KANSAS CITY, Mo . - The only luck Chris Tillman had was bad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead over the two-time defending champions with consecutive road wins.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier was removed from the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium because of an inflamed left elbow, putting his 29-game hitting streak on hold.
CHICAGO (AP) - Newly crowned MVP Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night to tie the series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nick Markakis homered, Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings and the rejuvenated Baltimore Orioles got a lucky landing Wednesday night to beat Kansas City 3-2, snapping the Royals' four-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was named the Rookie of the Year on Wednesday after a landslide vote, becoming the NBA's first unanimous choice for the award in 21 years.
CHICAGO (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched the major leagues' first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in the Minnesota Twins' 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James walked toward Mario Chalmers in the final minute with a content look.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) - Right from the start, Derrick Rose wondered why he couldn't be the MVP. It turns out, nothing could stop him.
CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs drafted someone from Hog Hammock and someone from Yale.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new kids in town are trying to take over the Western Conference.
NEW YORK (AP) - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Leading by one in the eighth inning, the Kansas City Royals got an insurance run and then kept adding on.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jose Quintana made it to the 200-inning mark last season. Now the Chicago White Sox lefty wants to add even more to his workload.
LAWRENCE - Joel Embiid will sit out the final two regular-season games for No. 8 Kansas so that he can rest a lower back strain that has already caused him to miss a game, and it's possible the freshman center could be out through the Big 12 tournament.
The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Kansas clinched the Big 12 regular-season title Saturday. There was no celebration.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - By his own admission, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins' team defense has been atrocious for three games.
WACO, Texas - The Baylor Bears need to win every game they can to improve their NCAA tournament hopes.
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NORMAN, Okla. - Isaiah Cousins has made it a recent focus to play aggressive on both ends of the basketball court and try to be more consistent. The result has been a boon for the Sooners.
MIAMI - Embattled former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is receiving treatment in the wake of the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Malcolm Brogdon talked before No. 12 Virginia's final home game about making it a success for seniors Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell and even former walk-on Thomas Rogers, the first building blocks in Tony Bennett's remaking of the Cavaliers.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
WICHITA - The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey - No. 31.
MIAMI - LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout the New York Knicks 108-82 on Thursday night.
LAWRENCE - After two months spent mostly bludgeoning each other into submission, coaches in the Big 12 are starting to cast a wary eye toward the NCAA tournament.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.