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Heat’s James receives third NBA MVP award

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Garnett leads Boston over Philadelphia in one-point victory

BOSTON - Kevin Garnett scored 29 points - his most in the regular- or postseason this year - and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Philly ousts Chicago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Philadelphia rallied for a 79-78 victory over top-seeded Chicago in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003.

May 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat ousts Knicks

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James decided not to play in New York two summers ago. He won't be playing there any more this season, either.

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hamilton hits four home runs in game against Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler's home run leads Royals past Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler isn't the fastest guy on the base paths by any stretch, so the chances of him hitting into a double play are pretty good if he puts the ball on the ground.

May 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Pacers win series

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 25 points and Indiana beat Orlando 105-87 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.

May 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ginobili helps Spurs sweep aside Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Manu Ginobili broke out of a scoring slump to help sweep the Utah Jazz out of the NBA playoffs.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals fall 11-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Middlebrooks homered down each of the lines, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox pounded the Kansas City Royals 11-5 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mickelson leads class of World Golf Hall of Fame inductees

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Indiana topples Orlando in overtime 101-99

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Indiana Pacers have looked like a team with enough talent to win in the playoffs.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma City sweeps Mavs

DALLAS (AP) - James Harden scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City rallied for a 103-97 victory Saturday night to sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clippers take 2-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Clippers hadn't been so inept at the free throw line, Rudy Gay's last-second shot wouldn't have mattered.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler has three RBIs as Kansas City tops Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Felipe Paulino came off the disabled list to toss six shutout innings, Billy Butler drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Saturday night.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Friday’s playoff capsules

76ERS 79, BULLS 74

May 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

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


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

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


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Montgomery adds to Royals' pain vs. lefties

SEATTLE- The Royals continued their struggles against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


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