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.
It's judgment day for the Big Ten.
MANHATTAN - Tyler Lockett is the third member of his family to play wide receiver for Bill Snyder at Kansas State, so the 74-year-old coach knows what the family lineage can bring to an offense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis says his players would be disappointed if they didn't win "significantly more games" than a year ago, when they stumbled to a 3-9 finish.
There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. ESPN reported the violation had to do with amphetamines.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos.