MIAMI (AP) - For LeBron James, Game 5 last season against Boston was horrific. A year later, Game 5 was humbling. And he and the Miami Heat are halfway to an NBA championship, having finally found a way to vanquish the Celtics. Dwyane Wade scored 34 points, James added 33 - including the game's last 10 in a spectacular closing flourish, part of Miami's 16-0 run over the final 4:15 - and the Heat beat ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Freddy Garcia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter provided the offense and the New York Yankees' bullpen made it stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.
BOSTON (AP) - Miami's Big Three was assembled for just this purpose: To dominate the bullies from Boston who knocked them from the playoffs so many times before.
TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Senate has honored the World Boxing Council's new welterweight champion, who grew up in Garden City.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks finally won a second-round playoff game at home. They can thank a guy who frequently gets booed by the home fans, and a young guard who wasn't supposed to be playing much at all. Josh Smith answered his critics with a huge game - 23 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists - and fill-in Jeff Teague came up with the Derrick Rose-like plays down the stretch to lead ...
DALLAS (AP) - Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games.
BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.
MADRID (AP) - Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn't seem possible. The Spaniard's passion and pride revived European golf and made the Ryder Cup one of the game's most compelling events.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose. An injury to Animal Kingdom's regular rider, Robby Albarado, cleared the way for Velazquez to pick up the mount and once he took the reins Saturday, he rode his good luck all the way to the winner's circle. "For once, I'm on the good end of it," Velazquez said. The last three years, the New York-based jockey came to Churchill Downs ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
TORONTO (AP) - Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Say Hey Kid is as popular as ever. The San Francisco Giants honored Willie Mays on his 80th birthday Friday night with a ceremony befitting a baseball legend, complete with a celebratory letter from President Barack Obama and a video tribute that included everyone from Commissioner Bud Selig to singer Tony Bennett. Mays was driven on a golf cart from center field to the mound and received a roaring standing ...
NEW YORK (AP) - In a game between teams short on cash, Jason Pridie came up with the money hit. Pridie's three-run homer in the sixth inning overcame another big night by Andre Ethier and carried the New York Mets past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Friday in the opener of a weekend series between baseball's most financially troubled teams. Pridie, a 27-year-old with just four big league at-bats before this year, came up with ...
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LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he didn't recognize the out of control and at times selfish team that was humbled in an opening-round loss to Northeastern at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - It's early in the season, but one thing UNC Charlotte head coach Alan Major wanted to see from his team entering its trip to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off was how tough it could be.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.