PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Frandsen rounded first after his big hit, looked up to see all the runners circling the bases and prepared himself for a celebration.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The burgeoning basketball scandal has cost Rutgers more than a popular, young athletic director, an interim general counsel, two coaches and a lot of embarrassment.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Serena Williams had completed a dazzling display of tennis to dominate her opponent and advance to her fourth finals of the year at the Family Circle Cup on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS - Brittney Griner of Baylor is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season.
CINCINNATI - Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds take the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first home run of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA - Once the Kansas City Royals started hitting, they piled it on.
CHICAGO - The Kansas City Royals were still struggling at the plate. This time it didn't matter: Jeremy Guthrie was on the mound.
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DETROIT - Jason Hanson wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop. The Detroit Lions kicker is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he thought about returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career. "It's time," Hanson said. "I gave serious thought and consideration to playing in 2013. While the determination and willpower are still there, the wear and tear on my body, especially the issues ...
CHICAGO - Given all their trouble against the Royals, it's fair to say the White Sox are enjoying this.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson said it felt like the first day of school.
CHICAGO - For all the deep breaths he took before the game, Chris Sale sure was a picture of calm once he stepped on the mound. More important for the White Sox, he was the definition of dominant.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Behind a pair of dark sunglasses, Dayton Moore's eyes dart around a spring training practice field in sunny Surprise, Ariz., trying to take in everything happening all at once.
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
INDIANAPOLIS - Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
BALTIMORE - Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore's franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
CHICAGO - In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.