ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Casey Kotchman led off the ninth inning with a home run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran running back Ricky Williams to replace Willis McGahee, who they let go days before training camp.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - DeSean Jackson wants a piece of that money the Philadelphia Eagles have been throwing around. Just don't expect him to turn into T.O.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno was hospitalized and undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into the 84-year-old coach during practice.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tight end Tony Moeaki was removed from the Kansas City Chiefs' physically unable to perform list Monday and participated in the team's morning walkthrough and afternoon practice.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Todd Haley remembers watching Kelly Gregg stuff the Kansas City Chiefs' vaunted rush attack. He has vivid memories of punishing fullback Le'Ron McClain clearing the way for Ray Rice.
BOSTON (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury had a three-run homer with a career-high six RBIs as the Boston Red Sox continued their mastery of CC Sabathia and beat the Yankees 10-4 on Saturday, ending New York's eight-game winning streak and moving back into a tie atop the AL East.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Will Muschamp era at Florida began Saturday with little fanfare but a lot of uncertainty.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander lasted seven innings despite some balky defense behind him and the Detroit Tigers hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night, moving their ace into a tie for the major league lead in wins.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - That kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Jon McGraw is back for his fifth season with the Kansas City Chiefs and 10th in the NFL. That qualifies him as the elder statesman of the secondary.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With millions of dollars potentially at stake, Bubba Starling is putting football at Nebraska on hold until he decides whether to sign with the Kansas City Royals.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tamba Hali jogged down the long, grassy hillside to the practice field at Missouri Western State University, the modest crowd on hand for the Kansas City Chiefs' practice bursting into applause.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up deals with two important pieces of their roster Thursday, signing cornerback Brandon Carr to his free agent tender and agreeing to terms with third-round pick Justin Houston on a four-year contract.
Aaron Gordon's decision was expected. Part of a heralded class of freshmen last season, anything but one and done would have been a surprise.
HOUSTON - Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
BOBCATS 95, HAWKS 93
LAWRENCE - In the early stages of yet another quarterback battle at Kansas, Montell Cozart made quite the case for being the starter during the Jayhawks' spring game Saturday.
WASHINGTON - The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension with the score tied 7-all Monday night.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
CARDINALS 10, CUBS 4
NEW YORK - Brian McCann was far from panic mode. He was hitting the ball well, and figured positive results would follow.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - In a Masters longing for star power, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth put himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from replacing Tiger Woods as the youngest player with a green jacket.
MINNEAPOLIS - After adding Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in the offseason, the Twins expected their rotation to be better.
CHICAGO - The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning on Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox.
CLEVELAND - Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.