DeleteDALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki was a free agent last summer, unshackled from the Dallas Mavericks for the first time in his career. It was his chance to escape a franchise with a long track record of winning big in the regular season and losing painfully in the postseason.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Good news for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose: An MRI has come back negative on his sprained left ankle.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas will play Kentucky, Ohio State and maybe Duke too next season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The NCAA is accusing Ohio State coach Jim Tressel of lying to hide violations by players who traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos.
Red Sox 7, Angels 0
Phillies 3, Padres 1
Celtics 101, Knicks 89
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.
Things to watch in Week 12 of the Big 12 Conference season, when league co-leaders Baylor and Kansas State are among the four teams not playing:
Oregon jumped undefeated Florida State and moved into second in the College Football Playoff rankings while TCU took over the fourth spot Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have promoted running back Charcandrick West from the practice squad and signed tight end Phillip Supernaw after losing Cyrus Gray and Demetrius Harris to season-ending injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After getting trounced by Tennessee in their season opener, the Kansas City Chiefs returned to their practice facility the following day and went through the game film in all its gory detail.
Two weeks ago, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen starting preparing for a Baylor team that was coming off a wild comeback win over TCU.