Red Sox 7, Angels 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. - John Lackey threw eight superb innings, Carl Crawford hit his first home run in a Boston uniform and the Red Sox completed a pitching-dominated four-game sweep by beating the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Boston won its fifth in a row. Lackey (2-2) scattered six hits, struck out six and stranded eight baserunners, becoming the third straight Boston starter to hold the Angels scoreless. The right-hander, who ...
Phillies 3, Padres 1 SAN DIEGO - Roy Halladay tied his career high with 14 strikeouts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres on Sunday, coming within one out of their third shutout during a four-game sweep. Halladay (3-1) took a two-hitter into the ninth before allowing three singles, including Will Venable's RBI base hit with two outs. Antonio Bastardo came on with runners on first and third and got pinch-hitter Nick Hundley ...
Celtics 101, Knicks 89 NEW YORK - Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 21 points and 12 assists, and the Boston Celtics swept their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals, holding off the New York Knicks on Sunday. Ray Allen and reserve Glen Davis each added 14 points for the Celtics, the first team into the second round after sweeping a series for the first time since a 3-0 victory ...
DENVER (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of winning their first playoff series since moving from Seattle in 2008 thanks to All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and their terrific supporting cast.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alexi Ogando allowed only one run pitching into the seventh inning, Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 13 games and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chicago's fans traveled to Indiana by the thousands, planning to celebrate a first-round playoff sweep.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph scored 25 points, including a rare 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 91-88 Saturday night for the franchise's first playoff victory on its home court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy's go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland's 23-point second half comeback and the Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - At his best, Rajon Rondo can seize a rebound, dart away from defenders, and set himself or an All-Star teammate up for a basket.
MIAMI (AP) - Authorities said the wife of Brandon Marshall stabbed the Miami Dolphins wide receiver with a kitchen knife, and his agent said Saturday that the player was recovering.
MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-Bautista, Toronto, .371; AlRodriguez, New York, .366; Fuld, Tampa Bay, .365; Gordon, Kansas City, .361; MiYoung, Texas, .359; MIzturis, Los Angeles, .355; Butler, Kansas City, .352. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 7; Beltre, Texas, 6; Granderson, New York, 6; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 6; Quentin, Chicago, 6; Teixeira, New York, 6; 5 tied at 5. RBI-Beltre, Texas, 18; Damon, Tampa Bay, 17; ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Sitting in Jamal Crawford's locker after getting tossed from the game in the closing minutes, Zaza Pachulia was still miffed at his teammate for missing a free throw.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pau Gasol snapped out of his NBA Playoffs funk and Kobe Bryant was his usual prolific self, a combination that proved too much for the upstart New Orleans Hornets to overcome.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Rangers' offense had been feeling the absence of reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton.
NEW YORK (AP) - No fantastic finish needed for the Boston Celtics this time. They simply spoiled Madison Square Garden's postseason homecoming party right from the start. Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added 32, and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics' playoff-record 20 assists as Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96 on Friday night to take a 3-0 in their first-round playoff series. Rondo had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, ...
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.
Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - His arms finally free, Rob Gronkowski clapped when he saw the yellow flag in the end zone. The Patriots would have one more chance to win.
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LAWRENCE - The gentleman dressed in the finely tailored suit, sitting among the teeming throng of Kansas fans inside Allen Fieldhouse, had never seen a real basketball game in person.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs only intend to lose to the Denver Broncos once, and that thought goes beyond the rematch between AFC West rivals in two weeks at Arrowhead Stadium.