NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.
PARIS (AP) - As is his wont, Rafael Nadal declined to assess whether the 2012 French Open is his best French Open yet.
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh has been telling the Miami Heat that he's ready to play.
BOSTON (AP) - The Celtics' big lead gone and leading scorer along with it, Rajon Rondo had a message for Kevin Garnett.
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 ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.
Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.
It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.
PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.