BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal, a 15-time All-Star who struggled to get on the court last season because of injuries, tweeted on Wednesday that he is going to retire after a 19-year career in which he won four titles and the 2000 league Most Valuable Player award.
MIAMI (AP) - As if losing the opener of the NBA finals wasn't bad enough for the Dallas Mavericks, now they have to deal with an injured Dirk Nowitzki.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Miami Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration.
MIAMI (AP) - There are two things Heat forward LeBron James remembers from watching Mavericks guard Jason Kidd play in the early days of his NBA career.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Francis pitched seven strong innings and rookie Eric Hosmer drove in two runs in a five-run third as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Tuesday night.
The NFL Players Association will stage a two-day educational program for rookies at the end of June and cover all costs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The future of the Big 12 was in question when the conference held its spring meetings a year ago.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the second time this month, Albert Pujols is starting for the St. Louis Cardinals at third base. Anything to help manager Tony La Russa get another productive bat in there.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Carl Torbush, defensive coordinator at Kansas and former head coach at Louisiana Tech and North Carolina, is retiring after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
DALLAS (AP) - The biggest party of Dirk Nowitzki's career was going strong. Teammates, friends and the rest of the 20,000 people who had been screaming "M! V! P!" since the first quarter were on their feet in appreciation of him and the Dallas Mavericks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harrison's five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship.
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had a plan when they decided to team up in Miami and chase a championship together.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant knows all about how the Oklahoma City Thunder have been tabbed as the NBA's team of the future during a meteoric rise from league laughingstock to title contender.
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.
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DETROIT - With the Detroit Tigers in a jam after a close play at first base, Brad Ausmus calmly made his way onto the field.
MIAMI - LeBron James is dealing with a few aches and pains, which obviously is not the best news for the Miami Heat with two weeks left in the regular season.
WASHINGTON - The contrast couldn't have been greater for DeSean Jackson.