Delete - Merge UpKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Masterson remained unbeaten in four decisions and the Cleveland Indians, after being stymied for five innings by Luke Hochevar, rallied to beat Kansas City 7-5 on Wednesday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili scored 17 points in the All-Star's return after missing Game 1 with an elbow sprain, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-87 on Wednesday night to even the first-round series.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder built a huge first-half lead on their way to a 106-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After four long and intense mediation sessions between the NFL and its locked-out players, the judge decided to give both parties an extended break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon had two hits and stretched his hitting streak to 13 games and left-hander Bruce Chen went seven strong innings, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on a cold and blustery Tuesday night.Chen (3-0) beat the Indians for the fourth straight time. He stretched his personal winning streak, dating to last season, to seven games over 11 starts.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 33 points and 19 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 13 points and eight rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Atlanta Hawks 88-82 on Tuesday night.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School's junior varsity tennis team took first place out of four teams on Monday at a four-team JV meet.
CHICAGO (AP) - Two playoff games, two dramatic victories for the favored Chicago Bulls, and all is right in Carlos Boozer's eyes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Round one in the showdown between unlikely AL Central leaders went to Cleveland.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James outscored Philadelphia's entire starting five in the first half by himself.
BOSTON (AP) - Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest 26.2 miles in history to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Then his claim to a world record was swallowed up by the hills.
BOSTON (AP) - Toney Douglas played well the last time he filled in for an injured Chauncey Billups. There's much more at stake now.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks' dominance over the Orlando Magic this year is not just a regular-season phenomenon.
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh and LeBron James watched from afar when Dwyane Wade controlled the final portions of games during the Miami Heat's championship run in 2006.
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Tony Parker opened the NBA Finals with a memorable shot at the end of Game 1.
SAN ANTONIO - Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.
NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach on Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
ARDMORE, Pa. - It's quite the ride from the driving range to the first tee at Merion, and that's going to take some getting used to this week at the U.S. Open, which starts today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After striking out his first three times, Lorenzo Cain came through in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 3-2 to snap the Royals' six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.
SAN ANTONIO - From big 3s to Big Three, the Spurs had it all in the NBA Finals' raucous return to San Antonio.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a two-run triple and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
SAN ANTONIO - Somehow, some way, the San Antonio Spurs seem to have discovered a secret that every team in the league desperately searched for all season long. They have figured out a way to slow down LeBron James.
SAN ANTONIO - Moments after getting his championship ring on the night this NBA season opened last October, Mike Miller walked to midcourt, grabbed a microphone and addressed the delirious crowd.
SAN ANTONIO - On occasion, the Miami Heat lose a game.
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sued a former teammate Monday for allegedly advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is out of the hospital and in jail, charged with vehicular homicide in a car crash south of Atlanta.