MIAMI - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide arising from a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta, authorities announced Monday.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
BATAVIA, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery this coming Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons.
BALTIMORE - Chris Davis is living up to the nickname he was tagged with five years ago during his rookie season with the Texas Rangers.
ATLANTA - Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed a woman, police said Sunday.
North Carolina and Vanderbilt were cruising along in the NCAA baseball tournament, looking every bit like the top two national seeds.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Lough was willing to endure a little pain to help the Kansas City Royals win.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul George finished with 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers forced a deciding game in the Eastern Conference finals with a 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was upgraded to serious condition at an Atlanta hospital Saturday, a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman.
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar couldn't think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence.
ATLANTA - Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with a strained muscle on his right side, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night.
BALTIMORE - Chris Dickerson hit a three-run, game-ending homer with two outs in the ninth inning, capping an four-run uprising against Jose Valverde that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Detroit Tigers 7-5 Friday night.
MIAMI - A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.
SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Maybe a game-winning, broken-bat hit against baseball's career saves leader in the 18th inning will get Nate Freiman in a nice groove again.
ARDMORE, Pa. - Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Elliot Johnson had a three three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning Thursday night, leading the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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.