DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Adam Jones had two hits and two RBIs in an eight-run fourth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson, the team said Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Paul Splittorff, the big, blonde left-hander who became the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular broadcaster for the team, died Wednesday of complications from skin cancer. He was 64.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade was ailing, so LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Trailing by 15 points with only 5 minutes to play in one of the NBA's rowdiest arenas, the Dallas Mavericks were just wishing and hoping for the best.
MIAMI (AP) - All the Chicago Bulls say they need to do now is something they've already managed 71 times this season, more than any other team in the league.
MIAMI (AP) - Almost lost in the shuffle of Miami's series-tying win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals was the small matter of a long-awaited reunion.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game's superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Soaked with sweat, Shackleford bucked and kicked until crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For Jake Westbrook and the St. Louis Cardinals, beating Kansas City was as easy as 1-2-3.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Francoeur's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, snapping the Royals' five-game losing streak with their seventh walkoff win.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Police were investigating whether drugs had a role in the death Thursday of Oklahoma senior linebacker Austin Box, and a witness told authorities he believed his friend had overdosed.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former teammate of Lance Armstrong has told "60 Minutes" that he used performance-enhancing drugs with the seven-time Tour de France winner to cheat in cycling races, including the tour.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The first day of the Masters didn't last very long.
DALLAS - Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.
CLEVELAND - His blue sweatshirt drenched with beer, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire picked up the boxed bottle of Dom Perignon off his desk and smiled.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.
RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 2