DALLAS (AP) - Celebrating in their champagne-soaked championship T-shirts, it was easy to look around the Dallas Mavericks' locker room and laugh off the reputations each of them once carried.
MIAMI (AP) - Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer.
MIAMI (AP) - For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion.
DALLAS (AP) - Jason Terry put his faith in these Dallas Mavericks in ink. On the inside of his right biceps.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade thinks his bruised left hip will not be an issue for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Yankees 4, Indians 0
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in these ultra-close NBA finals.
Sporting Kansas City opened its new facility - the $200 million Livestrong Sporting Park - with a game against the Chicago Fire on Thursday.
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks are on the brink of their first championship in the most fitting of ways: They cranked up their offense.
BOSTON (AP) - Although Roberto Luongo is receiving much of the blame for Vancouver's two-game meltdown in Boston during the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks refuse to allow their goalie to take the heat alone.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs, helping Luke Hochevar win for the first time in seven starts, and the Kansas City Royals survived Joakim Soria's shaky ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Thursday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.
BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas is tough for the Canucks to beat - and beat up.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's fever is gone.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Lind hit a grand slam and Jayson Nix added a three-run homer to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas State used a strong inside game in the first half to defeat Texas A&M 71-64 in the Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center on Saturday night.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.
NO. 1 KENTUCKY 83, UCLA 42
Let's see, if these guys beat those guys, and that team over there loses its game ...
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger doesn't need to bother with the math, not matter how simple the equation.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brannen Greene's tardiness turned into an opportunity for Kelly Oubre Jr., and the freshman made the most of a surprise start for No. 10 Kansas.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
WICHITA (AP) - Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 53-52 victory over Alabama Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The new-look White Sox added another bat to their potent lineup on Tuesday, announcing a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kobe Bryant didn't catch Michael Jordan, though he got a victory thanks to Nick Young.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was stayed until next spring.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.