustakas sends Royals past Twins late

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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