NEW YORK - Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.
NEW YORK - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.
NEW YORK - Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are close to finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade thinks there's no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might compare.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads "Casting Call," considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals selected TCU left-hander Brandon Finnegan with their first-round pick in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES - Captain Dustin Brown redirected Willie Mitchell's shot 10:26 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
SAN ANTONIO - The teams with the best 3-point percentage so far in these playoffs are San Antonio and Miami, so it might seem logical to think that the Spurs and Heat love the long-range game.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are on an unprecedented postseason roll that not even a boatload of turnovers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals could stop.
NEW YORK - California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to long shot Tonalist and leaving his owner to complain others took "the coward's way out" by skipping the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
PARIS - Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals manager Ned Yost admitted that he often manages an entire game around getting the ball to reliever Wade Davis in the eighth inning and closer Greg Holland in the ninth.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.