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Kings end 45-year drought with rout of Devils

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.

June 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


DURANT VS. LEBRON

OKLAHOMA CITY - LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.

June 11, 2012 | By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Obama mum on NBA finals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Politically speaking, you'd think President Barack Obama would have a free pass to pick a winner in the NBA championship. The game pits the Oklahoma City Thunder from solidly Republican Oklahoma against the Miami Heat, in the crucial swing state of Florida.

June 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Westbrook emerges as catalyst

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The already dangerous Russell Westbrook has found another dimension to his game while pushing the Oklahoma City Thunder into the NBA finals.

June 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


HEAT MOVE ON

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City’s Routt getting used to new team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Stanford Routt was no fan of the Oakland Raiders locker room.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Devils remain alive with win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Bryce Salvador scored on a deflection off a defenseman and the New Jersey Devils derailed Los Angeles' Stanley Cup coronation for a second time, beating the Kings 2-1 in Game 5 of the finals Saturday night.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Pittsburgh hands Kansas City 5-3 loss

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Angels batter Colorado’s Francis for 11-5 win

DENVER (AP) - Jeff Francis returned to Colorado on Saturday, his homecoming short, painful and without a hint of nostalgia.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Durant, Thunder are chasing title with hard work

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Win or lose, Kevin Durant can be found after just about any Oklahoma City Thunder game talking about the need to keep working and getting better.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Sharapova wins French Open

PARIS (AP) - Sidelined in 2008 by a right shoulder that needed surgery, putting her tennis future suddenly in doubt, Maria Sharapova decided to use the free time to study a new language, the one spoken at the only Grand Slam tournament she had yet to win.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Union Rags wins Belmont Stakes in I’ll Have Another’s absence

NEW YORK (AP) - Union Rags picked up where I'll Have Another left off - coming from behind to catch a Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


TV Sports

SUNDAY

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Combined effort of six pitchers lead to no-hitter for Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Mariners catcher Jesus Montero ran around with his arms in the air looking for someone to join in the party.

June 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


NOT OVER YET

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James refused to let another season end in Boston.

June 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage.

May 28, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Rios could return to Royals on Friday

NEW YORK- Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Alex Rios, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha, will be re-evaluated on Thursday and could rejoin the team on Friday in Chicago for the series opener against the Cubs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Home runs sink Young at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK- Alex Rodriguez belted a go-ahead three-run homer and right-hander Michael Pineda delivered 6 2/3 superb innings as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

May 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 27, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.

May 27, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals bitten by Yankees’ early power surge

NEW YORK- Right-hander Adam Warren threw 6 1/3 strong innings, while Mark Teixeira drove in four runs with a double and a homer as the Yankees rolled to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

May 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

May 26, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Not Guthrie’s day as Royals drop opener

NEW YORK- The Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak in grand fashion on Monday, cruising to a 14-1 victory over the Royals in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

May 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA (AP) - Forget the Big Three.

May 23, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kendrys’ homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Chris Young continued his amazing stretch as a fill-in starter with six shutout innings, and Kendrys Morales hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Royals cruised to a 5-0 win over the cross-state rival Cardinals in the I-70 Series opener on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

May 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.

May 22, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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