TORONTO (AP) - Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered, Bruce Chen won four consecutive starts for the first time in his career and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stymied by the NBA lockout, Blake Griffin is going to work for Will Ferrell instead.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs made significant progress in Year 2 of the Scott Pioli and Todd Haley regime. A middling franchise that won just two games two years previously came from nowhere to finish 10-6, win the AFC West and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Highly touted freshman quarterback Brock Berglund will not practice with Kansas this season, even though coach Turner Gill said he remains a part of the program.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams will use Friday night's preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium to benefit the tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The probe into Miami athletics is growing, with the university looking into the eligibility of 15 athletes who may have accepted improper benefits from a rogue booster.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he was in Brett Favre's hometown, but the quarterback's agent says he has not heard of any interest from the Colts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts take Peyton Manning's injury seriously.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Dexter McCluster is back where he feels most comfortable.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On one practice field at the Kansas City Chiefs' training facility Sunday, veteran running back Thomas Jones caught passes out of the backfield along with the rest of the team.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Verlander became the first 19-game winner in the majors, Alex Avila hit his 15th homer and the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Monday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M always has been in a league with a solid foothold in Texas since joining the Southwest Conference in 1914.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The lopsided score suggests the Baltimore Ravens solved some of their glaring offensive issues after a lackluster start to the preseason.
MIAMI (AP) - Cam Newton lofted a long pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half Friday night, and that's the closest he came to reaching the end zone.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he'd managed to wiggle out of three straight jams.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
WIZARDS 118, CELTICS 102
NEW YORK - Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.
Aaron Gordon's decision was expected. Part of a heralded class of freshmen last season, anything but one and done would have been a surprise.
HOUSTON - Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
BOBCATS 95, HAWKS 93
LAWRENCE - In the early stages of yet another quarterback battle at Kansas, Montell Cozart made quite the case for being the starter during the Jayhawks' spring game Saturday.
WASHINGTON - The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension with the score tied 7-all Monday night.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
CARDINALS 10, CUBS 4