NEW YORK - Bring on the behemoths. The guys who throw the football usually dominate the spotlight heading into the NFL draft. This year, it's the big bodies who protect those prized quarterbacks who are front and center. As are the players whose main purpose is to find the QB and get him on the ground. What the 2013 draft might lack in glamour - no Andrew Luck, RG3 or Trent Richardson - ...
BOSTON - David Ortiz has been in the middle of some of Fenway Park's greatest moments. None of them seemed more important to "Big Papi" than his role in one Saturday afternoon.
The Maloof family is asking NBA owners to approve the sale of the Kings to a Seattle group, saying there is "significant distance between us and the Sacramento group."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The wife of newly hired New Mexico basketball coach Craig Neal has been accused of battery for allegedly grabbing a school official after one of her son's high school basketball games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last couple weeks have been all about dry-erase boards, hours of game tape and seemingly endless time in a classroom at the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility.
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his broken left ankle - a blow to a New York Yankees team already reeling from injuries and one that raises long-term questions about the 38-year-old shortstop's future.
Looking for a reason not to pick the Miami Heat to win another NBA title? Don't check the odds, where the Heat are such an overwhelming favorite that it might as well be Tiger Woods against a weekend hacker. Definitely don't bother with the Heat's results, which show exactly three losses since the start of February. And certainly don't look on the court, where LeBron James sent season-long reminders that he's better than ever and ...
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Gulf Coast announced Wednesday it has hired Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley as its new basketball coach.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tim Hardaway Jr. is moving on to the next challenge, well aware that he'll still need to prove himself if he's going to follow his father's footsteps in the NBA.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Bucking the one-and-done trend across college basketball, Big 12 player of the year Marcus Smart announced Wednesday he will return for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State with a team that will be loaded with professional prospects.
ATLANTA - Dan Uggla flipped his bat to the ground. Then his helmet. Then both batting gloves.
ATLANTA - Kansas City manager Ned Yost won't hesitate to give the ball to Kelvin Herrera again soon.
DALLAS - Pat Summerall was the calm alongside John Madden's storm. Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice. Simple, spare, he delivered the details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with a simple, understated style that was the perfect complement for the "booms!" and "bangs!" of Madden, his football partner for the last half of the NFL player-turned-broadcaster's career. ...
BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.
WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.