MIAMI (AP) - There were seven seconds left in the NBA season and the Dallas Mavericks were already beginning their championship celebration when LeBron James started slowly walking toward Dwyane Wade, his right hand outstretched.
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) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.
DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.
CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series.
CHICAGO (AP) - A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Royals to a win over the White Sox.
Dayton Moore became general manager of the Royals on June 8, 2006, and he was charged with rebuilding a once-proud small-market franchise that was in the midst of a playoff drought that would last 29 years.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.
KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.
ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.
The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.