ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Johnson gave the Hawks a more expected offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his Lakers teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night that wrapped up the series for Los Angeles in six games.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton provided one of the few predictable moments, so far, in a bizarre NFL offseason.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Fausto Carmona, backed by four solo home runs, pitched seven solid innings and the Cleveland Indians earned their 10th straight home win by beating Kansas City 8-2 on Thursday night to extend the Royals' losing streak to six.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant's teammates kept telling him it was his time to take over the game.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by stunning the Memphis Grizzlies 110-103 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL is falling behind in its court fight with the players over the future of the $9 billion business.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL draft always is a guessing game. Never has it been accompanied by so much uncertainty.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Orlando Cabrera's three-run double in the first inning made things easier for Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin and the AL Central-leading Indians won their ninth straight at home, 7-2 Wednesday night over the slumping Kansas City Royals.
MIAMI (AP) - Not easy. But over.
MANHATTAN - If you can't make it to Kansas State's 2011 spring football game on Saturday, there are plenty other avenues to hear or view.
LAWRENCE - Kansas Athletics has planned a full day of events and activities for the annual KU football spring game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant picked up his dribble with two hands and soared to the hoop, looking more like the cocky teenager who used to wear a No. 8 Lakers jersey than the weary veteran with five rings and perpetually gimpy ankles.
TOPEKA (AP) - The state Senate will take a few minutes from its first day back at work to recognize Kansas guard Tyrel Reed for his achievements on and off the basketball court.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Luol Deng added 24 and the Chicago Bulls finally played like a top seed, knocking off the Indiana Pacers 116-89 in Game 5 to wrap up their first-round playoff series Tuesday night.
CLEVELAND - His blue sweatshirt drenched with beer, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire picked up the boxed bottle of Dom Perignon off his desk and smiled.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.