JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Allene Wallace was on the phone with a friend when dozens of people dressed in red suddenly swarmed her property Thursday in tornado-stricken Joplin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace.
NEW YORK (AP) - In an NBA draft with plenty of questions, Kyrie Irving says his health isn't one of them.
Irving has long been considered the top pick, though the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't said they will choose him with their No. 1 selection.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings and Xavier Nady hit an RBI double, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the 77th minute off an assist from Landon Donovan, and the United States advanced to the Gold Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Panama on Wednesday night.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to six matches with a 0-0 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Time and again after losing a point, Venus Williams rolled her eyes, slumped her shoulders and let out a shriek of dismay that echoed through Centre Court, reverberating off its roof.
NEW YORK (AP) - Union officials said Wednesday that NBA players and owners are about $7 billion apart over a 10-year span in their most recent proposals, a significant gap to close to avoid a work stoppage.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - NFL owners and players are discussing a straight split of income in the next collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wily Mo Pena hit his first major league home run in nearly three years, Joe Saunders pitched seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Tuesday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Night or day, it didn't matter to Florida's Steven Rodriguez.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Back on one of tennis' top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming serves and aggressive groundstrokes.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Concluding a news briefing about Albert Pujols' injury that killed the mood at Tony La Russa's charity golf event, the St. Louis Cardinals manager let down his guard.
NEW YORK (AP) - You can't draft a Big Three, and Miami's was beaten in the NBA finals by a Dallas team built almost entirely through trades and free agency.
DETROIT - James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began reworking their injury-depleted defense Tuesday, signing former Denver Broncos tackle Kevin Vickerson amid a flurry of roster moves.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Julius Thomas' dad likes to remind his son where he got his great hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the moments after a disheartening loss to Tennessee to open the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid seemed at a loss for why All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles went virtually unused.
DURHAM, N.C. - David Cutcliffe is getting ready to coach against a man he never really got the chance to work with - Charlie Weis.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.
DETROIT - Jeremy Guthrie couldn't find a way out of trouble.
AMES, Iowa - Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford's first game under Jim Caldwell was a success.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.